Massachusetts Regulator Named An Emerging Leader in Gaming Industry

Written By Dan Holmes on September 28, 2023
Massachusetts gaming regulator wins award

Leadership and talent runs deep in the Massachusetts Gaming Commission offices.

Crystal Beauchemin, the commission’s business manager of the Sports Wagering Division, was named to a prestigious national list of gaming leaders.

Beauchemin was honored as a member of the “Emerging Leaders of Gaming 40 Under 40.” The Innovation Group and Global Gaming Business created the award. The winners are honored at October’s Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas.

The honoree list is designed to “recognize the next generation of gaming industry leaders.”

Beauchemin wore many hats so far during MGC tenure

The MGC hired Beauchemin in January 2018. She served in various capacities during her nearly six-year stint with the Bay State regulatory body.

First, she was a program coordinator in the workplace, supplier, and development department. Then, she transitioned to a program manager role in the same department. After that, she was named the chief administrative officer to the MGC’s chair and special project manager.

Lastly, she was named to her current position as Business Manager of Sports Wagering in February 2023. It was just a month before online Massachusetts sports betting launched. She is the first person to fill the role.

The New York native gained a wealth of experience in her home state before she joined the MGC.

She was a marketing and media specialist for Saratoga Casino Hotel in Saratoga Springs. She also was a researcher in communication and information services for the New York State Assembly, gaining experience in legislative affairs.

Earlier this week, Beauchemin expressed gratitude for the recognition.

“It’s an honor to join my industry colleagues as one of this year’s recipients for the Emerging Leaders of Gaming … I’m thrilled to represent the regulatory side of the industry among this incredible list of talented leaders!” Beauchemin wrote on Instagram.

Beauchemin is a resident of Arlington, MA, where she serves on the Arlington Human Rights Commission.

About the Emerging Leaders of Gaming and Innovation Group

The Innovation Group teams up yearly with Global Gaming Business magazine (GGB) to assemble the honorees. According to a statement from those groups, it is “a program that recognizes professionals under the age of 40 already making significant impacts in the casino gaming industry.”

The Class of 2024 leaders honorees will be celebrated at the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 4 p.m.

The Emerging Leaders of Gaming seeks to recognize “young professionals assuming the next generation of leadership in gaming, entertainment, hospitality, food and beverage, tourism and leisure. It supports the growth and development of these rising stars on their path to success and future senior-level and C-suite positions,” according to the Innovation Group website.

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Dan Holmes is a Staff Writer for PlayMA with plenty of experience under his belt. Dan has written three books about sports and previously worked for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Major League Baseball. He also has extensive experience covering the launch of sports betting in other states, including Ohio and Maryland. Currently, Dan is residing in Michigan with his family.

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