What You Need to Know
- The Division of Racing is responsible for regulating the state’s horse racing industry and implementing M.G.L. Chapters 128A and 128C. As such, the Division is delegated the power to prescribe rules, regulations and conditions under which all horse racing meetings shall be conducted in the Commonwealth.
- On May 20, 2012, MassGaming assumed all regulatory duties and responsibilities for the state’s horse racing industry. Since that time, the Division of Racing has instituted sweeping new rules and regulations to promote the health and well-being of horses, and to prepare the industry for the arrival of expanded gaming.
Horse Racing in the Commonwealth
For more information on the operations of the Division of Racing, please click here.
Information on the Simulcast of Greyhound Races
Pursuant to Chapter 388 of the Acts of 2008, and effective as of January 1, 2010, live racing where any form of betting or wagering on the speed or ability of dogs occurs, is prohibited in Massachusetts.
However, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission continues to oversee the conduct of racing meeting licensees within the Commonwealth that simulcast live greyhound races from outside of Massachusetts.