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Sportradar, Genius Sports approved to operate in Massachusetts

Sportradar, Genius Sports Get Sports Betting Vendor Licenses in MA

With a successful launch of retail sports betting on Jan. 31, Massachusetts looks forward to the debut of online sports betting in late February or early March. That process includes the licensure of sports betting vendors, and two of the leading companies achieved that status this week. Both Sportradar and Genius Sports were granted temporary […]
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Op-ed on Massachusetts sports betting responsible gambling from

Op-Ed: Massachusetts Sports Betting Companies Must Prioritize Responsible Gambling

William J. Pascrell, III and Martin Lycka submitted this article to PlayMA for publication, and the opinions expressed in this article are theirs.  Legal sports betting has arrived in Massachusetts, just months after it was signed into law by Governor Baker, with retail betting to launch at three locations on Jan. 31 — just in […]
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Bet365 withdraws Massachusetts online sportsbook application

Bet365 Pulls Its Massachusetts Online Sportsbook License Application

At a meeting this week of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, UK-based sports betting operator bet365 announced it will not seek to offer Massachusetts sports betting as an online partner of Raynham Park. That decision follows the news last week that Raynham forged a deal with Caesars Sportsbook to offer in-person sports betting. Massachusetts will launch […]
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Pro athletes lobby for protection from angry sports bettors in Massachusetts

Athletes Ask for Protection From Angry Sports Bettors in Massachusetts

Representatives of the MLB Players Association, NFL Players Association, National Basketball Players Association, and NHL Players’ Association appeared before the Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Monday asking for fairness for their members as the launch of Massachusetts sports betting approaches. Steve Fehr, special counsel to the NHL Players’ Association, pointed out that sports betting “is built […]
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Retail Caesars Sportsbook will open at Raynham Park in Massachusetts

Retail Caesars Sportsbook Coming to Raynham Park in Massachusetts

In addition to the Caesars Sportsbook Massachusetts app, Caesars will also open a retail sportsbook in Massachusetts. Pending approval from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, Caesars will open a retail sportsbook at Raynham Park, the company announced on Monday. Raynham Park, a simulcast horse betting facility 40 miles south of Boston, is not expected to be […]
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Not Enough Dealers For Poker Rooms

Massachusetts To Launch Sports Betting January 31 at 10 a.m.

The time has finally come! After years on the sidelines, Massachusetts sports betting is set to launch on Tuesday, January 31 at 10 a.m. At that time, sports betting in Massachusetts will be fully legal at three retail casinos in the state: MGM Springfield, Encore Boston Harbor, and Plainridge Park Casino. With the January 31 […]
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Bill proposes to add a new casino in Leominster area

Gambling Revenue At Massachusetts Casinos Rises In 2022, Year Ends With Gains

December was a good month for casinos in the Commonwealth. With the expected opening day of their retail sportsbooks at the end of January, Massachusetts casinos entered the New Year with an uptick in gross gaming revenue (GGR) from table games and slots to cap 2022 on a good note. With 2020’s pandemic lows behind […]
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Ranking the 11 sportsbook apps coming to Massachusetts

Ranking the 11 Online Sportsbook Apps Coming to Massachusetts

No official launch date has been announced for online sports betting in Massachusetts.  But we do now know which 11 online sportsbook apps will be the first to go live in the state, likely in March. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has approved MA online sports betting licenses for: DraftKings, FanDuel, BetMGM, Caesars Sportsbook, PointsBet, Bally […]
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6 more sports betting apps get approved for MA online sportsbook licenses

6 More Apps Get Final Approval for MA Online Sportsbook Licenses

All six companies that applied for untethered Category 3 Massachusetts online sports betting licenses got the final stamp of approval from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Thursday. DraftKings, FanDuel, Bally Bet, Betr, PointsBet, and Betway are now cleared to prepare their Massachusetts sports betting apps for launch, which will likely happen in March. Betway is […]
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How Massachusetts sportsbook taxes will impact problem gambling funding

How MA Sportsbook Taxes Will Impact Responsible Gambling Funding

Online sports betting in Massachusetts will make legal gambling more accessible than ever before. While that’s convenient for gambling hobbyists, it’s potentially dangerous for compulsive gamblers. Thankfully, Massachusetts has one of the highest responsible gambling funding levels per capita in the US. In fiscal year 2021, Massachusetts’ per capita responsible gambling funding was second only […]
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