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  • PART I ADMINISTRATION OF THE GOVERNMENT
  • TITLE II EXECUTIVE AND ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS OF THE COMMONWEALTH
  • CHAPTER 23K THE MASSACHUSETTS GAMING COMMISSION
  • Section 7 Administration and enforcement of chapters 128A and 128C; grant of simulcasting license to gaming establishment

[Text of section effective until July 31, 2016. For text effective July 31, 2016, 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, 2016. See 2011, 194, Sec. 112 as amended by 2014, 165, Sec. 192. For text effective until July 31, 2016, 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.