BetMGM Bonus Code ACTION Unlocks $1,000 Sign-Up Bonus for Steelers-Colts

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Signing up for a new sportsbook? BetMGM bonus code ACTION will get you a $1,000 first bet on the house. That means if your first wager on the platform loses, you'll be refunded in free bets equal to that amount (as long as it's less than $1,000).

If you're in Maryland, Kansas, Louisiana or Illinois, you can use code ACTIONYARD for $200 in free bets. Here, you just need to bet $10 on Monday Night Football and you'll get the free bets if your team throws for 1+ passing yard. It's a better offer than the risk-free bet, since you don't have to actually deposit or risk much to unlock $200 in value.

In search of a casino bonus code with up to $1,025 in value? Use ACTIONCASINO or click here for more details about how the promo works.

Confused? Don't worry, we'll break it all down below.

How to Sign Up

Here's how to sign up at BetMGM. It should take just a few minutes.

  1. Start by clicking here.
  2. Use ACTION or ACTIONYARD at checkout
  3. Enter all your info – name, address, phone number, last four digits of your SSN so they can verify your identity, etc.
  4. Deposit at least $10
  5. Make your first bet up to $1,000

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How Bonus Code ACTION Works

Sportsbooks throw out a lot of different lingo when describing their sign-up offers. We did a deep dive on them already if you want to learn more.

This offer from BetMGM is a risk-free bet. There's some risk, but it means that if your first wager on the platform loses, you'll be refunded the same amount in free bets, up to $1,000.

Let's look at a few examples.

Making the First Risk-Free Bet

Pretend you deposit $500 and bet it all on the Steelers moneyline, priced at +120 on Monday Night Football.

Our NFL analyst Stuckey likes Pittsburgh if it gets to +3.

The Steelers have fared pretty well defending the run, which should set them up for success against Jonathan Taylor. Pittsburgh will get Indianapolis into enough passing downs to force Ryan into a few critical mistakes, which I believe will ultimately be the difference in what should be a low-scoring game.

On the other side of the ball, I don’t expect Pittsburgh to get much of anything on the ground or through the air against a rock-solid Indianapolis defense. However, Kenny Pickett should hit a few explosives, which may be all Pittsburgh needs.

Also, the perception of the Steelers might be a bit flawed due to their impossibly difficult schedule to date. Just take a look at who Pittsburgh has played:

  • Bengals (Twice)
  • Patriots
  • Browns
  • Jets
  • Bills
  • Buccaneers
  • Dolphins
  • Eagles
  • Saints

That’s an absolute gauntlet and easily the hardest schedule in the league to date. Meanwhile, the Colts have had a fairly average slate.

I’d lean Pittsburgh here for the reasons I mentioned above, but I would really like a +3. If it never gets there, the moneyline is certainly an option if you don’t want to take +2.5, although every point in this game is valuable since scoring will be at a premium. You can also potentially wait and see if you can get a field goal or better live.

Lastly, the Steelers are an ideal teaser piece since you can cross both 3 and 7 in a game with a very low total against a team that has four wins on the season by margins of 3, 3, 5 and 7.

So in our example, you deposit $500 and bet it all on the Steelers at +120.

  • If Pittsburgh wins, you profit $600 and keep the original $500.
  • If Pittsburgh loses, you get $500 back in free bets.

So what are free bets? Let's dive into that next.

Using the Free Bets

Free bets work like this: Imagine BetMGM is paying for the bet, and you keep the winnings if it wins, but they keep the stake. Like your friend spotting you for a bet.

So if the Steelers lose, you'll have $500 in free bets back. Our Brandon Anderson likes the Packers next weekend.

Should you play the Packers now, though?

It’s a question worth asking, since Green Bay is in Philadelphia on Sunday night. They’re big underdogs against the Eagles and could easily lose and fall to 4-8, effectively out of the playoff hunt. Rodgers is playing with a broken thumb himself, so things could go sideways. But if the Packers do hang close or beat a fading Eagles team, you know this line will rise in a hurry. It’s worth the risk.

Need a couple more Rodgers vs. Bears stats to give you a final push?

If the Packers do lose to the Eagles this week, you should know that Rodgers is 10-0 ATS against the Bears after a loss. If the Packers don’t even keep it close enough to cover, Rodgers is 13-0 ATS against the Bears after failing to cover.

In fact, Rodgers is a perfect 16-0 ATS against the Bears when Green Bay’s last game before playing Chicago is a win by 10 or anything worse, and the Packers are covering by 9.6 points per game. That stat will be in play, unless you think Green Bay goes to Philly and wins by double digits — and if you think that, you should definitely grab Packers -2.5 now.

Chicago is the ultimate get-right spot for the Packers. Aaron Rodgers owns Chicago. You’re giving me Rodgers in Chicago under a field goal? I’m taking it.

This line is available at bet365 and DraftKings, as of Friday afternoon. Use our live odds page to get the latest numbers.

THE PICK: Bet Packers -2.5

The math says to use free bets on longshots, so that's what I'll do — player Green Bay at -6.5 at +140.

  • If the Packers cover, I'll profit $700, but don't keep the original $500 free bet. That's a $200 profit off a $500 deposit.
  • If the Packers don't cover, I end up with nothing.

Offers by State

  1. ACTION: $1,000 risk-free bet. If your first bet loses, you get the same amount back in free bets. This is available in all BetMGM states but New York.
  2. ACTIONYARD: For users in Maryland, Kansas, Illinois and Louisiana only. Get $200 in free bets if the NFL team you bet throws for 1+ yard.
  3. ACTIONOHIO: MGM will give you $200 in free bets with no deposit required. Ohio betting launches on Jan. 1.
New JerseyACTION
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West VirginiaACTION

Ohio Pre-Registration 

A new state will launch sports betting in the next few months. BetMGM is offering an excellent sign-up bonus in both states — $200 in free bets with no deposit required. Because acquiring new customers during state launches is so important, you won't get a better offer than this.

  • Ohio, on Jan. 1: Use code ACTIONOHIO

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