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What is the Fanatics Ohio promo?

The Fanatics Ohio promo consists of up to $1000 in second chance bets (FanCash). Example: Sign up for a new Fanatics account, make a wager of at least $1, and earn FanCash at a dollar-for-dollar match (up to $100) if the qualifying wager settles as a loss. This bonus is available for each of the first 10 days after registration (up to $100/day x 10 days = $1,000 FanCash total).

Fanatics OH Bonus

Sign-up bonus: Second Chance Bets Up To $1000
Promo code: No code required
Minimum deposit: $10
Last updated: December 2023

Sportsbook overview

Sportsbook: Fanatics
Legal in Ohio: Yes
Partner in Ohio: Columbus Blue Jackets
Payment methods:

After Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed the HB 29 bill into law on December 22, 2021, the state officially welcomed sports betting on January 1, 2023. Fanatics Sportsbook quickly joined the OH market after legalization, becoming one of the first sports betting operators to do so.

After months of beta testing, Fanatics was finally able to launch its sports betting site in Ohio in August 2023. Fanatics also has two retail locations in Ohio, one at Nationwide Arena in Columbus and the other at Progressive Field in Cleveland.

The Fanatics brand has long been associated with sports apparel and merchandise, thanks to its licensing deals with every major sports league in the United States. However, its sports betting branch is still in its infancy stages, having only launched in Ohio, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Tennessee.

Fanatics Sportsbook has only been operational since January 2023. Despite relative newness in the gambling space, they have already made a name for themselves in the sports betting industry.

In this Fanatics Sportsbook OH review, we are going to go over all the key information Ohio users should know before signing up with the operator. Let’s get right into it.

Fanatics Sportsbook promo: $1000 in second chance bets

Fanatics Sportsbook's welcome bonus consist of up to $100 in FanCash each day over your first 10 days, allowing a maximum of $1,000 in FanCash.

Bettors who place a cash bet of at least $1 get up to $100 in FanCash (at a 100% match rate) if their first bet each day settles as a loss; FanCash can then be used to either place follow-up wagers as bet credit or use it to purchase Fanatics merchandise/memorabilia.

Note that players will not need to opt-in on the first day of the promo, but they will need to do so on days 2-10 to qualify. FanCash will be awarded within 72 hours of your bet settling as a loss.

Terms and conditions for the Fanatics Ohio bonus

Knowing the terms and conditions for the Fanatics Ohio betting bonus will save you some headaches down the road. Here’s a look at all the terms and conditions to be cognizant of when utilizing Fanatics’ welcome offer.

  • Eligibility: The Fanatics sign-up bonus is for new users only who are at least 21 years old and physically located in Ohio (or any other state where the bookmaker is live). After signing up and making a wager of at least $1, you’ll be eligible for the first part of the welcome offer, which is up to $100 in FanCash. You'll need to opt-in on days 2-10 of the offer, which again carries up to $100 in FanCash per day.
  • Wagering requirements: Fanatics Sportsbook requires users to wager at least $1 to be eligible for the welcome bonus.
  • Minimum odds: There are no minimum odds requirements for Fanatics’ welcome bonus.
  • Payment methods: Sometimes, OH sportsbooks will require their users to utilize certain payment methods when opting for their welcome bonus. However, Fanatics does not do this. Any payment method of your choosing will work just fine.
  • Restrictions: Sports betting operators will occasionally limit which betting markets can be wagered on for their welcome bonus. Again, this is not the case with Fanatics Sportsbook.
  • Bonus amount: Finally, the Fanatics Sportsbook welcome bonus is worth up to $1,000 in FanCash, which can be used as bet credits on the sportsbook platform or as store credit for Fanatics' merchandise outlet.

Yes, Fanatics Sportsbook is legal in Ohio. The mobile version of the Ohio sportsbook launched in August 2023, as did retail locations at Progressive Field in Cleveland and at Nationwide Arena in Columbus.

How to sign up for Fanatics Sportsbook in Ohio

The registration process for Fanatics Sportsbook is straightforward, taking under 10 minutes to complete for most bettors. Here are all the steps you’ll need to take.

  1. First, visit the Fanatic Sportsbook website. In the middle of the screen, you will see a “Get Started” button for registration. Click it, and you’ll be redirected to the Fanatics sign-up form.
  2. You will then need to provide some personal information for the account, including your full legal name, email address, state you reside in, and which device (iOS or Android) you are signing up from.
  3. Under the personal information you have provided, you will see a checkbox to acknowledge you are at least 21 years old. After clicking it, hit the “Sign-Up” button under it.
  4. Now that you’re signed up with Fanatics Sportsbook, you will routinely receive emails with important information regarding their official launch in the state.

The Fanatics betting app in Ohio

Early reviews of the Fanatics betting app have yielded mixed results. Users have indicated the app is easy to use, though there are still some bugs to deal with in the first few months of operation. This is to be expected, and these issues should be remedied in the near future via app updates.

The Fanatics Ohio mobile betting application is available to download for both iOS and Android devices, free of charge. In the App Store, Fanatics Sportsbook currently holds a 4.7 out of 5 rating from more than 5,000 reviews. However, the score isn't as favorable in the Google Play Store, sitting with a 4.0 out of 5 rating.

