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April 2013

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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Tell us what you think: MGC is asking for public feedback regarding the rules and regulations governing the Host Community Referendum

As part of an ongoing commitment to community engagement, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) is seeking public comment on an emergency regulation related to the Host Community Referendum. On April 11, 2013, MGC decided to seek public comments on a draft emergency regulation that would prohibit the holding of voter referendum on a gaming facility […]

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This Week: MGC to hold open meeting to discuss Region C, Master Schedule and Horse Racing

>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 weekly open meeting on Thursday, April 4th. The Commission is expected to focus on a number of key issues including: the status of Region […]

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March 2013

MGC Votes to Adopt Emergency Regulatory Amendments to Enhance Health & Safety of Horse Racing Participants

Today the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) voted to approve emergency regulatory amendments pertaining to national best practices and operational standards for the state’s thoroughbred horse racing industry.  These proactive measures taken by MGC will support the highest standards in both health and safety as the horse racing industry prepares for the arrival of expanded gaming. […]

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VIDEO: Learn more about Expanded Gaming in MA and the efforts of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission

With integrity, transparency and your participation, Massachusetts will soon be home to several state-of-the-art, world-class gaming facilities attracting visitors from around the globe. In addition, the arrival of expanded gaming is expected to create 8,000 – 10,000 construction jobs, 8,000-10,000 permanent jobs and generate $300-$500 million annually in new revenue. In an effort to successfully […]

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MGC Partners with Regional Planning Agencies to Provide Enhanced Technical and Advisory Assistance To Potential Surrounding Communities

On March 14, 2013, The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) voted unanimously to adopt a proposal to develop a partnership with Regional Planning Agencies (RPAs) to provide technical and advisory services to potential surrounding communities.  This service is voluntary for applicants and surrounding communities. MGC Chairman Steve Crosby, “Community Mitigation is a priority for the MGC.  […]

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Guest Blog: Casino Design, Sustainability, and Community Linkages: Requiring Excellence for Massachusetts Casinos

By the Mass. Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA MA): The Massachusetts Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA MA) has prepared a White Paper to help the Gaming Commission establish design, sustainability, and community criteria to evaluate gaming license applications on design excellence, integration with the community, and advancing sustainable development.  […]

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