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What is the Hard Rock Bet Ohio promo?

The Hard Rock Bet Ohio promo is a $200 bonus bet. Example: Create and verify a new account, make a deposit of $200, and place your first bet with the same amount. If your bet loses, you will receive $200 in betting credits.

Hard Rock Bet OH bonus

Sign-up bonus: $200 Bonus Bet
Promo code: No code needed
Minimum deposit: $10
Last updated: December 2023

Sportsbook overview

Sportsbook: Hard Rock Bet
Legal in Ohio: Yes
Partner in Ohio: Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati
Payment methods:

Ohio’s sports betting scene is tracking to become one of the biggest in the United States, with a projected top-five betting handle for 2023. Hard Rock Bet is one of the 18 sportsbooks that have launched so far in the Buckeye State. Expansion is anticipated, but it should continue to compete despite a crowded market.

In this Hard Rock Bet Sportsbook review, we’ll discuss the operator’s impact on the state so far, review how to get started with the bookmaker, and provide an overall assessment of the bookie so you can make an informed decision about opening an account.

How to join and claim the bonus at Hard Rock Bet Ohio

Screenshot of Hard-Rock Ohio homepage

Hard Rock Bet’s signup process is a piece of cake - most users will be done with the process in under 10 minutes. You’ll need to complete the following steps to claim the bonus in Ohio:

  1. Go to the Hard Rock sportsbook page in a web browser or download the Hard Rock Bet app (we’ll describe the app download process in detail later).
  2. Click the “Start Betting” option to reach the account creation page.
  3. Enter your email address and create a password. Your password needs to be at least eight characters with at least one uppercase letter, one special character, and one number.
  4. On the next screen, type in your first name, last name, and phone number.
  5. Type in your address on the next page.
  6. Confirm your age and enter the last four digits of your Social Security number. These will confirm you’re legally allowed to place a bet in Ohio.
  7. Fund your account and start playing!

The most effective way to take advantage of the Hard Rock promotion in OH

Hard Rock’s welcome bonus promotion in Ohio gives players a “No Regret First Bet,” meaning players get a return of their bet amount in bonus betting credit if they lose their promotional wager. The most effective way to play would be to place a $200 bet on a game or a prop bet, then once that bet settles, if you didn’t win, you could use the $200 in bet credit either as one larger wager or a series of smaller bets.

When will my bonus be activated?

Your welcome bonus will be activated once your first bet loses. If your first bet wins, there is no bet credit awarded. The bet credit will land in your account immediately after your first bet is settled if you do in fact fall short.

Possible solutions if the Hard Rock Bet promo is not working?

If the Hard Rock Bet promo is not working, you can try the following steps to make sure everything is in order:

  • Close and reopen the app or browser window where you’re playing.
  • Make sure your initial bet was placed and settled.
  • Confirm you weren’t logged out of your account for inactivity.

If you did all of the above and still could not get the promo to work, you will need to contact Hard Rock customer support. You can do this by phone at 305-504-6802, by email at support@hardrocksportsbook.com, or via Twitter by sending a message to @HardRockSBHelp. In the app, tap “Help” and then “Contact Us” to get connected. Agents are available 24/7 to help with any issue you may have.

Terms and conditions for the Hard Rock Bet promo in Ohio

There are some important details to consider with the Hard Rock Bet promo in Ohio that are found in the terms and conditions. Make sure you keep the following in mind before you place your bet:

  • No bonus bets are awarded if your first bet wins.
  • Bonus bets must be used within seven days of receiving the credit.
  • Bonus bets cannot be withdrawn as cash.
  • Bets made on round robins are ineligible for the bonus.
  • Bonus bet stakes are not included on any winning bet made using bonus bets.
  • Use of the Early Cash Out feature will prevent your bet from being eligible for the promo.

