GGB is committed to providing updated news and analysis on our weekly news site, GGBNews.com.

Massachusetts Names Licensing Director

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission last month announced the appointment of David Acosta as the commission’s first director of licensing.

Acosta has nearly 30 years regulatory and licensing experience in Ohio and New Jersey. His job will be to create the new licensing division for the state and then serve as its head. He will be responsible for enforcing and administering the Massachusetts Expanded Gaming Act.

Acosta comes to the job from a similar job as director of licensing for Ohio’s Casino Control Commission. Massachusetts Commission Chairman Stephen Crosby commented, “Mr. Acosta’s licensing expertise will be extremely valuable to the commission as we set forth to design and implement new administrative systems to support the highest standards of operation within the upcoming gaming facilities.”

    Recent Feature Articles

  • The King of London

    British casinos took a giant leap forward when Simon Thomas and his father Jimmy took over the fabled Hippodrome theater in London and created a casino for the new world

  • Finally Florida

    With the U.S. Supreme Court denying an injunction, Florida was added to the list of states that have legalized sports betting with a monopoly for the Seminole tribe

  • Less Is More

    How to solve the staffing conundrum

  • Thunder Down Under

    Is the Australian gaming market primed for a resurgence?

  • Cashless Connections

    As several cashless payment solutions compete and, in many cases, partner, the path to cash-free gaming accelerates