Beacon Hill lawmakers reach deal on sports betting, other bills as legislative session closes

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After weeks of negotiating, Beacon Hill lawmakers finally came to a compromise on legalizing sports betting in Massachusetts. It was just one of a handful of bills that kept legislators in session overnight into Monday morning. We check in with WBUR's senior reporter Steve Brown for all the details, plus hear more about sports betting regionally from Andrew Zimbalist, a professor emeritus of economics at Smith College.

This segment aired on August 1, 2022.

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