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October 2013

Meeting Notification: slot-parlor applicants to publicly present final gaming proposals to MassGaming on Monday, October 7th!

PPE Casino Resorts, Penn National Gaming and Raynham Park to give ninety-minute presentations before the Commission   WHO:             Members of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission including Chairman Steve Crosby; Commissioner Gayle Cameron; Commissioner James McHugh, Commissioner Bruce Stebbins and Commissioner Enrique Zuniga and representatives from PPE Casino Resorts, Penn National Gaming, and Raynham Park WHAT:          The Massachusetts […]

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MassGaming announces suitability decision regarding slots-parlor applicant, Penn National

Today the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (Commission) announces determinations of suitability regarding gaming applicant, Penn National and its qualifiers, in pursuit of the state’s single slots-parlor license. 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 applicants and its “qualifiers” […]

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Meeting Notification: MassGaming to hold open meeting to include public hearing regarding ‘suitability’ for resort-casino applicant

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 its bi-weekly open meeting to include a public hearing to determine the ‘suitability’ of resort-casino gaming applicant, Mohegan Sun Massachusetts. It is anticipated that […]

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September 2013

MassGaming receives pre-qualifying application for expanded gaming license in southeastern Massachusetts

Today the Massachusetts Gaming Commission announces that KG New Bedford, LLC has officially submitted the first application (Phase 1) and the non-refundable $400,000 application fee in a two-phase application process toward the award of a commercial expanded gaming license in Southeastern Massachusetts (Region C). In addition to the KG New Bedford, LLC application,  gaming applicants […]

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An important notice to host and ‘potential’ surrounding communities about upcoming deadline for Category 2 (slots) applications

As the application deadline for Category 2 applicants (October 4) is rapidly approaching, we are reissuing the following summary of important provisions of the Commission’s regulations for host and potential surrounding communities.  This summary has been available on the Commission’s regulations Web site page.  This summary describes the three ways a community may be designated […]

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MassGaming continues community outreach efforts through successful Speakers Bureau program

Through the establishment of MassGaming’s Speakers Bureau, the commission is participating in numerous statewide speaking engagements to keep the public informed of the schedule and process, increase community awareness of the roles and responsibilities of the commission, encourage community involvement and solicit valuable feedback to facilitate an all-inclusive, decision-making process. Upcoming Events: East Boston Chamber […]

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Meeting Notification and Request for Public Comment: Commission invites public discussion regarding transfer of Host Community Agreement between Plainridge Racecourse and Penn National

Massachusetts Gaming Commission Continues Bi-Weekly Open Meeting WHO:             Members of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission including Chairman Steve Crosby; Commissioner James McHugh, Commissioner Bruce Stebbins and Commissioner Enrique Zuniga WHAT:          The Massachusetts Gaming Commission will host a continuation of its bi-weekly open meeting on Friday, September 6th. The Commission is expected to resolve the pending request […]

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August 2013

MassGaming votes to initiate rule-making process toward uniform medication and drug testing program

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted today to initiate the formal rule-making process in an effort to contribute to a uniform medication and drug testing program to which eight states have so far pledged their support. Regulators from Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia all committed earlier this year to […]

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A message to communities assessing potential impacts of an expanded gaming facility

Recently the Massachusetts Gaming Commission issued the following correspondence to communities who are geographically adjacent to the host community of a current gaming applicant. This information is available to any community currently assessing the possibility of impacts related to a possible gaming facility. Foreward: Your community is receiving this notice because it is geographically adjacent* […]

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Attention Potential Region C Gaming Applicants: MassGaming to hold scoping meetings with applicants for Region C commercial resort-casino gaming license

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission will be holding meetings with applicants interested in applying for a Category 1 license in Region C (Southeastern Massachusetts) to determine which entities and individuals are required to qualify in the RFA-1 application phase. At these meetings the Commission will review the information outlining the applicant’s intended ownership and governance structure […]

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