Request for Public Comment: Draft Amendments of Gaming Regulations
Notice is hereby provided that in accordance with G.L. c. 30A § 2, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (“Commission”) will convene a public hearing for purposes of gathering comments, ideas, and information relative to proposed amendments to 205 CMR. The proposal was developed pursuant to G.L. c. 23K § 5, as part of the Commission’s regulation promulgation process. The proposal includes the following amendments:
- 205 CMR 6.35: Pick (n) Pools. The proposed amendment describes the addition of further wagers to the regulation.
- 205 CMR 102.02: Definitions. The proposed amendments add the terms and define “Minority Business Enterprise (MBE),” “Veteran Business Enterprise (VBE),” and “Women Business Enterprise (WBE)” to now apply to post-construction casino operations as well as to the construction and development of the casinos.
- 205 CMR 143.02: Progressive Gaming Devices. This amendment to describe an update to progressive controller security provisions.
- 205 CMR 152.00: Individuals Excluded From a Gaming Establishment. The proposed amendments are general updates and clarifications to Involuntary Exclusion provisions to ensure effective application.
Scheduled hearing date and time: August 1, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.
Hearing location: Massachusetts Gaming Commission, 101 Federal Street, 12th Floor, Boston, Massachusetts.
A complete copy of the draft regulations referenced above may be downloaded by visiting www.massgaming.com and clicking on the ‘Regulations and Compliance’ tab. Anybody 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 the draft regulations may do so by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Draft Regulations Comment’ in the subject line. Please be certain to identify in your comments the section number of the regulation for which you are commenting. Comments must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, July 19, 2019.