of Massachusetts Gaming Commission last week, a professional athlete over the age of 20 18 and 20 You are permitted to participate in MA sports betting endorsed transactions.
On Monday, representatives from MLB and NBA Players Association I met with the Massachusetts sports betting regulator. At a roundtable, representatives of the League Players Association agreed that the rules adopted should remain in place.
What is the legal age for sports betting in the Commonwealth? twenty one.
MA sports betting carveout explained
MGC has debated whether it is a good idea to allow these transactions.
Allowing 18- to 20-year-old athletes to endorse sports betting appeals to those under the legal age, which can have a negative impact.
State regulators eventually compromised.
Sports Betting Compromise in Massachusetts
They decided that 18- to 20-year-old professionals should be allowed to make money in sports betting marketing and advertising, given that the masses are already betting on them.
“In a reasonable way, perhaps younger in that age group, I would be in favor of allowing them to participate in sponsorship, marketing, or other legitimate business activities in this field. MLBPA General Counsel Mann Nussbaum Said.
The MLBPA’s sports betting marketing policy has no age limit.
Do sportsbooks stand for it anyway?
“Some players think their entire career could be between the ages of 18 and 21. NBPA Deputy General Counsel David Foster Said. “And our players are well aware of the fact that hundreds of millions of dollars can be earned by companies and others betting on their workforce.”
Still, Mr. Foster raised an obvious question. Would a sports betting company jump into potentially dangerous waters by signing a guaranteed contract with an athlete who is not of legal age?
After all, does the league want a backlash despite union rules that allow it?
“I’m no marketing expert,” said Foster. “But I think the advantage of actually using 19-year-olds to promote sports betting is that some[companies]will shy away from it because it just doesn’t look good.
“But if done tastefully, it might happen. If it does, we definitely want to help players take advantage of it.”
NFLPA bans sportsbook advertising for players
of NFL Players are prohibited from participating in endorsements of sports betting. NFLPA officials have even noted that the policy is causing problems for players wishing to return from retirement.
“This creates a problem for our members who may have thought their career was over, moved into the field and suddenly want to come back. NFLPA Associate General Counsel Ned Erlich Said. “It created a problem for those who wanted to come back.”
Sports betting deals in Massachusetts are sparse
Currently, the only active athletes with sportsbook partnerships in four major North American professional sports are: Conor McDavid (BetMGM) When Ouston Matthews (Bet99). John Tavares Ambassador of Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation’s Proline brand.
Matthews and McDavid declined to discuss these deals with the CBC.
Charlie Blackmon had a sports betting contract Before Maxim Bet The operator closed the business. Jae Crowder (Gila River) When Devante Adams (MGM Resorts) There are casino deals.