Phase 1 and Phase 2 Regulations
Under M.G.L. c. 23K, the licensing of gaming establishments will proceed in two phases.
In Phase 1, the Commission will evaluate the qualifications and suitability of a gaming license applicant, its qualifiers and other persons required to be investigated in connection with the proposed issuance of a license to operate a gaming establishment based, among other things, on an investigation of their “integrity, good character and reputation.” M.G.L. c. 23K, §12.
Phase 1 Regulations detail the contents, process, fees, procedures and standards for the initial Phase 1 qualification stage of the licensing process for gaming licenses.
Phase 2 regulations focus on the merits of an applicant’s proposed gaming establishment and other matters within the Commission’s jurisdiction.
Regulations governing the Phase 2 process are generally contained in sections 118.00 through 128.00.
Download Phase 1 and Phase 2 regulations here:
Click here for a summary of provisions of the Commission’s Phase 2 Regulations and Modifications to Phase 1 Regulations that may be important to Host and Potential Surrounding Communities.