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What is the Fanatics Virginia promo?

The Fanatics Virginia sportsbook promo is a bet match bonus where new customers who could receive up to $1000 in Bonus Bets. Example: To claim the promo, visit the Fanatics Sportsbook website and create a new, verified account. Within 5 days of account creation, place a wager of $5+ on any market with odds of -200 or longer. Players are eligible to receive up to a $100 Bonus Bet every day for 10 straight days, totaling up to $1,000 in Bonus Bets. Opt-in to the promotion each day after the first by navigating to the Discover or Promos page.

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Sign-up bonus: $1000 in Bonus Bets
Promo code: No code needed
Minimum deposit: $10
Last updated: April 2024

Sportsbook overview

Sportsbook: Fanatics
Legal in Virginia: Yes
Partner in Virginia: N/A
Payment methods:
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After buying out PointsBet’s U.S. sports betting operations, sports merchandise giant Fanatics has rolled out Fanatics Sportsbook. Launching in Virginia on November 21, 2023, Fanatics was the 16th sportsbook to launch in VA, though two of those others have since closed their operations.

As the new kid on the block, Fanatics will have plenty of work to do to carve out a space in a busy Virginia market. In this guide to Fanatics Sportsbook, we’ll walk you through the bookie’s signup process, elaborate on some of the pros and cons of using the platform, and assess an overall score for the operator based on several key metrics for consumers.

How you can sign up and get the promo at Fanatics Sportsbook in Virginia

Signing up for Fanatics Sportsbook in Virginia is relatively easy, though you’ll need to download the mobile betting app to be able to access the platform, as there is no gambling website. Here is how you can sign up and secure the VA sportsbook promo.

  1. Visit the Fanatics Sportsbook website during the Promotion Period, starting from March 2, 2024, until June 3, 2024.
  2. Click on the "Sign Up" or "Register" button to start the new account creation process.
  3. Fill in the required information such as your name, email address, and age to verify that you are 21 years of age or older and located in Virginia.
  4. Agree to the Fanatics Sportsbook’s Terms of Service, House Rules, and the Promotional Terms and Conditions, and acknowledge their Privacy Policy to complete the account verification.
  5. Place a wager of $5 or more on any market with odds of -200 or longer to automatically opt into the promotion on your first day. Remember, your first qualifying wager needs to be placed within 5 days from account registration.
  6. Opt-in to the promotion each subsequent day (other than the first day) via the Discover or Promos page on the website and place a qualifying wager each day to receive up to $100 Bonus Bet every day for 10 straight days, totaling up to $1,000 in Bonus Bets.

How best to take advantage of the Fanatics promo in Virginia

For Virginia bettors wanting to maximize the Fanatics promo, smart approaches and consistent strategy are key. First, ensure to place a qualifying wager of $5 or more on markets with odds of -200 or longer each day to access the daily $100 Bonus Bet. 

Focus on familiar sports or events to make informed bets. Pay attention to the settlement of bets since unsettled wagers won't be considered qualifying

Utilize the Bonus Bets on high-probability outcomes as you’ll only receive the winnings, not the stake, which steers clear of riskier long shots. Also, use your Bonus Bets within 7 days to avoid forfeiture.

Terms and conditions for the current Fanatics Sportsbook promo in Virginia

In order to successfully qualify and take advantage of the Fanatics promo, it's important to know the important terms and conditions of it. We have included the most important ones below:

  • To join in this promotion and qualify for up to $1,000 in Bonus Bets over 10 days, you must place a cash wager of $5 or more each day on any betting market with minimum odds of -200. The first bet must be made within 5 days of opening your account.
  • Only the initial qualifying wager each day is eligible for the Bonus Bet reward, which is matched up to $100 maximum per day.
  • Rewards are credited as Bonus Bets within 72 hours after a qualifying wager settles.
  • The Bonus Bet reward does not include the stake in any winnings; only the winnings from betting with the Bonus Bet can be withdrawn.
  • Bonus Bets expire 7 days after they are credited. If they are not used within this time, they will be removed from your account and considered forfeited.
  • Bets made with Bonus Bets cannot be cashed out early.
  • Each customer is limited to one qualifying wager and one reward per day, for 10 consecutive days during the promotion period which runs from March 2, 2024, to June 3, 2024.

Yes, Fanatics Sportsbook is legal in Virginia. Under the previous PointsBet branding, PointsBet secured a gambling operator’s license from the Virginia Lottery, which oversees all betting operations in the state. When Fanatics purchased PointsBet’s U.S. sports betting operations, that included the licenses, so Fanatics did not need to reapply for licensure.

