State’s top casino regulator wants Caesars lawsuit against him thrown out

Stephen Crosby, chairman of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, asked a judge Thursday to dismiss a federal lawsuit filed by Caesars Entertainment that says he manipulated an investigation that ultimately ruled the company out for the Eastern Massachusetts casino license. Crosby and Karen Wells, director of the commission’s Investigations and Enforcement Bureau, said in their court filing that the case “fails to articulate a viable claim for relief.” The lawsuit, filed in December, argues that Crosby “intentionally and wrongfully singled out” Caesars for adverse treatment to help his former business partner who would have benefitted from another casino competing for the license in Everett.

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