Top bonuses on Hard Rock Bet Sportsbook OH

Hard Rock Bet Sportsbook's selection of Ohio wagering promos is severely limited. Beyond the welcome bonus, their only other offer is a refer-a-friend promotion. We hope to see a massive expansion in this area in the near future. If that ends up happening, here are some of the promos we’d like to see:

  • Boosted odds: A direct way of increasing the payout, boosted odds can lead to hefty paydays. Some OH sportsbooks offer them exclusively on parlays while others apply them to moneyline bets. An odds boost on a parlay could take a line from +200 to +250, putting even more money in your pocket on a winning wager.
  • Second-chance bets: Hard Rock’s active welcome bonus is a prime example of a second-chance bet. When your first bet doesn’t win, a second-chance bet awards bet credit in the amount of your initial wager.
  • Daily & weekly profit boosts: Profit boosts are often applied as a percentage of your winnings (for example, a 25% profit boost on winning bets).
  • Parlay profit boosts: Parlay profit boosts are similar to daily and weekly boosts. However, because parlays can already be extremely profitable with a small up-front cost, parlay profit boosts are often capped at $100 in bonus credit.
  • Bonus bets: A variation of bet credit, bonus bets usually entail set dollar amounts or percentages when adding them to an existing wager. For example, you may be awarded five bonus bets at $20 each, totaling $100 in bet credit. Bonus bets can’t be withdrawn from your account and aren’t included in your payout total on winning wagers.

The Hard Rock betting app in Ohio

One of the great things about the Hard Rock betting app in Ohio is that the app still works when you travel out of state. Unlike other Ohio operators, Hard Rock has one app for all customers rather than separate apps for each eligible state. This makes playing much easier.

The Ohio betting application holds a 4.8/5 star rating in the Apple App Store and a 4.6/5 star rating in the Google Play Store. Because app reviews tend to skew towards the negative (as people are more likely to write a review after a bad experience), these high scores reflect the app’s quality. The design is eye-catching and the user interface is quite intuitive. Knowing the app functions well across both devices, we can comfortably recommend the app over a browser for most players.

How to download the Hard Rock Bet app on iOS

  1. Log into the App Store on your iOS device.
  2. Search for “Hard Rock Bet” in the search bar.
  3. Tap “Get” then “Install” and let the download run.
  4. Log in with your Hard Rock account credentials to start playing.

How to download the Hard Rock app on Android

  1. Go to the Google Play Store and log in with your credentials.
  2. Search “Hard Rock Sportsbook” in the search bar.
  3. Tap “Install” and wait for the download to complete.
  4. Use your Hard Rock credentials to log in and start playing.

Top sports leagues you can gamble on using Hard Rock Bet

Screenshot of Hard-Rock Ohio Sport section

Hard Rock Bet offers 13 different sports with multiple leagues in nearly every category. With so much to choose from, here are some of the most popular top sports leagues you can gamble on with the sportsbook.

  • NFL: The NFL is the single most popular betting sport in the U.S., and with two teams in Ohio, the in-state rivalry is intense. Whether you’re a Cleveland Browns or Cincinnati Bengals fan, Hard Rock has you covered, though admittedly more so for Bengals fans. Hard Rock Casino, the retail home for the sportsbook, is just over a mile from Paycor Stadium.
  • NBA: Jockeying with MLB as the second-most popular league in the state, the NBA has a massive following in Ohio, especially among Cleveland Cavaliers fans.
  • NHL: The Columbus Blue Jackets have been in “building mode” for most of their franchise history, but NHL betting remains popular throughout the state. There are also fans who still swear allegiance to the bordering Detroit Red Wings and Pittsburgh Penguins. However, NHL betting as a whole is still behind other leagues among Ohio bettors.
  • MLB: As with the NFL, teams in Cincinnati and Cleveland have helped increase the popularity of baseball betting. Surprisingly, even with Reds legend and MLB’s all-time hit leader Pete Rose being banned from the Baseball Hall of Fame for betting, Great American Ballpark still offers betting inside the stadium.
  • College Sports: Betting on college sports is legal in Ohio, including bets on in-state teams. The Ohio State Buckeyes are far and away the most popular collegiate team among bettors in the state, but there are a total of 13 NCAA Division I schools that are fair game for a wager.

Hard Rock Bet OH banking options

Hard Rock OH recommends online banking as the easiest option for making deposits and withdrawals. The minimum amount for both deposits and withdrawals is $10. Here are the options accepted at the sportsbook:


  • Online Banking
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo


  • Online Banking
  • PayPal
  • Venmo

About Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati in OH

Hard Rock Casino in Cincinnati is roughly a mile from “The Banks,” the local nickname for the row of stadiums along the Ohio River in the heart of downtown. Paycor Stadium, Great American Ballpark, and the Heritage Bank Center are all located within walking distance of each other and the casino.

The casino opened in 2013, and in addition to the retail sportsbook, it holds more than 2,000 slot machines and 85 table games. It also has a 31-table World Series of Poker room, so it is a multifaceted gaming destination.

