On November 22, 2011, Governor Deval Patrick signed the Expanded Gaming Act into law.
Charitable gambling in Massachusetts contributes approximately $75 million annually to the economy.
The Expanded Gaming Act established job creation and the development of a diverse workforce as a top priority.
MGC is working with licensees, vendors, and community leaders to ensure that the state’s new expanded gaming industry is inclusive
Link to information on casino jobs and vendor opportunities.
MassGaming will work to maximize job creation and economic development.
Information for those seeking to voluntarily exclude themselves from all Massachusetts gaming venues for a pre-determined length of time.
MassGaming supports the highest standards in integrity and safety as the industry prepares for the arrival of expanded gaming.
MassGaming offers assistance and technical support to all host and surrounding communities.
MassGaming will periodically list requests for products and services.
The Expanded Gaming Act requires that MassGaming establish an annual research agenda to understand the effects of expanded gaming.
In southeast Massachusetts, the casino designation is currently driven by the possible rights of Native American tribes.
Frequently asked questions and answers about MassGaming, the Expanded Gaming Act and more.
The Commission consists of five full-time commissioners who are responsible for overseeing and implementing the licensing process.
The Commissioners and all employees of MassGaming are committed to a set of core values that will underpin and guide the commission’s work.
MassGaming’s executive staff is comprised of highly-skilled professionals with proven-track records of accomplishment.
The Commonwealth is expected to generate in excess of $300 million in annual taxes from expanded gaming.
On May 20, 2012, MassGaming assumed all regulatory duties and responsibilities for the state’s horse racing industry.
The IEB division protects the public interest by ensuring the integrity of the legal gaming.
This division licenses all casino applicants, gaming employees of casinos and gaming vendors, and the qualification of directors and officers of gaming vendors.
Ombudsman coordinates and facilitates interactions between all stakeholders.
GPAC is required by 23K to advise MGC on policy issues.
Find out about the resources available to learn more about MGC and the Commonwealth’s new expanded gaming industry.
A designated speaker from the Commission welcomes the opportunity to share with interested organizations.
Access all press releases, meeting notifications and agendas, videos, reports, publications and more about MassGaming.
View all MassGaming press releases.
Find all upcoming MassGaming meeting notifications and agendas.
Find all previous meeting notifications, agendas and other relevant information.
Learn about all upcoming MassGaming meetings and events.
Find details on upcoming MassGaming and Racing Public Hearings.
Watch live video of MassGaming’s open public meetings.
Find reports and publications from MassGaming.
Read the latest media coverage on MGC and related gaming news.
MassGaming welcomes feedback from communities and stakeholders as the state continues to prepare for the arrival of expanded gaming.
Access forms and instructions for gaming employee licensing and registration.
Locate licensing forms and instructions for non-gaming and gaming vendors.
An explanation of the two-phase licensing process for resort-casino licenses in Regions A, B, and C and the slots-parlor license
Find RFA-1 application forms for a resort-casino license in Region C.
Learn more about the process to evaluate final gaming applications and to determine license award.
View previously submitted applications for resort-casino and slots-parlor s=proposals
Review the anticipated time frame for the issuance of expanded gaming licenses.
Find RFA-2 application forms for a resort-casino license in Region C.
Establishes the merits of an applicant’s proposed gaming establishment and other matters within MGC’s jurisdiction.
Establishes the standards for all aspects of charitable gaming.
View the administrative regulations pertaining to the state’s horse racing industry.
Find notices of proposed additions or changes to expanded gaming regulations.
Information on taxes on gross gaming revenue and allocation of those revenues
Details on processes for slot machines and electronic gaming devices
Access information on casino jobs and vendor opportunities at gaming facilities.
Locate forms and instructions for gaming employee licensing and registration
Locate forms and instructions for non-gaming and gaming vendors
Locate job opportunities currently available at the Massachusetts Gaming Commission.
Learn how to voluntary exclude yourself from all Massachusetts gaming venues for a pre-determined length of time.
MassGaming welcomes your comments and feedback.
Posted: January 30, 2015
See the full timeline for the licensing of the Category 1 and Category 2 licenses here.
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