The Massachusetts Gaming Commission approved a series of proposed sports wagering regulations on Wednesday, setting the stage for the anticipated launch of retail sports betting later this month.
The MGC approved draft regulations on seven separate rules covering critical subjects such as sports wagering licensing fees, suitability determination standards, and voluntary self-exclusion protocols for customers susceptible to problem gambling. The commission will file the regulations with the Massachusetts Secretary of State by Jan. 20 to finalize the process.
Wednesday’s meeting represented the latest step in the lengthy process needed to launch sports wagering in the Bay State. Since New Year’s Day, the MGC has reviewed standalone digital licensing applications from Bally’s, Betway, FanDuel, Betr, DraftKings, and PointsBet. Under Massachusetts state law, the MGC can issue up to seven standalone mobile licenses.