About Raynham Park Sportsbook
The Raynham Park Sportsbook is now up in question after partner Caesars Sportsbook Massachusetts withdrew its application to operate the sports betting facility. Plans for a sportsbook at the track are now on hold indefinitely.
The withdrawal came on the fourth day of sports betting license hearings for Raynham Park with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, which also included Raynham's application to withdraw Chris Carney as a qualifier. Carney, who owns 40% of Raynham Park, was found to have a history of environmental infractions with the state of Massachusetts through his company Patriot Recycling. That revelation subsequently impacted the sports wagering application, according to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission. The Carney Family has owned Raynham Park since 1966.
Ahead of Caesars' withdrawal, the historic greyhound track and pari-mutuel simulcasting facility had planned one of largest retail sports betting locations on the East Coast, if not THE largest. Caesars Sportsbook, the popular online sports wagering brand of the massive Caesars Entertainment, was to operate the 30,000 square-foot sportsbook. Caesars Entertainment also operates casinos across the US, including several on the Las Vegas Strip - and the Caesars Digital brand.
If and when it opens, the Raynham Park Sportsbook will be the southeastern-most sportsbook in Massachusetts. However, if you're not a fan of betting in person, you can always bet with online Massachusetts sportsbooks, which offer the convenience of betting on mobile and some tough to beat Massachusetts sports betting promos.
Can You Sports Bet at Raynham Park?
No, you cannot bet on sports at Raynham Park yet as the track does not yet have a sports betting license approved by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission. That license has been held up by several regulatory meetings and withdrawals for Chris Carney and Caesars Sportsbook.
Hearings with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission are still ongoing, so there's no telling when sports wagering could commence at Raynham.
Can You Claim Sports Betting Promos at Raynham Park?
Yes, you can claim sports betting promos at Raynham Park if and when they are available for retail sports betting. For these kinds of promos, winners will be eligible to redeem free play, cash or tickets to local professional sports games like the New England Patriots, Boston Celtics, Boston Red Sox or Boston Bruins. While exciting, the promos that are offered aren't nearly as great as those offered by Massachusetts sports betting apps and sites.
Most of these retail sports betting promos can be expected around large-scale sporting events like the Super Bowl, March Madness NCAA Tournament, the Masters or NBA and NHL Finals. For instance, Encore Boston Harbor offered a promotion on Super Bowl 57. That particular promo awarded cash, free bets and tickets to New England Patriots games for the 2023-2024 season.
However, if you're looking for additional promos, you can check out sports betting apps and sites like BetMGM Massachusetts promo codes for yourself.
Raynham Park currently operates as a 60,000 square foot licensed pari mutuel simulcasting facility with a long history of providing world class experiences in racing and entertainment. It had hosted greyhound races until the state of Massachusetts banned such racing in 2009. Greyhound racing at the track formally ended on January 1, 2010.
Responsible Gambling at Raynham Park Sportsbook
While gambling is enjoyable, it's important to consider its harmful effects. 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.
Raynham Park Sportsbook FAQs
No, you cannot bet on sports at Raynham Park just yet. The racetrack is currently undergoing license hearings with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission. Though now, it's tough to say when sports betting could launch at Raynham Park given the withdrawal of Caesars Sportsbook as the sports betting facility's operating partner.
It's tough to say when the Raynham Park sportsbook will open given the withdrawal of Caesars Sportsbook as the operating partner of the sports betting facility. The racetrack is still undergoing license hearings so it could be until next year before sports betting goes live at Raynham Park.
There is no minimum age requirement to visit Raynham Park, though it's advised that only adults enter the facility. Anyone planning on sports wagering when the sportsbook opens will be required to be at least 21 years old. The requirement to bet on horse races is 18, per Massachusetts gambling law.
Yes, you can park at Raynham Park free of charge. The parking lot offers more than 200 spaces to park your car, and you can park overnight as well. So park with little worry and go enjoy some of the tremendous sports entertainment that Caesars Sportsbook, the sports betting arm of Caesars Digital, can offer.
Chris Carney and the Carney Family own Raynham Park. The track has been open for 80 years with a long history of providing world class experiences in racing and entertainment. Those experiences are about to be expanded now that Raynham Park has partnered with Caesars Entertainment to bring sports betting to the track.
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.