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

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The BetMGM bonus codes available in Maryland vs. other states where the sportsbook operates are slightly different.

  • Maryland: Use bonus code ACTIONYARD for $200 in free bets when you bet $10 or more on any NFL or college football game. This is also available in Kansas, Illinois and Louisiana, and can be used on Thursday Night Football.
  • Other states: Use bonus code ACTION 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.

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.

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: $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, and MGM should be live right away.
New JerseyACTION
New YorkNone
West VirginiaACTION


ACTIONYARD is pretty straightforward.

  • 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

Easy enough! But how do free bets work?

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.

So let's say I claim my $200 on Bills-Patriots and then start using them this weekend.

I'll put one $50 free bet on Utah moneyline against USC at +130.

  • If Utah wins, I'll profit $65, but I don't keep the $50 free bet. Let's say I lost the initial $10 on the Bills-Pats game, so I'll now have $65 in cash plus $150 in free bets remaining.
  • If Utah loses, the free bet goes away, and I'll have $150 in free bets remaining.

How Bonus Code ACTION Works

Sportsbook sign-up lingo is confusing, so we put together a full explainer of what each promo means.

BetMGM bonus code ACTION gets you a $1,000 bet on the house, meaning you're refunded in free bets if that bet loses.

If you're unsure what +130 means, check out our tips for first-time bettors.

Your First Bet

Like we covered earlier, you want to use your first bet on a longshot.

Pretend you deposit $200 and bet it all on Hunter Henry to score a touchdown for the Patriots at +350 against the Bills.

  • If Henry scores, you'll profit $700 and keep the original $200. You've now got $900 in your account and the promo is effectively over.
  • If Henry doesn't score, you get $200 back in free bets.

Using the Free Bets if Needed

If you lose that first bet, you'll get free bets back. If Henry doesn't score, I get $200 back in free bets. They work the same as I described above, but we'll cover it with another example.

I'll put $100 worth of free bets on Purdue moneyline against Michigan — price at +550 at BetMGM.

  • If Purdue wins, I profit $550, but I don't keep the $100 free bet.
  • If Purdue loses, the free bet goes away, and I'm left with $100 free bets.

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.

Casino Sign-Up Bonus

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.

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