BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts
lawmakers reached a deal early Monday on a bill that would legalize betting on professional and collegiate sports, joining more than 30 other states, including several neighbors
The House and Senate versions of the bill differed on collegiate sports betting
, sports betting
with the Senate version barring such wagers and sports betting
the House version allowing it. Several universities in the state that play NCAA Division I athletics had previously expressed opposition to college sports betting.
But under Monday's compromise, betting on in-state colleges and universities will not be allowed unless those schools are playing in a national tournament, including the NCAA basketball tournaments.