There are certain customs in American gaming and sporting culture that are almost as much of a tradition as the thing they are meant to celebrate. For instance, while the winners of a Super Bowl are undoubtedly the main thing people will talk about the Monday morning after, there is a huge amount of attention given to the ads that are broadcast during the game. And in casino circles, while the 4th of July will always be Independence Day first and foremost, plenty of gamers will be more excited about the promos the big online casinos unveil.
Independence Day is the day the big betting platforms really push the boat out, so for iGaming aficionados, it is something close to Christmas and a birthday rolled into one. For the casinos themselves, it is a chance to grab the attention of the customers who’ll come for the big offers and hopefully stay for the continued gaming opportunities. Below, we’ll look at some of the big-name operators and what they delivered for their customers.
The fantasy sports promoter-turned-casino took no prisoners with their Independence Day offer, pulling out $1,000 in risk-free betting on the 4th. For the duration of the day itself, casino bettors could bet up to a thousand dollars and claim back any net losses as betting credits. New users who availed of the offer could additionally look forward to $100 in site credits spread out across the rest of the week – $25 a day once the offer closed.
The iconic Vegas casino presented new users with a choice of two different offers. The first was a straight $10 no-deposit offer followed by a 200% match on all deposits up to $200. The second, a larger offer, matched 100% of all opening deposits up to $2,000, and threw in a $100 fuel card for good measure. The card will be dispatched when players have wagered through $500 of casino bets.
One of the biggest casino and sportsbook names in America, BetMGM didn’t hold back, promising a full match of any first deposit up to $1,000, with an extra $25 no-deposit offer for any new account availing of the offer.
Another company that made its name as a fantasy sports provider, DraftKings offered the largest no-deposit bonus of any casino on Independence Day, offering $50 to newly signed-up customers without any need to fund their account first. However, when new customers did deposit, DraftKings also promised to match that initial amount 100% for as much as $2,000. As a one-two punch, this may have been the best offer of the day.
Recognised for their extremely varied casino and sportsbook, Borgata were in no mood to be left behind by their rivals on this national holiday, and they offered up $20 for new customers even without an initial deposit. This was augmented by a 100% matched deposit offer up to $1,000, rounding out a strong range of offers on the day and leaving casino gamers wondering where the bar will be set for Independence Day 2023.