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FanDuel Sportsbook Is Now Live in Indiana: Here’s How To Play

Kyle Scott - October 22, 2019

FanDuel Sportsbook is now officially live in Indiana.

Just weeks after the launch of DraftKings Sportsbook IN and BetRivers IN, FanDuel becomes the latest sportsbook to join Indiana online sports betting.

The Betfair-backed brand, which is dominating the market in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, enters its fourth state with the release of FanDuel Sportsbook Indiana. Is is also available in West Virginia.

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FanDuel Sportsbook Indiana App

The FanDuel Sportsbook app is now available to all users in Indiana— one need not live there, you just must be present in the state when you bet. It is available on both iOS and Android (direct download).

If you sign up here , you can claim a $500 risk-free bet and then download the app.

FanDuel offers one app available across several states. This may not seem like a big deal, but other sports betting apps have rolled out separate apps for different states to comply with local regulations.

FanDuel, like DraftKings, was able to build in the required technology to determine a player’s location and then adjust the app accordingly for the local market.

Each state, Indiana included, requires specific betting restrictions, exceptions, and gambling addiction messaging, and other operators have struggled to adapt by offering one uniform app.

FanDuel offers an array of betting options, including spread, moneyline, total, parlays, teasers, and more. Live betting is particularly strong, with FanDuel Sportsbook offering some of the quickest live betting odds among any betting site.

Users can can check out promos such as close loss insurance, contests, and frequent odds boosts.



FanDuel is launching its sports betting app in conjunction with Blue Chip and Belterra casinos, owned by Boyd Gaming.

This means FanDuel will use Boyd’s gaming license to back their app in Indiana.

Sportsbook operators have to partner with licensed casinos in each state. Since FanDuel itself doesn’t have a full gaming license, it becomes the front-end provider for Boyd, giving both companies a share of profits.

Users may notice some Blue Chip or Belterra branding in the app, along with some casino-specific flavor, in addition to Indiana Gaming Control messaging.

FanDuel is well positioned for success in Indiana. Thanks to already being in the state with its daily fantasy product, they have a large customer base to which they can market. Combined with the customer lists of Blue Chip and Belterra, FanDuel has a significant number of potential players at launch. And as one of the first online sportsbooks in the state, they will benefit from the overall interest in sports betting.

FanDuel Sportsbook is also available through the web in Indiana.

FanDuel Sportsbook Is Offering The Sixers at 76-1 Odds To Win The NBA Championship

Kyle Scott - October 21, 2019

FanDuel Sportsbook is offering the Sixers at 76 to 1 odds to win the NBA Championship.

You read that right. FanDuel, which hasn’t been as promotional as some of its competitors, perhaps because it is obliterating the online sports betting market in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, is coming on strong with their promo offer to get +7600 odds on Philly to win it all.

To put this in perspective, the Sixers are currently listed at FanDuel at +750. This is a 10x odds boost.

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How It Works

The offer is available to new FanDuel Sportsbook customers only.

If you sign up using this link and enter promo code PROCESS (have to do both), you can place a bet of up to $10 on the Sixers to win the NBA Championship at +7600 odds. If they win, that would payout $760.

The offer is good through November 3.

The bonus would be paid as a site credit and come with a play-through requirement, meaning you will need to bet the winnings within a week of receiving them before the money is eligible to be withdrawn.

So this isn’t exactly free money. But play-through requirements like this are the norm, and a 76-1 odds boost on a favorite is a pretty strong offer.


Sixers Betting Promos

FanDuel Sportsbook may have beat a Sixers partner at their own game.

Earlier this month, the Sixers entered into a partnership with Parx Sportsbook to offer $25 in site credit for each Sixers win. Not a bad deal, but given the superiority of the FanDuel Sportsbook app in PA and in generating buzz, this boost will likely attract much more attention.

Sportsbooks in Pennsylvania are eager to sign up new players, especially heading into a new season. It looks like the Sixers will be the team in Philly for a little while, and getting customers to sign up early in the season gives FanDuel Sportsbook a chance of being their sportsbook of choice throughout the winter.

Some other things to nibble on? The Sixers to win the conference at +220 and Joel Embiid to win defensive player of the year at +750. That sounds like positive EV to me. At least the 76-1 Sixers odds boost is. Here they come!

FanDuel Sportsbook Completely Obliterates The PA Betting Market in September

Kyle Scott - October 17, 2019

FanDuel Sportsbook completely obliterated the PA online sports betting market in the month of September, according to a recently released report from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.

