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What is the ESPN Bet Maryland promo?

The ESPN Bet Maryland promo is $200 in bonus bets following the first wager you make with the bookie. Example: Sign up for a new ESPN Bet account, access the platform on the web or in the mobile app, make a real-money deposit of at least $10, and place your first bet at the sportsbook (any stake, line, or sport). Within 72 hours of placing that wager, you'll receive four bonus bets valued at $50 each, totaling $200 in bonus bets.

ESPN Bet MD bonus

Sign-up bonus: $200 in Bonus Bets
Promo code: No code needed
Minimum deposit: $10
Last updated: December 2023

Sportsbook overview

Sportsbook: ESPN Bet
Legal in Maryland: Yes
Partner in Maryland: Hollywood Casino Perryville
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After partnering with PENN Entertainment, ESPN has launched its very first sportsbook, ESPN Bet, going live on November 14, 2023. PENN announced its partnership with "The Worldwide Leader in Sports" on August 8, 2023, following PENN’s sale of Barstool Sports back to its founder, Dave Portnoy.

ESPN Bet is now live and accessible to bettors in Maryland. Bettors who were previously registered with Barstool saw their accounts transition automatically while new players are welcome to register at any time.

In this ESPN Bet MD overview, we’re going to tackle all the key information MD users should know before signing up for the sportsbook. So without further ado, let’s jump right into it.

What is ESPN Bet?

ESPN Bet is the newest big-name sportsbook to hit the market. ESPN and PENN Entertainment signed a 10-year partnership together in August, opening the door for ESPN to launch its first sports betting service.

Although ESPN Bet replaced Barstool Sportsbook under PENN's backing, the site looks and functions a bit differently. The site features a totally different color scheme, as does the mobile betting app, reflecting a modern aesthetic while staying true to ESPN's existing branding.

Yes, ESPN Bet is legal and live in MD. ESPN Bet is backed by PENN Entertainment and has rolled out in each of the 17 jurisdictions where PENN has licensing, which includes Maryland. It is the newest online Maryland sportsbook to launch.

How do I open an account at ESPN Bet in Maryland and get the bonus?

You can open an account at ESPN Bet in Maryland by using the link at the top of the page. That link will open in a new tab and take you directly to the registration form so you can keep this page open for reference and convenience.

The welcome bonus consists of $200 in bonus bets following a player's first wager of any type on the sportsbook and will be credited to their account with 72 hours of placing their bet.

Here’s how MD players may be able to open an account with ESPN Bet and claim the welcome offer.

  1. First, you’re going to need to open the ESPN Bet website using the link at the top of this page. On the first part of the registration form, you'll be asked to come up with a unique username (3-30 characters in length), as well as an email address, phone number, and password (entered twice to confirm).
  2. Next, as you fill out the registration form, you’ll have the opportunity to set up time limits and financial limits on your account to reinforce responsible gambling practices. These options can cap the amount of time you spend on the site each day, how much money you can deposit, the maximum amount you're allowed to wager, and more. These can be utilized at your discretion, but they can prevent problem gambling, so we encourage their use.
  3. Then, you'll need to check a few boxes to agree to the terms of use, confirm that you are at least 21 years old, attest that you won't use geolocation blockers/apps while using ESPN Bet, and (optionally) your wish to be included on marketing and promotional emails.
  4. After that, you will be required to provide several pieces of personal information. This includes your full legal name, street address, date of birth, and the last four digits of your Social Security number. You can also choose to upload a photo of your driver's license or other government-issued ID, but if you don't want to go that route, you can take a picture of yourself and manually type in all that information.
  5. Finally, once you've completed all the above steps, click "Submit" to finalize your registration. From there, you'll be able to log in, make a real-money deposit, and place your first wager on the site. After your bet is in, you'll receive four $50 bonus bets (totaling $200) within 72 hours.

What type of sign-up promo does ESPN Bet have?

ESPN Bet's sign-up promo is $200 in bonus bets following your first real-money wager on the site. These bonus bets will land in your account within 72 hours of placing your first bet, which could mean they'll be in your account before your first bet settles!

