Genius Sports awarded temporary sports betting provider license in Massachusetts

Data and tech provider Genius Sports announced Wednesday that it has been temporarily certified by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission as a licensed sports wagering vendor. The temporary certificate of authority is valid for an initial 12 months pending final full authorization.

With the addition of Massachusetts, Genius Sports now holds 41 licenses, or equivalent, in North America across U.S. states, territories, tribes, and Canada, “providing its award-winning products and services to a wide array of clients operating within these jurisdictions.”

Mark Locke

Mark Locke, CEO of Genius Sports, said: “We are honored that the Massachusetts Gaming Commission has awarded Genius Sports its temporary sports wagering vendor authorization to provide licensed sportsbooks with access to our exclusive NFL wagering products and media solutions.”

“As an ever-expanding number of U.S. states legalize sports betting, Genius Sports welcomes the opportunity to work with states like Massachusetts on providing sports fans with official sports data-powered solutions to power their sportsbooks,” he added.

Online sports betting was signed into law by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker in August 2022, making the state one of the latest to legalize sports betting and begin betting operations. Legal Massachusetts sports betting kicked off January 31 at retail locations just in time for Super Bowl LVII. Online sports betting is expected to begin in early March 2023.

This week, the provider will be attending the ICE London tradeshow at ExCel London (February 7 – 9). At booth S2-250, the company will showcase its latest products and solutions.