With a full month under its belt in August, FanDuel Sportsbook PA rocketed to the top of the online betting space in Pennsylvania in September, taking in over $85 million in handle (bets) in the month.

This marked the first time Sugarhouse Sportsbook had not led in the nascent market in Pennsylvania. FanDuel, which also is the largest online operator in New Jersey, has officially cemented itself as the most popular legal sports betting app in the early days of online sports betting in the United States.

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Total Bets

Here’s the full breakdown in terms of handle that online sportsbooks in Pennsylvania took in for the month of September:

  • FanDuel Sportsbook: $85 million
  • Sugarhouse Sportsbook: $31 million
  • BetRivers: $23 million
  • Parx Sportsbook: $13 million
  • FOX Bet: $4.5 million

This is really interesting on several fronts.

First of all, FanDuel’s sheer dominance is impressive, no doubt about it. But we are shocked at how far behind FOX Bet PA, our recommended app in PA, is from the rest of the pack. Continue Reading

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FanDuel Sportsbook PA Weekend Betting Preview: Eagles, Steelers, and Penn State

Austin Petolillo - October 4, 2019

Another week of football is here in the great state of Pennsylvania is set to get underway this weekend. Both the Eagles and Steelers will look to build momentum off of their Week 4 victories, while Penn State and Pitt look to keep their winning streaks alive. Let’s see what FanDuel Sportsbook PA thinks of the these teams.

FanDuel Sportsbook PA Weekend Promo

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New users at FanDuel Sportsbook can get a $500 risk-free bet .

FanDuel is also offering Close Loss Insurance on Week 5 NFL games. Moneyline bets will be refunded up to $50 if your chosen team loses by 6 points or less.


Eagles vs Jets Odds at FanDuel Sportsbook

Spread: Eagles (-14.5)

Moneyline: Eagles (-770), Jets (+540)

Total: 43.5

14.5 favorites for the Eagles heading into Sunday’s contest against the winless New York Jets who are coming off of their bye week. The Jets will still be without Sam Darnold at QB as he recovers from mono, so they’re rolling with Luke Falk again this week who amongst healthy Quarterbacks, ranks second to last in QBR in the NFL (Cam Newton is last, but played with a Lisfranc injury. Kirk Cousins is last amongst healthy QB’s).

The 2-2 Eagles are looking to build off of their entertaining Week 4 victory over the Green Bay Packers last Thursday night. It’s been a bit of a rocky season for the Eagles so far, especially considering their injuries. As of Thursday, Wide Receiver DeSean Jackson (Abdomen), defensive tackle Tim Jernigan (Foot), Avante Maddox (Neck, Concussion), and Ronald Darby (Hamstring) all were DNP for Thursday.

The 0-4 Jets, on the other hand, have looked like an awful football team that has also been dealing with injuries. As of thursday, linebacker C.J. Mosley did not practice (Groin), along with guard Kelechi Osemele (Shoulder/Knee). First-round pick Quinnen Williams has been limited in practice with an ankle injury as well.

With the point spread being at 43.5 at FanDuel Sportsbook, the under looks like a good bet here at -110 when you take into consideration the Jets offense. The Jets rank dead last in the NFL in total offense and second-to-last in scoring offense, amassing only 33 points in four games.

It’s hard to see the Jets going into the Linc all banged up and covering this 13.5 point spread let alone winning the game outright.


Steelers vs Ravens

Spread: Ravens (-3)

Moneyline: Ravens (-175), Steelers (+150)

Total: 44.5

It’s going to be another classic rivalry showdown when the Steelers and Ravens meet up on Sunday at Heinz Field.

The 1-3 Steelers got off the schneid on Monday night after taking down the Bengals 27-3 while the 2-2 Ravens took a tough loss at home to the Cleveland Browns last Sunday.

Just like most NFL teams, the Steelers have their share of injuries to manage through. As of Thursday, starting RB James Conner (Ankle), star WR Juju Smith-Schuster (Toe), and starting TE Vance McDonald (Shoulder), were all DNP’s. The Steelers are already without starting QB Ben Roethlisberger for the season after having elbow surgery so there is a chance that the Steelers will be without their #1 options at QB, RB, WR, and TE for Sunday.

Surprisingly, the Ravens come into this one pretty healthy. Only CB Jimmy Smith and Center Matt Skura were DNP’s for Thursday.

