Dave Portnoy Blasts Barstool Sportsbook For Late Massachusetts Launch

Written By Giovanni Shorter on March 10, 2023
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The launch of online sports betting in Massachusetts has managed to go smoothly for the most part. That is for operators that aren’t named Barstool. Due to a hiccup, Barstool Sportsbook Massachusetts was not live at 10 a.m. EST, the scheduled launch time for the new mobile market. This prompted an angry tweet from Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy, who was attempting to place a wager and could not.

Other Massachusetts Sportsbook Promos Live While Barstool Delayed

It took more than an hour following the launch of Massachusetts mobile sports betting before Barstool was able to accept wagers. Massachusetts is the birthplace of major figures in the sports betting industry. Both DraftKings and Barstool Sportsbook were founded in the Boston area.

Meanwhile, DraftKings Sportsbook, BetMGM, Caesars Sportsbook, WynnBet and FanDuel Sportsbook shelled out welcome offers with max values adding up to more than $4,000 in the Old Line State during the first hour of operations. Click the banner below to learn more about the promotions available for Massachusetts bettors. We’ve assembled the best ones here. Note that some may require you to type in a sports betting promo or bonus code during sign up. More details on these offers here.

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Best Massachusetts Sports Betting Launch Day Promos

Here are the best sportsbooks in Boston and Massachusetts that did go live at 10 a.m. These operators are all hosting great welcome offers that fans can capitalize on. These offers include bonus bets that can be used to wager on local teams or any other team. Fans can kickstart the market by betting with these offers.

DraftKings is hosting a $1,250 promo offer for newcomers.

BetMGM is offering up to $1,000 in bonus bets for its welcome offer.

Caesars Sportsbook is offering fans up to $1,500 in bonus bets with promo code LEGAL1BET.

WynnBET is hosting a Bet $100, Get $100 offer for first-time bettors in the Old Line State.

FanDuel is offering $200 in bonus bets no matter what with a $5 wager and $10 deposit.

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Giovanni Shorter is a sports enthusiast and writer with a passion for the legal and industry side of the sports betting market. Giovanni got his education from Florida State University where he honed his writing style writing narratives and short stories. He has spent his professional career covering sports and entertainment through articles and blogs and continues to look at the industry from multiple angles.

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