The state of Arizona is anticipating the launch of sports betting on Thursday, September 9. Here’s a roundup of all the prelaunch bonuses and odds boosts that can be used for the first week of the NFL season.
Bettors looking to get in on the action immediately in Arizona should take advantage of prelaunch bonuses with a few days remaining. Many popular sportsbooks are offering $100 to $200 in free bets for new users, some with no deposit required. Deposit bonuses and NFL specials dedicated to week 1 are then available beginning on launch day.
Always check the terms and conditions to determine what steps are needed to participate in risk-free bets, such as market type and odds limitations. Any site credit is usually only available for a limited time, such as seven days from the date of receiving the bonus.
$100 in site credit is given out to new users across both of FanDuel’s sportsbook and daily fantasy platforms. $75 in credit is available on FanDuel Sportsbook. The remaining $25 can be used on daily fantasy contests. Claim the sportsbook and DFS credit at FanDuel here.
In lieu of its traditional risk-free bet, new bettors can receive +4000 moneyline odds on their first NFL bet. That means a $5 bet placed on any moneyline would be worth $200 if it’s a winning wager. Tennessee is a -152 moneyline favorite against Arizona on Sunday, but that would boosted all the way to +4000 if a bettor likes the Titans to win.
Another benefit of this special compared to the traditional risk-free bet is that money given out in a victory is not bonus money. These winnings are available to cash out immediately.
Another NFL bonus for opening week is one risk-free bet. Once a user opts into the promotion, they have up to a $25 risk-free bet that can be used for any week 1 wager. Note that any bonus money in the account is not applicable to a risk-free bet.
The largest initial prelaunch bonus is offered through the BetMGM sportsbook. All new users receive $200 in free bets across four single $50 free bets. An additional $20 in free bets can also be earned just by logging into the BetMGM account during NFL week 1. One $10 bet is available between Monday and Thursday, and another is distributed between Friday and Sunday. A third $10 free bet can be earned by placing a $25 wager on an NFL futures bet.
In addition to all the bonuses, a risk-free bet is available for new users prior to placing their first real money wager. Up to $1,000 can be placed on the bet, and if it loses, the bettor receives that money back in site credit. Any bet greater than $50 that loses is received in four equally divided free bets. New bettors can claim the $1,000 deposit bonus or the $200 in free bets, but not both.
Bettors can receive a $150 free bet when signing up with DraftKings Sportsbook. This is a one-time shot for new users to receive a potential big payout and have plenty of money to use for their future football wagers. Claim the pre-launch bonus here.
There are a few deposit specials as well for new users. A $5 minimum deposit receives an additional $50 free bet to use on the sportsbook. Up to $1,000 can be earned on a deposit bonus through a 20% match. This means users that put in significant wagers can deposit $5,000 and receive $1,000 in bonus money. Claim this new bettor bonus here.
DraftKings also offers a “No Brainer” bet for the NFL regular-season opener on Thursday night. They offer Tampa Bay at a whopping +73 against the spread against Dallas with standard juice on the odds (-110). A limit of $50 is generally placed on accounts making the bet, but this may vary. If a bet is too large, DraftKings will adjust the wager to the maximum allowed.
New signups to Caesars receive an initial $100 free bet. After placing a deposit, another free bet is awarded based on the performance of four Arizona teams. The total value of points scored by the Arizona Cardinals, the University of Arizona, and Arizona State University football teams in their contests this weekend is added up. Combine that with the number of runs scored by the Arizona Diamondbacks across three games and that will be the full value of the second free bet.
In addition to the free bets, Caesars offers one of the largest risk-free bets when compared to other sportsbooks. Up to a $5,000 risk-free wager is available on the first try, and if it loses, that is given back as site credit. This new bet is available for 30 days after the user receives the credit.
Another bonus is getting an NFL jersey after placing $100 worth of professional football bets in the month of September. After a bettor places $100 in wagers this month, the sportsbook distributes a $150 gift card to the designated email address. This is applicable to NFLShop.com to purchase various jerseys.
After making a minimum deposit of $20 or more, a $200 free bet is given to new users after the first risk-free bet settles. This deposit must be made prior to the time sportsbooks launch at 12:00 AM Pacific time on September 9. The risk-free bet is worth up to $1,000 and can be placed as soon as sportsbooks go live up until September 13 at 5:15 PM Pacific time. Once that risk-free bet ends, regardless of the result, the $200 free bet is distributed to the user.