Ranking All 7 Kentucky Sports Betting Sign-Up Promos & Bonuses by Total Value

Seven Kentucky sports betting sites and apps are online, offering their full betting menus for Friday and the entire weekend.

We've ranked all seven Kentucky sportsbooks by total bonus value, which adds up to nearly $2,000. That's if you don't count the FanDuel $5,000 no sweat first bet, which requires a $2,000 minimum deposit to activate, which most users won't take advantage of. But if you've got the bankroll, it is there for the taking.

Other sports betting media sites may say the total Kentucky bonus value higher, but they're not accounting for the fact that any "first bets on the house" that promise $1,500 do not turn into $1,500 cash over a large sample. If you choose to lock in a profit, it's more like $700 or $750 profit, not $1,500.

It's also important to note that if you've signed up for these sportsbooks in other states, you'll use the same account and won't get the same bonus value.

Most sportsbooks are dolling out what we call "bet/get" offers, meaning you just need to place a small wager, and you'll get the bonus bets no matter what.

Every Kentucky Sports Betting Promo Offer, Ranked

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$1.5K first bet on the house
2. bet365
$365 bonus bets
3. Fanatics
$150 official jersey***
4. Caesars
$250 bonus bets
5. FanDuel
$200 bonus bets*
6. DraftKings
$200 bonus bets**
7. Barstool Sportsbook
$100 bonus bets

*FanDuel also has a $5,000 no sweat first bet, meaning your first wager will be refunded in bonus bets if it loses, up to $5k. But that requires a minimum $2,000 deposit, which most users won't do.

**DraftKings will have some no-brainer boosts to +100, like a 1+ TD in PackersLions and Kentucky to score a single point vs. Florida, but I've excluded those because they're not completely guaranteed.

***Bonus bets won't actually turn into the full cash amount over a large sample, so technically the $150 official jersey is worth more.

1. BetMGM

  • Bonus code: TOPACTION or ACTIONGET
  • Offer: $1,500 first bet on the house or $200 in bonus bets
  • Age: 21+
  • Expected launch time: 9 a.m. ET

BetMGM has two different offers available:

  • BetMGM bonus code TOPACTION unlocks a $1,500 first bet on the house.
  • BetMGM bonus code ACTIONGET earns $200 in bonus bets after a $10 wager.

Of course, the $1,500 first bet on the house is a higher amount both the way it's marketed, and the way it can be redeemed if you optimize the promo. But if you don't want to risk $1,500, use ACTIONGET.

The $200 offer is much more straightforward, and is perfect for anyone with a smaller bankroll.

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2. bet365

  • Bonus code: TOPACTION
  • Offer: Bet $1, get $365 in bonus bets
  • Age: 18+
  • Expected launch time: 6:30 a.m. ET

bet365 has the highest-value "bet/get" offer, giving new users $365 in bonus bets after just a $10 deposit and $1 wager.

Plus, you'll get $10 per touchdown scored in Packers-Lions on Thursday Night Football, up to $50. That portion of the offer will no longer be relevant after Thursday, of course.

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3. Fanatics Sportsbook 

  • Promo code:Use this link
  • Offer: Bet $50, Get a $150 official jersey
  • Age: 21+
  • Expected launch time: 9 a.m. ET

Fanatics Sportsbook has a pretty different offer than everyone else — bet $50, get an official jersey up to $150 in value. So no bonus bets, or no sweat bets. Just an initial first wager, then $150 to spend on Fanatics merch. Pretty straightforward.

Because bonus bets don't actually turn into cash at a 100% rate (it's more like 60-70% if you optimize them, sub 50% if you don't) you could argue this offer has more monetary value than the bet $5, get $200 offers from other books.

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4. Caesars Sportsbook

  • Bonus code: ACTION4GET
  • Offer: Bet $50, Get $250 in bonus bets
  • Age: 21+
  • Expected launch time: 6 a.m. ET

Caesars is giving new users $250 in bonus bets, but there are two quirks to this promo.

  1. You have to bet $50, so there's some initial investment.
  2. You'll get the bonus bets $50 at a time, every Monday, for the ensuing four Mondays.

If you're patient and stay vigilant with using your bonus bets from Caesars, this offer will top the $200 in bonus bets offered by DraftKings and FanDuel.

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5. FanDuel 

  • Bonus code:Use this link
  • Offer: Bet $5, Get $200 or $5,000 no sweat first bet (plus $100 if you signed up for pre-registration)
  • Age: 18+
  • Expected launch time: 6 a.m. ET

FanDuel has two different offers, and one of them is a doozy.

  1. Bet $5, get $200 in bonus bets. Easy enough. Clean. Simple. You can also still get the $200 if you signed up for pre-registration and claimed $100 there.
  2. A $5,000 no sweat first bet, with a minimum $2,000 deposit.

Of course, the $5k no sweat bet is going to be the higher-value offer, but you need to put a lot of money on the line to maximize it. There is a way to lock in a profits through what's called "matched betting."

You can use this calculator to do the math, but basically you'd take your $5,000 and bet it on one side of a game at FanDuel, and bet the other side at a different sportsbook. You can read our full guide on how to execute this here.

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6. DraftKings

  • Bonus code: No code needed
  • Offer: Bet $5, Get $200, plus three opportunities to double your money
  • Age: 18+
  • Expected launch time: 6 a.m. ET

DraftKings has a pretty straightforward bet $5, get $200 deal. But they'll also give out some additional bonus bets, with the max bet dependent on that user (likely $25 or $50, but could be more).

That's because DK is giving users three "no-brainer" bets throughout the weekend.

  • A single touchdown scored in Lions-Packers on Thursday Night Football, boosted to +100
  • Kentucky to score a single point vs. Florida on Saturday, boosted to +100
  • A single point scored in TitansBengals on Sunday, boosted to +100

These lines getting boosted to +100 means that you'll double your money if the bet hits — a $25 wager would pay $25 in winnings, plus your $25 back. You don't need our guide to which odds boosts are actually worth betting to know you should bet these.

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7. Barstool Sportsbook 

  • Promo code: No code needed
  • Offer: Get $100 in bonus bets
  • Age: 21+
  • Expected launch time: TBD

Barstool has two offers — $100 in bonus bets, or a $1,000 deposit match. But the deposit match comes with a pretty gnarly 20x rollover requirement, meaning you'll end up losing a good bit of your bonus by trying to churn through the

Plus, Barstool Sportsbook is going away in just a few months to make way for Penn National's new venture, ESPN Bet. You may get a better bonus when the new platform launches and can hold off signing up for now.

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