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Notice of Public Hearing

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 regulation amendments in 205 CMR 146.  The proposals were developed pursuant to G.L. c. 23K § 5, as part of the Commission’s regulation promulgation process, and concern the following regulations:

205 CMR 146.13: Blackjack Table; Card Reader Device; Physical Characteristics; Inspections.  This amendment would eliminate a reference to the 6-5 blackjack game variation.

205 CMR 146.49: Cards: Receipt. Storage. Inspections, and Removal From Use.  This amendment would eliminate a reference to the 6-5 blackjack game variation.

205 CMR 146.51: Dealing Shoes: Automated Shuffling Devices.  This amendment would eliminate a reference to the 6-5 blackjack game variation.

Scheduled hearing date and time: Thursday, April 22, 2021, at 9:30 a.m.

Given the unprecedented circumstances, Governor Charles Baker issued an order to provide limited relief from certain provisions of the Open Meeting Law to protect the health and safety of the public and individuals interested in attending public meetings during the global Coronavirus pandemic. In keeping with the guidance provided, the Commission will conduct this hearing utilizing remote collaboration technology.

  • CONFERENCE CALL NUMBER:  1-646-741-5292  
  • PARTICIPANT CODE:  111 614 9449

A complete copy of the draft regulation referenced above may be downloaded by visiting www.massgaming.com, clicking on ‘Regulations and Compliance’ and selecting the ‘Proposed Rulemaking’ section. Anyone wishing to offer comments on this regulation can email caroline.torrisi@massgaming.gov and request the virtual hearing link to appear and speak.  Alternatively, written comments may also be submitted to that same email address with ‘Regulation Comment’ in the subject line. Comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 16, 2021.

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