• To contact the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, check out our Contact page, or email mgccomments@massgaming.gov
  • The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is in the process of promulgating a number of regulations related to sports wagering in the Commonwealth. Please see our Proposed Rulemaking page to view those regulations and/or provide public comment on them.

2024 Draft Application to Conduct New Racing Meeting: The Massachusetts Gaming Commission requests public comment on the Draft Application to Conduct a New Racing Meeting in 2024. This application is for new applicants seeking licensure by the Commission. Proposed revisions to the 2023 Application are shown in red line.

Comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 22, 2023. Please email comments to mgccomments@state.ma.us with ‘horse racing application’ in the subject line.

The comments received and recommendations of the Racing Division will be reported to the Commission at its public meeting scheduled for August 24. By law, the Applications must be submitted by October 1. The Commission must “grant or dismiss” each application not later than November 15.

Health and Pension Distribution from the Race Horse Development Fund: Pursuant to G.L. c.23K, §60(c)(iii) the Massachusetts Gaming Commission must determine what portion, if any, of the 4% health and pension distribution from the Race Horse Development Fund shall be paid by the respective horsemen’s organizations which receive the funds to active and disabled thoroughbred jockeys or standardbred drivers for health insurance, life insurance or other benefits.

The Commission hereby requests public comment from any interested party or stakeholder relative to how much funding, if any, it should direct for such purposes. Specifically, information as to how the 4% is currently being distributed by the horsemen’s organizations, what funds are received by those organizations and the jockeys/drivers from other sources, how many jockeys/drivers would benefit from such funding, and any other relevant information would be helpful to the Commission in making its determination.

For complete wording of the statute, please click here.

Please email comments to mgccomments@state.ma.us  with ‘RHDF Jockey and Driver Benefits’ in the subject line by the close of business on Wednesday, August 23, 2023. The Commission will review any comments received and such comments will be made public. The topic is expected to be discussed and voted on by the Commission at its public meeting on Thursday, September 7, 2023.

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