Sign-up bonus to expect when Maryland online betting goes live

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For the American sports betting industry, it’s like New Year’s Eve, Mardi Gras and Christmas morning all rolled into one. The launch of legal mobile sports betting in a new state is cause for massive celebration, with freebies for everyone in the form of betting app sign-up bonuses.

And there should eventually be plenty of sign-up bonuses available in Maryland, given that the sports betting law signed in 2021 by Governor Larry Hogan allows up to 60 betting apps to operate in the state – well that it will probably take years to reach this limit. Getting to launch day is already proving difficult enough, given the snail’s pace of the committee tasked with navigating the convoluted regulatory process surrounding mobile sports betting licenses.

But for sports bettors, it will be worth the wait. There are good reasons why 90% of bets are placed via mobile devices in states that allow mobile sports betting. It’s much more convenient than going to a retail betting center, it’s easier to find the most favorable odds and it comes with sign-up bonuses that can boost your bankroll or take the risk out of it. original bet.

Types of Maryland Sports Betting Promotions

The Maryland sports betting promotions expected to be available on mobile launch day will likely come in the form of risk-free betting or deposit matches. The first allows you to bet up to a certain amount and if you lose, you get that money back in your account to bet again. The second is your initial deposit up to a certain amount. For each, the dollar figures and conditions involved may vary depending on the bookmaker.

The exact registration offers for Maryland likely won’t be known until the mobile launch day is specified. There may even be pre-registration extras. But to get an idea, sports bettors in Maryland can turn to Arizona, where legal mobile betting launched in September 2021. From Caesars Sportsbook, new Grand Canyon State bettors received a bet risk-free up to $1,500, while BetMGM users received a risk-free bet up to $1,000. These two bonuses were unlocked by promotional codes.

WynnBet’s Arizona promotion awarded $200 in free bets to a new user who bet $50, while DraftKings awarded a 20% deposit bonus up to $1,000. FanDuel offered their $1,000 “No Sweat First Bet” promotion, while BetRivers awarded $250 in free bets on the $250 deposit.

Take advantage of several promotions

Many sports betting apps have a standard sign-up bonus that they make available to new users regardless of state, while other operators’ launch day bonuses may reflect the nationwide promotion they propose.

Either way, sign-up bonuses are almost always worth it for sports bettors, even if you can’t take advantage of the maximum dollar amount. And the number of bonuses you can sign up for is only limited by the number of sports betting apps allowed in your state.

In Maryland, it’s a lot; or at least it will eventually be. While there’s still plenty of paperwork to get through first, Maryland sports bettors will soon have their pick of sports betting apps — and all the sign-up bonuses that come with them.

Responsible gaming

Always gamble responsibly. All licensed and legal operators in the United States have resources available to bettors, including instructional guides on how to spot gambling problems, links to support services and tools for self-help. exclude for a defined period of time. Assistance is available at National Problem Gambling Council, 1-800-PLAYER and American Addiction Centers. Be sure to only bet on gambling sites licensed and regulated by your state’s gaming regulator. This ensures that games are fair, bets are honored, customer funds are secure and there are legal protections for the consumer.

Sports betting and gambling are not legal everywhere. Be sure to follow applicable laws where you live.

Veteran sportswriter David Caraviello has written about sports betting for several years and has covered college football, college basketball, motorsports and golf, covering all three US golf majors, the Daytona 500 and SEC football.

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