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January 2015

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is CLOSED on Tuesday, January 27th and Wednesday, January 28th due to weather

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is closed on January 27th and January 28th due to the storm.  The Commission will re-open for business on Thursday, January 29th. Stay safe out there!

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Meeting Notification: MassGaming to hold public meeting on 1/22, TOPICS: Status updates from Wynn Everett, Penn National and MGM Springfield

The Commission will receive status updates from current licensees focused on several topics. Wynn Everett will present the Commission with new design plans. Penn National will give a quarterly status report in preparation for the slots-parlor opening in Plainville anticipated for June 2015. MGM Springfield will brief the Commission on its draft Diversity Report.

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An update from MGC Director of Research and Responsible Gaming, Mark Vander Linden, about MGC’s Play Management System

A key element of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) Responsible Gaming Framework is Strategy 2: Support Informed Player Choice, which identifies measures to support players’ efforts to responsibly manage their gambling.  Section 2.2, Play information and Management Systems, describes specific tools to implement this strategy, including the ability for players to set limits on the […]

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A Request for Public Comment: Regulations pertaining to internal controls, including ATM locations

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is seeking public comment on the following draft regulations: 205 CMR 138.00 DRAFT: Uniform Standards of Accounting Procedures and Internal Controls, and Internal Controls Relative to Credit Accounts and Counter Checks Please email comments to mgccomments@state.ma.us with ‘draft regulation comment’ in the subject line. All written comments must be received by […]

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GRAPHIC: MassGaming releases 2014 annual report

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is pleased to release its Annual Report recently delivered to the Massachusetts Legislature in accordance with The Gaming Act. This report details the third year of Commission operations as of the end of Fiscal Year 2014 (June 30, 2014), and also details anticipated milestones for Fiscal Year 2015.

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Meeting Notification: MassGaming to hold public meeting on 1/8, Topics include: Central Management System, Region C and ATM location

The Commission will hold its 142nd open public meeting on Thursday, January 8th. Topics will include the Central Management System, an update on Region C, and a discussion about ATM location and licensed gaming establishments.

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December 2014

APPLICATIONS DUE on February 2nd: A message from Chairman Steve Crosby regarding the 2015 Community Mitigation Fund

As part of the effort to help offset impacts that may result from the development and operation of gaming facilities in the Commonwealth, the Massachusetts Legislature created the Community Mitigation Fund as part of the Expanded Gaming Act. Pursuant to the Act, application for funds are annually due in the beginning of February.

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ADVISORY: Massachusetts Gaming Commission address change

Please be advised that effective Monday, December 22, 2014, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission will be located at: 101 Federal Street, 23rd Floor Boston, Massachusetts 02110

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UPDATE: MassGaming to hold public meeting on 12/18, Topics include Central Management System, Community Mitigation and Responsible Gaming

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission will hold its 141st open public meeting on Thursday, December 18th. The Commission is expected to discuss and vote on a variety of topics.

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GRAPHICS: MassGaming encouraged by Plainridge Park Casino’s recent diversity report

The Commission was encouraged by data recently received from its Category 2 slots-parlor licensee, Penn National Gaming, regarding ongoing efforts to ensure that minority-, women-, and veteran-owned businesses have access to the economic benefits of construction at Plainridge Park Casino in Plainville.

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