Official Betting for Major League Baseball

Official betting is an opportunity for sportsbooks to engage fans before and during races through bespoke head-to-head betting markets. We have partnered with some of the leading US sportsbooks, including BetMGM, WynnBET, Penn National and Fubo as well as FanDuel and DraftKings to create a first-of-its-kind official data solution with multiple in-race bet-types.

The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn federal bans on sports betting has opened new possibilities for leagues like MLB. During the 2019 season, the Boston Red Sox will join other MLB clubs in states that offer regulated online sports betting, thanks to partnerships with the leading bookmakers in Massachusetts and other states where betting apps are legal.

Betting on games is permitted in the United States and most other countries, but there are certain rules that must be followed. The most important is avoiding any activity that could lead to match-fixing. Seeking, offering or accepting a bribe to fix a game is against baseball’s code of conduct and punishable by a lifetime ban from professional baseball. Professional gambler Joseph Sullivan paid eight members of the 1919 Chicago White Sox—Oscar Felsch, Arnold Gandil, Shoeless Joe Jackson, Fred McMullin, Charles Risberg, George Weaver and Claude Williams—around $10,000 each to throw the World Series.

The FA’s betting ban also includes players and club staff at lower levels of the men’s or women’s league systems, as well as matches officiated by officials at FA Level 4 or below. But this ban does not affect those in a coaching, management or ownership capacity with a WBSC-sanctioned competition.