After Report On ‘Lavish’ Spending, Mass. Casino Regulators Seek ‘Independent Review’

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission says it will seek an independent review of its spending procedures. That’s after the Boston Business Journal‘s Craig Douglas reported on the spending habits of commissioners and staff.

The panel, Douglas reports, is exempt from  spending guidelines that other state agencies must follow.

Much of this bill, he says, is footed by the casino companies themselves. The commission also noted, in a statement, that “not one penny of taxpayer dollars” is spent on its operations. The agency says it is funded entirely by the gaming applicants and licensees.