Published: July 31, 2023

Massachusetts budget deal nixes online lottery

A compromise on the state’s fiscal 2024 budget left behind the legalization of online lottery but went ahead with a plan to offer in-state tuition for eligible undocumented students, the House’s chief budget writer told the Herald Sunday night.


A House-backed proposal to expand the state’s gambling offerings by allowing online lottery sales was ditched. House leaders and lottery officials argued the expansion into the digital realm was necessary because of the rise of sports betting but others cautioned that offering more betting options would create additional risks.

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