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4 Great NCAA Tournament Betting Signup Bonuses

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Online sportsbooks, including those in Illinois, are offering a slew of new user sign up bonuses for betting on the NCAA Tournament.

Not all are created equal. Sometimes big money headline grabbing offers come with a variety of play through requirements and restrictions. So our team has read all of the fine print from the leading sportsbook betting promos, and offers up to you what we consider to be the four best offers.

DraftKings Sportsbook’s 64 to 1 Odds on Any Underdog

DraftKings Sportsbook

States: IL, NY, IN, LA, IA, NJ, PA, CO, WV, MI, VA, TN, CT


DraftKings Sportsbook has what we view to be the most straightforward new user bonus for the NCAA Tournament: Bet $4 on any underdog and you get up to $256 if they win.

This is does not require you to take a long shot Cinderella to win. You could take a team that is simply a half-point underdog and claim the money if they go on.

Why does DraftKings do this?

The NCAA Tournament is a huge opportunity for sportsbooks to on-board new customers. So while on its face this offer might seem like a loser for DraftKings, it allows them to grab attention and new users who will then presumably bet throughout the course of the year on other sporting events.

DraftKings is considered to be the best all-around sportsbook and it’s available in all states were online sports betting is live, including Illinois. So you can be confident that you’re betting with the best when you take advantage of this offer.

Get the 64-1 odds offer from DraftKings right here.

FanDuel Sportsbook’s $1,000 Risk-Free and Spread the Love

FanDuel Sportsbook

States: IL, NY, AZ, PA, NJ, IN, CO, TN, WV, VA, IA, MI, CT


Available for the play-in game involving Michigan State, FanDuel Sportsbook is running back their popular Spread the Love campaign.

This will move the line in favor of the Michigan State Spartans for every 2,500 bets they take on the Spartans.

As of writing this, the line has moved roughly 100 (!) points and will presumably move much more before tipoff on Thursday night.

Previously, FanDuel has run these offers around popular teams like the Lakers and on select NFL games, and each time, the line often gets to ludicrous levels. Sometimes as much as 80 points or more.

This means you are effectively locking in a guaranteed winner on Michigan State Thursday night, regardless of whether they win or lose. The max bet is $50 and is paid out just like any other normal bet would be inside FanDuel Sportsbook app. It is available to both new and current users.

Meanwhile, FanDuel Sportsbook continues to offer new players its $1,000 risk-free bet, providing new players with tremendous upside ahead of March Madness.

Click here to get the $1,000 risk-free bet at FanDuel Sportsbook and spread the love on Michigan State.

William Hill’s $2,021 risk free bet


This one is kind of crazy.

William Hill is offering new users in certain states $2,021 risk-free for their first bet.

Obviously, this will only appeal to bigger bettors who are willing to deposit and stake up to $2,000. This means the first real-money bet a user places with William Hill will be refunded up to $2,021 if it loses.

Keep in mind, there are play through requirements on these risk-free bets, so the refunded amount will need to be wagered again before it is eligible to be withdrawn. However, many sportsbooks offer risk free bet offers, and they are typically in the $500 to $1,000 range. We have never before seen one over $2,000.

William Hill rolled this out for the Super Bowl and has stuck with it for March Madness. You can sign up for William Hill, depending on your state, above.

PointsBet’s Bet $20 to Win $150 Offer

PointsBet Sportsbook

States: IL, MI, IN, CO, NJ, IA

When 1 point is scored

This one is very straightforward. PointsBet is an excellent, yet slightly unknown, sportsbook with some of the best betting options in the game.

New users can bet $20 on the moneyline or spread for any NCAA Tournament game and receive $150 in free bets if either team scores a single point in the game.

Again, this is basketball.

Both teams are assured to score points. If you bet $20 on the game, you will get $150 in free bets the moment point is scored.

In addition to that, your original $20 stake is still a live bet and could be paid out accordingly. This one is a no-brainer.

PointsBet is an excellent app, with unique ways to play and superior customer service. If you haven’t yet signed up for PointsBet, there is no reason not to take advantage of this promo. It’s a great product with a great offer.

That’s it. Those are the best of the best.

Click here to register with PointsBet and wager $20 on any NCAA Tournament game to get $150 free.

Author: BN Staff

From the collective mind of the Bleacher Nation staff.