Massachusetts Gaming & Sports Betting

Setting the standards of gaming law from its infancy

Foley Hoag’s Massachusetts Gaming and Sports Betting Practice provides the industry with knowledgeable counsel on the Massachusetts Gaming Act, the Sports Wagering Law and working with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission. Our lawyers offer clients decades of experience in state government and detailed knowledge of the gaming and sports betting laws that comes from closely following the Gaming Commission since its inception, and interacting with its commissioners and staff.

We have helped gaming clients advance in the licensure process by clearing initial submission phases, representing applicants and licensees in suitability hearings and preparing detailed applications for clients. We represent casino resorts, sports betting applicants as well as vendors and suppliers of gaming licensees in the licensing and registration process. 

Gaming Practice lawyers include a former Massachusetts cabinet secretary, attorney general and deputy attorney general. The latter two who served on the team that guided expanded gaming in the state. They and the practice’s other lawyers have firsthand experience moving major initiatives through the machinery of state government. They understand the interaction between state departments and the rules and regulations governing application and approval processes. 

Massachusetts’ gaming and sports betting industry is laden with opportunities. Knowledgeable, experienced counsel from Foley Hoag opens up those opportunities by helping companies navigate the legal and regulatory requirements smoothly and efficiently. Foley Hoag’s Massachusetts Gaming and Sports Betting Practice can help you navigate all aspects of gaming and sports betting law and compliance.

Areas of Focus

We serve clients in all aspects of working with Massachusetts gaming and sports betting laws including:
  • preparing detailed gaming commission applications in competitive evaluation processes
  • managing regulatory and permitting processes
  • advising suppliers and vendors on the licensing process
  • guidance on project financing
  • negotiating licensing agreements
  • labor and employment management
  • providing intellectual property advice