Request Seeking Public Comment: MassGaming’s FY16 Proposed Budget

On June 16, 2015, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission issued a request for public comment regarding the proposed FY16 budget of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission. The Commission is seeking comments from licensee(s), applicants, and the public on the contents of the memo and any of the proposed costs discussed in the public meeting on June 11, 2015.

Comments must be received by 5:00pm on June 19, 2015. Please email comments to mgccomments@state.ma.us with ‘FY16 proposed budget’ in the subject line.

To view the recent memos presented to the Commission on the proposed FY16 budget, click below:

A Request for Public Comment: Amendments to regulations pertaining to Commission regulations, licensing and registration

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

  • 205 CMR 102.00 DRAFT Amendments: Construction and Application
  • 205 CMR 134.00 DRAFT Amendments: Licensing and Registration

Please email comments to mgccomments@state.ma.us with ‘draft regulation comment‘ in the subject line.  All written comments must be received by June 30, 2015 at 5:00 pm. 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 scheduled for June 30, 2015.

To view the draft regulations, click here:

Previous Request for Public Comment: RFA-2 application deadline for Region C (Southeastern Mass.)

The deadline for the site-specific applications (RFA-2) for a potential Southeastern Massachusetts (Region C) full-casino license has been set at no sooner than July 10.    Potential alternative application dates in August and September were discussed at the May 14, 2015 Commission meeting. Given the experience in other gaming regions (including surrounding community agreements that needed to be executed well after the RFA-2 deadlines) and the specific timetables in Region C (including the May 12th host community referendum in Brockton and June 23rd host community referendum in New Bedford), how should the Commission set an RFA-2 deadline that helps maximize the positive greatest possible economic development benefits and revenues to the people of the Commonwealth and also helps to reduce to the maximum extent possible the potentially negative or unintended consequences of expanded gaming in Region C?

Please email comments to mgccomments@state.ma.us with ‘Region C application‘ in the subject line.  All written comments must be received by May 26, 2015 at 5:00 pm. UPDATE: The comments period is now closed.

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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