Last Updated: 2 December 2021

Generous welcome offer and many loyalty incentives but the mobile app still needs work

Bonuses and Promos

Our analysis of the welcome offer and any other featured sports betting promos, including any OddsIndex exclusives

48/50

Deposit and Withdrawals

Our assessment of the signup process as well as the banking options offered by sportsbooks for depositing and withdrawing funds

48/50

Mobile App

Our take on the mobile betting experience for iOS and Android devices

38/50

Betting Options

Our breakdown of the betting menu and a brief analysis of vig levels across the main US sports

34/50
Pros
Generous welcome offers
Frequent loyalty incentives such as event-specific odds boost or promos
Cons
Functionality and UI issues with their mobile apps
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Summary

Caesars is a heavyweight when it comes to the casino scene as anyone who has traveled to Las Vegas can attest to, but does their sportsbook live up to that reputation? After all, for a brand to be successful, it should be consistently strong in all areas, right? To find out, I did some digging into all things Caesars and checked out everything including promotions, markets offered and the mobile apps to see whether the sportsbook is just as lavish as the land-based casino.

Why should you choose Caesars Sportsbook?

When I look for a betting site, I always consider how they treat existing customers. Often, I see companies frontload offers after the registration process, but I'm pleased to say that Caesars Sportsbook stands out from its rivals in this regard. They have a great variety of boosts available for the NBA, MLB and NHL, and especially those from the NFL.

The free bets they provide for parlay wagering impressed me as they cover US and international sports. However, when it comes to areas such as the welcome offer and the range of markets offered, you'll be able to find similar offerings at competitors. It was good to see the same game parlay feature, though, as that is a customizable feature that is yet to make it to every major bookmaker.

Bonuses

The Caesars Sportsbook welcome offer allows you to place a "risk-free" wager of up to $1001 on any sport across their sportsbook, and if your selection fails then you will receive your stake back as a free bet. I will place a slight warning regarding the offer though as it may not apply to all states in the US – I was using the Colorado version oarstoolf Caesars Sportsbook.

There are other important criteria to consider when using the sign-up offer. The minimum odds of the market you must place your bet on must be no less than -200. To clarify, a bet of -210 would not be accepted as part of the offer, but a bet of -190 would be, so no betting against the Detroit Pistons then. You also have 30 days to use your risk-free bet before it expires. I feel this provides ample time and is more generous than some of Caesars Sportsbook’s competitors. The offer is pretty standard, but they don't break up the free bet into smaller components and the wagering requirements are 1x, so it does put them ahead of other bookmakers such as BetMGM and DraftKings.

Caesars Sportsbook also provide other lucrative promotions. Their 'bet $100, get a free NBA jersey' is another useful option for new and existing customers, allowing you to receive a $150 NBA store gift card if you place $100 in wagers within the promotion period. The only element of caution I noticed with this offer was the fact that you are limited to minimum odds of -200 and there is an enrollment form to fill in. Promotions like these highlight how they are trying to stand out by offering something different as most bookmakers limit offers to free bets or site credits.

Caesars Sportsbook clearly want you to recommend them to your friends as they will offer you $100 and your buddy $50 in free bets. This is one of the most lucrative referral bonuses out there, and should not be passed.

Caesars Sportsbook certainly reward loyalty, which is evident from the free bets provided on the NBA, NFL and NHL. Examples of this include when I used their offer of placing two spread bets on the NBA to notch a $50 free bet and placing a $25 "risk-free" bet on a same game parlay on Monday Night Football, so this is definitely an area they are leading the pack in.

Always watch out for Caesars Sportsbook’s special offers. They call it ‘Caesar Giveth Thanks’. If you can overlook the corny name, there are great bonuses available such as a $100 free bet after betting $100. These offers change all the time, so paying attention to their promotions page is crucial to avoid missing out.

Depositing and Withdrawing

Before you can bet with Caesars Sportsbook, you need to register an account. To do this you have to provide the following information about yourself.

  • Name
  • Age
  • Address
  • Email
  • Phone Number
  • Social Security Number

After entering your personal information you will then have to enter a method of deposit. Caesars Sportsbook has a vast array of options for you to do this securely:

  • Caesars Sportsbook Prepaid Play+
  • Cash (Land-based sportsbooks)
  • Credit card
  • Debit card
  • Online banking transfer
  • PayNearMe
  • PayPal
  • Skrill
  • VIP Preferred

The minimum deposit that Caesars Sportsbook accepts is $20 and the maximum depends on the method of payment. The majority of these transactions are instantaneous, although Skrill payments may take up to 24 hours to process. This is common across most betting sites, although the minimum deposit of $20 is slightly more than others require. Overall, depositing funds into my Caesars Sportsbook account was a smooth process.

Withdrawals can be processed through the following methods on Caesars Sportsbook.

Withdrawal method Expected time Minimum Withdrawal Maximum Withdrawal
Online banking Up to 72 hours $20 $5000
VIP Preferred Up to 72 hours $20 $5000
Skrill Up to 72 hours $20 $5000
Paypal Up to 72 hours $20 $10000
Cash Instantaneous $20 $10000
Prepaid Play+ Card Up to 72 hours $20 $5000

I found that Caesars Sportsbook’s methods of withdrawal match up with the rest of the industry. Most importantly, there was no fee for withdrawing funds from my account. The process was smooth and my earnings were returned to my account quickly.

