Disclaimer: Caesars Sportsbook is not yet live in Virginia. This review and bonus offer is speculative based on their offer in other states and will updated once the book is live.
Caesars is a name that is about as synonymous with gambling as you can get, and now Virginia is expected to be home to a Caesars Sportsbook. The gambling behemoth didn’t become what it is today without learning how to take care of its customers, and in the sections that follow we’ll detail what makes Caesars a name you can trust with your sports betting business.
Not only will you get rewarded for signing up and making an initial deposit, but the bonuses and promotions will continue throughout the months and years ahead. We also will walk you through creating your account, making that first deposit, explaining the various types of sports bets available and much more.
When you finish, you will know all that Caesars Sportsbook has to offer, both positives and negatives, and from there you can decide if it’s the sportsbook for you.
When you sign up for Caesars Sportsbook, you will receive a free $10 bet just by using our special bonus code, and you also will be eligible for an additional bonus to your account, up to $300, by making your first deposit. Here’s how both offers work.
To receive the $10 free bet, all you need to do is enter the bonus code BETFREE10 upon signing up. The 100% deposit bonus you receive is determined by your initial deposit, up to a maximum of $300. So if you deposit $100, you’ll get an additional $100 in your account; deposit $300 or more, and you’ll receive the max $300. There is a playthrough requirement to unlock the bonus.
Remember to use the BETFREE10 bonus code in order to receive your free $10 bet. And one note about both bonuses: you get seven days to use them, otherwise they disappear, so make sure there’s something you want to bet on in the coming week when you create your account and make your first deposit.
|Online Sportsbook||Caesars Sportsbook Virginia|
|Offers||Free $10 bet and 100% deposit match up to $300|
|Last Updated||October 2, 2020|
Joining Caesars Sportsbook in Virginia is an easy process that should only take five to 10 minutes and can be done on your phone, tablet, laptop or home computer. Some people find it easier to do on a computer with a full keyboard in order to make entering all your details easier, but it’s really just about personal preference.
You’ll need to enter a few personal details: first and last name, email, phone number, home address, date of birth and Social Security number, as well as create a username and password. Having to enter your Social Security number is the one thing that scares some people, but chances are you’ll only need the last four digits of it, to help verify your identity.
And remember to enter the bonus code BETFREE10 when signing up to take advantage of the free $10 bet offer.
And that’s all it takes to sign up.
Arguably the best promotion Caesars has to offer is its 100% deposit match up to $300 for new customers.
If you use our bonus code BETFREE10 at sign-up, you also will receive a free $10 bet.
After joining Caesars Sportsbook, you will want to make sure you check your emails and log in to the site or app at least a few times a week so you don’t miss any of the specials Caesars runs throughout the year.
For example, during the first week of the NFL season, it ran a promotion where if you used code INPLAY50 when placing a bet, you were rewarded with a free bet equal to your current wager to be used on a live bet of your choice. The offer maxed out at $50.
You can expect to see similar promotions throughout the entire year. The offers usually increase at the beginnings of sports seasons, during playoff time and around big events like major championships in golf and women’s and men’s tennis.
Yes. When sports betting was legalized in the state in April 2020, it opened the door for companies to introduce their sports betting apps to the public by early 2021.
There are a few aspects of Virginia sports betting law that are good to be aware of.
Retail sportsbooks are not yet available in the state; however, that could change. The gambling legislation from earlier in 2020 also allows for five communities to vote on referendums to allow casinos in their towns. Should those referendums succeed, the legislation would allow for a sports betting license for each casino.
Additionally, a retail sportsbook would be allowed at a professional sports venue that has not yet been built in the state. The common belief is that this provision aims to help lure the Washington Football Team to build a new stadium in Virginia. The football team’s headquarters and practice facility already are located in Virginia.
Another part of the law forbids betting on college sports teams located in Virginia. So you will not be able to bet on University of Virginia or Virginia Tech basketball and football games, as well as any other local college team sports. In case you were wondering, yes you still will be able to bet on the men’s college basketball tournament in March even if local teams are participating in it.
Lastly, the law requires there be no more than 12 sportsbooks in the state at any time, while always having at least four. The goal of this stipulation is to help create options for consumers and thus force the sportsbooks to offer the best odds and deals.
