FanDuel Sportsbook Vermont Promo: Pre-Registration Bonus Offer Now Open Before January Launch

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Sports betting in Vermont will go live on Jan. 11 and FanDuel Sportsbook is offering $100 in bonus bets during the pre-registration window with no deposit required, plus another $200 in bonus bets after you bet $5 when sports betting goes live. That's $300 in total bonus bets when you sign up for a new account. The pre-reg period runs from Dec. 12 to Jan. 10 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Vermont's sports betting bill allows up to six operators, but only three will be there in January (and for the foreseeable future) — FanDuel, DraftKings and Fanatics Sportsbook.

Will There Be a Better Offer from FanDuel Later?

It's hard to say. But in terms of "bet/get" offers — in which you put in very little real cash and get bonus bets — $300 is likely as good as it's going to get.

FanDuel in all other states right now is offering $150 in bonus bets after a winning $5 moneyline wager, and earlier this football season, was giving out $200 in bonus bets with a $5 wager.

FanDuel will sometimes offer huge "no sweat first bet" offers like the $5,000 they doled out in Kentucky. But that offer only refunds you in bonus bets if your first bet on the platform loses.

What If I Signed up at FanDuel Sportsbook in Massachusetts or Another State?

If you already have a FanDuel Sportsbook account, you won't get the full bonus. You may get a smaller welcome offer to re-engage with their product (like users did in Kentucky), but your account credentials and wallet at FanDuel will be the same if you signed up in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York or elsewhere. You'll just be logging in when VT goes live, not signing up again.

Can I Still Get the Bonus if I Played FanDuel DFS?

Yes, you'll still get the $300 in bonus bets if you've only played DFS at FanDuel.

Which Other Sportsbooks will be in Vermont?

DraftKings and Fanatics Sportsbook will be the other operators in Vermont. They went through a competitive bidding process and although there are three additional licenses, other operators likely felt the tax rate was too high.

Which Other States Are Launching Sports Betting Soon?

North Carolina sports betting may go live in the spring, though it could be as late as June. There are only 12 states without sports betting, but many more with only in-person betting.

Vermont is the last state in the Northeast to legalize after Maine went live this fall.

Will Vermont Have In-Person Betting?

Vermont does not have any casinos and will not have in-person sports betting, joining Tennessee as the other state with online betting but no retail option.

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