January 2023 Sportsbook Promotions

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In 2023, Michigan sportsbooks continue to offer some of the most generous promotional signup bonuses of any US state. With the college football season behind us, many sports fans are now turning their attention to the few remaining NFL games and other favorite sports, like the Australian Open, which is taking place January 16th – 29th. 

The NASCAR cup series also begins on February 6th, 2022, with the world-famous Daytona 500 taking place on February 19th. With all these exciting events right around the corner, it makes sense sportsbooks are looking for ways to generate new players on their websites.

(Note: players must be 21 years of age or older and within Michigan state lines to legally wager on sports)


Caesars Sportsbook continues to offer one of the most enticing offers this new year. New players on the Caesars sportsbook site can receive a risk-free bet of up to $1,250. Caesars is also taking its welcome bonus one step further by offering players an additional 1,000 Caesars Rewards Tier Credits, and 1,000 Caesars Rewards Credits. To learn more about Caesars Rewards Tier Credits and Rewards Credit, visit https://www.caesars.com/myrewards/earn-and-redeem.

Additional notes about promotion:

  • First bet must be between $10 – $1,250
  • Players only receive a refund if their first bet loses. Reward Credits and Tier Credits are awarded whether your bet wins or loses.
  • Players must use the promotion code: PLAYONLINEFULL to receive the welcome bonus.
  • Once players receive their refund (up to $1,250), funds must be used within 14 days of receiving (players can expect their refund to be deposited within two days after the wager loses).
  • Tier and reward credits are deposited automatically within 7 days of your completed wager.


The country’s most popular online casino is looking for new ways to bring more players to its sports betting website. This January, BetMGM is offering new online sports betting players a $1,000 risk-free when they sign up for a BetMGM account. While the reward bonus is slightly less than Caesars, it’s still an exciting offer, especially if you’ve already taken advantage of Caesars’ offer. Depending on how you like to play, BetMGM’s offer may even be more appealing, as players can receive their refund credit in as little as 24 hours after their first bet loses. It’s also worth noting, that when you do receive your bonus, it will be broken up into five equal denominations. For example, if your first wager of $1000 loses, you’d receive five $200 credits in your account. 

Additional notes about promotion:

  • $10 first bet minimum, $1000 maximum.
  • Players will only receive a refund if their first bet loses. 
  • Bettors have just seven days to use the promotional credit.
  • No special link is required to participate in BetMGM’s promotion, just follow this link and sign up for a new account!


America’s number one sportsbook (according to their website) is continuing the theme in January by offering new players a “no sweat first bet” up to $1,000. If you sign up for a new FanDuel account in January, you can receive a risk-free bet of up to $1,000. No special promotion code is required for FanDuel’s offer, simply visit this link and follow the directions to sign up for an account. 

Additional notes about promotion:

  • $10 first bet minimum
  • Players only receive a refund if their first bet loses. 
  • FanDuel credit typically arrives within 72 hours of your first bet losing.
  • Your promotional credit can be used toward any number of wagers. 

Golden Nugget

New players on the Golden Nugget Sportsbook website can receive a $250 free bet during the month of January. Golden Nugget’s offer extends to both winning bets and losing bets! Double down your first wager on the Golden Nuggets site by taking advantage of their new welcome offer. 

Additional notes about promotion:

  • Your initial wager must be placed on bets with a minimum of -200 odds.
  • Up to $250 will be added to your account after your first bet is settled.


BetRivers Sportsbook continues to keep things interesting for new players with a $500 risk-free bet. Notes about this promotion:

  • $10 first bet minimum, $500 maximum.
  • Players only receive a refund if their first bet loses. 
  • Players must use promo code SPORTS to receive the bonus. Visit this link to signup.
  • Refunds will be deposited into players’ accounts within 24 hours of your wager settling. 

Mac Daniel is a Michigan native and freelance writer for PlayOnlineCasino and PlayOnlineSportsBetting. He has experience writing about a wide variety of topics, including healthcare, tourism, non-profit organizations, and most recently casino and sportsbetting news. To check out more of his work, visit: playonlinemichigan.com