About the Author

Dan Holmes

Dan Holmes is a writer and contributor for Massachusetts Casinos. He is an accomplished author, who has written three books about sports. He previously worked for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Major League Baseball.

Massachusetts Gaming Commission to Host Sports Betting Roundtables

August 7, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

On Thursday during a public meeting, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission announced that it will host a series of roundtables on sports betting in the coming months. The sessions will seek to gather information from key parties on the future of a sports betting market in the Commonwealth. Thursday’s meeting of the MGC covered several topics, […]

Massachusetts House Rejects Senate Changes On Sports Betting Bill

May 20, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

The Massachusetts State House and Senate will form a conference committee to debate the details of a bill that would legalize sports betting.  On Tuesday during a brief informal session, the House refused to accept changes to the sports betting bill made by the Senate. A formal vote confirmed that the lower chamber rejected the […]

Massachusetts Sports Betting Bill Passes In State Senate

April 30, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

Following an amendment and floor debate, the Massachusetts Senate passed a sports betting measure (Senate Bill 2844) by voice vote on Thursday, setting the legislative process in motion on the topic after months of stagnation. The action comes ninth months after the House passed the unamended version of the bill. The bill will return to […]

State Politicians Call For Legalization Of Massachusetts Sports Betting

February 17, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

When it comes to Massachusetts sports betting, at least one state lawmaker is growing impatient. “I think it’s something that is well past time for us to do,” State Senator Michael Moore said this week. “Every state is going to be doing it.” A bill that would authorize sports betting in Massachusetts is idling in […]

Massachusetts Gaming Commission Requests Legal Sports Betting Study

November 22, 2021 | By: Dan Holmes

The greatest journeys begin with a single step. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has authorized a study to examine the legalization and implementation of sports betting in the United States. It’s the first step toward the eventual passing of a sports betting bill by the state legislature in 2022. The study will be conducted by researchers […]