Fanatics Ohio is in beta mode! This means the operator is one step closer to launching in the state. Right now, you can download the Fanatics Ohio app and sign up to their waitlist to be a beta tester. We are expecting Fanatics Sportsbook to be one of the leading sites in Ohio so if you are a bettor, this is a page you'll want to keep an eye on.
BetOhio was given exclusive access to the Fanatics Ohio app. We excitedly browsed the app, used the Fanatics Ohio bonus bet and even won our first bet made on this very cool Ohio betting site. Find out what we thought of the Fanatics Ohio Sportsbook in this complete review.
Fanatics Ohio is gearing up for a complete launch. The brand is anticipated to be a popular betting option once it launches given its reputation as a sports merchandise juggernaut.
We were able to get exclusive access to the app. Find out what we thought about the Fanatics Sportsbook Ohio in this special, sneak peak review. Rest assured, like every other operator, you can expect us to bring you some of the best Ohio sportsbook promos from Fanatics. Bookmark this page and get ready to be impressed.
At this time, Fanatics Ohio is available, but to beta testers only. The operator launched in beta mode in April 2023. We are expecting a full launch by the 2023 NFL season.
Fanatics Ohio has released a beta version of their app in Ohio and Tennessee. You can visit the Google Play or App Store to download the app. However, if you were not on an exclusive beta testing list, you will have to sign up to the waitlist.
We're not sure when Fanatics Sportsbook will be ready for Ohio. The sportsbook could go live as early as summer/fall 2023, right around when football season begins. It could take a bit longer for Ohio depending on licensing and other factors.
At this time, it doesn't look like Fanatics Ohio will be using promo codes. However, they are giving beta testers a $150 bonus bet. No code is needed to claim the Fanatics Sportsbook promo, but you will need access to use the betting app in Ohio. Invite codes are being sent to users on the list. Once you sign up, the bonus bet will be available in your account.
Any bettor who has been given an invite to test out Fanatics Sportsbook in Ohio will also be given a $150 bonus bet. Here is how the process works:
Terms and conditions do apply. Please review these before you make any wagers. You can remove your bonus bet by tapping on the X in your betslip before you place the wager.
Tap on Promos to view any current promotions. Right now, apart from the $150 bonus bet for the Fanatics Sportsbook Ohio beta mode launch, there are no other promos. This will almost certainly change once the operator is fully live.
Right now, you can only bet from the Fanatics Sportsbook app in Ohio or Tennessee. A desktop site is expected to be available once the operator launches in full mode. The app can be downloaded from Google Play or the App Store. Even if you don't have an invite code, you can still add the app to your phone.
The download process was a breeze and the overall app for Fanatics Sportsbook is very sleek. Because its in beta mode, the available sports markets, and overall options, are limited. Moreover, there were times during our review of the Fanatics Ohio app that we experienced a crash. Basically, the app just spontaneously closed. We had to re-login when this happened. Other than that, we didn't have any issues and enjoyed our time.
Its fair to say any sportsbook releasing a beta version will have technical issues. This is why its in beta mode. Moreover, we think its respectable for Fanatics to release this version to users as it shows they are genuinely interested in knowing what people think about the app for Fanatics Sportsbook Ohio.
The sign-up process at Fanatics Sportsbook Ohio is easy and takes roughly five minutes start to finish. As long as you have an invite code for their beta launch, and you are located in Ohio (or Tennessee) you can get started.
You will automatically be opted into the Fanatics Ohio promo. Keep in mind you will need to confirm your email or phone number. Once you do this, two-step authorization will be set up. From this point, you will need to input a six-digit code every time you login. This secondary measure of security is a welcome addition to Fanatics Sportsbook. If you do not confirm your email or phone, you will lose access to your account.
When we reviewed the Fanatics Ohio app in beta mode, we noticed a few standout features. First of all, the app was visually appealing. It uses a dark-mode color scheme that is easy on the eyes and made us want to stay on the app. On the upper right corner you will find your account profile, settings, payable balance, FanCash, transaction history and more. Nothing was difficult to find or difficult for us to understand.
The My Bets section was particularly inviting. You can review your Open Bets as well as bets settled. The Fanatics Ohio app made it very clear to us which bet we won and which bet we lost through the most logical color scheme: red and green.
Right now, the beta mode invites user to place bets on the NBA, NHL, MLB and golf. Futures bets were not available for all markets, but we expect those to be added prior to launch. We opted to make a live bet and a bet on the Boston Celtics for a game later in the day. The live betting updated smoothly and indicated, through red and green colors, when the lines increased or decreased. We liked this visual simulation; something that not all sportsbooks offer.
