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Disclaimer: Fanatics sportsbook has not launched in California yet. This review is based on information we have from other states where Fanatics is live and legal.

Fanatics CA bonus

Expected bonus: Bet $10 Get $200
Promo code: N/A
Minimum deposit: $10
Last updated: April 2024

Sportsbook overview

Sportsbook: Fanatics
Legal in California: No
Partner in California: N/A
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California sports betting is still a few years away from a potential launch, as the soonest a ballot measure could pass would be during the 2024 election. However, it’s not too early to start looking at what the betting landscape could look like in CA if those measures pass.

One of the sportsbooks that is likely to arrive in California following the launch is Fanatics Sportsbook, which launched its betting platform in August 2023. While relatively new to the betting industry, Fanatics is already making waves and appears to be in it for the long haul.

Here, we’ve laid out the path for Fanatics Sportsbook to establish California operations as well as what features bettors in the state could expect after launch.

No, Fanatics Sportsbook is not legal in California. The state has yet to pass a sports betting bill and in 2022 voted against two propositions that would have legalized the practice. This leaves 2024 as the soonest opportunity for California sports betting to change its legal status, with a launch in 2025 as the earliest potential opening date.

Fanatics Sportsbook has launched in Maryland, Massachusetts, Ohio, and Tennessee. The company also holds licenses to operate in Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Virginia after purchasing PointsBet’s U.S. sports betting operations.

Which promo will Fanatics have when it launches?

Fanatics Sportsbook will regularly rotate through its promo offerings to keep its welcome bonuses fresh and appealing to new players. For that reason, it’s very likely that by the time the bookmaker is ready to launch in California, it will have changed from when it first launched in Maryland, Massachusetts, Ohio, and Tennessee.

However, we can say with some degree of confidence that Fanatics will likely set new players up with a second chance bet promo, a deposit match bonus, or a “bet/get” offer. A second chance bet would award bet credit to new players whose first wager settles as a loss. Similarly, a deposit match would provide the bet credits when players fund their account; a “bet/get” offer would only award the bet credits after a qualifying stake has been wagered.

How do I sign up for Fanatics in California and claim the bonus?

Once California legalizes sports wagering and issues a license to Fanatics, signing up for the sportsbook and claiming the California betting bonus will be a simple process that shouldn’t take you more than five minutes to finish. Here are the steps you’ll need to complete.

  1. Access the registration page: Fanatics has not yet launched a California gambling website and is only available via mobile app. However, there’s a good chance this will change as it continues to roll out in more states. Once that page is live, we will update this section with a link to the app download page and the web registration form.
  2. Enter your account details: On the first part of the form, you’ll need to enter an email address and password to create your account. This email will be Fanatics’ main method of contacting you about your account, as well as any promotional offers (though you can opt out of those if you wish). You may also need to provide a phone number to enable two-factor authentication for extra account security.
  3. Enter your personal information: After that, you’ll need to enter some information about yourself. This will include, at minimum, your legal name, address, and birth date as they appear on your driver’s license or other government-issued photo identification. You’ll also need to include the last four digits of your Social Security number. This information will be protected at all times and stored securely. It is required to include all of these details to sign up for the site.
  4. Agree to the terms and make a deposit: Finally, you’ll need to check a few boxes confirming your information, agreeing to the terms of service, and verifying that your job doesn’t prohibit you from sports betting in California. After that, click “complete” and your registration will be sent to Fanatics. You may get an email asking you to verify your account. From there, you’ll be able to log in and make a real-money deposit, make your first wager, and claim the bonus.

Possible terms and conditions for the Fanatics California bonus

The exact terms and conditions for a Fanatics welcome bonus would be dependent on the type of promotion the bookmaker offers. However, there are a few general rules that would apply regardless of which possible promotion is available to California players.

  • The Fanatics welcome bonus will be exclusively available to new players. Bettors who set up their account in another state or who previously registered in California will be ruled ineligible for the offer.
  • Players must be at least 21 years of age and physically located in California to be able to claim the Fanatics bonus.
  • Bonuses are non-transferable and may not be combined with any other offers.
  • Any credits earned as part of a welcome bonus offer cannot be withdrawn as cash and will not be included in the payout of a winning wager. Only the profit will be paid out.
  • Bonus credits will expire if not used within the time period defined in the promotion rules.
  • Some betting markets and odds lines may be ineligible for bet credits.

