Reviews and ratings for top online sports betting sites and bookmakers in MS.
With the prospect of online sports betting on hold until at least 2023, Mississippians might start to travel to other states to get their mobile wagering fix. And that would be a severe blow to a state that has one of the strongest retail sports betting foundations in the United States, with more than two dozen casinos offering sports wagering. Here's a look at the top sports betting bonuses that could be available to Mississippi-based players down the road.
Here's a look at current bonuses for marquee sportsbooks that could join the Rhode Island online sports betting landscape at some point:
If your first qualifying wager loses, Caesars will credit you a free bet 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 Free Bet is for one-time use within 14 days and cannot be divided across multiple wagers.
If your first qualifying bet loses and it is in an amount greater than $50, you will receive five (5) free 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 free bet back in a single denomination equaling the total amount of the qualifying bet. Example: If you place a $1,000 qualifying bet and your bet loses, you will receive five (5) $200 free bets. If you place a $49 bet and lose, you will receive one $49 free bet.
FanDuel regularly changes its welcome bonus, especially during peak sports seasons like the NFL. The latest offer from FanDuel is a "No Sweat First Bet" of $1,000. If your first bet loses, FanDuel will offer you a free bet credit in the equal amount of your first bet up to $1,000. If your first bet wins, you win.
At DraftKings, you will receive a $50 free bet with a minimum deposit of $5. If you don’t have the bankroll to make a more extensive first deposit, this is a humble offer. Still, far from generous considering, DK is a multi-billion dollar industry giant. The more significant offer DraftKings features is a 20% first deposit match up to $1,000. In this case, you must deposit $5,000 to be eligible to receive the maximum possible bonus amount of $1,000. This is not a reasonable offer for the casual bettor.
PointsBet offers new players a $100 risk-free 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||$1,250 Free Bet + Credits||✅ No Code Required|
|BetMGM||$1,000 Risk-Free Bet||✅ No Code Required|
|FanDuel||$1,000 "No Sweat First Bet"||✅ No Code Required|
|DraftKings||20% Deposit Match up to $1,000||✅ No Code Required|
|PointsBet||5 Risk-free Bets up to $500||✅ No Code Required|
|Barstool||$1,000 Risk-free Bet||✅ No Code Required|
Like most states, Mississippi has put safeguards in place to ensure that bettors have a way out of any potential trouble spots.
The Mississippi Council on Problem and Compulsive Gambling is the state’s main resource for players who seek help. It provides access to Gamblers’ Anonymous and references to additional gambling resources and counseling services.
It will come as no surprise to see a rather extensive list of major professional and amateur sports available to Mississippi bettors; here are the marquee sports on which MS residents can wager:
You won't find many Mississippi sports fans who don't consider the NFL one of their favorite leagues on the planet. And that's good news for the crop of current retail and future online sports betting sites, who all offer more NFL betting markets than even the most hardcore bettor can handle. It's a great way for Mississippians to make their autumn Sundays a little more fun.
While current legislation has limited sports betting in Mississippi to primarily in-person action, there are no restrictions when it comes to wagering on collegiate sports – and that's a notable development. While many states prohibit betting on teams from within state borders, Mississippi residents and visitors are free to bet on any NCAA football team for which there's a market.
The post-Super Bowl hangover is very real for NFL betting fans in Mississippi and elsewhere – but fear not, friends! The NBA is ready to take your action. Sports betting sites have steadily been adding basketball markets for the past couple of years, and you can now find more betting opportunities than ever before – especially when it comes to in-game action.
We all have teams we follow no matter what – and in the case of Mississippi graduates, you can be sure that the majority of them are loyal to their alma maters. Being legally permitted to wager on NCAA basketball is great news for those customers – and with Mississippi boasting six Division I men's basketball programs, there are sure to be plenty of hometown bets every year.
Major League Baseball has the summer largely to itself (at least for a couple of months) – so why not take some of those winter and spring winnings and give MLB wagering a try? Not only do you have more games to choose from than any other major U.S. professional league, you also have hundreds of potential betting opportunities per game for the entire season.
So I get that you're probably spending most of your fall-to-spring betting bankroll on the NFL, NBA and college sports. But there are a couple of compelling reasons to give the NHL a try, even if you're new to the sport. There are a ton of basic and team plays for every game, the number of player props is immense, and your winnings are just as spendable as with any other sport.
Mississippi bettors can take their swing at a big payday any time of the year thanks to a steady diet of golf markets. Got an outright play you like? Get that ticket! Think Patrick Cantlay will go lower than Xander Schauffele in the final round of The Masters? Bet it! Golf wagering continues to grow in popularity, and with it, the number of betting opportunities offered by sportsbooks.
The last sport on this is the most significant one in terms of global betting handle. And sure, it might not be one of the more popular sports to wager on in Mississippi, but that hasn't prevented the major sports betting sites from carrying all of the biggest markets world-wide, including the English Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga and the World Cup.
Many sportsbooks will offer you a free bet or several free bets as a reward for choosing them ahead of the competition. However, you should not expect a free bet offer to come with no strings attached. You will generally have to deposit your own money to unlock the free bet and then place several bets at a specific minimum set of odds before you can make a withdrawal.
This refers to the number of bets you must place before you are permitted to make a withdrawal. It applies to sign-up free bet bonuses and reload free bet bonuses. A typical rollover requirement would be 6x, which means you must wager your credit six times (place at least six bets) at a certain minimum price before you can make a withdrawal. The rollover requirement generally applies to the cash you deposit as well as the free bets you receive.
Betting bonuses are awarded to new players to encourage them to sign up or to existing players so they remain loyal. They include match deposit bonuses, reload bonuses, boosted odds bonuses, and much more. They vary from one sportsbook to the next, so you should always shop around for the most appealing free bets and sign up for multiple books to enjoy several free bet offers. Always check the terms and conditions attached to free bets before accepting them.