- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission will meet on Thursday to continue sports wagering discussions.
- This comes after the potential sportsbooks in Massachusetts filed their notice to apply for a license on Monday.
- With the projected success of the Boston Celtics, the commission has a safe backup should their March Madness timeline fail.
BOSTON – Sports betting in Massachusetts continues to take steps forward after Monday’s deadline for sportsbooks to file their notice to apply.
Set to lay out valuable company information ahead of the application process, it gives the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) a better understanding of how many applications to expect.
Over two dozen sportsbooks have hinted interest in joining the Massachusetts sports betting scene.
On Thursday, the gaming commission will meet to discuss sports betting. Set at 10 a.m. ET, the meeting will cover sports wagering process updates early on. Then, the commission will discuss draft regulation for their sportsbook application.
This comes days after the commission hired several consulting firms. These firms will aid in assisting legal sports betting launch in Massachusetts.
By helping with background checks, suitability of applicants, and product testing, the commission wants to operate at full speed.
With hopes by launching before March Madness, Massachusetts still has much work to do. But, Thursday’s meeting will be the next step toward that goal.
While March Madness is the goal for Massachusetts sports betting apps, retail is set to launch earlier. With the 2023 NBA Finals odds favoring the Celtics, launching mobile before NBA playoffs is a necessity.
According to reports, the Celtics have the second most bets on them to win the title and the highest projected win total as well. After a 1-0 start statement win over the Philadelphia 76ers, the amount of money bet on the NBA in Massachusetts in 2023 will be through the roof.
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Michael began writing as an NBA content writer and has spent time scouting college basketball for Florida State University under Leonard Hamilton and the University of Alabama under Anthony Grant. A graduate of both schools, he covers topics focused on legal sports betting bills, sports betting revenue data, tennis betting odds, and sportsbook reviews. Michael likes to play basketball, hike, and kayak when not glued to the TV watching midlevel tennis matches.