The Massachusetts House of Representatives has voted to approve an economic development package bill that includes a section to legalize sports betting in the state.
The House yesterday (July 28) voted 156-3 in favour of H.4879, which, after being introduced last week, will now move forward to the state Senate.
Should the Senate make any further amendments to the bill, these would then need to be approved by the House by Friday (July 31), when the current Massachusetts legislative session is due to conclude.
Sponsored by the Massachusetts House Committee on Ways and Means, H.4879 is an act designed to enable “partnerships for growth” in the state, and sets out a host of proposed measures. These include the Massachusetts Sports Wagering Act, which would legalize online, mobile and land-based sports betting.