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Anti-casino group wants gaming commissioner to recuse himself from MGM vote

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WSHM) -

Springfield's anti-casino group Citizens Against Casino Gaming wants state Gaming Commissioner Bruce Stebbins to recuse himself from a vote regarding MGM's suitability to build a resort casino in the city's South End.

The group sent a letter to the commission saying Stebbins' previous positions with the city, including working as the business development director and a city councilor, make it impossible for him to be impartial.

The commission sent CBS 3 this statement in response: 

"Commissioner Stebbins has complete confidence in his ability to conduct himself impartially. All members of the commission have a strong commitment to transparency and integrity and will continue to apply those standards to every decision made."

The commission is expected to issue a determination on MGM's suitability to build an $800 million resort casino in the coming days. 

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