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DraftKings Sportsbook NJ Betting Update: NFL and CFB Specials

Joe DiProsperos - August 19, 2019

With the NFL preseason in full swing and the regular season getting closer by the day, DraftKings Sportsbook is offering a slew of game promos and deposit bonuses for its users. Plus, new users are still eligible for a bet match when they first sign up.

Deposit Bonus Of Up To $500

All new and returning DraftKings Sportsbook players can earn a 50% deposit match up to a $1,000 deposit, which can come out to a max of up to $500 in bonus money.

There’s a good deal of fine print for this promo, and you can read a full breakdown of it here.

No-Brainer Odds Boost

With the return of football season finally here, DraftKings is running the No-Brainer Odds Boost . For this, they are boosting the odds of either the Jets, Eagles, or Giants to score a touchdown in Week 1 to +100. The max wager is $10, and it expires September 8th.

This seems like an unbelievable deal to bet $10 on the Eagles to score a touchdown against the Redskins (lol) and get $10.

Death, Taxes, Bama, and Clemson

College football finally returns this Saturday with Miami taking on Florida along with Arizona paying a visit to Hawaii. Alabama and Clemson are looking like sure locks to make the college football playoffs once again, and DraftKings certainly believes this with their Death, Taxes, Bama, and Clemson promo.

With two other playoff spots up for grabs, if you bet $10 for any other team to make the playoffs, DraftKings Sportsbook will give you a $10 free bet for Week 1 of the college football season. This offer will expire August 24th.

Reminder: Free Bet Signup Bonus

As always, new users can earn a $500 first bet match when they first sign up with DraftKings Sportsbook.

DraftKings Sportsbook Issues New Sitewide Offer For New and Current Players

Kyle Scott - August 1, 2019

DraftKings Sportsbook rolled out their a new signup bonus for the start of the football season. It’s one of the first times they’ve switched from their standard “first bet match” promo they had been running since they launched a year ago.

And now with the pending launch of DraftKings Sportsbook in PA, they are switching things up.

New users get a risk free bet up to $200

I put this first because this is the most straightforward offer that will apply to new users. In a vacuum, it’s not as strong as other risk-free bet offers in the marketplace (typically $500), but it’s offset by the more attention-grabbing offer.

 

Up to $500 deposit bonus for new and current players

Lots of fine print on this one.

New and current users will receive a 50% deposit match up to a $1,000 deposit, maxing out in a total of $500 in bonus money.

That’s a lot. And combined with the $200 risk-free bet, there is the potential for $700 worth of bonuses.

However, for most players, it will be very difficult, if not downright unfeasible, to earn that full amount.

Here’s the fine print on the deposit bonus:

“After a user’s first deposit, that user is eligible to receive up to $500 in bonus funds in the form of site credits that can only be used on DraftKings. Bonus amount is equal to 50% of the user’s deposit amount (min. $5), not to exceed $500 (the user must deposit $1,000 to be eligible to receive the maximum possible bonus amount of $500). 10% of this bonus amount is instantly released into the user’s DraftKings player account and the remaining 90% will be awarded to the user according to the following play-thru requirement: for every $25 played on DraftKings, the user will earn $1 that is released into the user’s player account (e.g., If the user deposits $1,000 or more, the maximum deposit bonus amount is $500, of which 10% [$50] is instantly released into the account and then the user must play through a cumulative total of $11,250 in daily fantasy contests, sportsbook (-300 odds or longer) and casino products to receive the remaining $450 in bonus funds). The play-thru requirement must be met by 12/31/19 to receive the total, maximum bonus. After 12/31/19, a user is ineligible to earn any additional bonus funds through the play-thru requirement. Promo ends 9/16/19. First bet matched up to $200. Free bet must be used within 30 days of first bet. Free bet amount is not included in any returns or winnings. Free bet is also not redeemable for cash, non-transferable, and non-refundable. First bet promo ends 9/16/19”

In other words, only 5% of your initial deposit is instantly matched, with the rest being dripped out in $1 increments for every $25 bet.

DraftKings Sportsbook is our choice for Best In Show sportsbook– it offers the most action around, reasonable prices, and casino games. And while we tend to prefer straight deposit bonuses or extreme odds boosts as a signup promo, I alway found their $500 first bet match to be a good offer.