Yes, Hard Rock Sportsbook is legal in Ohio. The company launched its online sports betting platform in Ohio on January 1, 2023, with Cincinnati Reds legend Pete Rose placing the first in-person wager at the Hard Rock Casino in Cincinnati.

Customer support at Hard Rock Sportsbook Ohio

It can be a bit tricky to navigate to the customer support section of the Hard Rock Sportsbook Ohio website. However, once you’re there, you’ll find an expansive, detailed FAQ section to address most of the questions you may have. Our hope is that you wouldn’t need to contact Hard Rock’s customer support, but if you do, the following channels are available:

Live Chat: Yes, 8 am to 12 am
Email: support@hardrocksportsbook.com
Phone number: 305-504-6802
Twitter: @HardRockSBHelp

Our expert opinion of Hard Rock Bet Ohio

On the whole, Hard Rock Bet Ohio is a suitable option for Buckeye State players. The app performs well across devices, the aesthetic design is pleasant in the browser and app, and the interface is intuitive for new and returning players.

In particular, we appreciate the “Starting Soon” feature, which lets you see sporting events that are starting within the next hour. This is a great way to make sure you’re able to place a bet before the event starts and set yourself up with more favorable odds.

We do have two areas where Hard Rock Bet should consider expansion and improvement. First, the lack of promotions is a big concern. There are two listed at the top of the sportsbook homepage in the browser, one of which is the welcome bonus; if you’ve already signed up, this won’t apply.

Second, sportsbook play is not included in the “Rockin’ Rewards” program. The inclusion of sports bets in the loyalty program would be a huge benefit to both the operator and the players.

Our rating of Hard Rock Bet Sportsbook Ohio


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OH Betting has given Hard Rock Bet Sportsbook an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5. This rating is based on the following criteria:

  • Welcome bonus - Rating 3/5: Hard Rock Bet’s welcome bonus is a bit light compared to the competition. You can find second-chance bet promos with max limits that are much higher than $200.
  • Payment options - Rating 4/5: The payment options are similar to what other sportsbooks offer, though you cannot withdraw directly to your card. We do appreciate PayPal and Venmo being accepted.
  • Sportsbook app - Rating 4/5: The app rates highly across all devices, performs at a reasonable speed, and has a relatively intuitive interface. All things considered, the app is probably the operator’s best feature.
  • Variety & features - Rating 3/5: The extreme lack of promotional offerings is a big concern, as is the exclusion of sports bets from the rewards program. However, there is a wide selection of sports and leagues to choose from when making a wager.
  • Customer support - Rating 3/5: We haven’t needed to reach out directly to customer service for assistance. It can also be tricky to navigate to the support pages in a web browser. However, once you’re there, you can find loads of information in an easily digestible layout.


Does Hard Rock Bet Sportsbook have any physical betting locations in OH?

Yes, Hard Rock Bet Sportsbook has a physical betting location at the Hard Rock Casino in Cincinnati, OH. The casino is roughly a mile from the stadiums and is located in the downtown loop.

Where can I find the best Hard Rock Ohio bonuses?

Hard Rock Ohio’s bonuses are very limited, but you can find the best bonuses here at OHBetting.com. We continually update this site with promotional news and offerings from Ohio sportsbooks so you can be sure you’re getting the best deals when placing your bets.

Is the Hard Rock Bet welcome bonus promo legit?

Yes, the Hard Rock Bet welcome bonus promo is legit. The sportsbook operates under the jurisdiction of the Ohio Casino Control Commission and must maintain strict compliance with state laws for integrity, fair play, and consumer protection.

Do I need a promo code to activate the Hard Rock welcome bonus in Ohio?

No, you do not need a promo code to activate the Hard Rock welcome bonus in Ohio. The welcome bonus will automatically apply once you create your account and place a qualifying bet.

Is there a Hard Rock Bet bonus for other types of online gambling in Ohio?

No, Hard Rock Bet does not have bonuses for other types of online gambling in Ohio. Online casino gambling is not permitted under Ohio state law.

Does Hard Rock in OH have a no-deposit bonus?

No, Hard Rock in OH does not have a no-deposit bonus. However, if that changes, we’ll have updates listed here at OHBetting.com.

Can I use a Hard Rock Bet promo if I already have an account in Ohio?

No, you cannot use a Hard Rock Bet promo if you already have an account in Ohio. The welcome promo is exclusive to new players only.

Fact checked by: Gary Garry