Mobile sports betting goes live in Massachusetts

Patrons, left, place sports bets at kiosks at Encore Boston Harbor casino, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023, in Everett, Mass. Massachusetts sports fans who want to wager on their favorite teams are finally getting their chance as the state kicks off sports betting at casinos in the state beginning Tuesday, Jan. 31. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

BOSTON (WLNE) — Mobile sports betting goes live in Massachusetts Friday morning — and six companies have already been awarded operations certificates.

Boston-based DraftKings is one of the companies that’s been given permission from The Massachusetts Gaming Commission. The other five approved mobile betting platforms include Barstool Sportsbook, BetMGM, Caesars Sportsbook, FanDuel, and WynnBET.

Less than two months ago, in-person sports betting started in the Commonwealth.

The state plans to issue 15 licenses for online gambling, letting people bet on everything from games to tournaments, such as March Madness, and events, including the Oscars.

Mobile sports betting apps are set to go live at 10 a.m.

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