These Six MA Sports Betting Apps Go Live On Mobile Friday

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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission approved six online MA sports betting operators to launch on the first available day Friday

The six operators ready for online Massachusetts sports betting launch, which will begin at 10 a.m. ET, are: 

The MGC made all six official via separate 5-0 votes at its Thursday meeting.

Next operators for MA sports betting

Betr will join the market some time in April, founder and CEO Joey Levy told LSR

Fanatics and Bally Bet will go live in MayBetway will come on the scene in the Commonwealth during Q1 2024

That will give Massachusetts 10 online sports betting operators. 

Path to legal MA sports betting

State legislators agreed to a bill compromise on August 1, 2022 at 5 a.m. Ex-Gov. Charlie Baker signed it into law Aug. 10

After dozens of long and arduous MGC meetings, commissioners finally approved the initial six online operators at 4 p.m. Thursday

In-person sports betting went live Jan. 31.

Sports betting ads under AG spotlight

Earlier Thursday, the MGC heard from the state attorney general’s office regarding the risks of sportsbook advertising. 

The AG’s office laid out five points to the MGC in a nine-page letter:

FanDuel MA ads pulled

According to PlayMA, three FanDuel ads potentially violated Massachusetts ad regulations. 

Heather Hall, chief enforcement counsel for the MGC, said that a pair of commercials that referenced “iGaming” and “free bets” have been pulled. Online casino gaming is not legal in Massachusetts, which also does not allow the term free bets.

Another commercial that references credit cards and prepaid cards will be pulled. Massachusetts prohibits the use of credit cards to fund accounts. 

“We have been in communication with (FanDuel),” Hall said, according to PlayMA. “They have been very responsive to our inquiries.”

The Investigations and Enforcement Bureau will look into the matter. 

Encore college violation

IEB also conducted a review into the infractions by Encore Boston Harbor (WynnBet Sportsbook), which offered a pair of Boston College women’s basketball games in February

Vendor GAN reported that “Boston College Eagles Women” was not on their exclusion list. Combined, there were seven wagers on the games totaling $213 over six hours.

Encore Boston Harbor self-reported the incident.