As the calendar turns to April, that means the start of the 2021 MLB season. With the usual platitudes and pomp that comes with the return of baseball, it also means the start of the betting season for one of the most popular sports. With the volume of games stretched over six-plus months– often without any competition in North American team sports– it’s considered the bread and butter of professional and high-volume bettors.
For those who have not yet gotten on board with DraftKings Sportsbook, the top-rated site has a great deal for new players. Sign up, make a qualifying deposit of $5 or more, and get $100 in free bets off a $1 or more moneyline bet if the team selected gets a hit during the game. The deal is good through the entire month of April.
Some people are still waiting to try out one of America’s best sports books. Here’s a golden opportunity to get started in nine of the ten states currently available for the site (sorry Pennsylvania).
Signing up for the site is a breeze– the book will ask for proof of ID (21 to create an account) and get players going in a few minutes. For those who already use DK for daily fantasy, it’s free to link and share the accumulated balance. Upon signup, enter the promo code “Television” to qualify for the offer.
For protecting data and proprietary information, we encourage players to sign up on the secure website. Once the account is created, download the app and play on the go (where available).
Deposit from a bank account or credit card to get started and then pick a game; bet the Angels and cash in when Shohei Ohtani or Mike Trout lace a hit. Put a buck on the Brewers and get a c-note when Christian Yelich or Lorenzo Cain land a base hit. Take the Nationals for a dollar and earn $100 when Juan Soto slashes a single. Even if the team doesn’t win, you do.
Once the game ends and the ticket clears, the account will be credited with the $100 in free bets. The credits will be paid in four bets of $25 each that must be played within seven days of receipt.
Having those free bets give new players a great opportunity to try out some of the various offerings on DraftKings. Make an early bet and put some money on the Final Four, wait a bit and use that money on the Masters, go later in the month and make an in-play bet on some NBA or NHL action. Maybe save one for soccer or the ever-popular international table tennis league.
The bets must be used or the credits will disappear. They can’t be cashed out, voided, used in parlays, odds boosts, or other promotional offers. Use the bets wisely but find a good price or interesting situation to play.
Veteran bettors know baseball is a great chance to build up bankrolls over “the grind” of 162 games. For new players, this DraftKings deal is a chance to get familiar with one of the top sportsbooks in the country. So sign up, pick a team, and take a swing.