About Plainridge Park Sportsbook
The sportsbook at Plainridge Park Casino is the only retail sportsbook in Plainville, Massachusetts and the greater Southeastern Massachusetts region. The retail sportsbook went live as a temporary facility on January 31, 2023, the first day that retail sports betting launched in Massachusetts. A permanent book will open sometime at a later date.
As it currently stands, Plainridge Park Casino is renovating the former Flutie's Sports Pub into The Sportsbook at Plainridge. The sportsbook, which could eventually be branded as ESPN Bet, will include four betting windows and 14 self-service kiosks.
The sportsbook at Plainridge Park Casino was the only sportsbook that PENN Entertainment customers could bet with their favorite brand in Massachusetts. That was until March 10, 2023 when Massachusetts betting apps and sites went live.
The Sportsbook at Plainridge
Will Plainridge Park have an ESPN Bet Sportsbook?
Yes, it's assumed that Plainridge Park Casino will have an ESPN Bet sportsbook Massachusetts.
Plainridge Park owner PENN Entertainment has entered into an agreement with ESPN to launch the ESPN Bet sportsbook. Whether that includes a retail sportsbook at Plainridge Park Casino is yet to be seen, though PENN did say that it was rebranding all of its existing sportsbooks to the ESPN Bet brand later this year.
What to Expect from the ESPN Bet Retail Sportsbook
The ESPN Bet retail sportsbook at Plainridge Park Casino isn't a guarantee, but it's expected that PENN Entertainment could rebrand the sportsbook with the ESPN brand, just as it did with Barstool. According to a recent amendment with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, PENN plans to convert the Flutie's Sports Pub into The Sportsbook at Plainridge with 14 sports betting kiosks, 4 betting windows, and seating for 187.
Can You Sports Bet in Plainville, Massachusetts?
Yes, you can bet on sports in Plainville, Massachusetts at the sportsbook at Plainridge Park Casino. The retail sports betting facility offers plenty of sports betting options and an entertaining experience that Barstool always provides.
The temporary sportsbook that currently operates at Plainridge Park Casino offers 18 betting kiosks, five betting windows and several TVs for bettors.
The permanent sportsbook, set to open later this year, will offer 20 kiosks, five betting windows and over 20 TVs to watch sports.
Sports Betting Kiosks at Plainridge Park Sportsbook
Plainridge Park Casino currently offers 18 sports betting kiosks located at the temporary sportsbook. That number will grow to 20 kiosks once the permanent sportsbook is open.
Sports betting kiosks allow bettors to quickly and conveniently place bets at Plainridge Park Casino. The kiosks, which are available 24/7, can accept cash, winning tickets and vouchers and grant complete access to all sports bets.
Sports Betting Windows at Plainridge Park Sportsbook
The Plainridge Park Casino sportsbook offers 5 sports betting windows located within the temporary sportsbook itself. That will remain as 5 betting windows when the permanent sportsbook opens.
The sports betting windows feature live tellers to assist you with placing bets. The windows are only available during the sportsbook's hours of operation (10 a.m. – 10 p.m.) That is a similar timeframe to other retail sportsbooks in the state like the Encore Boston Harbor sportsbook.
Watching Sports at Plainridge Park Sportsbook
PENN Entertainment prides itself on providing a top-tier sports viewing experience at its retail sportsbooks, and the same goes for Plainridge Park Sportsbook.
The permanent sports betting facility, which should open soon, will offer a sports bar-like atmosphere with 20 TVs, plenty of seating and several of the newest slot machines.
Restaurants/Bars at Plainridge Park Sportsbook
When the permanent sportsbook at Plainridge Park Casino opens, you'll have sports betting and food at the same place! In fact, PENN Entertainment is transforming the existing Flutie's Sports Pub into a sports betting facility. Named after New England football legend Doug Flutie, you'll be able to watch your favorite teams play and also bet on sports come the summer.
The current Flutie's Sports Pub menu, despite being closed, offers plenty of bar food - soup, salad, sandwiches, wings, beer, wine and specialty cocktails at Plainridge Park Casino.
Can You Claim Sports Betting Promos at Plainridge Park?
As of now, it is uncertain if Plainridge Park Casino offers ongoing promotions, and if and when they are available for retail sports betting. You will have to visit the official sportsbook website or contact them to get confirmation.
While it's uncommon with retail sportsbooks, most apps and sites offer promos, where winners can redeem free play, cash or tickets to local professional sports games like the New England Patriots, Boston Celtics, Boston Red Sox or Boston Bruins. Most of these sports betting promos can be expected around the nonstop thrill of large-scale sporting events like the Super Bowl, March Madness NCAA Tournament, the Masters or NBA and NHL Finals.
To take advantage of these types of promotions, you'll need to be at the sportsbook at Plainridge Park Casino in person. However, if you're looking for additional promos, you can check out our exclusive BetMGM bonus code Massachusetts bettors can claim.
Until we have information regarding potential sports betting promos at Plainridge Park Casino, you can check out promotions like the one listed below.
Bet Types at Plainridge Park Sportsbook
All of the standard sports bets that you can find at most sportsbooks are also available at Plainridge Park Sportsbook. When you arrive at the sportsbook at Plainridge Park Casino, you'll be able to place the following wagers among others:
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 (traditional favorites). If the New England Patriots are at +120, they're slight underdogs, and a $100 bet on them would return a profit of $120.
