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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 7: Administration and enforcement of chapters 128A and 128C; grant of simulcasting license to gaming establishment

[ Text of section effective until July 31, 2021. For text effective July 31, 2021, see below.]

  Section 7. (a) The commission shall administer and enforce chapters 128A and 128C and any other general or special law related to pari-mutuel wagering or simulcasting. The commission shall serve as a host racing commission and an off-track betting commission for purposes of 15 U.S.C. 3001, et seq.

  (b) The commission may grant a simulcasting license to a gaming establishment; provided, however, that the commission shall assess a percentage of the wagering received on in-state and out-of-state thoroughbred and harness races equal to that paid by a licensee under chapter 128C and the assessment shall be allocated to the Race Horse Development Fund established in section 60 to support purse assistance and breeding programs; provided further, that in granting any such license to a gaming establishment, the commission shall take into consideration the impact on preexisting facilities licensed pursuant to chapter 128A and said chapter 128C.

Chapter 23K: Section 7. Administration and enforcement of laws related to pari-mutuel wagering and simulcasting; grant of simulcasting license to gaming establishment or entity previously licensed pursuant to chapters 128A or 128C

[ Text of section as amended by 2011, 194, Sec. 17 effective July 31, 2021. See 2011, 194, Sec. 112 as amended by 2014, 165, Sec. 192; 2016, 176, Sec. 12B; 2017, 56, Sec. 14; 2018, 159, Sec. 14; 2019, 47, Sec. 14; 2020, 1, Sec. 14; and 2020, 106, Sec. 14. For text effective until July 31, 2021, see above.]

  Section 7. (a) The commission shall administer and enforce any general and special law related to pari-mutuel wagering and simulcasting. The commission shall serve as a host racing commission and an off-track betting commission for purposes of 15 U.S.C. 3001, et seq.

  (b) The commission may grant a simulcasting license to a gaming establishment or an entity previously licensed pursuant to chapter 128A or chapter 128C; provided, however, that the commission shall require that a minimum of 10 per cent of the wagering received on in-state and out-of-state thoroughbred and harness races be allocated to the Race Horse Development Fund established in section 60 to support purse assistance and breeding programs; provided further, that in granting any such license to a gaming establishment, the commission shall take into consideration the impact on preexisting facilities previously licensed pursuant to said chapters 128A and 128C.