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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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MGM Springfield retail sportsbook: Everything you need to know

Everything You Need to Know About MGM Springfield’s Retail Sportsbook

MGM Springfield is getting an influx of new customers now that it’s offering retail Massachusetts sports betting. Boston Bruins legend Ray Bourque, Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, and two politicians who strongly backed sports betting legislation, State Representative Carlos González and State Senator Adam Gomez, attended opening day Jan. 31. “We’re excited to welcome new guests […]
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Where is the closest Massachusetts retail sportsbook to you?

Which Massachusetts Retail Sportsbook Is Closest to You?

Massachusetts sports betting at retail sportsbooks will become legal at 10 a.m. next Tuesday, Jan. 31. For a few months, in-person wagering will be the only option for eager MA sports bettors chomping at the bit to finally place legal sports bets. Online sportsbooks aren’t expected to launch until late February or early March. So […]
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Rob Ninkovich will place first sports betting wager at Plainridge Park Casino

Plainridge Park Casino: Rob Ninkovich to Place First Sports Bet Jan. 31

The launch of retail sports betting in Massachusetts on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 10 a.m. is close at hand, and the state’s three casinos are planning opening day activities. Plainridge Park Casino is the first to reveal some launch day events. Encore Boston Harbor and MGM Springfield have kept details of sports betting opening day “under wraps” […]
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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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Massachusetts treasurer fears sports betting will hurt MA Lottery. Is that true?

MA Treasurer Says Sports Betting May Hurt State Lottery. Is That True?

In an interview with a Boston television station, Massachusetts Treasurer Deb Goldberg expressed her worry that sports betting in Massachusetts could hurt state lottery play and resulting tax revenue. Goldberg, a Democrat from Brookline serving her third four-year term, appeared as a guest on WCVB-TV’s program “On The Record” on Sunday, Jan. 22. During her appearance, […]
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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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