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May 2016

Meeting Notification: MGC to hold public meeting on 5/26, TOPICS: Wynn Boston Harbor and Plainridge Park Casino Quarterly Reports, 2015 Annual Racing Report, Slot Machine Approval Process

WHO:            Members of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission including Commissioner Gayle Cameron, Commissioner Lloyd Macdonald, Commissioner Bruce Stebbins and Commissioner Enrique Zuniga. WHAT:          The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) will hold its 192nd open public meeting on Thursday, May 26, 2016.Representatives from Wynn Boston Harbor and Plainridge Park Casino will each present their Quarterly Reports to the Commission. MGC’s Director […]

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

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) reported today that the month of April 2016 at Plainridge Park Casino generated $13,306,466.10 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 $68,714,692.08 in total state taxes and race horse assessments from Plainridge Park Casino since its June 24, 2015 opening.

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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission awards grants to enhance supplier diversity in the gaming industry

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) is pleased to announce the award of $100,000 in grants to six recipients statewide as part of the Diversity Goal and Business Technical Assistance Grant Program. MGC recently developed and approved this grant program to optimize the outcomes for the diversity goals outlined in Chapter 23K related to the diversity hiring and contracting goals of the casino developers. The Expanded Gaming Law specifically requires that casino developers set their own diversity goals for the utilization of Minority, Woman and Veteran owned businesses as part of the design, construction and operations of the casino with a similar focus on hiring of diverse workforce during construction and operations of the casino. The Commission approved these grants during a public meeting on May 12, 2016.

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Public Meeting Notification: MGC to hold public meeting on 5/12 in Springfield, Mass. TOPICS: Diversity Grant, MGM, PlayMyWay, MGC Budget and Racing

MGC’s Workforce, Supplier and Diversity Development Director Jill Griffin will provide a status update about the Diversity Goal and Business Technical Assistance Grant Program. MGM Springfield will present the Commission with a Quarterly Report. In addition, the Commission is expected to vote on an MGM design update. MGC’s Director of Research and Responsible Gaming Mark Vander Linden will issue a status report to the Commission about the PlayMyWay program and the ongoing Research Agenda. The Commission will then discuss MGC’s quarterly budget. Lastly, the Commission is expected to vote on a series of racing issues.

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Public Meeting Notification: MGC to Hold Public Meeting to Discuss Social Gaming on Tuesday, May 10th

he Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) will hold its 190th open public meeting on May 10, 2016. This meeting will feature an informational discussion on the emerging topic of social gaming. The Commission will be joined by several subject matter experts who will lead a discussion designed to educate the Commission and the public about social gaming and social games that resemble traditional casino games.

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April 2016

VIDEO: The Massachusetts Gaming Commission Declines to Award Resort-Casino License in Southeastern Massachusetts

Today the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) voted against awarding a commercial resort-casino license in Southeastern Massachusetts (Region C). After a detailed and comprehensive evaluation process, the five gaming commissioners voted 4-1 via roll call to not issue the resort-casino license to the sole applicant, Mass Gaming & Entertainment, LLC (MG&E).

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UPDATES: Region C resort-casino application evaluation process

Beginning on April 26, 2016 at the Shaw’s Center in Brockton, the members of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission presented their reviews of the category 1 RFA-2 applications submitted by Mass Gaming & Entertainment, LLC (MG&E) for a proposal in Brockton. The information presented on this page will lead to public deliberations and ultimately result in the determination of the award of the Region C (Southeastern Massachusetts) resort-casino license.

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Congrats! Commissioner Enrique Zuniga Receives 2016 Advocacy Award from the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission wishes to extend its congratulations to Commissioner Enrique Zuniga as the 2016 recipient of the Kathleen M. Scanlan Advocacy Award! The Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling presented Commissioner Zuniga with this award which honors advocacy in the area of problem gambling during the 2016 Massachusetts Conference on Gambling Problems: Creating Empowered […]

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Meeting Notification: MGC announces final evaluation and determination schedule for Southeastern Massachusetts resort-casino license

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is pleased to announce plans for the final evaluation, deliberation and determination process for the Region C resort-casino license. The Commission is nearing the completion of the ‘Evaluation Process’ for the Region C (Southeastern Massachusetts) Category 1 (resort-casino) application submitted by Mass Gaming & Entertainment LLC (MG&E). In keeping with the Commission’s commitment to transparency, the results and findings of the months-long evaluation review will be made public during a series of presentations and deliberations beginning on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. The Commission expects to complete its work between Thursday, April 28th and Friday, April 29th .

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

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) reported today that the month of March 2016 at Plainridge Park Casino generated $13,496,232.21 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 […]

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