Mass. Lawmakers Agree on Dec. 2025 Horse Racing Extension

Massachusetts Horse Racing

Massachusetts amendment H 4034 extends the authorization of horse racing and simulcasting until December 15, 2025. Governor Maura Healy must sign the agreement into law on Tuesday in order to avoid any race cancellations. BOSTON – Massachusetts lawmakers reached a compromise and shipped Governor Maura Healey a horse racing extension bill. The bill extends horse … Read more

Casinos Violate Massachusetts College Sports Betting Laws

Massachusetts Casino

Legalized sports betting in Massachusetts opened on January 31. All three of the sanctioned casinos violated the in-state collegiate sports betting ban. SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – In just two weeks since becoming regulated, all three Massachusetts casinos have violated the in-state collegiate sports betting ban. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has been notified of illegal wagers on … Read more

Massachusetts Sets March Madness as Mobile Sportsbook Launch

Mobile Sports Betting

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission approved launch dates for mobile and retail sports betting. Planning for Super Bowl (retail) and March Madness (online) launches, the next step is for potential sportsbooks to submit their initial survey by Monday. BOSTON – By a 4-0 vote, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission set a sportsbook launch timeline. Online sportsbooks in … Read more

MGM Springfield’s Poker Monopoly Creates Record Nov. Revenue

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MGM Springfield reported record revenue numbers in November as a result of being the only gambling establishment in Massachusetts offering poker to players. The largest casino in Massachusetts, Encore Boston Harbor, plans to bring the popular table game back to their casino by Feb. 1, 2022 after seeing revenues decline in November. SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – … Read more

Why Poker Isn’t Returning To Massachusetts Casinos

No Poker

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission lifted poker restrictions in May. Poker rooms in major casinos have not reopened, however. The Gaming Commission will check in on this problem in the coming months, but has taken no action yet. BOSTON – During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission allowed local casinos to replace poker areas in … Read more

Massachusetts Casinos Bring In $87 Million In May

Massachusetts Casino

Massachusetts licenses three casinos to operate, which brought in $87 million in gross revenue in May. This resulted in $25 million entering state coffers. LAS VEGAS – Massachusetts’ casino industry saw growth in May, building upon an impressive April return. March saw Massachusetts’ three casinos account for $84 million in gross gaming revenue, which rose … Read more