Massachusetts considers bill to boost poker rooms

State lawmakers are studying a bill that would boost poker rooms activity by allowing casinos to extend the last call in Massachusetts.

US.- Lawmakers from Massachusetts are considering a bill that is set to expand the time frame where casinos can serve alcohol. They believe that the legalisation of the bill would boost poker rooms all across the state.

As reported by Masslive, a spokesman for the House Ways and Means Committee said in a statement: “As we get nearer to the opening of the facilities and six years past the creation of the law, we need to take into account the changes in the marketplace, and ensure competitiveness.” MGM Resorts International and Wynn are set to open gambling facilities in the state during the summer and in 2019. Whilst the first one will feature a 20 table poker room, Wynn said that they would offer a 90 table room, but they still need to improve the competition.

An extension of the serving deadline would keep active players inside the casinos, and would improve the revenues in both the short and long run. The state is analysing multiple proposals to change some regulations of the gambling industry: for example, State treasurer Deborah Goldberg introduced a bill that would authorise the Massachusetts State Lottery to offer online games back in January, and said online, and particullarly mobile sales are crucial to bring in young costumers.

Moreover, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission said that the legalisation of the online gambling would help the state to regulate and tax already existing wagering sites. Additionally, it would turn the state into a technology leader.