How to download the Fanatics app on iOS

  1. First off, head to the App Store, and in the search bar, type in “Fanatics Sportsbook.” It should be the first app that pops up in your search.
  2. After finding it, hit the “Get” button next to the app’s logo. Then, hit “Install” and wait a few seconds for the app to download onto your device.
  3. Once it successfully downloads to your device, open up the app, sign in with your Fanatics credentials, and be sure to turn on your location services. This way, Fanatics will be able to verify you are in a location where they have received licensing.

How to download the Fanatics app on Android

  1. Open up the Google Play Store on your Android device. In the search bar, type in “Fanatics Sportsbook” and hit the magnifying glass icon next to it.
  2. After it pops up in your search, hit the “Install” button next to the app and wait a few moments while it downloads to your device.
  3. Once the download is complete, open up the app, log in with your Fanatics Sportsbook username and password, and turn on your location services.

Fanatics OH payment options

Fanatics Sportsbook offers a variety of payment methods for its users, making the deposit/withdrawal process swift and painless. Here are all the payment options for bettors in Ohio.

Deposit methods include:

  • Debit card
  • Bank transfer
  • Apple Pay
  • Wire transfer
  • Cash (in-person only)

Withdrawal methods include:

  • Cash (in-person only)
  • Bank transfer
  • Check
  • Wire transfer

Customer support of Fanatics Sportsbook Ohio

Like most big-name sportsbooks on the market, Fanatics Sportsbook gives its users plenty of options when seeking help.

Here are all the routes you can take when looking for help with Fanatics Sportsbook.

Our expert opinion of Fanatics Sportsbook

In our expert opinion, Fanatics Sportsbook still has some adjustments to make to compete with other Ohio betting operators, but there are signs that things are moving in the right direction.

We particularly appreciate the loyalty program, which allows players to earn FanCash on every wager they make. The FanCash can then be used for betting perks or to purchase memorabilia and merchandise from the Fanatics stores.

To improve its standing, Fanatics should look into adding more banking methods and improving the app performance. These things should come with time, but the sooner the company makes those adjustments, the better.

Our rating of Fanatics Sportsbook Ohio


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OH Betting has given Fanatics Sportsbook an overall rating of 3 out of 5. The overall rating has been based on these factors:

  • Welcome bonus: Rating 3/5. Fanatics' welcome bonus offers players a maximum of $1,000 in FanCash, broken up as up to $100/day if a bettor's first wager settles as a loss (the FanCash is awarded at a 100% match of a player's first wager of the day. While this maximum is higher than what other operators offer, it also requires you to risk $1,000 ($100/day over 10 days) to take the fullest advantage of the offer. Additionally, gamblers are required to opt in on days 2-10, so if you forget to opt in or miss a day, you're out of luck for that day.
  • Payment options: Rating 3/5. The list of accepted payment options with Fanatics is quite short compared to other Ohio operators. Credit cards aren't accepted for deposits, and Apple Pay is deposit only. Expansion here is needed.
  • Sportsbook app: Rating 3/5. Though the app is still relatively new to the sports betting scene, some of the bugs are rather surprising. The early cashout is inconsistent in its effectiveness, and the geolocation tool still needs some fine-tuning.
  • Variety and features: Rating 4/5. Being able to earn FanCash on every wager placed is a nice touch and will reward returning players for continued use. There is also a reasonable array of same game parlay markets, as well as standard markets and bet types.
  • Customer support: Rating 4/5. Fanatics has a 24/7 support chat option as well as phone and email support. It is also very responsive to app store reviews. However, not having these same resources available in a webpage version (the platform is app or in-person only) does hold Fanatics back.


When did Fanatics online sportsbook launch in Ohio?

Fanatics launched its online sportsbook in Ohio as a mobile app, first accepting bets in August 2023. It also launched two retail locations in the state, partnering with Nationwide Arena in Columbus and Progressive Field in Cleveland.

What is BetFanatics?

BetFanatics is a recently trademarked brand name for Fanatics Sportsbook. Once Fanatics Sportsbook continues to expand to other states, it’s expected to adopt the BetFanatics name.

Does Fanatics have any physical betting locations in OH?

Yes, Fanatics Sportsbook currently has two retail locations in Ohio, both located within sports stadiums. One can be found at Nationwide Arena, home of the Columbus Blue Jackets. The other is located in Progressive Field, where the Cleveland Guardians play their home games. These retail locations will be operational when Fanatics is fully functional in Ohio.

Is a promo code be required to activate the Fanatics OH bonus?

No, Fanatics Sportsbook does not require a promo code for the OH welcome bonus.

Does Fanatics in Ohio have a no deposit bonus?

No, Fanatics Sportsbook does not have a no deposit bonus. Fanatics' active offer awards up to $100 in FanCash per day for the first 10 days after registration if your first bet each of those days settles as a loss.

Will I be able to claim the Fanatics promo if I already have an account in Ohio?

No, the Fanatics Sportsbook welcome bonus is for new users only. However, existing users will be able to take advantage of the other promotions Fanatics may have on hand.

Where can I find the best Fanatics Ohio bonuses?

You will be able to find the best Fanatics Sportsbook OH bonus by routinely visiting this page, or by giving the “Promotions” tab on their website or mobile app a visit.

Fact checked by: Gary Garry