Lawmakers in Massachusetts are to consider a new economic development package bill that includes a section aimed at legalizing sports wagering in the state.
Sponsored by the Massachusetts House Committee on Ways and Means, H.4879 is an act designed to enable “partnerships for growth” in the state, and sets out a host of proposed measures.
This includes the Massachusetts Sports Wagering Act, which would legalize online, mobile and land-based sports betting in the state.
The Act would make three types of licenses available to operators. A Category 1 license would permit the holder to operate online, mobile and in-person sports betting in Massachusetts.
Category 2 licenses would cover in-person betting at a racetrack within the state, while a Category 3 licenses would permit the operation of sports betting through an approved mobile application and or online.