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November 2014

Boston Globe Op-Ed by Chairman Steve Crosby: A data-­driven understanding of gambling

To view the below column on BostonGlobe.com, click here. The following Opinion Editorial was written by MassGaming Chairman Steve Crosby and was published  in the Boston Globe on November 27, 2014. NOW THAT the people of the Commonwealth have determined that the state’s casino law will remain in place, it is particularly important that the public — [...]

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UPDATE: The Massachusetts Gaming Commission Announces Application Deadlines for Resort-Casino License in Southeastern Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) announced today that the first application (RFA-1) in a two-phase application process toward the award of a Category 1 (resort-casino) license in Southeastern Massachusetts (Region C) is due on January 30, 2015. The second application (RFA-2) will be due on May 26, 2015.

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MassGaming Launches Innovative Longitudinal Cohort Study to Examine How Problem Gambling Develops, Progresses, and Remits

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission announced today that it will partner with the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s School of Public Health and Health Sciences to conduct a first-of-its-kind, multi-year cohort study to examine how gambling problems develop over time and thus illuminate the causes of problem gambling. This ground-breaking research project, known as the Massachusetts Gambling [...]

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MassGaming to hold open public meeting 11/20; topics include Play Management System discussion, responsible gaming regulations, update on Region C (Southeastern Mass.)

WHO: Members of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission including Chairman Steve Crosby, Commissioner Gayle Cameron, Commissioner James McHugh, Commissioner Bruce Stebbins and Commissioner Enrique Zuniga WHAT: The Massachusetts Gaming Commission will hold its 139th open public meeting on Thursday, November 20th.  The Commission will discuss matters related to responsible gaming including the review of updated draft regulations [...]

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Massachusetts Gaming Commission Receives $85 Million License Fee from MGM Springfield

Today MGM Springfield electronically submitted their $85 million payment, the amount required by the Gaming Act for the 15 year resort-casino license. The payment of this license fee now brings the total amount of license payments received by the commission to $195 million.

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Speaking Engagement: Commissioner McHugh to address Boston Bar Association

Massachusetts Gaming Commission Continues Public Outreach via Speakers Bureau and Participation in Statewide Speaking Engagements  WHO:             Massachusetts Gaming Commission Commissioner, James F. McHugh; representatives from MGM Resorts International, Wynn Resorts Development, Plainridge Park Casino; representatives from Goodwin Procter and members of the Boston Bar Association WHAT:          Commissioner McHugh will provide introductory remarks regarding next [...]

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A Veterans Day message from Commissioner Bruce Stebbins

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission offers its thanks to the men and women of Massachusetts who have served their country in the Armed Forces on this Veterans Day 2014. Veterans across our country are facing challenges when it comes to finding work.  Certainly their skills and experience in the military are sought after by employers.  The [...]

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UPDATE and VIDEO: Chairman Crosby offers additional remarks regarding defeat of Question 3

On November 6th, 2014, Massachusetts Gaming Commission Chairman Steve Crosby provided introductory remarks regarding the defeat of Question 3, the next steps for the Commission, and Commission outreach efforts to the Commonwealth’s new administration.

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VIDEO AND PHOTOS: MassGaming officially awards resort-casino licenses to MGM Springfield and Wynn MA, LLC; receives $85 million license fee

On November 6th, 2014, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission unanimously voted to officially award the resort-casino license for Region B (Western Massachusetts) to Blue Tarp reDevelopment, LLC (MGM Springfield). The Commission also unanimously voted to officially award the resort-casino license for Region A (Eastern Massachusetts) to Wynn MA, LLC.

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Massachusetts Gaming Commission to hold Open Public Meeting on 11/6/14

Topics include decisions on horse racing applications, votes to award resort-casino licenses to MGM Springfield and Wynn MA, LLC; update on Region C (Southeastern Massachusetts)

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