iBET ETF Insights: Massachusetts has just made a step in the right direction for sports betting with the announcement that the Encore Boston Harbor Casino has been given approval for the first sports betting license. The vote was approved last Thursday by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission after deferring a few other votes such as Plainridge Park Casino due to their involvement with Dave Portnoy. Though it was a unanimous decision by commission, Encore will have to wait just a little bit longer to officially start accepting bets as the Massachusetts sports betting launch is slated for late January 2023. Encore Casino has said as well as having a sportsbook within their casino, they will also place kiosks in their parking lots to allow for ease of access.