MGC Votes to Vacate Previous Orders Which Temporarily Suspended Casino and Racing Operations
On July 2, 2020, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted unanimously to vacate the order of May 14, 2020 in which the Commission unanimously voted to temporarily suspend the operations of the state’s three gaming facilities (Encore Boston Harbor, MGM Springfield and Plainridge Park Casino), subject to the protocols enacted previously by the Commission for COVID-19 and effective July 6, 2020.
View the detailed guidelines approved by the Commission on June 23, outlining the minimum requirements for the reopening of the state’s two resort-casinos and single slots facility, here.
The Commission also voted unanimously to vacate the order of May 7, 2020 postponing horse racing at Plainridge Park from June 1, 2020 until further notice, subject to the COVID-19 protocols that were passed July 2, 2020 by the Gaming Commission, effective July 6, 2020.
View the detailed plans submitted by Plainridge Park Racecourse, Suffolk Downs and Raynham Park for use in reopening their racing and simulcasting operations here.
On July 24, Governor Baker issued new rules requiring out-of-state travelers entering Massachusetts and Massachusetts residents returning home to quarantine for 14 days or show that they have a negative COVID-19 test if they are coming from anywhere except lower risk states. Violations carry a $500 daily fine. Learn more details, including whether a guest is in fact from a “lower risk” state, here.
For the latest information and updates related to the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit massgaming.com/covid19.