Not all bonuses are created equal

NOTE: This does not go into detail on how to profit from bonuses, only how they work and why some aren’t worth your time. If you are looking for HOW TO MAKE MONEY bonus hunting, please see are full comprehensive guide HERE.



You may have noticed that there are a TON of HUGE bonuses out there from online sportsbooks you’ve never heard of before. these may look great at first, until you read the fine print. Many of the seedier sportsbooks however, include strict terms and conditions you must abide by in order to get the bonus, many of them make it unprofitable to do so. In this article today we will go over the good, bad and ugly of different types of bonuses.


Lets start with the good, the bread and butter of easybonushunting, the straight risk free bet. Generally speaking, these are almost always profitable. They way it works is you place a money line bet on their site, if the bet loses then you get a free bet to bet with again on their site. If your free bet wins, then you receive the winnings from the bet only.


Example, say your first bet loses and you receive a free $250 bet to use on their sportsbook. You wager that $250 on a game with 3.2 odds and win, your payout for a normal bet would be $250 X 3.2 = $800 . But with a risk free bet you do not receive the wagered amount, only the winnings. So for the same bet the payout would be $250 x 3.2 – $250 = $550, Leaving you with $550, still not bad but something that needs to be accounted for.


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That’s just about the end of the good, onwards to the bad. We’ll start with a bonus related to the straight risk free bet, the risk free parlay. Risk free parlay’s do not work for bonus hunting simply because there are more variables, instead of needing to bet on 2 outcomes, you need to bet on 4,6,10 outcomes for a measly bonus. Risk free parlays are not worth your time.


Kicking it up a notch, we have the deceitful deposit matching bonus. These are the bonuses you’ve been seeing on all the sites you’ve never heard of, offering up to 10,000 in deposit matching, sounds great right? What you need to know is almost all deposit matching offers come with major strings attached, in the form of Rollover requirements. Rollover requirements requires you to wager a certain amount of money before you can withdraw your bonus. These requirements range from 10 to up to 35 TIMES your qualifying wager.



Example, lets say you signup and get a fancy $10k bonus, but the sportsbook has a rollover requirement of 35. This means that before you can withdraw your bonus you must place $350,000 worth of wagers.


Some sportsbooks have more reasonable terms than others but realistically most require atleast a 5x rollover, which almost always will eliminate any profits. It should be noted that there are some good guys out there, both Sugarhouse and Unibet offer deposit matching bonuses with 1x rollover requirements, meaning after your first set of wagers are placed you can withdraw after they have settled. Both these sites have made it onto our top 5 sportsbook list HERE.


Lastly, the notable mention, Draft kings. We cannot advise you use their “$5000” risk free bet signup bonus. This is the only one we have encoutered so far like this with the shady advertising. The risk free bonus is in fact UP TO $5000, but it will take you too much time and money to get there. Basically the bonus unlocks at 20 cents on the dollar of your qualifying wagers, essentially acting as a 20% risk free bet, that is not worth your time.


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Top 5 Sportsbook Signup Bonuses

Biggest Bonuses
Caesars Sportsbook
Amount: $5000

With a signup bonus of up to $5000, it's hard to beat Caesars Sportsbook in terms of opportunity. The site is based on the same framework as many other sportsbooks so it should be familiar to most bonus hunters. Their odds tend to be on par with other sportsbooks as well. The only downside is there doesn't seem to be any way to change the odds format. Despite this, Caesars Sportsbook is the current "white whale" for bonus hunting.

Easiest Bonus (Tie)
Sugarhouse and Unibet

Amount: $250

The easiest Bonus on our list is a tie between Sugarhouse and Unibet. Don't let the lower signup bonus fool you, this is some easy money. Both sites offer bonuses in the form of deposit matching. If you're a frequent reader of easybonushunting then you know this is a red flag (if not, read up HERE).

What is unique about Sugarhouse and Unibet is the terms of their deposit match, they only "require" a 1 X rollover. Meaning, place your bet + back bet, then regardless of the outcome you can immediately withdraw funds from the sportsbook. In addition to the simplicity of only needing to bet on one match, there is an efficiency to it as well. Expect to make $200-230 easily.

Expect both Sugarhouse and Unibet to have identical odds and UI. Both offer the option to change odds formats which is a plus. If you are just getting into bonus hunting, both sites are great for beginners.

Best Casino Bonuses

Amount: $600

While easybonushunting focuses mainly on surefire sportsbetting, we can't ignore some of the great casino bonuses offered by BetMGM here. They offer 10 daily free spins of their virtual wheel. With free $5 slot plays occuring multiple times a week. You won't be vacotioning off of the free plays but it's a fun way to pass the time and possibly earn a bit more cash. Plus, its free, you can't lose.

In addition to the casino bonuses BetMGM also has a pretty great risk free bet promotion of $600, plus a familiar site framework that supports changing bet formats. There is a lot to like from BetMGM

Best Overall

Amount: $1000

While we couldn't find any one thing about Fanduel that is head and heels above the competition, it is too note worthy to leave out. It's widespread availability in the US is great, as is the UI and option to change the odds format. We also can't ignore the $1000 risk free bet which is was class leading up until September of 2021 when Caesars implemented their aggresive promotion.

Best Recurring Bonuses

Amount: $500

Wynnbet is a bit less widespread than other sportsbooks on our list here, only available in X states, but it is great if you can access it. On top of the great $500 risk free bet, they have been known to offer multiple larger risk free bets after your initial signup, generally multiple $200-$250. Vigilant (active readers!) can end up with $1000+ worth of bonus potential easily.

It should be noted that these large recurring bonuses tend to come quick and only for very limited time, usually expiring the same day they are announced.

This is a great example for why we would love for you to consider our Bonus hunter insider option, stay on top of large recurring bonuses with daily (sometimes more) updates to stay in the loop and never miss out on a bonus hunting opportunity!

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