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

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is seeking public comment on the following draft regulation:

  • 205 CMR 149.00 DRAFT AMENDMENTS: 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: Regulations pertaining to Transfer of Interest

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is proposing the amendment of regulations 205 CMR 102 and 205 CMR 116; and the addition of a new regulation 205 CMR 129.  The following amendments and new regulation govern the requirements and procedures for transferring any interest held in a gaming license or gaming establishment.

  • 205 CMR 102.02 DRAFT Amendments: Construction and Application
  • 205 CMR 116.08 – 116.11 DRAFT Amendments: Persons Required to be Licensed or Qualified
  • 205 CMR 129.00 DRAFT: Review of a Proposed Transfer of Interest

Please email comments to mgccomments@state.ma.us with ‘draft 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 will take place on February 11, 2016 at 10:00a.m., at the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, 101 Federal Street, 12th Floor, Boston, MA.

Public comments must be received by 4:00p.m. on Friday, February 12, 2016.

To view the draft regulations, click here:

A Request for Public Comment: Regulations pertaining to Licensing and new qualifiers

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is seeking public comment on the following draft regulations:

  • 205 CMR 116.07 DRAFT Amendments: Qualification of New Qualifiers (These amendments will allow a new qualifier to perform duties once a completed application is submitted and the Bureau approves the individual to perform duties during the suitability process).
  • 205 CMR 134.12 DRAFT Amendments: Temporary Licenses (The amendment allows the Commission to issue temporary licenses for gaming employees and gaming vendors upon submission of required documents, preliminary review to determine whether there are any disqualifiers or know reasons why suitability may not be found, and provided that no further information requiring further investigation is found).
  • 205 CMR 134.16 DRAFT Amendments: Term of Licenses (These amendments will increase the initial term of licenses from three years to five years for key gaming employees and gaming employees

Please email comments to mgccomments@state.ma.us with ‘draft 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 will take place on February 11, 2016 at 10:00a.m., at the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, 101 Federal Street, 12th Floor, Boston, MA.

Public comments must be received by 4:00p.m. on Friday, February 12, 2016.

To view the draft regulations, click here:

A Request for Public Comment: Skill Based Gaming

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission invites public comment on the topic of skill based gaming. Where the Commission anticipates promulgating regulations allowing for the utilization of such devices, any comments and ideas on the subject are welcome, and specific input is requested on the following topics:

  • Areas where GLI-11 as it presently exists (or other applicable GLI standards) are insufficient to provide for the regulation of skill based gaming devices;
  • Whether the Commission should set a maximum tolerance for skill based games;
  • Unique issues involving skill based gaming devices that require clarification from the Commission.

Any party interested in discussing skill based gaming with Commission staff, or meeting in person, is invited to submit such a request. Further, the Commission welcomes interested manufacturers to schedule time to demonstrate skill based gaming device(s) to the Commission and/or staff. Please email comments and/or requests to mgccomments@state.ma.us with ‘Skill Based Gaming’ in the subject line.

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:

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 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 the Massachusetts Gaming Commission open public meeting held on October 29th, 2015.

Please find the proposed design changes, and video of the open public meeting, below:

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 following draft regulations:

  • 205 CMR 2.00 DRAFT: General Rules
  • 205 CMR 3.00 DRAFT: Harness Horse Racing
  • 205 CMR 4.00 DRAFT: 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:

 A Request for Public Comment: Suitability for Resort-Casino Applicants

Pursuant to the Commission’s regulations, 205 CMR 115.04 (4), the commission continues to welcome public comment regarding suitability for all current gaming applicants. Those who wish to submit written comments may do so by sending an email to mgccomments@state.ma.us with ‘Applicant Suitability’ in the subject line.

Previous Requests

See archived requests for public comment here.

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