Every Maryland Sports Betting Sign-Up Offer & Promo Code After Wednesday Launch

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  • Maryland sports betting is officially live, with seven sportsbooks taking their first bets when the state officially launched at 9 a.m. ET.
  • We've put together a list of every available sign-up bonus offer, which total close to $4,000 in value should you deposit and wager the maximum amounts available.
  • Learn about each book and get the matching promo codes to take advantage below.

After a brief taste on Monday, Maryland sports betting went live at 9 a.m. ET on Wednesday morning.

Voters decided to legalize betting during the 2020 election, so it's been a long-time coming — the longest for any state from legalization to launch.

Wednesday, seven sportsbooks took their first bets — FanDuel, BetMGM, Caesars, DraftKings, Barstool, BetRivers, and PointsBet.

Below we've compiled every offer available, totaling thousands of dollars in value — close to $4,000, if you maximize them. Learn more about the different promotion types and the optimal way to use free bets from sign-up offers.

1. BetMGM 

  • Sign-up link: Click here
  • Bonus code: ACTIONCUP
  • Offer: $200 in free bets

BetMGM, third in market share in U.S. sports betting behind FanDuel and DraftKings, is offering new users in Maryland $200 in free bets when they bet $10 on the World Cup on Wednesday.

If you're ready this after all the matches have kicked off or on Thursday, you can use code ACTIONNFL to get $200 in free bets if there's at least one touchdown scored in the game you bet $10 on.

Why use BetMGM: BetMGM has loads of available markets, and strong pricing on things like first touchdowns and NHL first-period totals, and more. Its Monday Night Football first TD insurance is also a must-bet for anyone trying to become a more profitable sports bettor. Its app isn't quite as clean or fast as DraftKings and FanDuel, but it's a must-have in your arsenal.

2. Caesars Sportsbook

  • Sign-up link: Click here
  • Promo code: ACTION4PICS
  • Offer: $100 in free bets or $1,500 on Caesars

Caesars' offer is a tiny bit confusing, so bear with me.

  • If your first bet is between $20 and $100, Caesars will give you $100 in free bets no matter what.
  • If your first bet is over $100, it will be "On Caesars" — meaning if that bet loses, you'll be refunded whatever you lost in free bets.

It will likely be the best offer Caesars has, as the book has gotten much more conservative with its promotional offers (especially after an epic-but-expensive promo offer in New York).

Claim it here or use promo code ACTION4PICS at checkout.

Why use Caesars: Caesars offers a huge swath of props and lets you parlay certain props together that other books don't, like rushing attempts or passing attempts. It also has strong futures pricing on many player awards.

3. FanDuel

  • Sign-up link: Click here
  • Promo code: None needed – just use the link!
  • Offer: Bet $5, Get $200

At FanDuel, you'll get $200 in free bets once you bet $5. This offer will expire in mid-December, so you'll want to take advantage now.

You must actually make a bet to receive the free bets, but it can be as small as $5. Then you'll be free to use those bets on any market or sport you'd like — NFL, World Cup, college football and more.

Why FanDuel: FanDuel is the market leader in sports betting for a reason. It offers the most available and innovative markets, a best-in-class same game parlay product, and so much more.

4. Barstool Sportsbook

  • Sign-up link: Click here
  • Promo code: ACTNEWSMD
  • Offer: $100 in free bets + $1,000 new player bonus

Barstool Sportsbook will go live right away in Maryland, and has a pretty good sign-up offer — maybe the best of any book. It's the only book offering one large bet on the house, plus at least $100 in free bets.

Here's how it works.

  • You'll get $100 in free bets when you use code ACTNEWSMD and opt-in on the promotions page. You just need to bet at least $1 to get the free bets.
  • You also get a new player bonus, up to $1,000.

But that means you don't want your first bet to be $1. You want to use your first bet as your new player bonus (if you can afford it to be $1,000, you should use it).

Let's cover a quick example. Say you deposit $200 and opt-in for the $100 free bets, then bet all $200 cash on the Lionsmoneyline against the Bills on Thursday.

  • If the Lions win, you'll profit $600, and keep the original $200. Plus you'd have $100 in free bets. So that's $900 in total value in your account.
  • If the Lions lose, you'll get $200 back in free bets. And you'd have $300 in free bets total in your account, and no cash.

5. PointsBet

  • Sign-up link: Click here
  • Promo code: None needed – just use the link!
  • Offer: $200 in free bets + $100 risk-free for five days

New PointsBet users can get $200 in free bets when they sign up in Maryland using this link, plus a $100 risk-free bet each of the first five days on the platform.

Like Caesars, this is also the best offer you'll get from PointsBet, which has been more conservative this football season. In other states, they're offering first-bet insurance for five days, on your first bet of each day.

Why use PointsBet: Originally a major player in Australia, PointsBet has been a big spender in the U.S. market as it tries to gain attention and betting handle. It offers one of the most unique products available — Points Betting, which pays you out based on how much your bet wins or loses by.

6. DraftKings

  • Sign-up link: Click here
  • Promo code: N/A
  • Offer: $200 in free bets

DraftKings is offering users $200 in free bets when they bet at least $5 during pre-launch. You'll also be entered into a contest that awards five Maryland bettors a $100,000 free bet.

Why DraftKings: DK is second in market share behind FanDuel, and for good reason. Its product and user experience are strong but its pricing is worse on many markets, including same game parlays.

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