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November 2013

MGC to hold open meeting 11/21/13, Commission expected to vote on designations for ‘Surrounding Communities’ and ‘Impacted Live Entertainment Venues’ regarding slot-parlor proposals

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 hold an open public meeting on Thursday, November 21st. In regards to Category 2 (slots-parlor) license applicants, the Commission is expected to vote on both designations […]

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Inside MassGaming: Q&A With Director of Research and Problem Gambling Mark Vander Linden

Director of Research and Problem Gambling Mark Vander Linden   In what ways did the Legislation enabling expanded gaming seek to address issues related to problem gambling? There are so many elements to the legislation that relate to problem gambling.  There isn’t a magic bullet to address problem gambling. We have to look at this […]

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MassGaming announces conditional suitability decision regarding resort-casino applicant, Crossroads Massachusetts LLC

Today the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (Commission) announces determinations of suitability regarding gaming applicant, Crossroads Massachusetts LLC (Crossroads) and its qualifiers, in pursuit of the resort-casino license for Region A (Eastern Massachusetts). The application for a gaming license has two parts. The first, called the Phase 1 application, essentially focuses on the qualifications and suitability of […]

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Inside MassGaming: Q&A With Jill Griffin, Director of Workforce, Supplier, and Diversity Development

Director of Workforce, Supplier, and Diversity Development Jill Griffin answers questions related to her role in helping the Commission maintain the Legislature’s commitment to a diverse and robust workforce as stipulated in the Expanded Gaming Act. Q: What will the casinos and slots parlor will bring in terms of employment opportunities? A: As a collective […]

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MassGaming to Hold Adjudicatory Hearing regarding ‘Suitability’ for Resort-Casino Applicant Crossroads Massachusetts, LLC

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 hold an adjudicatory hearing to review the suitability of resort-casino applicant, Crossroads Massachusetts, LLC (Foxwoods). The Director of the Investigations and Enforcement Bureau, Karen Wells, […]

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MGC to Hold Open Meeting November 7th, 2013

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 hold an Open Meeting on Thursday, November 7th, 2013 at 9:30am. Topics will include consideration of Horse Racing applications for 2014. Commissioners will also an […]

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Request Seeking Public Comment: Surrounding Community Timelines

The Commission is hereby requesting written comments on whether to issue a variance from the Surrounding Community timelines found in 205 CMR 125 as discussed in the Commission’s open public meeting on October 31, 2013. Please submit your comments no later than Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 2:00pm. Those who wish to submit written comments […]

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October 2013

Massachusetts Gaming Commission Announces Suitability Decision Regarding Sterling Suffolk, LLC

Today the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (Commission) announces determinations of suitability regarding gaming applicant, Sterling Suffolk, LLC and its qualifiers, in pursuit of a resort-casino license in Region A (Eastern Massachusetts). The application for a gaming license has two parts. The first, called the Phase 1 application, essentially focuses on the qualifications and suitability of the […]

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MGC to Hold Open Meeting on October 31, 2013

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 hold a bi-weekly Open Meeting on Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 9:30am. Topics will include an update on the Commission’s efforts to promote diversity in […]

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Help Wanted! MGC Releases ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ Regarding Employment Opportunities in New Expanded Gaming Industry

Today, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MassGaming) is pleased to release a list of ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ as it pertains to the employment opportunities afforded by the state’s Expanded Gaming Act. In association with the state’s community colleges and the Massachusetts Casino Careers Training Institute (MCCTI), MassGaming has developed a list of ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ by […]

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