Disclaimer: Caesars Sportsbook is not yet online in Ohio. This review is speculative based on its offering in other states and will be updated when it goes live in Ohio.
Caesars is a top online sportsbook, and a solid choice for sports bettors should it launch in Ohio. And, if you sign up as a new customer, Caesars will refund your first bet (if it loses) for up to $1,001.
Enrolling with Caesars takes only a couple of minutes. This page will explain what you need to do, along with more about the Caesars welcome bonus and the following topics:
To claim the Caesars Ohio welcome bonus, enter the bonus code from the table below when you create an account. Once you do that, if the first real money wager you place loses, Caesars will issue a refund for the amount of the bet, up to $1,001.
|Ohio Sportsbook||Caesars Sportsbook|
|Caesars Bonus Code||TBD|
|Risk-Free First Bet||Up to $500|
|Online Since||2021 in Ohio|
|Last Updated||January 2022|
To start, after entering the bonus code, you’ll need to place a bet within seven days of opening your account. If the bet wins, you collect your winnings and continue on with your day. If it loses, Caesars will issue a refund in the form of a free bet equal to the size of the losing wager, topping out at $1,001.
To use a free bet at Caesars, simply select a bet and then choose to use your free wager while in the bet slip. One thing you might notice when doing this is that you do not get the value of the wager back in your potential winnings.
For instance, if you placed a $50 bet and lost, you’d receive a $50 free bet. You then see the Cleveland Browns moneyline odds for their upcoming game is -350 and you think they have a good shot at winning, so you use your $50 free bet. You’re right and Cleveland wins. Unfortunately, since you get only the winnings from the bet, you end up with $14.29, and you’re still down over $35 despite receiving a refund and then winning your next bet.
While there are no wagering requirements or odds restrictions, the free bet will expire seven days after Caesars issues it.
Yes, the Caesars welcome bonus is definitely worth it. It’s just important that you understand precisely how it works. Many people understand that they get a free bet back instead of cash, but not as many understand what it means to not get the value of the bet back. Hopefully, the example above makes it clear why that can be such a big deal and how you can win your second wager and still end up in a hole.
Yes, as one of the biggest names in the gambling industry and a licensed sportsbook in a number of states, Caesars is trustworthy.
If all that wasn’t enough, Caesars Sports (the official name of the app) is actually a partial rebrand of the William Hill Sportsbook app. Caesars acquired William Hill, one of the largest sportsbooks in the world, and used its top-notch app to better serve Caesars’ clientele.
To bet at Caesars, you must be 21 or older and within state lines when placing any bets. Caesars will verify your age when you create your account. As for the location requirement, whenever you sign into your account, geolocation tracking software will check on your whereabouts. As long as you are somewhere in Ohio, you can bet.
To kick things off, head to the Caesars Sportsbook website and click “Play Now.” Follow any additional prompts from there, and once you click where it says “sign up,” you’ll be able to fill out the application form. You’ll need to enter the following details:
In addition to generating a password, you have to confirm that you are at least 21 years old, and that’s all it takes to sign up.
The Caesars Sports app is available for iOS and Android. To get it for your device, follow the steps below.
Head to the Caesars website on your Apple device and select “Download iOS.” This launches the App Store at the Caesars Sports download page. Once you tap “Get,” the app will start installing to your device. Once it finishes, you can begin using it.
On an Android device, select “Download Android” from the Caesars Sportsbook site. Doing so opens the Google Play Store directly to the Caesars Sports download page. Click “Install” and the Caesars Sports app will download to your device.
You’ll see a mixture of four odds boosts and promotions at all times on the rotating marquee at the top of the Caesars app and website. To check out all the current promotions, you need to click “Promotions” at the top of the website or “Promos” at the bottom of the app.
Here are some examples of what you might find on the Caesars promos page:
Yes, Caesars might have the most daily odds boosts of any online sportsbook in the state. When you select “Boosts,” you’ll be able to see all the increased bets that are available. You’ll find a mixed bag when it comes to odds boosts. There are parlays, props and just regular moneyline wagers, all with increased odds. And while many books limit boosted odds bets to $50, at Caesars the limit is double that at $100.
Figuring out what separates one sportsbook from another can be tricky. With that in mind, here are some of the strong points of the Caesars Sportsbook app.
Caesars is one of the best sportsbooks in multiple states, and we highly recommend giving it a try. Despite that, there still are a couple less-than-ideal aspects of Caesars you should be aware of.
At Caesars Ohio sportsbook you will find that you can place all the standard types of sports bets. Here is what a typical game listing looks like, along with what the various wagers involve:
|Moneyline||Puck Line||Total Goals|
|Columbus Blue Jackets||-160||-1.5 (+175)||Over 5.0 (-115)|
|Pittsburgh Penguins||+140||+1.5 (-200)||Under 5.0 (-107)|
A moneyline bet is a wager on one side or the other to win, and the odds tell you what you’ll win if your bet is successful. The Blue Jackets are favored to win (indicated by negative moneyline betting odds) and thus you’ll win less money wagering on them. Odds of -160 mean you must bet $160 to win back $100. As for Pittsburgh, odds of +140 are telling you that betting $100 would win you $140 if the Penguins pull off the upset.
