A Request for Public Comment: Draft regulation amendments pertaining to progressive gaming devices

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

  • 205 CMR 143.02 DRAFT AMENDMENTS: Gaming Devices and Electronic Gaming Equipment
    The amendments supplement the previously adopted GLI (Gaming Laboratory International) standards pertaining to progressive slot machines and wide area progressive slot machines.

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. Comments must be submitted by May 26, 2017 at 4:00pm. There will be another opportunity for comments during the formal comment period.

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A Request for Public Comment: Draft regulation amendments pertaining to reporting and update requirements

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

  • 205 CMR 115.01 DRAFT AMENDMENTS: Phase 1 and New Qualifier Suitability Determination, Standards, and Procedures
    The amendments clarify licensee and qualifier reporting and update requirements to the Investigations and Enforcement Bureau.

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. Comments must be submitted by May 26, 2017 at 4:00pm. There will be another opportunity for comments during the formal comment period.

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A Request for Public Comment: Draft regulation amendments pertaining to administrative closure of a license application or registration

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

  • 205 CMR 134.14 DRAFT AMENDMENTS: Licensing and Registration of Employees, Vendors, Junket Enterprises and Representatives, and Labor Organizations
    The amendments change the administrative closure periods to 21 days each for gaming vendors and employees.

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.

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A Request for Public Comment: Draft regulation amendments pertaining to Surveillance of the Gaming Establishment

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

  • 205 CMR 141.00 DRAFT AMENDMENTS:  Surveillance of the Gaming Establishment
    The amendments conform to best practices within the industry.

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. Comments must be submitted by May 26, 2017 at 4:00pm. There will be another opportunity for comments during the formal comment period.

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UPDATE – A Request for Public Comment: Draft regulation amendments pertaining to gaming devices, accounting procedures and internal controls, continuing disclosure and reporting obligations of gaming licensees

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

  • 205 CMR 143.00 DRAFT AMENDMENTS: Gaming Devices and Electronic Gaming Equipment.
    The amendments adopts the GLI-11, version 3.0, by reference (including skill based gaming standards) with MA specific modifications and creates a standard distinguishing a slot machine from an automatic amusement device.
  • 205 CMR 138.56 DRAFT AMENDMENTS: Uniform Standards of Accounting Procedures and Internal Controls.
    The amendments requires a gaming licensee to ensure that the taxation provisions of the commission’s regulations are incorporated into its internal control procedures, and acknowledges the aggregate reporting of slot machine winnings provisions recently adopted by the IRS.
  • 205 CMR 139.04 DRAFT AMENDMENTS: Continuing Disclosure and Reporting Obligations of Gaming Licensees.
    The amendments require reports to be filed with the Commission pertaining to slot machines in a gaming establishment.

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 been scheduled for June 15, 2017 at 10:00am. Submitted comments must be received by June 16, 2017 at 4:00pm.

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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 been scheduled for June 15, 2017 at 10:00am. Submitted comments must be received by June 16, 2017 at 4:00pm.

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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 been scheduled for June 15, 2017 at 10:00am. Submitted comments must be received by June 16, 2017 at 4:00pm.

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Previous 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 comment period is now closed.

The draft rules can be found here.

Previous 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

The comment period is now closed.

To view the draft rules, please click here.

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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