The FanDuel Sportsbook Massachusetts pre-launch offer now nets customers $100 in bonus bets with sign-up prior to sports betting going live. Massachusetts sports betting is set to go live March 10, and the bonus won’t actually hit your account until then.
New bettors need to be 21 years old, reside in Massachusetts and create a new FanDuel account to qualify. The bonus bets will be deposited into your new account once sports betting is live in the state. No deposit is required.
Click the link below to set up your account and preview different markets available for wagering on once Massachusetts online sports betting is live.
Any market provided by FanDuel will be eligible for your first bonus bets wager — which you can think of like a credit where you keep any profit, but not the original amount. So if you bet $20 with bonus bets on the Celtics at +120 and they win, you’d profit $24 but you wouldn’t keep the $20 bonus bet itself.
Spring season features the NBA regular season and playoffs, NHL regular season and Stanley Cup Playoffs, the start of the MLB season, spring football with the XFL and USFL and even golf and tennis events.
While NFL football and fall may be one of the more popular times of year to place a bet, don’t miss out on all the amazing spring sports events. We will preview how to set up your Massachusetts FanDuel account and get ready for online sports betting starting March 10.
Activating the FanDuel MA offer
FanDuel Sportsbook is one of the simplest and top-rated sportsbooks in the United States — and has the leading market share in most sports betting states for good reason. Luckily, you are only a couple steps away from activating bonus bets and placing a wager with FanDuel.
Let’s walk through how to set up your new account. While you are waiting for online sports betting to go live, don’t forget to check out FanDuel’s mobile app experience as well.
- Head to FanDuel Sportsbook’s Massachusetts page, customized for Massachusetts bettors.
- Click the ‘join now’ button, create a username and password and enter in an email address.
- When sports betting goes live, projected March 10, the $100 in bonus bets will automatically deposit into your account!
Key things to know about betting in Massachusetts
College sports are some of the most anticipated sports to place a wager on, especially college football and March Madness. However, Massachusetts has very specific regulations regarding college sports bets.
College teams based in Massachusetts are unavailable for a wager unless they are participating in a tournament with four or more teams. For example, if a team like Boston College makes March Madness or the College Football Playoff, they would be eligible to place a wager on, but not in the regular season. While the “tournament” rule is unique, restrictions from betting on in-state college sports exist in other states, like New Jersey and Virginia.
Retail betting revenue will be taxed at five percent and the online sportsbooks will be taxed at 20 percent, but this shouldn’t affect bettors in any way.
Sports betting was initially signed into law in Aug. 2022, with retail betting going live Jan. 31, 2023 and online sports betting anticipated for March 10.
Spring sports events eligible for bonus bet wagers
Your bonus bets will be available for 14 days after hitting your account. This means a new FanDuel customer in Massachusetts will have to use the bonus bets on events within two weeks of March 10.
Let’s preview some of the Massachusetts sports events occurring just in time for your bonus bet wagers.
The Boston Celtics will have seven total games in that stretch. The first six games will be a long road stretch to overcome as gear up for the playoffs and an NBA title.
The Boston Bruins have eight games in your bonus bet window. They will go through a five-game road gauntlet as they hope to make NHL history with the best regular season record, or most total points, in NHL history.
Customers will be able to bet on two tennis tournaments, various soccer league games, four golf tournaments and multiple weeks of spring football with the XFL.
It’s important to remember when placing a bonus bet wager, you keep any winnings, but not the stake itself. This is how bonus bets/bet credits work at most sportsbooks.
For example, you place a $100 bonus bet wager on the Bruins who are hypothetically +150 road underdogs against the Winnipeg Jets on March 16 (humor me, it’s just a clean and easy example). If your bet hits, you keep the $150 in winnings but not the stake. This is different from a normal real-money wager on FanDuel where you would net the $150 in winnings plus the original $100 stake in a win.
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