ESPN BET Promo Code ACTNEWS: Bet on TNF, Any Sporting Event to Claim a $250 Bonus

ESPN BET Promo Code ACTNEWS: Bet on TNF, Any Sporting Event to Claim a $250 Bonus article feature image

Rob Carr/Getty Images. Pictured: Gus Edwards.

Thursday night football features a crucial AFC North matchup between the Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens. With the recent launch of ESPN BET in 17 states, the betting site is offering $250 in bonus bets with the ESPN BET promo code ACTNEWS.

ESPN BET gives new users five increments of a $50 bonus bet. The first four come immediately after your first wager of any amount. The final $50 bonus bet won't appear until 24 to 48 hours after your first bet with the ESPN BET promo code ACTNEWS.

It's imperative to inform bettors about the promo code ACTNEWS. New players can't claim the $250 bonus bet without entering the promo code. If you register for an ESPN BET account without the promo code, you won't have access to the bonus bet.

What's the best way to use your bonus bet at ESPN BET? We'll explain a bonus bet before offering a game pick.

ESPN BET Bonus Bet Explained

Everyone will have four $50 bonus bet increments for Thursday's sporting events. Unfortunately, a bonus bet isn't as advantageous as money deposited in your account. It isn't available for withdrawal until you win a bet and profit. Also, the stake goes away no matter the outcome of your bet.

The +EV betting guide is a great way to learn about bonus bets. It dives deep into expected value and how a bonus bet is best used on a longshot in the +300 to +700 range. Depending on the sport, those odds are available for an anytime TD scorer, first basket, or home run.

Tonight's marquee sporting event is TNF between the Bengals and Ravens. We just mentioned a touchdown scorer would be an excellent way to use your bonus bet. Ravens RB Gus Edwards is the favorite to be the first TD scorer at +550.

JK Dobbins suffered a torn Achilles in Week 1, opening the door for Edwards. Keaton Mitchell has earned a bigger role with his play over the last two weeks, but Edwards remains the lead back and goal-line option.

Edwards only had one TD in the Ravens' first six games, but he has exploded for seven in his last four games. He was the first TD scorer in a Week 2 victory over the Bengals, and scored the first two TDs in Baltimore's Week 9 blowout win against the Seattle Seahawks.

Let's say you want to use your $50 bonus bet on Edwards to score the first TD on TNF. ESPN BET provides a $275 profit, which is available for withdrawal. A loss is the same as always with no payout.

  • Betting Pick: Gus Edwards First TD Scorer (+550)

ESPN BET Signup Process

  1. Go to or to the app store
  2. Sign up using all your real info, including name, birthday, home address, phone number, and last four digits of your SSN
  3. Even if you had a Penn account, sign up for a new one using your same email address, and you'll get the bonus.
  4. Enter ESPN BET promo code ACTNEWS while registering
  5. Make any cash wager — can be $1, can be $100, whatever you'd like
  6. Get $250 in bonus bets, split up into five, $50 increments
  7. Use the bonus bets in 7 days, or they'll expire

New users only, 21+. Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER. Must be physically present in AZ, CO, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, NJ, OH, PA, TN, VA, or WV in order to wager. Players must sign up using a specified Promotion code and then place an Eligible Wager on an Eligible Game during the Promotion Period. $200 (four (4) $50 Increments) of the $250 in Bonus Bets will be credited upon making the first bet. Please Gamble Responsibly.

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