Massachusetts receives 29 applications for sports wagering licenses

20 October 2022
(PRESS RELEASE) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission announced yesterday that it received 29 operator Scoping Surveys from potential applicants for Category 1, 2 and 3 Sports Wagering Licenses by the deadline of 17 October. Of those 29 submitted applications, three came from potential Category 1 License applicants, three came from potential Category 2 License applicants, and 23 came from potential Category 3 License applicants.

The Scoping Survey, which was released by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Friday, 7 October, is a required prerequisite of a sports wagering operator application. Entities wishing to apply for Sports Wagering Operator Licenses were required to submit that scoping survey by close of business on October 17 in order for the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to begin reviewing those companies that plan to apply.

The survey sought specific company information and will help provide the Massachusetts Gaming Commission with valuable information ahead of application submissions and the applicant evaluation process. While the survey is a required part of an application, the non-refundable application processing fee of $200,000 is not due until full applications are submitted. Applicants for Sports Wagering Operator Licenses are required to submit a completed Sports Wagering Operator License Application by 2 p.m. Monday, 21 November. Prospective vendors are required to fill out the Scoping Survey, but they were not required to submit it by the 17 October deadline.

The entities that have submitted operator Scoping Surveys to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission are as follows:

Category 1 Potential Applicant Submissions
  • Encore Boston Harbor
  • MGM Springfield
  • Plainridge Park Casino

Category 2 Potential Applicant Submissions
  • Commonwealth Equine and Agricultural Center/Great Meadowbrook Farm
  • Raynham Park
  • Suffolk Downs

Category 3 Potential Applicant Submissions
  • BallyBet
  • bet365
  • Betfred
  • BetMGM
  • Betr
  • BetRivers
  • Betway
  • BuddyBet
  • Caesars Sportsbook
  • ClutchBet
  • DraftKings
  • Easywin
  • Fanatics Inc.
  • FanDuel Sportsbook
  • Fanlogic
  • MaximBet
  • Mohegan Digital
  • Novibet
  • Penn Sports Interactive
  • PointsBet
  • Underdog Sports Wagering
  • Unibet
  • WynnBet