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Sat Jan 19, 2019, 01:29 AM

Massachusetts governor proposes legalizing sports betting

BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker unveiled a proposal on Thursday that would legalize and tax betting on professional sports online and at casinos in Massachusetts.

Baker, a Republican, announced that he would file legislation allowing the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to license the state’s three casino operators to offer both on-site and online betting.

The proposal would also allow other online entities, such as daily fantasy sports operators, to be licensed for sports wagering.

“Our legislation puts forth a series of commonsense proposals to ensure potential licensees are thoroughly vetted and safeguards are in place to protect against problem gambling and illegal activity,” Baker said in a statement.

Read more: https://www.reviewjournal.com/sports/betting/massachusetts-governor-proposes-legalizing-sports-betting-1575675/

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