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College sports betting, esports, diversity mandate: Here’s what’s in the Massachusetts House’s sports betting bill

by Steph Solis

The Massachusetts House on Thursday passed a sports betting legalization bill, backing wagers on collegiate sports, esports and fantasy contests.

Lawmakers spent six hours reviewing 28 amendments before approving the bill, 156 to 3.

A Boston legislator’s efforts to offer professional sports teams a shot at sports betting licenses didn’t get a vote.  Instead, lawmakers passed an updated version of Rep. Jay Livingstone’s amendment to study on whether the teams should be able to apply for licenses.

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