Massachusetts Gaming Commission Chairman, Stephen Crosby, stated that by the middle of 2017 there’s going to be something when it comes to the legislature that is going to allow any type of online gambling to actually go forward with all the plans for the regulation. The three casino operators that have a license in this state aren’t against of online gambling being legal in Massachusetts.
There are two licenses for casinos that are under-construction by Wynn Boston Harbor and also MGM Springfield. Penn National Gaming has the slots parlor, that had its opening in 2015.
It’s not clear yet if authorizing online lottery games would actually be limited to selling tickets and scratch cards, or if video lottery slots-like games wouldn’t be illegal.
Deborah Goldberg, State Treasurer, stated that online sales are an important part to appeal and also to keep younger customers. Lottery had 989.4$ millions in profit and the profit projects for 2017 and also for 2018 were of falling.
In January, Senator Jennifer Flanagan, put a proposal that would decide what type of games would be accessible up to the lottery commission. Dir. Sweeney believes also that lottery would thrive online.