There might be no homecoming Boston Marathon occasion for native agency DraftKings after the MGC denied its request to permit authorized sports activities betting on the 127th working of the highway race. [Image: Shutterstock.com]
DraftKings may need its headquarters in Boston, however that didn’t cease the Massachusetts Gaming Fee (MGC) from placing the kibosh on the sports activities betting agency’s plan to permit authorized betting on the 2023 Boston Marathon.
The MGC on Thursday denied DraftKings’ request as all 4 members of the fee voted in opposition to it, citing considerations by the organizers of the world-famous 26-mile, 385-yard highway race.
MGC Chair Cathy Judd-Stein shared an electronic mail from Scott Stover, chief advertising officer for the operators of the marathon, the Boston Athletic Affiliation (BAA).
The e-mail acknowledged that at this juncture there wasn’t sufficient time for the BAA and its third events “to coordinate and absolutely guarantee correct protocols are in place to help such a proposal for wagering on our occasion.”
BAA’s considerations embrace “guaranteeing occasion safety[…]”
Stover’s electronic mail continued that till his physique can full the right checks, the BAA’s considerations embrace “guaranteeing occasion safety and potential affect on the end result of the race.”