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July 2015

MassGaming releases first week of gross gaming revenue for Plainridge Park Casino

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) reported today that the first week of operations at Plainridge Park Casino has generated $6,154,626.38 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 […]

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June 2015

VIDEO AND IMAGES: Chairman Steve Crosby’s remarks at the opening of Plainridge Park Casino

On June 24, 2015, Chairman Steve Crosby issued the following remarks at the official grand opening of the first gaming facility in Massachusetts, Plainridge Park Casino: This will be said many times, but today is a momentous day in Massachusetts. As everybody knows, it took Massachusetts a long time to decide whether we wanted to […]

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VIDEO: Massachusetts Gaming Commission announces launch of Voluntary Self-Exclusion Program

Innovative and personal tool is part of MassGaming’s comprehensive efforts to mitigate problem gambling In anticipation of the arrival of the expanded gaming industry, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission is announcing the launch of the Voluntary Self-Exclusion Program.  A key requirement of the Expanded Gaming Act, the program is just one of many resources the Commission […]

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UMass Amherst Research Team Releases Results of an Unprecedented Survey about Gambling Attitudes, Participation, and Problems in Massachusetts

On Thursday, June 11th, a research team from the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at UMass Amherst will release a comprehensive report of findings from a large baseline population survey that assessed Massachusetts residents’ attitudes about gambling, gambling participation, and gambling-related problems. Nearly 10,000 Massachusetts residents completed the survey, making it the largest and most representative gambling survey ever conducted in the United States.

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UPDATE: MGC issues update on Region C licensing process

Today KG Urban did submit requested documentation which is now under review by MGC’s Investigations and Enforcement Bureau (IEB). The Commission will receive an update from the IEB on the overall Region C licensing process at MGC’s next public meeting scheduled for June 11, 2015.

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A Request for Public Comment: Amendments to regulations pertaining to Commission regulations, licensing and registration

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is seeking public comment on the following draft regulations: 205 CMR 102.00 DRAFT Amendments: Construction and Application 205 CMR 134.00 DRAFT Amendments: Licensing and Registration Please email comments to mgccomments@state.ma.us with ‘draft regulation comment‘ in the subject line.  All written comments must be received by June 30, 2015 at 5:00 pm. The Commission will review any comments received, […]

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May 2015

Meeting Notification: MassGaming to hold public meeting on 5/28, TOPICS: Wynn MA LLC, Region C, Suffolk Downs Racing Application

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 153rd open public meeting on Thursday, May 28th.  The Commission will receive a project and schedule update from Wynn MA LLC. The […]

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VIDEO: The Massachusetts Gaming Commission Releases Informational Video to Assist Potential Surrounding Communities in Southeastern Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) announces the release of an educational video developed to inform potential surrounding communities about the Category 1 (resort-casino) licensing process in Southeastern Massachusetts (Region C). Currently, two applicants are pursuing a resort-casino license in Region C – Mass Gaming & Entertainment for a resort-casino proposal in Brockton and KG Urban in New Bedford.

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UPDATE: A Request for Public Comment: Sterling Suffolk, LLC application for 2015 racing license

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is hereby requesting written comments on a 2015 horse racing license application submitted by Sterling Suffolk, LLC.

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A Request for Public Comment: RFA-2 application deadline for Region C (Southeastern Mass.)

The deadline for the site-specific applications (RFA-2) for a potential Southeastern Massachusetts (Region C) full-casino license has been set at no sooner than July 10.    Potential alternative application dates in August and September were discussed at the May 14, 2015 Commission meeting. Given the experience in other gaming regions (including surrounding community agreements that needed […]

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