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:


Online Poker Could Be Live in Pennsylvania By The End of The Year
Online Poker Could Be Live in Pennsylvania By The End of The Year

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.


Suitability of Garber Questioned in Massachusetts
Suitability of Garber Questioned in Massachusetts

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


Massachusetts Republicans Propose Regulation With Four License Limit
Massachusetts Republicans Propose Regulation With Four License Limit

The Taunton Daily Gazette reports that the state Senate Republican caucus is proposing an amendment to the Massachusetts…


Post UIGEA Operators Prohibited in Latest Massachusetts Online Poker Proposal
Post UIGEA Operators Prohibited in Latest Massachusetts Online Poker Proposal

The latest budget plans in Massachusetts call for an amendment that would allow for intrastate online poker, calling…


Massachusetts Lawmakers Want Another Look at Online Gaming
Massachusetts Lawmakers Want Another Look at Online Gaming

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


Massachusetts Lottery Chairman Lashes Out at Reid/Kyl Bill
Massachusetts Lottery Chairman Lashes Out at Reid/Kyl Bill

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


Everest Poker Lobbies for Favorable Legislation in Massachusetts
Everest Poker Lobbies for Favorable Legislation in Massachusetts

With offices in MA and a clean slate in the United States, Everest Poker looks to promote online poker legislation in the state.


Modified Massachusetts Online Poker Amendment Passes House
Modified Massachusetts Online Poker Amendment Passes House

Gambling legislation that included online poker provisions cleared its first hurdle last week as it passed the State…


Proposed Legislation Would Bring Online Poker to Massachusetts
Proposed Legislation Would Bring Online Poker to Massachusetts

Massachusetts State Representative Dan Winslow (R-Norfolk) has proposed an amendment to gambling legislation that would…


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