Adding bets to the Fanatics betslip was as simple as one touch. You can select your wager and will see what you will potentially win based on that wager. You can also choose whether you want to use your bonus bet, and whether FanCash – the Fanatics Rewards program – is available.
It's difficult to say what all the features of Fanatics Sportsbook are because, right now, the app is very limited. You will not find a fully loaded sports betting app; rather you are limited to a couple of options at the bottom of the screen that lets you view the home screen, schedule and My Bets. That said, some of the notable features we can see right now include:
The app is relatively fast to load. We found navigating from one market to another was easy and had no lag. The live games updated as often as possible; however, in the evening during a Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers game, there was some lag time. This is to be expected with any beta mode application so we are not worried about this come launch.
The betting skin is simple, but elegant. You won't see a lot of unnecessary pages, content or other distractions. They have gotten straight to the point, all while placing everything on a dark-mode color scheme. Its very appealing, easy on the eyes and an overall welcome addition to some of the busier sportsbooks.
Odds at Fanatics Sportsbook are competitive; some markets had better odds than others. We look forward to seeing how their odds and lines hold up once they fully launch.
The rewards from Fanatics Sportsbook Ohio are perhaps some of the most anticipated elements from the operator. Fans of Fanatics, as well as eager bettors, have been speculating for over a year about what this program will offer – especially given the fact that the site started with sports apparel and merchandise. In our sneak peak of the Fanatics Sportsbook Ohio app, we found a simple breakdown of what you will get by betting at this site – and it is very exciting!
The rewards program is called FanCash. You will get a nice FanCash calculator in your account where you'll see how much you have available. The best part of FanCash from Fanatics Sportsbook is the ability to "redeem however you want."
FanCash Rewards lets you earn FanCash with every bet:
You can redeem your FanCash for:
It's worth noting, some bets will not let you earn FanCash. For example, a bet on futures, pre-competition, does not give you any FanCash; however, a bet on Futures, in play, will make you eligible. Any wagers made using a bonus bet from Fanatics Sportsbook Ohio will not give you FanCash. If you win or lose, as long as your bet is eligible, you will get FanCash.
Right now, Fanatics Ohio does not offer the full range of sports and bet types. This will change at launch. Available wagers accepted include:
The process of making a deposit or withdrawal from Fanatics Sportsbook was almost effortless. Navigate to the top right corner and select your account profile. You will immediately see a gradient with two options: deposit or withdrawal. Click on deposit, input the amount you would like to deposit and add a method if you have not already done so. You can fund your bankroll in a few minutes.
Available Deposit Options
You must deposit at least $5 at Fanatics Sportsbook in Ohio. Credit cards are not currently accepted.
Available Withdrawal Options
Fanatics Sportsbook does provide a pretty solid FAQ; however, to access it, we found you needed click on the Live Chat button in the app or visit the sportsbook via their desktop platform. The FAQ will provide you with most of the basic details you need to know. If you don't find your answer, you can contact Fanatics Sportsbook through:
💬 Live Chat
📧 Email: [email protected]
We are so happy to get a sneak peak at Fanatics Sportsbook. Even though they are in beta mode, the app looks very promising. Given the overall layout, friendliness, odds, and FanCash Rewards, we are confident that Fanatics Sportsbook Ohio is here to stay. Bettors take note; this is an operator that should be on your radar if it is not already. Sign up to our newsletter to get the latest updates on Fanatics Sportsbook, plus any exclusive launch promos.
Fanatics Sportsbook Ohio has been conditionally approved to operate in Ohio. This means the Ohio Casino Control Commission has given them the greenlight. Fanatics Sportsbook has launched their beta app in Ohio and is pending a fall 2023 launch.
Fanatics Sportsbook is not officially live in any state; however, as of April 2023, they announced a beta test market was available in Ohio and Tennessee.
You can sign up to Fanatics Sportsbook in Ohio now. However, if you were not a part of their beta launch market, you will need to wait until you receive a special invite or they go fully live.
Fanatics Sportsbook in Ohio is partnered with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Look out for exclusive Blue Jackets promotions and merchandise.
Fanatics Ohio Sportsbook does not use promo codes. If you have an invite to user their app in beta mode, you will be automatically opted into the promo which is a $150 bonus bet.
Wes is an editor and writer for BetOhio.com. Based out of the Kansas City area, Wes has covered sports professionally since 2015 with a strong emphasis on sports betting and the NFL, though he's also covered pro wrestling, UFC, college sports and more.
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