Massachusetts gaming regulators reject wagering on LIV Golf

Massachusetts gaming regulators reject wagering on LIV Golf

Article brief provided by State House News Service
  • Chris Lisinski, State House News Service
July 11, 2023 8:55 PM
  • Chris Lisinski, State House News Service

Massachusetts residents will remain unable to wager on the Saudi-backed LIV Golf after gaming regulators on Tuesday rejected an application to open it up to sports betting ahead of an anticipated merger.

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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Tuesday unanimously rejected a proposal filed by sports betting operator DraftKings to add the breakaway league to other gambling options in the Bay State.

MGC Sports Wagering Operations Manager Sterl Carpenter told commissioners that the request from DraftKings sought to add LIV Golf to the golf section of the state’s sports betting catalogue before the 2024 season, when it is expected to combine with the PGA Tour.