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    Massachusetts Online Sports Betting Now Live!

    Update: Sports betting is now live in Massachusetts. There are 6 operators that have launched as of 10:00 AM ET. Get all the info you need below:

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    I'm a MA guy. Lots of decisions. Maybe stay offshore?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Microphone View Post
    I'm a MA guy. Lots of decisions. Maybe stay offshore?
    take any bonus you can. maximize your usage. hopefully you profit and then see if you want to go back offshore.

    personally the loyalty programs and non-existent bonuses on reloads make it hard to stay domestic. right now i am on 5 of them and withdrew from caesars yesterday after the superbowl with money in my account this morning. i was not crazy about their bet specials leading up to the bowl.

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    I can't wait to see what's offered. ��

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    Mark my words, they'll screw it up. It may take a while but I can pretty much guarantee....in a year or two you will have a whole new level of appreciation for Bookmaker and Heritage.
    Last edited by Natty68; 02-15-23 at 05:42 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Natty68 View Post
    Mark my words, they'll screw it up. It may take a while but I can pretty much guarantee....in a year or two you will have a whole new level of appreciation for Bookmaker and Heritage.
    I don't plan to be regular customer. I know where my bread and butter is. Have used a few state books in the past but I know they don't compare. Initial offers do interest me though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pologq View Post
    take any bonus you can. maximize your usage. hopefully you profit and then see if you want to go back offshore.

    personally the loyalty programs and non-existent bonuses on reloads make it hard to stay domestic. right now i am on 5 of them and withdrew from caesars yesterday after the superbowl with money in my account this morning. i was not crazy about their bet specials leading up to the bowl.
    The loyalty programs are not so bad everywhere:

    With Draftkings, each crown is worth ~$.00181, so a 100 dollar bet yields .18 cents in cash. Additionally, they have missions and the prize chests, which would likely yield more at higher levels (mine tend to be 3000-4000) every week, likely make another 12,000 or so in missions. Additionally, with gold status, I get a 20% boost.

    If you were to bet 4 bets a day, at $100 a piece, you would earn 400 * 30 *1.2 = 14,400 Crowns
    Add 12,000 in chest,
    add 12,000 in missions

    38,400 crowns yielding 70$ in cash

    Caesars roughly 1% per reward credit/cash conversion. Roughly 20% conversion from dollars wagered to rewards. So, .002 cash back per dollar bet. 12000 * .002, 24$ conversion. However, at diamond plus, I get a monthly free bet of 30. Hedging this at 66%, as it is not restricted by any rules, yields 20$ for a total of 44$. Also got a free uber eats card, free hotel rooms in Las Vegas/Bahamas/Atlantic City, however much that is worth to people. At 12,000 wagered a month, you would earn 24,000 reward credits, which would put you close to Diamond plus.


    Compared with Wager web, 1% freeplay, 12000 bet, 120 freeplay, which can only be used on straight bets if I remember correctly, if hedged at 55%, would yield $66

    With Heritage, .008 cash back, would yield 96$. However, if you are a limited account, you'll be capped at .004, which would yield $48.

    Bookmaker/JustBet ect, my loyalty program got cut in months back in the day.

    Betonline had the reloads, but I don't remember them having any loyalty program.


    Offshore was not this wonderful paradise that every makes it out to be. People have pretty selective memories, and forget all the times when people got stiffed/slowpaid. It was much better in the late 00's and early 10's. By middle and late 10's, good outs were hard to come by, the reload bonuses started to get cut down on. I was limited on to $100 on most things on Heritage, no bonus at bookmaker, betonline left my state, 5dimes went away.

    The only thing I miss from offshore was bet-105 and lowvig.ag. If I had to bet offshore, I would use those two and whatever the Jazz skin was that was -105. Not worry about bonuses and loyalty programs.

    edited to add: They have odds boasts and things like that, I don't personally do them. They would add some additional cash as well.
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    Thanks guys for the input.

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    Do you know if Mass. will have online casinos as well as the sportsbooks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rustygsbr View Post
    Do you know if Mass. will have online casinos as well as the sportsbooks?
    They are not allowed in MA.

