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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission releases June 2017 gross gaming revenue for Plainridge Park Casino  

MGC reported today that the month of June 2017 at Plainridge Park Casino generated $13,929,080.74 in Gross Gaming Revenue.  The category 2 slots-parlor is taxed on 49% of gross gaming revenue, of that total taxed amount 82% is paid to Local Aid and 18% goes to the Race Horse Development Fund. To date, the state has collected $158,914,323.86 in total state taxes and race horse assessments from Plainridge Park Casino since its June 24, 2015 opening. 

A Request for Public Comment: Draft regulation amendments pertaining to horse racing, harness racing, qualifier suitability, licensing and registration, surveillance, and electronic gaming devices

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is hereby requesting comment on the following draft regulation amendments: 205 CMR 3.00 DRAFT: Harness Horse Racing The amendments describe Veterinary practices, set up conditions that allow for the use of therapeutic medications, reduce penalties for multiple medication violations, change the Furosemide dosage to 500 mg, expand criteria for out of competition […]

MassGaming awards grant to support an innovative recruitment and outreach strategy aimed at increasing diversity in the building trades

MGC is pleased to announce its support for a first-of –its-kind, statewide program that will implement a focused effort to increase the number of women in the building trades. Massachusetts is nationally recognized as a leader in the movement to employ women in the trades; however, female construction workers remain underrepresented in high wage jobs. As Massachusetts continues to experience a historic building boom with expanded gaming at the forefront, MGC has awarded more than $150,000 in grant funding to launch a new partnership that will carry out a comprehensive recruitment strategy to encourage more women to pursue a career in the building trades. In addition to the creation of a pipeline navigator, this initiative will include the development and implementation of a comprehensive communication campaign to increase awareness and support the program’s overarching goal of 20% tradeswomen by 2020.

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