Barstool Sports approved for Massachusetts sportsbook license


Barstool Sportsbook, received preliminary approval from the Massachusetts  Gaming Commission for a temporary mobile sports betting license on Wednesday following a lengthy suitability review.

The final vote was carried unanimously, though only after it was initially delayed from December and several conditions were attached.

“Penn Sports Interactive [doing business as] Barstool Sportsbook has shown by substantial evidence that they have satisfied the criteria set forth in general,” read Commissioner Eileen O’Brien in making the motion, adding also that the approval is still just for “preliminary suitability.”

In-person sports betting will begin in Massachusetts on Jan. 31, with Encore Boston Harbor, Plainridge Park Casino, and MGM Springfield already approved for temporary Category 1 retail sports betting licenses.