One of the best benefits from Caesars Sportsbook is the fact that it’s part of Caesars’ Total Rewards program. You will need to link your Caesars online gambling account with your Total Rewards account, and once you do that you’ll start earning one credit for every $10 in sports bets you wager.
As is the case with most casino loyalty programs, the more points you earn the more comps you get. You will be able to use the points to get free bets at the sportsbook or at a Caesars casino, and earn hotel discounts and/or food and drink perks at various Caesars properties.
As for the features and benefits that are most appealing at the sportsbook, it starts with the welcome offers you’ll receive. There’s the free $10 bet you get when using the bonus code BETFREE10 and the 100% deposit match on your first deposit up to $300.
After that, there will be different promotions that Caesars runs over the course of the year allowing you to get better odds or rewards based on the specific promo it is running at that time.
As it stands right now, Caesars Sportsbook doesn’t run as many promotions as we’re seeing at other sportsbooks, so we’ll have to see if that changes going forward.
The Caesars Sportsbook app likely will be your preferred method of placing bets and monitoring your account as a whole. With retail sportsbooks yet to arrive in Virginia, there’s not a physical location for you to go to.
Some people might hear that and be upset that there are no sportsbooks to attend and watch and bet on games at. But the Caesars Sportsbook app means you instantly can turn any sports bar into a sportsbook with the push of a button.
As long as you have an internet connection and download the app, which you can get for free for both iOS and Android devices, you can have a sportsbook with you wherever you go. So, in a lot of ways, it’s actually better than a regular retail sportsbook. No longer do you have to go to a betting window or wait for a kiosk to open up to place your bets. Instead, just take out your phone, log in and get to betting.
You also have the option of going to the Caesars Sportsbook website and placing bets that way. Both the app and website are arranged in a very similar fashion, so once you’re comfortable with one, it won’t be a challenge using the other.
Caesars Sportsbook has you covered for whatever type of sports bets you’re interested in making. Let’s take a look at the most common ones you’ll see with examples of how they all work.
Clearly, there are a plethora of sports bets you can make at Caesars Sportsbook.
When it comes to sports you can bet on at Caesars, there actually aren’t as many as you’ll find at a lot of other sportsbooks in Virginia, but chances are you won’t even notice what’s missing.
All the major sports are there, like betting on the NBA, NHL, MLB, NFL, college basketball and football, soccer (both MLS and international), UFC, the PGA Tour and NASCAR betting. There’s also smaller sports like table tennis and the rugby league to bet on at Caesars.
What you won’t find are cricket, darts or cycling, to name a few. Obviously, if these sports are important for you to bet on, then Caesars Sportsbook is not for you, but most bettors will never even notice they aren’t available at Caesars.
Since Virginia doesn’t have any pro sports teams right now and you’re not allowed to bet on the local college teams in the state, let’s instead look at some of the MLB, NBA, NFL and NHL teams from the surrounding states that you might follow and bet on.
For all these teams, you’re able to wager on their individual games throughout the season, as well as bet on them during games thanks to the live betting that Caesars Sportsbook offers. You also are able to place futures wagers on them and all the other teams in the respective leagues.
In Major League Baseball, you’ve got the National League’s Washington Nationals and the American League’s Baltimore Orioles. The Nationals won the World Series in 2019 and have two of baseball’s top players in outfielder Juan Soto and starting pitcher Max Scherzer. The Orioles on the other hand were much improved in 2020 after back-to-back 100-loss seasons in the two years prior.
In the NBA, there’s the Washington Wizards and Charlotte Hornets, both in the league’s Eastern Conference. Both teams have struggled in recent years, but that could start to change after both teams drafted in the Top 10 this year. Charlotte picked third and Washington selected ninth overall.
The nearby NFL franchises are two of the bigger names in football. The Baltimore Ravens have won two Super Bowls (2001, 2013). And while it’s been a long time since its last one, the NFL’s Washington Football Team has three Vince Lombardi Trophies to its name, having won after the 1982, 1987 and 1991 seasons.
Currently, the Ravens have reigning NFL MVP Lamar Jackson at quarterback. Washington has defensive end Chase Young, who was the second overall pick in this year’s NFL draft.
