Massachusetts Sports Betting Launch Dates and Offers April 2024

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Online sports betting is coming to Massachusetts! Find out which will be the first sportsbooks to launch in the Bay State and which will follow them soon thereafter

ByPat Pickens

Sep 21, 2023

It’s time to place your bets, Bay Staters. Online sports betting is live in Massachusetts.

Before exiting to become NCAA president, governor Charlie Baker signed retail and mobile sports betting into law in August 2022, with the hopes of launching in-person betting early in 2023. Mobile apps are live as of March 10, 2023, with some of the most trustworthy names in sports betting, like DraftKings, FanDuel, Caesars, and BetMGM, now up and operational

Yes! Baker signed legislation Aug. 10, 2022 that made both retail and online sports betting in Massachusetts legal.

When Will Online Sports Betting Launch in Massachusetts?

It took exactly seven months from legalization to launch, with some high-profile hemming and hawing over the process. Still, on March 10, 2023, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts became the 23rd state where mobile sports betting is operational.

What Online Sportsbooks are Live in Massachusetts?

Here are the sportsbooks that are officially up and operational as of March 10, 2023.

  • Caesars
  • FanDuel
  • DraftKings
  • BetMGM

Online Sportsbooks Live in Massachusetts

Other sportsbooks will join the fold in the days ahead, but here’s a glimpse at the books that are up as of the launch date.

DraftKings Sportsbook

DraftKings is the most widely available sportsbook in the United States. Bettors may play with DraftKings in more than a dozen states, and the Boston-based sportsbook/daily-fantasy site of course was among the first to begin operation when sports betting rolled out in the Bay State.

The DraftKings Online Sportsbook has a plethora of odds boosts and great promos, plus a user-friendly interface that makes it among the most popular options in America.

BetMGM Sportsbook

  • New Player Offer: Up to $1000 Risk-Free Bet
  • Full review: BetMGM Sportsbook
  • Launch Date: March 10, 2023

BetMGM is one of the most widely known sportsbooks in the U.S. thanks to its partnership with the legendary MGM casino brand. Bettors can receive MGM Rewards that can be redeemed for perks like dining and hotel credits at various MGM properties nationwide.

BetMGM gives bettors a great new-user offer of a risk-free bet up to $1000, which also reimburses as site credit if it doesn’t hit. Bettors whose initial bet is less than $50 will receive a second bet equal to the first wager’s amount. If the first wager is greater than $50, and the initial bet doesn’t hit, BetMGM will reimburse in free bets in 20% increments of the initial bet.

That means if your initial $100 wager falls short, you’ll receive five free $20 bets to use.

Caesars Sportsbook

  • New Player Offer: $1,000 First Bet on Caesars
  • Full review: Caesars Sportsbook
  • Launch Date: March 10, 2023

The self-proclaimed emperor of sports betting has entered the sports betting space in a big way after Caesars purchased popular British sportsbook William Hill. Caesars has elite odds and promos, as well as a VIP rewards program that is second to none.

Bettors in Massachusetts who use Caesars will have access to a risk-free bet up to $1,000. Just and use code GAMEDAY1000 to activate the new-user offer. If the initial wager falls short it’ll be reimbursed with a second bet equal to the first amount.

FanDuel Sportsbook

  • New Player Offer: Bet $5, Get $200
  • Full review: FanDuel Sportsbook
  • Launch Date: March 10, 2023

FanDuel Sportsbook is No. 1 in the United States due to its wide availability and innovative practices. FanDuel is among the most available online sportsbooks in the country and is almost universally among the first to launch when a new state rolls out online sports betting.

Plus, FanDuel has multiple good new user offers, including their Bet $5, Get $200 promotion for new users.

How to Register at a Massachusetts Online Sportsbook

Here’s a list of the steps to registering.

  • Pick your preferred sportsbook from the list on the top of the page and click through the custom link on our review page
  • You will be redirected to the sportsbook’s registration page. Sign up using your real information
  • Enter any necessary promo code like “GAMEDAY" or “GAMEDAYFULL"
  • Verify your identity by clicking a link in your email account
  • Deposit money
  • Start betting!


Pat Pickens

Pat Pickens is a seasoned sportswriter who has covered pro sports since 2013 for various websites, including The New York Times,, Bleacher Report,, USA Today, the Associated Press and many others. His debut book, titled "The Whalers" about the history of the NHL's Hartford Whalers, was released in October 2021.

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