Tag: Massachusetts

Poor Consumer Practices Cost FanDuel & DraftKings Millions

DraftKings and FanDuel have each agreed to pay more than $1m (€830,000) to resolve allegations of consumer-unfriendly practices in the US state of Massachusetts. Coinciding with the start of the new NFL American football season, both daily fantasy sports (DFS) operators are to pay $1.3m in a deal announced by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey.…

Massachusetts Online Gambling Looks Promising for 2018

A special commission in Massachusetts is poised to recommend an omnibus approach to regulation of the online gambling industry, according to Statehouse News Service, which could pave the way for iGaming in the state. The Special Commission on Online Gaming, Fantasy Sports Gaming and Daily Fantasy Sports met on Tuesday. Last year, the legislature created…

Massachusetts Problem Gambling Shows Reason for Online Regulation

There are zero legal online gambling sites in Massachusetts, but that doesn’t mean people don’t gamble online in the Bay State. In the United States, online gambling is only legal and regulated in the following locales: New Jersey, Delaware and Nevada. That being said, online gambling (poker, casino, sports betting, and beyond) is widely available…

Online Gaming on Massachusetts Radar

Massachusetts has become the latest state in the US to be linked with a potential move to legalise online gaming after State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg pledged to introduce legislation. According to the Sun Chronicle newspaper, Goldberg said the legislation would help to shore up the state’s lottery market, which is worth almost $1 billion (€943.7…

Massachusetts May Consider Online Gambling & Fantasy Sports

On Monday, the Massachusetts Special Commission on Online Gaming, Fantasy Sports Gaming and Daily Fantasy Sports met for the first time. The existence of the panel is a result of a daily fantasy sports bill the legislature passed in August. The bill legalized daily fantasy sports in Massachusetts, using the regulations crafted by Attorney General…

Fantasy Sports Legalized in Massachusetts

The future of daily fantasy sports (DFS) has been secured in Massachusetts after regulations were signed into law by the US state’s governor. The new rules include a minimum age of 21 for participants, bar games based on college or amateur sports and prohibit individual players from spending more than $1,000 each month without proof…

Scientific Games Massachusetts Deal with Penn National

Scientific Games Corporation today announced that Penn National Gaming’s new Plainridge Park Casino, Massachusetts’ first casino, located in Plainville, Massachusetts on the site of Plainridge Racecourse, will open with a broad suite of the Company’s systems and games solutions to drive casino revenue and operating efficiencies and empower an exceptional gaming experience for players. Scientific…

Massachusetts will consider online gaming

Boston Herald – Online gaming proponents are vowing to push ahead despite a leading casino industry lobbying group’s withdrawal of support for expanded Internet gambling, which has proved to be a divisive issue among Las Vegas gaming titans. State Treasurer and gubernatorial candidate Steven Grossman said the reversal by the American Gaming Association does not…

Online Poker in Massachusetts

Radio Boston – Online poker could soon be legal in Massachusetts. An addendum to this year’s budget proposal has been signed by no less than 18 state representatives and would see three online poker licenses issued. With delays to the various brick and mortar casino proposals across the state, residents could see online poker rooms…

Massachusetts To Award Casino License In June

Card Player – The state of Massachusetts could award its first Las Vegas-style casino license by mid-June, according to a report from CBS Springfield. The Gaming Commission said at a meeting on Friday morning that the plan is to award the license June 13, as long as there aren’t any setbacks. MGM is the only…

Gambling tax rules in Massachusetts could hinder game play

MassLive – At least two of the companies looking to win one of Massachusetts’ first casino licenses say the state needs to change how it taxes winnings to avoid discouraging people from playing and cutting into the take for the state and the casinos. Las Vegas-based MGM and Wynn want the state to repeal a…

Massachusetts Will Not Legalize iGaming in 2014

US Poker – Those looking forward to legalized iGaming in Massachusetts will have to wait until next year. Bluff Magazine reported earlier today that plans for online gambling expansion have been put on hold for now but the matter is drawing serious attention. James McHugh, one of the Commissioners from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission spoke…

Massachusetts Weighs Positive and Negative Impacts of Internet Gambling

Poker News – Massachusetts is one of nearly a dozen states showing interest in following Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware into the realm of online poker. On Tuesday, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission is holding a forum on Internet gambling, weighing the positive and negative impacts the industry could have on the state. According to the…

Massachusetts Attorney General opposes online gambling bill

Mass Live – Attorney General Martha Coakley on Thursday came out against a bill allowing online gambling because it would open the door to the use of credit cards to buy Lottery products. The bill was sponsored by Treasurer Steve Grossman. Coakley’s comments opened up a new issue in the 2014 gubernatorial race, in which…

Massachusetts Online Gaming Amendment Ruled Unconstitutional

From Poker Fuse Law and Regulation: The latest effort to regulate online gaming in the state of Massachusetts has stalled. Earlier this week an amendment to the state Senate budget recommendations for 2014 that would have legalized online gaming was pulled and deemed unconstitutional. The proposal, introduced two weeks ago, allowed for online gambling licenses…