Learn About WynnBET Boston
The WynnBET Sportsbook at Encore Boston Harbor offers the only retail sportsbook experience in the immediate Boston area. The retail sportsbook opened on January 31, 2023 as retail sports betting launched in Massachusetts.
The sports betting facility is actually located in Everett, Massachusetts, along the Mystic River, and a quick 3-mile drive from downtown Boston. Housed inside the mighty Encore Boston Harbor and operated by Wynn Resorts, the sportsbook is the primary choice of in-person sports betting for the 4+ million residents of the Greater Boston area.
WynnBET Boston was one of three sports betting options until March 10, 2023, when Massachusetts sports betting apps went live, including Wynn's online brand WynnBET, which is partnered with Encore.
Can You Bet On Sports in Boston?
Yes, you can bet on sports in Boston at the WynnBET Sportsbook at Encore Boston Harbor. The sportsbook offers plenty of retail betting options including sports betting windows and betting kiosks located throughout both the sportsbook and casino floor. And Massachusetts bettors will be able to enjoy the same lines and odds that are offered by the WynnBET Massachusetts online sportsbook.
In fact, WynnBET Boston offers the largest array of sports betting windows, kiosks and TVs among all retail sportsbooks in Massachusetts - that is until the Caesars Sportsbook opens at Raynham Park.
Sports Betting Kiosks at Encore Boston Harbor
There are 118 sports betting kiosks located at Encore Boston Harbor. The kiosks can be accessed in the WynnBET Boston sportsbook and throughout the Encore casino floor. Included are "express" sports betting kiosks located on the first floor of the self-service parking garage, providing customers quick access to 20 kiosks. Bettors that use the express sportsbook can enjoy special 15-minute parking spaces in the parking garage.
The sports betting kiosks are available 24/7, meaning you can place a bet at all hours of the day, any day of the week, even if the sportsbook is closed.
Sports Betting Windows at WynnBET Boston
The WynnBET Boston sportsbook offers 8 sports betting windows, located within the sportsbook itself. The betting windows offer live tellers and are available during the sportsbook hours of operation (9 a.m. - midnight).
Watching Sports at WynnBET Boston
Most sports bettors enjoy the thrill of watching sports while surrounded by other bettors. You can do just that at WynnBET Boston. The sportsbook features more than 70 TVs and a 10-foot high, 123-foot long video wall - plenty of screens for bettors to watch their favorite sport.
Additionally, the Encore Boston sportsbook has seating for more than 130 people comprised of lounge tables, communal tables, banquet tables and cocktail tables; plus tons more room for standing. There is even VIP seating available in the form of cocktail tables and recliners.
Restaurants/Bars at Encore Boston Harbor Sportsbook
If you're looking for food or a drink at the Encore sportsbook, there are a few options that could appease your appetite or quench your thirst. The WynnBET Boston sportsbook offers food options in the form of Shake Shack and Frank & Nick's.
At Shake Shack, you can find angus beef burgers, chicken, crinkle-cut fries, frozen custard, shakes and craft beer and wine. Italian restaurant Frank & Nick's offers a selection of artisanal paninis and subs including meatball, eggplant and chicken parmigiana, brick oven pizzas, salads and a variety of coffees and desserts.
The WynnBET Boston sports bar itself offers a generous selection of craft cocktails, bottle and canned beer and wine.
There are plenty of food and drink options at the sportsbook, so come hungry!
Can You Claim Sports Betting Promos at Encore Boston Harbor?
Yes, you can claim Massachusetts sports betting promos at Encore Boston Harbor when they are available for in-person betting. In the case of these promos, winners are eligible for free play, cash or tickets to games hosted by local professional sports teams like the New England Patriots, Boston Celtics, Boston Red Sox or Boston Bruins. The WynnBET Boston sportsbook will sometimes offer promos and bonuses during sporting events such as the Super Bowl, March Madness NCAA Tournament, the Masters or NBA and NHL Finals.
The most recent promotion offered at Encore's sportsbook was the Big Game Giveaway in which bettors earned entries for the chance at free bets, cash or tickets to a 2023-2024 Patriots home game. All Wynn Rewards members are typically available for a complimentary entry.
Now, you'll need to make the trek to Everett, Massachusetts to claim those sorts of promos at Encore. But if you're more of a fan of betting from home, check out the BetMGM Massachusetts promo code.
