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July 2013

An important message to communities about procurement assistance

 Procurement Assistance for Communities Communities have expressed concern about how procurement delays may impede their ability to contract with technical consultants and other advisors, given the time constraints of the gaming application schedule. In order to help communities manage time constraints, the Commission offers the following. Technical Assistance Through Regional Planning Agencies (RPAs) In recognition […]

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MassGaming welcomes David Acosta as Director of Licensing! Gaming Industry Veteran to develop and lead new License Division

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is pleased to announce the appointment of licensing veteran, David Acosta, as MassGaming’s first Director of Licensing. With more than 29 years of regulatory and licensing experience in Ohio and New Jersey, Mr. Acosta will be responsible for establishing MassGaming’s new Licensing Division. He will serve as the operational and administrative […]

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Did you know… There are specific statutory requirements in The Gaming Act for a gaming applicant to be deemed suitable. What are those requirements?

On July 11, 2013, the Commission begins the suitability determination process. The Commission will begin that process with the slots-parlor applicants. Today the Commission will discuss PPE Casino Reports MA LLC (Cordish) and Mass Gaming and Entertainment LLC (Rush). MassGaming’s Investigation and Enforcement Bureau continue to conduct extensive background investigations on every applicant and today will present […]

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Chairman Crosby to address the Revere Chamber of Commerce

Massachusetts Gaming Commission Continues Community Outreach via Speakers Bureau and Participation in Statewide Speaking Engagements  WHO:             Massachusetts Gaming Commission Chairman, Steve Crosby; members of the Revere Chamber of Commerce WHAT:          Chairman Crosby will address members of the Revere Chamber of Commerce at an upcoming Business Luncheon. Chairman Crosby will update attendees on the latest […]

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Racing Division adopts new rules regarding medication, veterinary practices, and safety equipment

Racing Division Implements Emergency Rules on a Permanent Basis The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has adopted regulatory amendments pertaining to national best practices and operational standards for the state’s standardbred and thoroughbred horse racing industry on a permanent basis. Adopted as emergency rules in late March, these now permanent amendments incorporate nationally-recognized best practices from the […]

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UPDATE! Meeting Notification: MassGaming to hold open meeting to include public hearing regarding ‘suitability’ for two slot-parlor applicants

WHO:            Members of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission including Chairman Steve Crosby; Commissioner Gayle Cameron; Commissioner James McHugh, Commissioner Bruce Stebbins and Commissioner Enrique Zuniga WHAT:         The Massachusetts Gaming Commission will host its bi-weekly open meeting on Thursday, July 11, 2013. The commission will review the master schedule and discuss the possibility of requiring a deadline for any […]

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MGC welcomes Jill Lacey Griffin as Director of Workforce, Supplier, and Diversity Development

Griffin to Lead Commission’s efforts to prepare a local workforce and local businesses to service casino operations and promote diversity across these initiatives The Massachusetts Gaming Commission announces the appointment of Jill Lacey Griffin, as Director of Workforce, Supplier, and Diversity Development. Responsible for overseeing development of a skilled workforce and trained local supplier base, […]

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June 2013

A message from Commissioner Bruce Stebbins regarding the Commission’s preparation to review and evaluate the final gaming applications

As the Massachusetts Gaming Commission moves toward completion of the Phase 1 suitability investigations, it is helpful to discuss the preparation work we have undertaken to prepare ourselves to review the Phase 2 applications after local host community referendum votes. The Governor and Massachusetts legislature crafted a unique “Expanded Gaming Act” because it limited the […]

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MGC to hold open meeting to discuss the ‘Suitability Assessment Process’ for gaming applicants

WHO:            Members of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission including Chairman Steve Crosby; Commissioner Gayle Cameron; Commissioner James McHugh, Commissioner Bruce Stebbins and Commissioner Enrique Zuniga WHAT:         The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) will host its bi-weekly open meeting on Thursday, June 27th. The commission is expected to review the Master Schedule/timeline to highlight upcoming milestones and deadlines. The Director […]

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It’s Official! Massachusetts Gaming Commission Releases Phase 2 (and Final) Application

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) has officially released the final application in a two-phase application process toward the award of a Category 1 (resort-casino) license in Region A (Eastern Massachusetts) or Region B (Western Massachusetts) and the single Category 2 (slots-parlor) license available statewide. The application form and instructions are available for download here. This […]

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