DRAFTKINGS ANGLING FOR PIECE OF PRO SPORTS BETTING
By Colin A. Young
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, MARCH 14, 2019.....With legislation to legalize and regulate sports betting on the horizon in Massachusetts, representatives from a Boston-based mobile sports wagering service visited the State House on Thursday to remind a key House lawmaker of what they said are the benefits of mobile betting.
DraftKings public affairs director James Chisholm, a former House aide, delivered a prop football helmet to the office of House Economic Development Chairwoman Ann-Margaret Ferrante on Thursday. [Photo: Sam Doran/SHNS]
With the gift of a football helmet decorated with stickers bearing the names and hometowns of Massachusetts residents who signed a petition calling for the ability to place bets on sporting events online or through a mobile app in tow, DraftKings official James Chisholm stopped by Rep. Ann-Margaret Ferrante's office to keep mobile betting on the Economic Development and Emerging Technologies Committee chairwoman's front burner.
"Sports betting exists in Massachusetts," he said, "it just doesn't exist legally."
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