Massachusetts Sports Betting

MA Online Sportsbooks 2023


Updated May 29, 2023 

Massachusetts sports betting update: Fanatics Sportsbook if officially live in Massachusetts! Sign up today to redeem its exclusive offer!

A total of seven online sportsbooks are live for sports betting in Massachusetts. Take a look at the current offers available below:

Massachusetts Sports Betting Bonuses Available Now:

*Keep in mind that PrizePicks is a Daily Fantasy Sports operator and not a sportsbook.

Massachusetts bettors must be 21+ and present to place wagers in the state. Gambling problem in Massachusetts? Call 1-800-327-5050 to speak with a trained specialist confidentially 24/7. Visit or


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Massachusetts Sports Betting Key Takeaways

⚖️ Is sports betting legal in Massachusetts?

Yes! Online Massachusetts sports betting is live as of March 10, 2023! 

Bettors can also place their sports bets in person at the following Massachusetts casinos; Encore Boston Harbor, Plainridge Park Casino, and MGM Springfield.

💸 How old do I have to be to bet on sports in Massachusetts ?

Bettors must to be 21+ years of age and physically in the state (verifiable by your phone's geolocation tech or a downloadable desktop plugin) to place wagers.

📒 What sportsbooks/DFS providers are available in MA?

There are a total of seven live online sportsbooks in Massachusetts:  BetMGM, WynnBET, Barstool, FanDuel, DraftKings, Caesars, and Fanatics Sportsbook.

Bally Bet, Betway, and Betr are the next sportsbooks to launch at a later date.

DFS options: PrizePicks, FanDuel, DraftKings, and Boom Fantasy

🏈 What sports can I bet on in Massachusetts?

Betting is legal on all the major American league sports (NFL, NBA, MLB, MLS, NHL) and more such as European basketball leagues, cricket and rugby. College sports betting is allowed on out-of-state teams and only on Massachusetts collegiate teams if they are participating in a tournament (three or more teams).

PrizePicks Massachusetts is an exciting DFS operator that allows sports betting on your favorite players (ex. Jayson Tatum or David Pastrňák) in the form of over/under totals for a chance to win. New users can claim a deposit match on up to $100. 

How to sign up for PrizePicks in Massachusetts

  • Sign up using our PrizePicks promo code.
  • Press the “Deposit” button in the top right corner of the page. 
  • Select the deposit amount and funding source (PayPal, debit, etc).
  • Once your deposit is submitted, you’ll automatically be given the promotional value matching your initial deposit (up to $100).

🗞️ Latest Massachusetts Sports Betting Updates:

  • May 25, 2023 — Fanatics Sportsbook has launched in Massachusetts! The Bay State is the first state to officially launch Fanatics.
  • March 15, 2023 — Over 400,000 Massachusetts residents registered for online sports betting since launching last week.
  • March 10, 2023 —Online Massachusetts sports betting launches at 10:00 a.m. ET.
  • March 7, 2023 — The Boston Red Sox and BetMGM announce that they have agreed to a new sports betting partnership. 
  • March 2, 2023 — The MGC confirmed that CPA and revenue share deals has been approved conditionally in Massachusetts. This means that gaming operators can sign deals with other companies to help them promote their sportsbooks. 
  • February 28, 2023 — Betway officially earns Category 3 online sports betting license after paying the $1 million-dollar licensing fee. It also informed the MGC it will be launching in 2024.
  • February 23, 2023 — PointsBet withdraws it's MA sports betting license, becoming the second sportsbook to leave the online market (bet365 was the first sportsbook). It was also revealed that Encore Boston Harbor once again accepted illegal wagers on the women's BC Eagles team.
  • February 19, 2023 — MGC Executive Director Karen Wells confirmed that MA sports betting can be performed three miles outside the Massachusetts coast on legalized sportsbooks.
  • February 17, 2023 — Fanatics announces that it won't be ready to launch in March with other licensed online sportsbooks.
  • February 15, 2023 — The MGC reported $510,948 in sports betting handle on the first day betting launched, which was back on Jan. 31. 2023. Massachusetts took in $9,861 in tax revenue on this day alone. Encore Boston Harbor is the only casino to report losses ($75,230 in total) from sports wagering on the same day. 
  • February 14, 2023 — MGM Springfield also allowed wagers to be placed on two recent Harvard basketball games. All self-reported sports betting compliance violations are under review.
  • February 9, 2023 — Massachusetts Gaming Commission Executive Director Karen Wells has proposed the MA online sports betting launch to begin on March 10, 2023.
  • February 8, 2023 — It was reported that Encore Boston Harbor and Plainridge Park Casino accepted wagers on in-state college basketball teams, which is against MA sports betting law. This puts controversy on WynnBET and Barstool only eight days after MA sports betting launched in three state casinos.
  • January 31, 2023 — In-person sports betting in Massachusetts launches at three casinos.

