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Tennessee Sportsbook Reviews

Tennessee became the only state in the United States to offer sports betting exclusively through online sportsbooks when it legalized sports betting in 2019. While other states offer sports betting at licensed locations like horse racing tracks and casinos, Tennessee offers sports betting online only. Tennessee residents will have plenty of options to choose from in the years to come as the state also set no limits on the number of operators that could apply for a license to provide sportsbook services in Tennessee.

More online sportsbooks around the country and the world could eventually join the Tennessee sports betting market as it proves itself to be a profitable one. Tennessee sportsbook reviews on these books will help bettors to decide which sportsbook is right for them. Here are a few quick reviews of some of the most popular sportsbooks in Tennessee.

BetMGM Sportsbook Tennessee

Mobile app available: Yes (Android and iOS)

Live betting available: Yes

MGM Resorts International began operations as MGM Grand Inc. in 1987. The company owns popular hotel casinos in Las Vegas (including the Bellagio, MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay) and in other states around the country. It also operates online sportsbooks in some of the states that have legalized sports betting.

Sportsbook website interface

BetMGM has a bright and flashy interface that immediately draws your attention to the center of the screen, where a rotating banner of promotions is positioned. Above this banner at the top of the screen you have easy-to-read icons on the sports that are in season, complete with small pictures that make the sport you are looking for easy to find at a glance. Right below that bar is a row of featured games that are coming up.

Below the center-screen banner is a list of live games available to bet on, followed immediately by a list of upcoming events. On the left-hand side of the screen is a more comprehensive list of sports than the ones listed at the top, covering everything from popular sports currently in season to smaller market sports like darts and rugby. On the right side of the screen is a media box for live streaming games and a bet slip for keeping track of your selections before finalizing your wagers.

Sportsbook promotions and bonuses

BetMGM Tennessee offers a $500 risk-free bet to customers who have never made a real money deposit before. If your very first wager on the site loses, your account will be credited for up to $500 in free bet credits matching the amount that your wagered. These free bet credits are broken down into increments of 10% of your original wager; so if you lost $350, you will receive 10 $35 free bets.

The BetMGM Sportsbook also has promotions for bettors who are regulars on the site. These rotate from week to week depending on the events and sports that are in play. One popular BetMGM promotion is the free-to-play Daily Trivia Game. The trivia game is free to play every day, and if you answer all 10 questions correctly, you will win a share of a $500 daily prize with other contestants who also got all of the answers correct. Going 10 for 10 will also land you on the weekly leaderboard, where top contestants earn a share of $2,000 in additional prizes.

BetMGM also rewards loyalty with a weekly $10 free bet awarded to Tennessee bettors every Monday. All you need to do to earn your $10 free bet is place at least $50 in qualifying wagers during the previous week of action. Bettors earn this $10 regardless of whether their previous week’s wagers won or lost.

DraftKings Sportsbook Tennessee

Mobile app available: Yes (Android and iOS)

Live betting available: Yes

DraftKings was founded in 2012, and it wasn’t long before the company took the world by storm with its daily fantasy sports offerings. Even before sports betting was legalized, DraftKings took advantage of a loophole in the market that allowed for paid fantasy sports to be legal in most states, offering massive prize pools for daily fantasy sports entries into most of the country’s top leagues. DraftKings continues to offer its daily fantasy sports services but has also added sports betting to its repertoire since it became legal to do so in 2018.

Sportsbook website interface

The DraftKings Sportsbook layout has no frills, as it puts you right into the betting action. The top bar is a standard menu bar that includes quick access to a page with your pending wagers, live betting options available, customer service and more. The bar right below that features top sports currently in action, as well as an A-Z sports dropdown menu from which you can select another sport you are interested in betting on.

Current promotions on the site are listed below these two menu bars. Below the row of promotions are lines on current live in-game events that you can wager on, as well as tabs for “game lines” and “stats hub.” The game lines tab takes you to lines for all upcoming events that can be sorted by sport, and the stats hub tab takes you to a stats and trend page that allows you to look up statistics, recent form and line movements on upcoming games.

On the right side of the screen you can find your bet slip. This is broken into three tabs: “singles,” “parlay” and “round robin.” Tennessee bettors can use the singles tab if they want to bet on the games they have selected individually or the parlay or round robin tabs if they want to combine wagers.

Sportsbook promotions and bonuses

New customers to DraftKings can earn as much as $1,000 in bonus credits on their first deposit and wager. Up to $500 in DraftKings Tennessee free bets will be credited to your account if your first real money bet on the site (for up to $500) is graded as a loss. For making your first deposit, you will receive a separate 20% deposit bonus of up to $500 (on a deposit of $2,500). This deposit bonus is unlocked in increments of $1 for every $25 that you wager on the site.

