iDEA’s Economic Impact Study Cited as Key Source for Massachusetts Special Gaming Commission Report

The Massachusetts Special Commission on Online Gaming, Fantasy Sports Gaming and Daily Fantasy Sports met on Monday and voted whether to accept a final version of its report.

The purpose of the report was to conduct a comprehensive study relative to the regulation of online gaming, fantasy sports gaming and daily fantasy sports. The report is receiving much attention over the fact that in it, the Commission recommended that DFS be defined under the umbrella of “online gaming”.

Legal Sports Report has done a great article on what that means for the state and DFS is general.

The Commission’s report also cites and draws conclusions from iDEA’s economic impact study. iDEA’s study is noted in the report regarding two important aspects affecting the online gaming debate: underage gaming and problem gaming. Also, the organization’s perspective was accurately reflected in relation to the contradictory results of the Rutgers’s study.