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The 5 Best Betting Promos for NFL Week 1

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by Matt McEwan in NFL Football

Sep 11, 2021 · 4:00 AM PDT

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Denver Broncos cornerback Pat Surtain II (2) celebrates as he returns an interception 30-yards for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)
  • Week 1 of the 2021 NFL season continues Sunday with 14 more games
  • Before betting any of the games, make sure you’ve claimed the best betting promos from each sportsbook
  • Choose the best NFL Week 1 betting promo for you below

The 2021 NFL season got off to a great start Thursday night with the defending Super Bowl champions, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, taking down the Dallas Cowboys in a 31-29 thriller. The Week 1 action has only just begun, though, as have the betting promos.

All major online sportsbooks have great betting promos for the rest of Week 1. We’ve surfaced up the five (maybe six) best promos to claim before placing a bet this weekend. You will find the list below and can read some of the details on each as well.

NFL Week 1 Betting Promos

Sportsbook Promo
FanDuel Get 40-1 Odds on Any NFL Team to Win in Week 1
BetMGM Get a Risk-Free Bet Up to $1,000
Barstool Sportsbook Get a Risk-Free Bet Up to $1,000

Though it’s not specific to Week 1, Caesars Sportsbook has a promo that gets you a free NFL jersey that runs for the month of September. This offer can also be paired with their risk-free bet up to $5,000 sign up bonus. You can click on that link above to read more and claim the promo in your state.

With Arizona sports betting having just launched on September 9, there are also a number of Arizona-exclusive promos available for Week 1. Be sure you check those out if you’re in AZ.

How to Register for an Online Sportsbook

Signing up for an online sportsbook is quick and painless. Just be prepared to provide your full name, date of birth, address, and the last four digits of your SSN. Some sportsbooks will require you to upload a copy of your government-issued ID.

You may also be asked for an email and/or phone number.

After that, you just need to give your credit card details to make your first deposit and you’ll be ready for the action.

FanDuel Promo for NFL

FanDuel Sportsbook’s promo for Week 1 is a great offer for any new player. Here is some of the notable fine print:

  • Available in all legal states
  • Promo is only available to new FanDuel customers
  • Can be used on any NFL Week 1 game – bet must be placed prior to kickoff
  • Max bet is $5
  • Your winnings will be paid in cash
  • Promo is only available in the FanDuel Sportsbook app
  • Must make a moneyline wager as your first bet

In order to claim this promo, click on the banner below, or the link here, register your new account, and then you’ll be prompted to download the app.

Once in the app, you’ll make your first deposit and then place your first bet on the moneyline of any NFL game.

There are a handful of heavy favorites in Week 1, including:

  1. San Francisco 49ers (-420 odds to beat the Lions)
  2. LA Rams (-400 to beat the Bears)
  3. Buffalo Bills (-270 to beat the Steelers)
  4. Kansas City Chiefs (-245 to beat the Browns)

In order to win $200 on the 49ers to win at their regular -420 odds, you’d have to wager $840! Even trying to bet the Chiefs at their usual -245 odds would require a $490 risk in order to win $200.

If you have a bigger bankroll, however, you might want to opt for FanDuel’s $1,000 risk-free bet promo. This allows you to take a swing on an underdog to win in Week 1 without the potential consequences of losing your money.

DraftKings 200-1 NFL Promo

It doesn’t get much simpler than DraftKings’ 200-1 promo. All you have to do is place a $1 bet on any NFL game, and you instantly get $200 for free! This can be a moneyline, against the spread, or over/under bet. Whatever you like!

Some thing to know:

  • Also only available to new DraftKings Sportsbooks users
  • Must make a minimum $5 deposit
  • Can use this promo on any NFL game on Sunday of Week 1
  • The $200 will be paid in eight $25 free bets
  • Promo is available in all legal states

This one is so simple that it doesn’t even require you to win your bet. Your $1 bet can lose and you still get the free $200. If you do opt for this sign up bonus, keep in mind that it will replace Draftkings’ promo for up to $1,050 free upon signing up.

BetMGM Bet $10, Win $200 NFL Promo

This is about as close as it gets to a no-brainer without being a full no-brainer. You still have to make a wager, but you don’t even need to win that bet to cash this sweet promo. All the team you bet on needs to do is score one touchdown. (Your original bet will also be graded as well.)

It’s very likely most teams will score at least one touchdown this weekend – maybe avoid the Texans, Bears, Lions, and Giants.

There are a few things to know before claiming this one: (1) you must make a minimum deposit of at least $10, (2) you must be a new BetMGM customer, and (3) your first wager must be on the moneyline of an NFL game this weekend.

Also note that this promo would replace BetMGM’s $1,000 risk-free bet available to new players. If you have a bigger bankroll to start with, you should consider opting for that one here.

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