A Request for Public Comment: Draft regulation amendments regarding licensing and registration

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is seeking public comment on the draft regulation amendments below.

205 CMR 134.00 Licensing and Registration of Employees, Vendors, Junket Enterprises and Representatives, and Labor Organizations. These amendments include a set of proposed regulation updates to 205 CMR 134 resulting from a review of the past 18 months of MGC licensing operations to identify areas for process improvement and to gain efficiencies.  The amendments set new requirements to initiate a vendor registration, create an administrative closure process, modify secondary vendor determinations and scoping, create a de minimus exemption for vendor registration, provide greater discretion to the Division of Licensing to modify application forms, change the approval process for Gaming Vendors-Primary and Key Gaming Executives, provide the ability for an applicant to prove rehabilitation before a denial is issued, modify the process by which Labor Organizations submit information to the Commission, and incorporate direct reference to the current hearing regulations contained in 205 CMR 101.

Please email comments to mgccomments@state.ma.us with ‘licensing and registration 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.

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A Request for Public Comment: Draft regulation amendments regarding licensing and registration, accounting procedures and internal controls, approval of slot machines and electronic gaming equipment, and possession of slot machines

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is seeking public comment on the draft regulation amendments below.

205 CMR 134.00: Licensing and Registration of Employees, Vendors, Junket Enterprises and Representatives, and Labor Organizations.  These amendments remove the application submission requirement for non-gaming vendor registrants to have an employee fingerprinted under the supervision of the Commission. The Commission will retain the discretion to require the fingerprinting of officers or employees of any non-gaming registrants.

205 CMR 138.00: Uniform Standards of Accounting Procedures and Internal Controls. These amendments create requirements that drop boxes, bill validators, ticket vouchers, printer paper, tokens, revenue, and all locks and slot seals are removed from an electronic gaming device prior to removal of the device from the gaming floor, or the gaming facility.

205 CMR 144.00: Approval of Slot Machines and Electronic Gaming Equipment and Testing Laboratories. These amendments clarify the certification and delivery procedures for electronic gaming devices. The amendments describe the notice requirements for delivery of new devices, and the Commission approval requirements for installation, modification, and movement of devices. The amendments also define “prototype” and “modification” in order to clarify what components must be certified or approved.

205 CMR 145.00: Possession of Slot Machines. These amendments update the procedures for possession and transportation of electronic gaming devices to accord with the certification and approval requirements as updated by the amendments to 205 CMR 144.00.

Please email comments to mgccomments@state.ma.us with ‘draft regulation comment’ in the subject line. Comments must be submitted by September 22, 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 September 21, 2016 at 11:00am at the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, 101 Federal Street, 12th Floor, Boston.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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