Maine Sports Betting

ME Sports Betting Legalization & Mobile Sportsbook Updates


Maine sports betting is finally legal and has launched as of Nov. 3, 2023! 

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Last year, Maine's sports betting bill LD 585 passed in the Senate on April 19 and was followed by Gov. Janet Mills' signature thirteen days later in early May.

Two online sportsbooks (Caesars and DraftKings) have joined the Maine online sports betting market when it went live, as licenses were granted solely to the Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Mi’kmaq, and Maliseet tribes. Maine currently has a monopoly on sports betting set in place for these state tribes. A total of four online sportsbooks are expected in the state.

Latest Maine Sports Betting Updates

  • Nov. 3, 2023: Sports betting is officially live in the state of Maine as the first wagers rolled in around 9am ET.
  • Nov. 1, 2023: The official launch of sports betting in Maine is slated for Nov. 3.
  • Oct. 5, 2023: The Maine Gambling Control Unit submits plans to launch legal sports betting in Maine between Nov. 5 - Nov. 15.
  • May 6, 2023: Caesars secures sports betting partnerships with three of four Maine tribes, the Maliseet Indians, and the Mi’kmaq and Penobscots Nations.

Now that Maine online sports betting launched, sportsbooks will pay a 10% tax on gaming revenue and $200,000, while their commercial partners will be expected to pay $40,000 every four years.

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Maine Sports Betting Key Takeaways

⚖️  Is online sports betting legal in ME?

Yes, online sports betting is legal, in addition to daily fantasy sports. Gov. Janet Mills officially legalized retail and mobile sports betting in Maine on May 2, 2022. Online betting went live on Nov. 3, 2023. Up to 10 retail books will accept in-person bets.

💸  What are the eligibility requirements for mobile betting? You must be 21 years of age or older and physically in Maine (verifiable by your mobile device's geolocation tech, or a downloadable desktop plugin) to place bets on online sportsbooks.
📒  What ME online sportsbooks are available? Caesars and DraftKings
🏈  What sports can you bet on in Maine? No professional sports are off-limits (relative to other legal U.S. markets). However, no betting is allowed on in-state college teams.

Where to Play: Legal Online Sportsbooks in Maine

As of right now, Caesars and DraftKings are the only sportsbooks to earn a Maine sports betting license. BetMGM is expected to open retail locations in the state of Maine as well. Read on for more information on these sportsbooks.

Caesars has solidified their interest in the Maine sports betting market after securing most of the tribal partnerships in the state. BetMGM is another sportsbook that may look to enter the ME sports betting market sometime soon. We'll update this list as we approach the launch date this fall.

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Caesars Sportsbook Maine

Back in May, Caesars secured Maine sports betting partnerships with three of four state tribes; Maliseet Indians, the Mi’kmaq Nation, and the Penobscots Nation.

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DraftKings Maine

DraftKings is a sportsbook with long roots in daily fantasy sports. Using their lessons learned through DFS, DraftKings has created a user-friendly sportsbook that is easy on the eye in addition to being simple to use. This household name provides Maine sports bettors with sportsbook options to enjoy after the state recently launched sports betting. DraftKings has partnered with the Passamaquoddy Tribe in Maine. 

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BetMGM Sportsbook Maine

BetMGM is expected to join the Maine sports betting market with Caesars but hasn't secured a tribal partnership yet.

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Potential Retail Sportsbooks in Maine

Legal sports betting in Maine is not expected to bring in a ton of revenue because of its limited licenses. Despite this, the state does have several potential betting locations and racetracks. Here's a list of potential in-person ME sportsbooks:

  • Favorites Off-Track Betting
  • Hollywood Casino Hotel & Raceway
  • Oxford Casino Hotel
  • Sanford Off-Track Betting
  • Scarborough Downs
  • Winners Sports Grill and Off-Track Betting
  • Winners Circle Off-Track Betting
  • Winners Sports Grill and Off-Track Betting

Read our timeline below to learn more about the history of legal sports betting in Maine.

November 2023

Nov. 3 is chosen as the official launch date of Maine sports betting. Caesars Sportsbook took the first bets around 9 a.m. ET.

October 2023

The Maine Gambling Control Unit submits plans to launch Maine sports betting between Nov. 5 - Nov. 15. [Oct. 5]

May 2022

Gov. Mills signs LD 585, officially legalizing retail and mobile sports betting in ME on May 2, 2022. Additionally, Gov. Mills was expected to sign LD 585 after her amendment proposal to give all control to state tribes was accepted.

