A Request for Public Comment: Traffic Mitigation Plans for Region A Applicants

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission seeks public comments on traffic mitigation measures proposed by each of the applicants for a casino license in Region A (Eastern Massachusetts) Wynn/Everett and Mohegan Sun Massachusetts/Revere.

These plans were outlined by the applicants at the June 20, 2014 presentations to the MGC. Please see archived meeting materials available here. The mitigation measures are also detailed in their June 30, 2014 filings with the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) unit.

Please provide any comments or suggestions including additions, alterations or alternatives regarding the mitigation proposed for these locations and/or other areas of the project to the MGC no later than August 1, 2014 by 5:oopm by emailing mgccomments@state.ma.us with “Region A Traffic Mitigation” in the subject line.

Mohegan Sun/Revere:

  • Route 1 A and Boardman Street: Alternatives proposed include a northbound flyover ramp at Boardman Street or at-grade traffic signal improvements
  • Route 1 and Route 16 interchange improvements

Wynn/Everett:

  • Sweetser Circle—Improved lane markings are proposed
  • Santilli Circle—Flyover ramp proposed
  • Sullivan Square—Proposed improvements along Cambridge Street and Maffa Way

Previous Request Seeking Public Comment: Central Management and Monitoring System Draft Regulation

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is seeking public comment on the Commission’s potential use of a Central Management and Monitoring System. The proposal was developed pursuant to G.L. 23K, §5(a) as part of the Commission’s regulation promulgation process.  The proposal for near-real time collection of data supports the Commission’s oversight and enforcement through: independent identification of gaming revenue to support daily tax collection; monitoring of slot transactions and software signatures to help identify malfunctioning gaming devices or tampering;  and physical asset management of permitted device configurations and registered electronic gaming devices. The language is included in section 205 CMR 143.00: New regulations setting the standards for gaming devices including slot machines and systems, the provision of real time stream of data, and other requirements related to slot machines and the provision of data.

Comments must be received by 4:00 pm on Monday, July 21, 2014.  Please email comments to mgccomments@state.ma.us with ‘draft regulation comment’ in the subject line.  Please be certain to identify in your comments the section number of the regulation for which you are commenting.

The Commission will review comments on the regulations at the regularly schedule public meeting on July 24, 2014.

View the draft regulations below:

UPDATE: The comments period has now closed.

Previous Request Seeking Public Comment: Premises for the Gaming Establishment for Mohegan Sun and Wynn MA LLC

The Commission is seeking public comment in advance of the May 1st public meeting to determine the premises of the gaming establishment for which Mohegan Sun Massachusetts, LLC and Wynn MA, LLC seek approval in the RFA-2 application. The Commission is soliciting public comment in the form of legal briefs. The briefs should state the reasons for the position(s)  taken, identify supporti ng legal authorities, and include any sworn  affidavits, authenticated documents, and other relevant evidence not otherwise included in an RFA-2 application. Briefs shall be limited to 15 pages exclusive of attachments. The briefs are due by April 17th at 5:00pm and should be sent to catherine.blue@state.ma.us  and todd.grossman@state.ma.us . Responses will be posted to MassGaming.com the day after the due date. UPDATE: The period for legal briefs is now closed.

Any individual may submit a reply brief by April 24th at 5:00pm.  An individual need not have submitted an initial brief to submit a reply brief. A reply brief, however, may only address specific issues that were addressed in a brief submitted by another individual or group. Reply briefs shall be limited to 10 pages exclusive of attachments. All reply briefs, including any affidavits and other documents submitted with the reply briefs will be posted to MassGaming.com the day after the due date.

On May 1, 2014, the Commission will hold a public meeting to determine the premises of the gaming establishment for which Mohegan Sun Massachusetts, LLC and Wynn MA, LLC seek approval in the RFA-2 application.

**The procedure for the determination of Region A gaming establishments is available here. **

UPDATE: The comments period has now closed.

A Request Seeking Public Comment: Suitability for Resort-Casino Applicants

Pursuant to the Commission’s regulations, 205 CMR 115.04 (4), the commission continues to welcome public comment regarding suitability for all current gaming applicants. Those who wish to submit written comments may do so by sending an email to mgccomments@state.ma.us with ‘Applicant Suitability’ in the subject line.

Previous Requests

See archived requests for public comment here.

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