Massachusetts regulators finalizing mobile sports betting rules with Friday launch looming

Massachusetts regulators finalizing mobile sports betting rules with Friday launch looming

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  • Geoff Zochodne, Covers
March 8, 2023 8:58 PM
  • Geoff Zochodne, Covers

Massachusetts regulators are putting the finishing touches on rules that will govern online sports betting sites in the Bay State.

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Members of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) met Wednesday for one of the few remaining get-togethers they will have before the scheduled launch of online sportsbooks in the state on Friday.

One matter they addressed was tweaking a rule allowing the regulator or operators to ban people from Massachusetts sports betting for certain reasons, such as previous violation of gaming laws or “a notorious or unsavory reputation” that could undermine the public’s trust.

“This regulation is being proposed for emergency adoption to ensure that it is in effect before mobile sports wagering launches,” a memo to the commissioners noted.