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What is the ESPN BET Massachusetts promo?

The ESPN BET Massachusetts sportsbook promo is a 200% deposit match for new players on their first deposit, up to $500 in Eligible Cashback. Example: After creating an account on ESPN BET's website, make a first deposit. This deposit will be matched 200%, up to $500, in the form of Eligible Cashback, which converts to withdrawable cash by placing eligible cash wagers.

ESPN Bet MA bonus

Sign-up bonus: 200% Deposit Match Up To $500
Promo code: No code needed
Minimum deposit: $10
Last updated: June 2024

Sportsbook overview

Sportsbook: ESPN Bet
Legal in Massachusetts: Yes
Partner in Massachusetts: N/A
Payment methods:

ESPN Bet is one of the newest sportsbooks to roll out in Massachusetts, replacing the former Barstool Sportsbook platform. Parent company PENN Entertainment had been running into legal issues getting the Barstool platform launched and live in states where it held a gambling operator’s license and sold the Barstool company back to its original founder Dave Portnoy.

After the Barstool sale, PENN announced a 10-year, $2B deal with ESPN to launch “ESPN Bet,” a state-of-the-art gaming platform has been integrated into existing ESPN print, online, and on-air products. PENN has made a major effort to provide exclusive content from ESPN’s on-air talent, which is helping to spur sportsbook registrations.

How can I open an account at ESPN Bet in Massachusetts and claim the bonus?

Opening an account at ESPN Bet in Massachusetts won’t take you very long; the process shouldn't take you more than about five minutes to complete. You'll also be able to claim the Massachusetts sportsbook promo directly after you've finished registration.

Here’s how you can sign up today.

  1. Visit the ESPN BET MA website and navigate to the registration page.
  2. Complete the registration process by providing all necessary information and agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.
  3. Log into your new ESPN BET account.
  4. Make your first deposit into your account within the promotion period from May 27, 2024, to June 30, 2024.
  5. Receive a 200% match on your deposit, up to $500, in Eligible Cashback automatically added to your account.
  6. Use your Eligible Cashback within 30 days after receipt by placing wagers on eligible games, following the cashback rate and other specified requirements.

How long will it take for the ESPN Bet bonus to be credited?

Eligible Cashback is added automatically to a player's account right after they make their first-time deposit, as part of the ESPN BET MA bonus. 

However, if there's any delay in receiving this credit, players should not hesitate to contact customer support for assistance. The support team can be reached via email at [email protected] for any questions or concerns regarding the promotion or the crediting process.

How do I troubleshoot if the ESPN Bet Massachusetts bonus is not working?

When encountering issues with the ESPN BET MA bonus not working, there are several troubleshooting steps and considerations to keep in mind. First, verify that you meet all eligibility criteria specified in the offer, such as being a new user in MA and making your first time deposit within the promotional period. 

Ensure that you have correctly registered and have not previously had an account with ESPN BET. Double-check that your first deposit was made successfully and aligns with the terms of the promotion, remembering that the bonus should apply automatically without the need for an opt-in. 

Should these steps not resolve the issue, reaching out to customer support is highly advisable. Contact them via the support email provided, detailing your issue, the steps you’ve already taken, and any relevant information regarding your account and deposit. Customer support can provide personalized assistance, clarify any misunderstandings, and if necessary, escalate the issue to ensure the bonus is correctly applied to your account.

Yes, ESPN Bet Sportsbook is legal in MA. ESPN Bet launched on November 14, 2023, rolling out in all states where PENN Entertainment was authorized to operate.

What are the leading features of ESPN Bet Sportsbook Massachusetts?

Here are some of the leading features of ESPN BET Sportsbook that are available to players in Massachusetts.

  • Exclusive content from ESPN talent: You've probably already seen ESPN Bet's commercials with SportsCenter host Scott van Pelt where he is receiving notifications from ESPN and ESPN Bet. Fellow anchor Elle Duncan has also been heavily featured in the campaign. ESPN rebranded its “Daily Wager” show to become “ESPN Bet Live,” and there are other ways ESPN Bet has been integrated into the ESPN website and fantasy apps.
  • Live/In-play betting markets: PENN has an array of 18 different sports for users to access, many of which carry live betting markets. In-play lines are updated frequently and can be a fantastic way to pounce on betting value.
  • Early cashout: Early cashout is an excellent option for bettors to collect some of their winnings, or cut potential losses, before the end of a sporting event. Especially for live wagers, this is a great way to help control the overall risk of your bet.

What types of bets are offered on ESPN Bet Sportsbook?

ESPN Bet offers many types of bets on its sportsbook platform, ranging from straightforward to intricate. Here are some of the most popular options you can make.

  • Moneyline: In simplest terms, moneyline wagers are when you pick the winner of the game with no consideration for the type of win or margin of victory. Moneyline bets tend to have much steeper odds for betting favorites and longer odds for underdogs.
  • Spread bets: Spread bets are a variation of moneyline wagering; you’re still picking the “winner,” but the spread acts as a handicap on the betting line by spotting the underdog extra points to get betting action to roughly a 50-50 split on both sides. For example, if the New England Patriots were hosting the New York Jets, you may see a line that reads “New England Patriots -3.5.” For a spread bet on New England to win, the Patriots would need to win AND beat the Jets by four points or more. Conversely, a wager on the underdog Jets would pay out if New York won outright or lost by three points or fewer.
  • Parlays: Parlays are wagers that usually combine somewhere between 2-10 betting outcomes (called “legs”) and roll them into a single bet. The odds are multiplied for each leg added to the wager, which can mean large paydays even on relatively small initial stakes. However, if one leg or more of the parlay doesn’t hit, the entire bet is a loss.

