June 2013

Massachusetts Gaming Commission officially releases Phase 1 applications for Region C

Today the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) announces the official release of the first application in a two-phase application process toward the award of a commercial expanded gaming license for southeastern Massachusetts (Region C). As the result of a recent Commission decision to begin the commercial gaming application process in Region C, MGC is now issuing […]

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May 2013

A Message for Host & Potential Surrounding Communities: Summary of Provisions of the Commission’s Phase 2 Regulations and Modifications to Phase 1 Regulations

Host Community Agreement An applicant must execute an agreement with the host community, which shall be posted on the community’s web site within 7 days of execution.  Note:  neither the Expanded Gaming Act nor the Commission’s regulations attempt to specify which municipal body or bodies have the authority to execute a host community agreement.  The […]

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MGC welcomes Mark Vander Linden, our new Director of Research and Problem Gambling! Vander Linden joins MGC as a Nationally –Renowned Treatment and Prevention Expert

MGC is pleased to announce the appointment of problem gambling treatment and prevention specialist, Mark Vander Linden, as Director of Research and Problem Gambling. Mr. Vander Linden was hired by MGC’s Executive Director Rick Day after a lengthy and diligent search for the most experienced candidate. As MGC’s Director of Research and Problem Gambling, Mr. […]

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Guest Blog: A Message from the Edward J. Collins Center for Public Management – Understanding & Crafting Development Agreements in Massachusetts

The newest publication out of the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management, Understanding & Crafting Development Agreements in Massachusetts, is now available on the center’s website. The report is meant to be a primer for municipal officials, community members, and developers involved in large scale or particularly complex developments in Massachusetts. To view […]

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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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