The Best Potential Sports Betting Bonuses In Massachusetts

Written By Cheryl Coward on December 9, 2022
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When Massachusetts residents are finally allowed to gamble on sports next year, they will have plenty of sportsbooks to choose from. In addition, they will have plenty of Massachusetts sports betting promos to choose from.

Operators are keen to attract new customers and offer plenty of bonus offers for new users. So, citizens of the Commonwealth should expect to be able to pick and choose among several types of offers from several sportsbooks. Here is a list of the best potential bonuses from operators who have applied for a sports wagering license in the state.

Bonuses From MA Sportsbooks

SportsbookWelcome Bonus Offer
bet365 MassachusettsBet $1, get $200 in free bets
BetMGM Sportsbook Massachusetts$1,000 risk-free bet
WynnBET MassachusettsBet $100 and get $100 free bets
Caesars Sportsbook MassachusettsFirst bet is on Caesars up to $1,250
DraftKings Sportsbook Massachusetts$50 free bet & 20% deposit match up to $1,000
FanDuel SportsbookNo Sweat First Bet up to $1,000
PointsBet MassachusettsTwo second chance free bets up to $2,000
Barstool Sportsbook MassachusettsRisk-free bet up to $1,000


The promo from Bet365 has a very low entry cost, just $1. Make a bet for a dollar and get $200 in free bets. This super cheap wager should be enticing to newcomers on the sports betting scene. The operator is expected to enter the Massachusetts market via partnership with Raynham Park, a simulcast racing center.


MGM Springfield plans to offer a retail BetMGM Sportsbook to its customers. The bonus offer for new users at BetMGM is a $1,000 risk-free bet. You will be refunded in betting credits if you lose your first wager. The bet can’t exceed $1000. You can enroll in the MGM Rewards program to begin earning points for redemption within the app and at MGM properties for entertainment, hotel, and dining perks.


Encore Boston will offer customers two sportsbooks, one from its parent company Wynn Resorts and Caesars Sportsbook. The company’s WynnBet Sportsbook promo is simple and straightforward: Bet up $100 to get $100 in free bets. Customers can also earn Wynn Rewards for redemption at Encore Boston and Wynn’s Las Vegas casino resort.

Caesars Sportsbook

Encore Boston’s other sports betting partner, Caesars Sportsbook, has a generous high deposit match. Essentially, you can get your first bet on Caesars up $1,250. As with other major casino resort chains, customers can earn and redeem Caesars rewards within the app at Caesars casino and hotel properties.


Boston-based DraftKings Sportsbook entices customers with a $50 free bet. In addition, you can get a 20% bonus on top of bets up to $1,000. Combining the two offers means new customers can get a sign-up bonus of up to $1,050. DraftKings is one of the few sportsbooks in the industry that has two welcome offers.


FanDuel Sportsbook’s “No Sweat First Bet” means that if new customers make a bet of up to $1,000, the operator will refund the full amount of the bet in credits. So, you don’t have to worry about losing your first bet since FanDuel will reimburse you in the betting credits and you can continue to make wagers. Be aware that you must use those credits within 14 days.

More Offers On The Way

Massachusetts retail betting is expected to launch in January 2023, while MA mobile betting apps are expected to launch in late February or early March. By that time, we expect to see additional sportsbook bonuses pop up. When the industry launches, Massachusetts sports fans will have plenty of options to choose from in terms of welcome bonuses.

There are a few other sportsbooks that have applied for a license in Massachusetts. However, two of them don’t have a sportsbook available to the general public yet. Make sure to keep an eye out for offers from operators including Fanatics, Betr and PointsBet.

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Cheryl Coward is a writer for Play Massachusetts with a background in sports journalism. She started her career as a news reporter in Washington, D.C. She's a die-hard women's basketball fanatic and founded the website as a result of that passion.

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