UPDATE: A Request for Public Comment: New regulations pertaining to table games rules

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is seeking public comment on the proposed new regulation below:

  • 205 CMR 147.00 DRAFT:  Uniform Standards of the Games

These new regulations govern the authorization of the rules of the game for table games offered for play in a gaming establishment and the standards applicable to table games offered for play in a gaming establishment.

Please email comments to mgccomments@state.ma.us with ‘rules of the game’ 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 been scheduled for May 3, 2017 at 11:30am. Comments must be received by May 4, 2017 at 4:00pm.

To view the draft regulations, click here:

A Request for Public Comment: Draft regulation amendments pertaining to gaming devices and electronic game equipment

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

  • 205 CMR 143.02 DRAFT:  Gaming Devices and Electronic Gaming Equipment

    The amendments set forth the requirements for a gaming licensee to transfer a progressive jackpot.

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, please click below:

A Request for Public Comment: Draft regulations pertaining to sale and distribution of alcoholic beverages at gaming establishments

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

  • 205 CMR 136.08 DRAFT: Sale and Distribution of Alcoholic Beverages at Gaming Establishments

    The amendments will eliminate the requirement to list on a gaming beverage license the names and contact information for managers or other principals.

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, please click below:

A Request for Public Comment: Rules of the Game (Red Dog, Boston 5 stud poker, Double Cross Poker, Double Attack Blackjack, Four Card Poker, Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker, etc.)

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is seeking public comment on the following proposed table game rules of the game:

  • RED DOG
  • BOSTON 5 STUD POKER
  • DOUBLE CROSS POKER
  • DOUBLE ATTACK BLACKJACK
  • FOUR CARD POKER
  • TEXAS HOLD ‘EM BONUS POKER
  • FLOP POKER
  • TWO CARD JOKER POKER
  • ASIA POKER
  • ULTIMATE TEXAS HOLD ‘EM
  • WINNER’S POT POKER
  • SUPREME PAI GOW
  • MISSISSIPPI STUD
  • CASINO WAR

The draft rules can be found here.

Please email comments to mgccomments@state.ma.us with ‘rules of the game” in the subject line or mail them to Massachusetts Gaming Commission, 101 Federal Street, 12th Floor, Boston, MA. The comment period will remain open for 30 days following the POSTED date.

A Request for Public Comment: Table Games Rules (Red Dog, Mini Baccarat, Sic Bo, Pai Gow, Pai Gow Poker, Chemin De Fer, Poker, Caribbean Stud Poker, Double Down Stud, Let It Ride Poker, Spanish 21, Three Card Poker, Fast Action Hold’em, Colorado Hold’em)

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is seeking public comment on the following proposed table game rules of the game:

  • RED DOG
  • MINI BACCARAT
  • SIC BO
  • PAI GOW
  • PAI GOW POKER
  • BACCARAT – CHEMIN DE FER
  • POKER
  • CARIBBEAN STUD POKER
  • DOUBLE DOWN STUD
  • LET IT RIDE POKER
  • SPANISH 21
  • THREE CARD POKER
  • FAST ACTION HOLD ‘EM
  • COLORADO HOLD ‘EM POKER

To view the draft rules, please click here.

Please email comments to mgccomments@state.ma.us with ‘rules of the game’ in the subject line or send them to Massachusetts Gaming Commission, 101 Federal Street, 12th Floor, Boston, MA. The comment period will remain open for 30 days following the POSTED date.

A Request for Public Comment: New regulations pertaining to Gaming Equipment

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is seeking public comment on the proposed new regulation below:

  • 205 CMR 146.00 DRAFT: Gaming Equipment

These new regulations govern the gaming equipment utilized in the conduct of table games.

The comment period is now closed.

To view the draft regulations, click here:

Previous Request for Public Comment: Draft regulations 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. The amendments also add the Gaming Enforcement Division of the Office of the Attorney General as a referral source for individuals to be placed on the exclusion list and requires gaming licensees to notify the IEB in advance of ejecting an individual and to confiscate winnings from excluded individuals.

The comment period is now closed.

To view the draft regulations, click below:

Previous Request for Public Comment: Table Games Rules (Craps, Mini-Craps, Blackjack, Baccarat, Midi Baccarat, Roulette, Big Six Wheel, Red Dog)

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is seeking public comment on the following proposed table game rules of the game:

  • Craps and Mini-Craps
  • Blackjack
  • Baccarat
  • Midi Baccarat
  • Roulette and Big Six Wheel
  • Red Dog

The comment period is now closed.

The draft rules can be found here:

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