Sports bets in Massachusetts have to be placed in person right now, but soon, the launch of MA mobile sportsbook apps will take MA sports betting to the next level. A total of 15 mobile licenses can be granted, and so far 11 have been approved. One of them is DraftKings Sportsbook Massachusetts. The company is headquartered in Boston, so many expect that the operator will work hard to claim a large share of players in its home field.
DraftKings has regularly been among the first sportsbooks to launch in states where mobile sports betting is already live. There is no reason to think that Massachusetts would be any different.
When DraftKings might be live in MA
According to Karen Wells, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC), online sports betting in Massachusetts could launch on March 10 at 10 a.m. Wells said the launch timeline depends on the quality of the online sportsbook operators’ internal control submissions — and of their responses to issues raised by the regulators.
With a March 10 online launch date, Massachusetts residents would be able to bet using online sportsbook apps in time for March Madness. The men’s college basketball NCAA Tournament begins March 14 and the women’s college basketball tournament begins March 15.
Other than the Super Bowl, March Madness is the most bet-on sporting event in the US each year.
When mobile betting in MA does launch, we expect DraftKings to be ready to roll right away.
Possible DraftKings launch deals
Like all major sportsbooks, DraftKings will be rolling out welcome offers to new bettors when it goes live in Massachusetts. While an official offer has not been released, the operator has had special deals before and during launches in other states.
Most recently during the sports betting launch in Kansas, DraftKings offered $100 in free bets prior to going live. New users just needed to download the app, create an account, make their first deposit, and opt-in to the offer to claim their free bets.
In the past DraftKings has also offered a variety of deals, including a welcome offer where the operator gave a 20% match on deposits up to $1,000 and “Bet $10, Get $200 in Free Bets.” As always, terms and conditions apply to each offer, so be sure to read through the details once DraftKings Sportsbooks is live in Massachusetts.
In addition to welcome bonuses, DraftKings is known for having a variety of free bets, odds boosts, contests, and promo codes to entice bettors on a regular basis. Since DraftKings calls Massachusetts its home, there will likely be a variety of promotions to excite new bettors and get them using the app.
DraftKings in-app experience
DraftKings is all about the mobile experience, giving users just as good of a time on the app or on the desktop website. The dedicated and easy-to-use app is available for Andriod and iOS users, and bettors can do everything from registering, placing wagers, and withdrawing wagers directly from the app.
The odds are easy to read for both experienced bettors and beginners, and offers a variety of features. Bettors can live stream select games, make same game parlay bets, and experience boosted odds. Regular bettors also have the opportunity to join the loyalty program that gives users the chance to get special rewards in the marketplace.
All in all, Massachusetts sports fans have a lot to look forward to once DraftKings is live in the Bay State.