- DraftKings Sportsbook has a special promotion for the 2021 MLB postseason
- New customers who wager a single dollar on a playoff game will win a $100 bonus if the team they backed records a single hit
- See below for further details plus the terms and conditions
The 2021 Major League Baseball playoffs start on Tuesday with the American League Wild Card game between arch-rivals New York and Boston. To mark the start of another tense, high-stakes postseason, DraftKings is giving new users a unique, almost-can’t-miss opportunity to turn $1 into $100.
Anyone who registers at the site, makes a minimum $5 deposit, and then wagers $1 on any team’s moneyline for a playoff game will get a $100 bonus if the team they backed gets at least one hit in that game.
See below for more information and the T&Cs.
Terms and Conditions of DraftKings’ MLB Playoff Bet $1, Win $100 Promotion
This offer is subject to the following terms and conditions:
- The offer is open from 8:00 am ET on Oct. 5th until 11:59 pm ET on Oct. 17th.
- The offer is only open to new DraftKings customers making a first-time deposit.
- Limit one per customer.
- Customers must be resident in one of the following states: Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, Wyoming, or West Virginia.
- The minimum deposit to qualify is $5.
- Qualifying wagers must be place before the start of the relevant game (live bets are not eligible).
- The qualifying wager must not be part of a parlay or odds boost, and it must not be cashed out during the game.
- The bonus will be paid out as four $25 free bets.
- Note that free bets are not equivalent to cash. Wagers made with free bets return only the profit, not the original stake.
- Free bets are non-transferable and not redeemable for cash.
- The free bets will be valid for seven days after being issued. If not used in that time, the free bets will be voided.
- This offer replaces DraftKings $1,000 risk-free bet promo and any other sign-up offers available at the time of registration.
How to (Not) Use This Promo Offer
The history of no-hitters in the postseason is sparse. Roy Halladay pitched a no-no in the 2010 NLDS against the Cincinnati Reds (his first-ever playoff start). And, of course, Don Larsen pitched a perfect game in the 1956 World Series.
That’s it. In over 1,500 postseason games, there have been two no-hitters (about 0.13% probability, historically).
If you want to exercise an abundance of caution with this promotional offer, though, avoid these starting pitchers when utilizing this promo.
Top-Ten Pitchers to Avoid
|Pitcher||Team||2021 ERA||2021 WHIP||Playoff ERA||No-Hitters||Combined No-Hitters|
|Corbin Burnes||Brewers||2.43||0.94||2.00||0||1 (first 8.0 innings)|
|Walker Buehler||Dodgers||2.47||0.97||2.35||0||1 (first 6.0 innings)|
|Lance McCullers Jr||Astros||3.16||1.22||3.28||0||0|
|Lance Lynn||White Sox||2.69||1.07||4.80||0||0|
|Carlos Rodon||White Sox||2.37||0.96||INF (2 ER, 0 outs)||1||0|
|Lucas Giolito||White Sox||3.53||1.10||1.29||1||0|
If I was using this in the Wild Card round, I would bet on either the LA Dodgers, who will face the Cardinals’ Adam Wainwright, or the New York Yankees, who will face the Red Sox’ Nathan Eovaldi.
I would not bet on the St Louis, who have to go up against LA’s Max Scherzer, or Boston, who will contend with New York’s Gerrit Cole.