Online Sportsbook Bonuses That Maryland Bettors Can Look Forward To

They say that good things come to those who wait. Well, sports fans have put in their time waiting for Maryland online sports betting, which has moved at a glacial pace over the last few months. But with light at the end of the tunnel, bettors can soon expect the good things that come with waiting, in the form of fantastic Maryland sportsbook bonuses and welcome offers.

Legal sports betting has exploded across the nation, and it has become a competitive industry. Sportsbooks are looking for ways to compete and attract new customers and stand out among the competition. One of the ways they can entice new customers is by offering up juicy welcome bonuses for first-time bettors.

Many major sportsbooks are expected to become available in Maryland once online wagering begins, and Maryland’s mobile launch will see some of the same great bonuses that are already available in other states across the US.

Here’s a look at some of the best bonuses that sports bettors can look forward to when that day finally comes.


DraftKings is popular DFS platform that now makes a name for itself as a legal sports betting app. As a well-established brand, it quickly became a popular choice with bettors and offers the same clean experience with betting that it does with fantasy sports. DraftKings offers a vast selection of bets, including plenty of game props and player props, which you’d expect from an app that cut its teeth in the DFS market.

Right now, DraftKings Maryland is offering new customers a $50 free bet with a minimum $5 deposit and a 20% match bonus up to $1,000. This is a handsome offer for new sports bettors who will only have to make a $5 deposit to be guaranteed a free bet of ten times their deposit.


You’ll likely recognize the MGM brand even if you’re not a sports bettor. BetMGM is one of the most trusted names in online wagering and has one of the most comprehensive sportsbooks in the industry.

BetMGM Maryland currently offers a solid sign-up bonus in the form of a Risk-Free Bet up to $1,000. Use code SHARP. While the giant free bet is nice, its rollover requirement makes the deal even sweeter. You only have to bet (or rollover) your free bet credits once in order to qualify for cash out. It’s always important to read the terms and conditions with any promotion or welcome bonus. With BetMGM, bettors must use their free bet credits within seven days as they will expire after that.

Also read: BetMGM Offering ‘Title Town Special’ On Washington D.C. Sports Teams


Caesars Sportsbook is another big Las Vegas name that you’re likely familiar with. Backed by brand power and, of course, the charismatic J.B. Smoove, Caesars is at the forefront of the online sports betting industry in the US. The great thing about this app is that it’s tied to its Caesars Rewards program, so participants will earn points every time they place a wager.

New users will be greeted with a generous Risk-Free Bet up to $1,500 bonus when they sign up for the app. Use code SHARPBET15. All you have to do is deposit a minimum of $50 to take advantage of this first-time offer.


BetRivers is positioned to be an excellent choice for sports bettors in Maryland. It recently opened as the state’s sixth live retail sportsbook after partnering with Bingo World. It’s safe to say that BetRivers will also offer an online app when the time comes, and with that will come a sign-up bonus for new players.

BetRivers’ current new user offer doesn’t stand out as much as some of the sportsbooks, but it’s still nothing to sneeze at. Right now, new users at BetRivers can get a deposit match up to $250. Use code SHARP250. The good news is that you only have to play through (or rollover) your deposit match credits 1x before you can cash out. Adding a few different sportsbooks to your repertoire is not a bad idea to take advantage of multiple sign-up bonuses, and BetRivers Maryland fits into that category.

Also read: Maryland Gets Sixth Retail Sportsbook As BetRivers Opens At Bingo World


FanDuel made its name in Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) and is now one of the major players in the legal sports betting industry. They’ve quickly become one of the go-to sportsbooks thanks to their easy-to-use app, reliable customer service, competitive odds, and of course – awesome sign-up bonuses.

In most states, FanDuel currently offers a ‘No Sweat First Bet’ up to $1,000. This is attractive for new players because it provides a safety net for your first bet. If you lose, your bet will be refunded in FanDuel Maryland credit up to $1,000. Remember, this deal is only valid once and will only count towards your first bet.


PointsBet Maryland will likely be a popular option for Marylanders as it tries to make a name for itself and compete with some of the bigger brands in the industry. The app is known for some unique promotions, and its welcome bonus provides new bettors with up to $2,000 in risk-free bets. More specifically, new players can get a risk-free bet up to $500 on their first fixed odds wager, and a risk-free bet up to $1,500 with their first ‘PointsBetting’ wager. Use code BESTOFFER.

PointsBetting is unique type of wager that is exclusive to PointsBet. It is a fun form of betting but not for the faint of heart. ‘PointsBetting’ offers much larger potential winnings, but also much larger potential losses. It all depends on the score of the game. For every point you win by, you receive a multiplier on your winnings. And the same goes for your losses. For example, if you bet the over on 7 total runs on an Orioles game and the score finished at 14-3, you would receive 10x your wager (17-7=10). Unfortunately, it works the same the other way. If you bet the over on 7 total runs and the game ends up with two total runs, you would lose 5x your wager (7-2=5).

About the Author

Ryan Hagen

Ryan Hagen is a freelance writer for Maryland Sharp. He’s spent most of his career writing in roles that have ranged from copywriter at a boutique ad agency to corporate communications at a large oil firm. His true passion is sports, and he’s now been writing in the sports gaming industry for the last couple of years. He enjoys sports betting and usually bets a little too much when he loses and not quite enough when he wins.