- HB3993 has gained approval from most senators in Massachusetts.
- The bill saw a 156-3 vote in July of 2021.
BOSTON – Massachusetts is one of the most storied states when it comes to sports making it a prime expansion spot for the sports betting industry. After being stuck in limbo over the last year, a bill that would regulate Massachusetts sports betting has gained approval from the majority of State Senators which could mean a light is at the end of the tunnel.
Although there has been plenty of uncertainty, the House did vote in favor of Massachusetts sports betting in July 2021 with a favorable vote of 156-3.
On top of that, Governor Charlie Baker has even expressed his thoughts on the bill which is in favor also as he had filed a bill for sports betting four years ago that fell through.
“Whether it’s that, or some other version, I think at this point this is a fact of life— And for people in Massachusetts – literally many do – to just drive over the border, to be able to participate in something that is another form of entertainment, I think is unfortunate,” said Baker.
Another sign that sports betting could become regulated in the Bay State is that the bill at stake gained 60% of approval from 24 senators based on a survey. It is also worth noting that there were no straight-up oppositions of sports betting.
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