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Massachusetts Online Sports Betting: All You Need to Know About the March Launch

Follow this guide below, to learn all you need to know about the online sports betting launch in Massachusetts next month.
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Massachusetts Online Sports Betting: All You Need to Know About the March Launch

Massachusetts legalized sports betting and as of January 31st, in-person sports betting has been allowed in retail casino locations. Now, the next big step for users is the online sports betting launch, which is now on the horizon, but what do you need to know?

Everything you need to know about the Massachusetts online sports betting launch can be found below, so sign-up now, to ensure you are fully prepared once sports betting in the Bay State goes to the next level.

Let's take a look at the launch date, the operators who will be launching, and the welcome offers we currently know about, ahead of the Massachusetts online sports betting launch.

When Will Online Sports Betting Launch in Massachusetts?

Online sports betting is set to go live on March 10, 2023, barring any setbacks. This means you will be able to bet online and on your mobile, with sportsbooks like DraftKings and FanDuel in under a fortnight's time.

There is every expectation that this is the date, so you should be planning to wager from March 10, just in time for March Madness to start.

Which Sportsbooks Will Launch in the Massachusetts Sports Betting Market?

Currently, they are 11 sportsbooks that have been awarded sports betting licenses and will be able to accept online wagers on 10 March.

This list will grow as time goes on, but for now, this is who you will be able to bet with, in the Bay State.

What Sports Can I Bet on in the Massachusetts Sports Betting Market?

If you can watch it, you can probably bet on it, when it comes to sports these days, and the Massachusetts sports betting market will follow suit.

The most popular sports event coming up is March Madness, and users in the Massachusetts sports betting market should very excited that online sports betting will arrive in time for this huge tournament.

Other popular sports at this time of year include NBA, NHL, and, UFC. You will however be able to bet on sports such as Golf, Soccer, Tennis, and much more.

The Massachusetts sports betting market is pretty receptive when it comes to College Sports, other than prohibiting bets on in-state teams outside of tournaments. For example, if Harvard were to play in March Madness, you could bet on them, but week-to-week in the Regular Season, this will not be allowed.

All Three Casino Locations Have Accepted Prohibited Bets in Massachusetts

Less than a month after launch, all three casino locations, MGM Springfield, Plainridge Park, and Encore Casino have accepted prohibited college sports wagers in their locations.

It was initially just Plainridge Park and Encore Casino being investigated, but a week later, MGM Springfield made it 3/3 for casinos accepting prohibited wagers in the Bay State.

Are There Any Early Offers in the Massachusetts Sports Betting Market?

So far we know of one sportsbook - FanDuel Massachusetts, who are rewarding early sign-ups.

FanDuel Massachusetts have released an exclusive FanDuel promo code, where new users can claim $100 in bonus bets, without the need to deposit.

Sign-up with your email and a few identifying details below, to unlock $100 on FanDuel MA.

What Other Offers can we Expect on Launch Day?

DraftKings, Caesars, and BetMGM have all offered pre-registration offers across other state launches, and you would suspect these sportsbooks to follow in FanDuel's footsteps, and give away at least $100 to users, before online sports betting goes live on March 10.

Once the pre-live period is over though, launch offers tend to focus on a sporting event, and March Madness is the obvious target. Let's look at how sportsbooks may get you to sign-up on day one.

DraftKings Sportsbook - Bet $5, Win $150 on March Madness

The current DraftKings Sportsbook offer available to new users in other states, is the bet $5, win $150 Moneyline boost. In previous state launches like Ohio and Maryland, DraftKings have rewarded day one sign-ups with a bet $5, win $200 instantly, DraftKings promo code, so it is worth seeing if DraftKings MA follows suit.

Check back here for the latest on the MA DraftKings promo code.

FanDuel Sportsbook - $1000 No Sweat First Bet on March Madness

The latest FanDuel Sportsbook offer is their regular $1000 No Sweat First Bet, which allows new users to up their stakes, without the risk of losing.

Like DraftKings, there was a specific FanDuel promo code released for Ohio and Maryland users in recent months, so a bet $5, get $200 instantly promotion could follow here as well.

Keep an eye out for updates on the MA FanDuel promo code on this page.

Caesars Sportsbook - Get $1250 on Caesars For March Madness

The Caesars Sportsbook promo code gives new users a $1250 bet, ready to use on their favorite sports, and this will likely be the March Madness offer as well.

Caesars has recently boosted this to $1500 in Ohio and Maryland, and it is entirely possible they do the same in the Massachusetts sports betting market too.

Make sure you keep a close eye on this page for any updates with regard to the MA Caesars Sportsbook promo code.

BetMGM Sportsbook - $1000 First Bet Offer for March Madness

Following in the footsteps of FanDuel and Caesars, BetMGM are also basing their welcome offer on a HUGE first bet.

With the BetMGM bonus code, Massachusetts bettors will likely claim $1000 first bet protection, on their first March Madness wager.

BetMGM have been known in the past to do a bet $10, win $200 BetMGM bonus code, which is centered around a three being made in an NBA game. They may well release this offer again for March Madness but we are not certain as of yet.

Check back for updates on the MA BetMGM bonus code.

Massachusetts Sports Betting Updates

For up-to-date information on the Massachusetts sports betting launch, check out the Massachusetts Updates page on OddsChecker now.


Tom Jacobs is the host of the Lost Fore Words golf podcast and has been writing betting articles on golf for the past decade. Tom also co-hosts the DP World Tour Picks & Bets show on the Mayo Media Network, so has his finger on the pulse on all the major Tours. A long-suffering Nottingham Forest fan, Tom also enjoys watching Soccer at the weekend, and was delighted to see his Forest team win promotion this season!


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