Troubleshooting if the Fanatics California promo is not working

After Fanatics California launches, the promo should be credited to your account automatically after you’ve met any necessary requirements, such as making an eligible deposit or placing a qualifying wager. However, if the promo is not working, there are a few things you can do to troubleshoot.

First, we recommend reviewing the terms and conditions of the promo. It’s possible that you missed a step somewhere along the way, or that your wager hasn’t settled yet. In some cases, it can take up to 72 hours for a promo to show up in your account.

Next, you should log out of your account, close the app or web browser where you’ve been placing bets, and restart your device. Most of the time, this is enough of a way to “refresh” your account and get the bonus to appear.

If those steps don’t work, you’ll need to reach out to Fanatics’ customer service team. Details on the available channels to get in touch with them can be found later in this piece.

How will I be able to find the newest Fanatics promotions?

After the betting operator launches in the state, you will be able to find the newest Fanatics promotions right here on CASportsBettingSites.com. We’ll have a list of all the long-term offers such as welcome bonuses, loyalty programs, sport and team-specific promos, and more listed on this site, along with simplified terms and conditions that are easy to understand and updated frequently.

However, if you are looking for more of the daily odds boosts or daily featured parlays, you’ll need to go to the “promos” tab of the Fanatics app. Similarly, once the website launches, you will be able to find all the bonuses listed there as well.

When will my Fanatics bonus be credited?

Until Fanatics fully launches in California, no bonuses of any kind will be offered to players in the state. However, once that status changes, the length of time it will take for the sportsbook bonus to be credited to your account will depend on the type of bonus Fanatics offers.

For example, a deposit match bonus would be awarded after you place betting funds into your sportsbook account. However, a second chance bonus offer wouldn’t arrive until 72 hours after your first wager on the site settles as a loss. For a “bet/get” deal, you would need to place an eligible wager, but the bonus bets/bet credits involved with that offer could arrive before your initial wager settles.

When in doubt, check with CASportsBettingSites.com. Here, we’ll list all the details of the welcome offer to provide clarity and avoid confusion.

The Fanatics betting app in California

Once Fanatics launches its betting app in California, it will likely be among the first to launch the day the state allows bookmakers to begin accepting online wagers. Fanatics’ app is still relatively new compared to others in the space, having first launched in August 2023. By the time CA legalizes sports betting, Fanatics should have worked out any of the bugs with its platform and will be able to bring a premium product to the Sunshine State.

Fanatics’ app has an interesting black, red, and purple aesthetic to its product design, with easy navigation between featured bets, wagers you’ve placed, and favorite sports, leagues, and players. The display is somewhat simplistic, but an uncluttered appearance is always a good thing.

The app holds a much higher score in the Apple App Store (4.7/5) than in the Google Play Store (3.8/5). Android users cited geolocation issues when trying to claim their California betting bonuses and problems using the early cashout feature. However, users on both platforms noted the impressive speed of the app.

How to download the Fanatics app on iOS

Downloading the Fanatics app on iOS devices will be a piece of cake, provided you’ve got a steady connection. Here’s how to download the app and get started.

  1. Log into the App Store on your iOS device.
  2. Search for “Fanatics Sportsbook.” Make sure you click the “sportsbook” version and not Fanatics’ merchandise platform.
  3. Press “Get” then “Install.”

Once the download is complete, you’ll be able to create a new Fanatics account, make a real money deposit, claim the welcome bonus, and start placing your bets.

How to download the Fanatics app on Android

If you’re looking to download the Fanatics app on your Android device, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s how to install the app.

  1. Access the Google Play Store on your Android device.
  2. Search for “Fanatics Sportsbook.” Be sure to include “sportsbook” so you don’t get the Fanatics merchandise app.
  3. Press “Install” and wait for the download to finish.

After you’ve finished downloading, you can create a new Fanatics account or log in with any existing credentials.

