MASSACHUSETTS LAND CASINO OPERATORS POSITIVE ON ONLINE GAMBLING LEGALISATION
08th March, 2017 at 11:38:44
More detail from last week's hearing by the Massachusetts Special Commission on Online Gaming and Daily Fantasy Sports.
More detail has emerged from the Massachusetts Special Commission on Online Gaming and Daily Fantasy Sports hearing last week (see previous reports) with particular emphasis on the support of land casino operators in the state,
Massachusetts legalisation proposals currently call for state licensing of online gambling to be confined to existing land casino operators, and spokesmen for all three of the licensed land casino operators in the state, Penn National, MGM, and Wynn, signalled their support or open minds on the legalisation issue.
Massachusetts Gaming Commission chairman Stephen Crosby also indicated his support for an omnibus approach to legalising and regulating all forms of online gaming, telling members of the committee:
"If you have a stable legal environment, where the law is clear and the parameters are clear and the rules of the road are clear, people will come here to develop new games. It could become another modest but real economic engine."
Eric Schippers, speaking for Penn National, said:
"We at Penn National firmly believe that iGaming could provide an incremental benefit both to our company and to the Commonwealth
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