Sign-up Offers Summary
Before You Start
- Read our Getting Started guides.
- Limits are the worst thing that can happen to you as a Matched Bettor. Understand what limits are and how to avoid them by reading our Don't Get Limited guide.
- Ensure you understand what promotions can and cannot be stacked. For example you do not want to put two Risk Free Bets against each other. Read our Stacking Promotions Guides.
- Signup offers do vary by state and change periodically. Always double check the terms and conditions of each offer. Common criteria include:
a. Minimum deposit amount
b. Minimum odds
c. Required timeline from when your account was opened
d. Promo code required or not
e. Maximum value
- Don't stop after the sign-up offers. Sportsbooks have recurring promotions that can easily be worth over several hundred dollars a month, or even more if you reach VIP status.
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After reading our Getting Started guide, the next step is determining your starting bankroll. Your starting bankroll changes the approach you take to complete all the sign-up offers. This guide contains two methods, one for bankrolls over $6,000 (large) and one for under $6,000 (standard). Selecting your starting bankroll size below adjusts the recommended order for completing the sign-up offers and helps optimize your profit.
Standard bankrolls: Start with the smaller sign-up offers to build your bankroll. Then move to DraftKings followed by the larger sign-up offers.
Large Bankrolls: Start with DraftKings and maximize the 20% deposit match. Then use DraftKings to hedge other signup offers. This will often results in their VIP team contacting you which leads to larger and more profitable offers. If you have a bankroll over $10,000 consider immediately going after VIP status. Read our guide on Becoming a VIP.
The introductory bonuses provided below are just the beginning. Each sportsbook offers regular promotions that could potentially amount to several hundred dollars per month, and if you attain VIP status, the benefits could be even greater.
Select your starting bankroll size. This adjusts the recommended order to complete the sign-up offers.
Notes: Bonus is subject to a 1x wagering requirement. You have 14 days to redeem the deposit match, and bonus winnings expire after 90 days. All bets are made using your Cash Balance first. A max of $25 per bet will contribute towards the wagering requirement. Only bets made using your bonus cash will contribute to the wagering requirement. For example; User has a $0 cash balance and $100 bonus balance. User wagers $25 on 4 winning bets. User can now withdraw their winnings.
Notes: DK calls Site Credit DK Dollars. They are a 1x playthrough, but the initial deposit match is released at 25x. Meaning, for every $25 bet $1 of Site Credit is added to your account and automatically applied to your next bet. Minimum odds -300 and 90 days to meet the playthrough requirement. Be sure to use the sportsbook app/webpage. It is easy to accidentally use the casino or daily fantasy app/webpage. When making your first deposit, edit the deposit amount to $5,000 before linking the deposit method. This offer can be used to hedge other signup offers.
Notes: Open your account and do not deposit for several days. You may get a $500 deposit match. Some can combine this with the $1,500 Risk Free Bet. Others were not able. To be safe you can wait for the deposit match, make a $1,500 deposit removing the promotional code, place the $1,500 Risk Free Bet, then make a second deposit for the $500 match.