By MyFM's Rick Michaels - As the Gaming Commission works through the renewal process for Plainridge Park Casino's slots parlor license, regulators will host a virtual public hearing this afternoon to gather information and gauge public sentiment about the Plainville facility. Representatives from Penn National Gaming, Plainridge's parent company, are expected to make a presentation and field questions from commissioners.
Meanwhile, public officials and residents from the host or surrounding towns may also speak at the hearing. No decisions will be made and no votes will be taken during the hearing that begins at three o’clock this afternoon. All licensees and their top executives must be deemed suitable to hold a Massachusetts casino license and are required to maintain their suitability at all times. If the commission eventually opts to renew the license, it would be extended for five years.