Black Friday used to mean getting up before Thanksgiving was even over to stand in line for hours and then hope you could get the item you wanted. That’s no longer the case, and a Black Friday free bet is just one example of how culture has improved.

Most retailers are now offering great deals under the Black Friday banner for the entire week, if not the entire month. That extended period applies to this promotion from BetMGM Sportsbook as well.

Choose when you use BetMGM free bet

This week, BetMGM is rewarding all its NJ sports betting customers for their patronage. Whether you’re new to the brand or an old hand, all active accounts get a $10 free wager.

You can use the free bet anytime between today (Nov. 25) and Sunday (Nov. 29). All you need to do is create or log into your account with the sportsbook and then claim the offer.

Just like with all other NJ sportsbooks, you must satisfy all the following conditions to bet online with BetMGM:

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Not be on any gambling self-exclusion lists
  • Be physically located within the state’s borders when you place your wager

The array of sporting events over the four-day period means there are plenty of opportunities to turn that $10 in site credit into real winnings. Some of them are better than others, however.

Ways to use Black Friday free bet

On Wednesday, the return of NCAA Division I college basketball looms large. Men’s teams like Louisville, Memphis and Villanova plan to tip off their seasons that night.

If that’s not to your liking, there are also several high-profile European men’s soccer matches. The action on Bundesliga and La Liga could be profitable for the clever bettor.

On Thanksgiving Day, there’s the standard NFL triple-header. The highlight of that trio is the late game, which pits the undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers against their division rival Baltimore Ravens.

That action might be somewhat lessened by multiple Baltimore players testing positive for COVID-19 this week. Thus, if you’re considering betting on the earlier games, those might prove easier to handicap.

Black Friday also brings the Match III, which is a scaled-down version of a celebrity Pro-Am. In this edition, bettors can wager on the performances of:

  • Charles Barkley
  • Steph Curry
  • Peyton Manning
  • Phil Mickelson

More college hoops and an interlude in the college football weekend is on tap for Friday as well if the links don’t tempt you. On the hardcourt, squads such as Gonzaga and Kansas are in action.

On Saturday, the college sports calendar continues, but there is much more action on the gridiron. Highlights include the annual Iron Bowl game between No. 22 Auburn and No. 1 Alabama, and No. 8 Northwestern looking to wrap up a spot in the Big Ten championship game against Michigan State.

To finish off the weekend, there’s something for the MMA betting enthusiasts. UFC on ESPN+ 42 features a heavyweight bout between Curtis Blaydes and Derrick Lewis as the main event, but there’s a full card leading up to that point.

With the right strategy, NJ bettors can turn this $10 in site credit into potentially hundreds of dollars in real money. That could make Black Friday 2020 a memorable one.

Derek Helling

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Derek Helling is a freelance journalist who resides in Chicago. In addition to gaming news, he covers esports, sports business, and sports law. When he isn’t working, he spends his time serving his two Munchkin cat overlords.