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How to read NHL betting odds at Massachusetts sportsbooks, from

Massachusetts Sportsbook Tips: How to Read NHL Betting Odds

We’ve examined strategies and basics for betting on Major League Baseball, as well as the NFL Playoffs. We’ve detailed how to understand parlay bets and the NBA betting in Massachusetts. Now we’re here to explain the unique opportunities available for NHL betting. Sportsbooks in Massachusetts will offer many ways to wager on professional hockey, including […]
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Most popular bets for final week of NFL regular season

Bill O’Brien Set to Return to Patriots as Offensive Coordinator and QB Coach

Bill Belichick has officially brought Bill O’Brien back to Foxborough to lead the Patriots’ struggling offense. O’Brien’s return is good news for Pats fans, primarily due to familiarity. He coached for the team during one of its most dominant offensive stretches, and he established a relationship with QB Mac Jones when he was preparing to […]
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Could online lottery follow online sports betting in Massachusetts?

Will Online Lottery Follow Online Sports Betting in Massachusetts?

For many years, officials at the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission have been pushing for lawmakers to legalize online lottery sales. With online sports betting on the horizon, could the legislature finally agree to allow citizens to purchase lottery tickets online and via mobile devices? Last week, we reported Massachusetts Treasurer Deb Goldberg expressed concerns that […]
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Sportradar, Genius Sports approved to operate in Massachusetts

Sportradar, Genius Sports Get Sports Betting Vendor Licenses in MA

With a successful launch of retail sports betting on Jan. 31, Massachusetts looks forward to the debut of online sports betting in late February or early March. That process includes the licensure of sports betting vendors, and two of the leading companies achieved that status this week. Both Sportradar and Genius Sports were granted temporary […]
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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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Looking back on the Boston College basketball point-shaving scandal from

Looking Back on the Boston College Basketball Point-Shaving Scandal

When mobster and government informant Henry Hill gave testimony that detailed his involvement in a point-shaving scheme with players on the Boston College men’s basketball team in the late 1970s, he was asked why he did it.  “If you’re not a gambler, you’ll never understand,” Hill said. Well, gamblers, non-gamblers, school officials, and sports fans […]
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What were the first sports bets placed at MGM Springfield's sportsbook? From

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

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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Op-ed on Massachusetts sports betting responsible gambling from

Op-Ed: Massachusetts Sports Betting Companies Must Prioritize Responsible Gambling

William J. Pascrell, III and Martin Lycka submitted this article to PlayMA for publication, and the opinions expressed in this article are theirs.  Legal sports betting has arrived in Massachusetts, just months after it was signed into law by Governor Baker, with retail betting to launch at three locations on Jan. 31 — just in […]
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