Caesars Sportsbook Maryland Promo Code: What’s Available in MD vs. Other States
Maryland sports betting has been live for about a week and Thursday Night Football is the perfect time to activate the Caesars Sportsbook promo code ACTION4PICS.
Caesars is one of my favorite sportsbooks for smaller-priced same game parlays, because you can add more predictable, volume-based stats like rushing attempts and passing attempts.
Here's how their sign-up bonus offers work:
- If you're in Maryland: Use promo code ACTION4PICS to get $100 in free bets when you wager $20 on your first bet. If your first bet is over $100, you'll get a bet on the house up to $1,500. That means if your first wager loses, you'll be refunded in free bets equal to whatever you lost.
- If you're in any other Caesars state: Use promo code ACTION4FULL to get a first bet on the house up to $1,250. Here's a list of where every sportsbook operates.
Confused about how these offers work? Don't worry, we'll explain more below.
How the Maryland Offer Works
This is a better offer than what Caesars is offering in all other states, but it's the marketing around it is a little confusing.
- If your first bet on the platform is between $20 and $100, you get $100 in free bets from Caesars no matter what. We'll explain more about free bets below.
- If your first bet is over $100, it's "on Caesars." That means if it loses, you'll be refunded in free bets an equal amount to whatever you lost. So if your first bet is $1,000 on the Patriots moneyline against the Bills and they lose, you get $1,000 back in free bets.
Our Brandon Anderson likes the Pats catching points at home:
We know how Bill Belichick plays these underdog games against high-powered attacks. Expect the usual underdog script. The Pats should run the ball early and often, shortening the game and keeping Allen on the sidelines, and they’ll surely look to take the big plays away and force Buffalo to prove itself on long sustained drives against a great D.
The Bills have been a poor first quarter team, so New England has a chance to establish itself early and get on the front foot. A game script in New England’s favor leans under, and we know how good unders have been in primetime games, especially on Thursday nights. Bills unders are 8-3 this fall too.
Belichick has a remarkable record after a loss when he’s anything short of a touchdown favorite at 41-10-1, a whopping 80% ATS all-time, covering by 7.1 points per game. I like the Pats, and I’m playing them with the under as a correlated parlay around +272. If New England does cover, it’s likely because they kept it low-scoring and close.
Most sportsbooks will either offer free bets or a first bet on the house as a first-time sign-up bonus, not either/or.
So how do free bets work? Let's use that same Patriots example. Say they lose on Thursday Night Football and you're refunded $1,000 in free bets.
Then you place all $1,000 in free bets on Utah moneyline against USC on Friday night in the Pac-12 Championship Game. The Utes are priced around +150.
- If Utah wins, you make $1,500, but dno't keep the $1,000 in free bets. So you'll now have $500 in profit off your initial $1,000 deposit.
- If Utah loses, you end up with nothing.
That's why these offers aren't truly risk-free and why sportsbooks have gotten away from calling them as such. You can lose your whole deposit.
How the Offer in Other States Works
We already described how the offer will work in other states — it's a bet on the house, but instead of up to $1,500, it's up to $1,250.
Again, pretend your first bet is on the Bills spread on Thursday Night Football — $1,000 at -4.5.
- If the Bills cover, you'll profit about $910, and keep the original $1,000.
- If the Bills don't cover, you get $1,000 back in free bets.
You'll then have to use those free bets and turn them into real cash that can be withdrawn.
That's it! Any questions, check out our FAQ on every type of sportsbook promotion and what they all mean.