Is it legal to bet online on horses in Massachusetts? Yes. Online wagering on horse racing is completely legal in Massachusetts in 2021 with betting sites such as AmWager. Massachusetts players cannot bet on Suffolk Downs.
As a state with legal pari-mutuel wagering, Massachusetts allows residents to participate in advance deposit wagering. It means you can place bets on horse races via the phone or online.
Best Horse Betting Sites in Massachusetts
Other ADW online horse wagering sites in Massachusetts include:
Horse Racing Betting Locations in Massachusetts
The state continues to offer simulcasting of racing from other states at three locations – Suffolk Downs, Plainridge Park and Raynham Park in Raynham.
The Bay State was once home to a robust live racing industry, with Suffolk Downs in Boston running thoroughbreds, horse racing held at county fairs and several dog tracks. All are now gone with the exception of Plainridge Park in Plainville, a “racino” that hosts standardbred harness racing in addition to offering casino gaming.
Horse racing has long been very popular in Massachusetts. There are nine tracks in operation in the state going back to the 1930’s.
Massachusetts's laws allow casino gambling (both tribal and commercial), charitable gaming, a state lottery and pari-mutuel wagering on dog and horse racing.