A Request for Public Comment: Draft regulation amendments pertaining to progressive gaming devices

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is seeking public comment on the proposed amendments to the regulations below:

  • 205 CMR 143.02 DRAFT AMENDMENTS: Gaming Devices and Electronic Gaming Equipment
    The amendments supplement the previously adopted GLI (Gaming Laboratory International) standards pertaining to progressive slot machines and wide area progressive slot machines.

Please email comments to mgccomments@state.ma.us with ‘draft regulation amendments’ in the subject line, or mail them to 101 Federal Street, 12th Floor, Boston, MA, 02110. 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 not yet been scheduled.

To view the draft regulations, click here:

A Request for Public Comment: Draft regulation amendments pertaining to reporting and update requirements

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is seeking public comment on the proposed amendments to the regulations below:

  • 205 CMR 115.01 DRAFT AMENDMENTS: Phase 1 and New Qualifier Suitability Determination, Standards, and Procedures
    The amendments clarify licensee and qualifier reporting and update requirements to the Investigations and Enforcement Bureau.

Please email comments to mgccomments@state.ma.us with ‘draft regulation amendments’ in the subject line, or mail them to 101 Federal Street, 12th Floor, Boston, MA, 02110. 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 not yet been scheduled.

To view the draft regulations, click here:

A Request for Public Comment: Draft regulation amendments pertaining to administrative closure of a license application or registration

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is seeking public comment on the proposed amendments to the regulations below:

  • 205 CMR 134.14 DRAFT AMENDMENTS: Licensing and Registration of Employees, Vendors, Junket Enterprises and Representatives, and Labor Organizations
    The amendments change the administrative closure periods to 21 days each for gaming vendors and employees.

Please email comments to mgccomments@state.ma.us with ‘draft regulation amendments’ in the subject line, or mail them to 101 Federal Street, 12th Floor, Boston, MA, 02110. 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 not yet been scheduled.

To view the draft regulations, click here:

A Request for Public Comment: Draft regulation amendments pertaining to Surveillance of the Gaming Establishment

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is seeking public comment on the proposed amendments to the regulations below:

  • 205 CMR 141.00 DRAFT AMENDMENTS:  Surveillance of the Gaming Establishment
    The amendments conform to best practices within the industry.

Please email comments to mgccomments@state.ma.us with ‘draft regulation amendments’ in the subject line, or mail them to 101 Federal Street, 12th Floor, Boston, MA, 02110. 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 not yet been scheduled.

To view the draft regulations, click here:

A Request for Public Comment: 2017 Community Mitigation Fund applications

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission hereby requests public comment on grant applications from the 2017 Community Mitigation Fund.

Please email comments to mgccomments@state.ma.us with ‘2017 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. Pursuant to the Act, applications for funds are annually due in the beginning of February [February 1, 2017].

Over the next few years while the gaming facilities are being constructed and particularly when the facilities are operational, the Community Mitigation Fund will play a pivotal role in helping communities and others address impacts. The Commission looks forward to an ongoing dialogue with communities and other interested parties regarding the use of these funds in the future. Once Category 1 (full casino) facilities are operational, significant new funds will be deposited annually into the Community Mitigation Fund. However, at least through 2018, the Community Mitigation Fund will need to rely on one-time funds deposited by gaming licensees as part of their gaming license fees.

To read the full guidelines for the 2017 Community Mitigation Fund, click here.

For more information on the 2017 Community Mitigation Fund, click here.

2017 Funds for Mitigation of Specific Impacts
2017 Transportation Planning Grant Applications
2017 Workforce Development Pilot Program Grant Applications
2017 Tribal Gaming Technical Assistance Grant Applications
2017 Mitigation Reserve Fund Applications

A Request for Public Comment: Design changes proposed by MGM Springfield

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is hereby requesting public comment on proposed design changes to the Region B category 1 gaming establishment. MGM Springfield presented on the proposed changes at the Massachusetts Gaming Commission open public meetings held on September 24th, November 5th, and December 3rd, 2015, as well as January 21, 2016. Please find the proposed design changes, and video of the open public meetings, below:

Further detail regarding MGM Springfield’s proposed changes is included in a Site Plan Review presented to representatives of the City of Springfield on October 10th, 2015. In addition, further detail is included MGM Springfield’s Preliminary Application and Parcel List, as well as the Notice of Project change, filed with the Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs on October 15th, 2015.

Additional documents relative to MGM Springfield’s proposed design:

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

A Request for Public Comment: Design changes proposed by Wynn Boston Harbor

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is hereby requesting public comment on proposed design changes to the Region A category 1 gaming establishment. Wynn Boston Harbor (formerly Wynn Everett) presented the proposed changes at Massachusetts Gaming Commission open public meetings held on March 19 and October 29, 2015, as well as March 22 and October 26, 2016, and February 16, 2017. Please email comments to mgccomments@state.ma.us with ‘Wynn Design’ in the subject line.

At the October 29, 2015 Commission meeting, the Commission requested Wynn Boston Harbor 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

Previous Requests

See archived requests for public comment here.

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