Lawmakers from Massachusetts will Study the Potential of Online Gambling

massachusetts considers legalization of poker and fantasy sports

The Legislature in the state of Massachusetts has teamed up with gambling experts to study the potential online gambling has in their state.

The special commission was led by Eileen Donoghue, who is the state’s current Senator and Representative Joseph Wagner was assigned to complete the comprehensive review.

The commission will be funded by the next year’s fiscal budget will cover a few topics such as consumer protection, legal and regulatory structures, economic development, implications for existing gaming, benefits to the commonwealth, taxation, burdens as well as any other factors that the commission may find relevant.

Stephen Crosby, who is currently the Massachusetts Gaming Commission Chairman has supported the legalization of daily fantasy sports and poker in his state and will also be part of the newly formed commission.

It was set up as a result of a bill, which allowed the legalization of fantasy contests in the state. It was passed this summer and will expire in 2018, to be more precise in July. If the commission supports legalizing daily fantasy sports and online gambling in Massachusetts, there might be a creation of a regulatory framework, which will be permanent. Keep reading our blog section for more news on gambling in the USA.

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