And last but not least you’ve got the NHL’s Washington Capitals to cheer and now bet on at Caesars Sportsbook. The Caps feature one of the biggest stars in all of hockey in Alexander Ovechkin. Washington also won the Stanley Cup in 2018 when the Caps beat the Vegas Golden Knights in five games in the finals.
Obviously, you don’t have to limit your betting to these nearby teams, but if you are able to watch them on TV more and you follow them more closely, you might find it easier to do well when wagering for or against them because you’re more knowledgeable about the teams.
As we explained in the types of bets section above, futures betting involves betting on season-long outcomes as well as individual awards across all the major professional and college sports. At Caesars Sportsbook, you can place futures bets on all the pro teams in the surrounding states. Here’s a quick look at what that would entail in the four major leagues.
In the NFL, bettors can wager on the regular season win totals for the Washington Football Team, Baltimore Ravens and the rest of the NFL. Bettors also can bet on each team to win its respective division and conference title and the Super Bowl, too. Caesars also has futures available for major awards such as MVP, offensive and defensive rookie of the years, and for different statistical categories for some of the top players throughout the NFL.
In baseball, futures are available for the Baltimore Orioles, Washington Nationals and the remaining 28 teams in Major League Baseball. You can choose to bet on a team’s regular-season win total, who will win each division, league and the World Series. Individual futures also are there for the Cy Young, MVP and Rookie of the Year awards, and for individual accomplishments, as well.
Come NBA season, futures can be placed on the Charlotte Hornets, Washington Wizards and the rest of the league’s teams. Just like in the leagues mentioned above, you’re able to bet on regular-season wins, division and conference crowns, and the overall champion at season’s end. Individual awards and player stats are also options.
In the NHL the only difference you’ll see when it comes to futures is that you can pick between regular season wins and regular season point totals for the Washington Capitals and the rest of the NHL. Just like the other leagues, betting on division, conference and the Stanley Cup winners is available at Caesars Sportsbook. Futures bets for individual and postseason awards like the Conn Smythe Trophy are available, too.
Futures betting can be extremely profitable if you’re able to pick a major long shot before a sport’s season begins, like Lamar Jackson to win the MVP prior to the 2019 NFL season.
There are multiple ways to deposit money into your Caesars Sportsbook account. You have the option of using a bank transfer, credit card (Mastercard or Visa), PayPal, PayNearMe, Neteller or your Caesars prepaid card.
Withdrawals are just as simple. Once again you can use PayPal, Neteller or a bank transfer. And you also have the option of having your winnings transferred to your Caesars prepaid card.
If everything works as it’s designed, you’ll never need to worry about contacting customer support, but we all know that’s not always the case. Fortunately, when it comes to Caesars, it’s more than prepared if something does go wrong.
The support page includes an FAQ section with more than 100 answers to help solve your problem. If you’re not able to come up with the answer there, you can contact Caesars via live chat, phone or email.
Caesars includes responsible gambling information on its website, stating that “we want all of our customers to enjoy real-money gambling as a planned and budgeted entertainment option — like an evening out for dinner, the theater or a sporting event.”
To that end, it provides links to where people can seek help if they have a gambling problem. You also have the ability at Caesars Sportsbook to set limits on how much time you can spend on the site, the amount of money you can deposit and the amount of money you can spend.
Perhaps Caesars’ biggest commitment to responsible gambling is the option of self-excluding yourself from Caesars for either a one- or five-year period.
Caesars Sportsbook does not have a retail location in Virginia as the state does not yet have physical casinos.
Trying to select the top overall sportsbook in the state at this time is probably a little bit premature. The one thing we definitely know when it comes to Caesars Sportsbook is that it’s run by one of the biggest and best names in the gambling industry. Because of that, we feel confident in saying Caesars is a sportsbook you can trust and feel secure doing business with.
As to whether Caesars is better than competitors like DraftKings and FanDuel, it will take a little longer to answer. Both those sportsbooks, in particular, have shown a propensity in other markets across the country for rewarding their customers with great promos and incentives. If Caesars can do the same in Virginia, then the title for top sportsbook will be up for grabs.