Massachusetts Sports Betting Draws Early Interest From 42 Potential Licensees

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Massachusetts sports betting took another step forward this week as 42 companies officially notified the commonwealth of their intent to seek a sports betting license in the coming weeks.

The deadline for companies to file their Notice of Intent to seek a Massachusetts sports betting license — both for retail and online operators, as well as technology providers and other sportsbook partners — was on Aug. 31. State regulators at the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) last month asked companies to submit the notice as they prepare licensing and application regulations needed to launch Bay State sportsbooks later this year or in early 2023. 

The notice is not an application. It will, however, be used by the MGC to determine how many companies plan to compete for a Bay State retail or mobile license as the process unfolds. 

Massachusetts’ 2022 sports betting law allows retail and online sports betting through the Bay State’s three casinos (Plainridge Park Casino and Track, MGM Springfield, and Encore Boston Harbor) and two simulcast facilities (Raynham Park and Suffolk Downs). Mobile apps tied to those businesses will be licensed separately. 

Seven mobile sportsbooks not tied to retail operations are also authorized by law. 

Familiar Brands Among Potential Bay State Operators

Companies meeting the MGC deadline include a mix of national brands and smaller companies linked to retail operations in Massachusetts. 

Top online sportsbooks submitting a Notice of Intent to compete in Massachusetts under this week’s deadline include the following: 

Several are online sportsbooks now licensed in other northeast states. They include:

– New York (Caesars, FanDuel, BetMGM, PointsBet, BetRivers, DraftKings)

– New Jersey (DraftKings, Caesars, BetMGM, Fanduel, BetRivers, Unibet)

– Pennsylvania (DraftKings, FanDuel, BetMGM, PointsBet, BetRivers, FoxBet, Unibet). 

– New Hampshire (DraftKings is also the sole operator in New Hampshire through the New Hampshire state lottery)

Full List of Companies Filing Notice Of Intent in Massachusetts

The full list of companies that filed a Notice of Intent to seek a Massachusetts sports betting license includes the following: 

  • 888 US, Inc. (888 Holdings) (William Hill)
  • American Wagering, Inc. (Caesars Sportsbook)
  • Bally’s Interactive, LLC
  • BarberTime Media Network, Inc.
  • BetFred USA Sports, LLC
  • BetMGM, LLC
  • Betr Holdings, Inc.
  • Blue Bet USA, Inc.
  • Blue Tarp reDevelopment, LLC
  • CG Trading, Inc. (MaximBet)
  • Commonwealth Equine & Agricultural Center LLC (CEAC)
  • Crown MA Gaming, LLC (Draft Kings)
  • Digital Gaming Corporation USA
  • FanDuel Group, Inc.
  • FanLogic, LLC
  • FBG Enterprises OPCO, LLC (Bet Fanatics)
  • FSST Interactive, LLC (Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South Dakota)
  • Fubo Gaming Inc. (Fubo Sportsbook)
  • G3 Esports, LLC
  • GAN Nevada, Inc
  • Hillside [New Media Holdings US] Inc. (“Bet365”)
  • Massachusetts NYX Digital Gaming (USA), LLC
  • Massasoit Greyhound Association, Inc.
  • Mohegan Digital, LLC
  • Mojo Interactive, Inc. (Mojo)
  • Novibet USA, Inc.
  • Penn Sports Interactive, LLC (“PSI”).
  • Plainville Gaming and Redevelopment, LLC (“PPC)
  • PlayStar Gaming Inc.
  • PlayUp Interactive MA, LLC (Play Up)
  • PointsBet Massachusetts, LLC. (D.B.A PointsBet).
  • PT Services (Delaware) LLC dba “Playtech One”
  • RSI MA, LLC (Rush Street Interactive)
  • RW BET MA, LLC (Resorts World Bet)
  • Seminole Hard Rock Digital, LLC
  • SG Gaming, Inc.
  • Sportradar Solutions, LLC
  • SportsX, LLC
  • Sterling Suffolk Racecourse, LLC
  • Unibet Interactive, Inc.
  • Victory Game Challenge, Inc.
  • WSI US, LLC (Wynn BET)
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Rebecca Hanchett is a political writer based in Kentucky's Bluegrass region who covers legislative developments at Gaming Today. She worked as a public affairs specialist for 23 years at the Kentucky State Capitol. A University of Kentucky grad, she has been known to watch UK basketball from time to time.

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