October 2014

Massachusetts Gaming Commission to Hold Open Public Meeting on 10/23/14

Topics include progress reports from Penn National Gaming, MGM Springfield, and Wynn MA, LLC; draft regulations pertaining to the Race Horse Development Fund, and discussion of a new play management system for responsible gaming.

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MGC response to 10/8 letter regarding Commission’s selection of Wynn MA, LLC as Region A resort-casino licensee

This letter responds to a letter from Attorney Charles A. Baker III requesting that the Commission reevaluate its selection of Wynn MA, LLC for the Region A gaming license. Letter to Charles Baker III 10-17-14

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MassGaming Commissioners meet with Charlestown residents

On October 15th, 2014, Massachusetts Gaming Commissioners James McHugh and Gayle Cameron accepted an invitation from Representative Daniel J. Ryan to meet with residents of Charlestown regarding the designation of Wynn MA, LLC as the recipient of the category 1 (resort-casino) license in Region A (Eastern Massachusetts). Wynn MA, LLC is proposing a resort-casino in [...]

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VIDEO: The Investigations and Enforcement Bureau warns of serious consequences resulting from lack of honesty with gaming investigators

Director of the Investigations and Enforcement Bureau Karen Wells has three pieces of advice for individuals the IEB will come across during its investigations.

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VIDEO: Input welcome at public hearings and via email regarding 2015 horse racing applications

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission requests public comment on the applications it received to conduct horse racing in 2015. As of close of business on October 1 (the c.128A §2 statutory deadline for receipt of such applications), the Massachusetts Gaming Commission was in receipt of the following applications to hold or conduct live horse racing in the [...]

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Public Health Trust Fund Executive Committee holds first public meeting

A message from Massachusetts Gaming Commission Chairman Steve Crosby On Monday, October 6th, the first public meeting of the Public Health Trust Fund Executive Committee was held, which I co-chaired along with Department of Public Health Commissioner Cheryl Bartlett. The Public Health Trust Fund is a legislatively mandated fund, made up of assessments from the [...]

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MassGaming to hold Open Meeting 10/9/14; topics include IEB update, horse racing applications, construction diversity strategies

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission will hold its 136th open public meeting on Thursday, October 9th.

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A statement from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission on the announcement of federal and state indictments pertaining to FBT Everett Realty LLC

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has been very clear that protecting the integrity of the state’s expanded gaming industry must be its first priority.

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Massachusetts Gaming Commission receives four applications to operate live racing in 2015

As of close of business on October 1, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission received the following applications to operate live horse racing in the Commonwealth in 2015: Springfield Gaming and Redevelopment, LLC: An application to conduct a 105-day live harness racing meet at Plainridge Racecourse in Plainville, MA. [req. found in c.23K section 24] Brockton Agricultural [...]

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