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:

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 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 for which you are commenting.  Comments must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, July 19, 2019.

Request for Public Comment: Proposed FY20 MGC Budget

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is seeking public comment on its fiscal year 2020 (FY20) proposed budget. On June 6, 2019, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission reviewed the proposed FY20 budget during a public meeting and is now issuing a request for public comment. The Commission is seeking comments from licensee(s), applicants, and the public on the contents of the budget memo.

Comments must be received by 3:00pm on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Please email comments to mgccomments@state.ma.us with ‘FY20 proposed budget’ in the subject line.

To view the recent memos presented to the Commission on the proposed FY20 budget, click below:

A Request for Public Comment: 2019 Community Mitigation Fund Applications

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission hereby requests public comment on grant applications from the 2019 Community Mitigation Fund.

Please email comments to mgccomments@state.ma.us with ‘2019 Community Mitigation Fund applications’ in the subject line. The Commission will review any comments received before making a determination on each application. Awards are expected to be decided by the Commission by June 30, 2019.

About the 2019 Community Mitigation Fund

Since its inception, the Commission has worked to help the Commonwealth realize the benefits of expanded gaming. These benefits include the thousands of expected jobs for Massachusetts residents in the areas of construction, hospitality and tourism, and the generation of millions of dollars in new revenue for the Commonwealth and its cities and towns. The Commission has also worked to help the Commonwealth avoid or minimize potential negative impacts associated with the arrival of expanded gaming. As part of the effort to help offset impacts that may result from the development and operation of gaming facilities in the Commonwealth, the Massachusetts Legislature created the Community Mitigation Fund (“CMF”) as part of the Expanded Gaming Act.

The Commission looks forward to an ongoing dialogue with communities and other interested parties regarding the use of these funds in the future.

To read the full guidelines for the 2019 Community Mitigation Fund, click here.

For more information on the 2019 Community Mitigation Fund, click here.

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