The 2-2 Ravens bring their #1 ranked total offense, #1 ranked rushing offense and #2 scoring offense to Heinz Field which should fare well against a Steelers defense that ranks about middle of the pack in most defensive categories. On the other side of the ball, the Steelers offensive ranks are near the bottom of the league in most categories while the Ravens defense is also nothing to write home about, other than their 9th ranked rushing defense.

If Pittsburgh is without Conner and Smith-Schuster for Sunday’s game, Baltimore -3 at FanDuel Sportsbook PA looks like a steal.


Penn State vs Purdue

Spread: Penn State (-28.5)

Moneyline: Penn State (-5000), Purdue (+1500)

Total: 56

Penn State looks to build off of their 4-0 start after obliterating Maryland last Friday night 59-0 and it looks like they’ll likely enter Saturday night 5-0 after this matchup against a Purdue team that will be without many key offensive pieces.

The Boilermakers will be without starting QB Elijah Sindelar after he broke his clavicle. Star receiver Rondale Moore will be missing this one with an injury, and starting receiver Jared Sparks will be absent in this one as well.

When you look at the statistics, Penn State ranks extremely well across the FBS. Now, you can say that it’s because they’ve played inferior opponents, but the Nittany Lions are still putting up impressive numbers. They come into this one ranked 14th out of 130 in total offense, 16th in passing offense, and 5th in scoring offense. While that is impressive, the thing that might be more impressive is their defense. They rank 14th in total defense, 7th in rushing defense, and second in scoring defense.

This is one of the rare games to take place in two legal sports betting states– Pennsylvania and Indiana. Those of you in Indiana can bet with DraftKings Sportsbook IN. And obviously those of you in PA can get with FanDuel Sportsbook.

I don’t think Purdue stands a chance in this one, even if it was played at Purdue. Penn State -28.5 looks to be the play here if you’re placing money on it.


Pitt vs Duke

Spread: Duke (-5) 

Money Line: Duke (-200), Pitt (+163) 

Total: 48 

When looking at the ranks of each team and their numbers, this one looks pretty evenly matched on paper, and both teams have three wins, so looking at a spread of five is pretty surprising.

Both teams are only separated by six spots when it comes to scoring offense and while Duke is ranked 47th in rushing offense, Pitt ranks 17th in rushing defense and while Pitt ranks 36 in passing offense, Duke ranks 38 in passing defense, so both categories that one team has an advantage in over the other offensively, is automatically canceled out by the opposition’s defensive rank. The only real advantage one team has over another is scoring offense, where Duke ranks 46 and Pitt ranks 100.

It’s tough to bet against Pitt +5 here considering both teams are so evenly matched and I get that the game is at Duke but for them being a touchdown favorite here is surprising.

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Premier League Betting Guide Week 7

Philip Keidel - September 27, 2019

It was nice to get back to winning ways last weekend, with two of the three selections coming through and one of them (Leicester City at +175) proving quite profitable. Another excellent slate of Premier League matches is set for this weekend. Let’s get right to the value plays for Week 7. All odds courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook PA, where new users can take advantage of their $500 risk-free bet .

If you’re in Pennsylvania, check out our PA online sports betting page, which has a plethora of promos being offered from the best sportsbooks available. Don’t worry if you’re in New Jersey. We’ve got you covered with our NJ online sports betting page.


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FanDuel Sportsbook PA Weekend Betting Preview: Top 25 College Football Showdowns, NFL Week 3 Headline Action

Bob Wankel - September 20, 2019

There is QUITE the weekend on tap at PA online sportsbooks, including over at FanDuel Sportsbook PA.

Pennant chases, a full slate of college football–including three Top 25 matchups–and NFL Week 3 lead the way, providing sports bettors with an insane amount of action to jump in on.

Let’s take a look at what FanDuel is offering up, including promos and odds boosts:

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The fun starts Friday with 15 Major League Baseball games and three college football contests on the board, highlighted by a battle of unbeaten teams on the blue turf when Air Force travels to No. 20 Boise State.

On Saturday, 21 more Top 25 teams take the field, including key showdowns such as No. 8 Auburn at No. 17 Texas A&M, No. 11 Michigan at No. 13 Wisconsin, and No. 7 Notre Dame at No. 3 Georgia.

