According to a tweet from House Speaker Ron Mariano early Monday, the Sports Betting Conference Committee has reached an agreement on legislation to legalize sports betting in Massachusetts.
According to Speaker Mariano’s tweet, the law would allow betting on both professional and collegiate sports in the Gulf state.
The Speaker thanked other lawmakers for “recognizing the incredible economic opportunity that legalizes sports betting”.
Less than two weeks later, Speaker Mariano said House and Senate negotiators were “too far” on the law. One of the major discussion points was whether to allow collegiate sports betting in addition to professional sports.
If signed by Governor Baker, Massachusetts would join 30 other states and Washington DC in legalizing sports betting.