Fanatics Sportsbook first accepted wagers in Virginia on November 21, 2023. This launch came two days before Thanksgiving, allowing Virginians to get their wagers in ahead of the NFL action that has become synonymous with the holiday.

Pros and cons of Fanatics online sportsbook in VA

Before signing up with any Virginia sports betting operator, it’s important to take a look at the long-term benefits and drawbacks of using their platform. Here, we’ve laid out a few of the key pros and cons of Fanatics online sportsbook in VA.

Benefits

  • FanCash program: The FanCash program allows players to earn a percentage of their wagers back in “FanCash” for every wager they make on the platform. FanCash can be used to acquire bonus bets or to purchase sports merchandise from Fanatics’ online outlets.
  • In-app streaming: Bettors can stream select sporting events in the app to streamline the in-play wagering process. While the selection of live streams isn’t as vast as other operators, we believe this will be a key area of expansion.
  • Early cashout: For select betting markets, early cashout can allow you to collect your winnings before the end of a sporting event. This can be particularly useful when live betting to recoup some of your stake if a loss looks likely.

Drawbacks

  • Sportsbook platform is mobile only: Without a browser-based platform, users are limited to playing on their mobile devices. This also can make it more difficult to access customer support information, as the app isn’t particularly user-friendly in directing to FAQ pages or a support chat.
  • Limited withdrawal options: Fanatics limits players to debit cards, online banking, a check sent through US Mail, and wire transfers for withdrawals. Debit cards and online banking have a $1 minimum to access your winnings, while check withdrawals require at least $10 and the wire transfer minimum is $10,000.

How to deposit to Fanatics online sportsbook in VA

Depositing money into your Fanatics online sportsbook account has somewhat limited options for players in VA, but the process itself is quick and easy if you’ve completed account verification. Here is how to make a deposit.

  1. Open the Fanatics Sportsbook app on your mobile device.
  2. Log into your betting account.
  3. In the top right corner of the app, tap on the user icon to open up a menu and select “Deposit.”
  4. Choose the amount you wist to deposit. You can choose from predefined amounts of $50, $100, or $250, or a custom amount as needed.
  5. Select the banking method you wish to use. Bettors are welcome to fund their accounts via PayPal, debit card, Venmo, bank transfer, Apple Pay (debit), or a wire transfer. Cash deposits can only be made in person, and there are no retail outlets in VA.
  6. Press “Deposit” and you can begin funding your bets!

How to withdraw from Fanatics online sportsbook in Virginia

The withdrawal process with Fanatics is relatively quick, though depending on the method you choose, withdrawal times could take anywhere from 1-10 business days. You can access your winnings via debit card, online bank transfer, a check through USPS, or a wire transfer. Here’s how you can withdraw from your Fanatics online sportsbook account in Virginia.

  1. Open the Fanatics Sportsbook app on your mobile device.
  2. Log into your betting account.
  3. In the top right corner of the app, tap on the user icon to open up a menu and select “Withdraw.”
  4. Choose the amount you wish to withdraw. Keep in mind the minimum deposits for your selected method may vary.
  5. Using the dropdown menu, pick a banking method for your payout.
  6. Press “Withdraw” and wait for the withdrawal request to be approved.

Can I bet on horses at Fanatics online sportsbook in VA?

No, you cannot bet on horses at Fanatics online sportsbook in VA. Fanatics’ platform does not cover horse race betting in any state, though expansion into the racing world would be a logical area of expansion in the future.

For now, the operator will focus on completing the conversions from the PointsBet platforms and perhaps on building a betting website.

How to contact Fanatics Sportsbook in Virginia

The primary way to contact Fanatics Sportsbook in Virginia is to use the support chat in the mobile app. One great feature of the chat is you can see how many people are in the support queue ahead of you while waiting to connect with an agent.

Additionally, you can send an email to support@betfanatics.com, though it may take up to 24 hours to receive a response. While the FAQ pages may be of some assistance, you may have an easier time with either of these other methods than in trying to browse that section of the app.

The Fanatics mobile app in Virginia

Fanatics operates in a mobile app-only capacity. While a betting website could be a future option, there aren’t any plans for a browser-based platform at this time.

Early reviews of the VA sports betting app are somewhat mixed. In the iOS App Store, users rated Fanatics at a 4.7/5. However, the score took a noticeable dip among Android bettors, who gave the bookie a 3.9/5.

