November 2015

Request for Public Comment: Skill Based Gaming

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission invites public comment on the topic of skill based gaming. Where the Commission anticipates promulgating regulations allowing for the utilization of such devices, any comments and ideas on the subject are welcome, and specific input is requested on the following topics: Areas where GLI-11 as it presently exists (or other applicable […]

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Request for Public Comment: Draft of 2016 Community Mitigation Fund Guidelines

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission hereby requests public comment on the “concept draft” of the 2016 Community Mitigation Fund Guidelines.  Before beginning any final review of the “concept draft”, the Commission determined that it would seek input from the general public.  The purpose of the “concept draft” is to receive substantial recommendations from parties to enable the […]

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Meeting Notification: MassGaming to hold public meeting on 11/19, TOPICS: Plainridge Park Casino quarterly report, regulations, 2016 Research Agenda

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 170th open public meeting on Thursday, November 19th. Representatives from Plainridge Park Casino will present the commissioners with a quarterly report. MGC […]

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MassGaming releases October 2015 gross gaming revenue for Plainridge Park Casino

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) reported today that the month of September 2015 at Plainridge Park Casino has generated $12,625,157.80 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 $25,552,014.57 in total state taxes and race horse assessments from Plainridge Park Casino since its June 24, 2015 opening.

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UPDATE – Requests for Public Comment: Design changes proposed by MGM Springfield and Wynn MA, LLC

A Request for Public Comment: Design changes proposed by MGM Springfield The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is hereby requesting public comment on proposed design changes to the Region B category 1 gaming establishment. MGM Springfield presented on the proposed changes at the Massachusetts Gaming Commission open public meetings held on September 24th and November 5th, 2015. Please […]

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Meeting Notification: MassGaming to hold open public meeting on 11/5, Topics: MG&E application presentation, MGM Springfield design change presentation, Workforce Development

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) will hold its 168th open public meeting on Thursday, November 5th.

Mass Gaming & Entertainment LLC will provide a 90 minute presentation to commissioners detailing its RFA-2 application for a resort-casino license in Region C (southeastern Mass). Representatives from MGM Springfield will also present details of the proposed design change to the Commission. In addition, the Commission will briefly discuss the ongoing review of fantasy sports. MGC’s Director of Workforce, Supplier and Diversity Development will brief the Commission on MGC’s participation in an upcoming Joint Venture Workshop.

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Attention Small Business Owners: MGC’s Office of Workforce, Supplier and Diversity Development says… Save the Date!

MGC’s Office of Workforce, Supplier and Diversity Development is hard at work identifying ways to increase awareness of expanded gaming opportunities for small business owners. MGC is excited to partner with state agencies on a series of upcoming networking events to highlight the opportunities available and educate potential vendors on MGC’s licensing process. MGC encourages small business […]

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October 2015

A Request for Public Comment: 2016 horse racing applications

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission requests public comment on the applications it received to conduct horse racing in 2016. As of close of business on October 1 (the c.128A §2 statutory deadline for receipt of such applications), the Massachusetts Gaming Commission was in receipt of the following applications to hold or conduct live horse racing in the […]

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A statement from Chairman Steve Crosby about proposed design changes for MGM Springfield

The recently proposed design changes by MGM Springfield are significant and they will be closely reviewed by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission.  Our first priority will be to be deferential to the reaction of the Host Community to these proposals, as mandated by statute, and has been our custom throughout this process. We will then review […]

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A statement from Chairman Steve Crosby regarding Online Fantasy Sports Activity

In response to multiple indications of interest from senior public-policy makers seeking the Commission’s assessment of the complex issues associated with fantasy sports, I have directed MGC staff to prepare for the Commission’s first conversation on this topic at our next public meeting on Thursday, October 29th. At that time, the Commission will begin to […]

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