ESPN BET Promo Code: Get $150 Sign-Up Bonus with Code ACTNEWS

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ESPN BET promo code ACTNEWS will get you $150 in bonus bets this month. Here are the basics:

  • Just deposit $10 and make a wager on anything…
  • And you'll get $150 in bonus bets to use on any game.

It's one of the most straightforward offers in sports betting and provides tons of flexibility, considering it can be activated on any sport and then used on any sport. You'll get five, $20 bonus bets back right away for your first $100 after placing your first cash bet, and then the final $50 bonus bet will hit your account in 1-2 days. The bonus bets expire in seven days.

If you've already signed up for a PENN account previously, you won't be eligible for this offer.

How to Use the ESPN BET Promo Code

Bonus bets at ESPN BET work like most other sportsbooks — you keep any profit, but not the stake itself. So a $20 bonus bet wager on Washington +160 against Michigan would pay $32 in cash, but you wouldn't keep the stake.

We recommend using bonus bets on plus-money wagers because your expected value is always going to be higher, since you don't keep the stake. In fact, the higher the line, the higher the EV, no matter what. But in sports betting, we only get so many chances, so it doesn't make sense to use five $20 bonus bets on 100-1 longshots, because it's still unlikely one will hit. If you had an infinite number of bonus bets, that would make sense.

Instead, we tend to opt for bets priced between +300 and +500 in tight, two-way markets. That means there are two sides to the bet (like a moneyline) instead of touchdown scorers or longshot futures with 32 teams priced.

Important ESPN BET Sign-Up Notes

Like any sportsbook, the signup process with ESPN BET requires just a few steps.

Here are the key things to know:

  1. If you want to give yourself the best chance to be verified right away so you can bet the same day you sign up, make sure your address matches the address on your driver's license. Many users have experienced small delays in the verification process.
  2. Don't use any fake information, or ESPN BET won't be able to verify your identity, and you won't be able to deposit. Sportsbooks tie your name, address, birthday and last four digits of your SSN to your identity, so you can't create multiple accounts.
  3. If you don't live in a state with ESPN BET but are currently located in one, you can still sign up and bet. Just make sure you use your real address where you do live.
  4. If you previously had a PENN account, you'll just login using the same credentials on ESPN BET, but you won't get the bonus.

How to Sign Up at ESPN BET

Here are the basics of the sign-up process:

  1. Head to or just download the ESPN BET app from the app store.
  2. Sign up using all your real info — name, address, last four digits of your SSN, etc.
  3. Enter ESPN BET promo code ACTNEWS as the final registration step
  4. Deposit $10 and make any bet
  5. Get $100 bonus bets right away (split up into five increments of $20) and the final $50 in 1-2 days
  6. Use the bonus bets in 7 days, or they'll expire

Michigan vs. Washington Odds Boosts & Featured Bets

ESPN BET is offering odds boosts for the College Football Playoff championship game between Washington and Michigan for all users — new and existing ones.

You can figure out which odds boosts are worth betting here.

Over 69.5 Points In Michigan vs. Washington & Michigan To Win By 7+ Points, boosted from +575 to +725: You want build this SGP at bet365 for +750, though most other books don't have alternate totals as high as 69.5.

Blake Corum Over 1.5 Touchdowns, +120: Corum scored twice in a ridiculous nine games this year, but he's +125 at DraftKings to score twice. So if you want to bet it, look for a better line at DK or elsewhere.

Rome Odunze To Record Over 109.5 Receiving Yards & Washington To Win +500

Rome Odunze Over 1.5 Touchdowns +400: Washington's star WR is +450 to score twice at DraftKings.

Michael Penix Jr. & J.J. McCarthy Each To Record Over 249.5 Passing Yards, boosted from +400 to +500: This parlay comes out to +425 at DraftKings and bet365 (with McCarthy doing most of the work to get it there, considering his passing total is much lower) so +500 is a slightly enhanced price.

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