Fair Play Massachusetts calling for sports betting in bars and restaurants

DOLLARS IN CASH CIARA: A CHICOPEE-BASED GROUP IS CALLING ON THE STATE TO ALLOW SPORTS BETTING AT BARS AND RESTAURANTS

22NEWS REPORTER MIKE MASCIADRELLI IS LIVE IN SPRINGFIELD TO TELL US HOW SPORTS BETTING COULD HELP SMALL BUSINESSES MIKE: FAIR PLAY MASSACHUSETTS SAID LOCAL BARS AND RESTAURANTS WOULD BE MISSING OUT ON A LOT OF REVENUE IF THE STATE ONLY MAKES SPORTS BETTING LEGAL AT CASINOS LAST MAY, THE SUPREME COURT STRUCK DOWN A FEDERAL LAW THAT BANNED COMMMERICAL SPORTS BETTING IN MOST STATES GOVERNER CHARLIE BAKER HAS FILED A BILL THAT WOULD ALLOW SPORTS BETTING AT SLOT PARLORS AND CASINOS, INCLUDING MGM SPRINGFIELD "FAIR PLAY MASSACHUSETTS" WANTS THIS LEGISLATION TO ALSO INCLUDE BARS AND RESTAURANTS, THAT ARE ALREADY LICENSED BY THE STATE LOTTERY, LIKE NATHAN BILL'S IN SPRINGFIELD

JOE SULLIVAN, MANAGER, NATHAN BILL'S: THERE'S A TON OF BUSINESSES IN THE STATE THAT ALREADY SELL KENO THAT WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THIS AND THEY ARE ALL TAX PAYERS AND THEY ARE ALL COMMUNITY RESIDENTS WHY NOT KEEP THE REVENUE WITH US MIKE: SULLIVAN TOLD 22NEWS SPORTS BETTING WOULD ALSO CREATE MANY JOBS SINCE THEY WOULD NEED EXTRA STAFF TO OVERSEE THE SPORTS GAMING AT THEIR RESTAURANT MIKE: MASSACHUSETTS ISN'T THE ONLY STATE CONSIDERING LEGISLATION ON SPORTS BETTING OREGON AND OHIO ARE AMONG SEVERAL STATES EXPLORING THE IDEA OF RUNNING SPORTS GAMING THROUGH A LOTTERY SYSTEM LIVE IN SPRINGFIELD, MM, 22NEWS

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