Today may be the day to fire your bookie, since tomorrow the state’s three casinos will be more than happy to take your bets on most professional and some college sports.
“The Encore Boston Harbor first-ever sports bets will be taken in the WynnBET Kiosk Room at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, January 31,” a casino spokesperson wrote ahead of the long-awaited opening. “Thirty-two lucky guests will be chosen to place the historic bets. Immediately following, guests can witness Boston championship-winning athletes simultaneously place the first bets at the windows inside the WynnBET Sportsbook.”
This week, Encore will join MGMSpringfield and Plainridge Park Casino, in Plainville, in offering the state’s first — legal — in-person bets on most professional and out-of-state college sports. With the first wagers, Massachusetts will join the over half of U.S. states that license and regulate sports betting in their jurisdictions.