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April 2017

Meeting Notification: MGC to hold public meeting on 4/27, TOPICS: Licensing Quarterly Report, Gaming Device Regulations, and Research and Responsible Gaming Update

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) will hold its 215th open public meeting on THURSDAY, April 27, 2017.

The Commission will begin the meeting with an administrative update to include a discussion about MGC’s mission and values statements. The Investigations and Enforcement Bureau will continue a discussion from the last public meeting about background investigation requirements for the outside directors of casino licensees.

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A Request for Public Comment: Draft regulation amendments pertaining to gaming devices, accounting procedures and internal controls, continuing disclosure and reporting obligations of gaming licensees

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is seeking public comment on the proposed amendments to the regulations below: 205 CMR 143.00 DRAFT AMENDMENTS: Gaming Devices and Electronic Gaming Equipment. The amendments adopts the GLI-11, version 3.0, by reference (including skill based gaming standards) with MA specific modifications and creates a standard distinguishing a slot machine from an […]

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A Request for Public Comment: Background investigation requirements for outside directors of casino licensees

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is seeking public comment on background investigation requirements for outside directors of casino licensees. In a recent public meeting, the Commission had a discussion about how other jurisdictions handle the issue of whether or not outside directors of casino licensee companies are subject to qualification. Here is a chart outlining how […]

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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission Releases March 2017 Gross Gaming Revenue for Plainridge Park Casino

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) reported today that the month of March 2017 at Plainridge Park Casino generated $14,179,600.25 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 $138,014,425.49 in total state taxes and race horse assessments from Plainridge Park Casino since its June 24, 2015 opening.

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Banking on Shared Values: MGC Selects Eastern Bank as Its Primary Financial Institution in Recognition of a Shared Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

Today the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) is pleased to announce that it has selected Eastern Bank as its primary financial institution in support of the bank’s demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion. MGC will transition its depository banking operations to Eastern Bank; this includes daily taxes on Gross Gaming Revenue (GGR), all casino licensing fees, all horse racing fees associated with wagers on races, and annual assessments on casino licensees.

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Meeting Notification: MGC to hold open meeting on 4/13, TOPICS: MGC Budget Review, Legislative Update, and Regulations

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) will hold its 214th open public meeting on THURSDAY, April13, 2017. The Commission will receive an update on a recently conducting internal compliance audit on Plainridge Park Casino. The MGC Finance Division will present a quarterly budget review and diversity spend update. Review the official Meeting Notification for a complete list of agenda items.

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March 2017

A Request for Public Comment: Draft regulation amendments pertaining to gaming devices and electronic game equipment – UPDATE

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is seeking public comment on the proposed amendments to the regulation below: 205 CMR 143.02 DRAFT:  Gaming Devices and Electronic Gaming Equipment The amendments set forth the requirements for a gaming licensee to transfer a progressive jackpot. Please email comments to mgccomments@state.ma.us with ‘draft regulation amendments’ in the subject line, or mail them to 101 […]

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A Request for Public Comment: Draft regulations pertaining to sale and distribution of alcoholic beverages at gaming establishments – UPDATE

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is seeking public comment on the proposed amendments to the regulation below: 205 CMR 136.08 DRAFT: Sale and Distribution of Alcoholic Beverages at Gaming Establishments The amendments will eliminate the requirement to list on a gaming beverage license the names and contact information for managers or other principals. Please email comments […]

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A Request for Public Comment: Rules of the Game (Red Dog, Boston 5 stud poker, Double Cross Poker, Double Attack Blackjack, Four Card Poker, Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker, etc.)

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is seeking public comment on the following proposed table game rules of the game: RED DOG BOSTON 5 STUD POKER DOUBLE CROSS POKER DOUBLE ATTACK BLACKJACK FOUR CARD POKER TEXAS HOLD ‘EM BONUS POKER FLOP POKER TWO CARD JOKER POKER ASIA POKER ULTIMATE TEXAS HOLD ‘EM WINNER’S POT POKER SUPREME PAI […]

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Meeting Notification: MGC to hold Public Meeting on 3/30, Topics: Suffolk Downs, Research Agenda Update, and Responsible Gaming

MGC will hold its 213th open public meeting on THURSDAY, March 30, 2017. The Commission is expected to vote on the sale of the Suffolk Downs racing facility. Also, Plainridge Park Racecourse will provide an update on its 2017 racing meet. As part of a research and responsible gaming overview, researchers from UMass Amherst will present the Commission with a deeper analysis of the baseline general population survey. MGC Director of Research and Responsible Gaming Mark Vander Linden will lead a discussion about responsible gaming planning for the Category 1 licensees (Wynn Boston Harbor and MGM Springfield). Marlene Warner, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Council of Compulsive Gambling, will present to the Commission in recognition of Problem Gambling Awareness Month.

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