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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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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission receives 1st Public Safety Impact Report from MGC Crime Analyst

On April 14, 2016 during a public meeting, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) was presented with its first Public Safety Impact Report that focused on an analysis of changes in police data after the first six months of operation at Plainridge Park Casino. This public safety assessment and ongoing research is being conducted by MGC consultant and crime analyst Christopher Bruce. The analysis does not show that any significant increase in crime was influenced by the opening of Plainridge Park Casino.

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DEADLINE 4/19/16: Request for Public Comments on Mass Gaming & Entertainment, LLC resort-casino proposal

During the April 14, 2016 meeting of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, the Commission outlined the estimated schedule for deliberation of the application by Mass Gaming & Entertainment, LLC for a license to build a gaming establishment in Brockton, Massachusetts.  The Commission anticipates that it will conclude its evaluation of this application for a gaming license in Region […]

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Meeting Notification: MGC to hold public meeting on 4/14, TOPICS: Gaming-Related Crime Report, Region C, Racing and Regulations

Crime analyst Christopher Bruce will present the Commission with an update on a gaming-related crime study regarding Plainridge Park Casino and the surrounding area. Executive Director Ed Bedrosian will discuss the upcoming schedule for Region C. The Racing Division will provide an update on the recent Opening Day at Plainridge Park Casino and will also present a series of agenda items that will require a Commission vote. Lastly, the Legal Division will request several votes from the Commission regarding final approval of various regulations.

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March 2016

A Request for Public Comment: Race Horse Development Fund Split

The Horse Racing Committee, created by Chapter 23K,  is requesting comments from interested parties on the request by the Harness Horsemen’s Association of New England to revisit the split of funds in the Race Horse Development Fund between harness horse racing and thoroughbred racing.  Comments must be received by May 18, 2016 at 4:00pm. Comments […]

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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission announces the release of Diversity Goal and Business Technical Assistance Grant Opportunities

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) is pleased to announce the release of Diversity Goal and Business Technical Assistance Grant Opportunities with a goal of optimizing 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 […]

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