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March 2017

DEADLINE EXTENDED: A Request for Public Comment: MGM Springfield Workforce Development Plan

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission hereby requests public comment on the MGM Springfield Workforce Development Plan. Please email comments to mgccomments@state.ma.us with ‘MGM Springfield Workforce Development Plan’ in the subject line, or send them by mail to 101 Federal Street, 12th Floor, Boston, MA.  Comments must be received by April 13, 2017 at 5:00pm. The Commission will review any comments received. […]

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UPDATE: MassGaming launches digital campaign to promote GameSense program

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) is pleased to introduce a new digital advertising campaign to promote GameSense, an innovative and comprehensive responsible gaming strategy adopted by the MGC as part of its mission to encourage responsible play and mitigate problem gambling.

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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission Observes March 2017 as Problem Gambling Awareness Month

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) announces its support and recognition of March 2017 as Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM). PGAM is a national public awareness and outreach campaign established to bring awareness to issues associated with problem gambling and to also highlight the national and local resources available to provide individuals and families with support.

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February 2017

Meeting Notification: MGC to hold public meeting on 3/2 in Springfield, TOPICS: Wynn Boston Harbor, MGM Springfield, GameSense and Exclusion List Regs

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) will hold its 211th open public meeting on THURSDAY, March 2, 2017 in Springfield, Mass. Wynn Boston Harbor will present the Commission with a Notice of Project Change. MGM Springfield will present a Quarterly Report and its workforce development plan. The Commission is expected to vote on a Community Mitigation Fund request from Longmeadow, Mass. The Commission will recognize Problem Gambling Awareness Month with a discussion about the upcoming launch of a new GameSense advertising campaign.

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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission commends MGM Resorts International for adopting internationally recognized GameSense program

  The Massachusetts Gaming Commission would like to commend MGM Resorts International for adopting the innovative and comprehensive responsible gaming program known as GameSense. Today MGM Resorts International announced an agreement with BCLC, British Columbia’s provincial gambling corporation, to license GameSense—perhaps the most robust and effective responsible gaming program in the world. MGM anticipates having […]

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A Request for Public Comment: Table Games Rules (Craps, Mini-Craps, Blackjack, Baccarat, Midi Baccarat, Roulette, Big Six Wheel, Red Dog)

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is seeking public comment on the following proposed table game rules of the game: Craps and Mini-Craps Blackjack Baccarat Midi Baccarat Roulette and Big Six Wheel Red Dog Please email comments to mgccomments@state.ma.us with ‘rules of the game” in the subject line, or send them by mail to 101 Federal Street, 12th Floor, Boston, MA. […]

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A Request for Public Comment: New regulations pertaining to table games rules

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is seeking public comment on the proposed new regulation below: 205 CMR 147.00 DRAFT:  Uniform Standards of Rules of the Games These new regulations govern the authorization of the rules of the game for table games offered for play in a gaming establishment and the standards applicable to table games offered […]

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A Request for Public Comment: 2017 Community Mitigation Fund Applications

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission hereby requests public comment on grant applications from the 2017 Community Mitigation Fund. Please email comments to mgccomments@state.ma.us with ‘2017 Community Mitigation Fund applications’ in the subject line. The Commission will review any comments received. About the Community Mitigation Fund As part of the effort to help offset impacts that may result from the development and […]

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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission releases January 2017 Gross Gaming Revenue for Plainridge Park Casino

  The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) reported today that the month of January 2017 at Plainridge Park Casino generated $12,146,434.45 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 […]

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Meeting Notification: MGC to hold public meeting on 2/16, TOPICS: Quarterly Reports from Wynn Boston Harbor and Plainridge Park Casino, Community Mitigation Fund Update and Table Game Rules and Regulations

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission will hold its 210th open public meeting on THURSDAY, February 16, 2017. The Commission will receive Quarterly Reports from Wynn Boston Harbor and Plainridge Park Casino. The agenda includes an update about the status of Community Mitigation Fund applications. The Commission will discuss table game rules and regulations. Lastly, the Commission is expected to vote on both Vendor License Renewal Forms and several qualifier suitability determinations.

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