Sports Wagering Arrives in Massachusetts: Early Action Is Brisk with More Work Ahead for Regulators
Sports Law Practice Group Co-chair Keith Carroll authored an article for the Boston Bar Association about the arrival of legalized sports betting in Massachusetts. After the first in-person bets were placed in January of 2023, the state saw over $590 million dollars wagered in the three months that followed. In this article, Mr. Carroll outlines the state’s journey to legalize sports betting, how the Massachusetts Gaming Commission has handled the transition and what work lies ahead for regulators and gambling industry businesses.
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