Google Play Store reviews noted considerable bugginess with the app, though that is somewhat expected given the newness of the platform. We expect those issues to be resolved in future updates, though continued bugs should be reported to the Fanatics support team.

How to download the Fanatics app on iOS

Downloading the Fanatics app on your iOS device is easy and free. Here’s how to get started.

  1. Open the App Store on your iOS device.
  2. Log in with your Apple ID and password.
  3. Search for “Fanatics Sportsbook.” Fanatics also has a merchandise app, so be sure you locate the correct version.
  4. Press “Get” then “Install.”
  5. Wait for the installation to complete.
  6. Once you’ve downloaded the app, you can log in with your existing Fanatics Sportsbook account and begin placing bets!

How to download the Fanatics app on Android

You can download the Fanatics Sportsbook app for free on your Android device today! Here’s how.

  1. Log into the Google Play Store on your Android device.
  2. Search for “Fanatics Sportsbook” and locate the correct app. Keep in mind Fanatics also has a merchandising app, so the distinction is important.
  3. Press “Install” and wait for the download to complete.
  4. Once the app has finished downloading, you’ll be able to sign up for a new Fanatics Sportsbook account, make a deposit, and secure the welcome bonus!

Does Fanatics Sportsbook have a retail location in Virginia?

No, Fanatics Sportsbook does not have a retail location in Virginia. Fanatics only has one retail sportsbook location, across the street from Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH.

There are also only two other in-person betting locations: FedEx Field in North Englewood, MD, Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH. These two options are likely unrealistic for most Virginia bettors, though if Fanatics expands its in-person offerings, we will update you of the changes.

Our expert opinion on Fanatics Sportsbook Virginia

In our expert opinion, Fanatics Sportsbook Virginia has loads of potential, so we’ll have to wait and see if they can capitalize. With strong financial backing from the merchandise operation, the bookie should be able to innovate in the space and continue to grow in its offerings.

The FanCash program is the best feature of the sportsbook, giving users a percentage of their wagers back as “FanCash.” This can then be used to purchase betting perks such as bonus bets or be used to purchase memorabilia and merchandise from Fanatics retailers.

However, we do see a few areas that are concerning. The lack of a website can limit bettor access to the platform and is a hindrance to effective customer support (Fanatics’ merchandise outlet doesn’t exactly have a sterling reputation either). Additionally, we’d like to see an expansion of payment methods, especially to enhance the withdrawal process.

Our rating of Fanatics Sportsbook Virginia

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VA Betting has given Fanatics Sportsbook Virginia an overall rating of 3 out of 5 stars. This rating is based on the following criteria:

  • Welcome Bonus - Rating 4/5: The Fanatics Virginia promo is highly appealing, offering up to $1,000 in Bonus Bets for new customers. However, the requirement to place daily wagers to receive full benefits and restrictions on Bonus Bet withdrawals slightly limit its attractiveness.
  • Payment options - Rating 3/5: Venmo and PayPal are excellent deposit methods, but its odd neither is acceptable as a withdrawal option. There is an extremely short list of ways to access your winning
  • Sportsbook app - Rating 4/5: The overall design of the app is decent and easy on the eyes, with relatively quick load times. We hope the app continues to improve and doesn’t get treated as simply a means to drive people to the merchandising platform.
  • Variety & Features - Rating 4/5: In-app streaming is a nice touch, and the live-betting interface is a fun way to play.
  • Customer Support - Rating 3/5: Without phone support, a betting website, or an easily-accessible FAQ section readily available, Fanatics is lacking in this area. However, the support chat is generally helpful.

FAQ

When did Fanatics Sportsbook launch in Virginia?

Fanatics Sportsbook launched in Virginia on November 21, 2023. It was the 16th sportsbook to go live in VA, though two of those books have since shut down their operations in the state.

Where else is Fanatics Sportsbook live in the US?

In addition to Virginia, Fanatics Sportsbook is live in Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Ohio, Tennessee, and West Virginia. Fanatics is in the process of converting PointsBet’s platforms after purchasing the latter’s U.S. operations.

What is the minimum withdrawal amount for Fanatics online sportsbook in Virginia?

Depending on the method you choose, the minimum withdrawal amount for Fanatics online sportsbook in Virginia is $1. This applies to debit card and bank transfer withdrawals, while checks have a $10 minimum and wire transfers have a $10,000 minimum for collecting your winnings.