With the launch of Ohio sports betting around the corner, FanDuel Ohio is preparing with a pre-launch offer for all new FanDuel Ohio users: $100 in free bets on launch day.
As of today, Oct. 1, at 12:01 a.m. ET, FanDuel’s Ohio pre-launch offer is live. It lasts until Jan. 1. Click on the FanDuel Ohio promo code link here to claim the offer.
By signing up using the link above, you will receive $100 in free bets that will be available on Jan. 1 at midnight, when sports betting in Ohio launches. There is no deposit necessary to redeem the $100.
FanDuel Ohio promo code – $1,100 projected bonus
In addition to the $100 pre-launch promo, we anticipate that new users in Ohio will also be eligible to receive FanDuel’s standard new-user bonus, which is a “no sweat first bet” of up to $1,000. This means that if the first bet that you place with your FanDuel Sportsbook account loses, the online sportsbook will issue an equal refund in bet credits, up to $1,000.
We project this offer to be available for both Ohio pre-launch users and users who did not sign up for the pre-launch offer. For example, on the first day of sports betting in Ohio, one user may already have $100 to bet with from the pre-launch offer, and another user may not. But both will qualify for the no sweat first bet.
Click here to sign up. When sports betting launches, place a wager of at least $5 on any sporting event. If your bet loses, that’s when the refund of free bets will kick in.
Ohio sports betting legal background
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed HB 29 into law on Dec. 8, 2021. This legalized both online and retail sports betting, including betting on college sports.
Language in the bill establishes three licenses that entities can seek. Type A licenses, which are available for the state’s casinos and professional sports teams, partner these teams and establishments with online sportsbooks.
Type B licenses are available for sportsbooks wanting to open an in-person location in Ohio. However, there are regulations on this: no county can have more than five retail sportsbooks, and counties home to fewer than 50,000 people cannot have any.
Type C licenses are available for grocery stores, bars, restaurants, and any sellers of Ohio Lottery tickets that want to offer sports betting kiosks. They must also have a Class D liquor license.
Though it has not yet received approval from the Ohio Casino Control Commission, FanDuel has applied for a Type A license at Belterra Park in Cincinnati. Boyd Gaming, a partner of FanDuel, owns Belterra Park.