UPDATE: A Request for Public Comment: Draft regulation amendments pertaining to credit card cash advances in gaming establishments

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is seeking public comment on the draft regulation amendments below pertaining to credit card cash advances in gaming establishments. These amendments create a requirement for gaming licensees to implement reasonable measures to inhibit patrons from using credit to obtain cash for use at a gaming establishment. Three such measures are explicitly mandated by the amendments. Additionally, these amendments clarify the language of the regulation to address the uncertainty as to the meaning of “cash advance.”

Please email comments to mgccomments@state.ma.us with ‘cash advance regulation comment’ in the subject line. Comments must be submitted by August 26, 2016 at 4:00pm. The Commission will review any comments received, update the draft regulations where appropriate, and hold a public hearing on the matter. The public hearing will be held on August 25, 2016 at 11:00am at the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, 101 Federal Street, 12th Floor, Boston.

To view the draft regulations, click here:

A Request for Public Comment: Draft regulation amendments pertaining to thoroughbred racing, harness racing, and greyhound racing

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is seeking public comment on the draft regulation amendment below pertaining to thoroughbred racing, harness racing, and greyhound racing. The amendment governs a new section, 6.46: Pentafecta Pools, and provides the requirements and the means of distributing winnings for this method of wagering. Please email comments to mgccomments@state.ma.us with ‘pentafecta pools regulation comment’ in the subject line. Comments must be received by 4:00pm on July 15, 2016. The Commission will review any comments received, update the draft regulations where appropriate, and hold a public hearing on the matter on July 14, 2016.

To view the draft regulations, click here:

A Request for Public Comment: Draft regulation amendments pertaining to slot machines and other electronic gaming devices

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is seeking public comment on the draft amendments to regulations below pertaining to slot machines and other electronic gaming devices. Please email comments to mgccomments@state.ma.us with ‘slot machine regulation comment’ in the subject line. The Commission will review any comments received, update the draft regulations where appropriate, and hold a public hearing on the matter.  The public hearing has been not yet been scheduled.

To view the draft regulations, click here:

A Request for Public Comment: 2016 Community Mitigation Fund

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission hereby requests public comment on grant applications from the 2016 Community Mitigation Fund.

Please email comments to mgccomments@state.ma.us with ‘2016 Community Mitigation fund applications’ in the subject line. The Commission will review any comments received.

About the Community Mitigation Fund

As part of the effort to help offset impacts that may result from the development and operation of gaming facilities in the Commonwealth, the Massachusetts Legislature created the Community Mitigation Fund as part of the Expanded Gaming Act.

To read the full guidelines for the 2016 Community Mitigation Fund, click here.

To view the grant applications, please click below.

2016 Mitigation Reserve Fund Applications
2016 Transportation Planning Grant Applications
Use of 2015 Mitigation Reserve Fund Applications
2016 Specific Mitigation Impact Mitigation Fund Applications

A Request for Public Comment: Regulations pertaining to Race Horse Development Fund

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is seeking public comment on the draft regulations below pertaining to the Race Horse Development Fund. Please email comments to mgccomments@state.ma.us with ‘draft racing regulation comment’ in the subject line. The Commission will review any comments received, update the draft regulations where appropriate, and hold a public hearing on the matter.  The public hearing has been not yet been scheduled.

To view the draft regulations, click here:

A Request for Public Comment: Design changes proposed by Wynn MA, LLC

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is hereby requesting public comment on proposed design changes to the Region A category 1 gaming establishment. Wynn MA, LLC presented the proposed changes at Massachusetts Gaming Commission open public meetings held on March 19 and October 29, 2015. Please email comments to mgccomments@state.ma.us with ‘Wynn Design’ in the subject line.

At the October 29th Commission meeting, the Commission requested Wynn MA LLC to provide the following images of the proposed Wynn facility in Everett.

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Wynn Design D Assembly Row Station

Wynn Design A Bunker Hill Monument

Wynn Design B Charlestown Water

Wynn Design C Route 93

Please email comments to mgccomments@state.ma.us with ‘Wynn Design’ in the subject line.

A Request for Public Comment: Regulations pertaining to Horse Racing and Harness Horse Racing

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is seeking public comment on the below draft regulations pertaining to Horse Racing and Harness Horse Racing. Please email comments to mgccomments@state.ma.us with ‘draft racing regulation comment’ in the subject line. The Commission will review any comments received, update the draft regulations where appropriate, and hold a public hearing on the matter.  The public hearing has been not yet been scheduled.

To view the draft regulations, click here:

Previous Requests

See archived requests for public comment here.

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