With the 2021 NFL regular season just over a week away from starting, legal sports betting in Arizona is currently on the exact same calendar. A number of licensed sportsbooks are accepting account registrations and offering special bonuses to new customers. Among those are Arizona Cardinals betting offers for the team’s regular-season opener at the Tennessee Titans on Sept. 12.
In considering which offers are the best, it’s important to note not only the potential value of each promotion but also the odds of actually cashing in on it. Some of the factors in that estimation are difficult to predict while others are easily quantifiable.
Available Arizona Cardinals betting offers at legal AZ sportsbooks
Several of the licensed AZ sports betting apps have general welcome offers. You could opt to use them for placing wagers on the upcoming Cardinals at Titans game if you wish. That isn’t your only option though. For details on these offers, visit the appropriate link below:
- BetMGM Sportsbook $200 in free bets
- Caesars Sportsbook $100 in free bets
- DraftKings Sportsbook $150 free bet
- FanDuel Sportsbook $75 free bet + $25 DFS entries
When the Cardinals start their 2021 season on Sept. 12, there are some deals that are specific for that game and then there are more general NFL offers. Following is a shortlist of the best such offers from both categories.
Caesars Sportsbook: $1 in free bets for each Cardinals point
Eligible bettors in AZ can get a dollar in free bets for each point the Cardinals score against Tennessee in their regular-season opener. To make sure you’re eligible, sign up for an account with Caesars then make a deposit by 11:59 p.m. PT on Wednesday, Sept. 8.
If Arizona manages 24 points against the Titans that day, for example, you’d get free bets worth $24 for that portion of this promo. That applies whether the Cardinals win or lose the game. You’ll also get a dollar in free bets for other Arizona team scores next week, all adding up to a lucrative few days of games for AZ bettors.
The implied probability of getting some value out of this promo, especially since you don’t have to actually risk any of your money to do so, is >99%. At the very worst, you’ll “break even.” It’s extremely unlikely that all the eligible AZ teams will all put up goose eggs in those contests. Thus, you only stand to gain, though it’s difficult to say exactly how much right now.
The next promo on the list isn’t confined to just AZ teams but you have the option to use it on that Arizona at Tennessee game if you wish. That might not be the best use of it, however.
DraftKings Sportsbook: New users can turn $1 into $200 in free bets
This promo is only for new first-time depositors at DraftKings. Deposit at least $5 into your account and then place a bet of at least $1 on any NFL game happening between Sept. 9 and Sept. 13. After you place your wager, the sportsbook will credit your account with eight $25 free bets.
Getting actual cash value out of this deal isn’t as straightforward as it might seem. You can’t withdraw any of that $200 free bet value until you’ve wagered it. Additionally, the free bets expire seven days after issuance.
It’s important to note that if you do place winning wagers with your free bets, you’ll only get the profit from your wins. For example, say you use one of your $25 free bets to stake Arizona +3 at -115 odds against Tennessee and the Cardinals upset that spread. Your payout would be $21.74, not $46.74 because the promotional value isn’t included. You would be able to withdraw that $21.74 if you wanted to, though.
Because of that condition and the time limit, your ability to realize value from this promo depends on you placing winnings bets and doing so quickly. That’s why it’s hard to quantify your chances of cashing out on this deal. There are many factors at play. The same goes for the next offer.
WynnBet Sportsbook: Sunday Night Bonus Play
In this deal, users can get a $50 free bet for the first Sunday Night game of the 2021 regular season (Chicago Bears at Los Angeles Rams) if they wager at least $50 in real money on at least four different NFL spreads or moneylines from games with a 1 p.m. ET start time on Sept. 12. Cardinals at Titans would be one such game.
The upside to this deal is that you’ll get the free $50 bet just for placing your bets. At the same time, placing bets just to get that promo might be a losing strategy. That’s because you might lose more in your earlier bets than that $50 free bet gets you that night.
It’s also important to note that each real-money bet has to be at least $50, so in total, you’d have to risk at least $200 in order to qualify. Also, the free bet amount won’t be included in any winnings.
Suppose you bet the minimum and lose all four bets. In that case, just to break even here, you’d have to win a bet with odds of no less than +400 during the Sunday Night game. So, is this a sucker promo? No. If your bankroll allows you to spend at least $200 on that slate of games and you have at least four moneylines or spreads that your handicapping says are good bets, you might as well get the $50 free bet, too.
If $200 is over your budget or you lack confidence in that many bets, this promo isn’t a good play. While gambling can be fun, coming out ahead at the end of the day is a lot more fun. Wagering on these Arizona Cardinals betting offers wisely can help you do that.