Online sports betting is coming to Arizona. This page will be updated with live odds and bonus offers as soon as AZ sportsbooks launch.
As legal sports betting arrives in Arizona, the sheer number of online sportsbooks can be overwhelming. That’s before you even get into who’s offering what kind of sign-up bonus, who’s got the best weekly sportsbook promotions, and how you can make the most out of the bonuses. There’s a dizzying array of flashy ads and competing offers out there. Can you really get free bets from sportsbooks, and are they really free? (In both cases, often yes.)
This page will introduce the differences among some of these, and what you can expect from online sportsbooks in the way of free bets, promotions, and bonuses. With online betting, you can sign up with various sportsbooks and take advantage of whichever offer works for you. These offers can help ease your way into online sports betting, too, by minimizing your risk.
Here’s what you need to know to claim the best bonuses and promotions at online sportsbooks in Arizona.
Sports betting bonuses & free bets guide
The specifics of how to claim a bonus or free bet offer vary from site to site. This is often a case where you need to read the rules for each sportsbook to make sure you can claim your promotion. You also can consult the specific terms and conditions associated with any promotion for precise details. There are two basic styles: Either you have to deposit or you don’t. The second kind, you can probably guess, is not as common. They do happen, however, especially during big events like the Super Bowl.
No matter which style it is, many sportsbook promos will require a code to unlock. And once you’ve made an account at the sportsbook, you can redeem the code. Commonly, the field to redeem the code will be on your account page, deposit page, or registration page if you’re signing up for a new account.
There also are some promotions that you don’t use a code for. Instead, the sportsbook automatically adds them to your account when something specific happens, like you make a deposit of a certain amount, you lose a certain amount, or you open a new account.
Free bets are one of the most popular and sought-after bonuses in online betting. It’s just more fun to gamble when it’s not your money. They also may let you make a different or bigger bet than you usually might because there’s less risk involved. Read the promotion carefully, however, as some of these require a minimum deposit, or might want you to enter a code somewhere or check a box to opt into the offer. Also, note that free bet offers always require you to register for an account with the sportsbook and enter a valid payment method.
Some of the promotions you come across will be no deposit bonuses (you don’t have to make a deposit to claim the free bet). You also will see deposit matching bonuses. These increase based on how much you deposit. No deposit bonuses are usually smaller, limited amounts, like $5 or $10, while deposit matches often simply match 100% of your deposit, effectively doubling it, up to a set amount.
Using a sportsbook bonus or promo code
Bonus codes are basically just coupons that you use to activate offers, like free bets or deposit matching. If you do need a sportsbook bonus code, you’ll find a field to enter it when you create an account with the sportsbook. Following your registration, you’ll need to deposit in your account before most bonuses go into play.
If you’re looking for bonus and promo codes to use at legal online sportsbooks here in Arizona, then you’re in luck. You’ll find codes for many of the sportsbooks that require them. You can bookmark the page of a sportsbook that interests you and come back if you need the code.
The different types of sportsbook bonuses
You’re going to discover that there is no real “set” style of bonus or promo at online sportsbooks. Some are similar, of course, but there is a lot of variety out there. Here are some of the more common free bets and bonuses you’ll find at the top sportsbooks like DraftKings in Arizona.
- Risk-free bets: This starts with you making a wager. If you win, you get your payout just like normal. If you lose, however, you receive a refund, usually in the form of a free bet. There are often requirements for this kind of bonus, so make sure to read the terms and conditions before making your first wager.
- Free bets: These are by far some of the most popular sportsbook bonuses. Look at these like you’re making bets with money that the sportsbook has provided. There are usually rules associated with these bonuses. You might have restrictions on the type of bet you can place or the sport you can bet on. Keep in mind that, in most cases, if you win your bet, you’ll get the winnings but not the free bet amount you wagered itself.
- Match bet: This is mostly just a risk-free bet. You use your own money that you’ve deposited in your account to make a bet. If you win, then great. If you lose, however, you will get a credit in your account for the same amount you bet with. A typical match bet offer is 100% up to $500.
- No deposit free bet: This is a free wager you get to make at the sportsbook that offers it. You have to register for an account, of course, but you don’t need to risk any of your own money at all. Instead, you get an amount (usually $5 or $10) that you can bet with. If you win, you’ll have to meet a “requirement” to cash out the winnings. That is typically playing through the amount 10 to 15 times. Once you’ve met that requirement, you can withdraw the money if you wish.
- Deposit match: With this bonus, the sportsbook will match the amount you deposit. The match is typically for 100%, but sometimes less. There will also be a cap on the amount that the sportsbook will match. You’ll need to reach a required number of playthroughs before the matched amount actually becomes available to withdraw. Make sure to read all the terms and conditions before depositing your funds.
Sportsbook promos after the initial bonus
These bonuses range from profit boosts to odds boosts and sometimes even free sports bets. Do a little research on the various sportsbooks to see which promotions you like.
Sportsbook bonus terms and conditions
We cannot stress this enough: Always read the terms and conditions. Within those, which you must agree to in order to open an account, are all the rules the sportsbook uses.
When will the sportsbook cancel a bet? It’s in the terms and conditions. What constitutes a completed NFL game? That’s also in the terms and conditions. What kind of deposit and withdrawal methods can I use? That info will be in the same place.
Don’t worry if you clicked “accept” without reading the terms and conditions. You can always find them on the sportsbook website.
There also are more terms and conditions you should read whenever possible, and those are the rules governing bonuses and promotions. Some will have requirements that you need to meet in order to withdraw winnings. Others will have rules for what kind of bets you can make using the bonus.
Downloading a sports betting app
When it comes to getting yourself set up with a sportsbook app, the process is easy. Most sportsbooks have links on their homepage for you to click to head right to the download page.
After you’ve downloaded the app you can make your account active if you haven’t already. To do that, you will need to input personal details such as the last four digits of your Social Security number (all legal and regulated sportsbooks require these details), your address, and your contact information.
With a sportsbook on your mobile device, you’ll be able to place wagers from anywhere within Arizona state lines. You also can usually access your account from anywhere, not just Arizona. You cannot, however, place a bet from anywhere other than the Grand Canyon State.
Sportsbook Bonus FAQ
What is the typical no deposit bonus amount?
It really depends on the sportsbook, but the usual amount you’ll come across will be either $5 or $10.
Do I have to bet a certain amount before I can cash out?
Most bonuses are going to have a requirement you need to meet before you can cash out your winnings, and a large amount of those will be “playthroughs” or a set amount you need to wager before you’re able to withdraw the funds. The actual requirement will vary, but you can find out what each one is by reading the terms and conditions prior to accepting the bonus.
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Will I need a bonus code?
Sometimes. Some sportsbooks don’t require one at all and you can claim a bonus by signing up or meeting some other requirement. For the sites that do require one, you’ll be able to find many codes on this site.