- July 6, 2019 at 12:19 am #611
By Boston Herald Staff 7/5/2019
“We either get the lottery online now or miss the boat completely.
This Monday, Mass Lottery Executive Director Michael Sweeney and State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg appeared before the Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure to make the pitch for online options for most of its gaming offerings.
Lawmakers on Beacon Hill would be wise to facilitate the endeavor sooner rather than later. Right now, six states offer full, online lottery gaming with five others offering more limited subscription services.
Indiana is moving toward online gambling to compete with neighboring Kentucky, Illinois and Michigan, all of which allow gaming from smartphones.
Our neighbors to the north, New Hampshire and Maine, have online gambling options up and running. Our neighbor to the south, Connecticut, is also inching forward with online lottery legislation, navigating concerns of the Mashantucket Pequots and the Mohegans, tribes who have casino interests.”
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