April 2022

Gov. Mills plans to include the state's native tribes in LD 585, giving them a foothold in the state's sports betting market. State lawmakers are not in agreement with Gov. Mills, as they are seeking to add the state's two casinos (in Oxford and Bangor) to LD 585

The State Senate passed the sports betting bill 23-11 on April 19, which was the final night of their legislative session. The bill is now in the hands of Gov. Mills, who is expected to officially legalize sports betting in the Pine Tree State in 2022.

Maine's House of Representatives finally pass sports betting bill LD 585, leaving the Senate to make the next decision. Lawmakers are getting close to the end of their legislative session for the year, so the House's approval is a big step towards ultimate legalization in the Pine Tree State.

March 2022

Maine lawmakers narrowly advanced a bill on March 16 that would legalize retail and online sports betting under tribal control. The measure—which cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee on an 8-6 vote — is part of a comprehensive package of expanded tribal rights, negotiated by Gov. Janet Mills (D). It's scheduled for full-house votes, but it likely faces a tough path ahead as lawmakers consider alternative tribal reforms and amendments. Mills is opposed to a separate larger expansion package endorsed by Maine’s four tribes — who spoke at the hearing Wednesday in support of both pieces of legislation.

July 2021

Gov. Mills is unable to vote on SB 1352 because SB 1352 needs to go under one final review, which does not give Gov. Mills enough time to make a decision. Sports betting will not be coming to the Pine Tree State in 2021.

June 2021

The Senate passes SB 1352, sending it to the House. If the House passes this bill, it'll land again in Gov. Mills' hands.

April 2021

Senator Louis Luchini introduces SB 1352. This is the next attempt to legalize sports betting in the Pine Tree State since Gov. Mills vetoed LD 553 in 2020.

February 2020

The House's vote results in LD 553 being officially vetoed by Gov. Mills. The House was the deciding factor in legalized betting in the Pine Tree State, but were ultimately unable to succeed. The next opportunity to legalize sports wagering in the state will be throughout the duration of the 2021 legislative session.

ME's Senate votes to override Gov. Mills' veto. As the law suggests, lawmakers are allowed to override the governor's veto if they disagree with their action towards any particular bill. The House is next in line to decide if they will either override or agree with Gov. Mills' original veto.

January 2020

ME's sports betting bill LD 553 is vetoed by Gov. Janet Mills. The bill was vetoed on Jan. 10, 2020, after Gov. Mills shared her sentiment of the state's unpreparedness for legalized sports betting.

Maine Sports Betting Grading Card

We will grade Maine sports betting bill and its experience relative to other states as it gains traction in the state.

Maine Sports Betting Tips

Icon basketball Sports Betting for Beginners

If you’re new to Maine sports betting, you likely have questions: How much should you be betting? Where should you be betting? How do you find the best odds? Every sport and bet type comes with different nuances.

Check out our sports betting tips for beginners so you can get started. 

Icon baseball Sports Betting Glossary

New bettors are expected to learn sports betting terminology if they want to responsibly bet on their favorite teams like the Boston Celtics or the Montréal Canadiens.

Check out our sports betting glossary to get up to speed with every term you might need to know before a parlay or prop bet.

Icon football Sports Betting Mistakes to Avoid

It’s important to stay disciplined and not overextend yourself when placing sports wagers. There will always be ups and downs, but if you stay true to our nine mistakes to avoid, your sports betting experience will be a much more enjoyable one.

Here are some sports betting mistakes to avoid.

Maine Teams

Maine Teams to Bet on

Maine has a shortage of professional and college teams to bet on. The state currently has zero pro teams and just one D-I program in the state. Massachusetts, which is a major sports state, contains multiple pro sports teams that ME residents could bet on once Maine sports betting launches. 

Latest Sports News in Maine:

  • The Boston Red Sox shut out the Tampa Bay Rays 5-0 on Monday night.  Red Sox star Rafael Devers hit a home run for the sixth game in a row, setting a new team record.  

Upcoming Sports Events:

  • The Celtics punched their ticket to the Eastern Conference Finals! They'll have to wait and see who their opponent will be - the New York Knicks currently hold a 3-2 lead over the Indiana Pacers. The Conference Finals will tip off at TD Garden, with a start date of either Sunday afternoon or Tuesday night.
  • The Red Sox (23-24) look to build on their momentum after a strong win over the Rays on Monday night. They'll play the second game of their three-game series against the Rays in Tampa Bay on Tuesday.  

