On January 3, 2013, Springfield Gaming and Redevelopment, LLC (“Springfield Gaming”), a subsidiary and affiliated entity of Penn National Gaming, filed an application for agaming license. The application sought a category 1 gaming license for a site located inSpringfield, MA. At the time of its application, Springfield Gaming had two members: WesternMass Gaming Ventures, LLC (“Western MA”) (a wholly owned subsidiary of Penn NationalGaming) and Picknelly Gaming. Picknelly Gaming had a ownership interest in Springfield Gaming, with an option to increase to . Western MA held the remaining interest.Springfield Gaming was one of two applicants vying to build a category 1 gaming establishmentin Springfield.On April 30, 2013, the City of Springfield notified the Applicant that it had selected BlueTarp, a subsidiary of MGM Resorts International, as the proposed applicant from Springfield.Following that decision, Western MA and Picknelly Gaming decided to rescind their jointventure agreement and Picknelly Gaming, along with its individual qualifiers, asked to withdrawas a qualifier on the applicant’s application. Since this withdrawal occurred prior to any actiontaken on the application, it was allowed without Commission action pursuant to Commissionregulations. Springfield Gaming remained as the applicant and Western MA remained as aqualifier.In June, 2013 Penn National advised the Commission that the Applicant wished tocontinue in the suitability process because it was considering applying for a category 2 slotslicense. On July 11, 2013, the Applicant announced plans for a slots facility in Tewksbury, MA.The facility would be located at 300 Ames Pond Drive, near the intersection of Interstate 495 and State Route 133. The applicant’s proposal for the 30 acre site will include its Hollywood casino brand, multiple dining options and other amenities. On July 18, 2013, Western MA entered intoa host community agreement with Tewksbury. Tewksbury approved the host communityagreement and took the necessary steps to call for the required election. On August 20, 2013, aspecial town meeting vote was held in Tewksbury which defeated a proposed zoning changewhich would have been necessary for the proposed slots parlor. As of the submission of thisreport, the Applicant does not have a site for the proposed facility.