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AG Healey Promises Strict Enforcement Of Casino Law


Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey vowed Thursday to thwart any attempts by organized crime to infiltrate the emerging casino industry in Massachusetts.

     Beginning her first full day in office, Healey spoke at a hearing of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission and said she is dedicated to investigate any criminal allegations involving the casinos and enforce consumer protection laws when it comes to gambling.

    " In this new era it is important the public feel confident  in the process and that no new casinos will be brought on line before meeting commitments and following the law," Healey said.

  Healey urged the commission to carefully consider pending regulations on where ATM machines can be located in casinos, proposed limits on daily withdrawals from cash machines, rules for credit extension and debt collection.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.