Originally Posted by LetsGambool
Not sure, but he's positioned himself very smartly through the MA casino bill to have a prominent seat at the table. I think we have very, very little chance of opting into a Federal bill if he's the Treasurer, at least initially.
I disagree IF
there is Federal poker-only bill. IF
that happens the casinos will push the lottery aside (which won't really care that much about poker-only) and MA will opt-in.
If there is no Federal bill than it is a wide open guess. This lottery commissioner sure sounds like he wants online sales and probably online lottery games. What is the difference between an online slot and an online instant scratch off ticket? Virtually none to the player.
But the casinos will still want in on that action. And after ponying up hundreds of millions directly to the state and investing hundreds of millions more in construction, they just might get it.