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November 2017

Strategic Collaboration Launches Innovative “Build A Life That Works” Campaign Designed to Increase Diversity in the Union Building Trades

  Recruitment and Outreach Strategy Sets Ambitious Goal of 20% Tradeswomen by 2020 In honor of National Women in Apprenticeship Day, the Northeast Center for Tradeswomen’s Equity (NCTE) in conjunction with state, business, and local partners is excited to announce a first-of-its-kind, statewide recruitment initiative to encourage more women to pursue a career in the union […]

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PRESS CONFERENCE: Strategic collaboration to announce launch of innovative recruitment and outreach campaign on National Women in Apprenticeship Day 

  Program Partners to Unveil First-of-its-Kind, Statewide Initiative WHAT:                 In honor of National Women in Apprenticeship Day, a unique collaboration of partners will launch a major recruitment and outreach effort aimed at increasing diversity in the union building trades. The founding partners of this workforce development initiative will unveil the details of a new first-of-its-kind, […]

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MGC releases October 2017 gross gaming revenue for Plainridge Park Casino

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) reported today that the month of October 2017 at Plainridge Park Casino generated $13,562,864.69 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 $187,393,540.14 in total state taxes and racehorse assessments from Plainridge Park Casino since its June 24, 2015 opening. 

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Meeting Notification: MGC to hold public meeting on 11/9, TOPICS: Wynn Boston Harbor Quarterly Report, 2018 Racing Applications and MGC Website Update

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission will hold its 228th open   public meeting on THURSDAY, November 9, 2017. Wynn Boston Harbor will present the Commission with a quarterly report. The Commission is expected to vote on the 2018 racing applications. The Commission will also receive a status report about a newly designed MassGaming.com and an updated Licensing Management System.

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A Request for Public Comment: 2018 Community Mitigation Fund Guidelines Discussion Draft

Below please find a “Discussion Draft” of the 2018 Community Mitigation Fund (“CMF”) Guidelines, a comparison to the 2017 Guidelines and a memorandum on Policy questions regarding the 2018 CMF. Before beginning any final review of the “Discussion Draft”, the Commission determined that it would seek input from the general public. The purpose of the “Discussion […]

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October 2017

A Request for Public Comment: Draft table game equipment regulations

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is seeking public comment on the draft regulations below: 205 CMR 146.00 DRAFT: Gaming Equipment This new regulation outlines the standards applicable to the various types of equipment used in the table games offered for play in a gaming establishment. Please email comments to mgccomments@state.ma.us with ‘draft regulation amendments’ in the subject line, or mail […]

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Research Update: Plainridge Park Casino Patron Survey Results shared with MGC

Today researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, who are conducting a multi-year, comprehensive study known as the Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts (SEIGMA), reported results of their first patron survey to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) at its meeting in Boston. Along with a license plate survey, the patron survey was conducted in 2016 at Plainridge Park Casino (PPC), the state’s first casino, which opened in June 2015.

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Meeting Notification: MGC to hold public meeting on 10/26, TOPICS: MGC Budget, PPC Patron Survey and 2018 Communication Mitigation Fund Guidelines

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) will hold its 227th open public meeting on THURSDAY, October 26, 2017. The Commission will start the meeting with an administrative update to include MGC’s quarterly budget and a diversity report. The Commission will receive an update on its robust research agenda known as the Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts (SEIGMA). The SEIGMA researchers will begin its presentation by providing an updated general population survey. Researchers will also deliver a comprehensive analysis regarding a patron and license plate survey conducted at Plainridge Park Casino.

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MGC releases September 2017 gross gaming revenue for Plainridge Park Casino

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) reported today that the month of September 2017 at Plainridge Park Casino generated $14,895,274.92 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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A Request for Public Comment: Draft regulation amendments pertaining to Gaming Day, Unsecured Wagers, and Unclaimed Cash

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (“Commission”) requests comment on the draft proposal below. The proposal contains amendments to existing regulations governing the establishment of a ‘gaming day’ and the process by which ‘unsecured funds’ are handled as well as related financial reconciliation mechanisms. A public hearing will be convened in the future relative to this proposal. […]

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