Pro Sports Teams

NFL Logo NFL Betting Maine

New England Patriots Logo New England Patriots

The New England Patriots need no introduction. The most successful team of this century is one of the most successful teams in NFL history, having won six Super Bowls since 2001, 11 conference championships and 22 division titles.

Patriots Odds

A recommended resource list to help you make informed bets on football:

NBA Logo NBA Betting in Maine

Boston Celtics logo Boston Celtics

The current Celtics under Joe Mazzulla are perennial contenders with emerging superstar Jayson Tatum flanked by the likes of Jaylen Brown and Kristaps Porziņģis. While there's more star power elsewhere around the league, the Celtics should continue to contend in the Eastern Conference playoffs for the foreseeable future.

Celtics Odds

To learn more about NBA betting:

MLB logo MLB Betting in Maine

Boston Red Sox logoBoston Red Sox

The Red Sox established themselves as MLB heavyweights in the early 2000's but have failed to reach new heights within the last several seasons. 

Red Sox Odds

MLB Game Odds: Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays

Below is a selection of odds for the upcoming MLB game: Updated May 21, 2024 - Odds Provided by BetMGM - Subject to Change





Boston Red Sox

(+1.5) -200


Over 8 (-105)

Tampa Bay Rays

(-1.5) +165


Under 8 (-125)

MLB Futures Odds

Below is a selection of odds for the MLB 2024 World Series Winner: Updated May 21, 2024 - Odds Provided by BetMGM - Subject to Change

Team MLB 2024 World Series
Los Angeles Dodgers +300
Atlanta Braves +450
New York Yankees +550
Philadelphia Phillies +850
Baltimore Orioles +1000
Houston Astros +1400

MLB betting information:

NHL logo NHL Betting in Maine

Boston Bruins logo Boston Bruins

The Boston Bruins have been regular contenders in the NHL for the better part of this century, but have just one Stanley Cup to show for it, a 2010-11 crown that was their first since 1972. 

Bruins Odds

For more on NHL betting resources:

MLS Logo MLS Betting in Maine

New England Revolution logo New England Revolution

The New England Revolution were founded in 1994 and are a longtime member of Major League Soccer. However, an MLS Cup continues to allude them. The Revs' first major trophy was the 2007 U.S. Open Cup, and they have made the MLB Cup finals five times — 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2014 — but have yet to come away with a victory.

Soccer Odds

Here is a recommended resource to help you bet on the MLS:

College Sports in Maine

Maine Black Bears logo Maine Black Bears — Football | Basketball

If you're from Maine and don't have your alma mater's colors in your house, you're probably rooting for the Black Bears. This could be a tough task at times, with the Black Bears men's basketball team being one of the small and select few teams in the nation to never play in March Madness. Plus, their football team only plays in the FCS, meaning they miss out on battles with some of the better programs in the country.

Here's a list of college betting resources to help you bet on the Black Bears with confidence:

College Football

College Basketball

Steven runs the Action Network’s written content team, which specializes in industry news, betting advice on specific games and slates, betting education and more. He got his start betting about 10 years ago, and got his first job in the sports betting media industry since 2015. Prior to joining Action in 2018, he worked for Sporting News, and Cox Media Group.

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Maine Sports Betting FAQs
Commonly asked questions about sports betting in the Pine Tree State.
Is sports betting legal in Maine?

Yes, sports betting is legal in Maine as of May 2, 2022! Mobile and retail operators launched on Nov. 3, 2023, in time for the NFL, NHL, and NBA seasons.

Can you bet on sports online in Maine?

Yes! After Gov. Mills passed Maine's sports betting bill LD 585 on May 2, 2022, residents were able to place their wagers on Caesars and DraftKings when Maine sports betting launched on Nov. 3rd.

Can I bet on horse racing in Maine?

Yes, horse race betting is legal in Maine. Bettors can choose between four options:

  • At the state's only two casino locations (Oxford Casino and the Hollywood Casino & Raceway)
  • Scarborough Downs horse-racing track
  • The Hollywood Races app
  • Several off-track betting sites located throughout the state
Who will regulate sports betting in Maine?

The State of ME Gambling Control Unit will regulate and supervise sports betting when it launches in the Pine Tree State. The Gambling Control Unit operates within the ME Department of Public Safety, so all future sportsbook operators will be under strict regulation.

Are offshore gambling websites legal in Maine?

No, offshore books like MyBookie and Bovada are considered illegal sports betting operators. Both online sportsbooks are not regulated or licensed by Maine, so your money is never secure.

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