What you need to know
- The Expanded Gaming Act requires the establishment of training programs that promote the development of a skilled and diverse workforce.
- Casino developers are required to set diversity hiring goals and submit strategic plans to develop a diverse workforce that provides employment opportunities for the unemployed and underemployed
- Casino developers are required to set diversity contracting goals and submit strategic plans for utilizing minority-owned, women-owned, and veteran-owned businesses to participate as contractors in all stages of building their gaming establishments (design, construction, and operation).
- Casinos are required to regularly provide to the Commission detailed, statistical reports on the diversity of their workforce and vendor contracting.
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission maintains a commitment to DIVERSITY in its core values. We value a diverse workforce and supplier base and expect that our partners in the gaming industry will embrace these same values. MassGaming is working with licensees, their contractors, vendors, and community leaders to ensure that the state’s new expanded gaming industry is inclusive and provides opportunities that reflect the diversity of the Commonwealth.
Internally, the MGC works to ensure the same standards of representation and inclusion. The Commission adopted a statement of purpose addressing our own commitment to intentionally address equity, diversity and inclusion in our daily operations, including our culture, hiring, procurement, customer service, and regulatory practices. Read our statement of purpose here.
As part of the casino application process, all gaming applicants are required to set diversity hiring goals and submit strategic plans for the inclusion of minorities, women and veterans in the workforce. Applicants are also required to formulate their own specific diversity goals related to minority-, women- and veteran-owned businesses to participate as contractors in all stages of building their gaming establishments (design, construction, and operation).
MGM Springfield Diversity Plans
Plainridge Park Casino Diversity Plans
Encore Boston Harbor Diversity Plan
About the Casino Procurement Process
The following presentation, produced by the Center for Women & Enterprise, outlines the process for casino procurement and the licensing/registration process.