Mass a-Twitter: Mobile and Online Sports Betting is Now Underway in Massachusetts

Legal mobile and online sports betting is underway in Massachusetts.

Among the operators launching Friday are BetMGM, locals DraftKings and Barstool, FanDuel, WynnBet, and Caesars. Ten temporary licenses have been granted by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, but only six were approved to launch at 10 a.m. on March 10.

Here’s a collection of tweets and news items chronicling the day:

Boston Bruins add FanDuel as official sports betting partner

NEW YORK (March 10, 2023) – As FanDuel Group launches its leading FanDuel sportsbook app and online experience in Massachusetts, FanDuel is also announcing a new multi-year partnership with the Boston Bruins who named the company an Official Sports Betting Partner.

First bet at Caesars in Massachusetts:

The first official mobile bet taken was $15 on Alabama A&M’s moneyline (+130) against Texas Southern in the SWAC men’s basketball tournament and the first parlay placed was a $1,000 two-leg college basketball wager, Purdue ML + Alabama ML (-149 total).

Stool presidente seems displeased

Being behind local powerhouse DraftKings already is bad news for Barstool and Bostonian Portnoy.

First bet at WynnBET:

DraftKings fete and first bets

A Statement From WynnBET:

LAS VEGAS (March 10, 2023) — WynnBET, the online sports betting and casino (“iGaming”) app from the global leader in luxury hospitality, Wynn Resorts, announced on Friday that its online sports betting platform is live in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

“Following our successful retail sports betting launch at Encore Boston Harbor, we are excited to introduce the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to the WynnBET online experience,” Wynn Sports Interactive President Ian Williams said. “Patrons in Massachusetts will immediately be able to enjoy our robust Wynn Rewards program, which syncs with Encore Boston Harbor, as well as a significant menu of sports betting options.”

A Statement From BetMGM

SPRINGFIELD, MASS. (March 10, 2023) – BetMGM, a leading sports betting and iGaming operator, launched its mobile app in Massachusetts today, giving customers access to a variety of online betting options and benefits tied to MGM Resorts’ premier destinations nationwide, including MGM Springfield.

“The debut of sports betting in Massachusetts has delivered an incredible amount of excitement and activity to our retail Sportsbook at MGM Springfield. We’re proud to expand our best-in-class wagering experience statewide during one of sports’ biggest months of action.”
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Brant James

Brant James

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Brant James is a lead writer who covers the sports betting industry and legislation at Gaming Today. An alum of the Tampa Bay Times,, espnW,, and USA Today, he's covered motorsports and the NHL as beats. He also once made a tail-hook landing on an aircraft carrier with Dale Earnhardt Jr. and rode to the top of Mt. Washington with Travis Pastrana. John Tortorella has yelled at him numerous times.

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