Massachusetts Gaming Commission Chair: state would be ‘ready’ to issue licenses if sports betting is legalized

Massachusetts Gaming Commission Chair: state would be ‘ready’ to issue licenses if sports betting is legalized

Article brief provided by Boston Herald
  • Amy Sokolow, Boston Herald
April 14, 2022 6:45 PM
  • Amy Sokolow, Boston Herald

The chair of the Gaming Commission chose her words carefully when discussing why sports betting has not yet come to Massachusetts, but she made one thing clear: the board is ready to go as soon as that happens.

“We feel really confident that with all the due diligence we’re doing, if we were designated the regulator of legalized sports wagering, we’d be able to get those regulations in place nimbly and we’d be able to start issuing licenses (to) start accepting sports bets,” said Chair Cathy Judd-Stein.

She joined several other legal experts in a roundtable discussion hosted by UNH’s law school, in a state where sports betting is legalized.