Enforcement Counsel, Gaming & Sports Wagering

Boston, MA, USA

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission

About the Role

Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Works in collaboration with and advises the Gaming Agents and members of the GEU in preparing notices of violation(s) and enforcement actions, including the assessment of civil administrative penalties, to address casino and vendor noncompliance under the gaming law, as well as noncompliance by those who hold licenses under the sports wagering law.

Works directly with management of casinos and sports wagering operators towards informal disposition of civil administrative penalties by way of agreed settlements in appropriate circumstances, after considering input from the Gaming Agents Division, and in accordance with gaming and sports wagering law and regulations.

Provides legal guidance to the Gaming Agents Division regarding the regulatory audits and monitoring functions performed by that Division; the ongoing review of the casinos’ and sports wagering operators’ Internal Controls to ensure consistency with all regulatory requirements; and in identifying and managing areas of risk.

Works in collaboration with the MGC’s General Counsel’s Office to identify and promulgate regulations and regulatory amendments to gaming and sports wagering regulations as necessary.

Maintains knowledge of the Massachusetts gaming and sports wagering laws, and issues that impact suitability for licensure of casino employees and vendors, as well as those who hold sports wagering licenses.

Works in collaboration with the MGC’s Licensing Division and the GEU, as well as the civilian investigators in the Financial Investigations Division in performing the background reviews of individuals and vendors who are seeking qualification or licensure for employment at, or selling goods and/or providing services to, the licensed casinos and sports wagering operators in Massachusetts.

Prepares and reviews suitability reports and/or summaries pertaining to high level casino employees, gaming vendors, and sports wagering operators and vendors as needed.

Works with IEB Paralegal to prepare and review adverse action notices for applicants, licensees, and registrants who are disqualified or may be unsuitable for licensure or registration under Massachusetts law, as well as MGC involuntary exclusion list orders.

Prepares and presents cases for hearings before an impartial hearings officer, including preparation and introduction of exhibits; witness preparation and examination; opening statements and closing arguments; and filing motions and briefs where necessary.

Other duties as assigned.

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About the Company

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) is seeking to hire an Attorney to work as Enforcement Counsel within the MGC’s Investigations & Enforcement Bureau (IEB). The IEB is the primary enforcement agent for regulatory matters under the Massachusetts gaming law (M.G.L. c. 23K) and sports wagering law (M.G.L. c. 23N), which the MGC is in the process of implementing. Under the direction of the Chief Enforcement Counsel, the Enforcement Counsel will work in conjunction with, and provide legal guidance, to members of the MGC’s civilian Gaming Agents Division (Gaming Agent’s Division) and the Mass. State Police Gaming Enforcement Unit (GEU) on regulatory matters. The Enforcement Counsel will also work collaboratively with the IEB's civilian Financial Investigations Division, the IEB's Paralegal, and the Commission's Licensing Division to reach well-reasoned determinations that comport with the legal and policy objectives of the gaming and sports wagering laws.