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.
Latest News on Massachusetts:
As Pennsylvania starts to accept online gaming applications, players hope to be able to start hitting the online poker tables by the end of 2018.
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…
The latest budget plans in Massachusetts call for an amendment that would allow for intrastate online poker, calling…
Two new proposals introduced that look to regulate online gaming in the state.
Communication to bill’s authors decries “Draconian” federal usurping of states’ rights.
With offices in MA and a clean slate in the United States, Everest Poker looks to promote online poker legislation in the state.
Gambling legislation that included online poker provisions cleared its first hurdle last week as it passed the State…
Massachusetts State Representative Dan Winslow (R-Norfolk) has proposed an amendment to gambling legislation that would…
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