We’ve made it– the NFL season is here. It’s a bettor’s Christmas this Sunday and it’s time to start putting bets down on football. The Texans and Chiefs kicked off the season with a bang (and about 17,000 fans!).
Meanwhile, legal US sportsbooks have rolled out a variety of promotions and odds boosts this week to entice players, and PointsBet has some juicy offers for the start of the 2020 pro football campaign.
Locally focused promotions: Get $6 for every touchdown
PointsBet and competitors have spent the offseason expanding operations to newly regulated states. With this growth, that means more teams can be featured in weekly promotions, based on where the books operate. For players, that means a chance to shop around for the best prices and boosts on games.
For new players, the best way to find deals is to click on the left side menu tab and select Booster Odds for the options available in your market.
The best long-term plays would be these payouts on player futures bets. PointsBet has selected a few star players and a $25 futures bet will yield $6 for every touchdown scored during the season in bonus bets, paid out after every game. Here are the featured players per state:
- New Jersey: Giants RB Saquon Barkley and Jets RB Le’Veon Bell
- Indiana: Colts WR T.Y. Hilton and RB Jonathan Taylor
- Iowa: Vikings RB Dalvin Cook and WR Adam Thielen
An example of this would be if you were in New Jersey and you bet $25 that Saquon Barkley would win the 2020 NFL rushing title, you would get a free $6 bet for each touchdown Barkley scores throughout the season.
To take advantage of the $6 for every TD offer, and all the PointsBet offers listed here, go here.
Crowd Booster: Colts vs. Jaguars
We love anything crowdsourced that’s reasonable and in good taste. Books have found success with players moving lines based on betting one side of a game. For Week 1, the folks in Indiana can move the line against the Jags in the Colts favor.
Currently, Indy’s favored by 7.5 over Jacksonville. Locals could get their Colts at +5, +10, or more. Honestly, we have no idea what to expect without any preseason play and Philip Rivers entering his first game in blue and white. Might be a good hedge bet.
Most sites will offer a few weekly options for prop bettors. The boosts will focus on local players and involve yards, scores, etc.
How to get started
Signing up at PointsBet is a breeze. On a browser, input your information (name, email, etc) and open a new account. Add a card to add or remove funds. Also, make sure to enable multi-factor authentication to allow for easier logins. Once set up, download the app on a smartphone for easy access on the go.
Some banking and credit card companies still may not allow players to link accounts to betting sites. Check with individual institutions for specific parameters.