The action-packed weekend finishes up on Sunday with a full offering of NFL games. Local teams like the Eagles, Steelers, and Jets look to bounce back after rough Week 2 performances, while Giants rookie quarterback Daniel Jones makes his first NFL start at Tampa Bay.

But wait, there’s more!

FanDuel Sportsbook PA is bringing the house with promo offers and odds boosts in addition to its generous $500 risk-free bet offer to new users.

Let’s run through some of FanDuel’s best deals and take a closer look at this weekend’s top games.


FanDuel’s Best Weekend Promos

NFL Close Loss Insurance

Bettors can avoid a soul-crushing close loss this week thanks to FanDuel’s Close Loss Insurance. Those who place a $50 moneyline bet will be issued up to $50 in site credit if their team loses by six points or less. Just know that while you’re free to wager on multiple Week 3 games, the insurance only applies to your first wager.

Notre Dame vs. Georgia Close Loss Insurance

In New Jersey, FanDuel is also offering Close Loss Insurance on Notre Dame-Georgia. Those who place a moneyline bet on either side prior to kickoff will be refunded up to $50 if their team loses by six points or less.

Multi-sport Parlay Insurance

Place any parlay of 4+ legs on any sport in any market and get your money back if all but one leg of your bet hits ($25 max refund).


FanDuel Sportsbook Odds Boosts

This week’s college football odds boost features Texas, Georgia State, and Washington all to win. That payout has been boosted from +385 to +420.

In the NFL, the Bills, Eagles and Texans all to win has been boosted from +360 to +400.

Over in the EPL, Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal all to win has been boosted from +470 to +550.


College Football Odds at FanDuel Sportsbook PA


Jim Harbaugh’s No. 11 Michigan Wolverines take the field for the first time since surviving a 24-21 overtime win at home against Army two weeks ago, and they’ll be facing quite the test against No. 13 Wisconsin–a team that has outscored opponents 110-0 over its first two games–in this Big Ten clash.

      Spread     Money        Total
Michigan     +3.5 (-110)   +145   O 44.5 (-110)
Wisconsin     -3.5 (-110)   -170   U 44.5 (-120)

Jim Harbaugh is 16-14 ATS as a college head coach against Top 25 teams, including 9-9 ATS with Michigan. He’s 2-3 ATS against ranked opponents as an underdog while at Michigan and 1-2 ATS as a road underdog.

Harbaugh’s Michigan squads are also only 7-9-1 ATS on the road in Big Ten games.

Michigan has lost its last four games on the road to Wisconsin and is only 2-4 ATS against ranked opponents on the road since Harbaugh took over.

Michigan and Wisconsin have split the last 10 meetings.

The Wolverines roughed up the Badgers at home last October in a 38-13 rout.



They say good teams win, but great teams cover. If that’s the case, this game features two great teams as each comes into this one 3-0 ATS. Here are the odds at FanDuel Sportsbook PA:

      Spread     Money        Total
Auburn     +3.5 (-110)   +150   O 48 (-105)
Texas A&M     -3.5 (-110)   -180   U 48 (-115)

Auburn has won three of its last five games against Texas A&M.

The Tigers are 5-7 ATS under Gus Malzahn as a road underdog, 5-6 ATS as a road underdog against ranked teams, and 3-4 ATS as a road underdog against ranked teams when his teams are also ranked.

Texas A&M is 7-1 ATS as a home favorite under head coach Jimbo Fisher.


Notre Dame-Georgia

No. 7 Notre Dame at No. 3 Georgia is the weekend’s marquee college football matchup,  but you wouldn’t know it based on the current odds. After opening at several sportsbook in the neighborhood of a 12-point favorite, Georgia is now favored by more than two touchdowns over the Fighting Irish.

      Spread     Money        Total
Notre Dame     +14.5 (-110)   +460   O 57 (-105)
Georgia     -14.5 (-110)   -650   U 57 (-115)

When two Top 10 teams play each other and one team is favored by 10 or more points, those teams are 21-14 ATS. When they’re favored by 13 or more points, they’re 10-5 ATS, and when favored by 14 or more points, they are 8-4 ATS. Finally, when such teams are favored by 14 or more points at home, they’re 6-2 ATS.

Notre Dame is 7-7 ATS against ranked opponents on the road under Brian Kelly, but 6-4 ATS as a road underdog against ranked opponents. They are also 2-3 ATS as an underdog of 10 or more points.

Notre Dame is 0-2 all-time against the Bulldogs and 5-5 straight up against SEC opponents over its last 10 games against the conference.