Bet Types at WynnBET Boston
All of the standard sports bets that you can find at most sportsbooks are also available at the WynnBET Boston sportsbook. When you arrive at the sports bettin facility, you'll be able to place the following wagers (and more):
This is the most basic kind of wager, where a straight bet is placed on the winner of an event. Odds are listed with a plus sign (underdog) or minus sign (favorite). If the Patriots are at +120, they're slight underdogs, and a $100 bet on them would return a profit of $120.
Point Spread Betting
When using this kind of bet, you wager on the margin of victory, rather than just on the winner of the game. For example, if you bet on the Boston Red Sox at -1.5, the Sox has to win by 2 runs or more for the bet to win. On the other hand, if you're betting on the underdog, your team can still "cover" the spread and lose the game.
Futures bets are long-term wagers, on things like the winner of the final season event or championship. An early-season bet on the Patriots to win the Super Bowl, however ill-advised, is a futures bet.
Totals or Over/Under Betting
This kind of bet is a wager on whether the combined points/goals total for an event is over or under the points line defined by the sportsbook. For instance, there might be a line of 5.5 for a game between the Boston Bruins and the New York Rangers, so you have to bet on whether you think there will be 5 goals or fewer (under) or 6 goals or more (over).
Parlay bets are a combination of two or more wagers where both outcomes must be correct for the bet to pay out money. There are plenty of parlay bets that you can make at WynnBET Boston, the possibilities can be endless!
These are often considered "fun" bets since you can place a wager on a specific event, rather than on the outcome of the game overall. For instance, bettors can wager on a certain Patriots player's passing yards.
Encore Boston Harbor Casino
If you want to take a break from sports betting at Encore Boston Harbor, the property also offers an ample number of casino games and other forms of entertainment. It's tough to find a better suited entertainment destination in the Greater Boston area given owner Wynn Resorts' dedication to bringing the highest-quality experience to its properties, including Wynn and Encore Las Vegas.
Encore Boston Harbor Slots
If you're a fan of slot machines, you'll find plenty of options at Encore Boston Harbor. In fact, the casino offers more than 2,700 slots throughout the gaming floor from video slots to reel slots.
Gamblers will find tons of the exciting slots from brands including Monopoly, Wheel of Fortune, Buffalo, 88 Fortunes, Dancing Drums and Jin Ji Bao Xi.
Encore Boston Harbor Table Games
If table games are more your speed, Encore offers all of the games that you know and love. With more than 200 tables, the Encore casino features blackjack, roulette, craps, baccarat, pai gow and more. And each table game has a phone charger built in and offers complimentary beverage services. There's even an second floor gaming terrace where table games are spread out comfortably and surrounded by big-screen TVs.
For VIPs, Encore doesn't miss. The casino offers six private gambling salons on the terrace level - four of which are balcony views overlooking the main casino floor. Each salon features two tables hosted by top dealers, and those tables are also attended by Encore's staff of butlers, offering the highest caliber of personalized service.
Encore Boston Harbor Poker
Poker players will be happy to know that poker at Encore is top in Massachusetts. Featuring 24 poker tables, Encore's poker room is open 24/7 and is serviced by experienced dealers and hosts, so playing poker comes with a top-notch experience.
Each table includes a shuffler, phone chargers and free Wi-Fi, allowing players to focus on games in comfort and style. To make things even better, the room is surrounded by 24 large-screen TVs.
Encore Boston Harbor Hotel
If you're looking to stay overnight in the Greater Boston area, you won't find a better lodging option than the five star Boston Encore hotel. Each of the 670-plus hotel rooms and suites is designed for a serene and stylish retreat including top-notch room service and floor to ceiling windows, and that's not just tower suites but for the entire resort.
The beautiful rooms range from a 650 square foot room to a 3,350 square foot room, with most offering a breathtaking harbor view. Check out the signature harbor suite for a great view of the Boston waterfront itself.
Book a hotel room today, check in and discover why Wynn Resorts holds more Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Awards than any other independent hotel company globally.
For booking information you can visit the Encore hotel website.
Encore Boston Harbor Restaurants
Those searching for a great dining experience in Boston need to look no further than Encore. There are tons of offerings including from Rare Steakhouse, Red 8 and Garden Cafe. Encore customers will find all there is to offer here.
Encore Boston Harbor Amenities
There are plenty amenities at Encore Massachusetts if you want other things to do aside from gambling. The spa, salon and fitness center and just a few of the many amenities offered by the casino.
Additionally, anyone staying at the hotel can order room service for in-room dining instead of hitting up the several restaurants like Rare Steakhouse, Red 8 or Garden Cafe.
