Maryland’s Sports Wagering Application Review Committee (SWARC) will be reviewing and potentially awarding 10 online sports betting applications at its next meeting on Nov. 21. One of the 10 mobile apps expected to get the green light is PointsBet.
New users who sign up early using PointsBet Maryland promo code ROCKYMD will get up to $700 in bonuses: $200 in free bets PLUS five $100 second-chance bets.
Here’s everything you need to know about the PointsBet promo code and how to claim it.
What is the PointsBet Maryland Promo Code ROCKYMD?
New PointsBet MD users who sign up before the state launches legal sports betting will get $200 in free bets as well as five $100 second-chance bets.
Your five second-chance bets are exactly what they sound like. If any of your first five bets results in a loss, PointsBet will match your wager as additional free bet credits. Each second-chance bet maxes out at $100, so if you were to bet $150 on an event and lose, you would only receive a $100 credit in return.
The $200 in free bets will be deposited into your account as $50 increments across four weeks.
How to Sign Up for a PointsBet MD Account
If you have yet to sign up for an online sportsbook account, the process is simple. The same steps can generally be followed for most mobile sports betting apps.
- Visit the PointsBet site.
- Click Sign Up near the top of the page.
- Create an account by providing the required identity-verifying information. This includes personal details like your name, address, and birthdate.
- Enter promo code ROCKYMD.
- Download the app to your mobile device: iOS app (App Store) or Android app (Google Play Store). There are links for both on the PointsBet sign-up page.
- Open the PointsBet app on (or after) the launch day.
- Receive $200 in free bets over four weeks.
DraftKings and FanDuel also offer free bets that don’t require deposits so funding your account isn’t necessary right away. Maryland bettors can line shop for odds by taking advantage of welcome offers from each sportsbook.
Unique PointsBet Features
It can be difficult to stand out in the sports betting industry but PointsBet has two features not found on any other platform.
PointsBet has its own wagering style, called PointsBetting, which allows users to win (or lose) more depending on the outcome of a bet.
Let’s say you placed a $10 PointsBetting wager on the Ravens to cover a 6-point spread. If Baltimore wins by 9, your winnings would be multiplied by the difference and you would win $30 ($10 wager x 3-point difference). On the opposite side, however, your losses can be multiplied as well. If Baltimore only wins by 2, you would now be down $40.
The other unique feature PointsBet has is “Name A Bet”. If there’s a bet you want to place but you can’t find it on PointsBet, you can submit a request and they will price it for you and give you odds on it. The only catch is it must involve sports already offered on PointsBet.
What Sportsbooks Could Launch in Maryland?
PointsBet already operates a retail sportsbook at the Riverboat on the Potomac and is expected to receive a mobile operator license. Here are the other nine sportsbooks that will be discussed at the next SWARC meeting right before Thanksgiving.
- Parx Interactive
FanDuel is offering $100 in free bets and users will also be able to claim the standard $1,000 No Sweat First Bet welcome offer.