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Disclaimer: Fanatics Online Casino has not yet launched in Maryland, as online casino gaming remains unregulated in the state. This review reflects information gathered from other states where Fanatics Casino operates legally.

Fanatics Casino MD bonus

Expected sign-up bonus: $150 in Bonus Bets
Promo code: N/A
Minimum deposit: $10
Last updated: June 2024

Casino overview

Casino: Fanatics
Legal in Maryland: No
Partner in Maryland: N/A
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Online casino gambling isn’t yet legal in Maryland, but the industry is certainly gaining legislative momentum. In March 2024, HB 1319, a bill aiming to legalize internet casino gambling passed the MD House by a 92-43 vote.

While the bill did not advance out of the Senate before the end of the General Assembly session, effectively tabling legislation until 2026, this is the closest Maryland politicians have come to legalizing iCasinos. In December 2023, a poll we conducted surveying MD voters indicated 75% would’ve voted in favor of legalization on the 2024 ballot had the referendum passed.

To prepare for potential expansion in the not-too-distant future, we put together this piece to take a look at Fanatics Casino, including a review of what the operator could bring to Maryland, expected bonuses and games on the platform, and customer support options.

What is the expected Fanatics Casino Maryland bonus?

Based on the bonus the operator is using in other states, we expect the Fanatics Casino Maryland bonus will involve “FanCash” in some capacity. FanCash is Fanatics’ point system used for bonus bets and gambling credits, as well as for merchandise from Fanatics’ sports memorabilia and apparel stores.

Because Fanatics will frequently rotate through its welcome bonus offers, please continue to check in with MDBetting.com for the latest news and updates.

Will you need a promo code to claim the Fanatics Casino MD bonus?

No, it is not expected that you will need to use a promo code to claim the Fanatics Casino MD bonus when it becomes available. You should be able to claim the bonus immediately after creating your account and meeting all the necessary requirements (eligible deposit, minimum wager threshold, etc., depending on the offer type).

Other expected bonuses at Fanatics Casino Maryland

Beyond the welcome promo, here are a few of the other MD online casino bonuses we expect at Fanatics Casino Maryland.

  • Free spins: Free spins issued as a bonus by Fanatics will be available on virtually every slot machine title on the platform. They allow you to play virtual slots and jackpot games without having to use any of the funds in your bankroll. Sometimes, free spins can be earned in-game; in that case, those spins are tied to that title only and are non-transferable.
  • Deposit matches: When you’re funding your account using your preferred payment method, Fanatics may have an offer to match your deposit up to a certain total. This match would come in the form of casino credits which could be used across the platform on your preferred games. Just be careful, as bonus funds can expire after a given time period if unused.
  • Second chance/Replay bonuses: Another common welcome bonus in the iGaming space, second chance bonuses calculate your net losses from your first 24 hours on the site (or from another time period if returning players are eligible) and awards the value of the net total in bonus credits.

Steps to sign up at Fanatics Casino in MD and claim the bonus

Registration at Fanatics Casino in MD could look a bit different by the time MD is ready to roll out online casinos, as Fanatics only operates its casino as a mobile app. It is unclear if a browser-based platform will be available in the future.

If you already have a Fanatics Sportsbook account, you will not need to repeat the signup process. Instead, you’ll use your existing account credentials to log in.

Based on the current process, here are the steps to sign up at Fanatics Casino in MD and claim the bonus once it becomes available.

