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Massachusetts Gaming Commission has approved 9 mobile sports betting apps. The temporary category 3 wagering licenses were issued to top operators in the industry, including Draftking, BetMGM, Fanduel, Fanatics, BallyBet, Barstool Sportsbook, Betr, Caesars, and Wynnbet.
These operators are expected to launch on March 10th, but BallyBet and Fanatics have postponed to May. Pointsbet is the only Sportsbook that withdrew its application.
On the other hand, Digital Gaming Corp (Betway) has reported it will soon submit a request for a temporary Category 3 license but will not use it in the Commonwealth for about a year.
Retail sports betting is still new in Massachusetts, as it was launched in January 2023. The launch was done at the premises of the three Category 1 licensed operators: MGM Springfield, Plainridge Park Casino, and Encore Boston Harbour. This comes 6 months after the former governor Charlie Baker signed the new sports betting into law.
According to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, the three Category 1 licensees generated $96.9M in gross gaming revenue in January. This is a clear indication of booming business, and the state expects to gain more in the coming years.