September 2016

Division of Racing releases Application to Hold or Conduct a Horse Racing Meeting in 2017

The Division of Racing of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission hereby releases the Application to Hold or Conduct a Live Racing Meeting in 2017. Completed applications must be submitted to the Commission by close of business on September 30, 2016 and will be subject to review by the Commission and the public. The Commission expects to hold […]

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Gaming Policy Advisory Committee (GPAC) Meeting scheduled for today cancelled

The Gaming Policy Advisory Committee (GPAC) Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, September 21, has been cancelled due to a lack of quorum. The meeting will be re-scheduled and appropriate notifications will be provided at a later date. For those with any questions, please contact Mary Thurlow at mary.thurlow@state.ma.us, or 617.979.8420.

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Meeting Notification: MGC to hold 200th public meeting on 9/22 at 10am, TOPICS: MGM Springfield Quarterly Report, Plainrdge Park Casino Construction Impacts, Regulations and Horse Racing

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) will hold its 200th open public meeting on Thursday, September 22, 2016. The Commission will be presented with a quarterly report from MGM Springfield. Researchers from the UMass Donahue Institute will present commissioners with findings from an in-depth study conducted on the construction of Plainridge Park Casino and its impact on spending, employment and the economy.

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#MGC200! The Massachusetts Gaming Commission marks milestone 200th public meeting

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission announces that on September 22, 2016, it will conduct its 200th open public meeting. The Commission is pleased to mark this significant milestone as part of the ongoing implementation and regulation of the state’s developing expanded gaming industry. MGC’s 200th meeting will take place on September 22, 2016 at 10:00am at 101 Federal Street 12th floor in Boston.

As of MGC’s 199th meeting, the Commission has generated 38,186 pages of transcripts, 199 live streams, 588 hours of video, and has traveled the Commonwealth hosting public meetings and hearings in locations including: Boston, Springfield, West Springfield, Everett, Revere, Wrentham, Raynham, Easton, Plainville, Leominster, Lancaster, Brockton, Holbrook, Mashpee, Palmer, Worcester, Framingham and Lynn. The Commission also maintains a robust online Meeting Archive that provides timely meeting minutes, transcripts, videos and commissioners packets from every public meeting.

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MGC’s Access and Opportunity Committee tours MGM Springfield construction site

Prior to their regular monthly meeting Tuesday, September 13, 2016, members of the MGC Access and Opportunity Committee (AOC) were invited to tour the MGM Springfield construction site.  Jason Rosewell, executive director of design and construction for MGM presented the design renderings and guided members of the AOC through the site with other MGM colleagues including Randy Pitts, General Superintendent […]

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

he Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) reported today that the month of August 2016 at Plainridge Park Casino generated $13,108,810.68 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 $88,162,999.94 in total state taxes and race horse assessments from Plainridge Park Casino since its June 24, 2015 opening.

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Save the Date: Wynn Hosting Seven Building Trade Career Fairs

Wynn Boston Harbor will hold seven Building Trades Career Fairs over the next two weeks where local residents can learn more about construction career opportunities available at the $2.1 Wynn Boston Harbor Resort. Representatives from local trade unions and subcontractors will be on hand at each Career Fair to answer questions and match potential applicants with appropriate job openings.

The Building Trades Career Fairs will be held in Wynn Boston Harbor’s host community of Everett and surrounding communities of Malden, Cambridge, Medford, Roxbury, Chelsea and Charlestown.

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Meeting Notification: MGC to hold open public meeting on 9/8, TOPICS: Daily Fantasy Sports, Social Gaming, Horse Racing and Regulations

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) will hold its 199th open public meeting on Thursday, September 8, 2016. The Commission is expected to discuss the appointment of an MGC representative to the state’s newly formed Daily Fantasy Sports/Online Study Commission. In addition, MGC Executive Director Ed Bedrosian will provide the commissioners with a social gaming update.
The Commission is expected to vote on several matters regarding horse racing to include: Massachusetts Thoroughbred Breeders Association request to run race at the Finger Lakes, Laurel and Delaware; Suffolk Downs request for consideration for Capital Improvement Trust Fund; Plainridge Racecourse request for approval for racing officials; and a Suffolk Downs request for approval for a racing official. Learn more:

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A Request for Public Comment: Draft regulation amendments pertaining to licensing and registration

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is seeking public comment on the draft regulation amendments below. 205 CMR 134.00 Licensing and Registration of Employees, Vendors, Junket Enterprises and Representatives, and Labor Organizations. These amendments include a set of proposed regulation updates to 205 CMR 134 resulting from a review of the past 18 months of MGC licensing operations to […]

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August 2016

A Request for Public Comment: Draft regulation amendments regarding licensing and registration, accounting procedures and internal controls, approval of slot machines and electronic gaming equipment, and possession of slot machines

Please email comments to mgccomments@state.ma.us with ‘draft regulation comment’ in the subject line. Comments must be submitted by September 22, 2016 at 4:00pm.

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