September 2014

Penn National Gaming, Turner Construction report that they have surpassed goals relative to contracting with Minority-, Women-, and Veteran-owned businesses at Plainridge Park Casino

A message from Director of Workforce, Supplier, and Diversity Development Jill Lacey Griffin: Massachusetts Gaming Commission regulations and conditions of the Massachusetts Gaming License require a gaming licensee to identify specific goals for the utilization of Minority Business Enterprises (MBE’s), Woman Business Enterprises (WBE’s) and Veteran Business Enterprises (VBE’s) to participate as contractors in the design [...]

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A message from Workforce Development: Plainridge Park Casino opens Career Center

A message from Workforce Development: Plainridge Park Casino opens Career Center by Director of Workforce Supplier and Diversity Development Jill Lacey Griffin As the Director of Workforce Supplier and Diversity Development, I am pleased to note an exciting development pertaining to job creation and the Massachusetts’ expanded gaming industry. This week MassGaming licensee Penn National [...]

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A statement from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission regarding announcement by Suffolk Downs to discontinue live thoroughbred racing

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission fully understands and is saddened by the impact discontinuance of live thoroughbred racing at Suffolk Downs will have on the lives of the dedicated men and women who have played a role in racing at the track for many, many years. The Commission and its Racing Division are fully committed to an extensive and sustained exploration of [...]

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VIDEO: MassGaming takes final vote to designate Wynn MA, LLC as the designee for the Region A resort-casino license

On September 17, 2014, Wynn MA, LLC accepted the final conditions as required by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission. As a result, Commissioners took a final vote to designate Wynn MA, LLC as the recipient of the Region A resort-casino license. In addition, to view a comprehensive collection of all documents, materials and analysis presented during the process [...]

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MassGaming, Department of Public Health invite public to Community Listening Sessions

The following is a joint announcement from MassGaming and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health: The Expanded Gaming Act of 2011, Chapter 194: An Act Establishing Expanded Gaming in Massachusetts, Section 58 creates a Public Health Trust Fund “to assist social service and public health programs dedicated to addressing problems associated with compulsive gambling including, [...]

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VIDEO: Region A Preliminary Vote and Press Conference – September 16, 2014

Please view the following videos showing the 3-1 preliminary vote taken by the Commission on September 16, 2014 to designate Wynn MA, LLC as the Region A resort-casino licensee, and a press conference following the vote. Preliminary vote: Press conference:

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UPDATE: Region A resort-casino application evaluation process

PLEASE NOTE: The final Region A category 1 (resort-casino) license conditions are posted at the bottom of this entry. Beginning on September 8th, 2014 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, the members of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission presented their reviews of the category 1 RFA-2 applications submitted by Mohegan Sun Massachusetts for a proposal [...]

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VIDEO: Massachusetts Gaming Commission Announces Final Evaluation and Determination Schedule for Eastern Massachusetts Resort-Casino License

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is pleased to announce plans for the final evaluation, deliberation and determination process for the Region A resort-casino license. The Commission is rapidly approaching the completion of the ‘Evaluation Process’ for the Region A (Eastern Massachusetts) Category 1 (resort-casino) applications submitted by Wynn MA, LLC (Everett) and Mohegan Sun MA, LLC [...]

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MEETING NOTIFICATION: MassGaming to hold open public meeting #133 on 9/4/14

Massachusetts Gaming Commission to Hold Open Public Meeting  Topics include a review of Region A (Eastern Massachusetts) Evaluation Process; Recommendations from the Massachusetts Horse Racing Committee; and an update on the Workforce, Supplier and Diversity Development plan   WHO: Members of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission including Chairman Steve Crosby, Commissioner Gayle Cameron, Commissioner James McHugh, Commissioner Bruce Stebbins [...]

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August 2014

MassGaming participates in Small, Local, Minority, and Woman Owned Businesses Networking Event

The following is a blog post from Director of Supplier, Workforce, and Diversity Development Jill Griffin: The Massachusetts Gaming Commission was pleased to participate in the third annual Small, Local, Minority and Woman Owned Businesses Networking Event, held at Northeastern University on August 21, 2014. More than 300 suppliers offering a wide variety of goods [...]

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