Ready, set, collect. It’s raining money for NJ sports betting customers prior to NFL Week 1.

And NJ online sportsbooks are just warming up. Here’s a rundown of promos and odds boosts available to NJ bettors.

And as an added bonus, bettors can quickly build that NFL betting bankroll.

Taking Dallas and Tampa Bay on NFL opening night

DraftKings Sportsbook is pretty much guaranteeing new and existing customers a payout of $45.45. There is a no-brainer promo for the 2021 NFL season opener between the Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Basically, bettors wager $50 at odds of -110 and take the defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers at +73 against the Cowboys on Sept. 9.

Hitting the app is like hitting the ATM with a card.

What’s better for Eagles fans than getting 73 points from the Cowboys?

Simply click on the promos section, select the offer, and place the wager. Live bets, parlays, free bets, cashout, and voided bets are excluded.  The market expires at 8:20 p.m. on Sept. 9, just before kickoff. Max wager is $50.

Twenty more dollars for the privilege of getting to “middle” the same game, capturing a win on both sides of the spread, by taking Dallas at +22.5 in a special WynnBET promotion. This has a $20 max, with odds of +100.

Nothing would please an Eagles fan better than the Bucs winning by, say, 15 points.

There’s even an insurance caveat, should a bettor suspect the Bucs could rout the Cowboys by an unlikely total beyond 22.5. Although odds are not up yet, a paranoid bettor can take $2 of that 20, put it on Tampa Bay to win by more than 22.5 on an adjusted line, and pocket much of the $20 anyway.

That’s at least $65.45 in your pocket from these two offers.

How about the Eagles during NFL Week 1?

The Philadelphia Eagles open the 2021 season on Sunday, Sept. 12 against the Atlanta Falcons.  Don’t like the line? WynnBET will have an odds boost that will definitely catch the attention of Birds bettors.

However, unlike the Thursday night promos, victory number three will be a little harder. The Eagles getting 10.5 from the Atlanta Falcons in Week 1 at WynnBET, a boost from +3.5.  That’s part of a national market special tripling the odds of the dogs. Max bet is $20. Just follow instructions and the promo is in your pocket.

Say the Eagles cover. That hikes this package of bets, including the two mentioned above,  to $85.45 earmarked for your pocket.

The Birds odds boost will appear after the Thursday night game has concluded.

College football freebie, hammer included

While on this subject: Here’s a college football freebie approaching its last call.

If you are seeing this post before kickoff, there’s still time to reel in more money via the DraftKings’ Hammer the Over promo for the Georgia-Clemson game. Gamblers can claim this $25 gift before 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. It’s another just-reach-out-and-take-it promo.

The total points promo line got hammered down to 0 Friday. So bettors cash in on this promo at kickoff.

These offers, and including Hammer the Over, builds the potential gimme bankroll over $100.

How to earn free bets from Caesars Sportsbook

Sometimes the payout comes in free bets, which may then be churned into winners.

Caesars Sportsbook has a free bet promo for bettors who feel confident about piggybacking success. It’s at super futures in the promotions section with a deadline of Sept. 8.

Bet $50 on any team to win the Super Bowl. For every victory the selected team obtains during the regular season, bettors receive $5 free bets. Each will be awarded by Wednesday of the following week.

The bet must be used within seven days.

Here’s an example. A gambler places $50 on the Bucs to repeat as Super Bowl champions. The Bucs win eight regular-season games. This equates to eight free bets over the course of the season.

Gain enough free bets and the wager was essentially free, with a chance to cash out again during the post-season.

Patrons must bet on the “2022 Super Bowl Winner” market. Only one wager per customer.

The payoff is that a Super Bowl bet can perhaps be made for nothing and the

BetMGM and due diligence

Some promos are simply grind-em-out rewards. Bet a reasonable amount of money, get something small back.

BetMGM has a promo to kick off the new season with a Free Bet. Just place a pro football futures wager of at least $25 and you’ll score a $10 Free Bet for the Week 1 action.

How to Get this Offer in 3 Easy Steps:

  • Opt in to the promotion from your BetMGM Sports account.
  • Place a pro football futures wager of $25 or more.
  • Get a $10 Free Bet to use for Week 1 of the NFL season!

PointsBet + Tom Brady = $10 the easy way

Each book has a strategy both for luring new players and tossing a bonus to their players.

PointsBet NJ offers to double a $10 bet to $20 for Bucs quarterback Tom Brady to throw for one yard or more.

Although this is not a big bonus in the Week 1 category, the book specializes in some other customer-pleasing features. Its regular vig-busting offerings routinely reverse the house edge and give favorable betting odds to customers.

PointsBet is also famous for its PointsBetting realm, in which a large margin of victory, or defeat, has huge financial implications. This appeals to the bettor with a big bankroll, a zest for adventure, and a strong stomach.

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About

Dave Bontempo, a multiple national award-winning boxing commentator and writer, authors NFL betting columns for the Press of Atlantic City and IGaming Player, among others.