Legal online sports betting in Massachusetts launched less than a week ago, but it’s about to really heat up. With March Madness now in full swing, Massachusetts sports bettors can take advantage of the best MA sportsbook bonuses for the opening weekend of the NCAA Tournament.
Massachusetts sportsbooks are rolling out bonuses involving bonus bets, deposit matches and bet-and-get promos.
With all of the options out there, we are taking a closer look at the best Massachusetts sports betting promos for March Madness.
March Madness bonuses at DraftKings Sportsbook MA
Now that Massachusetts online sports betting is legal, basketball fans can bet on every March Madness game from anywhere in the Commonwealth.
Here’s the full schedule for Thursday’s first round NCAA Tournament games:
- No. 9 West Virginia vs. No. 8 Maryland, 12:15 p.m.
- No. 13 Furman vs. No. 4 Virginia, 12:40 p.m.
- No. 10 Utah State vs. No. 7 Missouri, 1:40 p.m.
- No. 16 Howard vs. No. 1 Kansas, 2 p.m.
- No. 16 Texas A&M Corpus Christi vs. No. 1 Alabama, 2:45 p.m.
- No. 12 Charleston vs. No. 5 San Diego State, 3:10 p.m.
- No. 15 Princeton vs. No. 2 Arizona, 4:10 p.m.
- No. 9 Illinois vs. No. 8 Arkansas, 4:30 p.m.
- No. 9 Auburn vs. No. 8 Iowa, 6:50 p.m.
- No. 12 Oral Roberts vs. No. 5 Duke, 7:10 p.m.
- No. 15 Colgate vs. No. 2 Texas, 7:25 p.m.
- No. 10 Boise State vs. No. 7 Northwestern, 7:35 p.m.
- No. 16 Northern Kentucky vs. No. 1 Houston, 9:20 p.m.
- No. 13 Louisiana vs. No. 4 Tennessee, 9:40 p.m.
- No. 10 Penn State vs. No. 7 Texas A&M, 9:55 p.m.
- No. 15 UNC Asheville vs. No. 2 UCLA, 10:05 p.m.
You can get up to $1,250 in bonuses to bet on the games at DraftKings Sportsbook MA. There’s no promo code needed, just click “Play Now” below and register an account to get started.
This DraftKings welcome bonus is a three-parter. Get a $50 bonus bet after making your first deposit of at least $5. There’s also a 20% deposit match up to $1,000. For the deposit match, there’s a 25x wagering requirement before the bonus funds are released. Only bets with odds of -300 or longer will count toward the playthrough requirement. And you have 90 days to meet the playthrough requirement.
You can also get $200 in bonus bets — paid out in eight $25 bonus bets — instantly after making your first real cash bet of $5.
BetMGM Massachusetts March Madness bonuses
Three No. 1 seeds will be opening their tournaments on Thursday, and according to BetMGM Sportsbook MA, they’re the three favorites to win it all.
Houston is listed at +500 to cut down the nets in its backyard, and opens the tournament in the late-night session Thursday against Northern Kentucky. The Cougars are a heavy favorite against the 16 seed from the Horizon League, coming in as 18.5-point favorites as of Thursday morning.
Kansas and Alabama are each listed at +800 to win it all, which ties them for second behind Houston. The two are scheduled to tip off within an hour of each other, with Kansas taking on Howard at 2 p.m. and Alabama taking on Texas A&M Corpus Christi at 2:45 p.m. Alabama is the heaviest first-round favorite on the board at -23.5, while Kansas is close at -21.5.
Massachusetts sports bettors can bet $10 on the tournament and get $200 in bonus bets at BetMGM by clicking this link and using bonus code PLAYBONUSSB.
Or, you can get up to $1,000 in bonus bets with the BetMGM Massachusetts launch welcome offer by clicking below and using bonus code PLAYBONUS.
You cannot combine the two offers.
March Madness promos at Caesars Sportsbook Massachusetts
Some of the tougher games to pick in your bracket are the 8-9 matchups, and there are three on the docket Thursday.
West Virginia plays Maryland, Illinois plays Arkansas, and Auburn plays Iowa. And all three had a spread of two points or less as of Thursday morning.
With Caesars Sportsbook MA promo code LEGAL1BET, you can get your first bet on Caesars up to $1,500. So, if your first bet is on an 8-9 game and it loses, Caesars will credit your account in the amount of the wager up to $1,500. If it wins, the promo goes away, but you get the winnings.
WynnBET Massachusetts March Madness bonuses
Outside of the 8-9 games, there is one seeded underdog that finds itself as a betting favorite Thursday. That’s Utah State, which is listed was listed as a 1.5-point favorite at WynnBET Massachusetts. The Aggies are the No. 10 seed and will take on No. 7 Missouri.
WynnBET has a welcome offer for new Massachusetts bettors. You can bet $100 and get a $100 in bet credit regardless of whether your bet wins or loses.
Just click “Play Now” below and register your account. The qualifying bet must have odds of -120 or longer.
March Madness promos at FanDuel Massachusetts
Anyone who has entered a March Madness bracket contest knows you need to find a 12 seed upset.
There are a pair of 12 seeds in action Thursday, and both figure to be within striking distance of an upset based on the odds at FanDuel MA.
Charleston figures to be a popular pick in its opening round game against San Diego State. It finds itself as a 5.5-point underdog at FanDuel Thursday.
Oral Roberts, which made a Sweet 16 run just two years ago, takes on Duke. The Golden Eagles are listed at +6.5 on FanDuel Thursday morning.
New customers at FanDuel can bet $5 on either of those games — or any game — and get $200 in bonus bets whether their initial bet wins or loses. There’s no promo code required, just click “Play Now” below.
Sign up, make your first deposit and bet at least $5 to get the $200 in bonus bets. Those bonus bets will expire in 14 days.