Monday, July 08, 2013

Casino and gaming update

Want to know more about gaming in Massachusetts? The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has a great website with up-to-date information. The General Law has established two phases. Phase 1 details the contents, process, fees, procedures and standards for the initial Phase 1 qualification stage of the licensing process for gaming licenses. Phase 2 focus is on the merits of an applicant’s proposed gaming establishment and other matters within the Commission’s jurisdiction. The Commissions regulations can be found here.

Phase two is now underway. The Commission hopes to have slot machine parlors by December of 2013 and casino licenses for eastern and western Massachusetts by April 2014. A timeline can be found here. . You can also find information on our 'Law About Gambling' page and our 'Law about Indian Casinos' page.