Betr, WynnBET Approved to Cease Massachusetts Online Sports Betting

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  • The 2 sportsbook operators person been approved to time off nan state
  • Betr will cease operations connected Friday, Feb. 16
  • WynnBET will cease operations connected Friday, Feb. 23

WynnBET and Betr are officially connected their measurement retired of Massachusetts.

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) unanimously approved some of nan sports betting operators’ cessation plans to time off nan commonwealth.

Betr’s last time successful Massachusetts will beryllium connected Friday, Feb. 16, and WynnBET’s last time will beryllium connected Friday, Feb. 23.

Betr Cessation Plans Approved by MGC

Both Betr and WynnBET were granted waivers to cease operations successful nan authorities without providing nan committee pinch 90 time notices. According to Betr, customer deposits were halted connected Tuesday, Feb. 6, and each costs limited connected customer play-throughs were paid retired connected Wednesday, Feb. 7.

Betr’s cessation schedule will move guardant arsenic follows:

  • Monday, Feb. 12: All Betr customers are informed of nan cessation date
  • Thursday, Feb. 15, astatine 11:59 p.m.: All betting markets will beryllium closed
  • Friday, Feb. 16: Betr ceases each operations
  • Saturday, March 16: Deadline for customers to retreat funds.

Customers who person accounts pinch remaining costs aft March 16 will person a cheque from Betr.

Commissioner Chair Cathy Judd-Stein thanked Betr for applying for a licence and for their business complete nan past year.

“I wish you bully luck arsenic you proceed to run successful regulated markets crossed nan country,” she said.

Despite nan usability leaving nan commonwealth, a spokesperson near nan doorway unfastened for a imaginable Betr return.  Ashwin Krishnan, Head of Legal and Business Affairs for Betr, thanked nan committee for their support and said nan sportsbook usability “hopes to re-enter astatine immoderate constituent successful nan future.”

WynnBET Leaving Massachusetts successful All Facets

The MGC besides approved WynnBET’s scheme to time off nan state. The sportsbook operator’s cessation schedule will move guardant arsenic follows:

  • Monday, Feb. 12: Will notify customers astir cessation day and deposits will beryllium unopen disconnected astatine 11 a.m.
  • Friday, Feb. 23: WynnBET ceases operation

WynnBET customer accounts will beryllium unfastened for 30 days for withdrawals aft Feb. 23. For immoderate unfastened bets that are not beryllium decided successful that 30-day window, WynnBET customer work reps will interaction each patron astir their unfastened stake to spot really they tin beryllium resolved.

“We will springiness them an opportunity for adjacent worth for their wager that they could spot pinch different operator. It won’t basal beryllium a payout of nan afloat wager, because nan wager is unsettled. At a minimum we would beryllium returning their liking that they would beryllium capable to spot pinch different operator,” Jennifer Roberts, VP and General Counsel for WynnBET, said astatine nan meeting.

Additionally, WynnBET will besides cease their sportsbook cognition support for Encore Boston Harbor’s brick-and-mortar sportsbook. When WynnBET notified nan committee of its desire to cease online sports betting successful nan commonwealth 2 week ago, it said it would beryllium staying connected pinch nan casino for its unit sportsbook.

Jacqui Krum, Sr. VP and General Counsel of Encore Boston Harbor, told nan committee that Encore will grip its ain sportsbook from present connected out.

“The modulation will beryllium seamless,” she said.

Oddly enough, Krum said a determination has not been made arsenic to whether aliases not nan sportsbook will alteration its sanction from nan WynnBET Sportsbook.

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