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March 2015

VIDEO AND IMAGES: MGC Chairman Steve Crosby’s remarks at MGM Springfield groundbreaking

On Tuesday, March 24, 2015, all five Massachusetts Gaming Commissioners were pleased to attend the first resort-casino groundbreaking in the Commonwealth, MGM Springfield. Massachusetts Gaming Commission Chairman Steve Crosby remarked, “Today’s groundbreaking signifies not only the arrival of a world-class gaming operator here in Massachusetts, but the catalyst for a new era of job creation […]

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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission Votes 3-2 to Extend Filing Deadline for Phase 1 Applications in Southeastern Mass

On March 19, 2015, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted 3-2 to extend the filing deadline for RFA-1 (Phase 1) applications for two business groups seeking to compete for the southeastern Massachusetts (Region C) resort-casino license. The new filing deadline to submit complete materials for Phase 1 applications is May 4, 2015. The decision was made […]

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Meeting Notification: MassGaming to hold open meeting on 3/19, TOPICS: Alcohol Regs, WYNN Design Update, Responsible Gaming and Region C

The Commission will begin the meeting with a discussion on a series of administrative issues including Springfield office space and the quarterly budget report. The Commission is then expected to vote on Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission regulations and on a conditional certification for an independent gaming lab. The Commission will receive an update from Wynn Everett on its Supplemental Final Environmental Impact Report (SFEIR) and on project design. The Commission will also discuss the status of Region C.

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UPDATE: The Massachusetts Gaming Commission Issues Update on Resort-Casino Licensing Process in Southeastern Massachusetts

The Commission will discuss the current status of Region C at its next public meeting on March 19, 2015. The Commission will review extension requests at that time and will decline further comment on Region C until that public review is complete.

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A Request for Public Comment: Regulations pertaining to sale and distribution of alcoholic beverages at gaming establishments

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is seeking public comment on the following draft regulations:  205 CMR 136.00 DRAFT: Sale and Distribution of Alcoholic Beverages at Gaming Establishments Please email comments to mgccomments@state.ma.us with ‘draft regulation comment’ in the subject line. All written comments must be received by 4:00pm on Tuesday, March 17, 2015.  The Commission will review any comments received, update the […]

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MGC to hold open meeting in Springfield 3/5; topics include Problem Gambling, MGM Springfield timeline, Mitigation Fund, Race Horse Development Fund

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission will hold its 146th open public meeting on Thursday, March 5th. In observance of National Problem Gambling Awareness Month, the Commission will discuss screening, diagnosis, and resources for those with a gambling disorder.

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February 2015

Wynn releases SFEIR

MGC posts key portions of filing In a meeting with Charlestown residents, MassGaming representatives pledged to make available key portions of Wynn MA LLC’s Supplemental Final Impact Report (SFEIR) on the Commission’s website. Wynn recently filed the required document. In addition to publishing portions of the SFEIR filing, the Commission includes a link to the […]

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A Request for Public Comment: Regulations pertaining to transfer of interest (Deadline extended)

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is seeking public comment on the following draft regulations: 205 CMR 129.00 DRAFT: Transfer of interest Please email comments to mgccomments@state.ma.us with ‘draft regulation comment’ in the subject line. UPDATE: All written comments must be received by 4:00pm on Thursday, March 26, 2015. The Commission will review any comments received, update the draft regulations where appropriate, and hold […]

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Federal Court Dismisses Caesars Lawsuit

We are pleased that the court has ruled in favor of Chairman Crosby and IEB Director Wells and dismissed the claims brought by Caesars after its withdrawal from the Eastern Mass resort-casino licensing process. Chairman Crosby and Director Wells, along with the Commission appreciate the Court’s careful consideration of the issues raised by the parties and the Court’s recognition of the broad discretion granted to the Commission by the Legislature.

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Meeting Notification: MassGaming to hold public meeting on 2/19, TOPICS: CMS, Racing and Regulations

The Commission will receive an update on the status of the procurement contract relative to the Central Monitoring System. Additionally, the Commission will discuss correspondence received from horse racing industry stakeholders relative to several topics of interest, including simulcasting rights and the distribution of monies from the Race Horse Development Fund.

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