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Reviews and ratings for top online sports betting sites and bookmakers in RI. The good news for Rhode Islanders is that they have access to legal sports betting thanks to legislation passed barely a month after the Supreme Court overturned the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act. But with the Rhode Island Lottery the state’s only operator, choices – and bonuses – are non-existent in RI. Here's a look at the top promos and bonuses that could be available to Rhode Island sports betting players down the road.

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Rhode Island sports betting bonuses

Here's a look at current bonuses for other marquee sportsbooks that could join the Rhode Island sports betting landscape at some point:

Caesars Rhode Island bonuses 🏛

If your first qualifying wager loses, Caesars will credit you a bet credit equal to the value of your first wager up to $1000. Just use the Caesars Sportsbook promo code 'SBRBONUS1000' when you register, should Caesars ever launch in Rhode Island. Your bet credit is for one-time use within 14 days and cannot be divided across multiple wagers.

BetMGM Rhode Island bonuses 🦁

New customers to BetMGM are eligible for up to $1,500 back in bonus bets when they sign up for an account. You can use the BetMGM bonus code 'SBRBONUS' to claim this bonus if you're in a state where BetMGM is licensed and available. 

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 $1,500. 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.

FanDuel Rhode Island bonuses 🔵

New users to FanDuel are eligible for a welcome bonus that offers $150 in bonus bets if you win your first moneyline bet of $5 or more. Register and deposit via the FanDuel mobile app and place a first bet of $5 on any moneyline. If that bet wins, you’ll get bonus bets deposited into your account of $150. FanDuel will fulfill bonus bets within 72 hours, expiring on December 11, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. ET. You don't need a FanDuel promo code to get started on this bonus. 

DraftKings Rhode Island bonuses 👑

New customers to DraftKings can place a wager of $5 or more, on any betting market and with any odds, and receive $200 in bonus bets regardless of whether the wager wins.

The first placed wager of at least $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. No DraftKings promo code is required. 

Minimum $5 deposit. Minimum $5 bet. Valid 1 per new customer.

PointsBet Rhode Island bonuses 🔴

PointsBet offers new players a $100 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 Rhode Island bonuses 🏈

Barstool Sportsbook has an average sign-up bonus offering a $1,000 bonus 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 new player bonus. With the bonus bet, you only get money back if your first bet loses, and they match your first bet, not deposit, up to $1,000.

Barstool will be totally rebranded and relaunched as ESPN Bet in November 2023, so stay tuned for any changes as the partnership between ESPN and PENN Entertainment evolves. 

Rhode Island promo codes

Sportsbook 🏆Welcome offer 💵Promo code ✅
Caesars        Up to $1,000 on CaesarsSBRBONUS1000
BetMGM           Up to $1,500 in bonus betsSBRBONUS
FanDuel             Bet $5, win $150 in bonus betsNo Code Required
DraftKingsBet $5, Get $200 in Bonus BetsNo Code Required
PointsBet       5 x $100 bonus bets  No Code Required
Barstool       Up to $1,000 in bonus bets    No Code Required

Sports to bet on with Rhode Island bonuses

It will come as no surprise to see a rather extensive list of major professional and amateur sports available to Rhode Island bettors; here are the marquee sports on which RI residents can wager:

NFL 🏈

The smallest state in the union has a large betting appetite when it comes to NFL betting. And while the sports betting site options are sparse, the NFL markets certainly aren't: Rhode Island residents and visitors can bet on hundreds of outcomes for every regular-season and playoff game, including which team will score first and who will record the opening touchdown.

NCAA Football 🏈

College football bettors in The Ocean State face a good-news, bad-news scenario when it comes to their wagering interests. While players are allowed to wager on the majority of NCAA football games, they're prohibited from placing bets either on teams from Rhode Island or those competing in games within the state's borders.

NBA 🏀

Thankfully, bettors in Rhode Island face no such restrictions when it comes to placing wagers on NBA contests – and there are a LOT of markets here. Rhode Islanders can wager on any number of outcomes, between NBA championship futures, in-season spreads and totals, or even in-game results like player points, team fouls – or even the method of the game's first points. Check out our picks for the best NBA betting sites to get started. 

NCAA Basketball 🏀

The same rules apply to the NCAA basketball betting landscape as the college football realm, meaning that Rhode Island residents and visitors are not permitted to bet on teams from the state or on games played within it. That still leaves dozens of teams and hundreds of betting markets most nights during the season, culminating with the frenzy of March Madness.

MLB ⚾

The "Boys of Summer" become sports bettors' focal point in July and August – and for any Rhode Islander interested in building his or her bankroll, betting on MLB is a great way to do it. In addition to the standard moneyline, runline, and totals wagers, Rhode Island's sports betting site provides plenty of secondary markets, including team and player props and innings plays.

NHL 🏒

The winter can feel long for just about anyone – but especially for sports bettors once the final play of the Super Bowl has been run. Fortunately, there are other sports to focus on when that happens – chief among them hockey. And while Rhode Islanders won't find as many markets here as they will with the NFL or NBA, there's still plenty of puck action to enjoy.

Golf ⛳

No clubs, gloves, or goofy pants are required to make a nice profit on the course! Let the pros do the work for you: whether you're making some longshot outright plays, betting on a notable golfer to miss the cut, or loading up on head-to-head matchups, golf betting markets are plentiful and easy to follow. And hey: You can still wear those goofy pants if you want to.

Soccer ⚽

Rhode Island residents might only have professional football games to bet on from September to February, but they can wager on the "other" football virtually year-round. Ocean Staters have access to a wide variety of international soccer leagues, highlighted by the English Premier League, Italy's Serie A, and the German Bundesliga. There's also MLS for a little local flavor.

Bet responsibly with Rhode Island promos

Like most states, Rhode Island has put safeguards in place to ensure that bettors have a way out of any potential trouble spots. 

The Rhode Island Council on Problem Gambling is the state’s main online resource for players who seek help. Players who visit the site have access to a self-assessment, along with links to the Problem Gambling Access Network and Gamblers Anonymous.

Visit the Rhode Island Council on Problem Gambling site.

National U.S. gambling helpline: 1-800-GAMBLER

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