VIDEO: MassGaming explains the ongoing ‘Evaluation Process’ as Commission prepares to issue the state’s single slots license
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission recently accepted three final applications in a two-phase application process toward the award of the single Category 2 (slots-parlor) license available statewide. The slots-applications were then soon made available to the public and can be located here.
Check out this latest short video as the Commission explains the development of the Evaluation Process and the importance of community participation.
The Commission received Phase 2 applications from the following slots-parlor applicants:
|Slots Applicant||Host Community||Suitability Determination||Referendum Results|
|Raynham Park||Town of Raynham||Positive||Yes 86.1%, No 13.7%|
|Cordish Companies||Town of Leominster||Positive||Yes 62%, No 38%|
|Penn National||Town of Plainville||Positive||Yes 76%, No 24%|
The Phase 2 application is 236 pages and has been broken up into sections to include key evaluation criteria: 1. Overview of Project; 2. Finance; 3. Economic Development; 4. Building and Site Design; 5. Mitigation. The content of the Phase 2 application is based primarily on the Evaluation Criteria previously outlined by the Commission.
MassGaming has established a comprehensive communications plan to increase awareness of the overall ‘Evaluation Process’ and share with the public the necessary ‘Steps to Licensing’ executed by the Commission toward the issuance of the slots license. The Commission anticipates issuing the slots license by late December 2013, early January 2014.
The Commission continues to invite the public to participate in the ongoing licensing process by staying updated on the Commission’s efforts through MassGaming’s new Tumblr account, which will include daily content featuring news and information on the Commission’s “Steps to Licensing”. In addition to MassGaming’s new Tumblr account, the Commission will continue to provide frequent updates on its progress, critical milestones and key meeting and public hearing dates through the use of the Commission’s website, gaming blog, videos and other social media channels.