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DraftKings Massachusetts Class Action Alleges ‘Deceptive’ Ads By Hometown Sportsbook Operator

December 11, 2023 | By: Heather Fletcher

A DraftKings Massachusetts class action lawsuit alleges the Boston-based online gambling operator used “unfair and deceptive” marketing and advertising on residents of its home state. On Dec. 8, Melissa Scanlon and Shane Harris filed a complaint with the Massachusetts Superior Court requesting triple damages under the Massachusetts Consumer Protection Act. Scanlon and Harris claim DraftKings Sportsbook […]

Operator Data Reveals Most Gamblers Pass on Available RG Tools

November 29, 2023 | By: Robyn McNeil

According to data revealed by DraftKings and Penn Sports International (PSI) during Monday’s Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) meeting, many Bay State online gamblers choose to pass on using available responsible gambling (RG) tools. According to Draftkings’ Q3 presentation, fewer than 0.1% of their Massachusetts Sportsbook customers opted to set time limits. Further, DraftKings data showed […]

Feds Arrest Fugitive in Decade-Old Illegal Online Gambling Case ​​Linked to Former Congressman

August 30, 2023 | By: Robyn McNeil

Law enforcement arrested a man allegedly involved with Sports Offshore, an illegal offshore gambling ring connected to former Congressman John Tierney. The arrest comes 13 years after the man’s indictment for racketeering. Federal authorities arrested Richard Sullivan, 73, of St. John’s, Antigua, on Aug. 20 in New York while he was in customs at JFK […]

Another Push For An Online Lottery In Massachusetts

May 1, 2023 | By: Chav Vasilev

Provisions for an online lottery in Massachusetts are included in a $56 billion budget bill for 2024. Massachusetts House representatives approved the budget on April 26. The bill now moves to the state’s Senate, which rejected the similar inclusion of an iLottery in the budget last year. House Democrats estimate that adding an online lottery will generate […]

Barstool Sports Betting Is Coming to Massachusetts, on 2 Conditions

December 20, 2022 | By: Heather Fletcher

Barstool sports betting is no stranger to drama, and drama it got before being allowed to enter the Massachusetts market. At 5:40 p.m. today, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) tweeted that it granted Plainridge Park Casino (PPC) a “temporary Category 1 sports wagering operator license.” However, unlike other operators given temporary operator licenses, MGC placed […]

Is Portnoy of Barstool Finally Toxic to Penn? Massachusetts Has Misgivings

December 7, 2022 | By: Heather Fletcher

Dave Portnoy of Barstool Sports fame may finally be toxic to Penn Entertainment, which owns the brand. Because of concerns about Portnoy, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) paused to consider the “suitability” of awarding a retail sports betting license to Penn’s Plainridge Park Casino. The Boston-area racino plans to brand its retail sportsbook with Barstool […]

Change of Plans Creates Regulatory Confusion for Encore Boston Harbor

November 24, 2022 | By: Emile Avanessian

Questions are swirling around Wynn Resorts’ proposed expansion to its Encore Boston Harbor property in Everett, Massachusetts.  Can a massive shopping and entertainment development claim total independence from a casino to which it’s physically tethered? Conversely, just how connected to a casino must one be in order to be permitted to offer gaming activities? Does […]

Massachusetts Applicant BarberTime Would Bring Diversity to the Sports Betting Industry

September 14, 2022 | By: Heather Fletcher

Applications for Massachusetts sports betting licenses are now open. Dozens of hopefuls are lining up, including all the usual national brands but also some newcomers to the space. Among the latter is BarberTime Media Network. Its founder and CEO, Euan C. Davis, describes it as ” a multimedia social marketing platform that builds brands by harnessing […]

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