December 2016

Congratulations! United Regional Chamber of Commerce awards Plainridge Park Casino the 2016 Business of the Year!

Today the Sun Chronicle reported that the United Regional Chamber of Commerce has named Plainridge Park Casino as the 2016 Business of the Year! According to the Sun Chronicle, Plainridge Park Casino is being honored by the Chamber for local job creation and charitable giving. Sun Chronicle: Chamber names Person, Business of the Year Personal […]

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MassLive: MGM Springfield touts diversity in casino workforce hiring

SPRINGFIELD — Representatives of MGM Springfield told the Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Thursday that they continue to exceed their goals for diversity hiring while spreading out construction work to dozens of companies. MGM Springfield officials, led by President Michael Mathis, provided the latest quarterly report, through Sept. 30, to the Gaming Commission during a meeting held in Springfield at the MassMutual Center. The meeting followed commission members taking part in a guided walking tour of the casino site just a block away. Commission Chairman Stephen Crosby, who had praised MGM after the tour for “extraordinary” progress in the project, also praised the latest quarterly report and said the numbers being shown in diversity hiring are “incredible.”

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November 2016

Meeting Notification: MGC to hold public meeting on December 1 in Springfield, Commissioners will tour MGM Springfield construction site prior to meeting

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) will hold its 205th open public meeting on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1st, 2016. MGM Springfield will present its Quarterly Report. Commissioners are expected to vote on final 2017 Community Mitigation Fund guidelines. Chairman Crosby will also lead a discussion about online gaming. In addition, MGM Springfield executives will host a site tour of the 14-acre, three-block property. MGC Commissioners and staff will get a progress update, as well as a briefing about upcoming construction activity.

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Request for Public Comment: Commission is seeking public comment about the potential impacts of the legalization of recreational marijuana on expanded gaming

The Commission requests comments from interested members of the public and its gaming licensees on the possible impact to gaming licensees and casino patrons of the recent legalization of recreational marijuana in the Commonwealth. While the referendum prohibited the use of recreational marijuana in public places and all gaming establishments are non-smoking by statute, the […]

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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission Responds to State Auditor Report

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) is pleased to provide a detailed response to findings recently issued by the Office of the State Auditor Suzanne Bump. In accordance with Chapter 11, Section 12 of Massachusetts General Law, the Office of the State Auditor (OSA) conducted a performance audit of the MGC to ensure compliance with oversight responsibilities required by law. The MGC worked closely with state auditors for 9 months to facilitate timely and open access to all requested records and information regarding revenue, internal controls and financial data.

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Meeting Notification: MGC to hold public meeting on 11/22, TOPICS: Plainridge Park Casino Quarterly Report, Springfield Community Mitigation Fund Vote. Host Community Real Estate Analysis and Hearing Process Regulations

Plainridge Park Casino will present its Quarterly Report. Commissioners are expected to vote on the City of Springfield’s application for the Community Mitigation Fund. The SEIGMA research team will present a baseline real estate analysis for casino Host Communities including Springfield, Everett and Plainville. Learn more:

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A message from Jill Griffin, Director of Workforce, Diversity and Supplier Development with a message about National Apprenticeship Week

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) and the casino licensees currently in construction phase support National Apprenticeship Week and today will celebrate National Women in Apprenticeship Day to highlight opportunities for women and people of color in registered pre-apprentice programs… While many prospective union construction workers are involved with apprenticeships and related available resources, women continue […]

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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission releases October 2016 gross gaming revenue for Plainridge Park Casino

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) reported today that the month of October 2016 at Plainridge Park Casino generated $12,576,794.69 in Gross Gaming Revenue (GGR). 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 $107,026,794.20 in total state taxes and race horse assessments from Plainridge Park Casino since its June 24, 2015 opening.

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A Request for Public Comment: Concept draft of 2017 Community Mitigation Fund Guidelines

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission hereby requests public comment on the “concept draft” of the 2017 Community Mitigation Fund Guidelines (“CMF”). Before beginning any final review of the “concept draft”, the Commission determined that it would seek input from the general public. The purpose of the “concept draft” is to receive substantial recommendations from parties to […]

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In Honor of our Veterans: The Massachusetts Gaming Industry salutes Veterans with series of events, Commission releases video highlighting veteran opportunities

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) is pleased to support a series of events hosted by gaming licensees in honor of Veterans Day. The commission salutes the men and women who have served in the U.S. Military and extends deep gratitude for their sacrifice. The MGC is committed to ensuring that Massachusetts veterans benefit from the […]

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