These Five Ohio Online Sportsbooks Offer Casino Loyalty Points

Written By Brian Cross on August 4, 2023
Ohio Sportsbook Loyalty Programs

With 18 Ohio online sportsbooks now competing for your betting dollars, their loyalty programs are important tools to encourage bettors to keep coming back.

Some sports bettors shop around daily for the best promotions offered on different sportsbook apps, but loyalty programs can also figure into the equation for those looking for the best value out of their betting activity.

With the NFL season just weeks away, now is the time to make plans for which Ohio online sportsbooks to use once Week 1 is upon us.

Sportsbook loyalty programs connect to bigger brands

Loyalty programs fall into two categories. Some sportsbooks offer their own rewards points, such as DraftKings’ “crowns” that can be redeemed for DK Dollars you can use on the app.

But some online sportsbooks offer points toward larger loyalty programs hosted by large casino and hotel brands. With these loyalty programs, Tier Points accumulate to allow customers to reach the next tier, with each tier offering better discounts, promotions and service options than the previous.

In addition, Rewards Points can usually be redeemed like cash toward things like food, casino game play and even sportsbook bonus bets.

Bettors looking to get the most bang for their loyalty bucks should consider these top sportsbooks and their loyalty programs that offer benefits outside of the sportsbook app.

Best nationwide loyalty programs at Ohio sportsbooks

BetMGM Sportsbook: MGM Northfield Park

While there’s only one MGM property in Ohio, MGM Resorts International has a significant presence across the U.S. Customers can earn and redeem at a variety of locations, from the Las Vegas Strip to properties in the Midwest, South and East Coast.

BetMGM Sportsbook Ohio is one of the most popular sportsbooks, and Ohioans can get in on the potential rewards offered by the MGM Rewards program using the app.

Each $100 wagered on straight bets earns 20 BetMGM Rewards Points and 20 Tier Credits. Parlay bets earn 50 Rewards Points and 50 Tier Credits per $100 wagered.

Caesars Sportsbook: Eldorado Gaming Scioto Downs

Caesars Sportsbook Ohio offers one of the best rewards programs, especially for those who travel to take advantage of the variety of Caesars destinations. In Columbus, Caesars customers can earn points at Eldorado Gaming Scioto Downs, which is operated by Caesars. You can also earn across the country at over 50 Caesars destinations and when doing business with Caesars partners.

Using the Caesars Sportsbook app, Caesars Rewards members earn 10 Rewards Credits and 10 Tier Credits for every $100 bet on straight bets. Parlays earn 20 of each credit for every $100 wagered. Minimum odds apply.

Barstool Sportsbook: PENN Play

Barstool Sportsbook’s parent company, PENN Entertainment recently re-launched its loyalty program, bringing multiple brands on board. As such, the new program gives customers more ways to earn points and more ways to redeem rewards.

PENN operates four casinos in Ohio under the Hollywood banner, making PENN Play a popular loyalty program in the state. PENN casinos and hotels are all over the U.S., making for a great rewards potential for those who travel.

Customers can earn PENN Play tier points when betting on sports in the Barstool Sportsbook Ohio app. Users earn 1 Tier Point for every$10 in straight bets or Barstool Exclusive bets, while parlays earn a point per $5 in wagers.

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Hard Rock Bet: Loyalty Rewards and Unity

Hard Rock’s newly rebranded Hard Rock Bet app automatically enrolls users in the Loyalty Rewards program. Customers earn Tier Points and Rewards Points to access benefits including discounts at Hard Rock hotels, cafes, Rock Shops, bonus bets, Mystery Wheel spins, and even a Tesla. The Loyalty Rewards online loyalty program will soon link seamlessly with Hard Rock Casino’s Unity program.

Hard Rock Bet Ohio doesn’t specify exactly how many points customers earn by wagering in the sportsbook app, but as customers climb the tiers, they earn more points per dollar wagered. Hard Rock’s loyalty tier levels are structured with lower thresholds than other casinos. Each tier gives the customer a higher points earning multiplier.

BetJACK Sportsbook: JACK Casino and JACK Thistledown

JACK Casino doesn’t have a nationwide network of casinos and hotels for customers to benefit from, but you can earn free play and discounts at JACK Cleveland Casino and JACK Thistledown if you’re a ClubJACK member.

Points can accumulate quickly with the ClubJACK loyalty program, and that includes points earned using the BetJACK Sportsbook Ohio app. Straight bets earn 1 Tier Point for every $2 wagered, and any other type of bet earns a Tier Point for every dollar.

Ohio casino loyalty programs vary

When choosing a loyalty program, make sure to read the terms and conditions, available at their respective websites. Some programs require that members spend more money to reach the next tier, and often the best benefits are reserved for high rollers.

All casino loyalty programs offer some immediate benefits and discounts even at the lowest level, so it never hurts to join the program at your local gaming location.

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Brian Cross contributes sports betting, casino and lottery coverage to PlayOhio and PlayPennsylvania. Brian studied Professional Writing and Journalism at the University of Cincinnati and has been a contributing writer at Cincinnati’s alt-weekly for over 10 years.

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