Paysafe expands into Massachusetts mobile sports-betting market

By | March 31, 2023


Paysafe, a leading payments platform, announced its expansion into the new Massachusetts mobile sports-betting market. Paysafe is live and powering play and payments safely for multiple mobile sportsbooks in New England’s most populated state, ensuring that players can seamlessly fund their accounts by debit card and other online payment solutions.

The Massachusetts sports-betting market, which Legal Sports Report projects will generate $295.25m+ in first-year revenue, becomes the 26th American iGaming jurisdiction in which Paysafe supports operators with online payments. Paysafe’s Massachusetts move also extends its longstanding payments relationships with the Boston-headquartered DraftKings Inc., a partnership that dates back to 2013 and today spans 21 states, and Caesars Entertainment, Inc., whose 21-state partnership with Paysafe began in 2012, among other operators.

Now, sports bettors in the Bay State wanting to wager with these operators’ iOS or Android mobile sports-betting apps on their smart phones or tablets can make frictionless and secure deposits into their player account using their debit card. All transactions are processed in a matter of seconds by Paysafe’s own best-in-class payment gateway.

The Paysafe platform will also allow sports-betting operators in Massachusetts to access a suite of the payment provider’s own alternative payment methods (APM) as well as third-party APM solutions.

Zak Cutler, President of Global Gaming at Paysafe, said: “We’re excited to expand into Massachusetts, my home state and an important milestone in the evolution of the U.S. iGaming industry, with its passionate sports culture and pivotal industry role in the development of daily fantasy sports and now sports betting. We’re also proud to extend our longstanding relationships with several major sports-betting partners into this new market, and we look forward to helping them maximize their player acquisition and retention in Massachusetts, just as we’ve done in multiple other U.S. states.”

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