Massachusetts Gaming Commission have Voted to approve Fanatics’ request for a temporary sports betting operator license. Commissioner voted unanimously to approve fanatics Category 3 Sports Betting Operator License, Subject to Plainridge Park Casino’s Category 1 Sports Betting License.
Nevertheless, The company must undergo a full suitability review by MGC’s Office of Investigations and Enforcementafter which you must present your operating certificate and meet additional conditions to begin accepting sports betting.
The approval followed MGC’s “multiple public meetings” where fanatics presented and commissioners reviewed the entity’s application. Fanatics has also agreed to approve an internal responsible gaming plan and provide that plan to MGC..
Provisional approval is The company announced earlier this month that it would use Amelco’s source code to power its statewide sports betting product. MGC plans to launch retail sports betting with Category 1 licensees on January 31, with online and mobile betting scheduled for March.
“FBG will launch its online betting platform in the first quarter of 2023 and will have its product in most of the legal online gambling states by September 2023. including the state of Massachusetts, which partners with Plainridge Park Casino,” the company said in a statement earlier this month.
Launches scheduled in Ohio and MarylandFanatics had previously received initial approval in both jurisdictions, so one of the two markets could debut in the first quarter of this year.
in parallel, MGC announces appointment of Bruce Band to lead new sports betting divisionin the role he does Oversees the new division and coordinates with other divisions within MGC, including the Office of Investigations and Responsible Gaming, IT, Legal, Investigations and Enforcement.