In the highly competitive betting market in the US, the top sportsbooks are doing whatever they can to get a bigger share of the betting pie. FanDuel Sportsbook is getting creative by offering “Super Trey Day “ for tonight’s Los Angeles Lakers vs. Philadelphia 76ers game.
What is ‘Super Trey Day’?
FanDuel’s promotional celebration of March 3 (3/3) is simple. Place a pre-game $50 wager (max) on the first-quarter first basket scorer, and get $3 in site credit for every 3-pointer your team makes during the game.
For example, if you select LeBron James to score the first basket of the game, you will get three bucks for every 3-pointer the Lakers make as they go up against Shake Milton’s team (yes, that is a joke. But levity is in order when Joel Embiid is out).
If the Lakers made 17 3-pointers, you’d get your money back and more. That is what we call a free bet (if the Lakers make 17 threes). In their last game, they made 13 against New Orleans.
Or, if you like the Sixers (as 12.5-point underdogs), you can wager on Tobias Harris to score the first basket of the game, and the same rules apply. They had 21 3-pointers in their loss to the Clippers on Sunday, with Milton knocking down seven.
This is a variation of the third-quarter insurance teaser that FanDuel ran earlier this season. Under those rules, if you placed a pre-game moneyline wager on a team and they ended up losing despite being ahead at the end of the third quarter, $50 in site credit was refunded.
“The 3-point shot revolutionized the NBA, and what better way to celebrate that than on 3/3?” said Kevin Hennessy of FanDuel. “We are always first in terms of innovative promotions, and with this wager customers can bet on something interesting and still have fun. Whenever we can make sports betting fun, that is our goal.”
FanDuel plans other NBA-related wagers as we head into the home stretch of the season, and the company’s team of analysts and marketers is trying to figure out exactly what will work best.
In the free-for-all also known as the legalized U.S. sports betting market, they have no choice.
“I would say everyone is fighting for market share, and since we are the market leaders, we have to lead with innovation. It’s a really competitive market right now,” Hennessy said.
Good luck to all tonight, especially the folks who have latched onto Shake Milton. Because if the Sixers are somehow going to make it out of the East, they are going to need 3-point shooting from someone other than Joel Embiid. Right now, Milton is the guy that is doing that for them.
It’s also raining threes at FanDuel’s daily fantasy sports site today! FanDuel is celebrating the deep ball with a $400K prize pool contest. If all nine players in your NBA Shot lineup score a 3-Pointer, you’ll win a share of $20,000 in bonus prizes, in addition to any other prizes you win.
Sign up for FanDuel today and get $5 free.