A Rhode Island lawmaker plans to introduce an online lottery bill on Thursday. The bill is modeled after legislation passed in New Hampshire in 2017.
The Rhode Island legislature is considering online gambling as it faces a $60 million budget deficit this year and a projected $230 million shortfall next year.
Online lottery proponents testified to MA lawmakers about how online lottery would help, not hurt, the existing lottery industry in the state.
Massachusetts Gov.Charlie Baker thinks the state should take it slow and study the current states with legal online lottery before legislating it.
MA AG Maura Healey’s appointee to the Special Commission looking into online gaming and DFS used faulty logic to voice the AG’s opposition to iGaming.
The Special Commission on Online Gaming and DFS has released a draft of its final report and it contains some interesting findings and recommendations.
The Massachusetts Special Commission on Online Gaming and Fantasy Sports will meet tomorrow and likely recommend online gambling to MA legislature.
Looks like online gambling supporters in Massachusetts will have to wait until 2018. Senate President Stan Rosenberg says online bills on the back burner.