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 not yet been scheduled.

To view the draft regulations, click here:

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.

Please email comments to mgccomments@state.ma.us with ‘gaming equipment’ in the subject line, or email them to 101 Federal Street, 12th Floor, Boston, MA, 02110. The Commission will accept public comments until Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at 4:00pm. There will be another opportunity for public comment in the formal regulation promulgation process.

To view the draft regulations, click here:

UPDATE: A 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.

To view the draft regulations, click below:

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. Comments must be received by April 6, 2017 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 has been scheduled for April 5, 2017 at 11:30am, at the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, 101 Federal Street, 12th Floor, Boston, MA.

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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