September 2015

UPDATE: MGC accepts final application for resort-casino license in Region C, publicly releases portions of final application

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission announces the acceptance of Mass Gaming & Entertainment’s final application in a two-phase application process toward the award of a resort-casino license in Region C (Southeastern Mass). The MGC has also now released public portions of the Phase 2 application. Learn more…

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Meeting Notification: MassGaming to hold open public meeting on 10/1, Topics: Fines and Penalties Discussion, Crime Impact Report, Region C Phase 2 Application and Racing

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) will hold its 165th open public meeting on Thursday, October 1st . The Commission will begin the meeting with a general update and a discussion about the process for fines, penalties and notices of non-compliance. The Commission will also receive an update from the Research and Responsible Gaming Director Mark Vander Linden regarding the Regional Gaming Related Crime Impact Report. In addition, the Commission will discuss the evaluation process and schedule for the Region C Phase 2 application. Learn more:

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MassGaming provides current information for adjacent and non-adjacent Region C communities

The application for the Category 1 gaming license in Region C is due to the Commission by September 30, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. The Applicant is required to submit executed agreements with surrounding communities, as defined by Massachusetts General Law c. 23K, § 2 and the Commission’s regulations (e.g. 205 CMR 125.00) with its application, or identify in the application those communities that it believes to be surrounding communities. The applicant is simultaneously required to submit agreements with or identify Impacted Live Entertainment Venues (“ILEV”) pursuant to 205 CMR 126.00. This notice is meant to remind communities/ILEVs about important provisions of the Commission’s regulations.

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Request for Public Comment: Regulations pertaining to Transfer of Interest – DEADLINE EXTENDED

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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MGC is seeking to fill the position of Executive Director

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is seeking to fill the position of Executive Director. The Executive Director will be the executive, operational and administrative head of the MGC and shall be responsible for executing, administering and enforcing the provisions of the Expanded Gaming Act of 2011.

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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission releases August 2015 gross gaming revenue for Plainridge Park Casino

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) reported today that the month of August 2015 at Plainridge Park Casino has generated $15,228,050.58 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 $19,365,688.25 in total state taxes and race horse assessments from Plainridge Park Casino since its June 24, 2015 opening.

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Meeting Notification: MassGaming to hold open public meeting on 9/17, Topics: Exclusion List, Region C Evaluation Process, Wynn MA LLC Section 61 Findings and Suffolk Downs Racing Report

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) will hold its 163rd open public meeting on Thursday, September 17th. The Commission will begin the meeting with a discussion about the search for a new Executive Director and other general administrative matters. For a complete list of agenda items, please visit the Meeting Notifications & Agenda page at MassGaming.com. A LIVE STREAM will be available on the MassGaming homepage. In addition, community members are invited to follow along with live meeting updates by connecting with the Commission on Twitter, @MassGamingComm.

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UPDATE: Request For Public Comment: Region C casino licensing process – DEADLINE EXTENDED

Those who wish to submit written comments may do so by sending an email to mgccomments@state.ma.us with ‘Region C’ in the subject line. All written comments must be received by Friday, September 18, 2015 at 5:00pm.

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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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