If you are a large bettor, then this new deposit bonus will benefit you. But the average bettor will benefit more with a $200 risk-free bet than the large deposit offer.

 

DraftKings Sportsbook Is Coming To PA

Kyle Scott - July 31, 2019

Big news here for PA online sports betting. A massive deal just announced with Penn National Gaming will bring DraftKings Sportsbook PA to market, potentially before the start of football season.

A sweeping sports betting partnership was just announced between Penn National Gaming and several sportsbook operators, including DraftKings, PointsBet, theScore, and FOX Bet. The large scale agreement will give online sportsbook operators market access through Penn National’s gaming licenses in several key states including Pennsylvania.

There’s a lot to unpack here with regards to how this impacts the sports betting landscape. But particularly, it is important for DraftKings and their market access to Pennsylvania.

For a while now, it has been rumored that the DFS giant and New Jersey Sportsbook was looking for a path into Pennsylvania. But with only 12 licensed casinos, options for a partner in PA for DraftKings were running out. However, we had heard in recent weeks that they planned on being live in Pennsylvania before the start of football season. This partnership with Penn National Gaming may allow them to do just that.

So what does this mean for bettors in Pennsylvania? It means a lot more competition for FanDuel Sportsbook PA, SugarHouse Sportsbook, and BetRivers as we’re now seeing things happen fast and furiously after almost a year of delays and relative frustration about the rollout of legal betting both in person and online.

As for the rest of the deal, PointsBet, one of our preferred operators in New Jersey, will gain market access to several states, but not Pennsylvania. As will theScore, the Canadian iOS score app, which plans to launch a Sportsbook in New Jersey and now obviously in other states. And of course, BetStars, which will eventually become FOX Bet, now has more access points across the country. And they already have partnership in Pennsylvania.

This is a massive, massive deal for both sports betting in PA, thanks to the news DraftKings will enter the market, and many other states.

DraftKings Sportsbook NJ Daily Update July 31: Anniversary Promo, Yankees Boost

Joe DiProsperos - July 31, 2019

DraftKings Sportsbook NJ is celebrating its one-year anniversary this week, and they are rolling out a slew of promos to toast to the occasion.

Additionally, with the 2019 NFL season right around the corner, they’ve opened up a bunch of new NFL markets.

Let’s dive into it:

July 31 Local Team Odds

Arizona Diamondbacks v. New York Yankees

Money Line: ARI (+118) | NYY (-134)

Total Runs: 9 – Over (-114) | Under (-107)

New York Mets v. Chicago White Sox

Money Line: NYM (-190) | CHW (+165)

Total Runs: 8 – Over (-108) | Under (-113)

San Francisco Giants v. Philadelphia Phillies

Money Line: SFG (+117) | PHI (-134)

Total Runs: 9.5 – Over (-104) | Under (-118)

 

365 Days of DraftKings Sportsbook Promo

One year ago, DraftKings launched the first legal online sportsbook outside of Nevada when DraftKings Sportsbook went live in New Jersey. To celebrate the occasion, DraftKings Sportsbook NJ is offering an odds boost for the Yankees to win the AL pennant. Their +155 odds have since been bumped up to +365.

This can be accessed in the promo section of the site.

 

Free Football Bet

With the 2019 NFL season almost upon us and MLB entering the stretch run, DraftKings is offering a combo promo.

How it works is simple. For all MLB games between today, July 29th, and August 4th:

  • Opt-in and place a pre-game paid single money line bet of at least $10 on any MLB game during the this promotional period.
  • If your team scores 7 or more runs, DraftKings Sportsbook will credit you with a $5 free bet for Week 1 of the upcoming football seasons (CFB or NFL).
  • This is available for every game during the promotional period. Your first money line bet on each game is your qualifying bet.
  • Live bets, parlays, cash out bets, free bets, voided bets, and odds boosts are excluded.
  • The free bet will be issued within the next business day.

 

New NFL Division Market

DraftKings released odds predicting the division finishing position for a few NFL teams this upcoming season:

draftkings sportsbook nfl division

 

Weekly Odds Boosts

Football is Back!

On Thursday, to coincide with the Atlanta Falcons taking on the Denver Broncos in the Hall of Fame game, DraftKings Sportsbook will offer a city parlay on the Atlanta Braves and Falcons to both win.

