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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission announces key dates for Phase 2 process in Southeastern Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) today announced key dates important to potential host and surrounding communities to a resort-casino in Region C (Southeastern Massachusetts). These estimated dates outline the processes in Phase 2 of the two-part application process and include: the negotiation of surrounding community agreements, public input hearings, and host community hearings. Additionally, the […]

Massachusetts Gaming Commission to hold open public meeting 5/14; TOPICS include Region C, Plainridge Park Casino, Public Safety Initiative

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission will hold its 152nd open public meeting on Thursday, May 14th. The Commission will discuss the status of the resort-casino licensing process in Region C (Southeastern Mass). Other meeting topics will include the Plainridge Park Casino gaming floor plan and a new public safety initiative.

INFOGRAPH: MGC prepares for inaugural installation and inspection of Plainridge Park Casino’s slot machines

As Plainridge Park Casino nears official grand opening, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) prepares for the installation and inspection of the state’s first Electronic Gaming Devices (EGD) or – slot machines. MGC’s Investigations and Enforcement Bureau (IEB) and the Information Technology Division (ITD) will work together to supervise the installation and ongoing inspection of all gaming software, electronic slot monitoring systems and licensee records to ensure the integrity of the games, compliance with regulations and overall adherence to Massachusetts strict gaming standards.

An update from MGC Director of Research and Responsible Gaming, Mark Vander Linden, about MGC’s Play Management System

A key element of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) Responsible Gaming Framework is Strategy 2: Support Informed Player Choice, which identifies measures to support players’ efforts to responsibly manage their gambling.  Section 2.2, Play information and Management Systems, describes specific tools to implement this strategy, including the ability for players to set limits on the […]

MassGaming adopts first-of-its-kind pilot program to offer limit-setting tools to casino patrons, Initiative developed to enhance state’s responsible gaming strategy

A first-of-its-kind initiative, this pilot program is part of a comprehensive and innovative approach to responsible gaming strategies, with a particular focus on problem gambling prevention and customer protection practices.

Division of Racing reveals enhancements to MassGaming.com

The following is a blog post from Director of Racing Dr. Jennifer Durenberger: The Massachusetts Gaming Commission Division of Racing is excited to reveal our enhanced website, one full of features designed to provide a clearinghouse of information for occupational licensees and horse racing fans alike. From our Division of Racing page, users will be able to […]

MassGaming’s Division of Racing issues Trainer’s Manuals for Plainridge Park and Suffolk Downs

A Message from MassGaming’s Chief Commission Veterinarian, Dr. Alexandra Lightbown: MassGaming’s Division of Racing has recently released new trainer’s manuals to provide racing stakeholders with important updates to new rules and regulations recently adopted by the Commission. The manuals have been posted to the Commission website at MassGaming. com to provide convenient access to this […]

Calendar Listing and Video: MassGaming to host educational forum on internet gaming

WHO: Members of the Massachusetts Senate including Senator Stanley Rosenberg (Majority Leader), Senator Jennifer Flanagan (Vice Chair of Ways and Means Committee), Senator Bruce Tarr (Minority Leader); Members of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission including Chairman Steve Crosby; Commissioner Gayle Cameron; Commissioner James McHugh; Commissioner Bruce Stebbins and Commissioner Enrique Zuniga; Executive Director Rick Day; Director of […]

From Commissioner Bruce Stebbins: MassGaming establishes a ‘Vendor Advisory Team’ to assist local entrepreneurs to successfully prepare for casino gaming

Throughout the Expanded Gaming Act of 2011, there is considerable focus given to one of the statute’s key priorities.  That priority is for any casino licensee to have a strong and positive impact on small businesses including those certified as owned and operated by women, minorities and veterans.  Since April 2012 when the Massachusetts Gaming […]

Video and Photos: MassGaming accepts three final applications for resort-casino license in Regions A & B, Commission launches ‘Evaluation Process’ to review final applications and determine license award

Today the Massachusetts Gaming Commission announces the acceptance of three final applications in a two-phase application process toward the award of two resort-casino licenses available in Region A (Eastern Mass) and B (Western Mass). Resort-casino applicants for the two regions were required to submit completed Phase 2 application to the Commission no later than December […]

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