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Michigan and Virginia sports fans, welcome to the beautiful world of sports betting!
You’re here because you’re looking for tips on how to get started on your sports betting career. Look no further! We’ve compiled a step-by-step guide, with help from our friends at the FanDuel Sportsbook.
Step 1: Find a Sportsbook and Download the App
Your first step is finding a sportsbook. We recommend our partners at the FanDuel Sportsbook, who have an exceptional, easy-to-use app for sports bettors. With the app, players can place bets anywhere within state lines seamlessly.
The FanDuel Sportsbook also offers industry-leading promotions and competitive odds, making it the obvious best choice for new bettors. As a bonus, new users get their first bet risk-free up to $1,000!
Step 2: Sign Up in the FanDuel Sportsbook
The next step is to create an account with your e-mail. Pick a username and password, then submit your name, address, and social.
If you experience an issue where the app is not able to verify your location, try the following:
- Turn on wifi (if accessing from a mobile device)
- Disconnect from any VPN or external network
- Reset location services on the device, and ensure location services are enabled for FanDuel
- Disable any apps that may be blocking your location
- Reset your wifi connection (if applicable)
- Try a different device if possible
- Check if your location shows up accurately on a map app (e.g. Google Maps/Apple Maps)
Note: Some states require you to complete your sign up in-person before you’re allowed to bet online.
Even if you don’t live in a state that allows sports betting, you can still take advantage of this incredible promotion if you’re within state lines where it’s live at sign-up.
Step 3: Make Your First Deposit
It’s easy to fund your FanDuel Sportsbook betting account! You can deposit into your account using a credit card, bank account, PayPal, wire transfer, or in person at a FanDuel Sportsbook retail location.
Win big? You can easily withdraw cash from your FanDuel Sportsbook account by linking your bank account. Payouts typically process within 24 hours.
Step 4: Place Your Bet
You can place your risk-free bet up to $1,000 by clicking your preferred betting line in the FanDuel Sportsbook.
Once selected, the box will turn blue, and your selection will show in your “bet slip.”
From there, you simply enter the amount you want to wager and click the green “Place Bets” icon to lock in your bet.
That leads us to our final step…
Step 5: Win
It’s our favorite step in our guide! We hope you all have a fantastic time sports betting this weekend!