The MA sports betting menu will include bets such as Super Bowl MVP and the NFL draft.
On Tuesday, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted to have player award futures and pro drafts as part of its approved catalog of Massachusetts sports betting bets.
Legal sports betting kicks off in Massachusetts January 31 at points of sale. Online sports betting will begin in early March.
MA Sports Betting Special Events
MA’s approved sports betting catalog will include sweepstakes, prizes and special events such as the oscar, Emmy Awards, Nathan’s Famous hot dog eating contestand another major league eating sanctioned acts.
It will not include, by unanimous vote:
- electronic sports
- Russian Y Belarusian-sanctioned events
- hai alai
- Jury in summer and winter athletic competitions such as the Olympic Games
There will be a special discussion about the catalog to come.
O’Brien rejected by colleagues
It looked like the MGC might vote against the awards.
Notary Eileen O’Brien made a motion to exclude events that are not determined by statistics.
But O’Brien’s motion was defeated, 3-1, with Commissioner Nakisha Skinner abstaining
MA Sportsbook Vote Breakdown
Commissioner Jordan Maynard it was in the pro-robust catalog category. Commissioners Bradford Hill and Skinner changed their minds on the issue after it initially appeared they would side with O’Brien.
“People have changed their minds, I haven’t changed mine,” O’Brien said.
President Cathy Judd-Stein voted yes too.
“With respect to everyone involved in those trials, there is a degree of scrutiny and their job is to be transparent and act with integrity,” Judd-Stein said.
Hill noted that if the average Massachusetts bettor could bet on the Super Bowl MVP, “I’d go to New Hampshire wherever I could.”
bet365 pulls out of MA sports betting
Old dog racing track Raynham Park will have a 30,000-square-foot retail sportsbook through a partnership with Caesars Sportsbook.
It will no longer partner with bet365 for its access to online sports betting. Raynham Park owner Chris Carney told the business news that bet365 “was reluctant to comply with some of the MA gaming rules”.
exist eleven online sports betting operators in MA.