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Legal sports betting in Massachusetts joins March Madness dance


Mar 17, 2023

PLAINVILLE – Beneath the glow of TVs lit up with college hoops, prospects studied tournament matchups Thursday, for the 1st time in Massachusetts casinos. “There is ten TVs appropriate right here, I’ve only got a single in my dwelling,” stated Corey Parker, a purchaser at Plainridge Park Casino.

“This is an additional layer of excitement,” stated the casino’s sportsbook manager Ryan Blake. For an organization nonetheless reeling from the effects of the pandemic, legal sports betting meeting March Madness, is right on the money.

“It genuinely is many than when you are at dwelling,” stated Blake. “This sort of point is quite significant for all of our servers, the rest of the slot division, anyone that operates in the casino is seeing an uptick right now considering that of sports betting.”

Experts say the odds for betting on single games at casinos are far improved than winning on an comprehensive bracket. 

University of Colorado Boulder statistician Mark Ablowitz explains the possibilities of getting best picks. “Even brackets of 32 teams would be virtually not achievable, mainly not achievable,” he stated. “When you go down to a bracket of the Sweet 16, on the other hand, then it is further inexpensive. Then the odds are 32000 to 1.”  

Christina Hager

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