Betting on sports is a popular form of entertainment for many people around the world. It’s an exciting way to place wagers on games and make a bit of money in the process. But there are a few things you need to know about official betting before you get started.

Legal Sports in Massachusetts

As of March 2023, both retail and online sports betting are legal in the state of Massachusetts. Retail sportsbooks went live at Encore Boston Harbor, MGM Springfield and Plainridge Park Casino in January 2023 while mobile sportsbooks launched on March 10, 2019.

Legal Online Sports Betting Apps

Massachusetts sports betting apps are available through various regulated online sportsbooks and can be downloaded from the Apple Store or Google Play. The apps offer a variety of different bet types, including moneyline, spread and parlays.

Getting Started With Online Sports Betting

One of the biggest hurdles for sports bettors is getting the hang of how sports books work. So we’ve put together a guide to the basics of sports betting, from understanding odds and lines to learning how to bet on specific teams.

MLB Rules and Regulations

There are a few basic baseball rules that all sportsbooks must follow when it comes to betting on games. In general, you need to ensure that the game you’re placing a bet on has an official result, unless the bet is independent of the length of the game.

In-Game Bets

In-game bets are a great way to watch a live game from the comfort of your own home or on the go. These bets are based on a specific event that’s occurring during the game and are subject to changing odds. They can also be canceled and refunded.