Sportsbooks often offer bonuses to new players, especially when first opening. These are typically done through mobile betting apps, like the newly launched DraftKings Sportsbook and FanDuel Sportsbook.
Types of online sports betting bonuses
There are two different types of bonuses available. The most common is a free bet. This allows a player to make a wager with the house’s money. If it wins, the player receives the payout on the free bet.
The original free play is not turned into cash. This means that a $50 free play on a two-team parlay would receive $130 from the winnings. The free play is removed from the account once it is put into action. It cannot be wagered again or withdrawn.
Free bets are typically offered on the first wager made on a new account. Always make sure that you are betting the maximum on it as it is a total freeroll. Wagering less than the maximum allowed bonus on the first wager will usually result in losing the remaining portion of it as it must be bet all at once. Some sportsbooks require players to make the bet within seven days if opening an account.
Another form of a sports betting bonus is based on wagering a certain amount of the original deposit up to a maximum amount. The cap on this type of bonus is usually $100 or $200.
This money is awarded after the player meets the wagering requirement that is often one to five times the amount of the bonus and related winnings. The sports betting bonus is then added to the mobile betting account.
While not technically a bonus, there are still other possible perks to betting on sports in West Virginia. One way is to receive drink tickets when making wagers. This is not possible at William Hill’s sportsbook at Hollywood Casino. Future sportsbooks may offer these in the future. In Nevada, $50 to $100 in wagers will often get a drink ticket from a sportsbook if it is owned by the casino. William Hill is a tenant and does not have access to the bar to give away Hollywood Casino’s drinks. It never hurts to ask the ticket writer for some free drinks when making a sports bet.
William Hill loyalty program
Once William Hill’s mobile betting platform is live, the company will likely offer a rewards program like it does in Nevada. That program issues one point for every dollar wagered on straight bets. Two points are awarded for every dollar bet on parlays and teasers that are made off the board. Parlay cards pay five points for every dollar. At the end of the promotional period, William Hill adds $1 in cash for every 1,000 points earned to the associated mobile betting account.
There are no strings attached. The money may be withdrawn immediately or wagered. Bettors must opt into the promotion at Williamhill.us to receive this bonus.
The bonus on straight bets returns 0.1%. Parlays and teasers made off the board return 0.2%. Parlay cards pay 0.5%.
Other West Virginia sportsbooks may offer similar programs or unique bonuses as they launch throughout the state. Check out each company’s website when the sportsbook goes live to see what kind of deals are available.