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The vote went in the budget's favor with a vote of 122-29. The budget is crucial for online poker fans in this bill, as it would license and regulate three internet poker sites in Massachusetts. If it goes through, poker operators would have to pay $10 million in licensing fees for a ten year license.
The amendment also dictates that poker would only be open to bettors 21 and older who would be required to verify their ID. Poker would be confined to the state, with geolocation being used to keep money in the state.
Casino Listings will update this story as it moves on to the Massachusetts Senate and eventually the Governor's desk.