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Gambling commission lacks casino experience

The newly formed state gambling commission, whose final two members were appointed yesterday, is heavy with experience in law, politics, and public finance, but has little expertise in the casino industry it must license and regulate.

Commissioners will have to overcome steep learning curves under tight deadlines, writing the regulations that will govern casino gambling in Massachusetts, while preparing to solicit bids from casino companies eager to invest billions of dollars in the state in pursuit of even greater gambling profits.

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