Fanatics CA possible payment options

Until California passes sports betting legislation, we won’t know for certain what possible payment options could come to Fanatics CA. However, the list should be similar to what is available for Fanatics in other states. This means you can likely expect the following options to be valid and accepted.


  • Debit card: Fanatics accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover through its app to allow for deposits. However, you cannot use a credit card to make a deposit, nor can you withdraw winnings directly to a card.
  • Cash: Cash will only be accepted at an in-person location, which would require a retail presence in the state. You could also collect your winnings in person at the same location, but you would not be able to complete this request through the app.
  • Apple Pay: While e-wallets are still relatively new to the sports betting scene, Apple Pay is one of the most commonly accepted options, edging out Google Pay, Venmo, and Skrill in the industry. However, each of those three may be accepted at Fanatics once California launches sports betting.


  • PayPal: PayPal is one of the oldest online payment processing tools which has led to prominence among sports gambling operators as a preferred disbursement method. You can use PayPal to deposit funds and access winnings without fees for either method, though there may be charges for offloading from your PayPal account to your bank account.
  • Online banking: One of the fastest options to access your winnings is by linking your bank account to your Fanatics Sportsbook account. While we understand your concerns about account security, Fanatics will be required to maintain strict cybersecurity standards at all times, including firewalls, encryption technology, and SSL certificates to keep your personal and financial information safe and protected.

Customer support at Fanatics Sportsbook California

Fanatics Sportsbook will likely have a different customer support team for its California bettors than it offers on the merchandise site, which would actually be a good thing. Early indications are that the customer service on the sports gambling side has been far more convenient, easy-to-use, and beneficial for players than support on its much-maligned merchandise side. Fanatics has struggled with quality control on team apparel, so seeing better results from sportsbook reviews is a great sign so far.

Through the Fanatics app, you can access customer support through FAQ pages as well as through live chat and via phone. Twitter is also a reliable option, though response times may not be as quick.

Email: N/A
Chat: Yes, 24/7
Phone: (855) 438-9701
Twitter: @FanaticsSupport


When will the Fanatics online sportsbook launch in California?

Fanatics online sportsbook will probably launch in California within a year of the state legalizing online sports betting. 2024 is the soonest opportunity sports betting could be legalized. This means the soonest Fanatics would likely be able to launch in California is in 2025.

What market share does Fanatics have?

Fanatics has a relatively small market share in the sports betting industry because it is one of the new sportsbooks to arrive on the scene. However, given the company’s background as a sports merchandise and memorabilia distributor, Fanatics has plenty of potential and the financial backing to succeed as a sports gambling operator.

Does Fanatics have any physical betting locations in CA?

No, Fanatics does not have any physical betting locations in CA. Sports betting is not legal in California, so Fanatics will have to wait for a change in legal status before it applies for a gambling operator’s license in California.

Will a promo code be required to activate the Fanatics CA bonus?

No, you will not be required to enter a promo code to activate the Fanatics CA bonus because sports betting is not yet legal in California. In 2022, voters in the state voted against a pair of propositions that would have allowed sports betting, and there hasn’t been much traction since. The soonest California could legalize would be in 2024 with a launch in 2025.

Will Fanatics in California have a no-deposit bonus?

If/when sports betting becomes legalized in California, it is unlikely Fanatics will have a no-deposit bonus. No-deposit bonuses are incredibly rare at sportsbooks (not just Fanatics), with deposit matches, second-chance wagers, and bonus bets offered far more often as promotions.

Will I be able to claim the Fanatics promo if I already have an account in California?

No, you will not be able to claim the Fanatics welcome bonus promo if you already have an account in California. The state has not yet legalized sports betting, but even if that status changes, Fanatics will only offer a welcome bonus to new players, so you’ll be out of luck if you create a Fanatics account in another state.

Where can I find the best Fanatics California bonuses?

Once CA legalizes sports betting and the bookmaker acquires a license to operate in the state, you can find the best Fanatics California bonuses at CASportsBettingSites.com. Here, we’ll provide you with a full list of promotional offerings at legal, licensed California sportsbooks, including Fanatics, DraftKings, FanDuel, and more!

Fact checked by: Gary Garry