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    Update: 6 operators now scheduled to go live on March 10th:

    Barstool
    FanDuel
    DraftKings
    Caesars
    BetMGM
    WynnBet

    There are 3 who received approval, but will delay their launch: Betr, Betway, Bally Bet and Fanatics. After initially receiving approval, PointsBet has decided to withdraw.

    Full story here: https://www.sportsbookreview.com/new...-march-2-2023/
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    it says it will be live from 10AM...

    i am interested in deposit bonuses etc...anybody tried depositing yet ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rentongfb View Post
    it says it will be live from 10AM...

    i am interested in deposit bonuses etc...anybody tried depositing yet ?
    Surprised they have not offered pre-lauch registration bonuses like Ohio did before Jan launch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optional View Post
    Surprised they have not offered pre-lauch registration bonuses like Ohio did before Jan launch.
    A few have done that. I got the $50 prelaunch bonus from WynnBet credited already. You have to play through $250 to clear it as cash though. DraftKings is supposed to add four $25 free bets. So a little offered so far but I figure more will come once they are live.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Optional View Post
    Surprised they have not offered pre-lauch registration bonuses like Ohio did before Jan launch.
    I think MGM is offering that till midnight .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Richard View Post
    I think MGM is offering that till midnight .
    I believe Wynnbet did as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bostongambler View Post
    I believe Wynnbet did as well.
    Yes did that one weeks ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterstpub87 View Post
    The loyalty programs are not so bad everywhere:

    With Draftkings, each crown is worth ~$.00181, so a 100 dollar bet yields .18 cents in cash. Additionally, they have missions and the prize chests, which would likely yield more at higher levels (mine tend to be 3000-4000) every week, likely make another 12,000 or so in missions. Additionally, with gold status, I get a 20% boost.

    If you were to bet 4 bets a day, at $100 a piece, you would earn 400 * 30 *1.2 = 14,400 Crowns
    Add 12,000 in chest,
    add 12,000 in missions

    38,400 crowns yielding 70$ in cash

    Caesars roughly 1% per reward credit/cash conversion. Roughly 20% conversion from dollars wagered to rewards. So, .002 cash back per dollar bet. 12000 * .002, 24$ conversion. However, at diamond plus, I get a monthly free bet of 30. Hedging this at 66%, as it is not restricted by any rules, yields 20$ for a total of 44$. Also got a free uber eats card, free hotel rooms in Las Vegas/Bahamas/Atlantic City, however much that is worth to people. At 12,000 wagered a month, you would earn 24,000 reward credits, which would put you close to Diamond plus.


    Compared with Wager web, 1% freeplay, 12000 bet, 120 freeplay, which can only be used on straight bets if I remember correctly, if hedged at 55%, would yield $66

    With Heritage, .008 cash back, would yield 96$. However, if you are a limited account, you'll be capped at .004, which would yield $48.

    Bookmaker/JustBet ect, my loyalty program got cut in months back in the day.

    Betonline had the reloads, but I don't remember them having any loyalty program.


    Offshore was not this wonderful paradise that every makes it out to be. People have pretty selective memories, and forget all the times when people got stiffed/slowpaid. It was much better in the late 00's and early 10's. By middle and late 10's, good outs were hard to come by, the reload bonuses started to get cut down on. I was limited on to $100 on most things on Heritage, no bonus at bookmaker, betonline left my state, 5dimes went away.

    The only thing I miss from offshore was bet-105 and lowvig.ag. If I had to bet offshore, I would use those two and whatever the Jazz skin was that was -105. Not worry about bonuses and loyalty programs.

    edited to add: They have odds boasts and things like that, I don't personally do them. They would add some additional cash as well.
    really good post

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    I'm in Massachusetts as well. Bonuses are great, but I'm just trying to sample the books to see offerings. For instance the old BetAnySports/5Dimes used to have NCAA baseball and hockey which I only see sporadically at Heritage and Bovada. Hoping to find a legal book that offers those.

