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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 […]

Massachusetts: The Next Frontier for Legal Online Casinos? 

August 5, 2022 | By: Rebecca Hanchett

Massachusetts sports betting is in legal territory, with a bill to allow both retail and online sportsbooks expected to be signed into law in the coming days. Casinos, racing simulcast facilities, and independent sportsbooks are all expected to benefit when sports betting launches in the Bay State. That launch may happen as early as this […]

Massachusetts Moves Forward With Sports Betting Built Into Economic Development Legislation

July 27, 2020 | By: Cole Rush

Massachusetts is expected to move forward with sports betting legalization. The state’s House of Representatives aims to expedite sports betting legislation in Massachusetts by including it in bill H.4854, an economic development package.  The $372 million bill would fund a number of assistance programs in Massachusetts, including job training and child care services alongside grants […]

Massachusetts Inches Closer To Legalizing Online Lottery

June 24, 2016 | By: Steve Ruddock

Throughout 2016, online gaming proponents have focused on several states considered to be strong candidates for online expansion, namely, New York, California, and Pennsylvania. For the most part, they haven’t been disappointed: New York went one for two, hitting on daily fantasy sports but missing when it came to online poker. Ongoing efforts in California have produced the […]

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