Massachusetts: MGM Springfield awarded sports betting license ahead of expected 2023 launch

Massachusetts: MGM Springfield awarded sports betting license ahead of expected 2023 launch

Article brief provided by MassLive.com
  • Chris Van Buskirk, MassLive.com
December 19, 2022 2:57 PM
  • Chris Van Buskirk, MassLive.com

Gaming regulators awarded MGM Springfield a sports betting license Monday, giving it the green light to hold in-person betting sometime early next year when the industry launches in Massachusetts and making it the second casino in the state to secure a retail sports wagering license.

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But the road to approval has not been a straightforward journey as officials have faced setbacks and pointed questions from regulators. The casino missed an important application deadline last month and faced delays in approval two weeks ago after the Massachusetts Gaming Commission pushed off a key vote.