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Disclaimer: bet365 has not launched its online sportsbook in Massachusetts yet.

bet365 MA Bonus

Sign-up bonus: Coming Soon
Promo code: N/A
Minimum deposit: $10
Last updated: June 2024

Sportsbook overview

Sportsbook: bet365
Legal in Massachusetts: No
Partner Massachusetts: TBD
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Despite successful launches in six other states, bet365 has already seen a rocky introduction to the Massachusetts sports betting landscape that led to the sportsbook backing out of its plan to establish MA operations.

In January 2023, bet365 withdrew from consideration for a Massachusetts gambling operator’s license two months after announcing its intent to partner with Raynham Park Racetrack for entry into the state. As of writing this piece, there are no plans for a potential reapplication toward bet365’s license.

However, if the application and launch status change, we want to make sure Massachusetts bettors are informed about what bet365 has to offer. This piece will be written as though the operator was moving towards a launch, including what the signup process would look like, what features and bonuses you could expect, and what betting markets would be available to MA gamblers.

No, bet365 Sportsbook is not legal in Massachusetts. bet365 backed out of an expected launch in January 2023 and has not announced any plans to pursue entry into MA since then.

bet365 is only live and operating in Colorado, Iowa, Kentucky, New Jersey, Ohio, and Virginia.

How will you be able to join bet365 Sportsbook in MA and claim their promo?

Screenshot of Bet365 Massachusetts homepage

Should bet365 be granted an MA license and set up operations in the commonwealth, you’ll be able to join the sportsbook in about 10 minutes' time and claim the welcome promo shortly thereafter. Here’s what the registration process will look like.

  1. Access the registration form: Once bet365 is live in Massachusetts, we will set up a link at the top of this page where you’ll be able to access the signup form. We will also list any required promo code to claim the welcome bonus.
  2. Enter your identifying info: After you’ve opened the form in a new tab, you’ll need to fill in a few text fields to provide your legal first and last name, date of birth, the last four digits of your Social Security number, and your street address (no P.O. boxes). This data will be used to verify your identity and make sure your winnings are credited to the correct person.
  3. Set up your account credentials: Next, you’ll need to decide on a username to use when logging into your account, as well as an email address and password.
  4. Choose your limits: During account creation, you can decide on financial limits and time limits to use while making your wagers. You aren’t required to impose a limit and can choose “No Limit” from a dropdown menu, but choosing either (or both) limit options can help reinforce responsible gambling practices.
  5. Agree to the terms and make a deposit: Finally, you must agree to the terms of service and privacy policy. You’ll also need to check a box verifying that the information you’re submitting is correct and complete. When you’ve finished all those steps and clicked “Submit” on your registration, you’ll be able to log in and make a deposit with the method of your choice.

Possible bonuses on bet365 Sportsbook Massachusetts

Screenshot of Bet365 Massachusetts Sport section

Bonuses are one of the main ways sportsbooks keep their players coming back for more betting action and encourage new players to register with the platform. If the operator decides on a new effort to launch in MA, here are some of the possible MA sports betting bonuses you’ll likely be able to find on bet365 Massachusetts.

  • Second chance bets: Second chance bets are most often seen as part of a welcome bonus, but they can sometimes be available to returning players, perhaps as the first bet of the season for a given sport. Second chance bets award bonus bets in the amount of your initial wager if the qualifying bet did not win.
  • Welcome bonuses: bet365’s active welcome bonus (also called a “sign-up bonus” or “registration bonus”) awards the player $150 in bonus bets after a $5 first bet. However, bet365 will change its welcome bonus throughout the year, so you may see second-chance bets, deposit matches, or other bet credits included as part of the offer.
  • Odds and profit boosts: While profit boosts are a somewhat newer concept, they function in a similar manner to an odds boost. Both bonuses are designed to increase returns on a winning wager. The difference is that odds boosts are applied when you place your wager, and profit boosts are calculated after a winning bet is settled. Odds boosts typically count towards wager types like parlays or on underdogs, while profit boots are usually more limited in a potential payout by including odds limits and capping the amount you can wager through the offer.

