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May 2017

A Request for Public Comment: Draft regulation amendments pertaining to reporting and update requirements

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is seeking public comment on the proposed amendments to the regulations below: 205 CMR 115.01 DRAFT AMENDMENTS: Phase 1 and New Qualifier Suitability Determination, Standards, and Procedures The amendments clarify licensee and qualifier reporting and update requirements to the Investigations and Enforcement Bureau. Please email comments to mgccomments@state.ma.us with ‘draft regulation amendments’ in the subject line, or […]

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A Request for Public Comment: Draft regulation amendments pertaining to administrative closure of a license application or registration

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is seeking public comment on the proposed amendments to the regulations below: 205 CMR 134.14 DRAFT AMENDMENTS: Licensing and Registration of Employees, Vendors, Junket Enterprises and Representatives, and Labor Organizations The amendments change the administrative closure periods to 21 days each for gaming vendors and employees. If an employee or vendor […]

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A Request for Public Comment: Draft regulation amendments pertaining to Surveillance of the Gaming Establishment

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is seeking public comment on the proposed amendments to the regulations below: 205 CMR 141.00 DRAFT AMENDMENTS:  Surveillance of the Gaming Establishment The amendments conform to best practices within the industry. Please email comments to mgccomments@state.ma.us with ‘draft regulation amendments’ in the subject line, or mail them to 101 Federal Street, 12th Floor, Boston, MA, […]

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

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) reported today that the month of April 2017 at Plainridge Park Casino generated $14,305,671.75 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 $145,024,204.65 in total state taxes and race horse assessments from Plainridge Park Casino since its June 24, 2015 opening.

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Research Agenda: Plainridge Park Casino Employee Survey Results Released

  HADLEY – The UMass Donahue Institute released a compilation of results from two years of new employee questionnaires at the Plainridge Park Casino. This report is the latest in a series of studies focused on the economic impacts of the gaming industry in the Commonwealth. Representatives from the UMass Donahue Institute presented its findings […]

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MGC experiencing technical issues with live stream, internet connectivity

Due to technical issue, many state aagencies, including MGC, are experiencing internet connectivity issues on May 10, 2017. The live stream of Open Meeting #216 has been affected. A transcript and video of the meeting will be made available at a later time. We apologize for this inconvenience.

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Meeting Notification: MGC to hold public meeting on WEDNESDAY May 10th, TOPICS: Research Agenda Update, Quarterly Reports from Wynn Boston Harbor and Plainridge Park Casino, and Regulations

The UMass Donahue Institute will present the Commission with research findings from the Plainridge Park Casino New Employee Survey Report. Wynn Boston Harbor and Plainridge Park Casino will each present a Quarterly Report. The Commission is expected to vote on a Community Mitigation Fund request from the Hampden County Sheriff’s Department. The Commission is also expected to vote on a number of regulations.

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A Request for Public Comment: Gaming Service Employee Registration

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is seeking public comment on the consequences of mandatory criminal disqualifiers under M.G.L ch. 23k 16(b) on applicants for Gaming Service Employee jobs. Comments supported by data would be most useful. The Commission is considering what, if any, discretion it has under the law in this area. If it is determined that the Commission has discretion in this area, the Commission will determine what policies should be considered and implemented relative to the requirements and disqualifications of Gaming Service Employees for registration.

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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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UPDATE – 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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