The Massachusetts Gaming Commission Seeks Public Input and Business Analysis Regarding the Southeastern Mass. Casino License
Should the Commission consider re-opening Region C? Should the Commission engage in a new gaming market study before deciding whether or not to re-open the application process for Region C?
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) is asking for feedback on these questions, among others, relevant to the Category 1 (resort-casino) license in Southeastern Massachusetts (Region C). The Commission is soliciting feedback from the public and interested parties on issues related to a gaming market analysis and other critical considerations. Submitted responses will help to inform the Commission’s decision-making about the next steps for the state’s remaining commercial casino license in Region C.
Today the MGC issued both a formal Request for Information (RFI) and a solicitation of public comment. The RFI (BID #: BD-20-1068-1068C-1068L-47884), now posted to COMMBUYS, is seeking input on a series of specific and business-related questions about a market analysis. The Request for Public Comment is available on the MGC website.
“We encourage the participation of the public and other interested parties as we conduct critical due diligence on this complex matter that will inform our ongoing evaluation and examination of what is in the best interest of Region C and the Commonwealth,” said MGC Chair Cathy Judd-Stein. “The RFI and public comment processes will strengthen our ultimate decision as to whether to re-open the application process for Region C. We are grateful for the public’s ongoing input in our efforts to successfully implement the gaming law and to accomplish our work in a manner that is fair, transparent and participatory.”
SUBMISSION: The RFI is available on COMMBUYS, and respondents must submit their responses via the COMMBUYS system. Instructions for how to submit a public comment, either via email or traditional mail, are available on the MGC website.
DEADLINE: The submission deadline for both the RFI and public comment is March 16, 2020, at 5:00pm.
The mission of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission is to create a fair, transparent, and participatory process for implementing the expanded gaming law passed by the Legislature and signed by the Governor in November 2011. In creating that process, the Commission will strive to ensure that its decision-making and regulatory systems engender the confidence of the public and participants, and that they provide the greatest possible economic development benefits and revenues to the people of the Commonwealth, reduce to the maximum extent possible the potentially negative or unintended consequences of the new legislation, and allow an appropriate return on investment for gaming providers that assures the operation of casino-resorts of the highest quality. For more information on MGC, please visit MassGaming.com or connect and share on Twitter (@MassGamingComm) or Facebook www.facebook.com/MAGamingComm.