Christmas is a time of generosity and giving. In that vein, DraftKings Sportsbook is giving any players who sign up during the final week of 2018 a $50 free bet.
The promotion will become active on Christmas Eve (Dec. 24) and continue through New Year’s Day (Jan. 1).
How the DraftKings holiday bonus works
As we said, this is a no-brainer to do. A $50 free bet is hard to find most days of the week.
This deal will run concurrently with the standard offer DraftKings has for new members. The sportsbook will match a player’s first bet up to $500.
So, for every dollar on that initial wager, players will get one more to use as they wish. It’s a simple deal, but one that has an easily seen upside.
To review, new players can get up to $550 from DraftKings this holiday season. Santa Claus himself would struggle to beat that kind of deal.
For new DraftKings users, simply open an account, and $50 will be awarded to you for all your betting needs.
Basically, you’ll be sitting pretty for the busy holiday week ahead.
And we do mean busy: There are bowl games and NFL games and NBA games aplenty from Christmas to New Year’s.
Catch all the bowl game action at DraftKings Sportsbook
Yes, the week of Dec. 24-Jan. 1 is a great time to start betting sports. There are numerous opportunities to make big scores on the slate of college football bowl betting that will run during that period.
DraftKings Sportsbook will have wagering options for every single bowl game to come with maybe a few odds boost mixed in.
The bowl games scheduled for this week are outlined below. (All point spreads are as of Friday, Dec. 21 at DraftKings.)
College football bowl games for the holidays
|Date||Bowl Game||Matchup||DraftKings Point Spread|
|Dec. 26||SERVPRO First Responder Bowl||Boston College vs. Boise State||Boise State by 2|
|Dec. 26||Quick Lane Bowl||Minnesota vs. Georgia Tech||Georgia Tech by 6|
|Dec. 26||Cheez-It Bowl||California vs. TCU||California by 1|
|Dec. 27||Walk-On’s Independence Bowl||Temple vs. Duke||Temple by 4.5|
|Dec. 27||New Era Pinstripe Bowl||Miami vs. Wisconsin||Miami by 3|
|Dec. 27||Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl||Baylor vs. Vanderbilt||Vanderbilt by 4|
|Dec. 28||Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl||Purdue vs. Auburn||Auburn by 3.5|
|Dec. 28||Camping World Bowl||West Virginia vs. Syracuse||West Virginia by 1|
|Dec. 28||Valero Alamo Bowl||Iowa State vs. Washington State||Washington State by 3|
|Dec. 29||Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl||Florida vs. Michigan||Michigan by 7.5|
|Dec. 29||Belk Bowl||South Carolina vs. Virginia||South Carolina by 5|
|Dec. 29||NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl||Arkansas State vs. Nevada||Arkansas State by 2|
|Dec. 29||College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic||Clemson vs. Notre Dame||Clemson by 12.5|
|Dec. 29||College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl||Alabama vs. Oklahoma||Alabama by 14|
|Dec. 31||Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman||Cincinnati vs. Virginia Tech||Cincinnati by 6|
|Dec. 31||Hyundai Sun Bowl||Stanford vs. Pittsburgh||Stanford by 6|
|Dec. 31||Redbox Bowl||Michigan State. vs. Oregon||Oregon by 3|
|Dec. 31||AutoZone Liberty Bowl||Missouri vs. Oklahoma State||Missouri by 8|
|Dec. 31||San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl||Northwestern vs. Utah||Utah by 7|
|Dec. 31||TaxSlayer Gator Bowl||North Carolina State vs. Texas A&M||Texas A&M by 6|
|Jan. 1||Outback Bowl||Mississippi State vs. Iowa||Mississippi State by 7|
|Jan. 1||VRBO Citrus Bowl||Kentucky vs. Penn State||Penn State by 6.5|
|Jan. 1||PlayStation Fiesta Bowl||LSU vs. UCF||LSU by 7|
|Jan. 1||Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual||Washington vs. Ohio State||Ohio State by 7|
|Jan. 1||Allstate Sugar Bowl||Texas vs. Georgia||Georgia by 12.5|
With 25 bowl games to choose from during the promotional period, there has to be something worth a wager. With $50 in free bets waiting, what have you got to lose?