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Caesars is one of the most recognizable names in the world when it comes to casino gambling. For several years, it has offered an online sportsbook to go along with the retail ones in its popular casinos. Now, Caesars Sportsbook is expanding even further, with Arizona being the latest new state and Louisana getting ready to launch at the tail end of 2021.
During the first part of 2021, Caesars Entertainment acquired William Hill. Then in August it rebranded William Hill online sportsbooks and casinos under the Caesars name in several states. That meant jettisoning the old version of the Caesars Sportsbook and online casino, replacing it with the new and improved William Hill one, renamed as Caesars.
The new Caesars Sportsbook is currently available in the following states:
Meanwhile, as noted, expect to see the new Caesars Sportsbook in other states soon. In Arizona, Caesars teamed up with the Arizona Diamondbacks to launch both an online sportsbook and a retail one near Chase Field in September 2021.
Caesars also continues to operate online sportsbooks in Nevada, Pennsylvania, Illinois and Washington, DC. However, in those locations the site and app include some slight differences. This review concentrates primarily on the new Caesars Sportsbook introduced in August 2021 (i.e., the rebrand of William Hill).
Read on to learn about the new Caesars Sportsbook, including information about welcome bonuses and promotions, the famous Caesars Rewards loyalty program, how to create an account, features of the site and app, bets and sports available, banking options, customer support and more.
|Online Sportsbook||Caesars Sportsbook|
|Caesars Promo code||LEGALRF|
|Risk free bet bonus||Up to $5,000|
|Available States||AZ, CO, IN, IA, IL, MI, NJ, TN, VA & WV|
|Last updated||October 2021|
All new Caesars customers qualify for the sportsbook’s welcome offer. Once signed up, you’ll find other ongoing promotions worth checking out, as well.
When you register for a new Caesars Sportsbook account you can receive a risk-free first bet good for up to $5,000, using Caesars Sportsbook bonus code LEGALRF.
Upon registering your account, you have seven days to take advantage of this offer. During that time period, you’ll have to make an initial deposit and place your first sports bet. If the bet wins, you collect your winnings as usual, but if it loses, you’ll be reimbursed the amount of your loss up to $5,000. That’s by far the highest maximum for a risk free bet at any US sportsbook to date, though smaller risk-free bets are common.
There’s some fine print to be aware of, however. You can place your qualifying wager on anything in the sportsbook, with no odds restrictions or other limitations. However, the offer only applies to your first bet, so be careful. If you make one $100 bet and then a $5000 bet, it’s the $100 one that qualifies for the offer.
More importantly, you don’t get cash back, but rather compensation in the form of a “free bet token.” This is also only good for a single bet, so you can’t spread it out across multiple options. You also have to use it within 7 days.
Caesars online sportsbook also offers a number of ongoing promotions to players. These appear frequently, typically involving particular bets or games. For example, at any given time here are some promotions you might see:
These special promos are worth keeping an eye out for, especially when they coincide with bets you are already planning to make.
Of course, one of the best and most consistent promotions Caesars Sportsbook offers is membership in its Caesars Rewards program. If you aren’t already in the program, you’ll get a Caesars Rewards account when you sign up. You’ll receive an email with an 11-digit account number and an invitation to activate your account.
Caesars Rewards offers a variety of benefits, perks and even cash just for playing games in any Caesars casino or sportsbook, retail or online. The program involves accumulating both reward credits and tier credits.
You get one reward credit for every $10 you wager. Once you accumulate 100 reward credits, you can exchange them for $1 in bonus cash that you can then wager at the sportsbook.
Meanwhile you also accrue tier credits at the same rate. That is to say, for every reward credit you earn, you also get a tier credit. Your tier credits during a calendar year determine your tier status, starting at Gold and moving up through the tiers as follows:
Those who frequent Caesars properties can earn credits in several ways. Moving up in tiers provides a variety of benefits ranging from discounts in restaurants and shops to complimentary hotel rooms, airfare credits, cruise vacations and more.
Thanks to a partnership with the Arizona Diamondbacks, Caesars Sportsbook Arizona launched September 2021. As part of the deal, Caesars launched its online product and will open a retail sportsbook and bar next to Chase Field, where the Diamondbacks play.
Arizona residents can get the new Caesars Sportsbook app and website since sports betting went live in Arizona on Sept. 9.
The state could have a thriving sports betting market in short order thanks to all the local teams and events on which to bet.
As far as professional leagues go, Arizonans will be able to bet on the Arizona Cardinals (NFL), Phoenix Suns (NBA), Phoenix Mercury (WNBA) and Arizona Coyotes (NHL), as well as the Diamondbacks for MLB. Meanwhile, on the college front there are the Arizona Wildcats and Arizona State Sun Devils in the PAC-12. And let’s not forget about the PGA Tour’s Waste Management Phoenix Open which is always one of the most popular events in golf.
Signing up for a Caesars Sportsbook account is a simple process. You can create an account from anywhere, actually, and even deposit funds and perform other banking operations. However, in order to place bets you’ll need to be physically located within a state where Caesars Sportsbook operates.
