Five Can’t-Miss Sportsbook Promotions For NFL Week 1

Posted By Marco Cerino on September 7, 2019 - Last Updated on February 18, 2020

The calendar has turned to September and that means one major thing: it’s time for some NFL! Pennsylvania will take the first major action at its online and retail books with the start of football season, while New Jersey and West Virginia have added some new competition since last football season.

The NFL season brings some exciting contests and offers from the online sportsbooks. Let’s take a quick look at some of the top ones:

1. DraftKings Sportsbook: No vig on spread bets

For consistent players, betting NFL spreads is a staple to their diets. Well, DraftKings just made it a little sweeter.

DraftKings has seen competition offer vigs shorter than their industry-standard 20-cents. For Week 1, bettors in NJ and WV will be able to get +100 prices for spread bets. This could cause lines to fluctuate, so act quickly on the Week 1 spreads you like.

2. DraftKings Sportsbook Week 1 Odds Boost

DraftKings has a really nice offer to players who are following the local teams in NJ: even-money that the Eagles, Giants, and Jets will score one touchdown between the three of them. Yes, just one.

Bet up to $10 and double your money should the Eagles score a touchdown in their home debut against Washington, the Jets cross the goal line when they host Buffalo, or the Giants can put 6 on the board at the Cowboys.

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3. FanDuel NFL Survivor Contest

FanDuel has some interesting contests for their DFS players, along with some money-back offers at the book. This year they’re also doing a Survivor contest for the NFL season.

Rules are fairly simple: Pick one team per week to win (straight-up, no spread). Teams cannot be repeated. One incorrect pick and you’re eliminated. Make it through the whole season and win a share of $100,000.

Seems easy right? Yeah, ask anyone who’s tried this. I did this last season and got bounced in Week 1 when the Saints got upset at home by FitzMagic and the Bucs.

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4. PlaySugarHouse $1 Million Thursday Night Streak

SugarHouse has some great odds boosts daily but this might be the richest prize in the Delaware Valley. Bet $25 on each Thursday game’s spread. Bet all 17 correctly and win $1 million. No joke.

The company announced this on Tuesday. Players must bet the spread pre-game, minimum $25 per week. Rewards start at three straight weeks, which can include bonus money, gift cards for tickets, and cash. One player will win an all-expenses-paid trip for two to “The Big Game” in Miami in February.

Players who lose can restart a streak and have multiple streaks during the season. The games include all three Thanksgiving games and run through December 12.

“We know our players are really excited about betting during the upcoming NFL season,” said Richard Schwartz, President of Rush Street Interactive. “We wanted to make this season even more thrilling for football fans by creating a Streak contest where a million dollars can be won – we’re nervous because it’s very possible for players to win huge. It’s an innovative contest that gives our players a fun way to enjoy the sports betting action, to make a lot of money, and with one lucky player guaranteed to go to Miami to watch the Big Game in person.”

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5. PointsBet First TD Payout

PointsBet has done a lot to entice new customers since opening once the 2018 NFL season started. This is a huge opportunity for the Aussie-based book to make waves in NJ.
Week 1 has a really nice offer for players on primetime games: Bet the moneyline of Thursday night or Monday nights games (remember, there’s two on Monday night this week). If your team scores the first TD, you win your bet!

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