Massachusetts aims to launch sports betting in January


The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is planning to launch in-person sports betting in the state in late January, in time for the Super Bowl.

The Commission set a timeline at a meeting on October 7th, aiming to start in-person sports betting in late January at casinos and mobile sports betting in early March.

Republican Governor, Charlie Baker, signed a bill in August legalising betting on professional and collegiate sports, joining more than 30 other states. Baker says that he supports it because state residents are already traveling to Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New York and Connecticut to place legal wagers.

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has released a survey Friday that all companies applying for a sports wagering operator license and vendors to those potential licensees must complete.