One awesome aspect of this bonus offer is that it applies to any sport, bet type, and dollar amount you choose. Whether you want to wager $5 on a Baltimore Ravens same game parlay or go big with a bet on the Washington Commanders to cover the spread, you're able to get the promo however you play!

How long will it take for the ESPN Bet bonus to get to my account?

ESPN Bet's welcome bonus will get to your account within 72 hours of placing your first wager on the site, regardless of the outcome of that bet. There are no restrictions on the size of your stake, the odds to qualify, or the sport on which you'd like to bet, so find a line you like and get that wager in!

How do I fix issues if the ESPN Bet Maryland bonus is not working?

If you’re having issues getting the ESPN Bet welcome bonus to work, reading through the terms and conditions of it may give you some answers. For example, if you haven't waited at least 72 hours for the bonus to arrive, you may just need to be patient before you see the promo arrive.

You can also try logging out of your ESPN Bet account, closing your web browser, and restarting your device. This can trip the cached version of the browser and refresh the site, allowing the bonus to come through.

Then, if you’ve already thoroughly gone through the stipulations tied to the ESPN Bet welcome bonus and it’s still giving you trouble, contacting an ESPN Bet customer service representative will be your best bet.

Leading sports you can bet on using ESPN Bet Maryland

ESPN Bet has 17 sports live on its platform with many of the top leagues from around the world within those categories. Here are some of the leading sports you will be able to bet on using ESPN Bet Maryland.

  • Football: Betting on football is essentially a way of life for any avid sports bettor; MD players are no different. The Baltimore Ravens garner most of the attention from bettors in MD.
  • Basketball: During the NBA season, most MD fans turn their attention to the Washington Wizards, even though the team isn’t located in Maryland.
  • Baseball: In the MLB, the Baltimore Orioles dominate Maryland’s baseball fandom.
  • Hockey: Although Maryland does not house any NHL teams, there’s a large contingent of Washington Capitals fans in the state.

What types of bonuses are offered at ESPN Bet sportsbook?

ESPN Bet will offer many types of bonuses at the sportsbook to encourage new players to sign up for the site and to keep returning players coming back to the platform. In the future, they may also offer some exclusive MD betting bonuses that bettors won’t be able to find at rivaling sportsbooks.

Here are some of the most common bonus offers we expect ESPN Bet to employ, some of which are already in place.

  • Daily/weekly odds boosts: On a daily basis, ESPN Bet offers a number of bets with boosted odds attached to them. Some bigger sporting events can see increased odds, typically between +25 and +100 added to the line, but sometimes even more than that. "Boosted odds" just means the odds for a selected bet will be more favorable for the user, meaning they won’t have to wager as much in order to see a potentially large return.
  • Parlay boosts: Parlay boosts follow the same format as a normal odds boost bonus, except they only apply to parlay bets. Sometimes, Maryland sportsbooks will hand-pick a parlay and attach boosted odds to it. Other times, they’ll allow the user to make their own parlay and select the parlay boost to apply to it. ESPN Bet is likely to tie these bets in with ESPN's on-air personalities as the platform gets off the ground.
  • Rewards program: Loyalty and rewards programs have grown in popularity over the past several years, and ESPN Bet users are eligible for the PENN Play Program. This program rewards returning players with bonus bets, boosted odds, or even free hotel stays at retail locations through points earned with every wager made on the site.

The ESPN Bet betting app in Maryland

ESPN Bet's Maryland mobile betting app is now available for public download. The app is free to download on both Android and iOS devices and is already rating highly in both stores (4.8/5 in Google Play Store, 4.9/5 in iOS App Store).

While these ratings could be skewed due to a small sample size (because of the newness of the app), the strong reviews across device types are promising. ESPN Bet will need to keep those ratings up if the sportsbook is to contend with established sports betting powerhouses in DraftKings and FanDuel, which account for 81% of Maryland's total betting handle.

In testing the app, we found the product to be very user-friendly and intuitive. A "featured bets" screen is prominently featured when opening the app, allowing you to scroll through a few of the day's popular boosted odds wagers and make a bet with the push of a button. With a sleek aesthetic and impressive load times, ESPN Bet's app will likely become a fan favorite in short order.