Kirby Smart has Georgia clicking at home. The Bulldogs have won 15 straight games in Athens by an average of nearly 30 points per game.

Dating back to the 2016 season, Georgia has covered 12 of 17 contests against ranked teams.

Georgia is 11-4 ATS in its last 15 games against opponents that enter with winning records, while Notre Dame hasn’t covered in any of its last four road games.


NFL Odds at FanDuel Sportsbook PA


The Eagles look to bounce back against the Lions this week at Lincoln Financial Field after a gut-punch 24-20 loss in Atlanta last Sunday night. They’ll likely be without both Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson, but they’re still a strong favorite at FanDuel Sportsbook this week, thanks perhaps to the fact that PA bettors typically bet the Birds heavy.

      Spread     Money        Total
Lions     +6 (-110)   +215   O 46 (+105)
Eagles     -6 (-110)   -250   U 46 (-125)

Watch the line in this one, particularly if it gets back to the 6.5-7 range. Home favorites of at least 6.5 points against a team coming off a cover are 15-8 ATS and 3-0 ATS in September dating back to 2003.

When teams that fail to cover its first two games of the season play a team coming off a cover at home, they are 8-4 ATS.

Matthew Stafford is 2-7 ATS when he starts as an underdog of 7-10 points on the road and 4-9-1 ATS when an underdog of seven points or more.

When the game total closes between 46-48 points, Stafford is 4-11-2 ATS on the road and 2-7-1 ATS as a road underdog.

Carson Wentz is 1-6 ATS as a home favorite dating back to last season.



Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph will make his first career NFL start on Sunday at San Francisco in place of the injured Ben Roethlisberger with his team badly needing a win. Standing in his way will be a 49ers squad that demolished the Bengals in a 41-17 beating last week.

      Spread     Money        Total
Steelers     +6.5 (-110)   +230   O 43.5 (-105)
49ers     -6.5 (-110)   -270   U 43.5 (-115)

With Rudolph making his first career start, you basically have to throw out all of the Steelers’ recent trends because the team’s dynamic has been drastically reshaped. For instance, the Steelers have won 9 of their last 12 meetings against NFC West squads, which sounds great, but 1) they lost to the Seahawks last week 2) Roethlisberger was the starter in those nine wins.

Still, I feel compelled to provide some knowledge here, so you should know that AFC North teams are 7-12 ATS as a road underdog over their last 19 games against NFC West opponents and 4-7 ATS when an underdog of six points or more.



This is one of two games in which there’s a spread of 20 points or more (Dallas-Miami) this week.  Should be an instant classic.

      Spread     Money        Total
Jets     +22 (-110)   +1700   O 43.5 (-110)
Patriots     -22 (-110)    -2200   U 43.5 (-110)

Since 2007, teams favored by 20 or more points are 5-0 straight up, but 0-5 ATS. The average margin of victory is only 11.4 points per game, and four of those five games involved the Patriots at home. The only game in this spread range not involving New England came back in 2013 when the Broncos hosted Jacksonville as a 27-point favorite.

However, it’s not as if NFL teams can’t cover big spreads. Consider that teams favored between 17 and 19 points are 6-3-1 ATS over the last 10 games.



Rookie quarterback Daniel Jones makes his first start for the Giants, and I guess they’re hoping he cures their lack of wide receiver talent and suspect defense.

      Spread     Money        Total
Giants     +6 (-110)   +215   O 48  (+100)
Bucs     -6 (-110)    -250   U 48  (-120)

Here’s another game with a new starting quarterback, so team-specific trends are a bit tougher to gauge, but the Giants are 7-1 ATS over their last eight road games and 7-1 ATS in their last eight road games at Tampa Bay. Furthermore, they have beaten the Bucs in six of the last seven meetings.

Pat Shurmur’s Giants teams are 6-2 ATS as road underdogs and 3-1 ATS as an underdog of six points or more.


How To Sign Up

FanDuel Sportsbook is available in PA on iOS and Android and the web. New users can get a $500 risk-free bet when they sign up here .

FanDuel Sportsbook Is Offering $50 Insurance on Week 3 Moneyline Bets

Kyle Scott - September 19, 2019

FanDuel Sportsbook is offering insurance on NFL Week 3 moneyline bets. This is one of the better offers we’ve seen among PA online sportsbooks.

