Mid-season NFL, a full slate of college football, the World Series, and some NHL and NBA action sprinkled in — it doesn’t get much better than late October for sports betting action.
That is, unless there was a way of ensuring a winning weekend at the sportsbook. While this weekend’s promotions at NJ online sports betting sites won’t exactly do that, they will gift players a better bang for their buck, lessening the hurt when their team blows it.
FanDuel may be feeling the weight of yet another kerfuffle, this time involving William Hill and a case of copyright infringement, but at least it’s taking a page out of its own book regarding its promotions.
This week’s offers on FanDuel Sportsbook are mostly centered around a familiar theme, insurance. Both NBA and CFB bettors will be entitled to up to $25 back when one leg of their 4-leg parlay misses. In order to win the refund, each leg must feature odds of -200 or longer, and bettors must hit exactly three out of four legs. This process can be repeated four times for each sport per day, with the promotional period for NBA Parlay Insurance running until October 31, and October 27 for CFB Parlay Insurance.
World Series Run Bonus is probably the best promo of this weekend’s pack. To participate, place a money line bet of $50 or more on any World Series game. For each run your team scores, win a $5 bonus. It doesn’t matter if your team loses, you’ll still get a bonus — unless they get blanked of course.
It’s not the best offer we’ve seen on FanDuel, as the chances of a full refund (or more) on losing wagers is next to nil (these are high scoring teams, but 10 runs plus is still a stretch). Then again, game #1 of the series saw the Red Sox win with 8 runs, which would have meant a nice $40 bonus, but that of course would require the ability for some in New Jersey to conceivably bet on Boston.
BetStars NJ is more aggressive than the pack with trying to sway players with its weekend offers. In addition to better-than-average free insurance offers, on Friday it has an NBA promotion where any pre-game bet of $50 and up gets you an extra free $50 in-game bet to be made during the same game. Minimum odds of -110 to qualify. That’s akin to a 100% matched free bet, which we usually only see as part of welcome packages.
Also, Saturday and Sunday will see BetStars offer its usual Superboost, in which a parlay of three NFL bets is upgraded to better odds and payout. This is a staple feature on the site, as is its Weekly Free $5 bet on Sunday if you have bet at least $25 on the site that week.
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