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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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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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