Leading sports leagues you can bet on using ESPN Bet Massachusetts

ESPN brands itself as “The Worldwide Leader in Sports,” and as such, you'll find a broad selection of available betting markets on the ESPN Bet platform. Here are some of the leading sports leagues among ESPN Bet Massachusetts users.

  • NFL: No matter what state you’re betting in, the NFL is virtually guaranteed to see the highest betting handle and the greatest volume of unique wagers. Historically, the New England Patriots have been a solid team to back at the sportsbooks, though recent seasons after two decades of dominance have led to the need for some retooling of the roster. Perhaps 2024 first round pick Drake Maye can revitalize the offense?
  • NBA: After the NFL, the NBA is typically the second-most bet on North American league among U.S. bettors. Locally, the Boston Celtics are one of the most successful, iconic franchises in league history, tied with the Los Angeles Lakers for the most championships (17) in NBA history.
  • NHL: NHL betting tends to lag a bit behind the other leagues in betting popularity, but we think the NHL’s partnership with ESPN and ESPN+ to cover nearly every game, every night throughout the season will lead to a natural partnership with the ESPN Bet platform.

The ESPN Bet betting app in Massachusetts

Betting apps are the go-to option for most sports bettors because they are easy to use and convenient to play from anywhere in the state. Studies suggest more than 60% of all U.S. sports wagers are placed through mobile betting applications.

ESPN Bet has released its Massachusetts sports betting app to also be accessible in the 16 other states where PENN Entertainment holds an operating license. The app holds a 4.8/5 rating in the Apple App Store and a 4.3/5 score in the Google Play Store.

How to download the ESPN Bet app on iOS

You can find the ESPN Bet app in the App Store and download it today! Here's how to install it on your iOS device.

  1. Open the App Store on your iOS device and make sure you’re logged in.
  2. Search for “ESPN Bet” and scroll until you find the correct app.
  3. After you’ve found the app, press “Get” then “Install.”

After you’ve downloaded the app, be sure to claim the welcome bonus when creating your new ESPN Bet account, or log in with your existing account ID and password.

How to download the ESPN Bet app on Android

Android users are sure to love the ESPN BET app. You can download it by following these steps.

  1. Log into the Google Play Store on your Android device.
  2. Search for “ESPN Bet” and locate the correct app.
  3. Press “Install” and let the download run.

Once the app is fully downloaded, you can log in with the credentials you created when registering your ESPN Bet account. Alternatively, you could sign up for a new account and claim the welcome bonus if you haven’t already done so.

Can I bet on Massachusetts college sports with ESPN Bet?

No, you cannot bet on Massachusetts college sports with ESPN Bet. Wagering on games and events that feature MA-based collegiate programs is prohibited under state law; however, you can bet on any NCAA Division I event that does not include Massachusetts teams.

ESPN Bet Sportsbook Massachusetts payment options

Here is a full list of the ESPN Bet Sportsbook Massachusetts payment options.

Banking methods include:

  • Debit cards
  • E-check/ACH
  • ESPN Bet prepaid gift card
  • Online Banking
  • PayPal
  • Skrill
  • Venmo
  • Wire transfer

Customer support at ESPN Bet Sportsbook MA

Email support is your best bet for customer support at ESPN Bet Sportsbook MA; you can reach the service team by sending a message to [email protected]. The 24/7 chat is also a new feature that was added following the platform rollout.

Additionally, you can try calling for support at 1-844-953-2121. The FAQ pages are a bit scattered, but they may be able to point you in the right direction.

Contact ESPN Bet customer support:

  • Phone: 1-844-953-2121
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Chat: Yes, available 24/7
  • Twitter/X: @ESPNBETSupport


When did ESPN Bet launch in Massachusetts?

ESPN Bet launched in Massachusetts on Nov. 14, 2023. PENN was also able to go live in Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia on that same day.

Do you have to live in MA to wager on ESPN Bet?

No, you do not have to live in MA to wager on ESPN Bet. You can place a wager through the ESPN Bet platform as long as you are at least 21 years old and physically located in Massachusetts, or in another state where ESPN Bet is licensed and operating.

What is the minimum deposit at ESPN Bet in Massachusetts?

The minimum deposit at ESPN Bet in Massachusetts is $10. This is in line with what other MA operators require.

Does ESPN Bet in Massachusetts charge fees to withdraw?

No, ESPN Bet in Massachusetts does not charge fees to withdraw your winnings. However, your winnings are still subject to tax under MA state law.

Does ESPN Bet have any retail betting locations in MA?

ESPN Bet does not have any retail betting locations in MA at the time it launches. However, PENN Entertainment planned to launch a Barstool facility at the Plainridge Park Casino, so it could choose to pursue that option under the new branding.