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February 2017

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is CLOSED on Thursday, February 9, 2017

Due to expected inclement weather on Thursday, February 9, 2017, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission Boston office at 101 Federal Street, 12th Floor, is closed.  The office will re-open for business on Friday, February 10, 2017.

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UPDATE: A Request for Public Comment: Draft regulations pertaining to Individuals Excluded from a Gaming Establishment

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is seeking public comment on the below draft regulation amendments: 205 CMR 152.00: Individuals Excluded from a Gaming Establishment. The amendments differentiate between the information regarding excluded individuals that will be posted publicly on the Commission’s website and the information about excluded individuals that is possessed by the Commission and made available to […]

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Meeting Notification: MGC to hold public meeting on 2/2, TOPICS: Research Agenda Update, Plainridge Park Casino Capital Investment Plan, Table Game Rules, Exclusion List Regulations

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) will hold its 209th open public meeting on THURSDAY, February 2, 2017. The Commission will receive an update from UMass Amherst researchers regarding the baseline online panel survey. This update is part of the Commission’s ongoing Research Agenda known as SEIGMA. The Commission is expected to vote on Plainridge Park Casino’s Capital Investment Plan. The Commission will discuss table game rules and exclusion list regulations. Lastly, the Commission will vote on suitability for MGM qualifiers.

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January 2017

SEIGMA Press Release: Plainridge Park Casino’s First Year Did Not Reduce Lottery Sales Nearby or in State, UMass Amherst Report Says

AMHERST, Mass. – Researchers led by Rachel Volberg at the University of Massachusetts Amherst who are studying the effects of expanded casino gambling in the Commonwealth are reporting to the state Gaming Commission today that lottery sales have not decreased statewide, nor near the Plainridge Park Casino, during the first year after it opened in June 2015. “However, lottery revenues for agents nearer the casino grew more slowly on average than the rest of the state,” the new report states.

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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission releases December 2016 Gross Gaming Revenue for Plainridge Park Casino

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) reported today that the month of December 2016 at Plainridge Park Casino generated $12,638,807.06 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 $119,203,522.85 in total state taxes and race horse assessments from Plainridge Park Casino since its June 24, 2015 opening.

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A Request for Public Comment: Draft regulation amendments pertaining to Individuals Excluded from a Gaming Establishment

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is seeking public comment on the below draft regulation amendments: 205 CMR 152.00: Individuals Excluded from a Gaming Establishment.  The amendments differentiate between the information regarding excluded individuals that will be posted publicly on the Commission’s website and the information about excluded individuals that is possessed by the Commission and made available […]

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DEADLINE EXTENDED – Request for Public Comment: Table Game Rules Regulations

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is seeking public comment from interested members of the public and its gaming licensees on questions posed at its meeting on January 5, 2017, with respect to the Commission’s promulgation of regulations governing table game rules.  The questions are as follows: Will the Commission require that all games (including so-called “standard” […]

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Meeting Notification: MassGaming to hold public meeting on 1/5, TOPICS: Table Game Rules, Exclusion List Regulations, Licensing and Registration Regulations and Responsible Gaming Planning

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) will hold its 207th open public meeting on THURSDAY, January 5, 2017. The Commission will discuss table game rules and exclusion list regulations. Commissioners are expected to vote on a suitability request for a Gaming Vendor Primary license. The Commission will also vote to initiative the formal process for regulation 205 CMR 134 regarding licensing and registration of employees, vendors, junket enterprises, representative and labor organizations. MGC’s Director of Research and Responsible Gaming Mark Vander Linden will lead a discussion about a responsible gaming plan for Category 1 (resort-casino) licensees.

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December 2016

Happy New Year from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission!

As we look forward to 2017, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission is pleased to report that it continues to make significant progress toward its mission to issue, award, oversee and regulate the gaming licenses allowed by the Gaming Act. MGC would also like to take this opportunity to review some accomplishments and milestones of this past year.

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APPLICATION DEADLINE TODAY AT 5:00pm: MassGaming releases guidelines and application materials for 2017 Community Mitigation Fund Program

As part of the effort to help offset impacts that may result from the development and operation of gaming facilities in the Commonwealth, the Massachusetts Legislature created the Community Mitigation Fund as part of the Expanded Gaming Act. After considering thoughtful recommendations from the general public and from gaming advisory committees created under the Act, […]

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