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Massachusetts Senate Rejects Sports Betting Tax Rate Hike

Massachusetts Senate Rejects Sports Betting Tax Rate Hike

The Massachusetts Senate rejected a budget amendment proposal Thursday that aimed to change the state’s online sports betting tax rate from 20% to 51%. Sen. John Keenan, who proposed the change, spoke to the Senate for over 20 minutes about the dangers of gambling and his desire for the change. He was hopeful some of...

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MA Operators Decline Roundtable: The Impact on Sports Betting | Point Spreads

MA Operators Decline Roundtable: The Impact on Sports Betting | Point Spreads

It was supposed to be a roundtable discussion between the Massachusetts Gaming Commission and representatives from sportsbooks operating in the state. In the end, it was just the Massachusetts Gaming Commission. All 10 sportsbooks declined to show up Tuesday. The MGC began hearing from sportsbooks on Friday that they were not going to appear. The...

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Massachusetts Gaming Regulators Studying Online Gaming

Massachusetts Gaming Regulators Studying Online Gaming

Massachusetts looks to become the latest state to at least consider legalizing online gaming. The Bay State’s gaming commission is currently studying the issue and seeking bids for research to study the impact online gaming could have. “Two requests for proposals rolled out this month as part of the gaming commission’s research agenda,” Rhode Island...

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More are calling the Mass. problem gambling helpline — some for IT help

More are calling the Mass. problem gambling helpline — some for IT help

The state’s problem gambling helpline saw a big jump in calls in the months after Massachusetts launched legal sports betting last year, but a public health official said Wednesday that most of that increase was due to calls from bettors mistakenly thinking they could get technical help with their betting apps. The Department of Public...

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What Will U.S. Sports Betting Look Like In 2030?

What Will U.S. Sports Betting Look Like In 2030?

Gazing out the 11th-floor windows of a downtown Manhattan building at a clear, blue sky, four panelists at the opening day of the SBC Summit North America were asked to look into their crystal balls and present their best- and worst-case scenarios for what the U.S. sports betting landscape might look like in the year...