Betly Sportsbook Review & Promo Code

Easy to understand betting. A simple layout. A parent company founded more than a century ago. A risk-free wager promotional offer for new customers. All the common sports bet types with a few twists and competitive lines.

That sums up Betly Sportsbook in one short paragraph, but legal sports bettors across the nation could soon find many more reasons to patronize Betly Sportsbook as the company opens up in more states, after launching in West Virginia and Arkansas.

Betly brings its highly efficient legal sports betting platform to bettors throughout these states as it keeps a keen eye on other legal states. Including the online-only Tennessee market. Read our complete review of Betly Sportsbook below to find out more about the brand, its real-money sports betting services, welcome promotions, deposit and withdrawal options, and available markets.

Betly Sportsbook promo code and bonus

Welcome offers are always the ideal way to start off a new online sports betting account. While the two offers in Arkansas and West Virginia are somewhat similar, there are also some major differences. Here is a look at what you can expect with the signup bonuses in each Betly Sportsbook offering.

Betly Sportsbook Promo CodeComing Soon
New Customer Offer West VirginiaRisk-Free Bet Up to $100
New Customer Offer Arkansas Risk-Free Bet Up to $250
Available StatesWest Virginia, Arkansas

West Virginia – Risk-Free Bet Up to $100

Betly Sportsbook’s welcome offer distinguishes itself from its competitors by allowing new customers to accrue a risk-free winning streak up to $100. This promo is a little different than other risk-free bet promotions. Let’s go over all the details of this unique offer.

Unlike other sportsbooks that only refund the first wager if it is a loss, Betly refunds your first losing wager, no matter when it happens. If you win 10 in a row, great for you. That’s a lot of winnings piled up. If your 11th bet loses, Betly will refund it up to $100. Your first loss will be covered up to $100, but this apples only to the wagered amount. If your first loss was $50, you will get $50 in free bet credit. If your first loss was $500, you will only receive $100 in free bet credit.

New customers must deposit using Betly’s Play+ option to take advantage of this unique welcome offer. The minimum reward amount is $1. The maximum reward amount is $100. Additionally, you need to use free bet credits must within 30 days upon receipt, or they expire and you also need to play through the credits, or wager them at least once before they can be withdrawn. One last thing: the free bet stake is not returned if the corresponding wager is settled as a winner. That means that you can withdraw your winnings from a wager, but not the free bet amount itself.

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Arkansas – Risk-Free Bet Up to $250

The type of risk-free bet offer that is in place in Arkansas is a bit different from what is available in West Virginia. This specific offer is more like what you usually see with risk-free bets. You will be able to get your money back on your first bet if it is a loser. The returned money will be in the form of a free bet and will go as high as $250. If your first bet is a winner, then you won’t get any money back.

To activate the offer, your first bet has to be on a selection that has odds of at least -250. You need to use the free bet within seven days and you’ll just have to wager it once before you can keep the winnings. This type of offer can be a great way to kick off your new account on the right foot.

States with Betly Sportsbook

Betly Sportsbook is currently only available in two states, and they are not big ones. However, the brand does have plans in place to expand to new markets. While West Virginia is where it all began for Betly, there will be more national exposure – and soon.

StateCasino PartnerCityLaunch Date
West VirginiaMardi Gras Casino & ResortNitroSeptember 2020
ArkansasSouthland CasinoWest MemphisMarch 2022
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How to sign up for a Betly Sportsbook account

Signing up for a Betly Sportsbook account is very easy. While you have to physically be in a state where Betly is live and operating to make a real money wager, you can sign up for an account and deposit anywhere. Let’s go over the obligatory steps for creating a Betly account.

First of all, you need to be 21 or over to sign up for an account and make a wager. If you’re under 21, you can’t use Betly. Assuming you’re over 21, you will need to provide your full name, address, photo ID, date of birth, other details, as well as the last four digits of the U.S. Social Security Number (SSN) to verify your account.

Don’t worry though, this information is kept secure by Betly using industry-leading security software. Your information is safe with Betly, or any other legal sportsbook. Once you have signed up and made a deposit you are ready to start betting. The whole thing takes about 5 minutes. Here’s what you can expect once you have created your account.

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Betly Sportsbook available sports

The list of sports available on Betly is much shorter than the major sportsbooks, but it does include all the major ones. Here are some sports that this operator offers.

Types of wagers available on Betly Sportsbook

Betly offers all the traditional wager types that customers have become accustomed to in the U.S., including:

Betly Sportsbook desktop review

There is no download necessary to enjoy the Betly Sportsbook desktop version, which is browser friendly. The themes that most stick out at Betly Sportsbook are simplicity and efficiency. Betly’s desktop version features a light-colored background with dark lettering that is easily readable.

The screenshot below, taken from the Betly Sportsbook desktop client, displays the week’s NFL games. The tabs at the top can be toggled to bring up the corresponding wager types and statistics for customers. You can see sporting event dates at the top-left, including the betting market and wager types, then the competing teams and wager types.

You can select the betting markets from the left margin of the Betly desktop version, with a special section for live (in-game) betting that may only be available for certain sporting events. The “Bet Slip” is displayed on the right-hand side of the desktop client and will update with the customer’s selections once they are made for easy referencing. Note that LIVE events update constantly (and automatically) in the Betly client without the need to refresh manually.

Betly Sportsbook Desktop Platform OverviewBetly Sportsbook mobile app review

The Betly mobile app is available on both iPhone and Android devices. The app overall is pretty good. Everything is easy to read and laid out in a logical format. The tabs at the bottom of the screen take you to all the different areas of the app, and the sport or game you are looking for can be easily found either on the home page or under the All Sports tab.

