On Tuesday, you’ll be able to make in-person (legal) bets on most professional and out-of-state college sports. Encore in Everett will join MGMSpringfield and Plainridge Park Casino for spots to make your bets! Massachusetts will join the over half of U.S. states that license and regulate sports betting in their jurisdictions. Pretty cool.
So what will you bet on?
The State of Massachusetts accepts bets on everything from pro sports to the Oscars. Betting will be allowed on athletics, Australian rules football, badminton, baseball/softball, basketball, biathlon, billiards, bowling, bowls, bull riding/rodeo, boxing, cricket, cycling, darts, disc, floorball, football, futsal, golf, handball, field hockey, ice hockey, lacrosse, mixed martial arts, racing, netball, pesapallo, rowing, rugby league, rugby union, sailing, snooker, soccer, beach soccer, special events, swimming, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, and water polo.
Axios has a great little guide to What is a Bet and gives examples of different types of bets.
For example, a popular bet or futures bet would be betting that the Bruins will be in the Stanley Cup Finals.
A moneyline bet – It is a bet that has potentially two or three outcomes depending on the sport. When there are two players or teams listed on a moneyline bet, bettors are choosing one player or team to win.
Then there is a point spread bet – this allows you to bet on the margin of win or loss.
According to Axios – Encore lets customers bet anywhere from $10 to $1,000 on certain games. The casino places a $300 limit on players who aren’t Wynn Resorts members.
According to the Boston Herald, Encore will launch both a mobile and physical sports betting program, with the online aspect — via the WynnBET mobile app — going live in March.
For now, if you want to place a bet, you’ll need to visit, Encore, MGM Springfield or Plainridge Park Casino.
Here’s the scoop on Encore’s sports betting here!
Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Co-host of Caught Up, storyteller, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.
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