Massachusetts to discuss return of more games

As of July 1, gambling and banking-related logos may not appear together on any surface.
As of July 1, gambling and banking-related logos may not appear together on any surface.

The state’s gaming commission will hear arguments today for re-instating craps, roulette and poker.

US.- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission will decide at a virtual meeting with casinos today (Thursday) whether to allow craps, roulette and poker to resume.

The meeting was requested by the two casinos in the state that offer the games: Encore Boston Harbor and MGM Springfield.

Massachusetts casinos reopened in the first half of July, after closing mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the MGC did not permit craps, roulette and poker under the new pandemic regulations.

The hearing between casino representatives and regulators will take place through a teleconferencing platform.

While the casinos have only specifically requested the return of craps and roulette, poker has been added to the agenda for the meeting.

Karen Wells, the MGC’s executive director, is to prepare a general report for the commission.

MGM Springfield said: “We appreciate the Gaming Commission’s consideration of our request as we progress through a phased reopening with the health and safety of our employees and guests at the forefront of any decisions.”