Amendment #16, as changed to H3977

Greyhound Racing

Representatives Hill of Ipswich and Ferguson of Holden move to amend the bill by inserting after section 1, the following section:-

SECTION 1A. Section 7 of chapter 4 of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out clause Tenth, as inserted by section 1, and inserting in place thereof the following clause:-

Tenth, “Illegal gaming”, a banking or percentage game played with cards, dice, tiles, dominoes, or an electronic, electrical or mechanical device or machine for money, property, checks, credit or any representative of value, but excluding: (i) a lottery game conducted by the state lottery commission, under sections 24, 24A and 27 of chapter 10; (ii) a game conducted under chapter 23K; (iii) sports wagering conducted under chapter 23N; (iv) pari-mutuel wagering on horse races under chapters 128A and 128C; (v) a game of bingo conducted under chapter 271; and (vi) charitable gaming conducted under said chapter 271.

And by inserting after section 4 the following section:-

SECTION 4B. Chapter 128C of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting the following new section:-

Section 9. Notwithstanding sections 1 to 8, inclusive, or any other general or special law to the contrary, no racing meeting licensee, including licensees holding racing meetings in connection with a state or county fair as defined in section 1 of chapter 128A, may simulcast or accept a simulcast wager on greyhound dog racing.

SECTION 24. Section 1A and 4B shall take effect 2 years after the effective date of this act.

Additional co-sponsor(s) added to Amendment #16, as changed to H3977

Greyhound Racing


Michelle M. DuBois

Natalie M. Higgins

Jack Patrick Lewis

Steven C. Owens

Michelle L. Ciccolo

Mike Connolly

David Paul Linsky

Erika Uyterhoeven

Tami L. Gouveia

Nika C. Elugardo

David Allen Robertson