Massachusetts introduced online lottery bill

The state treasurer filled a bill with the state legislature that would allow the state lottery to offer online games.

US.- Deborah Goldberg, Massachusetts’ state treasurer filled a bill yesterday with the intention of legalising an online lottery in the state that would be operated by the Massachusetts Lottery. The entity would be able to offer draw tickets and online games via mobile device and web.

The online lottery bill states that the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission would be responsible of the decisions on prize sizes, game types, and it would include spending limits and self-exclusion. The bill would also require the Commission to promote retail lottery sales.

Goldberg said that “This is a critical economic opportunity that Massachusetts cannot afford to let fall by the wayside.” The state treasurer believes that iLottery will make the products more accessible, so they can appeal to younger players while they continue to serve their existing customers. The Treasurer pointed out the importance of Lottery funds to the state, which uses the money to fund services, and stressed the importance of DFS as an example that younger people are a great target for online gaming.