Point spread bets — called the puck line when dealing with hockey — take the margin of victory into account. A negative number means a team must win by more than that number for a wager on it to be successful. A positive number means a team must avoid losing by more than that number. In the example above, Columbus has to win by two goals or more to cover the spread. Pittsburgh can cover by winning the game or losing by a single goal. The numbers in parentheses are the odds, and in this case you’ll win more money if Columbus covers than you would by betting on Pittsburgh to cover.
Totals are pretty easy to understand. Oddsmakers provide a number — 5.0, in this case. If Pittsburgh and Columbus combine to score four goals or fewer, bets on the under will win. If the two teams score six goals or more, bets on the over win. In the event of exactly five goals, all wagers would push and you would get your wager back. To prevent pushes, totals and spread bets often will end in .5.
Yes, Caesars offers an absolute abundance of prop bets. Prop bets basically are wagers that focus on specific outcomes during games. For instance, for this game, you could place a prop bet on which player will score the first goal, which period will be the highest scoring or whether it will be tied at the end of regulation. To see available prop bets for any game, just click on the listing in question.
These wagers all allow you to join bets together, with the goal being to win more money than you would betting on each event individually. Here’s an example:
Say you want to bet on three NFL spread bets, each with odds of -110. Betting $10 on each game, so $30 total, your maximum potential profit would be $27.27 if you got each bet correct. However, if you created a three-game parlay and just bet $10, you would win $59.58 if you got all three games correct. What makes parlay betting tricky, though, is that if you get any of your picks wrong, you win nothing.
Maybe you’re OK having to get all three bets correct, but you don’t necessarily like the line for each game. In that case, you’d select the teaser betting option and maybe select +6. That moves the line by six points in your favor for all your bets. You now stand to win only $16 if you get all three games right, but you’re more likely to do so. Then there are round robins, which create smaller groups of bets so you can miss a pick and still win some money.
Yes, Caesars has futures bets for all the top US leagues and for many of those abroad, as well. To find the futures options, just click on a sport — baseball for example — and if there are available futures, you’ll see a tab at the top labeled “Future Bets.” At the time we checked, you could find MLB betting odds on who would win the next World Series, AL and NL pennant, each division and the MVP and Cy Young awards in each league.
While live betting continues to grow in popularity, we don’t think pregame betting or live betting is better or worse than the other. They’re both just different.
Live betting can be great if you’re wondering if a star player is going to suit up or maybe for an outdoor game you want to see what the conditions look like if weather is going to play a factor. Live betting also allows you the chance to get some favorable odds if the team you like gets off to a slow start.
Just be warned, live betting odds can, and often do, shift dramatically. For that reason, if you see a wager you like, be aware that it might not be there for long.
Yes, you can place bets on the Reds, Indians and the rest of Major League Baseball at Caesars Sports. Along with all the typical betting options, there also are some very distinctive baseball wagers you can place. Here are a few of your options:
Here are your current options for depositing and withdrawing money from Caesars Sportsbook:
|Deposit Method||Minimum Amount||Processing Time|
|Online Bank Transfer||$20||Instant|
|Caesars Play+ Prepaid Card||$20||Instant|
|ACH (e-check)||$20||Up to 2 Days|
|PayNearMe||$20||Roughly 15 Minutes|
|Withdrawal Method||Minimum Amount||Processing Time|
|Online Bank Transfer||No Minimum||Within 72 hours|
|Caesars Play+ Prepaid Card||No Minimum||Within 72 hours|
|ACH (e-check)||No Minimum||Within 72 hours|
Caesars has a variety of ways to contact its help department.
You can start by checking out the “Online help” section under the support tab and try to solve your problem that way. You also can elect to call the help desk at 855-754-1200 or have a live chat with a representative.
Once Caesars Sportsbook officially opens in Ohio, there will also be an email that you can use for help whenever you need it.
To exclude yourself from Caesars Sportsbook, click on “Responsible Gaming” at the top of the page. Once there, you will select the link to download an exclusion form, fill it out and then send it to the proper address.
From the same page, you also can set up various restrictions to your Caesars Sportsbook account. This means you can limit the size of your deposits, bets and even the time you spend on the Caesars app and website.
Not at this time. That will change if Caesars opens a retail sportsbook in Ohio.
Depending on what you are looking for, it may make sense to have two or three sportsbook accounts. That way you can make sure you’re getting the best odds for each bet you want to place, and you also can benefit from each sportsbook’s promotions. Even if you just want to have one sportsbook account, you can still give Caesars a try, claim the welcome bonus, try it out for a little while and see if it’s the right sportsbook for you.
When you deposit using an online bank transfer, Play+ prepaid debit card or a regular debit or credit card, your money will show up in your Caesars account instantly. An e-check will take up to two days. Cashing out with an e-check, online bank transfer or Play+ card requires up to 72 hours, but often will occur much faster than that.
Yes, you sign up using the Caesars website or app. Be prepared to enter your name, address, phone number, email, date of birth and the last four digits of your Social Security number.
Caesars and BetMGM both have very good online sportsbooks. However, BetMGM’s app is noticeably slower than Caesars’ app. Caesars also offers more odds boosts than BetMGM. BetMGM, however, offers single-game parlays, while Caesars does not at the moment.
Start at the Caesars Sportsbook app download page. From there, you can click the appropriate buttons to get the iOS or Android version.
No, living in Ohio is not a requirement to bet at an online sportsbook in the state. However, you will need to be inside Ohio state lines at the time you place a bet.