For shopping, Boston Encore also offers the Wynn Collection, Wynn Gifts, Wynn Sports and Watches of Switzerland, to name a few. This resort provides of options for shoppers of all kinds.
For those looking to explore Boston itself, Encore offers a free water taxi. The casino's luxury motor yacht departs day and night from Long Wharf North. Climb aboard to visit everything that Boston has to offer, including sporting events, Boston restaurants and more.
Encore Boston Harbor Parking
If you need to park at Encore Boston Harbor, you'll find that the casino offers plenty of options. For self-parking, your first hour is free. From there, it's $7 for one to two hours, $12 for two to four hours, $15 for four to 24 hours and $15 for each additional 24 hours.
For registered hotel customers, your parking will be complimentary, whether that be for self-parking or valet. And that's good for the length of the hotel stay.
Encore Boston Harbor Valet Parking
Guests who wish to use valet parking at Encore Boston Harbor will be happy to know that valet is available to all Encore customers.
The first two hours of parking with valet costs $18 while two to four hours costs $22, four to 24 hours costs $27 and then each additional 24 hours costs another $27.
Encore Boston Harbor Partner
Encore Boston Harbor is a partner of the Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, Boston Bruins, Boston Celtics, and New England Revolution.
As part of the partnerships, Encore offers a free shuttle bus service to Encore from the teams' sports stadiums like Fenway Park, game tickets and overnight stay packages and team-related events held at the casino.
Wynn Rewards Program
If you want to earn rewards points while gambling at Encore Boston Harbor, betting at the WynnBET Boston retail sportsbook, on the WynnBET Massachusetts app or playing at any other Wynn property like Wynn Las Vegas or Las Vegas Encore, you'll want to sign up for the Wynn Rewards loyalty program.
With Wynn Rewards, you'll be eligible for tier credits, free slot play, comps and special benefits. Rewards members earn points based on playing slots, table games, video poker, betting on sports or spending money any other way at Wynn Resorts properties.
And as is with every rewards program, the more tier points you earn, the more benefits you'll enjoy.
Responsible Gambling at Encore Boston Harbor
While gambling is enjoyable, it's important to consider the harmful effects that it can bring. To assist with that, there is responsible gambling information available on how to recognize and prevent problem gambling. There is also information about how to self-limit, including cooling-off periods and spending limits.
Anyone struggling with problem gambling can call the Massachusetts Problem Gambling Hotline at 1-800-327-5050, visit the GameSense website or place themselves on a state self-exclusion list.
Encore Boston Harbor Sportsbook Massachusetts FAQs
Yes, you can bet on sports at the WynnBET Sportsbook at Encore Boston Harbor. The sportsbook offers 8 betting windows and 118 sports betting kiosks placed throughout the casino. Retail sports betting at Encore went live on January 31, 2023.
Yes, you can still bet on sports at Encore Boston Harbor even if the sportsbook is closed. Sports betting kiosks at Encore Boston are open and taking bets 24/7 while the WynnBET sportsbook is only open from 9 a.m. to midnight.
You can cash a winning sports bet at the sportsbook or the main casino floor cage at Encore. You'll only be able to redeem winning tickets at the sportsbook from 9 a.m. to midnight. Outside of those hours, you'll need to go to the casino cage.
The age requirement to enter the casino floor at Encore Boston Harbor is 21 years old. That age requirement complies with state law that bans anyone under the age of 21 from gambling. However, those under the age of 21 can explore other parts of the property.
The WynnBET Boston sportsbook only accepts cash as forms of payment for sports bets. ATMs are located in the casino for those in need of withdrawing cash. Bets cannot be paid for with chips, credit card, Venmo or other forms of payment that online sportsbooks enjoy.
Yes and no. There is free parking for the first hour, after that you'll be charged $7 for one to two hours, $12 for two to four hours, $15 for four to 24 hours and $15 for each additional 24 hours. Registered hotel guests receive free parking for the length of their stay.
Yes, Encore Boston Harbor has a valet. Parking with valet is available to all guests, costing $18 for up to two hours, $22 for two to four hours, $27 for four to 24 hours and $27 for each additional 24 hours.
Blake Weishaar is a commercial editor and fact-checker for BetMassachusetts.com. He has nearly a decade of experience in the gambling industry as a writer and editor at Fantini Research and Eilers & Krejcik Gaming. He is committed to making sure readers have the most up-to-date and correct information about Massachusetts betting regulations and information.