By Adam Martin | | 5 mins
FanDuel Massachusetts: What We Know About Potential Launch Date
Sports betting has been given the green light in Massachusetts. Now that Gov. Charlie Baker has signed the bill into law, the question becomes: Which betting apps will launch in the Bay State?
Massachusetts sports bettors should expect plenty of choice - up to 15 mobile licenses will be handed out (seven can be standalone, i.e. without a retail partner) - and FanDuel MA is likely to be one of the first sportsbooks to apply for a license to operate in the state once Massachusetts sports betting gets an official launch date.
Who decides which Massachusetts betting apps get a license? The Massachusetts Gaming Commission. As many as 225 new rules will have to be enacted to regulate sports betting in the Bay State and the approval process usually takes two to three months. The overall regulatory process will likely take between three and six months. That means online sports betting in Massachusetts will likely launch in early 2023.
FanDuel was originally a daily fantasy sports operator, but in 2018 it merged with Paddy Power Betfair (now known as Flutter Entertainment) to launch an online sportsbook in the United States. In the past four years, FanDuel Sportsbook has become one of the premier betting apps in the United States.
Let's take a look at how FanDuel Sportsbook typically operates and what Massachusetts bettors should expect should it go live in the state.
How To Bet At FanDuel Massachusetts
When sports betting officially goes live in Massachusetts, it will be easy to sign up for a FanDuel Massachusetts account, assuming of course it receives a license to operate. FanDuel is one of the best sports betting sites in the US and considering the size of the Massachusetts market (over 7 million residents), it seems likely FanDuel will seek its slice of the pie.
Here's how it typically works to sign up for a FanDuel account:
- Find the FanDuel betting app via the Apple App Store for iOS users or the Google Play Store for Android users
- Download the FanDuel MA app and install it on your mobile device
- Hit register for a new sportsbook account
- Make your first deposit of at least $10
- Receive a No Sweat First Bet for up to $1,000 (this is FanDuel's current national offer, any FanDuel MA promo code may follow this promotion or offer something different)
The No Sweat First Bet essentially acts as a risk-free first bet with FanDuel. New users just make their first bet with FanDuel, and if it wins, you get your stake back plus your winnings.
But if your first bet loses, you don’t have anything to worry about because you get back an equivalent free bet worth up to $1,000 (the final value will match the value of your losing wager). You then have up to 14 days to use your site credits at FanDuel before the free bets expire from your account.
While we don't know exactly what FanDuel's offer in Massachusetts will be at this stage, keep tabs on our Massachusetts promo codes page for the latest information ahead of launch day.
Once signed up, you'll be on your way to wagering on your favorite MA sports teams in no time. Whether it’s the Boston Red Sox, the Boston Celtics, the Boston Bruins, or the New England Patriots, there will be plenty of local teams to wager on.
FanDuel features easy banking and plenty of deposit and withdrawal options, and it would do the same in Massachusetts. Its minimum deposit is only $10 and potential banking methods offered may include credit/debit cards, PayPal, Venmo, online banking, and check. In addition to the prospective FanDuel MA promo code for new users, FanDuel Massachusetts could also offer the ability to make same-game parlays and cash-out features, as well as a number of daily odds boosts.
It is unknown at this time if FanDuel Massachusetts will have a retail partner in the state, but there is certainly an opportunity for that to happen.
Will There Be A FanDuel Promo Code?
When or if FanDuel Massachusetts goes live, you will have to sign up for a new sportsbook account in order to claim the FanDuel Massachusetts promo code. Based on previous experience in other states, there will be no actual promo code to enter. Just sign up by clicking the green “Bet Now” button below in order to join and get started betting with one of the best sportsbooks in the country.
We are anticipating FanDuel Massachusetts will offer new customers a No Sweat First Bet as a welcome offer in Massachusetts. This will likely consist of a risk-free first bet worth up to $1,000, which is what FanDuel currently offers in other states.
How does it work? Let’s say you bet $1,000 on the Red Sox to beat the New York Yankees at -110 odds. If the Red Sox win, you’ll get $1,909.09 into your account (your $1,000 stake back plus winnings of $909.09). But if the Red Sox lose, you’ll get back a free bet worth $1,000 to try again.
This No Sweat First Bet deal is a good one, so check back closer to launch day in Massachusetts to find out the latest information on the prospective FanDuel Massachusetts promo code.