The best promo codes and deposit bonuses available at DC sportsbooks.
While DC’s geographically-limited sportsbooks – featured exclusively within or near Washington’s marquee sports venues – have been thriving since sports betting was legalized, the lottery-run mobile DC sports betting operator has struggled to keep up. And if that continues, it’ll be difficult for DC to justify its mobile market monopoly. Here's a look at the top sports betting bonuses that could eventually be available to DC-based players.
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. Check out our resource for the latest Caesars promo codes.
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.
New users to FanDuel are eligible for a No Sweat First Bet of up to $1,000 in bonus bets. All you have to do is sign up and make a first deposit of at least $10. If your first bet loses, FanDuel will give you bonus bets equal to the amount of the first bet. The bonus bets will expire 14 days after being issued. Check out our resource for the latest FanDuel promo codes.
Here's a look at the current sign-up bonuses for the most prominent sports betting sites operating in DC, along with a handful you might expect to see down the road:
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 users at FanDuel are eligible to claim the No Sweat First Bet up to $3,000 back in bonus bets.
To claim this bonus all you have to do is register, make a first-time deposit, and then place your first real-money wager on any live sports market during the timeframe of the offer. If your first bet loses, FanDuel will offer you a bonus bet credit in the equal amount of your first bet up to $3,000. All winning bets will be fulfilled within 72 hours if they win.
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. PointsBet used to be one of the most generous betting sites with their new player promos, but as the industry as a whole has cut back on promotions, so has PointsBet.
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.
|Caesars||Up to $1,250 on Caesars||SBR1FULL|
|BetMGM||Up to $1,000 paid back in Bonus Bets||✅ No Code Required|
|FanDuel||Bet $20, get $200 in bonus bets||✅ No Code Required|
|DraftKings||Bet $5, Get $150 in Bonus Bets||✅ No Code Required|
|PointsBet||5 x $50 bonus bets||✅ No Code Required|
|Barstool||$1,000 Risk-free Bet||✅ No Code Required|
Like most U.S. states, DC has put safeguards in place to ensure that bettors have a way out of any potential trouble spots.
The DC chapter of the National Council on Problem Gambling (where the organization is based) is the district’s main resource for players who seek help. It provides access to treatment programs, screening tools and a host of self-help resources.
Visit the National Council on Problem Gambling site.
It will come as no surprise to see a rather extensive list of major professional and amateur sports available to DC bettors; here are the marquee sports on which they can wager:
The U.S. capital is full of NFL fans – and they're blessed with two industry heavy hitters in Caesars and BetMGM who boast countless football betting markets. Whether you're looking to lay a futures wager on a Super Bowl hopeful, loading up on a player's rushing prop or making a few fun bets on the season-ending Big Game, DC sports betting sites have you covered.
College football is, for most states, the No. 2 sport in terms of overall handle over the course of the sports calendar – and while that might surprise those who don't follow the sport, it is no shock to NCAA die-hards. From the Week 0 slate to the final batch of year-end bowl games, DC sports betting sites are here to serve with hundreds of markets for most games.
Capital One Arena – home to the NBA's Washington Wizards – made history on May
26, 2021, becoming the first North American sports venue in history to
open a sportsbook on site. Fans can not only wager on the hometown team, they can also partake in any number of betting opportunities involving the rest of the league's 29 franchises.
Are you looking for other basketball betting opportunities outside of the pros? Give NCAA hoops wagering a try! While DC bettors aren't permitted to wager on teams from within the district, they're welcome to bet on any other matchup – and there are a lot of markets available, especially as sportsbooks gear up leading into (and including) March Madness.
Might the BetMGM Sportsbook at Nationals Park serve as the blueprint for future sports betting bars and lounges at other MLB parks? The pioneering sports bar boasts multiple big screens, six betting windows, 17 kiosks and a 40 foot bar within its 4,000 square feet of space – and with street-level access, it can be open year-round.
Capital One Arena isn't just home to the Wizards – DC's NHL representative plays there, too. And that means up-close-and-personal betting opportunities for fans of the Washington Capitals. A 1,500-square-foot LED screen greets patrons outside the sportsbook – and once inside, they have access to several big-screen TVs along with 17 betting windows and 12 self-serve kiosks.
When it comes to individual sports, few compare with golf in terms of depth and breadth of betting markets – and those numbers should continue to grow over time. Bet on one player to win the tournament, another to finish in the top-10, and a third to miss the cut entirely – the number of betting opportunities is immense, particularly come major tournament time.
It might be last on this list, but it is far from the lowest priority for sports bettors around the globe. Soccer has been part of the international betting scene for decades, and there are more than enough footy fanatics on this side of the pond to support the markets provided by the U.S. regulated heavy hitters. Many marquee matchups feature hundreds of wagering opportunities.
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