Massachusetts Gaming Commission votes to approve “late January” start to in-person sports betting

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Massachusetts Gaming Commission votes to approve “late January” start to in-person sports betting

Article brief provided by State House News Service
  • Colin A. Young, State House News Service
October 8, 2022 10:10 AM
  • Colin A. Young, State House News Service
  • Massachusetts
  • Sports Betting

An emergency meeting called Friday was still not enough for the members of the Gaming Commission to agree on actual dates for the potential launch of sports wagering here, but they were at least able to agree on broad windows of time for the start of in-person and mobile betting next year.

Commissioners agreed to designate “late January” as the launch date for Category 1 sports betting operators, meaning the state’s two casinos and one slots parlor, and to designate “early March” as the launch date for Category 3 or mobile operators. The process for Category 2, which includes the state’s two simulcasting centers, is on hold as the commission awaits more info from those facilities, officials said.