Massachusetts Online Gambling Latest

MASSACHUSETTS ONLINE GAMBLING LATEST

03rd December, 2015 at 07:23:57
Source: http://www.azonlinecasinos.com

Politician and land casino operator comment on proposed legalisation initiative.

The rhetoric on a proposal to legalise online gambling operated through Massachusetts land casinos ramped up this week with an article in the Sun Chronicle, which interviewed a senior member of the state Senate and a spokesman for a land casino operator licensed in the state.

Republican leader in the Senate, Sen. Bruce Tarr, who is driving the new initiative, told the Sun Chronicle:

"Our state has chosen to pursue casino gaming, and is licensing operators to enter a fiercely competitive national market that is much more fully developed in other states.

"Allowing those we are counting on to produce revenue for Massachusetts and our cities and towns to conduct online gaming will give them a competitive advantage, and increase their chances of success. That success, in turn, can deliver substantial benefits through funding for our spending priorities and our budgets."

A spokesman for Penn National Gaming, the owners of the Plainridge land casino licensed for Massachusetts operations, said it might be interested in online gambling.

"We support the authorization of Internet gaming to the extent it protects the economic investment the brick-and-mortar casinos have made in the state and the jobs we've created," Eric Schippers said. "Other states have addressed this through legislation that would restrict Internet gaming to only those existing licensed casino operators in the state."

Related News Tags:



« News index »



NEW LOBBY GROUP EMERGES IN PENNSYLVANIA

16th January, 2017 at 06:55:26
The Pennsylvania Video Gaming Association will lobby for the legalisation of an "already-present industry...but not for online gambling.

ATLANTIC CITY - 2016 A GOOD YEAR FOR INTERNET GAMBLING

12th January, 2017 at 21:53:36
New Jersey regulator releases FY 2016 results, showing that online gambling revenue grew 32 percent year-on-year.

PENNSYLVANIAN ONLINE GAMBLING LEGALISATION BILL ALREADY UNDER FIRE (Update)

11th January, 2017 at 09:58:19
Democratic state Senator Jay Costa's proposal criticised by Republican senator.

NEVADA GAMBLING REVENUE DOWN 1.5 PERCENT IN NOVEMBER

29th December, 2016 at 16:24:09
Las Vegas land casinos suffer business declines.

PENNSYLVANIA POLITICAL AND GAMING CHIEFS TO GATHER

28th December, 2016 at 06:56:07
January 3rd meeting to discuss the budget gap.