This week marks the start of the MLB regular season and next week will see the return of the NBA and NHL. If you think you’re excited, imagine the anticipation for a DFS/sportsbook operator like FanDuel.
FanDuel is so pumped for the return of three of the Big 4 sports leagues in the US, they are offering account holders $10 in site credit for either the sportsbook or daily fantasy. The deposits are part of an $80 million promotion, the largest in company history and likely the largest in post-PASPA industry history.
“We are excited for the return of sports and wanted to give all of our customers a chance to get in on the action for free,” said Mike Raffensperger, CMO of FanDuel Group said in a statement Tuesday. “Putting more than $80 million in site credits into our customers’ accounts to enter DFS contests or to make legal sports bets is a thank you to our customers for their loyalty during this long stretch without the NBA, NHL and MLB.”
It’s been interesting from an industry perspective to watch companies that subsist mostly on American major league competition pivot to a world that saw the competitions halted over the coronavirus pandemic. Not only did FanDuel Sportsbook and others stay relevant in a world without the handle giant that is March Madness, they’ve thrived. FanDuel recently expanded their online casino to Pennsylvania after opening it last year in New Jersey. Events like UFC and celebrity golf match play created record volume. These companies have their patient, loyal customer bases (yes, that likely means you) to thank for wagering on Korean Baseball and other non-traditional sports.
New users at FanDuel can get up to $500 in risk-free cash
New players can still enjoy the risk-free bet on the site, up to $500. Just sign up, make a deposit, and the site will credit your account. That easy. You can get started here.
The confidence of the betting public has helped FanDuel become the top operator in New Jersey and Pennsylvania in monthly revenue for months. To return the favor, the site is offering returning customers a day of risk-free betting, up to $100 between Tuesday and Aug. 2. The date of Aug. 2 is also the deadline to use the $10 in site credit, either on the books or daily fantasy side.
NHL and NBA offers from FanDuel
When Lord Stanley presented the Montreal Hockey Club the inaugural Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup in 1893, he likely didn’t think the competition would evolve into the most compelling and physically grueling postseason in North American sports. He certainly couldn’t have foreseen the trophy handed out after games played in August. And yet, here we are.
Twenty-four teams will descend upon two of the cities he oversaw as Governor-General of Canada to vie for hockey’s Holy Grail. FanDuel is offering fans an opportunity to win some more bonus credit during the first stages of these playoffs. Players who bet $50 or more on a team to win the Stanley Cup will get $10 per game that team wins in their first five games played. This counts the Qualifying Round best-of five series and the seeding games for the top four teams in each conference.
Similar deals are available for the NBA and MLB Futures. Make a $50 bet on championship odds and each win in the first five games of the regular season will earn $10 in site credit. The bonus will only pay out for the first qualifying team wager so be judicious if planning to go after multiple championship futures plays.