Two gambling regulators in Massachusetts are getting ready to step down from their positions. James McHugh, the Massachusetts Gaming Commissioner, will be retiring in September. McHugh’s last day in office is September 30th. The Commission Executive Director, Rick Day, will be leaving sooner, after he enjoys a scheduled vacation the first full week of August.
Each regulators released a separate memo on the matter, both stating they were retiring to spend more time with their family. Each Commission member has served three and a half years in their respective position.
Stephen Crosby, the State Gaming Commission Chair, stated that the retirement announcements are the first significant changes for the organization. The Commission was first created in 2011 when the state opened their process to establish casinos. The State Attorney General will be choosing the successor for McHugh’s position of Gaming Commissioner.