The best promo codes and deposit bonuses available at MA sportsbooks.
The Massachusetts Sports Betting Conference Committee has agreed on legislation to allow professional and collegiate sports as of August 1. Commissioner Bradford Hill of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission and MA Senator Eric Lesser anticipated it would take 90 days for sports wagering to go live, and that timeline might just hold – at least, for the first books to secure licenses. Here's a look at the top sports betting bonuses that will likely be available to Massachusetts-based players.
While Massachusetts sports bettors anxiously await government licensing and approval of sports betting site, we can provide a glimpse of what they might expect once the state is finally open for business. Here's a look at the current sign-up bonuses for the most prominent sports betting sites expected to launch in Massachusetts in the near future:
If your first qualifying wager loses, Caesars will credit you a free bet equal to the value of your first wager up to $1,250, plus get 1,000 Tier Credits and 1,000 Reward Credits® win or lose. Your Free Bet is for one-time use within 14 days and cannot be divided across multiple wagers.
If your first qualifying bet loses and it is in an amount greater than $50, you will receive five (5) free bets back in equal denominations of 20% of the total amount of the qualifying bet up to $1,000. If your qualifying bet loses and it is less than $50, you will receive a single free bet back in a single denomination equaling the total amount of the qualifying bet. Example: If you place a $1,000 qualifying bet and your bet loses, you will receive five (5) $200 free bets. If you place a $49 bet and lose, you will receive one $49 free bet.
FanDuel regularly changes its welcome bonus, especially during peak sports seasons like the NFL. The latest offer from FanDuel is a "No Sweat First Bet" of $1,000. If your first bet loses, FanDuel will offer you a free bet credit in the equal amount of your first bet up to $1,000. If your first bet wins, you win.
At DraftKings, you will receive a $50 free bet with a minimum deposit of $5. If you don’t have the bankroll to make a more extensive first deposit, this is a humble offer. Still, far from generous considering, DK is a multi-billion dollar industry giant. The more significant offer DraftKings features is a 20% first deposit match up to $1,000. In this case, you must deposit $5,000 to be eligible to receive the maximum possible bonus amount of $1,000. This is not a reasonable offer for the casual bettor.
PointsBet offers new players a $100 risk-free bet on each of their first five days as an account holder. Their deal is of the "if you don't use it, you lose it" type, so to get the most out of this, you must be super active in your first week as a player. PointsBet used to be one of the most generous betting sites with their new player promos, but as the industry as a whole has cut back on promotions, so has PointsBet.
Barstool Sportsbook has an average sign-up bonus offering a $1,000 risk-free bet for new users in most regions. They try and word it differently sometimes calling it a “2 for 1” but it’s a standard risk-free new player bonus. With the risk-free bet, you only get money back if your first bet loses, and they match your first bet, not deposit, up to $1,000.
|Caesars||$1,250 Free Bet + Credits||✅ No Code Required|
|BetMGM||$1,000 Risk-Free Bet||✅ No Code Required|
|FanDuel||$1,000 "No Sweat First Bet"||✅ No Code Required|
|DraftKings||20% Deposit Match up to $1,000||✅ No Code Required|
|PointsBet||5 Risk-free Bets up to $500||✅ No Code Required|
|Barstool||$1,000 Risk-free Bet||✅ No Code Required|
It will come as no surprise to see a rather extensive list of major professional and amateur sports available to Massachusetts bettors as sportsbooks enter the fray; here are the marquee sports on which MA residents will be able to wager:
DraftKings has every intention of dominating in its home state of Massachusetts – and it’s already off to a great start at the home of the New England Patriots. DraftKings operates its Fantasy Sports Zone in Gillette Stadium – and while the NFL prohibits sportsbooks operating out of its stadiums, it’s no stretch to imagine DraftKings having a lounge built nearby.
So with wagering on college sports considered one of the biggest hurdles to an agreement, just what does the signed bill mean for NCAA bettors? It's mostly good news: While Massachusetts residents and visitors aren't allowed to bet on in-state programs, then can bet on every other team for which there is a wagering market – and that's a big number come football time.
The Celtics and DraftKings are also linked through DK’s fantasy sports property, having entered into a partnership back in February 2020. Combined with DraftKings having established itself as the league’s official sports betting operator, it won’t take long for DK and the Celtics to forge a lengthy agreement when a sports betting bill is passed.
The news for MA college basketball bettors is mainly positive. While they won't be able to place wagers on any of the nine Division I men's teams based in Massachusetts, they'll have plenty of opportunity to wager on hundreds of other hoops programs over the course of the season. And those nine teams are in play to MA bettors exclusively for the March Madness tournament.
Will the Red Sox follow the example set by the NL-rival Washington Nationals? The Nats are the first Major League Baseball team whose stadium is connected to a retail sports betting venue (BetMGM Sportsbook). Fenway Park is one of the oldest parks in baseball, but there’s optimism that something could be built at or near the historic stadium.
The Bruins and Celtics will likely see the same agreement with DraftKings, given that they share the same home venue. And while DK has a massive advantage by virtue of having set up its headquarters in Massachusetts, there will almost certainly be other sportsbook operators seeking branding or signage deals with one of the NHL's most storied franchises.
No matter which sports betting sites occupy the 15 initial sports betting licenses being made available in Massachusetts, bettors will have no shortage of markets to choose from when it comes to wagering on golf events around the globe. Look for plenty of price shopping here, with sportsbooks likely to offer a wide range of promotions in their quest to lock in more customers.
Is this the year the New England Revolution finally capture an MLS title? You can bet on it! (Not on it happening, just on the possibility.) The Revolution are 0-5 in MLS Cup finals in their history, and have a dedicated base of supporters who will undoubtedly be frequently their sports betting apps when the time comes. MA Sportsbooks will also offer plenty of global markets.
Like most states, Massachusetts has put safeguards in place to ensure that bettors have a way out of any potential trouble spots.
The Massachusetts Council on Gaming and Health offers quick access to a number of important resources, including a self-assessment quiz, an application for voluntary self-exclusion and access to help via live chat.
Many sportsbooks will offer you a free bet or several free bets as a reward for choosing them ahead of the competition. However, you should not expect a free bet offer to come with no strings attached. You will generally have to deposit your own money to unlock the free bet and then place several bets at a specific minimum set of odds before you can make a withdrawal.
Betting bonuses are awarded to new players to encourage them to sign up or to existing players so they remain loyal. They include match deposit bonuses, reload bonuses, boosted odds bonuses, and much more. They vary from one sportsbook to the next, so you should always shop around for the most appealing free bets and sign up for multiple books to enjoy several free bet offers. Always check the terms and conditions attached to free bets before accepting them.
This refers to the number of bets you must place before you are permitted to make a withdrawal. It applies to sign-up free bet bonuses and reload free bet bonuses. A typical rollover requirement would be 6x, which means you must wager your credit six times (place at least six bets) at a certain minimum price before you can make a withdrawal. The rollover requirement generally applies to the cash you deposit as well as the free bets you receive.