Matthew Bain

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What social media is saying about MA sports betting launch

What Social Media Is Saying About Massachusetts Sports Betting Launch

In case you missed it (or perhaps live under a rock) … sports betting officially launched in Massachusetts on Tuesday. It’s just retail sportsbooks for now at the state’s three casinos — mobile betting won’t come until late February or early March. But still. This was a momentous occasion for a state that’s been clamoring […]
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What were the first sports bets placed at MGM Springfield's sportsbook? From playma.com

What Were the First Sports Bets Placed at MGM Springfield?

Sports betting launched at MGM Springfield and Massachusetts’ two other casinos Tuesday at 10 a.m. For its opening day celebration, the BetMGM Sportsbook at MGM Springfield had local politicians and Boston Bruins legend Ray Bourque place its ceremonial first sports wagers. Curious what wagers they placed? And want to know how much money they’ll pocket […]
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Massachusetts sports betting is officially legal. Here's what to know from playma.com

Sports Betting Is Officially Legal in Massachusetts: What to Know

It’s Tuesday, Jan. 31. The clock has struck 10 a.m. Eastern Time. That means, after a years-long endeavor that included an 11th-hour agreement from state lawmakers this past summer, sports betting in Massachusetts is officially legal. It’s just retail sportsbooks for now, as online sports betting apps won’t go live until late February or early […]
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6 best things to do at Encore Boston Harbor (other than sports betting)

Top 6 Things to Do at Encore Boston Harbor (Other Than Sports Betting)

Encore Boston Harbor already generates the most revenue of the three Massachusetts casinos. And it will generate even more now with retail sports betting opening at 10 a.m. on Jan. 31. Just like it offers the most casino gaming options, Encore Boston Harbor will also offer guests the most sports betting options, with 118 betting kiosks […]
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Where is the closest Massachusetts retail sportsbook to you?

Which Massachusetts Retail Sportsbook Is Closest to You?

Massachusetts sports betting at retail sportsbooks will become legal at 10 a.m. next Tuesday, Jan. 31. For a few months, in-person wagering will be the only option for eager MA sports bettors chomping at the bit to finally place legal sports bets. Online sportsbooks aren’t expected to launch until late February or early March. So […]
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Retail Caesars Sportsbook will open at Raynham Park in Massachusetts

Retail Caesars Sportsbook Coming to Raynham Park in Massachusetts

In addition to the Caesars Sportsbook Massachusetts app, Caesars will also open a retail sportsbook in Massachusetts. Pending approval from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, Caesars will open a retail sportsbook at Raynham Park, the company announced on Monday. Raynham Park, a simulcast horse betting facility 40 miles south of Boston, is not expected to be […]
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6 more sports betting apps get approved for MA online sportsbook licenses

6 More Apps Get Final Approval for MA Online Sportsbook Licenses

All six companies that applied for untethered Category 3 Massachusetts online sports betting licenses got the final stamp of approval from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Thursday. DraftKings, FanDuel, Bally Bet, Betr, PointsBet, and Betway are now cleared to prepare their Massachusetts sports betting apps for launch, which will likely happen in March. Betway is […]
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PointsBet approved for MA online sportsbook license

PointsBet Gets Initial Green Light for MA Online Sportsbook License

Another US sports betting platform has passed the first test for a Massachusetts online sportsbook license. On Tuesday, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission gave an initial stamp of approval to PointsBet. PointsBet is legal and live in Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Virginia. Barring […]
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Fanatics, DraftKings cleared for Massachusetts online sportsbooks

DraftKings, BetFanatics on Their Way to Launching in Massachusetts

Add two more companies to the list of future Massachusetts online sportsbooks. DraftKings and Fanatics both received green lights from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively. Fanatics received a Category 2 tethered online license connected to Plainridge Park Casino. The MGC will conduct a final vote on DraftKings, as well as the other untethered Category […]
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