Star Studded Friday

A bunch of odds boosts are on the slate for Friday for some notable baseball and soccer stars.

First, there will be a boost on Stephen Strasburg to record 10+ strikeouts and his Nationals to win against the Diamondbacks.

Bryce Harper’s odds to log 3+ RBIs against the White Sox will also be a featured bet as well.

Plus, with another Yankees-Red Sox series on the horizon, there will be an odds boost on the Yankees to score first and win.

Additionally, there will be boosts for the Borussia Dortmund – Bayern Munich Supercup match to be played on Saturday. They include Robert Lewandowski to score first and Bayern to win, in addition to Marco Reus to score first and Dortmund to win.

Dog Days of August

With the pennant race heating up, there will be plenty of odds boosts this weekend.

There will be boosts for Freddie Freeman to go yard in a Braves win and Pete Alonso to record 2+ RBIs in a Mets win as well.

Boosts will also be offered for the Liverpool – Manchester United match on Sunday, namely for the odds that Liverpool and Man City each score 2+ goals in the match.

MLB Madness

The Yankees and Red Sox are set to square off this weekend in the Bronx. Given that both teams boast extremely potent offenses, there will be an odds boost on 6+ total HRs to be hit in the game.

Additional boosts featuring head-to-head match ups include:

  • Domingo German to record more strikeouts than David Price.
  • Aaron Judge and Luke Voit to record more RBI’s than Mookie Betts and Rafael Devers.

 

Super Bowl MVP Odds

DraftKings also released some very early Super Bowl 54 MVP odds:

DraftKings Sportsbook Is Offering An MLB / NFL Combo Promo

Joe DiProsperos - July 30, 2019

We are now 37 days away from the kickoff of the the 2019 NFL season. With about a month left in the MLB regular season, DraftKings Sportsbook is offering a combo promo for the NFL and MLB.

How it works is simple. For all MLB games between today, July 29th, and August 4th:

  • Opt-in and place a pre-game paid single money line bet of at least $10 on any MLB game during the this promotional period.
  • If your team scores 7 or more runs, DraftKings Sportsbook will credit you with a $5 free bet for Week 1 of the upcoming football seasons (CFB or NFL).
  • This is available for every game during the promotional period. Your first money line bet on each game is your qualifying bet.
  • Live bets, parlays, cash out bets, free bets, voided bets, and odds boosts are excluded.
  • The free bet will be issued within the next business day.

If you’re a Phillies fan, you might want to consider getting in on this. After scoring 7 or more runs just once in their previous 8 games, the Phillies have recorded 7 or more runs in back-to-back games, albeit with one of those games being a loss.

In this upcoming stretch of games, keep an eye on the Phillies’ matchup against the Chicago White Sox. The Sox statistically have one of the worst starting rotations in the league, ranking 26th in team ERA (5.06), 21st in total runs allowed (542), and 23rd in opponent batting average (.266). If the Phillies are going to score 7 or more runs against any team within this promotional period, you might be best off betting on one of those games.

With football season right around the corner, DraftKings Sportsbook is clearly looking to take advantage of what remains of this current MLB season as we begin to look ahead to the NFL.

DraftKings Sportsbook Has Released Betting Odds and Splits for the Home Run Derby

Joe DiProsperos - July 8, 2019

With the 2019 Home Run Derby finally upon us, DraftKings Sportsbook has released their odds along with betting splits up to this point:

Player
Odds
% Handle
% Bets
Josh Bell
+300
8%
10%
Pete Alonso
+400
40%
31%
Vladimir Guerrero Jr
+400
22%
21%
Matt Chapman
+800
1%
2%
Joc Pederson
+800
4%
6%
Alex Bregman
+900
3%
6%
Carlos Santana
+1000
2%
3%
Ronald Acuna Jr
+1100
6%
8%

As you can tell, a good majority of both the bets and the handle have gone towards Mets rookie Pete Alonso.

Rookies have generally not fared well in the Home Run Derby, with 5 of the last 7 rookies to participate in it losing in the first round. But Alonso, who is receiving 31% of the bets and 40% of the money at DraftKings Sportsbook, is currently second in the league in home runs and certainly has the exit velocity to compete.

