30 Sports Wagering Operator Scoping Surveys Submitted to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission
PLEASE NOTE: A previous version of this post noted 29 operator surveys submitted. However, after posting, an additional survey submitted on time was located. This post has been updated to reflect the correct number of submitted operator scoping surveys.
On Friday, October 7, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission released a Scoping Survey, which is a required prerequisite of a sports wagering operator application. Entities wishing to apply for Sports Wagering Operator Licenses were required to submit that scoping survey by close of business on October 17 in order for the MGC to begin reviewing those companies that plan to apply.
The MGC received 30 operator Scoping Surveys from potential applicants for Category 1, 2 and 3 Sports Wagering Licenses by the deadline of October 17. Of those 29 submitted applications, three came from potential Category 1 License applicants, three came from potential Category 2 License applicants, and 24 came from potential Category 3 License applicants.
The survey sought specific company information and will help provide the MGC with valuable information ahead of application submissions and the applicant evaluation process. While the survey is a required part of an application, the non-refundable application processing fee of $200,000 is not due until full applications are submitted. Applicants for Sports Wagering Operator Licenses are required to submit a completed Sports Wagering Operator License Application by 2 p.m. Monday November 21, 2022.
Prospective vendors are required to fill out the Scoping Survey, but they were not required to submit it by the October 17 deadline.
The entities that have submitted operator Scoping Surveys to the MGC are as follows:
Category 1 Potential Applicant Submissions
- Encore Boston Harbor
- MGM Springfield
- Plainridge Park Casino
Category 2 Potential Applicant Submissions
- Commonwealth Equine and Agricultural Center/Great Meadowbrook Farm
- Raynham Park
- Suffolk Downs
Category 3 Potential Applicant Submissions
- Bally Bet
- Caesars Sportsbook
- FanDuel Sportsbook
- Mohegan Digital
- Penn Sports Interactive
- Seminole Hard Rock Digital
- Underdog Sports Wagering