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Sports Betting in Massachusetts

 

History

Sports gambling is not legal in Massachusetts. Gov. Charlie Baker signed a bill into law that legalized  fantasy sports for entries that are paid, in 2016, adopting Attorney General Maura Healey‘s regulations governing fantasy sports in the state of Massachusetts.


Sports Betting Regulations

We will keep you informed when sports betting becomes legal in MA.


Betting from outside MA State Lines

The closest state allowing for sports betting would be Rhode Island.


Betting in My State

Sports you can bet on in Massachusetts:

None at the moment, but keep checking back.

Sports you can not bet on in Massachusetts

Right now, you cannot bet on any sports within Massachusetts.

How to Bet

Step One Find a
Sportsbook
Step Two Register
a New Account
Step Three Fill
Your Wallet

Payment - commonly accepted forms

These are the most accepted forms of payment across online sports betting providers.

Most common

  • Visa Visa
  • MasterCard MasterCard
  • AmericanExpress AmericanExpress
  • PayPal PayPall

Less common

  • Neteller Neteller
  • Skrill (Moneybookers) Skrill
  • EcoPayz | EcoCard EcoPayz/EcoCard
  • Bank Wire Bank Wire

Tax Reporting - Wins & Loses

Check with your tax specialist, but in general, if your winnings are above $5,000, the payer, such as a casino or racetrack, is required to withhold federal taxes.  Winners simply add what they won to their income, and they are able to deduct any gambling losses up to the amount of gambling income - as long as they itemize their deductions instead of taking the standard deduction.

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