DraftKings customers can also take advantage of daily promotions such as “odds boost” and daily free-to-play challenges. The challenges give you the chance to test your knowledge on topical sports and pop culture events for a chance to win cash prizes. Odds boost odds are highlighted event bets, futures bets and prop bets that are available or a limited time with improved payouts.

FanDuel Sportsbook Tennessee

Mobile app available: Yes (Android and iOS)

Live betting available: Yes

Like DraftKings, FanDuel rose to popularity as a daily fantasy sports provider before it entered the sports betting market in 2018. FanDuel was founded in 2009 and was second only to DraftKings in daily fantasy sports entry fees and user base. European sports betting company Paddy Power Betfair purchased a majority stake in the company in 2018 soon after the legalization of sports betting in the United States. Backed by Paddy Power Betfair’s technology and resources, FanDuel was perfectly equipped to begin sportsbook operations in New Jersey and to expand them into other states around the country like Tennessee.

Sportsbook website interface

Which interface you prefer will always be a matter of personal preference. But it’s hard to beat the clean simplicity of the FanDuel Sportsbook page that clearly draws heavily from the industry expertise of Paddy Power and Betfair. At the top of the page are just three tabs: “home” (the main page), “live” (for live betting events) and “promotions.” Right below that is a banner that rotates current promotions on the site three at a time so that you never miss one.

Below the promotions are a list of betting lines that defaults to the “popular” tab for popular upcoming events. You can also select tabs for specific sports, live events or odds boosted lines that change every day and offer improved payouts on different events. On the left side of the screen, popular and in-season sports are clearly listed at the top with attractive icons, and below that “Sports A-Z” lists all of the other sports available to bet on.

The right side of the screen has an interactive bet slip that updates automatically when you add games to it. You can easily bet games in your bet slip as individual straight bets or seamlessly turn them into parlays, teasers and round robin bets when applicable.

Sportsbook promotions and bonuses

FanDuel Tennessee is always switching up its promotions based on what is in season, offering different odds, bonuses and pick contests around the biggest events in the world of sports. FanDuel also has a $500 risk-free bet for new customers. If your first bet loses, you will be reimbursed in site credit for up to $500 on your bet amount.

PointsBet Sportsbook Tennessee

Mobile app available: Yes (Android and iOS)

Live betting available: Yes

PointsBet has hit the ground running since being founded in Australia in 2017 and entering the United States market in 2019. The relatively new sportsbook has differentiated itself from the rest of the market with an innovative new way to bet on sports called PointsBetting. PointsBetting is a wager type that pays out based on margin of victory against the spread instead of just a win or loss result.

For example, a $20 PointsBetting wager on the Tennessee Titans at -3 would pay out $200 if the Titans win by 13 points (covering the spread by 10 points x $20 a point = $200). Conversely, if the Titans were to lose by six, the bet would lose $180 (a nine point ATS loss x $20 a point = $180 loss). This new bet type makes every single point matter and gives bettors an experience that they can’t find anywhere else.

Sportsbook website interface

The PointsBet Sportsbook interface is built with the helpful feature of having a live countdown clock next to every wager. As you scroll through the featured events on the main screen or the “next up” sidebar that stays with you no matter where you navigate on the site, you can always see exactly how much time you have left to place your bet before the event goes live. The next up sidebar is especially helpful in making sure that you don’t miss anything across the entire betting card even when you are browsing other sports.

Without clicking on anything, the only things visible on the front page of the PointsBet Tennessee website are a rotating banner of current promotions, the featured events, and the next up sidebar. To pull up a full list of sports lines to choose from, PointsBet customers can click on the three-bar icon in the top left corner of the site. The top right corner of the site has an icon for your bet slip, which you can open up for interactive access to all of the wagers that you select.

Sportsbook promotions and bonuses

PointsBet encourages new customers to try out both conventional betting and PointsBetting with separate $100 risk-free bets for both bet types. Once you have made a real money deposit, your first standard bet will be reimbursed with site credit up to $100 if it is graded a loss. Your first PointsBetting wager will also be protected for up to a $100 loss.

There is never a shortage of rotating promotions on PointsBet. Risk-free bets and parlay insurance are common occurrences for different events throughout the year. PointsBet Tennessee also offers regular odds-boosted events with generous windows of time to place bets on them. And one of the best aspects of the PointsBet promotion system is that all bonus bets awarded and cashed in are not subject to industry-standard rollovers. If your bonus bet wins, you have immediate access to your winnings.

Overall Tennessee Sportsbook reviews

All in all, Tennessee residents can’t go wrong with any of the licensed sportsbooks currently on the Tennessee sports betting market. Sports bettors should take the time to look into as many Tennessee sportsbooks as possible to find the one that has the right bonuses, interface and deposit/withdrawal options for them.