What kind of welcome promo will bet365 offer when they go live in Massachusetts?

bet365 does not have active plans to go live in Massachusetts. However, if that status changes, we can speculate based on the available others in other states where the bookie has already launched.

The likeliest option is a “Bet and Get” deal, such as bet $5 and get $150 in bonus bets. However, the welcome promo could also be a deposit match, second chance bet, or another variation of bet credit.

bet365 MA’s possible banking options

Based on what we’ve seen bet365 offer in other states of operation, we can expect the following possible banking options available on bet365 MA.

  • Debit cards: Debit cards are a convenient way to fund your sports betting account, but credit cards aren’t permitted as a deposit option under Massachusetts law. If you’ve got a Visa or Mastercard debit card, you’ll not only be able to use it to make a deposit but also you’ll be able to withdraw your winnings directly to your debit card when cashing out.
  • Online banking: bet365 uses Trustly to securely manage all online banking-related transactions. This means you can directly link your bank account with your sports betting account and thus get faster access to your winnings for withdrawals and instantaneous deposits.
  • PayPal: While we hope by the time bet365 launches in Massachusetts more e-wallet options like Google Pay, Apple Pay, and Venmo will be available on the platform, we can count on PayPal to be available. PayPal won’t charge you for transactions on your sportsbook account, though there may be fees associated with moving money from PayPal to your bank account.

Expected bet types on bet365 Sportsbook MA

After bet365 Sportsbook launches in MA, you’ll be able to access many different wager types. Some are very straightforward while others can be a bit more complex, but all will be entertaining and hopefully profitable! Here are some of the expected bet types you’ll be able to play.

  • Spread bets: Spread bets are wagers on the final score of a sporting event where you must anticipate the margin of victory before placing your stake. This handicaps the game to make the betting action a bit closer to even than on the moneyline alone (where you’d only wager on the outright winner). For example, if the New England Patriots were 5.5-point favorites against the Buffalo Bills, a spread bet would require the Patriots to win by at least six points while a spread bet on Buffalo would pay out if the Bills won outright or lost by five points or fewer.
  • Prop bets: Short for “proposition bets,” prop bets are betting markets that aren’t tied to the final score of a game. For example, prop bets could include which Red Sox hitter will hit a home run, how many shots on goal the Bruins make in the game, or the combined points+rebounds+assists from the Celtics’ point guard. Because these markets don’t rely on a Boston team to win for the bets to count, they are considered props.
  • Parlays: Parlays take multiple betting outcomes, called “legs,” and combine them into a single wager. They can be tricky to hit, as the entire bet will be scored as a loss if even a single leg fails. However, because the odds are multiplied for each leg you add to the parlay, you could be in for a nice payday even if you only wager on the favorites to win.

Will you be able to bet on Massachusetts college sports with bet365?

No, you will not be able to bet on Massachusetts college sports with bet365 once the bookmaker launches its MA operations. Betting on in-state college teams and players is illegal in Massachusetts, though betting on collegiate sporting events involving teams from other states is fair game.

FAQ

Will bet365 in Massachusetts charge withdrawal fees?

No, bet365 in Massachusetts will not charge withdrawal fees after its MA launch. However, your winnings are subject to taxation, so you’ll need to be prepared for that after making a withdrawal.

Will you have to live in Massachusetts to join bet365?

No, you will not have to live in Massachusetts to join bet365. To play on any legal, licensed, and live operator in MA, you’ll only need to be physically located within the state lines. You also must be at least 21 years of age to place a wager.

How old will you have to be to bet on bet365 MA?

Once the sportsbook launches, you will have to be at least 21 years old to bet on bet365 Massachusetts. This age requirement applies to all MA sportsbooks.

What are the best alternatives to bet365 in Massachusetts?

Until bet365 launches in Massachusetts, your best alternatives would include DraftKings, FanDuel, BetMGM, and Caesars. While other licensed sportsbooks are available, we recommend these operators for their strong reputations, their reliable performance across devices, and the frequency of their promotions and bonuses to new and returning players.