Massachusetts’ visitors-and-residents can play in casinos, buy state and regional-networked lottery tickets, bet on horse-and-dog racing, enjoy charitable gambling, the most-progressive-social-gambling-laws in the country. Tribal Casinos are expected to come onto the Massachusetts gambling scene in 2019, as might sports betting (both online and land-based).
In 2011, Massachusetts State Governor Deval Patrick signed the Expanded Gaming Act which authorized three casino resorts and one stand-alone slots-facility. The recent expansion of gambling in-the-State looks good for the legalization of online betting as it indicates Massachusetts is starting to develop gambling-friendly attitudes towards most forms of gaming. A sports betting legalization bill is ready for lawmakers to reconsider when the legislative season reconvenes.
Online betting in the state is currently restricted to horse racing and Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS). However, the future of online casinos, sports betting and poker appears bright in Massachusetts as the state’s gambling growth-phase shows no sign of slowing.