Massachusetts Gaming Commission News

30 Sep 2020
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission today voted unanimously to renew the gaming license of Plainridge Park Casino for a second five-year term.
10 Sep 2020
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission’s five commissioners voted unanimously to approve the hiring of Karen Wells, who has been with the MGC since 2013, serving as Director of the Investigations and Enforcement Bureau.
2 Jul 2020
In addition to implementing the extensive measures of its Health and Safety Plan, Encore Boston Harbor supports and will adhere to the directives aimed at reducing the risk to public health set forth by the MGC.
29 Jun 2020
In addition to its Health and Safety Program, the resort will adhere to the additional directives aimed to reduce the risk to public health set forth by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission.
26 Jun 2020
In an attempt to slow spreading, the Nevada Gaming Control Board adjusted the policy once again this week, making it a requirement for any visitor in a public place, which includes sitting at a table game with plexiglass barriers.
23 Jun 2020
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission adopted rules that Encore Boston Harbor, MGM Springfield and Plainridge Park Casino must meet in anticipation of the resumption of casino operations.
14 May 2020
The MGC voted unanimously to extend the temporary closure of Plainridge Park Casino, Encore Boston Harbor and MGM Springfield until 1 June.
8 May 2020
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted Thursday to postpone the start of live harness racing at Plainridge Park Casino "until further notice."
1 May 2020
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted unanimously today to extend the temporary closures of Encore Boston Harbor, MGM Springfield and Plainridge Park Casino.
15 Apr 2020
The gross gaming revenues for the month of March at Encore Boston Harbor, MGM Springfield and Plainridge Park were less than half of what they made in February.
3 Apr 2020
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and consistent with Governor Baker's order, Encore Boston Harbor, Plainridge Park Casino and MGM Springfield will remain closed until 4 May.
26 Mar 2020
During a remote meeting on Wednesday, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted unanimously to extend the mandatory shutdown of Encore Boston Harbor, MGM Springfield and Plainridge Park Casino due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
16 Mar 2020
As a result of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., casinos across the country have announced temporary closures. These resorts will continue to assess the situation over the next two weeks and reevaluate the closures.
14 Mar 2020
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted unanimously to temporarily suspend operation at Encore Boston Harbor, MGM Springfield and Plainridge Park Casino.
14 Mar 2020
The gaming areas will close beginning 5:59 a.m. Sunday, 15 March. All other non-gaming operations will cease beginning midnight on Sunday.
17 Dec 2019
Plainridge Park Casino, MGM Springfield and Encore Boston Harbor generated approximately $78 million in Gross Gaming Revenue.