If you’re a versatile sports fan, you probably know that there’s nothing quite like March Madness. Sure, the World Series and NBA Finals are great, lasting about a week, and the Super Bowl is just a big ball of athletic awesomeness packed into a few hours, but the feverous energy that surrounds the bracket-busting frenzy that is March Madness has no equal.
Sports bettors who take their brackets online this year can cash in on a generous new promotion from North America’s leading internet sportsbook, Bovada; the US-arm of Bodog. For a limited time only, Bovada Sports is offering all new members a lucrative welcome bonus of up to $250.
“Instantly score a 50% Welcome Bonus of up to $250 after making your first deposit in time for the Round of 64,” reads the promotional email sent out this morning.
Unfortunately, current betting members of the online sportsbook won’t be able to claim the sportsbook’s promotion, as it designated for first-time depositors only.
How to Claim the $250 Sports Bonus
In order to grab the free sports betting cash, punters will need to register an account with Bovada Sport. Existing members only qualify if they’ve never made a deposit.
Before funding the account, head over to the promotion’s section of the lobby and click to ‘Redeem’ the welcome bonus. From there, members can make a deposit of anywhere from $10 to $500. The 50% sportsbook bonus will automatically be applied within 30 minutes, delivering anywhere from $5 to $250 in free betting cash.
How to Use and Clear the Bovada Sports Bonus
Once received, players can use the free welcome bonus in the Bovada Sportsbook, as well as the Bovada Racebook and Casino. All types of sports bets are permitted with the bonus credits, including all sporting events, wager types and odds.
In order to request a withdrawal of any winnings from the bonus funds, bettors must first complete wagering requirements of 5x in the online sportsbook and/or racebook, or 30x in the casino.
Wagering requirements apply to the amount of the deposit and resulting bonus. For instance, a deposit of $100 would receive a $50 bonus; a combined total of $150. Therefore a sports bettor’s wagering requirements would be $750 ($150*5), while a casino player would have to complete $4,500 ($150*30) in playthrough before cashing out any winnings.
Attempting to withdrawal prior to completion of wagering requirements will result in the bonus, and any winnings derived from it, being forfeited. See the promotion’s terms and conditions for additional information.
Bovada Sports Interactive Betting Guide
There may be numerous online sportsbooks for US punters to choose from these days, but only Bovada Sports offers its unique, interactive betting guide. This free tool gives bettors access to multifarious statistics that will give them a strategic edge, with all of the odds and insights to make the best picks.
March Madness Game Lines
Bovada Sports has lines on every game of the March Madness calendar, with odds on each team’s likelihood of winning their games, the regional division and, of course, the entire NCAA Tournament.
Currently listed at +125, North Carolina is favored to win the East, but could Notre Dame be the sleepers who take the region for +2500? Your team’s reputation is on the line.