As mobile and retail sports wagering continues to sweep the nation, many states and sports wagering providers are looking for new ways to continue to build on their success. One of those ways is making your product available as a gift.
This is why Game On gift cards, which are now available to use with Maryland online sportsbooks, were created by Blackhawk Network.
In this new day and age of mobile sports betting from your phone, Game On cards are gift cards that can be filled up with funds that can be deposited into mobile sportsbooks.
So, how exactly do these cards work? Where can you buy them? What Maryland mobile sports wagering platforms will work with these Game On cards?
Let’s dive into all of the details.
How to use Game On sports betting gift cards
Game On cards work like any other gift card. They allow the purchaser to fill the card with a specific amount of funds, which can then be transferred into your sportsbook account. Game On cards are not reloadable.
From the point of view of the sportsbooks affiliated with Game On cards, this new endeavor is a clever way to bring in new players to their platforms.
If someone is gifted a Game On card for a holiday or birthday, even if they do not bet on sports in their daily life, they will sign up and place wagers using those funds which acts as a test run. It’s similar to gifting scratch ticket games to family and friends which then brings new customers into the scratch ticket market.
For players, Game On cards could be purchased to be used for yourself or to be gifted to another. This not only allows for a creative gift, but also a means to set a limit for sports betting aficionados.
That means this card could appeal not only as a gift, but also as a tool for beginner or veteran gamblers.
“As sports betting was legalized and began its adoption in states across the country, BHN saw a unique opportunity to create the Game On product, representing an exciting new funding option for any sports fan,” said Steve Dekker, managing director, Americas, Blackhawk Nation via Business Wire. “The Game On card can be used as a tool to spend wisely, because players can use the card to hold their desired amount of funds. We are thrilled to continue our expansion to Maryland and Kansas and provide our digital offerings to residents in Wyoming as well.”
Where are Game On cards sold and which sportsbooks do they work with?
If someone is going to purchase a Game On card for themselves or gifting to a friend, which mobile sportsbooks will it work with?
Already, some titans of the mobile sports betting industry are involved. Players using Game On cards can choose between FanDuel Sportsbook, DraftKings Sportsbook, BetMGM MD and BetRivers Sportsbook in Maryland.
Those looking to purchase a Game On card in Maryland, can visit GetGameOn.com.