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    Updated list of sportsbooks that launched at 10:00 AM ET this morning with signup offers included:

    Sportsbook Signup Bonus
    Caesars Up to $1,500 in Bonus Bets
    FanDuel Bet $5, get $200 in Bonus Bets
    BetMGM Up to $1,000 in Bonus Bets
    DraftKings Bet $5, get $200 in Bonus Bets
    WynnBet Bet $100, get $100 in Bet Credits
    Barstool Up to $1,000 in Bonus Bets
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    Quote Originally Posted by Microphone View Post
    I'm in Massachusetts as well. Bonuses are great, but I'm just trying to sample the books to see offerings. For instance the old BetAnySports/5Dimes used to have NCAA baseball and hockey which I only see sporadically at Heritage and Bovada. Hoping to find a legal book that offers those.
    Draftkings offers college baseball

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    I'll be heading to the border tonight to take advantage.........

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    Odds boosts for opening day:

    FanDuel:

    3/10: 1+ points scored in Duke/Miami NCAAB game - Max bet $50

    3/11: Either Celtics or Bruins to win the title, boosted from +125 to +250 - Max bet $50


    DraftKings
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    3/10: Denver Nuggets to hit a 3-pointer, boosted to +100 - Max bet $50

    3/11: Boston Celtics to score a point, boosted to +100 - Max bet $50


    Caesars
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    3/10: 100% profit boost for any college basketball game - Max bet $25



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    Quote Originally Posted by Herky View Post
    Draftkings offers college baseball

    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by big joe 1212 View Post
    I'll be heading to the border tonight to take advantage.........
    Where are you, Vermont????

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    Quote Originally Posted by SBR Andy View Post
    Odds boosts for opening day:

    FanDuel:

    3/10: 1+ points scored in Duke/Miami NCAAB game - Max bet $50

    3/11: Either Celtics or Bruins to win the title, boosted from +125 to +250 - Max bet $50


    DraftKings
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    3/10: Denver Nuggets to hit a 3-pointer, boosted to +100 - Max bet $50

    3/11: Boston Celtics to score a point, boosted to +100 - Max bet $50


    Caesars
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    3/10: 100% profit boost for any college basketball game - Max bet $25



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    And FanDuel for today has Celtics to make 1+ threes at +100 with a max bet of $100!

    Pretty sweet, didn't think any of them would go over $50 for one of these. And as you mentioned, they already had the $50 gift yesterday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Microphone View Post
    I'm in Massachusetts as well. Bonuses are great, but I'm just trying to sample the books to see offerings. For instance the old BetAnySports/5Dimes used to have NCAA baseball and hockey which I only see sporadically at Heritage and Bovada. Hoping to find a legal book that offers those.
    Saw DraftKings had some college hockey up. WynnBet MA had AHL hockey but no college.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Microphone View Post
    Where are you, Vermont????
    Thought he was in upstate NY with his legendary Turning Stone trips?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogman View Post
    Anyone having trouble paying with Fan Duel via PayPal?
    I am constantly depositing and withdrawing using PayPal for FanDuel.

    Fast: Anywhere from instant (deposit) to a couple of hours (withdrawal).

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    Two more no-brainer Superboosts from FanDuel:

    3/11: Celtics to make 1+ 3 pointer vs Hawks - Max bet $100

    3/12: 1+ shots on goal in Redwings vs Bruins - Max bet $50


    One more profit boost from Caesars:

    3/11: 100% profit boost on any NBA bet - Max bet $25
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reload View Post
    Saw DraftKings had some college hockey up. WynnBet MA had AHL hockey but no college.

    Thanks, of course what I'm interested in is all taking place in state here today. That smart law for Massachusetts, only college betting on in state teams once tourney time hits. Because student athletes are not corrupt during the playoffs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reload View Post
    Thought he was in upstate NY with his legendary Turning Stone trips?
    Yeah not sure what border he is going to. Only VT illegal here in New England and even thought Maine is legal, not launching until 2024. Ugh

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    How long did it take you to get your 200 bonus from FanDuel after the first bet?

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