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Massachusetts legalise sports betting, launching a new market in the state

The state of Massachusetts has officially launched its sports betting market with the passing of its sports betting bill. The bill was put forward by then-Governor Charlie Baker, which can now allow retail sports betting from January 31st. Mobile wagering is expected to follow in March of this year.

MGC chair Cathy Judd-Stein said: “I think that we anticipated, really, a healthy response and interest in the sports-wagering market here in Massachusetts; it’s pretty exciting here — we got that response. We’ve been really preparing for any assigned regulatory role well before our governor and speaker signed the law, and I think that preparation really helped us become organized and be able to put everything in place.”

“I would say that, at this time, no surprises,” said Judd-Stein. “As we go forward to Tuesday, we’ll see what happens. But I’m going to keep on knocking on wood. The one thing I’ve learned is that this group, the team here and my fellow commissioners, we’re all pretty nimble, to be able to address matters as they arise.”

“I’m so pleased that we’ve been able to meet the deadline that we set because we thought it would really maximize the benefit for the Commonwealth,” said Judd-Stein. “Fans here are going to be eager to place a wager at our three casinos. We met this deadline, but not with any compromise to the integrity or to the consumer protection and safety of the customers that we value so much.”

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