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BetMGM Maryland Bonus Code: What’s Available in MD vs. Other States

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The BetMGM bonus codes available in Maryland vs. other states in which the sportsbook has been operating for a while are slightly different.

  • If you’re in Maryland: Use bonus code ACTIONNBA for $200 in free bets when you bet $10 or more on any NBA game. BetMGM has the same offer for the NFL through bonus code ACTIONYARD, but it only applies to football (and there’s not football every day, sadly).
  • If you’re in another BetMGM state: Use bonus code TOPACTION to get a first bet on the house, up to $1,000. That means if your first wager loses, you’ll be refunded in free bets, up to $1,000. This can be used on any event in any sport. If you prefer this offer, you can still use it in Maryland.

The Maryland offer is better for most new users because you really don’t have to risk much to turn $200 in free bets into a few hundred in cash. With the first bet on the house, you need to risk more.

BetMGM is one of my favorite sportsbooks for betting the NFL due to its available markets, strong first touchdown scorer pricing and first TD scorer promo for TNT and MNF. It also has outlier pricing on NHL first-period markets, but that’s for the diehard hockey bettors among us.

BetMGM Bonus Codes by State

  1. ACTION: Get a $1,000 first bet on the house.
  2. ACTIONNBA: For users in Ohio, Maryland, Kansas, Illinois and Louisiana only. Get $200 in free bets if you place a $10 bet on any NBA game and your team hits a 3-pointer.
State Code
Arizona ACTION
Colorado ACTION
Indiana ACTION
Illinois ACTIONNBA
Iowa ACTION
Kansas ACTIONNBA
Louisiana ACTIONNBA
Maryland ACTIONNBA
Michigan ACTION
Mississippi None
New Jersey ACTION
Nevada None
New York None
Ohio ACTIONNBA
Pennsylvania ACTION
Tennessee ACTION
Virginia ACTION
West Virginia ACTION
Wyoming ACTION

How Does Bonus Code ACTIONYARD Work?

This promotion is pretty easy to understand. Here are the two key points:

  • Bet $10 on an NFL game. The bet must settle, so don’t cash it out.
  • If the team you’re betting throws for 1+ yard, you get $200 in free bets

And assuming you don’t use it on Army-Navy this weekend, I can just about guarantee there will be 1+ passing yard.

But how do the free bets work? They’re almost like bets on the house. You keep the winnings, but you don’t keep the free bet itself.

BetMGM will return your $200 in four, $50 free bets. You can use them on anything — CFB, NFL, World Cup, etc. I like to use free bets on anything plus-money, because that’s what the math says is optimal.

Let’s say I get my $200 in free bets on the Rams-Raiders game on Thursday Night Football, then use your first $50 free bet on Argentina +120 against the Netherlands in the World Cup on Friday.

  • If Argentina wins, I’ll profit $60, but I don’t keep the original $50 free bet.
  • If Argentina loses, the free bet goes away, but I don’t lose any cash.

How Bonus Code ACTION Works

We put together a sportsbook promo lingo explainer if you’re confused about risk-free bets vs. deposit matches vs. free bets.

BetMGM bonus code ACTION offers up $1,000 bet on the house, meaning you’re refunded in free bets if that bet loses.

If you’re unsure what +120 means, check out our tips for first-time bettors.

Your First Bet

OK, you’re ready to make your first bet after claiming the bonus code. Say you bet $1,000 on the Lakers +280 against the Raptors on Wednesday.

  • If the Lakers win, you profit $2,800, and keep the original $1,000.
  • If the Lakers lose, you lose $1,000 but get $1,000 back in free bets.

Using the Free Bets if Needed

Time to use those free bets, if you need them.

Let’s pretend the Lakers lost and I now need to use the free bets on Thursday. I’ll put my first $100 free bet on the Rams +200 against the Raiders on TNF.

  • If the Rams win, I profit $200 but don’t keep the original $100 free bet.
  • If the Rams lose, my $100 free bet goes away.

That’s why these aren’t truly risk-free bets — you can lose it all if you lose your free bets.

Signing up at BetMGM 

Here’s how to sign up at BetMGM using our bonus code. It should take just a few minutes.

  1. Click here to start signing up
  2. Use BetMGM bonus code ACTION or ACTIONCUP at checkout
  3. Enter all your information — name, address, last four digits of your SSN, etc. It will be needed to verify your identity.
  4. Deposit at least $10
  5. Make your first bet up to $1,000

In a BetMGM state currently but don’t live there? Check out our betting travel guide.

Criteria to Sign Up

Not sure if you’re eligible to sign up? Here are the boxes you need to check to claim a BetMGM bonus code.

  • Be 21 years or older
  • Currently located in a state where BetMGM operates — you can find a full list here. You don’t need to live in the state, you just need to be physically present
  • Have a valid credit card, bank account, or other deposit method.

That’s it! You can now get started at BetMGM.

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