SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Just in time for Super Bowl Sunday, sports betting officially launched Tuesday across the state of Massachusetts. 22News is working for you with a list of sports that are allowed for betting.
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) has approved more than a dozen sports and also allows wagering for other events such as professional league drafts, competitive eating contests, and competitive entertainment events.
Sports allowed for in-person betting:
• Hockey (Field and Ice)
• Australian Rules Football
• Table Tennis
The exhibition, pre-season, regular season, all-star games, and post-season games are all permitted for sports betting.
“Celtics…Bruins… they are hot this year! I gotta come down here and place a few bets,” said Lucas Wash of Webster.
Basketball…football…baseball…you can now bet on it! People crossing state lines do just that.
“Yes, I’ll probably take the Milwaukee Bucks “under the toe,” said Darren Stewart of Connecticut.
At MGM Springfield, you can place your sports bets at the betting windows, check out the odds on the screens above, and even watch games on the viewing wall. Across the casino floor, over a dozen kiosks where you can place your bets, but there are some rules you’ll need to follow.
MGM Springfield has their own House Rules for each sport that has been approved by the MGC.
What’s not allowed for sports wagering in Massachusetts?
You must be 21 or older for entrance into the sports books at the state’s casinos to bet on sports and competitions.
High school and youth sporting events will not be allowed for wagering in Massachusetts. As for college sports, bets will not be allowed if a sporting event involves a team from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts unless the team is participating in a tournament with several teams.
Sports wagering will not be allowed for sports where the final outcome is based on being judged by a person or panel, which includes the Summer and Winter Olympics and X Games.
Wagers on any sports or sporting events overseen by Russian or Belarusian governing bodies, leagues, events, and players are not allowed in Massachusetts. Wagers can only be placed in person for now and you can bet on most of your favorite sports from water polo too.
“Hockey, so that’s the one I like to bet on the most. $5 to win $9.55, that’s enough for me,” expressed Harold Rosenblatt of Albany, New York.
As for mobile sports betting, it is scheduled to begin in early March–but no exact date has yet been given.