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May 2013

Guest Blog from UMass-Amherst: With input from the MGC, the UMass research team holds a kick-off meeting, implementing the research agenda and beginning their work under the new contract

The UMass Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts (SEIGMA) research team recently held a 2-day kick-off meeting at UMass, Amherst, bringing in team members not only from UMass, but from Nevada, Chicago, and Alberta as well. The team benefited greatly from the presence of Chairman Stephen Cosby and Commissioner Enrique Zuniga, who were […]

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A message from Chairman Crosby regarding the ongoing discussion of expanded gaming in Region C (Southeastern Massachusetts)

In keeping with our mission to be transparent and participatory, there has appropriately been much public and media discussion regarding the Commission’s consideration of whether to open Region C (Southeastern Massachusetts) to commercial bidders, and further comment about our decision to do so.  In the spirit of those ongoing discussions, we would like to take […]

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MGC launches comprehensive, first-of-its-kind research agenda to study socio and economic impacts of expanded gaming

Today the Massachusetts Gaming Commission announces the engagement of a research team at UMass Amherst to oversee, evaluate and perform a multi-year, multi-method, multi-disciplinary, multi-phase comprehensive research project on the economic and social impacts of the introduction of casino gambling in Massachusetts, with particular emphasis on problem gambling. The Gaming Act requires that the Massachusetts […]

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MGC welcomes Carol Malcolm as Racing Division’s Chief Pari-Mutuel Officer!

MGC in conjunction with its Racing Division named Carol Malcolm as Chief Pari-Mutuel Officer. Malcolm is a nationally-established and accredited pari-mutuel officer who has 20 years of horse racing experience. Ms. Malcolm will report to the Director of Racing and provide daily administrative and organizational support to enable MGC’s Racing Division to enforce Massachusetts pari-mutuel and […]

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From the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling: 2013 Massachusetts Conference on Gambling Problems: Working Together to Create New Pathways for Success

This blog post was originally posted here: http://masscouncil.blogspot.com/2013/05/2013-massachusetts-conference-on.html   On Friday, April 26th, 2013, the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling hosted the “2013 Massachusetts Conference on Gambling Problems” at Endicott College’s Wylie Inn and Conference Center. More than 110 people gathered to discuss the state of problem gambling in the Commonwealth. Attendees were welcomed to […]

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April 2013

Public Hearing Notification and Guidelines: MGC to simulcast public hearing re: Phase 2 regulations

WHO:                         Members of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission including Chairman Steve Crosby, Commissioner Gayle Cameron; Commissioner James F. McHugh, Commissioner Bruce Stebbins and Commissioner Enrique Zuniga and members of the public WHAT:                      The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) will simulcast three public hearings across the state seeking public comment on proposed Phase 2 Regulations which […]

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A Message from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to Potential Host & Surrounding Communities

We are writing to advise you of two items that were recently added to this web site that may be of interest to you.    We also note that the Commission continues to solicit comments on its proposed Phase 2 regulations, which can be found here.   The Commission plans to incorporate the language from the emergency […]

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MGC adopts a plan to open Southeastern Mass to commercial applications while providing Tribe additional time to pursue federal approvals

Today the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) voted unanimously in a 5-0 vote to adopt a plan which opens Region C or southeastern Mass to commercial developers while also providing the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe additional time to pursue the Federal approvals required for their project to proceed. The Commission voted to pursue this option to protect […]

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A Message from Chairman Crosby regarding the status of expanded gaming in Southeastern Massachusetts

In light of the Commission’s most recent request for public comment regarding Region C (Southeastern Mass) as well as recent media reports, I would like to take this opportunity to highlight several key points in our ongoing deliberations:  The Commission is keenly aware that the Commonwealth’s expanded gaming legislation contemplated only one casino in Region […]

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Did you know : The 2013 racing season begins April 15th & MGC names Daniel Fick as Horse Racing Steward!

MGC is excited to announce that the 2013 racing season is set to begin at Plainridge Racecourse on April 15! Today the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) in conjunction with its Racing Division named Daniel Fick as Associate Commission Steward, effective May 13th. Fick is a nationally-established and accredited steward who has 30 years of horse […]

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