Gov. Baker indications law making sports wagering legal in Massachusetts


This is an image of a guy positioning a bet at a sportsbook. (WLNE)

BOSTON (WLNE)– Our sibling station WCVB reported that Gov. Baker signed sports betting in Massachusetts to law Wednesday.

Baker’s workplace revealed that Baker likewise did something about it on 17 other expenses too.

Legislators stated this will produce around $60 million in yearly tax earnings for the state. Likewise, an extra $70 to $80 million in preliminary licensing charges is anticipated, which will restore every 5 years. Likewise will supply tasks and a financial increase.

” Our administration initially submitted legislation to legislate sports betting in the Commonwealth numerous years earlier, and I am pleased to be able to sign this expense into law today,” Baker stated in a declaration launched Wednesday. “We value the devotion and compromise that the Legislature showed on this concern, and we anticipate supporting the work of the Massachusetts Video Gaming Commission on the accountable application of the law over the next numerous months.”