Meeting Notification: MGC to hold public meeting on April 28, 2022; Conference Call Available
WHO: Members of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission including Chair Cathy Judd-Stein and Commissioners Brad Hill, Eileen O’Brien and Nakisha Skinner
WHAT: The Massachusetts Gaming Commission will hold public meeting #378 on Thursday, April 28, 2022.
After the meeting is called to order, the commissioners and the Chair will hold two votes on approving meeting minutes for Commission meetings previously held on December 2, 2021 and January 27, 2022.
Following those votes, Executive Director Karen Wells will lead an Administrative Update that will cover On-Site Casino Updates.
The Investigations and Enforcement Bureau portion of the meeting will come next, where the topics covered will be the Status of Poker and the Review of Casino Non-Compliance Penalties.
Community Affairs Chief Joe Delaney will lead the next meeting segment, where the Commission will discuss the Community Mitigation Fund Transportation Applications ahead of an anticipated vote.
The Finance Division will then discuss the Commission’s Quarterly Budget Update.
After, the Independent Monitor’s Report will be presented to the Commission by Miller & Chevalier Chartered.
Dr. Alex Lightbown, Director of Racing for the MGC, will then head the Racing Division’s portion of the meeting, which will cover Plainridge Park Casino’s Request for Capital Improvement Fund Consideration as well as Suffolk Downs’ Request for Approval of Account Wagering Provider Xpressbet. Votes are anticipated following both of those discussions.
The Legal Division is then set to hold discussions on three Code of Massachusetts Regulations: 205 CMR 133, 205 CMR 138.26, & 205 CMR 147.00. All three discussions are expected to be followed by individual votes.
Director Mark Vander Linden and the rest of the Research and Responsible Gaming Team will then cover two topics, the first of which will be the FY23 Research Agenda Proposal. A vote is anticipated following that discussion. The RRG Team will also, along with representatives from MGM Springfield, GameSense, and the Massachusetts Counsel on Gaming and Health, provide an update on the rollout of PlayMyWay at the MGM Springfield casino.
Commissioner Updates are set to follow, rounding out the open meeting.
There is time allowed at the end of the meeting for any other business that the Chair did not reasonably anticipate at the time of posting.
For a complete list of agenda items and anticipated votes, view the official Meeting Notification and Agenda. A LIVE STREAM will be available at MassGaming.com. Community members are also invited to follow along with live meeting updates by connecting with the Commission on Twitter, @MassGamingComm.
Please note that the Commission will conduct this public meeting remotely utilizing remote collaboration technology. Use of this technology is intended to ensure an adequate, alternative means of public access to the Commission’s deliberations for any interested member of the public. If there is any technical problem with the Commission’s remote connection, an alternative conference line will be noticed immediately on our website: MassGaming.com.
WHERE: Conference Call Number: 1-646-741-5292, Meeting ID: 112 611 8346
WHEN: Thursday, April 28, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.