Caesars sues Massachusetts Gaming Commission chairman

Caesars Entertainment Corp. filed a lawsuit against Stephen Crosby, chairman of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, which the state’s top gaming regulator said ultimately influenced the casino giant’s departure from the $1 billion Boston-area gaming complex.

A lawsuit filed late Thursday in U.S. District Court in Boston alleges Crosby’s “terrible interference” in the Suffolk Down Race Track and Caesars partnership violated the company’s “contractual right to fair consideration” in the process of applying for a Massachusetts game license.

Caesars sued Crosby personally and for his role as chairman of the gaming commission.

Among the charges listed were “Crosby’s conflict of interest and allegations of failing to disclose them in a timely manner.” 토토사이트

The company says Crosby has not disclosed its friendship and past business relationship with Fallons, a part-owner of land in Everett, Massachusetts, about a competing gaming complex run by Wynn Resorts. Crosby announced last week that it would refuse to participate in next week’s suitability hearing for Wynn.

To establish suitability, Caesars said, “a committee employee has made inaccurate and unprecedented recommendations that the company has not met its burden.”

“Chairman Crosby and members of the committee made untrue and misleading statements about the plaintiff’s relationship with their relationship,” according to the lawsuit. “Chairman Crosby has unlawfully disenfranchised the plaintiff’s due process and the right to equal protection and the relationship between the plaintiff and Suffolk Downs and the right to fair consideration in the game’s suitability process.”

Caesars said the move would cause the company to suffer “nominal and economic damage.”

In October, the partnership with Suffolk Downs Racetrack ended after state investigators found four areas of concern for Caesars’ potential suitability. In an Oct. 18 letter to the committee, the Massachusetts Commission’s Bureau of Investigation recommended that Caesars and Suffolk Downs be invited to the committee to establish suitability.

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