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August 2016

Meeting Notification: MGC to hold public meeting on 8/18, TOPICS: Wynn Boston Harbor and Plainridge Park Casino Quarterly Reports, Community Mitigation Grant and Regulations

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) will hold its 198th open public meeting on Thursday, August 18, 2016.
Wynn Boston Harbor and Plainridge Park Casino will present Quarterly Reports to the Commission. The Commission is expected to vote on a Community Mitigation Grant for Springfield. The Commission is also expected to vote on a recommendation from the Horse Racing Committee on whether the Race Horse Development Fund split should be retroactive to January 1, 2016.

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

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) reported today that the month of July 2016 at Plainridge Park Casino generated $13,877,522.81 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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Meeting Notification: MassGaming to hold public meeting on 8/10, TOPICS: Brockton Fairgrounds and Suffolk Downs

WHO:            Members of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission including Chairman Steve Crosby, Commissioner Lloyd Macdonald, Commissioner Bruce Stebbins and Commissioner Enrique Zuniga. WHAT:          The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) will hold its 197th open public meeting on Wednesday, August 10, 2016. The Commission is expected to vote on the following: Brockton Fairgrounds: Request for Race Horse Development Funds Brockton […]

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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission issues $10,000 fine to Plainridge Park Casino

Casino receives administrative penalty for noncompliance with alcohol beverage storage and distribution requirements The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has issued a $10,000 fine to Plainridge Park Casino for alcohol-related matters of non-compliance. In accordance with Mass. General Law chapter 23K, § 36, the Investigations and Enforcement Bureau (IEB) of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission has assessed Plainridge Park […]

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MassGaming’s New ‘PlayMyWay’ Program Surpasses 3,200 Enrollees at Plainridge Park Casino

In conclusion to Responsible Gaming Education Week from August 1st – August 5th, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) is pleased announce the latest enrollment numbers for the recently launched ‘PlayMyWay’ program, a responsible gaming initiative that provides casino patrons with a voluntary option to set a budget and track their play.  A first-of its-kind initiative […]

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UPDATE: MGC’s PHONE OUTAGE has been resolved.

UPDATE: Thank you for your patience. This matter has been resolved. Our phones are now working.  The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is currently experiencing a phone outage at 101 Federal Street. Verizon assures us that they are working on this issue and that it is a part of larger outage affecting downtown Boston. We apologize for the […]

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July 2016

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission supports Responsible Gaming Education Week from August 1st – August 5th

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) is pleased to announce its support and recognition of Responsible Gaming Education Week (RGEW) from August 1st- August 5th, 2016. RGEW was developed by the American Gaming Association in 1998 to increase awareness of problem gambling among gaming industry employees and customers, and to promote responsible gaming nationwide. In an effort to raise awareness for RGEW, MGC has partnered with the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling and Plainridge Park Casino (PPC) to promote a week-long series of “PlayMyWay” – themed initiatives.

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A statement from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission regarding federal court decision in the case of Littlefield et al vs. US Department of Interior

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is reviewing the latest federal court decision in the case of Littlefield et al vs. US Department of Interior. Today’s outcome reflects the uncertainties that have long been part of the Commission’s deliberations in Southeastern Mass. At a time deemed appropriate, the Commission will engage in a public discussion to further […]

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Meeting Notification: MGC to hold public meeting on 8/1, TOPICS: Horse Racing at Brockton Fairgrounds and the Community Mitigation Fund

 WHO:            Members of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission including Chairman Steve Crosby, Commissioner Gayle Cameron, Commissioner Lloyd Macdonald, Commissioner Bruce Stebbins and Commissioner Enrique Zuniga. WHAT:          The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) will hold its 196th open public meeting on Monday, August 1, 2016. The Commission is expected to vote on a submitted request for Race Horse Development Funds […]

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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission welcomes Singapore’s National Council on Problem Gambling

Council members sought information about MGC’s responsible gaming policies and practices On Monday, July 18, 2016, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) was pleased to host representatives from Singapore’s National Council of Problem Gambling (NCPG) and share information about most promising practices related to responsible gaming policies and initiatives. The National Council on Problem Gambling provides […]

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