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DraftKings Sportsbook is Running a Free Jeopardy! Prize Pool

Bob Wankel - March 18, 2020

The answer: This game on DraftKings Sportsbook has a free-to-play $1,000 prize.

What is DraftKings Sportsbook’s Free Jeopardy! Pool?

Indeed, DraftKings Sportsbook is running a free-to-play Jeopardy! prize pool for users in states such as Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Indiana. Contestants have until midnight tonight to enter for a shot to claim a piece of $1,000 in prizes.

Sign up by clicking here to get DraftKings Sportsbook and grab up to $1,000 in free bets.

With the sports world slowed by concerns over the coronavirus, DraftKings Sportsbook is taking creative measures to offer its users fun and entertaining ways to stay engaged and win some cash. This pool is the just the latest of such offerings as DraftKings ran a similar contest for this past Sunday’s Democratic Debate between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders.

DraftKings Sportsbook’s $1,000 Jeopardy Prize Pool

This is a free-to-play contest for both new and current users at Draftkings Sportsbook. To get started, head over to the rewards button in the bottom right-hand corner of the app and select the promotions tab. Scroll down to Sportsbook Daily Pools and click the green “enter now” button. From there, a list of DraftKings’ current pools will be listed. To enter, simply click on the “Jeopardy Thurs 3/19 $1K Guaranteed” selection.

Users will select correct answers by midnight tonight ahead of the Thursday, March 19 airing of the show. All prize money will be distributed following the episode. If, for some reason, tomorrow night’s airing of Jeopardy! is a rerun, the pool will be canceled.

Users will select answers to 11 different outcomes, including:

  • What will the first question be worth?
  • Will the first daily double be a true daily double (wager of the player’s full bankroll)?
  • Number of true daily doubles (wager of the player’s full bankroll) in the episode
  • Will any player win in a runaway victory (can’t be caught by either opponent before final jeopardy)?
  • Will any contestant finish with a $0 or lower bankroll?
  • Will anyone wager $0 in Final Jeopardy?
  • Highest Final Jeopardy wager?
  • How many players will get final jeopardy correct?
  • How much money will the winning player finish with after final jeopardy?
  • Will the defending champion win?
  • What will the winner’s margin of victory be?

The prize pool totals $1,000 dollars and will pay out three winners:

  • First place: $500
  • Second place: $300
  • Third place: $200

Entries are limited to one per DraftKings Sportsbook user.

How to Sign Up For DraftKings Sportsbook’s Jeopardy Prize Pool and Grab $1,000 in Free Bets

Signing up for DraftKings Sportsbook is easy–much easier than actually playing Jeopardy!

Simply download the app by clicking right here . From there, users will briefly enter some general information and immediately become eligible to enroll in the prize pool as noted above.

In order to full take advantage of DraftKings Sportsbook’s new user offer of up to $1,000 in free bets, users will need to make an initial deposit. DraftKings makes depositing money a hassle-free process with a variety of popular funding methods, including PayPal and electronic checking account transfers.

New users will be issued both a risk-free first bet worth up to $500 and a deposit match that is also worth up to $500.

Though the daily slate of sporting events has been greatly watered down in light of global health concerns, DraftKings is offering action on several of the remaining contests to which these promo offers can be applied.

Patriots (Barely) Remain AFC East Favorites at DraftKings Sportsbook

Bob Wankel - March 17, 2020

The news that Tom Brady is leaving the New England Patriots rocked the football world earlier this morning. It also had quite a profound impact on some NFL futures markets at DraftKings Sportsbook.

After it broke that Brady would continue his career elsewhere this upcoming season, DraftKings immediately pulled Patriots-related markets, including team win totals, division odds, championship odds, and 2021 Super Bowl odds. Those odds have since been updated, and while New England remains the betting favorite, its odds to hoist the Lombardi Trophy next February took quite the hit.

Click here to sign up for DraftKings Sportsbook and receive up to $1,000 of free bets.

Tom Brady’s Influence on Odds at DraftKings Sportsbook

Check out this shift in AFC East Division Odds:

  • Patriots moved from -278 to -110
  • Bills moved from +325 to +150
  • Jets moved from +1200 to +900
  • Dolphins moved from +1600 to +1000

The Bills, a playoff team a season ago, have closed the gap significantly. The Brady news is the primary factor at play, obviously, but the Bills’ acquisition of wide receiver Stefon Diggs also provided a boost to their odds.