Massachusetts Sports Betting Tax Rate

It took a lot of back and forth before state lawmakers agreed on the MA sports betting bill H.5164.

Remember that betting on Massachusetts colleges remains prohibited and is only permitted on schools from other states. During the discussion surrounding collegiate sports betting, state lawmakers finally compromised on an in-state ban on the final day of the last legislative session. 

Massachusetts policymakers have had to weigh a myriad of growing and influential gaming interests, starting with the nation’s most lucrative per capita state lottery and continuing with the more recent launch of full-scale commercial casino resorts. For more specific information on betting markets, refer to the Massachusetts Sports Betting Catalog.

  • Retail sportsbooks — 15%
  • Online sportsbooks — 20%

Additionally, operators will not be able to deduct promo revenue from their taxable income as they have in nine other states. About 9% of tax revenue will fund problem gaming and addiction research. Casinos and racetracks will control about half of the online skins, while seven online operators will be allowed to run their app without partnering with a physical gaming entity.

Massachusetts Sports Betting Tips

Basketball icon Sports Betting for Bettors

Online sports betting in Massachusetts is live! Want to get ahead of the curve? Check out our sports betting tips so you can get started, whether you want to bet on the Boston Celtics or the New England Revolution.

Baseball icon Sports Betting Glossary

The sports betting lexicon is vast and sometimes confusing, especially to new bettors. Check out our sports betting glossary to get up to speed with every term you might need to know before placing a parlay or prop bet on your favorite teams like the Boston Bruins or the Boston Red Sox. 

Football Icon Sports Betting Mistakes to Avoid

Betting on your favorite teams like the Boston Celtics might seem like a no-brainer, but you need to be careful if you’re going to stay healthy all around in the sports betting world.

Here are some mistakes to avoid


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Where to Play: Legal Online Massachusetts Sportsbooks

Massachusetts features six legal online sportsbooks. Be sure to carefully research each one to determine which is the right fit for your sports betting needs. Barstool and DraftKings have teamed up with Action Network to offer BetSync, allowing you to link your existing (Barstool & DraftKings) accounts directly to your Action login. Once your sportsbook is connected, the bets made at the sportsbook will automatically sync to your Action profile. Action Network BetSync eliminates the process of manually entering your picks, so don't forget to read our BetSync guide. Here are the available (and upcoming) sportsbooks in Massachusetts:

Massachusetts Sports Betting Apps

Fanatics Sportsbook Massachusetts

Fanatics Sportsbook MA

The sports retail giant first opened its betting location inside FexEXField in Maryland in January. After a highly-anticipated wait, Fanatics Sportsbook Massachusetts has officially launched as of of May 25! 

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Beta testers only. MA, OH, TN only. Must place a cash wager of at least $5 to qualify for $200 in bonus bets. Qualifying wager must be placed before 11am ET on June 6, 2023 to be eligible for promotion. Bonus bet will be credited within 72 hours of qualifying wager. Terms apply. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER. (MA) Call 1-800-327-5050 or visit Restrictions and T&Cs Apply. LiveChat at or call 1-800-GAM-1234

BetMGM Sportsbook Massachusetts

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BetMGM recently became the official sports betting partner of the Boston Red Sox, so expect to see branding and exclusive promos available at Fenway Park. New users can sign up using bonus code ACTION to earn up to a $1,000 deposit match!

BetMGM Bonus

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9.8/10. If you want to learn more, we recommend reading our BetMGM review.

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Visit for terms and conditions. 21 years of age or older to wager. 21+ and present in MA. New customer offer. All promotions are subject to qualification and eligibility requirements. Rewards issued as non-withdrawable bonus bets. Bonus bets expire seven days from issuance. Please Gamble Responsible. Gambling problem? Call 1-800-327-5050 or visit
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FanDuel Massachusetts

Flutter Entertainment's FanDuel is live in another major sports betting market in North America. New users can redeem FanDuel's No Sweat First Bet of $1000 in Bonus Bets if they sign up!

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No Sweat First Bet of $1,000 in Bonus Bets

FanDuel Promo Code

There is no promo code required to claim the FanDuel Massachusetts offer

Action Network Score

9.5/10. Before getting started, read our FanDuel review.

