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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