The Dolphins, though considered an AFC East longshot, have also seen their odds take a significant jump, spurred by the additions of Byron Jones, Kyle Van Noy, Shaq Lawson, Ereck Flowers, Emmanuel Ogbah, and Jordan Howard.

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Beyond the AFC East, the Patriots are still among the AFC teams with the best odds to win the Super Bowl. They trail only the Chiefs (+600) and Ravens (+750) in the AFC, while the 49ers (+900) and Saints (+1200) remain ahead out of the NFC.

As for the impact of Brady’s potential move to Tampa Bay, the news has vaulted the Bucs (+350) ahead of the Falcons and Panthers to win the NFC South, though they still comfortably trail the Saints at -150. That, however, has not stopped DraftKings bettors from backing Tampa Bay. The market has been bullish on the Bucs to win the Super Bowl as it is the top bet of the day, both in terms of handle and number of bets.

Locally in markets such as Pennsylvania and  New Jersey, the Eagles (+120) are holding as a slight favorite to win the NFC East ahead of the Cowboys (+130). Dallas solidified its offensive core on Monday with news coming that the team applied the franchise tag to quarterback Dak Prescott and locked up wide receiver Amari Cooper to a five-year deal worth a reported $100 million.

The Eagles, meanwhile, added defensive tackle Javon Hargrave on a three-year deal and retained defensive backs Jalen Mills and Rodney McLeod, though the team announced it is parting ways with defensive leader Malcolm Jenkins.

Much like a season ago, the Giants (+800) and Redskins (+900) both currently sit far back in the rearview mirror.

Finally, bettors in Indiana will be happy to read that after the Colts (+180) added veteran quarterback Philip Rivers on a one-year deal, the team is right in the thick of things in the AFC South. They sit just behind the Titans (+170) for the best odds to win the division.

FOX Bet Is Issuing Refunds For Canceled Events, Big Bonuses For New Users

Bob Wankel - March 16, 2020

FOX Bet reached out to its customers in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey earlier today to help ease concerns amid the coronavirus outbreak.

In the wake of unprecedented numbers of canceled and postponed professional and collegiate sporting events, FOX Bet is implementing several policies. Among the measures:

  • Wagers placed on games that have been either postponed or canceled have been voided, returning funds back into user accounts. Therefore, any funds risked on NBA, MLB, NHL, and NCAA wagers have been returned.
  • Futures bets still have action where the league has been postponed, but not canceled. Therefore, bets on division, league, and championship winners as well as season-long team win totals and player props remain active.

Sign up now to grab FOX Bet’s $500 risk-free first bet offer and $500 first deposit match by clicking here .

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Meanwhile, despite widespread cancelations and postponements to major sporting events, there does remain some betting action on the board. Currently, FOX Bet players can legally wager on international soccer and hockey, boxing, UFC, and darts. FOX Bet also has some unique NFL free agency markets. You can bet on the landing spots of top NFL free agents, including:

  • Tom Brady
  • Andy Dalton
  • Todd Gurley
  • Melvin Gordon

Additionally, with the news that wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins is headed west to Arizona to team up with Kyler Murray and the Cardinals, FOX Bet is offering a +300 boost on Hopkins to go over 1,500 receiving yards and a +600 boost on him to grab 15 or more touchdowns.

FOX Bet players can also wager on a variety of NFL futures markets such as regular season MVP, division winners, conference winners, and team win totals.

And if you are looking to step away from sports for a bit, FOX Bet is offering players an alternative with a variety of casino table and slot games.

How to Get FOX Bet’s $500 Risk-Free First Bet and $500 Deposit Match

There may not be a ton of sports action to wager on, but FOX Bet’s new user offer of up to $1,000 in free cash provides plenty of incentive to sign up and get in on the remaining action. You can get that offer by hitting it right here .

The $500 risk-free new player offer is pretty straight-forward. Simply place your first bet after signing up. Win or lose, FOX Bet will match the wager (with minimum odds of -200) as a free bet up to $500.

