A Request for Public Comment: Draft Regulations pertaining to temporary licensure, gaming equipment, employee credentials

Notice is hereby provided that in accordance with G.L. c. 30A, §2, that the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (“Commission”) will convene a public hearing for purposes of gathering comments, ideas, and information relative to a proposed new sections to 205 CMR.  The proposals were developed pursuant to G.L. c. 23K, §5, as part of the Commission’s regulation promulgation process.  The proposals include amendments to the following sections:

  • 205 CMR 134.03 DRAFT AMENDMENTS: Gaming Service Employees. This amendment would allow the Division of Licensing to extend the temporary time period for employee training in the pre-opening phase of a gaming establishment without those individuals having to become licensed or registered, following consideration of the gaming licensee’s written explanation of need, continuing training plan, and expected duration.  And,
  • 205 CMR 146.00 DRAFT AMENDMENTS: Gaming Equipment. This amendment is administrative in nature, removing section numbers throughout the regulation to allow for a simpler updating process of rules of the games as needed.
  • 205 CMR 138.15 DRAFT AMENDMENTS: Internal Control Procedures for Access Badge System and Issuance of Temporary License Credentials, and Restricted Areas. This proposed amendment updates the provisions related to credentials for key gaming employees, gaming employees, and gaming service employees.

Scheduled hearing date and time: Thursday, July 19th at 9:30am.
Hearing location: Offices of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, 101 Federal Street, 12th Floor, Boston, MA

Anyone wishing to offer comment on any of the draft regulations may appear at the public hearing at the designated date and time or submit written comments. Those who wish to submit written comments on a draft regulation may do so by sending an email to mgccomments@state.ma.us with “draft regulations comment” in the subject line.  Please be certain to identify in your comments the section number of the regulation on which you are commenting. Comments must be received by 4:00pm on Friday, July 13th 2018. 

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