Regulators declare “successful” sports betting launch in Massachusetts

Regulators declare “successful” sports betting launch in Massachusetts

Article brief provided by State House News Service
  • Colin A. Young, State House News Service
February 2, 2023 9:34 PM
  • Colin A. Young, State House News Service

There were no hiccups or problems in the first 48 hours of in-person sports wagering in Massachusetts and the newly legal activity was humming along according to plan, the executive director of the Gaming Commission said Thursday.

“The launch of the sports wagering at the retail sites, at the three casinos, was successful. I have not heard any issues or any problems that have come to light, either technical or otherwise. So, so far, so good,” Karen Wells told the commission at the start of a relatively short Thursday morning meeting.

Plainridge Park Casino, MGM Springfield and Encore Boston Harbor began taking bets Tuesday after years of discussion and debate on Beacon Hill around legalizing sports betting.