Today’s May 23, 2024 MGC Open Meeting is now live. You can view the livestream and see the meeting’s relevant documents here.

VIDEO: Commission concludes slot license award deliberations with preliminary decision, final vote expected tomorrow with press conference to immediately follow

Today the Massachusetts Gaming Commission concluded several days of public presentations and deliberations which culminated in a preliminary vote to issue the state’s single slots license. The five member Commission voted 3 to 2 to issue the slots license to the Springfield Gaming and Redevelopment LLC (Penn National) proposal in Plainville, MA, provided that the applicant accept a list of approximately 18 licensing conditions. The Commission instructed Penn National to return to public meeting tomorrow morning at 9:30am at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center to confirm their acceptance of the license conditions. At that time, the Commission will take a final vote to award Springfield Gaming and Redevelopment LLC the Commonwealth’s sole Category 2 (slots) gaming license.

Here is a brief video of today’s actual vote:


PLEASE NOTE: The Massachusetts Gaming Commission will hold a press conference immediately following tomorrow’s final vote. The public hearing will begin on Friday, February 28th at 9:30am at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, 415 Summer Street, Room 104.

The press conference will immediately follow in the same location and room (at approximately 10:15am/10:30am).

To review a summary of this week’s slot applicant evaluation presentations, please visit this previous blog post.

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