DraftKings Sportsbook is certainly embracing the holiday spirit, and it is spreading the cheer.
As the NJ online sports betting scene heats up, DraftKings wants to make it a bit more exciting for new players to get in the game.
The New Jersey online sportsbook just announced an increase in its first bet match bonus. First-time sports bettors are now eligible to receive a $500 match on their first bet.
That is a massive 150 percent increase over the original match bonus of $200.
The NFL regular season is closing in on the playoffs, and the NBA and NHL are in full swing, providing plenty of wagering options for the sports enthusiast. The first bet bonus match is the perfect way for someone to get their feet wet.
But just like the holiday season, the end of the massive first bet bonus is in sight. The $500 match bonus runs through Jan. 21, 2019.
If you’ve been on the fence about betting with DraftKings, now is a perfect time to sign up and try them out.
How to claim your $500 match bonus at DraftKings
To claim the $500 first bet match bonus, simply create a DraftKings Sportsbook account online or through the mobile app.
Fund your account using:
- Credit/debit card
- Bank transfer
All that is left is to place your bet. The bettor must wager a total of $500 to get a full $500 free bet.
Once you sign up for your account, you have 30 days to fund it and place your first bet.
The $500 first bet match bonus details
Of course, NJ online sportsbooks are no different than NJ online casinos, which means there are a few rules to note:
- The $500 match bonus is only available to new DraftKings sports bettors.
- The bettor’s first bet will be matched up to $500. There is one $500 match bonus per new player. Remember, a total $500 wager is required for the full match bonus.
- The bettor keeps any winnings from the bet. However, a sports bettor may not redeem the $500 match bonus for cash.
- A player must use the free bet with 30 days of account registration. The bonus is instant, and no promo code is necessary.
Players are still eligible to receive DraftKings’ $25 no deposit offer. The $25 free bet offer includes five free bets of $5 each.
Some other fine print:
- Sports bettors must be physically located in the state of New Jersey.
- New Jersey sports betting regulations prohibit wagering on college games taking place in the Garden State
- Sports enthusiasts outside of New Jersey can still follow the lines inside the mobile app.