Coronavirus Makes Passage Of Massachusetts Sports-Betting Bill A Longshot

  • Legalized sports betting on hold as Massachusetts battles coronavirus infections
  • Sports-betting bill remains in limbo in House Ways and Means Committee
  • Massachusetts treasurer continues lobbying for online lottery sales

Poised just months ago for a major expansion into sports betting, Massachusetts' casino industry is now battling simply to stay afloat amid one of the worst coronavirus outbreaks in the country.

Legislative momentum behind a wide-ranging proposal to legalize sports betting has dissipated as state lawmakers scramble to deal with the impact of the coronavirus, which has killed more than 6,000 people in Massachusetts.

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