Is It Legal To Bet In Massachusetts?

    Is It Legal To Bet In Massachusetts?

    NO! Sports betting - either in-person or online - has not yet been legalized by the State.

    When Will It Be Legal To Bet In Massachusetts?

    It looks increasingly likely that sports betting could be legalized in the State of Massachusetts before the end of 2022.

    There are multiple sports betting bills set to be debated this year – two were introduced by the Senate and three by the House.

    Can I Bet In Other States While It Is Banned In Massachusetts?

    Most States that allow in-person and online gambling do not require you to be a resident in order to place a bet. However, you must register and place your bets within State lines, and you must also be aged 21 or older.

    At present three of Massachusetts’ neighboring States allow either or both in-person betting and on-line betting – New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island. For the latest rules & regulations for betting on any of those States click on the relevant link below:

    Massachusetts Betting FAQs

    Can I bet legally in Massachusetts?

    No. Five bills are currently under consideration and could be passed before the end of 2021.

    How old do I have to be to bet in Massachusetts?

    Betting in Massachusetts is not yet legal, but to bet in legalized States you must be 21 or older.

    Is online sports betting available in Massachusetts?

    No. Online sports betting remains illegal in the State.

    What can I do if I feel I have a betting addiction?

    You can call the National Council of Problem Gambling helpline at 1-800-522-4700 or text 1-800-522-4700. You can also live chat at ncpgambling.org/chat.

    Can I bet legally in other States?

    Check out our State-by-State guide to betting in the United States of America by clicking on the link.

    Where can I learn more about Massachusetts betting laws?

    Visit the official website for the Massachusetts State Government for more information on Massachusetts betting laws.