Massachusetts Fantasy Sports & Sportsbook Promo Codes December 2023
How To Claim Your Massachusetts Fantasy Sports & Sportsbook Bonus
See below for details on how to claim your Massachusetts fantasy sports and/or sports betting bonus.
Massachusetts Fantasy Sports & Sports Betting Overview
The legalization of sports betting continues to pick up steam around the United States. Many states have embraced the change, welcoming the added economic boost to the state. Massachusetts is one of them.
Massachusetts has three retail casinos: Wynn’s Encore Boston Harbor, MGM Springfield, and Plainridge Park Casino. Each casino can host up to two "tethered" online sportsbooks each, though MGM Springfield won’t host a second mobile operator, using only BetMGM as their obvious online platform.
Raynham Park Simulcast Wagering Center and Suffolk Downs will also feature one retail sportsbook each and be allowed to host one online betting site. Raynham Park initially partnered with bet365 as their online partner, but bet365 decided to back out of the deal and is now looking doubtful to enter the state. Caesars Sportsbook announced they would open a 30,000-square-foot retail sportsbook at Raynham Park, making it one of the largest sports gaming destinations in the United States. Suffolk Downs has yet to swipe right on a partner.
Featured Betting Sites
The following sportsbooks have been approved for temporary licenses to operate online betting sites in Massachusetts.
- WynnBET (retail also at Encore Boston Harbor)
- Caesars Sportsbook (retail also at Raynham Park)
- Barstool Sportsbook (retail also at Plainridge Park)
- BetMGM (retail also at MGM Springfield)
- Fanatics Sportsbook (won't launch until May 2023)
- DraftKings (online only)
- FanDuel (online only)
- Betway (online only, may not launch until 2024)
- Bally Bet (won't launch until May 2023)
- Betr (online only)
Massachusetts could be the first state that sees the Fanatics Sportsbook launch its new mobile betting site.
Betway, Bally's, Betr and Fanatics did not launch with the state's go-live date. Betr had planned to launch on March 10th but pushed their target date back approximately one mont. Bally Bet and Fanatics are targeting a May launch. Betway won't go live until 2024.
Sportsbooks tied to retail locations will get a jump-start on the competition as they'll start accepting wagers before online betting sites launch.
- PointsBet will not launch in Massachusetts. Despite clearing hurdles for preliminary approval, PointsBet has withdrawn its bid to enter the state.
Massachusetts Betting Regulations to Know
- You must be 21 years or older and present in MA to sign up for a sportsbook account.
- All wagers must be placed within state borders.
- Online Poker will be available through betting sites once they launch.
- Online Casinos will not be included in the new online betting launch.
- Winnings from gambling are subject to federal and state taxes.
- 15% of retail casino revenue and 20% of online betting revenue will go to the state.
Responsible Gambling in Massachusetts
Massachusetts is also taking responsible gambling seriously. Approximately 9% of gross gaming revenue goes toward a Public Health Trust Fund to support problem gambling prevention and mitigation programs and services.
If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, you can reach the MA Problem Gambling Helpline at 800-327-5050.
LiveChat with a GameSense Advisor at GameSenseMA.com or call 1-800-GAM-1234
Massachusetts Sports Betting & Fantasy Sports FAQ
Is Massachusetts Sports Betting Legal?
Yes! Gov. Charlie Baker officially signed off on the Massachusetts Sports Wagering Act in August 2022. Retail sports betting is set to begin on January 31, 2023, at Wynn's Encore Boston Harbor, MGM Springfield, and Plainridge Park Casino. Online betting is set to launch as early as March 2023 with a goal to begin online wagering before the tipoff of the NCAA's March Madness Tournament.
What Sportsbooks will be available in Massachusetts?
The approval process is ongoing with the MGC. We could see at least 11 sportsbooks launch in the first wave of mobile betting sites in the state, which include:
- WynnBET (retail at Encore Boston Harbor)
- Caesars Sportsbook (retail at Raynham Park)
- Barstool Sportsbook (retail at Plainridge Park)
- BetMGM (retail MGM Springfield)
- Fanatics Sportsbook (online only)
- DraftKings (online only)
- FanDuel (online only)
- Betway (online only)
- PointsBet (online only)
- Bally Bet (online only)
- Betr (online only)
What are the Most Popular Teams to Bet on in MA?
Boston is one of the major sports capitals of the country, so there will be no shortage of local wagering when it becomes legal. All four major sports franchises -- Celtics, Bruins, Red Sox, and Patriots -- have extremely passionate fanbases.
Additionally, Massachusetts has two successful Division I universities with Boston College and the University of Massachusetts, and historic hockey powerhouse Boston University. And then there is Ivy League titan Harvard, who has made several runs in the NCAA Basketball Tournament.
Unfortunately, Massachusetts bettors will not be able to regularly place wagers on local college teams while wagering on out-of-state college teams is approved.
What are the Most Common Types of Bets I Can Make in Massachusetts?
This is the most common bet type, and it is just a straight-up single bet on a game. The oddsmakers determine a point spread, with one team being favored by a certain amount of points. Let’s take a look at an example line below to give a clear indication of what a straight bet would be:
Boston Celtics -6.5 (-110), moneyline -320
at Cleveland Cavaliers +6.5 (-110), moneyline +260
The Celtics are favored by 6.5 points in this example. This means that if you bet on the Cavaliers, you are getting 6.5 points, so if the Cavaliers win the game or lose by fewer than seven points, you will win the bet because of your 6.5-point cushion. On the other side, when you are laying 6.5 points as the favorite, you would need the Celtics to win by seven or more to win the bet.
Final Score: Celtics 102, Cavaliers 98. Cavaliers would cover even though the Celtics won the game because the +6.5-point spread is enough to cover a four-point defeat.
The moneyline is a bet where there is no spread; you are just picking the winner of the game. In the example above, the Cavaliers ML is +260, which means that for every $100 wagered, you win $260 if the Cavaliers win the game outright. They receive the plus side of the moneyline since they are the underdog, and picking them rewards you with excellent odds since they are projected to likely lose the game. On the flip side, if you bet the Celtics ML at -320, you have to bet $320 to win $100. They are the favorites, so if you decide to bet the moneyline instead of the point spread, you are forced to bet additional money to win $100.
In the example above, the Celtics ML would be the winner as they won the game outright. The spread is irrelevant for a moneyline wager.
This is a straight bet wagering on how many total combined points will be scored in a game by both teams. For example, an NBA game may have an over/under of 210 points, which means that the oddsmakers are projecting a combined points total of 210 between the two teams. If you think the teams are going to score more than 210 points total, you bet the over, and conversely, if you think it’s going to be a defensive struggle, you can bet the under, hoping that the total points scored equals 209 points or less.
A parlay is a bet where you combine multiple bets into one bet, and you get increased odds because you only win your parlay wager if all of your bets win. If you do a three-team parlay, you select three different teams from three other games, and if you win all three of the bets, you hit your parlay for longshot odds (6-1, so $100 to win $600). Going 0/3, 1/3, or 2/3 is all the same, and you lose the parlay bet. It’s all or nothing, which makes them tough to hit and is more of a home run type bet than a regular straight bet since there’s a chance for a big payoff.
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