How to download the ESPN Bet app on iOS

  1. First, head to the App Store on your iOS device. In the search bar, type in “ESPN Bet” to begin your search.
  2. Once you find the app, hit the “Get” button next to the app’s logo. Then, hit “Install” and wait a few moments for the app to download onto your device.
  3. After the download finishes, open up the app, log in with your ESPN username and password, and be sure to allow the app to track your location while using it. This is how ESPN Bet will be able to verify you’re in a state where they have licensing.

How to download the ESPN Bet app on Android

  1. Head to the Google Play Store on your Android device and search for “ESPN Bet.”
  2. After finding the app, hit the “Install” button and wait a few seconds for the app to download.
  3. Once the app is downloaded, open it up, log in with your ESPN Bet credentials, and turn on your location services.

Am I able to wager on Maryland college sports with ESPN Bet?

Yes, you are able to wager on Maryland college sports with ESPN Bet. Betting on college sports is legal in Maryland, and given ESPN's heavy presence in the collegiate athletics landscape, it's no surprise college betting markets are prominently featured at the bookie.

ESPN Bet Sportsbook Maryland payment options

ESPN Bet hasn't done anything groundbreaking on the banking options front. However, they do offer many of the most common payment methods found at other Maryland sportsbooks.

Here are some of the most popular payment options available to ESPN Bet players.

Deposit/withdrawal methods include:

  • Credit cards
  • Debit cards
  • Online banking (Trustly)
  • ACH/e-check
  • PayPal
  • Skrill
  • Wire transfer
  • Cash (at participating casino locations only)

Our rating of ESPN Bet Sportsbook Maryland


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MD Betting has given ESPN Bet Sportsbook Maryland an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5. This rating is based on the following criteria:

  • Welcome Bonus - Rating 5/5: ESPN Bet’s generous welcome bonus doesn’t have odds requirements, wager minimums, or sports market restrictions, and the offer awards players $200 in bonus bets regardless of the outcome of their first bet on the site. This is one of the most player-friendly bonuses available in Maryland 
  • Payment options - Rating 4/5: The payment options at ESPN Bet parallel other Maryland bookies, and we expect there will be further developments in this area as the platform continues to evolve. We're glad to see Venmo and PayPal included in the banking methods list. 
  • Sportsbook app - Rating 5/5: Even though the app is still quite new, we're already seeing strong performance for both Android and iOS devices. The app has an impressive, stylish display and is quite easy to navigate. 
  • Variety & Features - Rating 4/5: Seeing the PENN Play Program carried over from the Barstool platform is a boon for sports bettors, and the decision to include a loyalty program was absolutely the correct call. ESPN Bet offers 17 different sports to wager on while also having esports and entertainment markets available.
  • Customer Support - Rating 4/5: Without a 24/7 support chat on the website, we can’t quite give full marks here. However, even while testing on launch day, we found response times to be adequate through both phone and email options.


When did ESPN Bet's Maryland sportsbook launch?

ESPN Bet Maryland launched when the site went live on November 14, 2023. MD bettors can sign up today using our link to claim the best available registration bonus!

Can I bet on basketball at ESPN Bet?

Yes, you can bet on basketball at ESPN Bet. The sportsbook features 17 different sports on its site while also having esports and other entertainment betting market offerings.

What is the minimum deposit at ESPN Bet in Maryland?

The minimum deposit at ESPN Bet in Maryland is $10 for most methods. However, wire transfers carry a considerably higher minimum at $10,000. You can make a deposit using a credit or debit card, PayPal, Venmo, Skrill, online banking, e-check, cash at a participating casino cage, or a wire transfer.

Does ESPN Bet in Maryland charge withdrawal fees?

No, ESPN Bet in Maryland does not charge withdrawal fees. However, you may be charged fees by the payment processor or financial institution you use when moving funds into your bank account. Sports betting winnings are also taxed in MD, so you'll need to be prepared to cover the taxes as well.

Does ESPN Bet have any retail betting locations in MD?

ESPN Bet will likely replace Barstool Sportsbook's retail location following the conversion. The sportsbook would be housed at Hollywood Casino Perryville, though a formal announcement about such a transition hasn't been made yet.