Life is all about balance, even for the most rabid of sports fans and bettors frequenting Massachusetts sportsbooks. There are times when there is a lull in the season for your favorite sport, and there are times when the teams you cheer for quite frankly don’t offer a lot to cheer about.
In those times, something else is needed.
Days like March 10 are perfect for fans needing to forget about their squad’s sorrows, or to forget how long it is until the next football season starts.
March 10, also known as Mar10 Day, is a great day for fans of the Super Mario video game franchise, which is soon to release a movie as well. Now, producers of the movie unfortunately missed on a perfect opportunity to release the movie on Mar10 day, but its release date is fast approaching nonetheless.
With that in mind, BetMassachusetts.com decided to look at the states that are still interested in the beloved franchise, and perhaps ones that are rekindling their love with the movie on the way. BetMassachusetts utilized Google Trends to see the search volume in each of the U.S. states for “Mario.” Below is the Top 10.
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Illinois ranked as the top state searching the term, and with the sorry state of many of their franchises, it makes sense. The Bulls are well below .500, the Bears are in a sorry state, the Blackhawks rank near the bottom of the league and the Cubs and White Sox have yet to begin their seasons.
Heck, Illinois is a perfect place for people to be searching for Mario.
Utah, home of the middle-of-the pack Jazz and not much else for professional sports, ranks second. Arizona, California and New Jersey round out the top 5. Mario and Luigi’s Italian roots and Brooklyn home surely play into New Jersey’s high ranking in the search.
Coming in at tenth is the state of Massachusetts, an impressive ranking considering the success of their sports teams at the moment. The Celtics are the current favorite to win the NBA Championship at +310 at DraftKings Massachusetts Sportsbook, while the NHL’s Bruins are the current favorite to win the Stanley Cup with odds of +400.
Add in the storied history of the Red Sox and Patriots and it's a miracle that New Englanders have time to focus on anything but their team success. But at tenth in the ranking, the state of Massachusetts embodies the idea that life is about balance, even amidst great success in any certain area.
Keep your eyes out for the Super Mario Bros. movie hitting theaters on April 7. And in the meantime, stay close to BetMass for the BetMGM Massachusetts bonus code and other promotions.
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