If The Hoops Don’t Go In Your Favor This Week, DraftKings Will Spot You $100

Written By Bart Shirley on October 16, 2018

The NBA will tip off its first games of the 2018-2019 season this evening. In that spirit, sportsbook titan DraftKings wants you to get in on the action, and they’ll even spot you the first $100.

Sounds too good to be true? Well, you’d be wrong. DraftKings Sportsbook wants you to get in the game and not worry about the small stuff.

DraftKings Sportsbook + the NBA = a sweet deal

The best promotions are often the simplest. This one is about as basic as possible, but it’s better than almost any other, too.

Here’s the deal:

  • Place a singles bet on any NBA game that plays today (Oct. 16) or tomorrow (Oct. 17).
  • If your team loses, DraftKings will pay you back for your loss, up to $100.

These sorts of insurance deals are always excellent. If your team wins, then there’s no problem. But, if your team loses, the last thing you want is to find you’re out of some money, too.

To be clear, DraftKings Sportsbook doesn’t throw these kinds of deals together often. As generous as this is, you should take advantage of it if at all possible.

DraftKings is the innovative leader in NJ sports betting

If you’re already a DraftKings player, then you know about the service that the site offers. However, if you haven’t tried out DK yet, this is a great time to start.

Quite frankly, DraftKings is setting the standard for what a New Jersey online sportsbook can and should be. Its combination of features and flexibility place it ahead of the competition.

Betting carousel

There are two parts of the site that set it apart. The first of these is the betting carousel.

The betting carousel is a mobile-optimized function on the DraftKings app that simplifies the betting process. Rather than consigning you to sorting through multiple layers of drop-down menus, the app suggests bets that might be optimal for you.

The best part about this carousel is that the suggested bets change based upon each player’s preferences and history. So, from the get-go, DraftKings offers a fully customized experience to patrons.

Live ticket system

The other significant feature of DraftKings’s website is its live ticket system. The live ticket system is nothing short of revolutionary.

Basically, you can cash out any bet that you make on the app at any time. The system will generate a payout amount based upon the situation and progress of the contest you bet upon.

So, this system allows you to avoid any dreaded last-second collapses or come-from-behind defeats. It even applies to parlay bets, where players can cash out if they’re feeling nervous about the last leg or two of the wager.

Obviously, players pay a premium for the options. However, the effect is to effectively make every single wager an in-game bet. The flexibility for each player generates maximum comfort.

All these innovations are part of the reason that DraftKings seized control of the market in September 2018. You only have to look at the NJ sports betting revenue for that month to see where things stand. DraftKings Sportsbook revenues far outstripped the competition, including a defeat of archrival FanDuel Sportsbook by a 4:1 ratio.

So, there’s no reason not to check out the market leader. In fact, there’s $100 worth of reasons to take a look tonight or tomorrow night.

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Bart Shirley is a writer and poker player from Houston, Texas. When he's not teaching high school math and business, Bart writes about the NJ online casino industry and US online poker. He has a master's degree in business administration from Texas Christian University and a degree in English from Texas A&M.

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