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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission to hold Public Meeting and Hearing to Consider the Renewal of Plainridge Park Casino’s Gaming License

WHO:               Members of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission including Chair Cathy Judd-Stein and Commissioners Gayle Cameron, Eileen O’Brien, Bruce Stebbins, and Enrique Zuniga 

WHAT:              The Massachusetts Gaming Commission will hold a public meeting and hearing on Wednesday, September 16, 2020.

The public hearing is intended to provide the Commission with the opportunity to pose questions to representatives of Plainville Gaming and Redevelopment, LLC (d/b/a Plainridge Park Casino) (“Applicant”), and to obtain public input regarding the renewal of a Category 2 Gaming License.

No votes or decisions will be made at this hearing; it is simply intended as an opportunity for the Commission to gather information and gauge public sentiment relative to the renewal application.

Those who wish to submit written comments in advance of the hearing may do so by sending an e-mail by September 10, 2020 to mgccomments@massgaming.gov with “Plainridge Park Casino License Renewal” in the subject line. All comments received by e-mail will be made public in their entirety, including the identity of the commentator, and distributed to the Commission for their review prior to the hearing.

After the meeting is called to order, Chair Judd-Stein will provide introductory remarks before presentations by representatives from the Applicant.

The Commission will be allowed the opportunity to ask questions to the Applicant, before presentations and comments from representatives of the Host Community, Surrounding Communities and Impacted Live Entertainment Venues.

Members of the public will then be invited to make comments, followed by final comments from the Applicant before the end of the hearing.

For a complete list of agenda items and anticipated votes, view the official Public Hearing Notice and Agenda.

PLEASE NOTE: Given the unprecedented circumstances resulting from the global Coronavirus pandemic, Governor Charles Baker issued an order to provide limited relief from certain provisions of the Open Meeting Law to protect the health and safety of individuals interested in attending public meetings. In keeping with the guidance provided, the Commission will conduct a public meeting utilizing remote collaboration technology. If there is any technical problem with our remote connection, an alternative conference line will be noticed immediately on our website: MassGaming.com.

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

WHERE:             

  • Conference Call Number: 1-646-741-5292, Meeting ID: 111 357 6142
  • https://meeting.windstream.com/j/1113576142

WHEN:              

  • Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
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