Red Sox confident new betting laws will engage fans

Red Sox confident new betting laws will engage fans

Last Monday, it became legal to wager on sports in Rhode Island.

The next day, MGM Resorts International became Major League Baseball’s first-ever “Official Gaming Partner.”

And in case those back-to-back developments do not point to enough of a trend for you, baseball’s annual Winter Meetings begin a week from today in the bettor’s mecca of Las Vegas.

Betting’s coming to baseball in a big way, and even though the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has yet to formally address legislation to legalize it here, the arrival of betting in one of the six New England states is a strong indicator that it likely is a matter of when and not if sports betting will become legal in Massachusetts.