Sportsbooks Shelling Out Free Money For MLB Opening Day

Written By Matt Burke on July 20, 2020 - Last Updated on July 24, 2020
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The return of major professional sports in the US arrived this week as Major League Baseball kicked off its 2020 regular season Thursday night.

Friday night will feature a full slate of baseball, with 14 games on the docket. Here is a look at the Friday schedule.

Legal online sportsbooks throughout the country will be dishing out exclusive baseball betting offers to mark the occasion.

Here are some of the top MLB offers:

DraftKings Sportsbook

DraftKings Sportsbook has several specials for MLB Opening Day, including:

Scoring Special: MLB Opening Weekend HR Bonus

  • Bet $25 on DraftKings’ featured MLB games and get $5 per home run your team hits.

Odds boost

Free bet

  • Place a $25 bet on any team to win the World Series and get a $25 Free Bet to use on any Opening Day MLB game.

Daily fantasy

Play three days risk free for your shot at $300K in prizes each day: Thursday, July 23 – Saturday, July 25.

To take advantage of these offers, get started here.

Claim Your $1,050 Bonus at DraftKings Sportsbook
Up to $1,050 FREE
New User Bonus. T&Cs Apply.
DraftKings Promo: Bet $5 Win $200
PLUS $50 Free On Deposit
PLUS Up to $1,000 Deposit Bonus
To Claim: Click Play Now

FanDuel Sportsbook

FanDuel Sportsbook is also running specials for the first MLB action of the year, including a $500 Risk-Free bet for new users and a $100 Risk-Free bet in the first 24 hours that all users are back to betting on baseball. You can get started here.

For new FanDuel Sportsbook users, their first bet will trigger the $500 Risk-Free bet and will also begin the daily clock for their Risk-Free $100. If the user ends up net-negative on the day, they will receive up to $100 back in vouchers, in addition to the $500 Risk-Free Bet if they lost their first wager.

For existing FD users, their first wagers up to $100 will be Risk-Free if they end up net negative on the day. If someone wagers $100 and loses, then wagers $300 and nets profit, they will not receive a $100 voucher.

In addition, FanDuel is offering a specials World Series futures bet in which you can wager $50 or more on any team to win the 2020 MLB World Series and you will earn a $5 bonus in FanDuel site credit for each game the team wins in its first 10 games of the regular season.

New Players get up to $1,000 bonus at FanDuel Sportsbook
No Sweat First Bet
Up to $1,000 No Sweat First Bet
Available on Desktop, Android & iOS  
To Claim: Click Play Now


BetMGM has an exclusive Opening Day welcome for new users.

Bet $1, Win $100

If you bet at least $1 on the Yankees versus Nationals game Thursday night, you’ll receive $100 in free bets if a member of either the Yanks or Nats hits a home run. To get started go here.


You can get up to $50 in free cash using FOXBet’s Opening Day promotion.

To get started, go here.

The offer is free for existing and new customers.

The way it works is you get $5 free for each run your team scores on Opening Day. All you have to do to take advantage of the offer is bet just $5 on your favorite MLB team – using point spread or moneyline.

Claim $50 at FOX Bet


PointsBet also has promotions to celebrate the return of baseball. To take advantage of these exciting opportunities go here.

Make it rain

  • PointsBet’s “Make it rain” promotion returns with $10 paid out in bonuses for every home run your team hits.

Region-specific crowd boosters

  • For every 100 bets, PointsBet will boost the price for the Cubs to win on Opening Day (Indiana and Iowa sportsbooks only).
Claim Your 2 Second Chance Free Bets Up to $2,000 at Pointsbet
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Matt Burke is the Sports Editor and Head of Evergreen/SEO Content at He is the Founder and former Editor-in-Chief of MetroBet, a digital and print sports betting platform, and was the Executive Sports Editor at Metro US Newspapers (New York, Philadelphia, Boston) from 2014-2020. Matt has covered Super Bowls and Final Fours, and his work has appeared for Sports Illustrated, CBS Sports, the Eagle Tribune, Gloucester Daily Times and Newburyport Daily News. Matt is a graduate of the University of Connecticut.

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