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August 2013

MEETING NOTIFICATION: MassGaming to hold bi-weekly open meeting to discuss evaluation process, phase 3 regulations and applicant community outreach

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 Friday, August 9th. The commission is expected to review aspects of the evaluation process for gaming proposals. The Director of Racing […]

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MGC announces suitability decision regarding slots-parlor applicant, Raynham Park LLC

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission announces determinations of suitability regarding gaming applicant, Raynham Park LLC 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” (entities […]

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MGC announces suitability decision regarding slots-parlor applicant, Ourway Realty LLC

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission announces the determination of suitability regarding gaming applicant, Ourway Realty LLC (Plainridge Racecourse), 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” (entities […]

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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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