The launch of legal online sports betting in Virginia has been interesting. With very little fanfare leading up to the rollout of FanDuel Virginia, residents of and visitors to Old Dominion can now place lawful wagers on the sportsbook’s apps and website.
Just because the sportsbook suddenly went live doesn’t mean it isn’t prepared. As a matter of fact, new customers can take advantage of a great promotion designed to eliminate the risk of betting on sporting events.
How to get started with FanDuel Virginia online
FanDuel is currently the only legal online sports betting app in Virginia. The company has a great welcome offer of a Risk Free bet worth up to $1,000.
To sign up for Virginia online sports betting with FanDuel Sportsbook and get the bonus offer you can go here. While you can access the sportsbook from a computer if you like, the ultimate in convenience is FanDuel’s mobile app.
Following the above link on your phone or tablet will direct you to where you need to go to download the appropriate app to your device. At that point, you’ll need to register your sports betting account.
If you’ve played daily fantasy games on FanDuel before, you can use that same username and password to log-in. From there, the sportsbook will gather any other information it needs to verify your eligibility to bet on sports in Virginia. That might include:
- Date of birth
- Last four digits of your Social Security Number
- Legal name
- Mailing address
After the sportsbook verifies you, the next thing to do is make your first deposit. It’s a necessity not only to place your first wager but to take advantage of FanDuel’s $1,000 bonus offer as well.
The details on FanDuel’s Risk Free offer for new customers
As previously mentioned, you’ll need to put money into your account to make your first bet. FanDuel requires you to deposit at least $10 to be eligible for its new customer offer. You can use a lot of different funding methods, like:
- ACH payments from a checking or savings account
- Credit/debit cards
- Third-party e-wallets like PayPal
After you’ve made your deposit, it’s time to browse the markets. With this welcome offer, FanDuel will refund the value of your first wager if you lose, up to that $1,000 threshold. There are some more conditions for that, however.
FanDuel requires you to place your first wager within seven days of registration to receive the refund in site credit. Bets with odds greater than -200 are not eligible. You must wager through any bonus funds before you can withdraw them. Finally, the total amount wagered must be at least equal to the amount of the sum of your initial deposit and the bonus before you can withdraw those funds.
So for example, if you deposit $50 and put that all down on an NFL conference championship game this weekend at odds of -110 but lose, FanDuel will give you $50 in site credit. Before you could withdraw any of those funds, you would have to use that site credit in subsequent bets of at least $100.
If you win your first bet, you will receive your winnings as normal. With no risk of losing your own money, it’s easy to be a bit more adventurous. FanDuel Virginia is adding that element of adventure to sporting events for Virginians starting today.