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(800)-327-5050 for 24/7 support. 21+ and present in MA. First online real money wager only. $10 first deposit required. Bonus issued as non-withdrawable Bonus Bets that expires in 14 days. Restrictions apply. See terms at LiveChat with a GameSense Advisor at or call 1-800-GAM-1234

WynnBET Sportsbook Massachusetts

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New users can unlock WynnBET's Bet $20, Get $100 in Bet Credits. 

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Bet $20, Get $100 in Bet Credits 

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9.4/10. Check out our WynnBET review for more insights and how to sign up.

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Upcoming Massachusetts Sportsbooks

Bally Bet Sportsbook Massachusetts

Bally Bet MA

Bally Bet will be entering its seventh sports betting market and first one of 2023. The app is expect to launch in Massachusetts in May. 

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8.9/10. If you want to know more, read our Bally Bet review for more insight on the Providence, Rhode Island based sports betting operator.

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Betway Sportsbook Massachusetts

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Betway is expected to enter its sixth market in the U.S. as it continues to transition from Europe. In early January, Betway announced that it will not be ready to start taking bets when the online MA sports betting market launches.

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Betr Sportsbook Massachusetts

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The first micro-betting operator is expected to launch in April after launching in Ohio on New Year's Day. Betr is looking to make its mark as the world's first micro-betting app.

DFS in Massachusetts

PrizePicks Massachusetts

PrizePicks MA

PrizePicks is a good DFS choice for those looking for an alternative betting option. Over/under totals are created daily for players for users to bet on. Users only have to pick their over/under props for a chance to win.

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Massachusetts Teams

Massachusetts Teams to Bet on

Latest Sports News in Massachusetts:

  • The Bruins were eliminated by the Florida Panthers in the first round of Stanley Cup contention. (05/26)
  • The Celtics won the Game 5 of the conference finals against the Heat 110-97. (05/26)

Sports News to Keep an Eye on:

  • The Boston Red Sox are eyeing a few trades, Aroldis Chapman of the Royals being a notable pitcher that might improve the Red Sox's bullpen. (05/26)
  • The Boston Celtics are preparing for a Game 6 against the Heat. The game is scheduled on May 27th. (05/26)

Pro Sports Teams

Boston Celtics MA Sports Betting
Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown of the Boston Celtics

Massachusetts is expected to be one of the largest sports betting markets in North America and is home to 5 professional sports teams from the four main sports leagues. Most of these teams have hoisted several league championship trophies within the last century, which places MA as one of the most successful sports states in the U.S.

NFL Logo NFL Betting Massachusetts

New England Patriots Logo New England Patriots

The New England Patriots are most successful team of this century. Since winning their last Super Bowl five seasons ago, the Pats have had up and down seasons, with the result ending in a AFC Wild Card loss and missing out on the playoffs by a game in the last two years.

Patriots Odds

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NBA Logo NBA Betting in Massachusetts

Boston Celtics logo Boston Celtics

The Boston Celtics fell short of their first championship in 14 years after being defeated by the Golden State Warriors in six games in the NBA Finals last year. Boston is led by first-time coach Joe Mazzulla. Overall, the team is considered a legit contender led by emerging superstars Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown.

Celtics Odds

NBA Playoff Game Odds: Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat

Below is a selection of odds for the upcoming NBA game: Updated May 29, 2023 - Odds Provided by BetMGM - Subject to Change





Boston Celtics

(-2.5) -115


Over 211.5 (-110)

Miami Heat

(+2.5) -105


Under 211.5 (-110)

To learn more about NBA betting:

MLB logo MLB Betting in Massachusetts

Boston Red Sox logoBoston Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox missed the playoffs last season after having high expectations. Securing two-time All-Star Rafael Devers for the next 11 years is an investment that hopefully creates multiple World Series opportunities for the Red Sox moving forward.

Red Sox Odds

MLB betting information:

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Boston Bruins logoBoston Bruins

After underperforming in the playoffs for six seasons in a row, the Boston Bruins are easily considered favorites to win the Stanley Cup with their current roster and their new head coach, Jim Montgomery. 

Bruins Odds

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New England Revolution logo New England Revolution

The New England Revolution are 0-5 in the MLS Cup Finals in their team history. After struggling to finish as a top-5 team in the MLS in seven out of the last eight seasons, New England is in a better position to win their elusive first MLS Cup Championship.

Soccer Odds

Take a look at our recommended betting resource on the MLS:

College Sports Teams in MA

Pro sports are king in Massachusetts, but there is plenty of college action in the state, too.

