For seasoned sharps and novice bettors alike few sporting events are more exciting than the Super Bowl.
From prop bets to straight moneyline wagers, the NFL’s championship game offers gamblers countless options. In the Garden State, the sheer amount of NJ online sportsbooks also gives the public plenty of variety.
But, all those choices can be intimidating and some people may not recognize a good value bet when they see it.
Here are a selection of five Super Bowl betting options that can appeal to almost anyone. Some are free to play, others are guaranteed winners, while a few offer big returns on small investments.
Super Bowl LV between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicks off at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 7.
1. FanDuel Big Game Bingo
FanDuel sportsbook is offering one of the more unique Super Bowl bets: Big Game Bingo. The contest is free to sportsbook and daily fantasy sports users.
A total of 25,000 players will win site credits of anywhere between $10,000 and a $1 free entry on FanDuel’s DFS site.
#FanDuelBingo is back for the BIG Game 🏈
To win, just get 5 squares in a row in any direction, then tap or click Call BINGO!
— FanDuel (@FanDuel) January 28, 2021
All a player has to do is opt-in and claim their free bingo card.
Each card has 24 boxes with a Super Bowl prop bet. Click on each box for a detailed description of the prop bet.
The center square is a freebie.
Here’s an example:
Throughout the game, the boxes will be automatically marked if the prop bet hits. When a card has five squares in a row marked, click “Call Bingo” located at the bottom of the card.
2. DraftKings offering chance to double money
The no brainer bet for new users on the DraftKings Sportsbook is basically free money.
DraftKings is offering +100 odds that a touchdown will be scored in Super Bowl LV.
One touchdown for teams quarterbacked by either Patrick Mahomes or Tom Brady is about as close to a lock as there is. And when it happens, new users will double their money.
New users will need to create an account and make a minimum deposit of $5. Be sure to opt-in to the Big Game No Brainer.
Select the odds boost on the ticket before placing the bet.
Max bet is $50.
3. BetMGM offering risk free prop
For those who enjoy making player prop bets but not losing money, BetMGM sportsboook is offering some coverage.
The Big Game promo is a risk-free bet up to $20 on who will score the first TD on Sunday.
Opt-in is required to use this promo.
As of Thursday, BetMGM has two Chiefs players as most likely to score first: wide receiver Tyreek Hill (+320) and tight end Travis Kelce (+350).
Mike Evans (+400) has the best odds for the Bucs.
4. PointsBet issuing GOAT insurance
GOAT, for those not in the know, stands for greatest of all time.
Tom Brady is the GOAT and Patrick Mahomes is the Baby GOAT. At least that’s what the talking heads on ESPN’s “Get Up” said Wednesday morning.
PointsBet NJ is offering GOAT insurance for Sunday’s game.
Place a moneyline bet on either team and get your money back, up to $50, if that team loses by 43 points or less.
For context, in his Hall of Fame career, Brady has never lost by more than 35 points. Mahomes, in his three years as a starter, has never lost an NFL game by double digits.
5. FOX Bet + $100 in free bets
Another offer for new users is a Super Bowl promo from FOX Bet.
Place a wager on either team to score at least one point to win 10 times the wager in free bets, up to $100.
No opt-in is required.
The free bets are not eligible for withdrawal and must be used within seven days.
5B. FanDuel + news users odds boost
In the spirit of giving things away this weekend, here’s a bonus bet from FanDuel Sportsbook for new users.
The Big Game Odds Boost is offering 55 to 1 odds in honor of Super Bowl LV. Place a moneyline bet on either team to win a max payout of $275.
Minimum deposit is $10.
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