August 2015

A statement from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission regarding MEPA approval for Wynn Resorts

“We are pleased that Wynn MA LLC has successfully achieved this critical step in the process of bringing new economic opportunities to thousands of people in the greater Boston area.  The Commission will continue to take every opportunity to encourage Wynn to work cooperatively with the neighboring communities, and will use its authority to ensure […]

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ADVISORY: Massachusetts Gaming Commission address change, telephone service notification

Please be advised that effective Monday, August 24, 2015, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission will be located at: 101 Federal Street, 12th Floor Boston, Massachusetts 02110 Please note that on Friday, August 21 at 5:00pm, phone and voicemail service at MGC may be disrupted for a brief period of time. If you need immediate assistance during […]

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Meeting Notification: MassGaming to hold open meeting on 8/20, TOPICS: Plainridge Park Casino, MGM Section 61 Findings, Local Aid and Suffolk Downs

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission will hold its 161st open public meeting on Thursday, August 20th. The Commission will discuss Plainridge Park Casino statistics and MGM Section 61 Findings.
Commissioners will receive an update from Finance and Administration regarding Plainridge Park Casino’s hiring and purchasing, as well as Local Aid. The Commission will review preparation for the three day meet at Suffolk Downs. Lastly, the Commission is expected to vote on the Plainridge Park Casino Capital Improvement Trust Fund request and the approval for out of state location for Massbred stake races.

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MassGaming announces partnership with Initiative for a Competitive Inner City

As part of its effort to ensure that local businesses have the resources they need to be successful partners in the Expanded Gaming industry, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission’s Office of Workforce, Supplier and Diversity Development has become a referral partner to the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC). MassGaming is now accepting applications from businesses interested in a nomination for ICIC’s tuition-free executive education seminar, The Inner City Capital Connection (ICCC). To be held on September 24, 2015 in Boston, ICCC is designed to provide top growing inner city businesses with tools to accelerate growth and access capital.

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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission releases July 2015 Gross Gaming Revenue for Plainridge Park Casino

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) reported today that the month of July 2015 at Plainridge Park Casino has generated $18,155,783.86 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.

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MGC releases 2015 license application forms for thoroughbred racing positions

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has released 2015 application forms for all those seeking a license in the state’s thoroughbred racing industry. The forms and detailed instructions for their completion and submission to Commission staff can be found here: http://massgaming.com/the-commission/division-of-racing/thoroughbred-racing-license-applications/ Please call (617) 568-3336 with any questions.

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REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENT: Regulations pertaining to Transfer of Interest

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is seeking public comment on the following draft regulation:

205 CMR 129.00 DRAFT: Transfer of Interest
205 CMR 129.02(10) DRAFT: Options for payment of the Commonwealth’s share

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REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENT: Definition of ‘Veteran’ as it relates to the Expanded Gaming Act – DEADLINE EXTENDED

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is hereby requesting written comments on MGC’s operational definition of ‘Veteran’ as it relates to the Expanded Gaming Act.

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VIDEO: Commissioner Enrique Zuniga takes the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money and awareness for ALS research

On August 10, 2015, Massachusetts Gaming Commissioner Enrique Zuniga joined Pete Frates and his family, Governor Charlie Baker, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, Treasurer Deborah Goldberg, and other State House officials and staff at the Massachusetts State House in the second annual Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money and awareness for ALS research. “I feel great […]

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July 2015

An internal message to MGC staff from Commissioner Jim McHugh

Colleagues, With the very successful opening of the Plainridge Park Casino on June 24, the Gaming Commission reached a major milestone. That opening surely represented the wisdom of the Commission’s award of the license to Penn National Gaming, a talented, highly competent and nationally recognized casino operator. More important, though, it represented the culmination of […]

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