Derek Helling

Derek Helling is a freelance journalist who resides in Chicago. He is a 2013 graduate of the University of Iowa and covers the intersections of sports with business and the law.

Despite Speaker’s Optimism, Massachusetts House Excludes Sports Betting Revenue From Budget

Massachusetts House Speaker Ron Mariano says sports betting legalization could happen in the Bay State this year. However, his colleagues don’t seem as optimistic. A telling clue: The House excluded MA sports betting revenue in its budget plan. While not a death knell for enabling legislation, it isn’t a great sign for gambling expansion proponents in […] Read More
Posted on: April 29, 2021 | News | Derek Helling

With Tightened COVID-19 Restrictions In Place, Massachusetts Casinos Remain Open

As coronavirus hospitalizations and positivity rates hospitalizations and positivity rates increase in Massachusetts, businesses across the Bay State are taking measures to limit transmission of the virus. That means the reintroduction of COVID-19 restrictions casinos in the state put in place earlier this year. The recent protocols involve not only casino gaming but also both […] Read More
Posted on: November 19, 2020 | News | Derek Helling
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