Regulator says DraftKings broke Massachusetts law in accepting out-of-state credit card funds

Regulator says DraftKings broke Massachusetts law in accepting out-of-state credit card funds

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  • Jill R. Dorson, Sports Handle
December 14, 2023 8:44 PM
  • Jill R. Dorson, Sports Handle

Boston-based DraftKings broke a Massachusetts state law pertaining to use of credit cards, officials say, and the state’s gaming commission plans to hold an adjudicatory hearing next year to determine the penalty.

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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission was made aware Thursday that DraftKings allowed credit card deposits made in other states to be used to fund Massachusetts sports betting accounts. Funding accounts with credit cards is illegal in the Bay State.

Commissioners were focused on the incident being not just a violation of regulations, but of state law.

“For me this is egregious, and I think it should be an adjudicatory hearing,” Commissioner Eileen O’Brien said.