In just a few weeks, people in Ohio will be able to legally bet on sports. DraftKings Sportsbook is getting people ready for the launch with a pre-launch offer that new sign-ups can redeem now, to have $200 in free bets in your account on Jan. 1, when sports betting launches in Ohio. Read below for details on how to redeem this offer.
DraftKings Ohio pre-launch offer: $200 in free bets
Sign up for a DraftKings account using a link from this page, and eight free bets of $25 each will be in your account and available to you on Jan. 1 at midnight. DraftKings is also offering a $100K free bet sweepstakes. It will randomly select five users to win a $100,000 free bet on day one of sports betting in Ohio.
This offer ends Jan. 1, and you must be in Ohio to redeem it. Sign up using the DraftKings Ohio promo code link for a chance to win.
DraftKings Ohio projected launch offer
In addition to the $200 pre-launch promo, it is projected that new customers in Ohio will also be eligible to receive DraftKings’ standard two-part new-user bonus when sports betting launches. This will be available to Ohio users starting Jan. 1.
The first part of the bonus is a $50 free bet with a first deposit of at least $5. Additionally, DraftKings will provide a 20% matching bonus on your first deposit, up to $1,000. For example, if you deposit $100 into your account, you’ll get an additional $20 in bonus funds from DraftKings plus the $50 free bet.
We project this to be available for both Ohio pre-launch users, as well as users who did not sign up for the pre-launch offer. So whether you have the $200 in free bets from the pre-launch offer or not, you will qualify for the 20% deposit matching bonus and the $50 free bet with a minimum first deposit of $5.
If you redeem the pre-launch offer, you could have access to up to $1,250 in bonuses from DraftKings (plus a chance at $100K.) Click here to sign up and get started.
Ohio sports betting 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. Note: 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.
Ohio has approved DraftKings for a Type A sportsbook license to offer online sports betting in the state via a partnership with Hollywood Casino Toledo.