Meeting Notification and Request for Public Comment: Commission invites public discussion regarding transfer of Host Community Agreement between Plainridge Racecourse and Penn National

Massachusetts Gaming Commission Continues Bi-Weekly Open Meeting

WHO:             Members of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission including Chairman Steve Crosby; Commissioner James McHugh, Commissioner Bruce Stebbins and Commissioner Enrique Zuniga

WHAT:          The Massachusetts Gaming Commission will host a continuation of its bi-weekly open meeting on Friday, September 6th. The Commission is expected to resolve the pending request from Penn National Gaming to allow the transfer of the Host Community Agreement previously negotiated between the ownership at Plainridge Racecourse and the Town of Plainville. The Commission invites public comment on this matter. In addition, the Commission’s legal staff will provide commissioners with an update on the drafting of Phase 3 regulations.

For a complete list of agenda items, please visit the Meeting Notifications & Agenda page at A LIVE STREAM will be available on the MassGaming homepage.

In addition, community members are invited to follow along with live meeting updates by connecting with the Commission on Twitter, @MassGamingComm.

WHERE:       Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, 415 Summer Street Room 151B, Boston, MA

WHEN:          FRIDAY, September 6, 2013 at 1:30pm


The Commission is requesting public comment on whether it should allow for a transfer of the host community agreement to occur between the previous ownership of Plainridge Racecourse and current slots-parlor applicant, Penn National.

Please submit your written comments via email no later than September 6, 2013 at 10:00am. Written comments may be submitted by sending an email to with ‘Plainridge Racecourse’ in the subject line.

In addition, interested parties who wish to address the Commission on this matter may designate one representative from the group to speak at this meeting.  The Commission requests that the selected representative sign-up immediately prior to the meeting at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Individuals will be allowed five (5) minutes to speak. Speakers should limit their comments to the question before the Commission-whether the Commission should allow for a transfer of the host community agreement.


Penn National


Plainridge Raceourse

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