Mass. OK’s Suffolk Downs betting plan with FanDuel

The program starts in January.

Live racing ended at Suffolk Downs this year. –David L. Ryan/Globe Staff/File 2019

Most sports betting remains illegal in Massachusetts. But the two major forms of wagering that are permitted here — daily fantasy sports and horse racing — are about to come together.

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Thursday approved a proposal by Suffolk Downs that will allow the daily fantasy sports operator FanDuel to offer wagers on horse races to Massachusetts customers through its mobile apps.

Though live racing ended at the track on the Boston-Revere border this year, Suffolk Downs still has services for customers to place remote wagers on races happening elsewhere. The track offers simulcasting of races, and it has an online business in “advance deposit wagering.’’

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