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Opponents object to casino industry lobbyist speaking at public forum

State commission defends its choice

Casino opponents have sharply criticized the state gambling commission’s choice of a prominent casino lobbyist to be the keynote speaker at the commission’s first public educational forum on the industry, planned for next week.

The panel’s choice of Frank Fahrenkopf, president and chief executive of the American Gaming Association, was a mistake, according to the national nonprofit organization, Stop Predatory Gambling.

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