When is Online Gambling Legal in Massachusetts?

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Sports betting and online casino gaming are legal in Massachusetts; although no official sites have yet launched.

Massachusetts offers plenty of ways to gamble besides casinos: lottery tickets are sold, charitable poker clubs host live games and horse racing can be betted upon directly. Furthermore, two luxurious casino resorts can be visited and DFS contests may also be wagered on.

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is the regulatory body charged with overseeing gambling in Massachusetts. Their aim is to build public confidence in the integrity and risks associated with gambling industries while helping people understand them. They perform various important duties, such as licensing and regulating land-based casinos, retail and online sportsbooks and lottery games as well as overseeing responsible gambling education and assistance programs at three casinos within the state and employing “game sense advisers” to assist players and provide guidance in understanding gambling odds.

Due to the efforts of the Massachusetts Council on Gambling and Health, problem gambling in Massachusetts has been kept at bay. But as new casino offerings emerge, problem gambling trends must continue to be monitored closely as industry growth occurs. Massachusetts must therefore adopt an aggressive yet proactive strategy for ensuring gambling remains safe and responsible, and monitor trends closely as the industry expands.

Plainridge Park Casino in Plainville and MGM Springfield have also begun providing sports betting, in partnership with DraftKings, FanDuel, WynnBet and BetMGM. Sports bettors may wager in-game for most events except college teams or fantasy contests.

If you’re thinking about placing a bet at an online sportsbook in Massachusetts, make sure that it has a license from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) before proceeding. Furthermore, take the time to familiarize yourself with its terms and conditions as well as privacy policies before making your bets.

Though Massachusetts has yet to launch its own real money online casino, several big names are ready and willing to step up should the time arise. They will have all of the resources required to build secure, trusted, reputable online casinos that can compete with the best on the market if/when that time arrives. They are experienced at running regulated gambling sites so should be able to launch quickly while offering high quality service while adhering to all MGC regulations and rules.

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