Massachusetts treasurer talks about online lottery

The official asked for internet sales to boost lottery operations, while she said that sports betting is a concern.

US.- Massachusetts Treasurer Deborah Goldberg has spoken about a bill that would allow the state lottery to start offering online services. The official said that internet sales are the next step to modernise the Lottery.

“We don’t want to be late to the game,” she said during an event held at the University of Massachusetts Club. “Going online is critical in continuing to maintain profits, stay relevant – and when I talk profits, remember it’s local aid,” she added.

Moreover, the state treasurer said that sports betting is a concern, as it could hurt the lottery: “If you have sports betting, and casinos, and fantasy sports, and the Lottery does not go online, it will shortly become irrelevant. It’s very straightforward.”

The Legislature’s Economic Development and Emerging Technologies Committee has until today to decide on an online lottery bill, as well as others that consider horse racing and daily fantasy sports (DFS).

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