The $500 deposit bonus offer has a bit more fine print as it requires users to opt-in through the “challenges” window that is located in the “My Stars” section of the website and/or app. Deposits will be matched 50% up to $500. These cash bonuses will be released in increments of $10 for every $250 wagered, so while the promo will ultimately provide bettors with quite a bit of bonus funding, it does require thousands in total wagers in order to realize its full potential.

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DraftKings Sportsbook Has a Free to Play Democratic Debate Prize Pool

Bob Wankel - March 15, 2020

Today is no longer NCAA Selection Sunday, but DraftKings Sportsbook is giving both new and current users an opportunity to win some cash by making their own decisions on tonight’s Democratic Debate between Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden.

Maybe this isn’t quite as fun as filling out a bracket, but with many sports leagues around the world shuttered, DraftKings Sportsbook is providing bettors with some alternative forms of action. Best of all, it’s free to play.

New players, including those located in PennsylvaniaNew Jersey and Indiana, can sign up here to get a $500 risk-free bet, a $500 deposit bonus and enter the Democratic Debate pool.

DraftKings Sportsbook users can follow the debate, which is set to air at 8 p.m. EST in Washington, while tracking the correctness of 12 different prop outcomes as they compete for a share of a $10,000 prize pool.

DraftKings Sportsbook’s Democratic Debate Pool

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Sixers-Pistons Betting Preview: (March 11, 2020)

Russ Joy - March 11, 2020

On Wednesday night, the Sixers play host to the Detroit Pistons. At 38-26 the Sixers find themselves in sixth place in the Eastern Conference, three full games out of the fourth seed and homecourt advantage in the first round of the playoffs. The Pistons have been an abject failure this season and enter tonight’s matchup at 20-45, just one game ahead of the Cleveland Cavaliers for the worst record in the conference.

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With that, let’s get into our Sixers-Pistons betting preview.

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Sixers-Kings Betting Preview: (March 5, 2020)

Russ Joy - March 5, 2020

On Thursday night, the Sixers are on the road taking on the Sacramento Kings. At 37-25 the Sixers find themselves in sixth place in the Eastern Conference, three full games out of the fourth seed and homecourt advantage in the first round of the playoffs. While the Kings are technically just 3.5 games out of a playoff spot at 27-34, one has to assume they’ll be leapfrogged shortly by the surging Zion Williamson-led New Orleans Pelicans.

With that, let’s get into our Sixers-Kings betting preview.

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Sixers-Lakers Betting Preview: (March 3, 2020)

Russ Joy - March 3, 2020

On Tuesday night, the Sixers are on the road taking on the Los Angeles Lakers. At 37-24 the Sixers find themselves in sixth place in the Eastern Conference, two full games out of the fourth seed and homecourt advantage in the first round of the playoffs. The Lakers have put up a gaudy 46-13 record on the season and are 21-7 at home. LeBron James has turned the clock back and is averaging 25.5 points, 10.6 assists, and 7.8 rebounds per game on the season.

With that, let’s get into our Sixers-Lakers betting preview.

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FanDuel Sportsbook Will Begin Streaming NHL Games In Its App

Bob Wankel - March 2, 2020

In case you have any remaining doubt regarding the longterm sustainability of the budding relationship between the legal sports betting market and professional sports leagues, today’s news from FanDuel Sportsbook and the NHL should just about eliminate it.

As part of a new partnership with IMG Arena, the popular online legal sportsbook will stream up to two regular season games daily via its app in states where online sports betting is legal. Among those states are Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Indiana. Bettors who carry an account balance or have action on the game will be able to follow along live.

You can sign up with FanDuel Sportsbook and grab a $500 risk-free bet by clicking here .

Deals between pro leagues and sportsbooks aren’t a new development. Three leagues (MLB, NHL, NBA) have official gaming partnerships with MGM Resorts, while the NHL (FanDuel, William Hill) and NBA (FOX Bet, FanDuel) also have additional partnerships.

The NFL has a DFS partner in DraftKings Sportsbook, a casino deal with Caesars, and a betting data deal with Sportradar, which allows for the distribution of the league’s data to legal sportsbook operators.

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