Massachusetts to regulate iGaming

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Massachusetts will start debating whether to implement legislation on online casinos.

US.- This week, Massachusetts State legislators will begin a session to regulate the online gambling sector by late 2017. In order to set the path for iGaming legalisation, the Massachusetts Special Commission on Online Gaming, Fantasy Sports Gaming and Daily Fantasy Sports will hold several meetings in Boston.

After the creation of the new Commission on the unregulated gambling sector, the State is ready to develop probes, debates and studies to legalise the iGaming business in the regional market. Massachusetts will also base its investigation results on other State’s experiences on the online casino industry.

Pennsylvania, Michigan, California and New York are among the States that have started seeking during the previous months a complete regulation of their markets. Massachusetts legislators will investigate its possibilities until August 2017 in order to present the gambling bill to be debated in the Senate.

Online gambling business contemplated under this law would not include online lottery sales, whilst online lotto legislation is expected next year separately. The Massachusetts Special Commission on Online Gaming, Fantasy Sports Gaming and Daily Fantasy Sports will be represented by leaders of the Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.