- Point Spreads
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 New England Patriots to win the Super Bowl, however ill-advised, is a futures bet.
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 the sportsbook at Plainridge Park Casino, so the possibilities can be endless!
- Prop Bets
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 New England Patriots player's passing yards.
Plainridge Park Casino
If you want to try your hand at gambling while at Plainridge Park Casino, you'll have plenty of options at the casino, including some of the newest games. Plainridge Park Casino is the only casino in Southeastern Massachusetts where you can gamble, though expect a healthy helping of slot machines with cutting edge technology, but no table games.
Plainridge Park Casino Slot Machines
Plainridge Park Casino offers more than 1,200 slot machines on its gaming floor, including some of the newest in the space, billing itself as the only Massachusetts casino offering reel, digital and progressive slot machines.
And you'll have a range of choices for incredibly exciting slot machines at Plainridge Park Casino, from penny machines to denominations ranging to over $100 and all the newest games available to gamblers utilizing the latest cutting edge technology.
Additionally, Plainridge Park Casino offers a high limit gaming area with the newest games offered on slot machines, with spins ranging from 25 cents to $100.
Plainridge Park Casino Table Games
Plainridge Park Casino does not offer table games as it holds the sole slot machines-only parlor (Category 2) gaming license in Massachusetts. While the casino does not offer live table games, there are several electronic table games in operation throughout the gaming floor, and those include all the newest games available in the space.
And while it's not the real deal, electronic table games can still prove incredibly exciting for fans of table games. Plainridge Park Casino electronic table games include some of the newest games in blackjack, craps, roulette and more.
Plainridge Park Racing
Plainridge Park Casino has plenty of horse racing action for Massachusetts racing fans. As one of three Massachusetts horse racing tracks, Plainridge Park Casino is among traditional favorites for avid watchers and wagerers of racing.
You'll find a live harness racing track at Plainridge Park Casino running from April through November. And the track's live harness racing calendar is the perfect tool to help you plan your visit and ensure you don't miss any of the heart-pumping action.
Plainridge Park Casino Hotel
Plainridge Park Casino does not have a hotel but lists nine nearby hotels on its website for those wishing to stay close to the casino. These hotels are as close as half a mile away to 10 miles away.
Plainridge Park Casino Parking
Parking at Plainridge Park Casino is easy, convenient and free for gamblers heading to Plainville searching for that nonstop thrill that people winning at Plainridge Park Casino can bring.
Free parking is available at the Plainridge Park Casino covered garage and parking lot as well. And for the convenience of those with electric vehicles, there are charging stations.
For valet parking, Plainridge Park Casino offers complimentary valet to all casino and horse racing guests.
PENN Play Rewards
Customers of Plainridge Park Casino and other PENN Entertainment properties can find plenty of exciting offers and rewards with the PENN Play rewards program, which is known for delivering a total entertainment experience close to the highest-quality in the industry. Formerly known as the mychoice program, PENN Play allows gamblers, sports bettors and hotel guests alike to earn points for incredibly exciting offers and rewards.
PENN Play rewards members can enjoy exclusive deals, discounts on travel, cash bonuses, discounted room rates, restaurant deals and more.
As is with every rewards program, the more tier points you earn, the more benefits you'll enjoy.
Responsible Gambling at Plainridge Park Casino
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 at any of the state's casinos, including Plainridge Park Casino, 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.
Plainridge Park Sportsbook FAQs
Yes, you can bet on sports at the sportsbook at Plainridge Park Casino. The sportsbook offers 5 betting windows and 18 sports betting kiosks at a temporary facility but that will expand to 20 kiosks. Sports betting at Plainridge Park Casino went live on January 31, 2023.
Yes, you can still bet on sports at Plainridge Park Casino even if the sportsbook is closed. There are 18 sports betting kiosks at Plainridge Park that are open and taking bets 24/7 while the sportsbook betting windows are only open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
You can cash a winning sports bet ticket at a sports betting window or at the main casino floor cage at Plainridge Park Casino. You'll only be able to redeem winning tickets at the sportsbook from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Outside of those hours, you'll need to go to the Plainridge Park Casino cage.
Plainridge Park Casino offers pari-mutuel wagering on horse races, tons of slots with cutting edge technology and sports betting, providing a nonstop thrill for all who enter the casino. You can be sure to find all of the traditional favorites at Plainridge Park Casino.
The age requirement to enter the gaming floor at Plainridge Park Casino 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 Plainridge Park Casino.
The sportsbook at Plainridge Park Casino only accepts cash as forms of payment for sports bets. ATMs are located on the Plainridge Park Casino floor 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.
No, Plainridge Park Casino does not charge for parking. The casino offers free parking in its covered garage and in the parking lot as well. There are also charging stations for electric cars, so Plainridge Park Casino offers a parking for just about every car.
Yes, Plainridge Park Casino offers complimentary valet parking available to all casino and horse racing guests. Expect this top-notch level of service throughout all areas of Plainridge Park Casino, as owner PENN Entertainment is known to provide a total entertainment experience close to, if not, the highest quality.
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.