Public Record Requests
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is required to respond to all requests for access to public records as soon as practicable and within ten business days of receipt of the request. A “public record” means all books, papers, maps, photographs, recorded tapes, financial statements, statistical tabulations, or other documentary materials or data, regardless of physical form or characteristics, made or received by any Commissioner or employee of the Commission. There are, however, nineteen exemptions to the Public Records Law and these exemptions can be found in G.L. c. 4, §7(26) (a-t).
In order to ensure the accuracy of the response, the Commission requests that public record requests be made in writing either by mail or hand delivery to:
Records Access Officer
Massachusetts Gaming Commission
101 Federal Street, 12th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
Or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please ensure that the request specifies the precise records sought and the name and address (or email address) of the person to whom the response should be forwarded. Records maintained by the Commission include, but are not limited to: license applications and decisions; notices of meetings; open meeting agendas and minutes; notices of hearings; hearing decisions; notices of regulations proposed under G.L. c. 30A; grant applications and awards; agency budgets; agency correspondence. Please note that many of these records are available on the Commission’s website.
Please note that the Commission may assess a fee of 5¢ per black and white photocopy or computer printout, and may assess a fee commensurate with the search and segregation time spent by Commission employees to respond to the request. The Commission will review each request to determine whether a fee is appropriate and in that event will generate an estimate for the requestor prior to assembling a response. For information about the Public Records Law please review A Guide to the Massachusetts Public Records Law published by the Secretary of the Commonwealth.