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Georgia Top Sportsbooks & Betting Bonuses

Sports betting in Georgia is not legal but a change of governor could alter that. Sportsbooks could make an appearance by 2024. 

Best Georgia Sportsbooks in 2023

NOTE: Online sports betting in Georgia is not legal. A GA sportsbook law could be a year or two away. We predict some of the biggest US betting operators could be the first to go live. 

Georgia Sportsbook (Expected)Likely New Player Offers at Launch
BallyBetFirst Bet Match Up to $250
BetRiversBet Insurance up to $500
BetMGMFree Bet up to $1k
DraftKingsGet a deposit bonus up to $1k
CaesarsBet insurance up to $1,250
Hard Rock SportsbookFirst Bet Match Up to $100
PointsbetFree Bets up to $500
SI SportsbookFree Bets up to $200
WynnBETBet $100, Get $100

Sports Betting Bonus Types in Georgia

Sports betting is currently not legal in Georgia, but if and when it becomes legal, bettors can expect various types of sports betting bonuses offered by sportsbooks to attract and retain customers. We predict Georgia online sportsbooks will offer bonuses throughout the year, from welcome bonuses to deposit match deals and loyalty schemes. Here are some common sports betting bonus types, along with examples:

Welcome Bonus

A welcome bonus is offered to new customers when they sign up for a sportsbook. This bonus often comes in the form of a risk-free bet or a deposit match.

Example: BetMGM Sportsbook offers a $1000 free bet with bet insurance, meaning that if your first bet loses, you will be credited with a free bet up to $1,000 to use on a future wager.

Deposit Match Bonus

A deposit match bonus is when a sportsbook matches a percentage of your initial deposit, providing extra funds for you to bet with. Example: Caesars Sportsbook offers a 100% deposit match up to $1,250 in most legal American sports betting states. If you deposit $1,250, the sportsbook will match it and credit your account with an additional $1,250, giving you a total of $2,500 to bet with. You can deposit less and still get the lucrative 100 % match-up bonus.

Free Bet

A free bet is a specified amount of money credited to your account that you can use to place a bet, typically without the need for an initial deposit. Example: Bally Bet Sportsbook offers a $100 free bet for new customers in some other legal US sports betting states. You can use the $100 to place a bet, and if your bet is successful, you will receive the winnings, excluding the initial free bet stake.

Reload Bonus

A reload bonus rewards customers for making additional deposits after their initial deposit. The sportsbook will match a percentage of the deposit, usually up to a certain limit. Example: A sportsbook might offer a 50% reload bonus up to $200. If you deposit $400, the sportsbook will credit your account with an additional $200, giving you a total of $600 to bet with.

Cashback or Rebate

Cashback or rebate bonuses are offered by sportsbooks as a way to refund a percentage of a bettor’s net losses over a specific period. Example: A sportsbook might offer a 10% cashback on your net losses for the previous week. If you lost $500 last week, you would receive a $50 cashback bonus.

Odds Boost / Enhanced odds 

An odds boost is a promotion where the sportsbook increases the odds on a particular event or market, providing bettors with better potential payouts. Example: A US sportsbook might boost the odds on a specific NFL game from +150 to +200, increasing the potential payout for bettors who back the boosted side.

Please note that sports betting is not yet legal in Georgia, and the examples provided are for illustration purposes based on bonus types offered in other states where sports betting is legal.

Other Types of Bonuses

  • Refer-a-friend
  • Profit boost
  • Parlay boost
  • Parlay insurance
  • Rewards program
  • In-play betting money back/free bets

How to Claim Your Georgia Welcome Offer

Claim a Georgia Sports Betting Bonus

Opening a Georgia sportsbook account will be simple through some easy steps. You’ll have to be 21 or over and physically located in Georgia when you log on to make bets. You may have to provide ID evidence too to confirm your account.
Claim Sports Betting Bonus Step 2
Step 2
Open an Account
Complete the registration form with your full name, date of birth and address. You’ll also need a valid Social Security Number (SSN) to confirm your ID.
Claim Sports Betting Bonus. Step 3
Step 3
Read T&Cs To Get Bonus
Read terms and conditions, and wagering requirements apply. Enter a promo code to trigger your welcome bonus and free bets.
How to claim Sports Betting Bonus. Step 4
Step 4
Deposit and Bet
Log in and make a first deposit. You must make a first bet within the time limit in order to activate free bets or a deposit bonus.

Georgia is one of the few American states not to have any regulated sports betting. The state’s biggest problem is that it has no casinos. Any new sports betting regulation would likely have to include brick and mortar casinos as well, which means new laws are unlikely any time soon. 

The state legislative session ended in July 2022 with no bills being passed. The General Assembly won’t meet again until early next year, so any betting laws are unlikely to be introduced for another year at least. 

For now, Georgians must travel across the border to Tennessee to place bets. North Carolina is also close to legalizing sports betting.

Georgia Fast Facts

  • Legal Sports Betting Y/N: No
  • Year Legalized: n/a
  • Retail Sportsbooks?: No
  • Online Sportsbooks?: No
  • Mobile Sportsbooks Y/N: No
  • College Sports Betting Y/N: No

Georgia Betting Markets and Sports

We expect GA sportsbooks to follow other regulated betting sites in offering a mix of pregame and futures markets. You may also be able to bet in-play as games take place. 

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Hockey
  • Baseball
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Motorsports
  • E-Sports
  • MMA/Boxing

Betting Types:

  • Moneyline
  • Point spread
  • Totals (over/under)
  • Team props
  • Player props
  • Futures
  • In-play betting

Georgia Online Sportsbook Regulation 

Georgia gaming facilities are overseen by the Commercial Gambling Unit (CGU), set up in 2013 to enforce the state’s gaming laws. It’s unclear whether a new gaming commission would be set up if Georgia ever legalizes sports betting. Certainly, a new licensing body would be needed to oversee retail sportsbooks and casinos and regulate online operators. 

Georgia Sports Betting Deposits & Withdrawals 

Banking at Georgia sportsbooks will be made possible via cards, e-Wallets and bank transfers. You may also be able to deposit in person at retail sportsbooks and casinos if the gaming laws allow. 

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • Discover
  • American Express
  • PayPal
  • PayNearMe
  • VIP Preferred (ACH/e-Check)
  • Online bank transfer
  • Wire transfer
  • Prepaid card
  • In-person deposit at retail sportsbook 

Georgia Sports Betting FAQ

Is sports betting legal in Georgia? 

No. Currently, there are no legal sports betting in Georgia. However, a change of law in 2023 could open the doors to the first GA sportsbooks online. For now, you must cross state borders and bet online in Tennessee. 

Are there any retail sportsbooks in Georgia? 

No. Georgia has no land-based sportsbooks but new gaming laws could lead to brick ‘n mortar casinos that house retail sportsbooks. 

Will DraftKings Sportsbook open in Georgia?

DraftKings Sportsbook operates in many US states where sports betting is legal. We predict DraftKings will try to secure a sportsbook license in Georgia if the state updates its gaming laws.