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Massachusetts House Passes Bill Legalizing Sports Gambling

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By Jasper Goodman, The Boston Globe July 22, 2021 | 7:20 PM

Massachusetts House passes bill legalizing sports betting The state House of Representatives on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a bill that would legalize sports betting in Massachusetts, allowing people 21 and older to place wagers on professional and collegiate athletic events.

The bill’s passage follows years of discussion about whether to bring sports betting to Massachusetts, as several nearby states have legalized such wagering. The House passed a similar proposal last July as part of an economic development bill, but the Senate rejected including sports betting in the package.

Read the full story on The House endorsed the measure 156-3, sending it to the state Senate, which has been less enthusiastic about legalizing the practice.

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