Despite the fact that there is no current provision for online gambling in the state of Massachusetts, it is open for discussion in 2018 as legislation from State Senator Eileen Donoghue to legalize and regulate online gaming, daily fantasy sports and online sports betting (if federal restrictions are lifted) is on the table.

Massachusetts has been one of the more active states when considering online gaming legislation. In 2016 the state sanctioned a Special Commission to study online gaming including fantasy sports.

If online poker is legalized in Massachusetts, the state will have the advantage of learning from the trailblazing efforts of Nevada, Delaware and New Jersey. Situated on the east coast and with just under 7 million residents, Massachusetts has a very similar profile to New Jersey. However, with a population 2 million people short of New Jersey, Massachusetts will surely have to join the tri-state player pool otherwise it will almost certainly fall foul to liquidity problems due to it’s small size.

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Despite the fact that there is no current provision for online gambling in the state of Massachusetts, it is open for discussion in 2018 as legislation from…
Online Poker in Massachusetts: Independent Guide for Players

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Suitability issues surrounding Caesars Acquisition Company CEO Mitch Garber contributed to Caesars' decision to withdraw a gaming license application in Massachusetts.
Suitability of Garber Questioned in Massachusetts

Previous internet gaming connections of Caesars Interactive CEO a concern for regulators.


The Taunton Daily Gazette reports that the state Senate Republican caucus is proposing an amendment to the Massachusetts budget that would allow online gaming…
Massachusetts Republicans Propose Regulation With Four License Limit

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An amendment  was attached to the fiscal year 2014 budget that would legalize online poker in the state.
Online Poker May Soon Come to Boston, Mass

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2014  budget plans in Massachusetts call for an amendment that would allow for intrastate online poker.
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Massachusetts Lawmakers Want Another Look at Online Gaming

Two new proposals introduced that look to regulate online gaming in the state.


Citing what he describes as “draconian federal limitations on the ability of states to control online gaming within their borders,” the Massachusetts…
Massachusetts Lottery Chairman Lashes Out at Reid/Kyl Bill

Communication to bill’s authors decries “Draconian” federal usurping of states’ rights.


Independent poker room Everest Poker has been working with a key lawmaker in Massachusetts in a bid to pass pro-online poker legislation in the state.
Everest Poker Lobbies for Favorable Legislation in Massachusetts

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