Massachusetts To Conduct Formal Study Into Legalizing Online Gambling
Massachusetts is set to take part with other gaming bodies to conduct a formal study on the legalization of online gambling in the U.S. The study will be conducted in conjunction with lawmakers and legal experts as part of the Special Commission on Online gaming.
The scope of the study will cover everything from poker to DFS with emphasis on the all aspects of a possible legalization. These include the regulatory aspects, taxation, consumer protection and economic development.
The parties have until July 31, 2017 to present their recommendations on how they see Congress needing to act on the issue of legalizing online gambling. Senator Eileen Donoghue will lead the Special Commission along with Representative Joseph Wagner. The commission will be getting advice from the Gaming Commission Chairman Steve Crosby and Assistant AG Dan Krockmalnic amongst others.
The Commission will be studying the impact online gambling could have on the existing gaming structure in Massachusetts while exploring the benefits of adding an online gaming option would have.