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LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 15: Guests line up to place bets as they attend a viewing party for the NCAA Men's College Basketball Tournament inside the 25,000-square-foot Race & Sports SuperBook at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino which features 4,488-square-feet of HD video screens on March 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Massachusetts has finally legalized sports betting. It’s a GREAT morning for those who have been waiting for Massachusetts to pass a sports betting bill.  Lawmakers have been meeting all weekend to get a deal done by last night’s deadline and according to a tweet from House Speaker Ron Mariano: “I am proud to announce that the Sports Betting Conference Committee has reached an agreement on legislation that will legalize wagering on professional and collegiate sports in Massachusetts, bringing the immense economic benefits of a legal sports betting industry to MA.  I want to thank @RepMichlewitz and @JerryParisella all the conferees and my colleagues in the House, as well as our partners in the Senate for recognizing the incredible economic opportunity that legalized sports betting presents.”  The speaker then thanked other lawmakers for “recognizing the incredible economic opportunity that legalized sports betting presents.”  The next step is for Governor Baker to sign it into law which would then have Massachusetts joining 30 other states to legalize sports betting. This story is still breaking.