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Massachusetts on brink of legalizing sports betting

Field Level Media
02 Aug 2022, 02:40 GMT+10

A bill to legalize sports betting in the state of Massachusetts in on the desk of Governor Charlie Baker.

Baker, a proponent of sports betting who first proposed a bill in 2019, is expected to sign the Massachusetts Sports Wagering Act. He has 10 days to do so.

The bill passed 36-4 in the state legislature.

"I am proud to announce that the Sports Betting Conference Committee has reached an agreement on legislation that will legalize wagering on professional and collegiate sports in Massachusetts, bringing the immense economic benefits of a legal sports betting industry to MA," Ron Mariano, speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, tweeted early Monday morning.

Sports betting is legal in more than 30 states, including Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Connecticut and New York.

CBS Boston reported Massachusetts is expected to be up and running in time for football season upon Baker's signature.

--Field Level Media

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