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Quinten Post of the Boston College Eagles

College basketball betting in Massachusetts

Boston College Eagles Logo Boston College Eagles Men's Basketball

It's been 12 years since their last NCAA Tournament appearance, where they were eliminated in the Elite Eight. Coach Earl Grant is in his second season as the head coach, where he has the chance to lead the Eagles to their first winning season in five years and first NCAA Tournament appearance in 14 years. 

Eagles Odds

Boston University Terriers logo Boston University Terriers Men's Basketball

The Boston University Terriers have been inconsistent when it comes to having consecutive winning seasons. Their most successful campaign was three seasons ago, where they won the Patriots League Tournament for the first time in school history. The Terriers also made their last NCAA Tournament appearance 13 years ago, which was one year after the Eagles' last appearance.

Terriers Odds

Harvard Crimson logo Harvard Crimson Men's Basketball

Harvard is king when it comes to winning Ivy League championships, since they've won seven times in the last 12 years. The Crimson has had enough success to make their return to the NCAA Tournament soon.

Crimson Odds

Holy Cross Crusaders logo Holy Cross Crusaders Men's Basketball

Holy Cross' basketball program won their one and only NCAA Championship almost 80 years ago. Since then, they've had some success qualifying for the tournament and reaching the Final Four twice. The Crusaders need some consistency, however, since they have failed to have a winning season in the last 10 years.

Crusaders Odds

UMass Minutemen logo UMass Minutemen Men's Basketball

The Minutemen haven't had much success since the Calipari and Camby days, as they only qualified for the NCAA Tournament once this century. Frank Martin is the head coach of UMass.

Minutemen Odds

Merrimack Warriors logo Merrimack Warriors Men's Basketball

Merrimack won their regular season conference championship three seasons ago and are looking to make a statement as a new D1 team. Because of NCAA's policy on reclassifying programs, the Warriors will not be eligible to compete in the NCAA Tournament or the NIT until the 2023-24 season.

Northeastern Huskies logo Northeastern Huskies Men's Basketball

The Huskies men's basketball team has won three CAA regular-season titles in the last 10 years. Veteran head coach Bill Coen is looking to lead Northeastern to their third NCAA Tournament appearance during his long tenure. Coen is the only coach in over last 30 years to lead the Huskies to March Madness appearances. 

Northeastern Huskies Odds

UMass Lowell River Hawks logo UMass Lowell River Hawks Men's Basketball

The River Hawks' men's basketball team is still looking for an NCAA Tournament appearance as their first winning season in the AEC under head coach Pat Duquette is underway. 

Hawks Odds

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Other Events

Boston Marathon

One of the most famous races in the world, the Boston Marathon, takes place annually in April. It was started in Massachusetts in 1897 and is considered one of six "World Marathon Majors."

Minor League Sports Teams

Massachusetts is home to a variety of men's and women's minor league sports teams, including lacrosse (Boston Cannons), hockey (Boston Pride), baseball (Lowell Spinners) and many more.

Where to Bet & Game in Massachusetts

Plainridge Park Casino

Barstool Sportsbook

MGM Springfield

BetMGM Sportsbook

Encore Boston Harbor

WynnBET Sportsbook

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Massachusetts Sports Betting FAQ
Commonly asked questions about sports betting in Massachusetts
Is sports betting legal in Massachusetts?

Yes! In-person MA sports betting launched on Jan. 31, 2023 and was followed by the online launch on March 10, 2023. Bettors are able to place their bets at six online sportsbooks in Massachusetts.

What sports betting apps are legal in Massachusetts?

Massachusetts mobile sports wagering is live! Here are the current live and upcoming Massachusetts sportsbooks:

Will it be legal to bet on college sports in Massachusetts?

Betting on games involving Massachusetts college sports teams is forbidden. Betting on out-of-state colleges is allowed. More specifically, Massachusetts law explicitly allows wagering on state teams who are participating in a tournament with a minimum of three other colleges, like March Madness.

How old do I have to be to bet on sports in Massachusetts?

The minimum age to place a bet in Massachusetts is 21, which is the standard legal betting age in the U.S.

Is Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) legal?

Yes, users can play PrizePicks, DraftKings, FanDuel, and Boom Fantasy. Expect more DFS operators to enter the Massachusetts market in the near future.

Who regulates sports betting in Massachusetts?

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission regulates sports betting in Massachusetts.

Are offshore books legal in Massachusetts?

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

Massachusetts Responsible Gambling 

If you or a loved one is experiencing problems with gambling and needs support, call 1-800-327-5050 or visit to speak with a trained specialist confidentially (24/7). LiveChat with a GameSense Advisor at or call 1-800-GAM-1234.

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