  1. Download the mobile app: When the Fanatics Casino app is available to Maryland gamblers, we will update this page with a link that takes you to the correct download page for your Apple or Android device. This link will also help you secure the top welcome bonus that Fanatics offers.
  2. Open the app and tap “Join”: The “join” button is located at the top right corner of the screen.
  3. Set up your credentials: Next, you’ll need to decide on the credentials for your account. Provide your email address and a password to use when accessing your account. This will create your Fanatics ID.
  4. Verify your identity: To verify your identity, you will need to provide Fanatics with your legal first and last name, date of birth, phone number, home address, and the last four digits of your social security number. This information will be required by Maryland law.
  5. Check boxes and confirm your registration: Finally, you’ll need to check four boxes before you’ll be able to play at Fanatics Casino. The first box confirms that you’ve read and agree to the terms of service and privacy policy, the second is to confirm you are at least 21 years of age, third that you are not prohibited from sports betting (due to your job, enrollment in a gambling self-exclusion program, etc.), and that you agree to having your account monitored by the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency. When these are all checked, click “Confirm” to finalize your registration. The bonus will land in your account shortly thereafter.

No, Fanatics Casino is not legal in Maryland. Online casinos in MD are not yet legal, so for now, Fanatics fans are only allowed to use the Fanatics Sportsbook platform.

Based on the legislative activities in early 2024 and quotes from Maryland lawmakers, it appears the soonest Fanatics Casino could become legal in the state would be in 2026 (with 2027 as the likely launch date should voters pass the referendum).

Fanatics Casino MD expected payment options

Using the list of Fanatics Casino payment options in other states where the platform is already live and running, we expect the following options to be available to MD bettors.

  • Credit cards (Visa, Mastercard)
  • Debit cards (Visa, Mastercard)
  • ACH/E-check
  • Apple Pay
  • Google Pay
  • Samsung Pay
  • Venmo
  • Wire transfer
  • Paper check (withdrawal only)

Customer support at Fanatics Casino Maryland

Thus far, Fanatics’ customer support in iGaming endeavors has appeared to be better than for the company’s sports merchandising vertical. We’ve found information to be somewhat easy to find, though having more sportsbook and casino information available on the website and more readily available in the app would be quite helpful.

Here is how you will be able to get in touch with Fanatics Casino Maryland customer support if needed once the platform launches.

  • Email: [email protected]
  • Phone: Not listed
  • Live chat: Available 24/7
  • Social media: Twitter - @FanaticsBook

Which casino games will you be able to play at Fanatics Casino MD?

Fanatics Casino will offer a broad range of casino games to MD gamblers once the platform is permitted to operate in the state. Here are a few of the gaming categories that we expect will be the most popular choices.

  • Online slots: Online slot games, progressive jackpots, and similar titles account for the majority of the gaming titles at Fanatics Casino. From time to time, these titles will change, sometimes to have more seasonally appropriate games available (such as holiday themes, sports themes, etc). You may also see games with thematic elements tied into Maryland’s sports teams, like a Baltimore Orioles jackpot or a Baltimore Ravens spin and win game.
  • Video poker: Video poker puts a twist on five-card draw poker by having players wager on the value of their own hand rather than whether their hand beats other players at the table. Variants can change the number of decks in use, introduce Wild Cards, number of draws (single or double draw), minimum hand required to win, and more.
  • Blackjack: Blackjack is a table game where players go against a dealer (either a virtual or live dealer), putting together a hand with a better value than the dealer’s but doesn’t pass a value of 21. Aces can be worth either 1 or 11 (depending on which is more helpful), cards 2-10 hold face value, and Jacks, Queens, and Kings are all worth 10.

FAQ

When is Fanatics Casino expected to launch in Maryland?

There is no definitive timeline for when Fanatics Casino will launch in Maryland. The state needs to legalize online casino gambling first, and it seems no such ballot initiative will be available during the 2024 election. This means the soonest iCasinos could become legal would be in 2026.

Who will regulate Fanatics Casino in Maryland?

When Fanatics Casino becomes legal in Maryland, it would be regulated by the State Lottery and Gaming Control Agency. This is the same oversight body that regulates Maryland sports betting and lottery gaming.

Why will Fanatics Casino offer bonuses to MD players?

Fanatics Casino will offer bonuses to its MD players to excite new bettors, enticing them to sign up for the platform. It will also provide bonus offers to returning players to thank them for their continued use of the casino app.