Massachusetts is known for its pro-public health reputation.

We’re proud to have contributed to this legacy. And we’re proud to keep on trailblazing today.

We serve as the voice of consumers and those impacted by gambling and video gaming in current and future legislation. We’re neutral on legalized gambling and video gaming, aiming to increase protections making play healthier and safer.

Whether on Beacon Hill, Capitol Hill, or beyond, we’re committed to bringing our people-first, data-driven approach.

Check out our top legislative priorities, and return to this page for the latest updates.

Expanding Consumer Protections for Legalized Sports Betting

Massachusetts sports fans can now legally bet on their favorite games in person and on licensed mobile apps. In early talks, we worked to eliminate credit card loopholes and protect minors and at-risk individuals from receiving promotional materials. Now, our focus is on player health. Thousands of new bettors are placing wagers. We want to ensure these audiences know the rules, the risks, and how to set limits. We’re also fighting for funds to research the cognitive and societal impacts of sports betting advertising.

Holding Retail and Mobile Operators Accountable

Gambling should be safe and fun. We’re in regulatory discussions around fostering and enforcing limit setting tools and at-risk play warning systems. Operators and industry stakeholders have a responsibility to do right by consumers and direct resources to those struggling.

Leading Addiction Services Guidance

CEO Marlene Warner serves on Massachusetts Gaming Commission's Subcommittee on Addiction Services, which advises the Gaming Policy Advisory Committee (GPAC) on addiction intervention and strategies. GPAC’s recommendations are used to guide statewide gaming policy, review, and implementation.

Raising Awareness for Gaming and Gambling Disorders

Gambling addiction can be hidden. Problematic video gaming happens behind closed doors. MACGH is a vocal champion in addressing these concerning surges. Advocacy funds target advertising, press, and public outreach to players, those struggling, and in individuals recovery.

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