A Request for Public Comment: Draft regulation amendments pertaining to Individuals Excluded from a Gaming Establishment

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

205 CMR 152.00: Individuals Excluded from a Gaming Establishment.  The amendments differentiate between the information regarding excluded individuals that will be posted publicly on the Commission’s website and the information about excluded individuals that is possessed by the Commission and made available to the casinos.

Please email comments to mgccomments@state.ma.us with ‘Excluded Individuals Regulations Comment’ in the subject line or send by mail to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission at 101 Federal Street, 12th Floor, Boston, MA. The Commission will accept comments until 5:00pm on January 27, 2017. The Commission will review any comments received.

To view the draft regulations, click here:

Request for Public Comment:  Table Game Rules Regulations

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is seeking public comment from interested members of the public and its gaming licensees on questions posed at its meeting on January 5, 2017, with respect to the Commission’s promulgation of regulations governing table game rules.  The questions are as follows:

  1. Will the Commission require that all games (including so-called “standard” games) go through an approval process in order to be authorized for play, or will it authorize particular games for play by some other method (e.g., authorization by regulation)?  If the Commission does require an approval process for all games, what will that approval process be?
  2. Will the Commission publish written rules for the “standard” games (g., poker, blackjack, craps, roulette)?
  3. What will be the application process for new table game rules and modified table game rules?  Will parties other than licensees be permitted to submit applications?
  4. What will be the Commission’s process for review and approval of new and modified table game rules?
  5. Will the Commission publish table game rules in its regulations, on its website, or in some other way?
  6. Will the Commission permit reciprocity for game rules that have been approved in other jurisdictions?  If so, will those game rules then be completely exempt from an approval process or will they be subject to a modified approval process?

To view the Table Games Memo presented during the meeting, click here:

Please email comments to mgccomments@state.ma.us with ‘table game rules’ in the subject line or send by mail to the Commission’s office at 101 Federal Street, Boston, MA. UPDATE: The Commission will accept comments until the close of business on Friday, January 20, 2016.

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: 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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