Josh Bell is the favorite for a reason. He is tops among all Derby competitors in average exit velocity (93.3 MPH), balls hit over 95 MPH, and longest home run distance (473). He also happens to be the only player in Pirates history to hit two home runs out of PNC Park into the neighboring Allegheny River on the fly.

Despite not garnering as much betting interest as other competitors, Alex Bregman and Joc Pederson could have some serious value. Both have Home Run Derby experience, with Pederson having finished second in 2015 and Bregman being a 2018 participant. Their odds have also dropped somewhat of late, so if your looking for possibly the best potential betting value, they might be your best option.

In addition, Ronald Acuna Jr has a lot of potential value as well. He boasts the longest average home run distance of all Derby competitors (422 ft) as well as being in the top half of the league in average fly ball distance. He is also second among competitors in barrels-per-swing.

New users can get their first bet matched up to $500 at DraftKings Sportsbook right here .

If you want to read more in-depth coverage of the Derby, we recently composed a betting guide that you can find here.

DraftKings Sportsbook is Offering “Tiger Insurance” For The US Open

Russ Joy - June 12, 2019

The US Open starts on Thursday and DraftKings Sportsbook is offering a very unique promo. That’s right. With all eyes on the 15-time Majors winner, DraftKings Sportsbook wants you to throw down some cold hard cash on Tiger Woods to win the US Open. He’s won the event three times in his career, but hasn’t done so since 2008. To put your mind at ease, they’re willing to back you up with some good old fashioned Tiger Insurance in the event that he doesn’t win.

DraftKings Sportsbook Tiger Insurance

As we broke down the entire US Open with detailed odds and props in our US Open Betting Guide, Woods is installed from +1100 to +1200 odds to win the entire thing. In the event that he finishes anywhere from 2nd-10th, DraftKings Sportsbook will refund you up to $50 depending on your initial bet in the form of a free bet. The value, in all honesty, isn’t bad at all.

Here’s the official “Tiger Insurance” offer from DraftKings Sportsbook, which you can sign up for here .

  • Users place a bet on Tiger to win the US Open
  • If Tiger wins, users collect winnings on the posted odds as they normally would
  • If Tiger doesn’t win, but finishes in 2nd – 10th, the user’s bet is refunded up to $50 (depending on the amount of their initial bet)
    • The refunded bet is in the form of a free bet

Head on over to DraftKings Sportsbook and get Tiger Insurance here .

DraftKings Sportsbook Has Released Betting Splits for Game 3 of the NBA Finals

Joe DiProsperos - June 5, 2019

Game 3 of the NBA Finals is set to tip off tonight at Oracle Arena in Oakland. With game time almost upon us, DraftKings Sportsbook released their betting splits for tonight’s game, with the Warriors as 4.5 point favorites:

NBA Finals Game 3 (Money Line)
% of Money
% of Bets
Warriors
54%
50%
Raptors
46%
50%

 

NBA Finals Game 3 (Spread)
% of Money
% of Bets
Warriors (-4.5)
43%
47%
Raptors (+4.5)
57%
53%

As you can see, DraftKings has moneyline bets split right down the middle with slightly more money going towards the Warriors. On the other hand, spread bets are slightly in the Raptors’ favor, as with the spread money.

It’s easy to see why betters would be leaning more towards the Raptors when it comes to the spread. Toronto has kept it pretty close throughout this series. After winning Game 1 pretty handily, Toronto was within striking distance at the end of Game 2 despite allowing that huge 18-0 Warriors run in the third quarter and being unable to connect on a ton of open looks. If a few of those shots go in, then you might be looking at a completely different ball game. It’s going to be tough for Toronto going into Oracle Arena, but there’s a good chance they could cover the spread.

On the other hand, it’s not particularly surprising that more money is being put on the Warriors. Despite Kevin Durant and backup center Kevon Looney out due to injury, Klay Thompson being hobbled, and DeMarcus Cousins still getting his feet under him, they’re still a very good team. Draymond Green is making a strong case for Finals MVP, Steph has still been performing despite an uneven Game 2, and their role guys have been stepping up bigtime. Plus, it certainly doesn’t help that they’re back in Oakland. When you take all of that into account, tonight’s game certainly looks like it could be in the Warriors’ favor.

With a 2-1 series advantage on the line in what’s proven to be an exciting NBA Finals thus far, tonight’s game should be very intriguing.