Which Cities in Mass. Show Most Interest in Sports Betting?

Which Cities in Mass. Show Most Interest in Sports Betting?
Fact Checked by Pat McLoone

Sports betting in Massachusetts is now legal, and plenty of interest has been shown with mobile sports betting apps, online betting sites, and retails sportsbooks.

BetMassachusetts.com looked at which cities in the Bay State have been the most interested in sports wagering in recent history. Utilizing Google searches of “sports betting” over the last 12 months, we were able to gather data from each of the Top 10 most populated cities in Massachusetts.

Cities with Most Interest in Sports Betting

Here is what we found:

RankCitySearches Per Resident
3Fall River0.25
T-6New Bedford0.19

There are three casinos with retail sportsbooks where you can place a wager: MGM Springfield (BetMGM), Encore Boston Harbor in Everett (WynnBET) and Plainridge Park Casino (Barstool Sportsbook).

For those looking to place bets on New England Patriots Super Bowl odds or other wagers, the Plainridge Park location may be the best option. 

Two of the three cities listed have retail sportsbooks right in their own backyards: Springfield (fifth), which is the farthest city from Boston on the list (91 miles, 1 hour, 38 minutes by car), has MGM Springfield. Boston (10th) has Encore Boston Harbor.

The top city, Cambridge, is the closest listed city to Boston at 6.3 miles away (17 minutes) with a population of just shy of 120,000, according to the 2020 Census. Cambridge is followed in proximity by Lynn (eighth) at 10.5 miles (41 minutes) with a population of 101,253 and Quincy (second) at 13 miles (47 minutes) with a population of 101,636.

By the way, per the 2020 Census, Boston has a population of 675,647.

Now, the whole Commonwealth has access to mobile sports betting providers to create, access and deposit in their individual accounts.

If you haven't already, be sure to try out the DraftKings Massachusetts promo code, as well as many other major operators.

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BetMassachusetts.com will continue to provide the latest Massachusetts sportsbook promos from legal sports betting operators.



Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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