Massachusetts regulators approve temporary licenses for all six applicants for non-tethered online sports wagering

Massachusetts regulators approve temporary licenses for all six applicants for non-tethered online sports wagering

Article brief provided by MassLive
  • Chris Van Buskirk, MassLive
January 19, 2023 9:21 PM
  • Chris Van Buskirk, MassLive

State regulators gave all six companies that applied to offer mobile sports betting not tied to a brick-and-mortar an initial green light Thursday afternoon, finding them preliminarily suitable for a temporary license.

The string of votes by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission comes just under two weeks before in-person betting is scheduled to launch at the end of January. Regulators’ action on the six companies does not mean they can immediately start accepting bets, as there are several hurdles they still need to jump through before mobile betting launches sometime in early March.

Commissioners voted unanimously to approve temporary licensure for Bally Bet, FanDuel, DraftKings, Betway, and PointsBet.