Massachusetts Casino Operators in Favor of Online Betting

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Last week the Massachusetts Special Commission on Online Gaming and Daily Fantasy sports held a hearing where it was revealed that some of the state's land casino operators are in favor of legalized online betting in the state.

The meeting revealed that the state's three operators Wynn, MGM, and Penn National are keeping an open mind on iGaming, as they feel that the game vertical could provide extra revenues for their operations.

Speaking about the issue Massachusetts Gaming Commission Chairman Stephen Crosby said, "If you have a stable legal environment, where the law is clear and the parameters are clear and the rules of the road are clear, people will come here to develop new games. It could become another modest but real economic engine."

Penn National's Eric Schippers also commented, noting: "We at Penn National firmly believe that iGaming could provide an incremental benefit both to our company and to the Commonwealth."

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Dustin Jermalowicz
Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.