Investigations and Enforcement Bureau
The Investigations and Enforcement Bureau (IEB) is the largest department at the Massachusetts Gaming Commission. The IEB is tasked with ensuring the integrity of Massachusetts gaming operations.
The IEB has an investigatory side, staffed with members of the Massachusetts State Police Gaming Enforcement Unit and Financial Investigators, who complete background checks and ongoing suitability determinations on casinos, vendors and employees of the gaming establishments. The IEB is a law enforcement agency, with subpoena power and broad investigatory authority to make sure that the people and business entities involved with gaming meet established standards of integrity, honesty and good character.
The IEB also has an enforcement side, staffed with Gaming Agents, who ensure that the Massachusetts casinos are in compliance with all regulations promulgated by the Commission. Gaming Agents have an on-site presence at the casinos to ensure that day-to-day operations are running fairly and correctly, and Agents also participate in routine audits of the casinos’ financial operations. The IEB coordinates with the Massachusetts State Police, local police, the Office of the Attorney General, and the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission in order to perform its duties.