FanDuel Sportsbook, through its FanDuel Par-A-Dice Sportsbook app in Illinois, is gearing up for the NFL’s return with a solid new player offer ahead of Thursday night’s opener.
Given the competitive start to Illinois online sports betting, FanDuel is looking to attract attention from the state’s bettors. It is likely to do so with its Bet $5, Win $125 promo that pays if the Chiefs beat the Texans to kickoff the regular season.
Bettors that take advantage of this designated market deal will get special +2500 odds (boosted from -420) on the Chiefs to win. While this offer is capped on bets of $5, the potential of a $125 payout on a K.C. win presents one of the more competitive new player bonuses currently on the IL market.
Chiefs NFL Week 1 Boost at FanDuel Sportsbook in Illinois
Currently, FanDuel Sportsbook lists the Chiefs as a nine-point spread and -450 moneyline favorite. Given the Chiefs erased an early 24-0 deficit on the way to a 51-31 blowout win last January, it’s not hard to see why they’re such a strong favorite this time around.
It’s also not hard to see why a $5 bet that returns $125, which equates to 25-1 odds, presents significant value for a prospective new player. That’s the setup at FanDuel Par-A-Dice Sportsbook ahead of this one.
Why would FanDuel move the moneyline odds on the Chiefs from the -450 number (as of midday Monday) to +2500? The answer is pretty straightforward.
The competition between FanDuel, DraftKings at Casino Queen Sportsbook, and BetRivers will be intense as Illinois enters its first season of legal football betting. The three sportsbooks are looking for ways to encourage signups and direct money into their respective apps.
In turn, this competition is producing several intriguing new player bonuses and promos as Week 1 gets underway. For instance, the DraftKings branded app offers the Chiefs as a 101-point underdog in the opener. In terms of what we’ve seen of football promos available in other states, with a potential $125 return on just a $5 wager, this is a significant offer from FanDuel that should attract considerable interest.
How to Get This Chiefs Special at FanDuel Sportsbook in Illinois
Some things to know about this Chiefs +2500 odds boost offer:
It is available to new money players in states such as Illinois, Indiana, New Jersey, Colorado, and Pennsylvania.
A first deposit is required and the first real money wager must be on this special market. The max bet is $5 and pays out $125 if the Chiefs beat the Texans on Thursday night.
Chiefs vs. Texans Week 1 Odds
Currently, the Chiefs are a nine-point and -450 moneyline favorite over the Texans. Meanwhile, the total is 54.5 points.
FanDuel Sportsbook gives Illinois bettors a variety of different markets on the game, including:
- Alternate spreads
- Same game parlay
- Half, quarter, game
- Home/Away team points
- Player Props
- Game Props
FanDuel also has a stellar Week 1 promo in which moneyline bets of up to $50 will be paid out double if the team wagered on scores 35+ points.