Bettors who place a $50 moneyline bet will be given site credit up to $50 if their team loses by six points or less.

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FanDuel Sportsbook’s Week 3 Moneyline Insurance

Simply place a moneyline bet on a Week 3 NFL game at FanDuel Sportsbook, and receive up to $50 back if your team loses by six points or less.

You can bet on multiple games on the Week 3 slate, but only the first moneyline wager per game is eligible for the insurance.

Cash out, live bets, and multi-bet wagers, such as parlays and teasers, are ineligible.

The max bonus a person can receive per game is $50.

Here’s an example.

Say you place a $75 bet on the Eagles to win outright. If they win the game, you will be paid the payout of your bet as normal. If they lose by six points or less, you will receive $50 of your $75 back.

Now, these are site credit promotions, meaning that the money you receive as a bonus will have to be wagered again before it is eligible to be withdrawn. These are called play-through requirements and they are standard in the sports gambling industry.


Strong Offers

While this is not the first time we’ve seen close-loss insurance or a risk-free bet, those offers are typically reserved for new users.

FanDuel Sportsbook does offer new users a $500 risk-free bet, but generally speaking, promotions for current players aren’t as strong, and any insurance bets that we’ve seen are often capped at around $25.

Double that amount on a moneyline bet – where you can bet favorites on all games throughout the course of the weekend – is a pretty strong offer.

So why is FanDuel doing this? They are currently the leader in the PA betting market, generating $35 million in handle in August, and that lead will likely grow in September even with the increased competition from FOX Sports’ FOX Bet.

However, next month DraftKings Sportsbook PA is expected to laucnh, and then Unibet may launch in late October or early November.

FanDuel will be facing increased competition and they want to do their best to capitalize on market share before other powerhouses enter the state.

FanDuel Sportsbook is no stranger to running aggressive promos. They ran a 53-1 odds boost on moneyline bets at a maximum of $5 for the Super Bowl, and have run other strange high odds boost promos.

Those are typically more gimmicky and reserved for new users. A $50 insurance on NFL moneyline bets available across the entire slate is a very good offer.

If you haven’t signed up for FanDuel yet, you can claim a $500 risk-free bet by clicking here and to be eligible for this current offer, hit the promotions tab once you are in the app, which is available on iOS and Android.

FanDuel Sportsbook Is Running a $100 Promo on The Penn State vs. Pitt Game

Kyle Scott - September 14, 2019

FanDuel Sportsbook PA is running its strongest promotion yet for the Penn State-Pitt game in Happy Valley this weekend. They are offering a $100 site credit if you correctly choose the winner.

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How FanDuel’s Penn State vs. Pitt Promo Works

The offer is for new users only, and they have to use the promo code CFB2019 when they sign up.

A user’s first bet at FanDuel on the moneyline for either Penn State or Pitt (hint: take Penn State– they’re 17-point favorites) will pay out the original amount of the bet and a $100 in site credit.

Users must wager the $100 credit within 7 days before it is eligible to be withdrawn.

The minimum bet amount is $5.

Here’s an example:

  • bet $8 on Penn State on the moneyline at -800 (odds may vary)
  • Penn State wins
  • the bet would normally payout only $1 ($9 total)
  • receive an additional $100 in site credit

This is such a great offer from FanDuel because a Penn State bet would pay out so little otherwise. Unless you want to take long odds on Pitt. It’s effectively a $100 signup bonus… if your bet hits.

Pregame bets only, one wager per person, no live or cash out bets.


Strong Signup Offer

While the offer is good in all states, FanDuel Sportsbook is likely feeling increased pressure in Pennsylvania from FOX Bet, which launched in PA last week, and ramping up promotional efforts around college football. The two biggest football schools in the state are playing each other, so the opportunity to capitalize on have the two fan bases interested in the game is one they didn’t want to pass up.

Their main competitor, DraftKings Sportsbook PA, has not yet launched in the state. So these next few weeks will be key to garnering market share before more competition comes along.

Previously, FanDuel Sportsbook ran 53-1 odds on the Super Bowl, another tactic to bring in new users prior to a big game.


PA Betting

Numbers aren’t out yet for August, but FanDuel took in over $3 million in handle in just eight days in July. This was well behind the pace set by SugarHouse Sportsbook, which took in over $22 million in bets, but August will likely be a much different story as FanDuel was live for the full month.

Aggressive offers like this will only help chip away at the lead… and maybe even take it over.