Casino lobbyist addresses Mass. regulators
Frank Fahrenkopf, the nation’s most prominent casino lobbyist, had some advice for Massachusetts regulators on Thursday. Don’t over regulate. Keep taxes low. But just as important as what Fahrenkopf said is what he represents—the conquering of opposition by an industry that soon will be operating in 40 states. “We are part of the gaming industry now,” said Stephen Crosby, chair of the state gambling commission, in defending this week the commission’s choice of Fahrenkopf as the keynote speaker.