The best promo codes and deposit bonuses available at AR sportsbooks.
Online sports betting finally became a reality in Arkansas in March 2022 following nearly three years of retail-only options. And while things are happening slowly on the online front as 2022 moves along, it shouldn’t be long before some of the bigger sports betting operators in the industry turn their eye toward this jewel of the south central U.S. Here's a look at the top sports betting bonuses that could be available to Arkansas-based players down the road.
There are no frills with the welcome bonus at Betly. They will refund you up to $250 in bonus bets in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Ohio if your first bet is a loss and up to $100 if you're a West Virginia customer.
Here's a look at the current sign-up bonus for the most prominent sports betting sites operating in Arkansas at present, along with bonuses for other marquee sportsbooks that could join the action at some point:
If your first qualifying wager loses, Caesars will credit you a bet credit equal to the value of your first wager up to $1,250, plus get 1,000 Tier Credits and 1,000 Reward Credits® win or lose. Your bet credit is for one-time use within 14 days and cannot be divided across multiple wagers.
New customers to BetMGM are eligible for up to $1,000 back in bonus bets when they sign up for an account.
If your first qualifying bet loses and it is in an amount greater than $50, you will receive five (5) bonus bets back in equal denominations of 20% of the total amount of the qualifying bet up to $1,000. If your qualifying bet loses and it is less than $50, you will receive a single bonus bet back in a single denomination equaling the total amount of the qualifying bet. For example: if you place a $1,000 qualifying bet and your bet loses, you will receive five (5) $200 bonus bets. If you place a $49 bet and lose, you will receive one $49 bonus bet.
New users to FanDuel are eligible for a welcome bonus that guarantees funds win or loss on your first bet. Register and deposit on the FanDuel mobile app and place a first bet of $20. If that bet wins or loses, you’ll get bonus bets deposited into your account of $200, equal to 10x the initial bet. FanDuel will fulfill bonus bets within 72 hours, expiring on March 19 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
New customers to DraftKings can place a wager of $5+ on any pre-game moneyline and receive $200 in bonus bets if your team wins.
The first placed wager of $5+ will be the qualifying wager. Bonus will be paid as eight (8) $25 bonus bets and are not redeemable for cash, non-transferable, non-refundable, and will expire after seven days.
Minimum $5 deposit. Minimum $5 bet. Valid 1 per new customer.
PointsBet offers new players a $50 bonus bet on each of their first five days as an account holder. Their deal is of the "if you don't use it, you lose it" type, so to get the most out of this, you must be super active in your first week as a player.
Barstool Sportsbook has an average sign-up bonus offering a $1,000 risk-free bet for new users in most regions. They try and word it differently sometimes calling it a “2 for 1” but it’s a standard risk-free new player bonus. With the risk-free bet, you only get money back if your first bet loses, and they match your first bet, not deposit, up to $1,000.
There are no frills with the welcome bonus at Betly. It will refund you up to $250 in free bet credits if your first bet is a loss. Something important to know here is that the risk-free bet is based on your first wager, not your first deposit amount, and your first deposit has to be through a Play+ account. So, if you deposit $250 but place a first bet of just $25, your free bet credit will be just $25 if that bet loses.
|Caesars||Up to $1,250 on Caesars||SBR1FULL|
|BetMGM||$1,000 back in Free Bets||✅ No Code Required|
|FanDuel||Bet $20, get $200 in bonus bets||✅ No Code Required|
|DraftKings||Bet $5, Get $200 in Bonus Bets||✅ No Code Required|
|PointsBet||5 x $50 bonus bets||✅ No Code Required|
|Barstool||$1,000 first bet insurance||✅ No Code Required|
|Betly||Risk-free Bet up to $250||✅ No Code Required|
It will come as no surprise to see a rather extensive list of major professional and amateur sports available to Arkansas bettors; here are the marquee sports on which AR residents can wager:
The most popular spectator sport in North America also produces the highest monthly betting handles – and while Arkansas doesn't host an NFL franchises, you wouldn't know it from the number of wagers the state sees during football season. NFL markets are plentiful here, with players seeing hundreds of betting opportunities for every single game.
Here's where Arkansas residents actually have local teams to root for – and thanks to a sports betting bill that includes legal wagering on college sports, those Razorbacks supporters can bet on their favorite team at any point during the season. You can expect major sportsbooks that enter the Arkansas space to offer a full complement of NCAA football lines and prop plays.
U.S. sports betting attention shifts significantly once the Super Bowl draws to a close, with bettors moving into the NBA space in droves. Those who opt to get started even earlier than that will find themselves awash in betting opportunities, with sports betting sites offering more secondary wagers – and player props in particular – than they ever have.
Arkansas alumni can wager on any of the five Division I men's basketball programs based within the state – and that's a lot of betting markets to choose from, particularly if residents opt to use more than one sports betting site. And when things get serious, sportsbooks get serious as well, with a greater number of wagering chances for conference tournaments and March Madness.
Take a swing at building your sports betting bankroll with Arkansas sportsbooks' buffet of Major League Baseball offerings. AR residents and visitors can make traditional wagers – moneylines, runlines and totals bets – or try their hand at any number of available team and player props, including pitcher strikeouts, hitter total bases and whether their favorite slugger will go yard.
You wouldn't necessarily think of Arkansas as a hockey hotbed, but don't be surprised to see at least nominal NHL betting interest there. After all, wins are wins! And sports betting sites offer plenty of opportunity for wagering victories during those cold winter months, including via moneyline, puckline or totals plays, and through in-game bets on team or player outcomes.
Arkansas bettors who have never wagered on golf are truly missing out. You won't find many sports more accessible to wagerers of all skill and interest levels. Find a golfer you like? Bet on him to win the championship. Find one you don't? You can bet on him missing the cut. You can even wager on whether the tournament will feature an ace. There's something for everyone!
Soccer likely won't be prominently featured in the sports menus of most major sportsbooks to enter the Arkansas betting space down the road – but that just makes these markets hidden gems. Wager on local operations like Major League Soccer, or try your hand at any of the dozens of major international league made available by the majority of notable sports betting sites.
Like most states, Arkansas has put safeguards in place to ensure that bettors have a way out of any potential trouble spots.
The Arkansas chapter of the National Council on Problem Gambling is the state’s main online resource for players who seek help. Visitors can access a variety of help options from the site, including Gamblers Anonymous, Gam-Anon and mental health services.
Visit the National Council on Problem Gambling site.