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Massachusetts Sees Influx of 14 Sports Betting Bills

Massachusetts sees piles of sports betting bills in both chambers to be discussed in the 2021 session that would adjourn on December 31. As many as 14 sports betting proposals are on the legislative agenda after Friday’s deadline for bill filing in the Bay State. While according to other reports, there are eighteen bills in …

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Massachusetts Gov. Files Online Sports Betting Bill

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker introduced a bill Friday seeking to legalize sports betting in the state for the second time in three years. Baker’s HD 678 that he filed ahead of his annual state budget proposal to the state’s Municipal Association aims to regulate statewide mobile betting, besides extending powers of the state’s gaming commission …

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Massachusetts Senator Refiles Sports Betting Bill

A Massachusetts lawmaker has made a renewed attempt to legalize sports betting in the state through a new legislative measure to be taken up by the Senate. Last week, Sen. Brendan Crighton filed Senate Bill 177, allowing lawmakers to have another opportunity to decide whether or not sports betting should be legalized in the Bay …

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Massachusetts Sports Betting Proposal Shelved Again

Massachusetts lawmakers concluded on Wednesday, January a $627 million bill that includes everything except for sports betting legalization. In the economic development bill, which included housing production incentives, vocational school funding, small business grants, some lawmakers said they did not want to supplement complicated sports betting proposal in it. The negotiators also scrapped plans to …

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Massachusetts Sports Betting Rejected Again by Senate

Massachusetts Senate has rejected sports betting the part of the 2021 budget in a move that will delay its regulation in the state. The huge step, though in the reverse direction, came when the state legislature approved a roughly $46 billion budget on Wednesday after two days of deliberations. The amendment would have allowed casinos, …

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Massachusetts’ Casinos Vying to Control Sports Betting Market

Two casino operators in Massachusetts have claimed to have a leadership role in the sports betting market in the state once it is regulated. These two companies, Penn National and Wynn Resorts, maintained that since they invested millions of dollars and hired thousands of individuals to work at The Bay State, they should be the …

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Massachusetts Sports Betting Bill Misses 2020 Agenda

Legalized sports betting in Massachusetts will have to wait until the next year as COVID-19 seems to win the year 2020 legislative agenda. Amid the ongoing pandemic, House Bill 4559 was pushed to the backburner as the country finds ways to battle the second wave of the virus. Sen. Michael Brady said that if sports …

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Sports Betting In Massachusetts Delayed Again

Although it initially appeared that sports betting in Massachusetts would be legalized soon, the industry will face further delay in Massachusetts following rejection from the Senate. As August was approaching, it appeared that the legalization of sports betting in Massachusetts was near realization, making it the 19th state to legalize the industry. Legislators had placed …

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