Will all qualified Massachusetts gaming entities go live on the same day? Will retail launch ahead of mobile or vice versa? Should existing casinos and parimutuel facilities get preference?
Less than 24 hours after Gov. Charlie Baker’s signature made sports betting legal in the Bay State, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission began exploring these questions and more during a meeting Thursday. While it’s too soon to have clarity on most of the questions, the MGC did set a time – 10 a.m. on Aug. 18 – for its first meeting with stakeholders.
That “roundtable” discussion will include representatives from each of the state’s five existing physical gaming locations: Encore-Boston Harbor (WynnBET), MGM-Springfield (BetMGM), Plainridge Park (Barstool Sportsbook), Raynham Park, and Suffolk Downs.