One very handy feature of Caesars Sportsbook is the way it uses a single site and app no matter the state. Both the browser-based website and the app have a simple way to select your chosen state and to change it, if necessary.
That said, if you want to place bets in a state different from the one in which you originally created your account, you’ll need to create a new account in that state in order to do so, before you create your account, be certain you’ve selected your desired state. If you have the wrong state selected, you’ll have to create a new account in your state.
To create your account, visit the Caesars Sportsbook website and click “Sign Up” in the upper right corner. The same goes for the app. Once you’ve downloaded the app, you’ll find the same invitation to sign up in the upper right.
When creating your account, you’ll need to provide the following information:
Along the way you’ll also create a password and set up two security questions, as well as agree to the site’s terms and conditions. You’ll additionally confirm that you are at least the minimum legal age to bet on sports for the state you are in.
When creating your account, you can also enter your Caesars Rewards account number, if you have one. If you don’t, you will receive one when you register and receive an email to activate it.
The registration process ends with an invitation to deposit funds, which you can do right away or wait until later. In states that also have Caesars online casinos, you’ll find the site and app are integrated with the online casino. That means you can switch back and forth between the two while using the same account.
If you used William Hill Sportsbook prior to the August 2021 rebranding, you don’t have to open a new account to use the Caesars Sportsbook. However, if you had a Caesars Sportsbook account before, you’ll need to register for a new one, as it’s no longer the same product.
The Caesars Sportsbook app is available either for iOS or Android devices. Depending on your device, you can select either “Download on the App Store” or “Get it on Google Play” and follow the prompts to download the app. It is free to download and install, and it has all the same functionality as the web-based version of the site.
If you happened to have had the William Hill Sportsbook app installed prior to August 2021, you’ll discover it has automatically updated on its own to become Caesars Sportsbook.
You’ll find all the same odds and games on the app that appear on the website, as discussed below. You can perform all the same banking functions and access customer support, also covered below.
As noted above, the new Caesars online sportsbook app is not available in Nevada, Pennsylvania, Illinois or Washington, DC. Those locations continue to use the old Caesars Sportsbook app for now. Additionally, some of those locations do not allow remote sign-ups for online sportsbook accounts (e.g., in Nevada at a Caesars casino).
Caesars Sportsbook offers the typical variety of wagering options for sports bettors. Here are the primary bets that Caesars features:
A moneyline bet is the classic, straightforward bet on a team or individual to win. The odds show as a positive or negative number, indicating an underdog or favorite, respectively. A positive number represents the return on a winning $100 bet. A negative number represents the amount you have to wager to receive a $100 return.
For instance, a moneyline bet on the Pittsburgh Pirates to win at -120 (as a slight favorite) means that for every $120 you wager, a winning bet would pay $100. A bet on the Philadelphia Phillies to win at +110 (as a slight underdog) means that for every $100 you wager, a winning bet would pay $110.
This same system for expressing odds (known as American odds) is used for all other bet types as well. Incidentally, at Caesars Sportsbook you can change the way odds display, if you prefer, either to fractional (British) or decimal (European).
A spread bet refers to a wager on the point spread of a contest. In this case, the odds are accompanied by a positive or negative point spread. For instance, if the Indianapolis Colts are a four-point underdog, this will appear as “Indianapolis +4.”
Betting on this, rather than the moneyline, would mean the Colts can either win, or lose by fewer than four points for the bet to win. If they lose by exactly four, the bet would be a push (tie).
A bet on the Pittsburgh Steelers as three-and-a-half point favorites would appear as “Pittsburgh -3.5.” In that case, the Steelers would need to win by four points or more for the bet to win. Here, the half-point applied to the spread means a tie is impossible, and the Steelers winning by three would make for a losing bet.
A totals bet, also known as an over/under, is a bet on the total number of points both sides score in a given contest. Let’s say the Indiana Pacers are playing the Denver Nuggets, and the over/under line is 212.5. For an “over” bet to win, the teams’ combined total would need to be 213 points or more.
Individual team totals, as well as totals for a half, quarter or period are also possible, but considered props (see below). These won’t necessarily be available for every sport or game.
A parlay combines multiple bets into one. Every “leg” or individual bet must win in order for the entire parlay to win. You could, for instance, combine a moneyline bet on the New Jersey Devils to win, a totals bet on the Knicks-Sixers game and a spread bet on the Phillies to win by 1.5 runs or more as a single parlay.
Parlay bets generally have long odds and big payouts, making them attractive though generally riskier. You can reduce the risk by placing various kinds of round robin or combo bets.
For instance, if you have three picks on your bet slip, Caesars Sportsbook will offer you a choice between a single three-leg parlay, or three separate two-leg parlays. The latter won’t pay as well, but you’ll still get something even if only two of your three picks are good.
A prop bet, aka a proposition bet, is a wager on an outcome not directly tied to the game’s final result, or only to part of the result. You might be betting on an individual player, only one of the two teams, or only one period, quarter or half of the game.
