For Immediate Release - August 05, 2015

AG Healey Opens Applications Period for Appointment to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission

Qualified Applicants will have Experience in Criminal Investigations and Law Enforcement

BOSTON – Highlighting a background in law enforcement and experience in criminal investigations as requirements, today Attorney General Maura Healey opened the for her individual appointment to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission. The appointment will replace Commissioner James F. McHugh, who will retire from the board on Sept. 30.

“Candidates for this position must possess a very specific skill set, including a background in law enforcement and criminal investigations,” said AG Healey. “We are committed to identifying the best potential candidates to fulfill this important role and protect Massachusetts residents as we move forward with casino gaming.”

The Attorney General plans to engage individuals outside the AG’s Office to help recommend experienced and qualified applicants for the position. 

To apply for the AG’s individual appointment candidates should , due no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, September 4.

On November 2011, Governor Patrick signed into law An Act Establishing Expanded Gaming in The Commonwealth.” The law established expanded gaming in the Commonwealth, and included a five-member Gaming Commission responsible for the implementation of the gaming licensing process and regulation of the industry. 

The Governor, Attorney General, and Treasurer are each designated one appointment to this Commission. The remaining two members are chosen by the three appointing authorities: the Governor, the Attorney General, and the Treasurer.

The Commission must be bipartisan, with no more than three members representing the same political party.