42 companies express interest in mass sports betting licenses – NBC Boston

There are at least 42 companies considering applying for a sports betting license in Massachusetts, giving the Gaming Commission the first indication of the work ahead as it prepares to launch an application and licensing process.

The commission asked in mid-August that any entity seeking a license submit a non-binding Notice of Intent form by Wednesday to establish a point of contact between regulators and companies that may constitute a newly legal industry here. .

The commission said on Thursday that 42 companies had submitted a form, although a submission is not required to eventually apply for a license.

Some of the companies on the list were already known as the state’s two casinos, two simulcast centers and a slot parlor have already met with the commission to detail their initial plans to offer legal betting here. The other companies run the gamut, from those with traditional ties to casino games (Caesars Sportsbook, Bally’s Interactive, Rush Street Interactive and Seminole Hard Rock Digital among them) to new players in what is increasingly becoming a digital industry (DraftKings, FanDuel, Bet Fanatics, FanLogic and more).

In addition to the in-person betting licenses and mobile partnerships available to existing state gaming centers, the Gaming Commission can also issue up to seven Category 3 licenses that would allow a business to take bets through a mobile or digital platform. The commission said it plans to hold a roundtable with companies interested in Category 3 licenses similar to the one it held with its existing licensees.

Responses to the Notice of Intent form request could inform or influence the commission’s decision on how to proceed with sports betting implementation in the Bay State as avid bettors call for a fast action. Chairwoman Cathy Judd-Stein said last month she thinks “there’s a real question of who gets up first”: current commission holders who can take in-person bets or operators only mobile phones that are not necessarily connected to companies the commission already knows.

Here is the full list of entities that have submitted a Notice of Intent form, according to the Gaming Commission: 888 US, Inc. (888 Holdings); Massachusetts NYX Digital Gaming (USA), LLC; American Wagering, Inc. (Caesars Sportsbook); Massasoit Greyhound Association, Inc.; Bally Interactive, LLC; Mohegan Digital, LLC; BarberTime Media Network, Inc.; Mojo Interactive, Inc. (Mojo); BetFred USA Sports, LLC; Novibet USA, Inc.; BetMGM, LLC; Penn Sports Interactive, LLC (“PSI”); Betr Holdings, Inc.; Plainville Gaming and Redevelopment, LLC (“PPC”); Blue Bet USA, Inc.; PlayStar Gaming Inc.; Blue Tarp reDevelopment, LLC; PlayUp Interactive MA, LLC (PlayUp); CG Trading, Inc. (MaximBet); PointsBet Massachusetts, LLC. (DBA PointsBet); Commonwealth Equine and Agricultural Center LLC (CEAC); PT Services (Delaware) LLC dba “Playtech One”; Crown MA Gaming, LLC (Draft Kings); RSI MA, LLC (Rush Street Interactive); Digital Gaming Corporation USA; RW BET MA, LLC (Resorts World Bet); FanDuel Group, Inc.; Seminole Hard Rock Digital, LLC; FanLogic, LLC; SG Gaming, Inc.; FBG Enterprises OPCO, LLC (Bet Fanatics); Sportradar Solutions, LLC; FSST Interactive, LLC (Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe); SportsX, LLC; Fubo Gaming Inc. (Fubo Sportsbook); Sterling Suffolk Racecourse, LLC; G3 Esports, LLC; Unibet Interactive, Inc.; GAN Nevada, Inc.; Victory Game Challenge, Inc.; Hillside [New Media Holdings US] Inc. (“Bet365”); and WSI US, LLC (Wynn BET).