One word of caution, different states have different regulations regarding payment methods. For example, cash withdrawals are only available in locations with physical sportsbooks such as New Jersey, and Skrill withdrawals are not available in Colorado.

Caesars Sportsbook has made a commitment to safe gambling and provides the following methods to ensure the safety of its bettors:

  • Deposit Limit
  • Spend Limit
  • Daily Time Limit
  • Cool Off Time Limit

These are key attributes in protecting gamblers from the dangers of overspending, putting their financial and mental health at risk. Caesars Sportsbook also provide a period of self-exclusion that allows bettors to take a break from gambling for three to 30 days. More serious measures are available by contacting Caesars Sportsbook directly. However, these are standard across the industry.

The Mobile App

For clarity, I have an Android and was using the Caesars Sportsbook app from the Play Store. I found the app to be an excellent product. I had no difficulty finding betting markets or bonuses. I was able to bet with relative ease, while performing transactions was painless. The app is easy on the eye and designed well. The functionality was on the mark too as I experienced no bugs or problems with speed. However, I am aware of recent criticism in the reviews on the Google Play Store, with most of that revolving around customer service and functionality issues, so it's an area they need to focus on.

Caesars Screenshots

The App Store has a few similar reviews, but it appears to be more mixed with plenty of customers praising the markets available, promotions and the functionality of the app, which is unsurprisingly why it's rated at 4.6.

Remember that mobile wagering is not available in all parts of the United States. Therefore, bear in mind your location before you attempt to log on to the app because it will not work if you are in a state that does not permit mobile wagering. It's available in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Michigan, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Illinois.

Betting Options

I believe that Caesars Sportsbook is one of the best sportsbooks out there when it comes to odds boosts, if not the best on the market.

It seems as though every major US sport is boosted when it comes to placing a wager on an individual game whether it be the NBA, NFL, MLB or NHL, with an example being the Cowboys to beat the Saints and Dak Prescott to have over 1.5 passing touchdowns at a price of +135. If the boosts are not enough, there are also targeted free bets for special occasions, which allow you to wager with freedom, knowing you’re covered if your selection fails.

The major US sports are covered, both the professional and college disciplines as you would expect. However, as a keen bettor on European sports, I was pleased to see a fine range of odds and markets on soccer, notably the Premier League and even darts.

They also have the customary cash-out feature on certain bets, so you have the option of taking a portion of your potential winnings, removing the risk of a last-second disaster. Kyler Murray’s Hail Mary against the Buffalo Bills in the 2020 NFL season springs to mind.

To go along with their odds boosts, Caesars Sportsbook continually provide their customers with an outstanding range of promotions. The one that caught my eye more the most was their Monday Night Millions game. You had to opt-in ahead of the 2021 NFL season, but it gave customers the opportunity to bet on 17 Monday Night Football games and ESPN’s Wildcard Round game.

By placing a simple $10 bet you had the opportunity to win up to $10m by guessing all 18 games correctly, although there are also prizes for the winner in a specific state and for four, eight and 12 correct predictions in a row. Elements like this make Caesars Sportsbook stand out from the crowd.

Vig/Juice Comparison

Caesars are largely consistent when it comes to juice levels as they don't have a major market across NBA, NFL, and the NHL where they trail significantly behind their main competitors and never go above 4.6%.

A lowly 3.9% on NHL moneyline markets makes them the option on the market, so if you're on the Edmonton Oilers bandwagon you should definitely be making use of this. The 4.1% juice on the NHL spread market is also good value as it's among the best on the market, so they are certainly a good option if you're a fan of ice hockey.

So, you can be safe in the knowledge that you're going to get good value for the major markets on the NBA, NFL, and NHL.

The Differences Between States

Caesars Sportsbook is available in the following states:

  • Arizona (mobile and retail)
  • Colorado (mobile)
  • Illinois (mobile and retail)
  • Indiana (mobile and retail)
  • Iowa (mobile)
  • Louisiana (mobile)
  • Michigan (mobile and retail)
  • New Jersey (mobile and retail)
  • Pennsylvania (mobile)
  • Tennessee (mobile)
  • Virginia (mobile)
  • West Virginia (mobile and retail)

Caesars Sportsbook does have GeoComply software ready to go on their apps to ensure that you can only use their products in legal locations. However, it is quite simple to download and there are instructions readily available.

There are a decent number of states where you can use their sportsbook, although we would like to see a few more, especially New York.

If you still like to place bets in person there are a number of locations in New Jersey and Indiana to wager, and single outlets in Michigan, Illinois, Arizona and West Virginia.

The Differences Between States

Caesars Sportsbook does have GeoComply software ready to go on their apps to ensure that you can only use their products in legal locations. However, it is quite simple to download and there are instructions readily available.

There are a decent number of states where you can use their sportsbook, although we would like to see a few more, especially New York.

If you still like to place bets in person there are a number of locations in New Jersey and Indiana to wager, and single outlets in Michigan, Illinois, Arizona and West Virginia.

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Operations in Arizona

Available mobile and retail

What Other Betting Products Do They Offer?

Caesars Sportsbook also provide a casino and poker product online and through mobile betting apps, which you can access through the App Store and Google Play Store.

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