MA Sports Betting again left out of the Senate budget
It looks like the road to legal MA Sports betting must again be done through separate laws.
The Senate did not include sports betting revenue in its budget proposal, despite several changes attempting to add it. The House also excluded sports betting in MA from its proposal.
It is not a complete surprise to be taking betting revenue out of the budget. Also in the struggle for additional income to compensate for losses from the Coronavirus After a pandemic, the Senate declined to include sports betting in last year’s late budget.
Sports betting in Massachusetts still has a chance this year. The country’s legislative period runs through January 4, 2022.
Changes to MA sports betting rejected
Just like last year The Senate Minority Leader, Bruce Tarr saw his change in sports betting rejected out of hand.
However, Tarr’s amendment was far from perfect. While it legalized both retail and online sports betting, it would have banned it all betting on college sports.
Tarr’s proposal would have taxed the income from online sports betting 12.5% and retail at 10%.
Senator Paul FeeneyThe amendment was also rejected as part of a larger bundle of bills. He suggested retail and online betting, along with one 18% Tax on mobile income and 14% on retail sales. Feeney did not try to ban all college betting, but instead blocked betting on schools in Massachusetts.
Lots of bills filed
About two dozen sports betting laws have been filed in both houses of the Massachusetts legislature.
However, there was very little action.
Senator Brandon Crighton has tweaked its sports betting proposal this year, saying it is confident in the latest iteration back in January.
Is Massachusetts missing the New England sports betting train?
Massachusetts could join in Vermont as the only states in New England Not having any sports bets by the end of the year.
Of its five border states, four are either live with bets or should be on time Super bowl Bets:
Massachusetts lawmakers have six months to decide if they are motivated enough to move their home tax dollars across state lines.