Since there aren’t very many sports available, your game should be easy to find. Prop bets are extremely limited but are there if you want some alternative betting options. Teasers do not appear to be available, but you can buy a half-point if you’re planning to make a spread bet.

Since the sportsbook is not as extravagant as the big operators, things can take a little longer to figure out. But if you want to make straightforward bets like spread and moneyline wagers, they are easy to find and the prices are more than competitive.

Betly Sportsbook Mobile AppBetly Sportsbook banking options

The banking options available at Betly are severely lacking compared to other sportsbooks. You only have three choices, and just one of which does not involve making a cash deposit. If you want to use an online payment, you are currently stuck using Play+, which is a prepaid card option used by most sportsbooks.

It’s a digital wallet that links your checking account to the sportsbook, but you also actually receive a prepaid card in the mail that you can use for standard purchases. Anywhere Discover works, your Betly Play+ card will work.

Funding your Play+ account is very easy, and can be done using practically any major debit or credit card, via PayPal, or online banking. From there, deposits and withdrawals can be performed seamlessly from and into your personal Play+ account to and from Betly Sportsbook.

The other deposit options are both cash only. PayNearMe is a popular choice for those who prefer to fund their accounts using cash. You just sign in, generate a barcode, go to your nearest 7-Eleven (or other qualifying retailer), have the clerk scan the barcode, hand them your cash, get a receipt, and your money is instantly available in your account. Couldn’t be easier.

If you happen to be rolling down I-64 and see the Mardi Gras Casino & Resort exit, take a right off the freeway and go to the casino, where you will be able to make a cash deposit to your Betly account. You can also withdraw your online funds and pick up the cash at the casino. As Betly expands and becomes licensed in new states, we hope and expect more deposit and withdrawal options will become available to customers.

Betly Sportsbook Customer Service

There are various ways to receive customer service while using Betly Sportsbook.

  • Consult the FAQ section (located in the left margin of the client) to view answers to Frequently Asked Questions that customers might have when using legal online sports betting service in the United States.
  • Email Betly Sportsbook support, place a title in the email to let customer service representatives know the general topic you are seeking consultation on, and replies will generally be sent out promptly.
  • Betly Sportsbook has a dedicated phone number for customers who forget their password or need assistance making a deposit. Betly’s live customer service team is ready to help customers in legal U.S. states with queries they may have about the service – just don’t ask them which team to bet on.

Betly Sportsbook rewards program

This operator’s customers will receive rewards through their loyalty via the Lucky North Club — which is tied to the Mardi Gras Casino & Resort in West Virginia. Please keep in mind that free bets, free credits, and promotional wagers do NOT count towards Lucky North Points accrual.

100 Lucky North Points accrued at Betly equal $1 in free bets. Customers will receive 1 Lucky North Point for every $10 wagered on teams via online sports bets. We’ll have to wait and see if this loyalty program follows Betly to other markets.

Betly’s commitment to responsible gaming

Betly takes responsible gaming and problem gambling very seriously, which is why the online sportsbook allows customers to set wagering limits and/or request self-exclusion in cases where a customer feels it is necessary to take a break from real money sports betting.

Go to Menu > My Profile > Play Limits to access Betly Sportsbook’s responsible gaming modules, or call (304) 238-2267 to speak with a qualified representative directly if you or a Betly customer you know has a gambling problem. Those with a gambling problem in the United States can also dial 1-800-522-4700 to talk or chat with a qualified professional at the National Council for Problem Gambling (NCPG).

History of Betly Sportsbook, Delaware North

Delaware North was originally founded in 1915 as Jacobs Brothers in Buffalo, New York. Since then, the company has grown to employ over 50,000 employees with annual revenues in the billions.

Delaware North is the parent company of both Betly Sportsbook and Mardi Gras Hotel & Casino, the sportsbook’s retail partner in West Virginia, which is located in the small town of Nitro, just a few miles northwest of Charleston and close to Ohio’s southern border.

Despite only being available in two states, Betly Sportsbook’s prospects of gaining access to additional markets look promising in the months and years to come. The 2018 SCOTUS reversal of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) has allowed states to legalize and regulate sports betting. It has also paved the way for many sports betting companies to expand to as many states as possible.

Betly is exploring its expansion opportunities. But it appears that Betly will enter the Tennessee “online-only” legal sports betting market soon. Of course, the brand will likely seek other opportunities in states that have formally licensed online sports betting services.

Betly Sportsbook review summary

Betly Sportsbook is a great option for new sports bettors and those who are mainly interested in wagering on major American sports. The welcome offers are a perfect way to place a “practice” wager upon signing up and making a deposit via Play+ into your verified, real money Betly Sportsbook account.

Although Betly is currently available solely in the states of West Virginia and Arkansas, be on the lookout for additional states to license Betly shortly. Due to Betly’s partnership with Delaware North, the online sportsbook could also soon become available in other states that have brick & mortar properties tied to the Delaware North network.

Even though the state of Florida has yet to legalize sports betting, that state would very likely be at the top of the list for a Betly Sportsbook once it opens up due to Delaware North owning several land-based gaming and casino properties in the Sunshine State. Betly also has partners in the states of Iowa and Arizona that are close to receiving licenses to operate legal sportsbooks in those states.

Ted Dahlstrom

Ted Dahlstrom

Ted Dahlstrom works in the Seattle area as a Content Marketing Writer for Better Collective. Ted’s background is in government and communication, but his passion is writing about sports and sports betting, which led him to BC in an unexpected alignment. He avidly supports all the Seattle sports teams and Gonzaga basketball.