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July 2013

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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June 2013

A message from Commissioner Bruce Stebbins regarding the Commission’s preparation to review and evaluate the final gaming applications

As the Massachusetts Gaming Commission moves toward completion of the Phase 1 suitability investigations, it is helpful to discuss the preparation work we have undertaken to prepare ourselves to review the Phase 2 applications after local host community referendum votes. The Governor and Massachusetts legislature crafted a unique “Expanded Gaming Act” because it limited the […]

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MGC to hold open meeting to discuss the ‘Suitability Assessment Process’ for gaming 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 (MGC) will host its bi-weekly open meeting on Thursday, June 27th. The commission is expected to review the Master Schedule/timeline to highlight upcoming milestones and deadlines. The Director […]

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It’s Official! Massachusetts Gaming Commission Releases Phase 2 (and Final) Application

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) has officially released the final application in a two-phase application process toward the award of a Category 1 (resort-casino) license in Region A (Eastern Massachusetts) or Region B (Western Massachusetts) and the single Category 2 (slots-parlor) license available statewide. The application form and instructions are available for download here. This […]

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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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