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Commission commends Plainridge Park Casino for exceeding diversity goals

As construction concludes in Plainville, MA and Plainridge Park Casino prepares to open its doors, I would like to commend project owner Penn National Gaming and their contractor Turner Construction for their strong commitment to diversity during the construction of their $225 million gaming facility. This commitment resulted in numerous vendor and supplier opportunities for Minority, Women and Veteran Owned businesses. In fact, the project owners exceeded their own diversity goals awarding contracts of about $27.6 million to Minority, Women and Veteran owned businesses (out of $82.2M total contracts awarded as of Dec. 31, 2014).

A Request for Public Comment: Regulations pertaining to Individuals Excluded from the Gaming Establishment

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is seeking public comment on the following draft regulation: 205 CMR 152.00 DRAFT: Individuals Excluded from the Gaming Establishment Please email comments to mgccomments@state.ma.us with ‘draft regulation comment’ in the subject line.  All written comments must be received by May 21, 2015 at 5:00 pm. The Commission will review any comments received, update the draft regulations […]

Commissioner Bruce Stebbins reports on the first meeting of MGC’s Access and Opportunity Committee, highlighting statewide commitment to ensuring a diverse and inclusive workforce and supplier base

On Tuesday March 31st, Chairman Crosby, MGC Director of Workforce, Supplier and Diversity Development Jill Griffin, and I joined labor and community representatives, Veterans Services Secretary Urena, Baker Administration officials, diversity advocates and executives from our licensees –MGM Springfield and Wynn MA LLC – to discuss the strategic diversity mission of the commission’s new Access and Opportunity Committee. This committee will work to monitor efforts of our gaming licensees to achieve diversity in the construction workforce and supplier base and offer assistance to our licensees as they proceed with the approximate three-year construction of their resorts.

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