While DC’s geographically-limited sportsbooks, such as Caesars and BetMGM – 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. Here's a look at the top sports betting bonuses that could eventually be available to DC-based players.
Top DC Sports Betting Promos
- Earn Caesars Rewards from betting activity.
- Live streaming of NFL games.
- User-friendly mobile app.
Caesars is proving to be one of the most aggressively expanding brands in sports betting. Unfortunately, like all major U.S. sportsbooks, they are quick to limit you if you go on a tear and their odds boost promos offer low maximum bet limits.
- Some of the best live-betting odds.
- Casino Operator of the Year in 2021 and 2022.
- Earn MGM Rewards from betting activity.
BetMGM is one of the top-rated sportsbooks in the U.S. offering some of the best live betting odds in the industry. They’re also the largest iGaming operator across the U.S.
DC sports betting bonuses
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:
Caesars DC bonuses
If your first qualifying wager loses, Caesars will credit you a bet credit equal to the value of your first wager up to $1,000. Your bet credit is for one-time use within 14 days and cannot be divided across multiple wagers. Make sure you use the Caesars Sportsbook promo code 'SBRBONUS1000' when registering to activate this offer.
BetMGM DC bonuses
New users at BetMGM are eligible to claim up to $150 in bonus bets after any first bet of $5 or more. Your qualifying bet can win or lose; you can claim the bonus bets either way. Use the BetMGM bonus code SBRBONUS when prompted in order to qualify.
To claim this bonus, all you have to do is register, make a first-time deposit, and then place your first real-money wager of $5 or more on any available betting market. Win or lose, the bonus bets (6 x $25) are yours.
FanDuel DC bonuses
New users to FanDuel are eligible for a $150 welcome bonus, as long as their first bet wins. Register and deposit at least $10 on the FanDuel mobile app. Make a minimum $5 bet on any available market. If your bet wins, FanDuel will give you $150 in bonus bets. If you lose, you won't receive the bonus.
You won't need a FanDuel promo code to be eligible for this offer, as it's applied automatically to all qualifying users.
DraftKings DC bonuses
New customers to DraftKings can take advantage of an up to $1,000 No Sweat first bet offer. Just register with DraftKings and make a qualifying wager of $1 or more. If it loses, DK will refund your stake amount via a single bonus bet. You don't even need a DraftKings promo code when you register.
The first placed wager of $1+ will be the qualifying wager. The bonus will be paid as a single bonus bet, equal to the amount of your lost bet. Bonus bets are not redeemable for cash, non-transferable, non-refundable, and will expire after seven days.
Minimum $5 deposit. Minimum $1 bet. Valid 1 per new customer.
PointsBet DC bonuses
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.
DC promo codes
|Up to $1,000 on Caesars
|Bet $5, get $150 in bonus bets
|Bet $5, win $150 in bonus bets
|✅ No Code Required
|Up to $1,000 No Sweat first bet
|✅ No Code Required
|5 x $100 bonus bets
|✅ No Code Required
|Get $100 in bonus bets
|✅ No Code Required
Bet responsibly with DC promos
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.
Sports to bet on with DC bonuses
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.
NCAA Football 🏈
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. Check out some of the best NBA betting sites on the market, many of which are available in D.C.
NCAA Basketball 🏀
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.