A Request for Public Comment: Race Horse Development Fund Split

The Horse Racing Committee, created by Chapter 23K,  is requesting comments from interested parties on the request by the Harness Horsemen’s Association of New England to revisit the split of funds in the Race Horse Development Fund between harness horse racing and thoroughbred racing.  Comments must be received by May 18, 2016 at 4:00pm. Comments may be emailed to mgccomments@state.ma.us with “Race Horse Development Fund Split” in the subject line. Comments may also be sent by mail to the Commission at:

Massachusetts Gaming Commission
101 Federal Street, 12th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
ATTN: Division of Racing

To read the request by the Harness Horsemen’s Association of New England, please click here:

A Request for Public Comment: 2016 Community Mitigation Fund

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission hereby requests public comment on grant applications from the 2016 Community Mitigation Fund.

Please email comments to mgccomments@state.ma.us with ‘2016 Community Mitigation fund applications’ in the subject line. The Commission will review any comments received.

About the Community Mitigation Fund

As part of the effort to help offset impacts that may result from the development and operation of gaming facilities in the Commonwealth, the Massachusetts Legislature created the Community Mitigation Fund as part of the Expanded Gaming Act.

To read the full guidelines for the 2016 Community Mitigation Fund, click here.

To view the grant applications, please click below.

2016 Mitigation Reserve Fund Applications
2016 Transportation Planning Grant Applications
Use of 2015 Mitigation Reserve Fund Applications
2016 Specific Mitigation Impact Mitigation Fund Applications

A Request for Public Comment: Regulations pertaining to Race Horse Development Fund

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is seeking public comment on the draft regulations below pertaining to the Race Horse Development Fund. Please email comments to mgccomments@state.ma.us with ‘draft racing regulation comment’ in the subject line. The Commission will review any comments received, update the draft regulations where appropriate, and hold a public hearing on the matter.  The public hearing has been not yet been scheduled.

To view the draft regulations, click here:

A Request for Public Comment: Design changes proposed by MGM Springfield

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is hereby requesting public comment on proposed design changes to the Region B category 1 gaming establishment. MGM Springfield presented on the proposed changes at the Massachusetts Gaming Commission open public meetings held on September 24th, November 5th, and December 3rd, 2015, as well as January 21, 2016. Please find the proposed design changes, and video of the open public meetings, below:

Please find the proposed design changes, and video of the open public meetings, below:

Further detail regarding MGM Springfield’s proposed changes is included in a Site Plan Review presented to representatives of the City of Springfield on October 10th, 2015. In addition, further detail is included MGM Springfield’s Preliminary Application and Parcel List, as well as the Notice of Project change, filed with the Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs on October 15th, 2015.

Additional documents relative to MGM Springfield’s proposed design:

Please email comments to mgccomments@state.ma.us with ‘MGM Springfield Design’ in the subject line.

A Request for Public Comment: Design changes proposed by Wynn MA, LLC

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is hereby requesting public comment on proposed design changes to the Region A category 1 gaming establishment. Wynn MA, LLC presented the proposed changes at Massachusetts Gaming Commission open public meetings held on March 19 and October 29, 2015. Please email comments to mgccomments@state.ma.us with ‘Wynn Design’ in the subject line.

At the October 29th Commission meeting, the Commission requested Wynn MA LLC to provide the following images of the proposed Wynn facility in Everett.

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Wynn Design D Assembly Row Station

Wynn Design A Bunker Hill Monument

Wynn Design B Charlestown Water

Wynn Design C Route 93

Please email comments to mgccomments@state.ma.us with ‘Wynn Design’ in the subject line.

A Request for Public Comment: Regulations pertaining to Horse Racing and Harness Horse Racing

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is seeking public comment on the below draft regulations pertaining to Horse Racing and Harness Horse Racing. Please email comments to mgccomments@state.ma.us with ‘draft racing regulation comment’ in the subject line. The Commission will review any comments received, update the draft regulations where appropriate, and hold a public hearing on the matter.  The public hearing has been not yet been scheduled.

To view the draft regulations, click here:

 A Request for 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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