Sports Betting in Massachusetts Starts Next Week

Sports Betting in Massachusetts Starts Next Week

Legal Sports Betting in Massachusetts – What You Need to Know

It’s been almost 5 years since the Supreme Court struck down the 1992 PASPA Act banning sports betting. Since then, 34 states have legal sports betting while another 16 are working towards that goal or not at all. In August of 2022, Sports Betting in Massachusetts became legal. After waiting for a year, sports bettors will be now able to bet on sports on January 31!

For Massachusetts residents that like the bet on sports, it has been a long battle and an even longer wait. However, all things come to those who wait as 3 casinos will have their sportsbooks ready for business at 10AM next Tuesday. According to Per Head Sportsbook insiders, each of these casinos are partnering with known sportsbook brands to offer sports gambling.

Encore Boston Harbor Casino is partnering with WynnBET while Plainridge Park Casino will be hosting Barstool sportsbook on their property. Of course, MGM Springfield will be the home of the BetMGM sportsbook.

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) has been eyeing the last day of January as a start date for weeks. However, the date was not set until last Friday. This is because they had to first establish and agree on the betting menu that would be available for sportsbooks.

Legal Sports Betting in Massachusetts – What You Need to Know

Before you sports bettors start heading to Massachusetts, they are a few things they need to know. The first and most important one is that not every sport will be available nor every sports betting option. According to experts in becoming a bookie, the normal wagers single-game bets, teasers, parlays, totals, moneyline bets will be available. In addition, exchange wagering, in-game and in-play betting, and props bets will also be options.

However, some a few sports and leagues will not be available which include Virtual events, esports, chess and Olympic events. Furthermore, any sports or sporting events by Belorussian or Russian governing bodies will not be legal.

As to online sports gambling, the MGC expects it to be available in March of this year. With luck, it will be available in time for March Madness. At the moment, 6 mobiles sports betting operators have been given a category 3 license to operate. These are  Bally Bet, FanDuel, Betr, DraftKings, Betway, and PointsBet.

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