Request for Public Comment: Discussion Draft of 2020 Community Mitigation Fund Guidelines

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission hereby requests public comment on the “Discussion Draft” of the 2020 Community Mitigation Fund Guidelines (“CMF”).  Before beginning any final review of the “Discussion Draft”, the Commission determined that it would seek input from the general public.  The purpose of the “Discussion Draft” is to receive substantial recommendations from parties to enable the Commission to evaluate the concepts in this draft. The Commission has not adopted these Guidelines.

To view the 2020 Community Mitigation Fund Guidelines draft, please click the below link:

In addition to a request for comments on, the Commission is seeking the input of the Gaming Policy Advisory Committee and subcommittees, regional planning agencies, host communities, surrounding communities, communities that entered into a nearby community agreement, communities that petitioned to become a surrounding community, geographically adjacent communities, the general public and other interested parties.  Comments from other communities and governmental entities are also requested.

This Discussion Draft includes a number of potential changes to the 2020 Community Mitigation Fund Guidelines that the Commission may consider.  Comments are requested by 5:00 p.m. on November 25, 2019.  To expedite the comment process, we encourage you to submit any comments to the 2020 Community Mitigation Fund Guidelines concept draft via e-mail to with ‘2020 Community Mitigation Fund Guidelines’ in the subject line.

Request for Public Comment: 2020 Horse Racing Applications

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission requests public comment on the applications it received to conduct horse racing in 2020. As of close of business on October 1 (the c.128A §2 statutory deadline for receipt of such applications), the Massachusetts Gaming Commission was in receipt of the following applications to hold or conduct live horse racing in the commonwealth in 2020:

Plainville Gaming and Redevelopment, LLC:

An application to conduct a 110 day harness horse racing meeting at Plainridge Park Casino in Plainville, MA.

Comments must be received by 5:00pm on Monday, November 4, 2019. Please email comments to with ‘horse racing applications’ in the subject line, or by mail to:

Massachusetts Gaming Commission
101 Federal Street, 12th Floor
Boston, MA, 02110

The comments received and recommendations of the Division of Racing will be reported to the Commission at its public meeting scheduled for Thursday, November 7, 2019. By law, the Commission must “grant or dismiss” each application not later than November 15th.”

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