Massachusetts Sports Betting: MA Sportsbook Sites, Apps & Promos
Sports betting was legalized in Massachusetts in 2022, with retail launch set for January 31, 2023 and online/mobile sports betting launch on March 10, 2023.
Best Massachusetts (MA) Online Sportsbook Sites 2023
Setting up a sports betting account and placing bets is easy in Massachusetts.
Follow these steps to join an online sportsbook in Massachusetts;
- Choose a sportsbook from our list above and click ‘Bet Now’
- If the first page you land on gives you a choice of states, select ‘Massachusetts’
- You may get a registration form straight away or a page that showcases the offer. Either way click the button to join.
- Fill out your details to register
- Visit a casino to complete
Depositing money into your online sportsbook
Payment methods vary at each sportsbook but Visa/Mastercard and ACH are standard at them all. If you are looking for something different then you may prefer these options: PayNearMe, PayPal and online banking.
Withdrawing your money
Simply request a withdrawal when you are logged in to your betting account. It’s normal procedure for sportsbooks to withdraw back to the same payment method from where you made your deposit.
Massachusetts (MA) Sports Betting Laws and Background
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Is online sports betting legal in Massachusetts?
Sports betting was passed by the Massachusetts Legislature and signed into law by Governor Charlie Baker in 2022, with online sports betting launching on March 10, 2023.
What are the eligibility requirements to bet in Massachusetts?
Anyone 21 years of age or older is able place a sports bet in the state of Massachusetts. Bettors need to verify they are located within Massachusetts but do not need to be a current resident of the state.
Are offshore sportsbooks legal in Massachusetts?
No. Sportsbooks must be licensed in Massachusetts.
Massachusetts (MA) Online Sports Betting Apps
Based in Massachusetts, DraftKings launched as a daily fantasy sports operator and now operates sports betting in multiple states.
FanDuel Sportsbook is owned by Irish bookmaker Paddy Power Betfair and became an official daily fantasy sports and sports betting partner of the National Hockey League in 2018.
William Hill Sportsbook rebranded as Caesars Sportsbook in 2021 following the acquisition. The sportsbook mobile app has full integration with the Caesars Rewards program.
MGM Resorts International has held official sports betting partnerships with the NBA, NHL, MLB, and MLS.
BetRivers Sportsbook (formerly known as SugarHouse) is owned by Rush Street Gaming, located in Des Plaines, Illinois. Bettors located in New Jersey can bet at BetRivers.com or by downloading the BetRivers app.
PointsBet is an Australia-based company with a unique take on betting, offering variable “PointsBetting” based on how much your bets wins by. The company also offers more traditional sports bets. Bettors located in New Jersey are able to bet at PointsBet.
Casinos in Massachusetts (MA)
Casinos began to open in Massachusetts following the Expanded Gaming Act in 2011. The casinos include:
Aquinnah Cliffs Casino
Encore Boston Harbor
Plainridge Park Casino
First Light Casino & Resort (Taunton)
Horse and Dog Racing in Massachusetts (MA)
Horse and dog race betting was legalized in 1934, though Massachusetts currently has only one live racetrack.
Plainridge Racecourse is the only active racetrack in the state, but parimutuel wagering is also allowed at Suffolk Downs, Raynham Park, and agriculture fairs.
Other Massachusetts (MA) Gaming Options
Massachusetts Fantasy Sports
Daily fantasy and season long fantasy sports are legal in Massachusetts. Fantasy sports companies are required to register with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to operate in the state.
The Massachusetts Lottery was formed in 1971. Players must be 18 or older.