A Request for Public Comment: Draft regulation amendments pertaining to Gaming Day, Floor Plans, Voluntary Self-Exclusion, and Notice to the Commission of Changes

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission requests comment on the draft proposal below. The proposal contains amendments to existing regulations governing the establishment of a ‘gaming day’ and the process by which ‘unsecured funds’ are handled as well as related financial reconciliation mechanisms. A public hearing will be convened in the future relative to this proposal. Until that time, informal written comments are welcome.

Anybody wishing to offer comment on any of the draft amendments may submit written comments 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 4:00pm on Friday, February 9th, 2018.

A Request for Public Comment: Draft regulation amendments pertaining to gaming day, gaming school curriculum

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission hereby requests public comments on the following draft regulation amendments:

  • 205 CMR 138.28, 138.33, 138.68, 140.02 DRAFT AMENDMENTS.
    The amendments address such things as the establishment of a gaming day by the gaming licensee, and procedures to ensure that all funds located inside a slot machine are properly accounted for. These regulations are authorized pursuant to G.L. c.23K, §§4(37) and 5.
  • 205 CMR 137.02 DRAFT AMENEDMENTS.
    This amendment clarifies the mandate pertaining to the responsible gaming component of a gaming school curriculum. This regulation is authorized pursuant to G.L. c.23K. 4§§(37) and 5.

To view the draft regulations, click here:

Anyone wishing to offer comment on any of the draft regulations may appear at the public hearing on January 28, 2017 at 10:00am. Those who wish to submit written comments on the draft regulation may do so by sending an email to mgccomments@state.ma.us with “draft regulations comment” in the subject line or mailing them to Massachusetts Gaming Commission, 101 Federal Street, 12th Floor, Boston. Please be certain to identify in your comments the section number of the regulation on which you are commenting. Comments must be received by 4:00 pm on Friday, January 26, 2018.

A Request for Public Comment: Draft table game equipment regulations

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is seeking public comment on the draft regulations below:

  • 205 CMR 146.00 DRAFT: Gaming Equipment
    This new regulation outlines the standards applicable to the various types of equipment used in the table games offered for play in a gaming establishment.

Please email comments to mgccomments@state.ma.us with ‘draft regulation amendments’ in the subject line, or mail them to 101 Federal Street, 12th Floor, Boston, MA, 02110. The Commission will review any comments received, update the draft regulations where appropriate, and hold a public hearing on the matter. The public hearing has been scheduled for Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 10:00am at the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, 101 Federal Street, 12th Floor, Boston, MA. All submitted comments must be received by December 1, 2017 at 4:00pm.

To view the draft regulations, click here:

Previous Request for Public Comment: Rules of the Game (Red Dog, Boston 5 stud poker, Double Cross Poker, Double Attack Blackjack, Four Card Poker, Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker, etc.)

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is seeking public comment on the following proposed table game rules of the game:

  • RED DOG
  • BOSTON 5 STUD POKER
  • DOUBLE CROSS POKER
  • DOUBLE ATTACK BLACKJACK
  • FOUR CARD POKER
  • TEXAS HOLD ‘EM BONUS POKER
  • FLOP POKER
  • TWO CARD JOKER POKER
  • ASIA POKER
  • ULTIMATE TEXAS HOLD ‘EM
  • WINNER’S POT POKER
  • SUPREME PAI GOW
  • MISSISSIPPI STUD
  • CASINO WAR

The comment period is now closed.

The draft rules can be found here.

Previous Request for Public Comment: Table Games Rules (Red Dog, Mini Baccarat, Sic Bo, Pai Gow, Pai Gow Poker, Chemin De Fer, Poker, Caribbean Stud Poker, Double Down Stud, Let It Ride Poker, Spanish 21, Three Card Poker, Fast Action Hold’em, Colorado Hold’em)

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is seeking public comment on the following proposed table game rules of the game:

  • RED DOG
  • MINI BACCARAT
  • SIC BO
  • PAI GOW
  • PAI GOW POKER
  • BACCARAT – CHEMIN DE FER
  • POKER
  • CARIBBEAN STUD POKER
  • DOUBLE DOWN STUD
  • LET IT RIDE POKER
  • SPANISH 21
  • THREE CARD POKER
  • FAST ACTION HOLD ‘EM
  • COLORADO HOLD ‘EM POKER

The comment period is now closed.

To view the draft rules, please click here.

Previous Request for Public Comment: Table Games Rules (Craps, Mini-Craps, Blackjack, Baccarat, Midi Baccarat, Roulette, Big Six Wheel, Red Dog)

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is seeking public comment on the following proposed table game rules of the game:

  • Craps and Mini-Craps
  • Blackjack
  • Baccarat
  • Midi Baccarat
  • Roulette and Big Six Wheel
  • Red Dog

The comment period is now closed.

The draft rules can be found here:

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