For example, a bettor could wager on Joel Embiid to score more (or fewer) than 25.5 points in a game (a player prop). Or a bettor could bet on the Philadelphia Eagles to rush for more than 126.5 yards in a game (a team prop).
Making a futures bet means betting on an event or outcome not determined until a future date. For example, a bettor might place a preseason wager on which NFL team will win the Super Bowl.
In game betting or “live” betting involves betting on a game while it is in progress, such as on the result of the next play. Such live bets can also include bets on the moneyline, the spread, totals and so forth.
The odds will move on the fly after a contest has begun, and may not always be available. For instance, a penalty or scoring play will result in the sportsbook temporarily shutting down live betting until the referees’ decisions are final, at which point betting will resume.
Caesars Sportsbook features a number of sports on which to bet. On the website, you’ll find them listed down the left column, arranged both by popularity and alphabetically. On the app you’ll find all the sports in a scrollable, horizontal row along the top of the home screen.
In all states where the new Caesars Sportsbook operates (CO, IN, IA, MI, NJ, TN, VA, WV, AZ, LA), there are wagering opportunities for all of the following sports:
In some of the states, you’ll additionally find other sports to bet on:
You won’t find any betting on esports or non-sporting events like the Oscars at the Caesars Sportsbook. Even so, as you can see all the major sports are covered (and then some), and the new site and app additionally offers more choices of moneyline, spread, totals, props, parlays, futures bets and live betting options than had been the case with the old Caesars Sportsbook.
The new Caesars Sportsbook features a clean, easy-to-navigate design employing the brand’s familiar white, black and gold color scheme. As noted, in states where Caesars’ online casino operates, you can toggle back and forth between the casino and sportsbook with a quick click.
Caesars Sportsbook has an especially inviting look and feel, shunning the extraneous bells and whistles of some online sportsbooks in favor of providing an uncomplicated betting experience. While you might have to spend time puzzling over what bets you wish to place, you’ll never have to puzzle over how to select and place those bets in this accessible online sportsbook.
Along the top of the website you’ll find quick links to customer support and responsible gambling. You can also choose your state and change the Caesars Sportsbook odds format if you wish. There’s a search window for finding particular teams, games or sports. There’s also a link to promotions, also featured in a rotating banner along the top.
Individual sports appear in the left-hand column of the website, your bet slip appears on the right, and individual games and bets fill up the large middle column. Going into a particular contest brings you all the available bets, including alternate lines and various props.
On the app, the sports appear up top, your betting slip appears at the bottom, and that middle column is replicated by scrolling down. At the bottom of both the website and app you’ll find various useful links, including to live chat and support.
For both the website or app, once logged in you’ll see an icon with your balance appear in the upper right corner. Click that to reach your account information and to access banking options. That’s where you can also check your betting history and your Caesars Rewards account status, change settings and access customer support.
The Caesars Sportsbook uses geolocation technology called GeoComply to ensure you are physically located in a state where the sportsbook operates. When using the app (Android or iOS), GeoComply software is built in, meaning you don’t have to do anything extra. When on a web browser, you’ll need to download the GeoComply plug-in before using your account and placing a wager for the first time. After that, the plug-in works automatically.
Caesars Sportsbook offers a number of ways both to deposit funds and to withdraw them. Currently available depositing methods include the following:
Choosing online banking opens up a searchable and scrollable list of hundreds of banks across the country. Online banking is secure and powered by PayWithMyBank. There is a $20 minimum for deposits.
When it comes to withdrawing funds, you have the following options:
For most withdrawal methods there is a $20 minimum and a $5,000 maximum. The maximum for PayPal is $10,000. Caesars Sportsbook says it will process withdrawal requests within 72 hours, although in some cases you may need to supply additional documentation (e.g., for larger withdrawals).
As noted, the cash at the casino cage option is not available in all states where Caesars Sportsbook operates. Specifically, Colorado doesn’t offer it, nor does Virginia (where casinos have yet to appear) or Tennessee (an online-only sports betting state).
Certain states also don’t offer PayPal as a withdrawal option. Check on the site or app to see which options are available in your state. (Again, options may vary as well if you are using the old Caesars Sportsbook in NV, PA, IL or DC.)
Caesars Sportsbook offers several ways to get answers to questions or help with issues that might arise as you use the site. You can access all of these resources on both the web-based version of the site and the app.
Under “Support” you’ll find a number of choices. One is “Online Help,” which takes you to a comprehensive FAQ section organized by categories and also searchable. These FAQs are well maintained and informative, and customized for each state in which Caesars Sportsbook operates.
You’ll also find both email and phone support available with the contacts different for each state. There is also state-specific text message support available to those who wish to contact Caesars Sportsbook that way.
Finally, whether on the website or app you can consult “Live Chat” to text-chat with a representative. Again, these agents are state-specific, and in our testing proved very responsive and helpful with all of our questions. While live chat and other support are not available 24/7 at present, the sportsbook is working on making that so.
All in all, the new Caesars Sportsbook is a great option in states where it is available.