This is one of three locations to place your bets next week. | Photo by @miac1098
All bets are off on, Boston. Sports betting will begin a week from today on Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 10 a.m.
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has been tasked with overseeing the implementation of the state’s sports wagering industry, and they been busy since the law was signed by former Gov. Charlie Baker. The commission signed off on the three in-person locations and voted on six applicants for untethered (aka mobile) sports betting licenses.
The law allows a maximum of 15 sports betting licenses to be awarded. Of those 15, eight must have land-based partners + seven can be awarded mobile betting licenses. Online and mobile sports betting is scheduled to start in March.
There are a variety of betting options in Massachusetts, includingpoint spread, over/under total, and parlays,just to name a few.
Here’s what you need to know before you place your bets.
💸 To participate, you must be at least 21 years old and be located within Massachusetts state limits. 💸 Bay State bettors can legally place wagers online using their own personal devices or online at designated retail locations. 💸 Bets can be placed on professional and some college sports. 💸 The law excludes wagers for Massachusetts colleges, unless a team is in a tournament.
Plus, the stakes are getting higher —Caesars Entertainment is coming soon to our state. The Nevada-based gambling giant filed a request with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission for the new Caesars Sportsbook at Raynham Park.
The Caesars team is planning to invest $28 million to build a 60,000-sqft building for of up to 2,000 guests, with a majority of the space designed for sports betting. The expanded space will create new jobs for the town with a new full-service restaurant.
In T-minus seven days, gamblers can partake in in-person betting at these three Bay State casinos:
Chat & Chowder: International Affairs Book Swap | Tuesday, Jan. 24 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Foley & Lardner LLP, 111 Huntington Ave., Boston | $0-$10 | Bring at least one (and no more than six) books about any topic in international affairs to this special book swap event.
The Dinosaur Factory New Play Reading | Tuesday, Jan. 24 | 7-9 p.m. | Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury St., Boston | Free | RSVP to enjoy a reading of “After We Become Rain,” followed by a brief discussion with the artists and playwright.
Wednesday, Jan. 25
Full Spin Drag | Wednesday, Jan. 25 | 8 p.m. | Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Sq., Somerville | $20-$35 | Grab tickets for this visual album of nonstop drag, set to the new Tove Lo album “Dirt Femme.”
Thursday, Jan. 26
Red Wine & Dine Me | Thursday, Jan. 26 | 7-8 p.m. | curds&co, 288 Washington St., Brookline | $65 | Enjoy the many ways to pair cheese with red wine.
Boston Celtics vs. New York Knicks | Thursday, Jan. 26 | 7:30 p.m. | TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston | $90-$1,554.50 | Break out your lucky green gear for the home game.
Friday, Jan. 27
January Teen Gallery | Friday, Jan. 27 | 6-8 p.m. | ICA Seaport Studio, 100 Pier 4 Blvd., Boston | Free | View an exhibition by a group of creative local teens in the Seaport museum’s Teen Gallery.
We have a calendar filled with events and activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.
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Light of Day Records and Bone Up Brewinghave teamed up to open a new record store inside the Everett brewery. The store will be open to the public seven days a week starting on Thursday, Feb. 2. Plan to spin over for opening day and play music trivia that evening. 🎵
Chef Colton Coburn-Wood(think: Yellow Door Taqueria and Cosmica)is cooking up a new pop-up series for Revival Cafe in Davis Square this month. The Taqueria No Mames menu will feature tamales, a scallop and citrus tostada, and tacos. 🌮 (Boston.com)
Make your reservations — Dine Out Boston will return from Sunday, March 12-Saturday, March 25. Participating restaurants will offer prix fixe menus for lunch and dinner starting at $22 and $36, respectively. 🍽️
Boston-based Lantern shared that the cannabis home-delivery serviceis expected to close by the end of the month. The decision comes as other companies in the industry are facing similar obstacles, like market saturation and challenging regulations. (Boston Business Journal)
The Pawtucket/Central Falls Stationis now open. Visit the new MBTA station in Rhode Island on an Outbound journey from South Station. Before your trip, check out the new schedule for the Providence Line. 🚋
JerDrema Flynthas created a new startup called Growing Hands to support people in their personal hair journeys. The members will have a space to create hair boards, connect with hairstylists, and share tips + tricks. Sign up for updates and more information to participate as a beta tester. (BostonInno)
The nonprofit organization Hop on A Cure, created by Zac Brown Band member John Driskell Hopkins, has donated$100,000 to Massachusetts General Hospital’s ALS center. The center is where the musician was diagnosed with ALS in 2021. The funding will support new studies using digital data and artificial intelligence in trials. (WCVB 5)
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Like the Boston accent, it’s not for everyone and that’s okay. | Photo by BOStoday team
Boston’s City Hall is once again getting attention for its looks. A survey completed by UK-based building supply company Buildworld determined that City Hall is the second ugliest building in the US, and the fourth biggest eyesore in the world. We’ll pretend that they aren’t still bitter about the Boston Tea Party and take a look at the big brutal picture.
City Hall features a Brutalist architecture style, which uses exposed concrete and repeating angular geometric shapes. In the 1960s, this style was very popular, and likely why the team of architects and engineers chose the style out of 256 entries when the building was constructed from 1963-1968.
Over time, the building has faced many criticisms, including former Mayor Thomas Menino proposing to sell the property and move it to South Boston in 2006. If you haven’t been by City Hall recently, the plaza has been renovated to make the community space more accessible and welcoming.
Let us know what you think about the look. Bonus points if you share what changes you would make if you could.
Today’s issue was written by Jessica.
Editor’s pick: Let’s talk about the other Hemsworth brother. MIT technologywas featured on the Disney+ show “Limitless with Chris Hemsworth.”
While Thor might be able to avoid aging, Chris has challenged his physicaland mental strength to better understand his health by using the MIT AgeLab’s program called AGNES. The programmade the actor feel like he was 80 years old with chronic health conditions.
Check out the show and let me know if you would take on any of the challenges.
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