Your guide to sports betting in the Bay State

Get ready to place your bets, Boston.

The Encore Boston Harbor casino at night.

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, including point 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:

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