Gaming & Gambling Law in Massachusetts

Massachusetts is already home to one slots parlor and will also see the likes of at least two major resort casinos. The referendum vote on November 4, 2014 was unsuccessful and communities like Charlestown largely approved of a neighboring gambling establishment, despite all of the traffic concerns. Wynn has already started a massive cleanup of an industrial site in Everett, while MGM just pushed back its start date to 2018. Aside from the politics and lawsuits involved in the process, citizens who voted in Massachusetts were largely in support of three major resort casinos. At McGee’s Law, we are interested in helping individual entrepreneurs who are developing gaming products or platforms. Additionally, we can support non-profits or other local entities to ensure that they follow not only federal law, but also state rules and regulations.

Casino Gambling

Plainridge Park Casino officially opened it’s doors on June 25, 2015. This is the first and only slots parlor in Massachusetts. If you feel wronged by an inaccurate payout or have any dispute with a gambling operator, contact us today.

Charitable Gaming
It’s no surprise that charitable gaming is highly regulated in Massachusetts. Even the sale of a raffle ticket can have legal consequences. Consult with McGee’s Law if you are running a charitable event or a non-profit seeking to have a recurring charitable game such as poker.

Gaming Laws
In November 2011, the Expanded Gaming Act became law as Chapter 194 of the Mass. General Laws. Other laws apply to gaming and gambling within our Commonwealth.

Fantasy Sports
The rise in popularity of Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) brings with it a host of interesting legal questions. There are specific federal guidelines that allow for making wagers in fantasy leagues, but that doesn’t make pay-to-play fantasy legal in every state. Our firm can assist individual gamers who may have a legal dispute with a fantasy sports provider. We can also provide guidance to start-ups interested in entering the crowded field of fantasy sports websites.

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