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Commission Interest in Licensing – NBC Boston

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The Massachusetts Gambling Commission wants to know how many companies are interested in seeking a sports betting license in the state, and asks interested companies to contact them by the end of the month. I’m here.

As the gambling world takes center stage as it prepares to launch new legal forms of gambling, the Gaming Commission announced Thursday morning that Plainridge Park Casino, MGM Springfield, Encore Boston Harbor and Suffolk Downs , has meetings with five facilities in Raynham Park. You can apply for a license that allows you to accept both face-to-face betting on physical sportsbooks and mobile his betting via one or two platform partners.

The companies told the commission on Thursday they were all but ready, detailing the work they have been doing to legalize sports betting in Massachusetts. Encore Boston Harbor said it will begin hiring soon after the commission’s timeline for starting legal betting is known.

said North Grounsell, vice president and general manager of Plainridge Park Casino in Plainville. “And that date is important because it influences many other operationally necessary decisions, such as when to start construction, whether a temporary site is needed, the start of recruitment activities, target dates for equipment, etc. delivery, and many other operational decisions.”

Thursday’s group meeting with the commission will make up the universe of potential applicants for Category 1 and Category 2 licenses created by the state’s new sports betting law. However, the Gambling Commission can also issue up to seven Category 3 licenses that allow businesses to place bets via mobile or digital platforms.

A letter of intent from the commission, released Wednesday, asks companies interested in licenses of any kind to notify the commission by August 31.

“As MGC continues to work on the regulation and establishment of sports betting in Massachusetts, MGC has issued a notice to this effect to parties interested in obtaining a sports betting license to encourage them to apply for a sports betting license. We are requesting that the situation of concern be made widespread. We will focus,” the commission said. “The submission of notice will not act as an application for a sports betting license, and furthermore, failure to submit notice will not prevent a company from applying for a sports betting license in the future.”

The number and range of responses is likely to inform or influence the Commission’s decisions on how to proceed with the conduct of sports betting in the Gulf State, as avid bettors demand immediate action. There is a possibility that

Commission chair Kathy Judd-Stein said last week that she thinks “there’s really a question of who gets up first”: The commission’s current licensees who can bet face-to-face, or not necessarily the commission’s companies. Disconnected mobile-only operators. are already familiar with.