The NFL season is upon us as the defending Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs begin their season in a Thursday Night Football clash against the Houston Texans. And tonight represents the first time you can bet on the NFL with an Illinois online sportsbook.
While Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson look to do battle on the field, bettors are facing a battle on their home turf. That’s because Governor J.B. Pritzker’s most recent coronavirus disaster proclamation -including the suspension of the in-person sports betting registration requirement- is set to expire on September 19.
What happens beyond September 19 is anyone’s guess at this point, which, as of now, gives bettors in Illinois ten days to sign up for online sportsbooks and place wagers without the need to drive to a brick-and-mortar casino to sign up. As such, we’ve assembled a list of the best promos among the four sports betting apps ahead of the Chiefs vs. Texans game.
Kansas City +101 Points “No Brainer”
DraftKings at Casino Queen Sportsbook is offering their biggest “No Brainer” in history, spotting the defending Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs 101 points in their game against the Houston Texans.
For a bit of perspective, keep in mind that the largest point differential in an NFL game came way back in the 1940 NFL Championship Game as the Chicago Bears routed the Washington Redskins 73-0. Unless we’re to believe the Houston Texans are going to somehow crack the century mark in a shutout, this bet will hit and you’ll reap the rewards. A $50 max bet will net you a profit of $45.50.
To get in on this “No Brainer” at DraftKings Sportsbook, CLICK HERE.
First TD Scorer of the Season 10-1
What better way to get in on the action than to bet on the first player to score a touchdown in the first game of the season? This is a great prop with a solid odds boost. In order to qualify, simply opt-in and you’ll be issued a single-use “Boost on the First Touchdown Scorer” prop. Choose the player you think will score first, apply the boost in your betslip, and place your bet up to $10.
Chiefs 25-1 Boost
If you haven’t signed up for FanDuel Par-A-Dice Sportsbook yet, now’s the time. New users will have exclusive access to an outstanding 25-1 odds boost on the Kansas City Chiefs to win. With a max bet of $5, you could walk away with $125 in profit.
To take advantage of this promotion for new users at FanDuel Par-A-Dice Sportsbook, simply register and make your first deposit for the offer to appear. Once it does, select the offer, place your wager up to $5, sit back and enjoy the game. To take advantage of this offer CLICK HERE.
FanDuel is also running a “Spread The Love” boost for Sunday Night Football this week, which will move the line in favor of the Rams for every 5,000 bets on the game. This typically will yield to outrageous, near-guaranteed lines.
This isn’t a bet that’s limited specifically to the Chiefs v. Texans game, but for all Week 1 NFL games. The premise is simple and the upside is big. Place a pregame moneyline wager on any NFL team, and if your selection scores 35+ points, you’ll receive double winnings (excluding your initial bet). For example, if you put down a $50 max bet on the Chiefs to win at -430, your $11.62 profit would be doubled to $23.24. The second half of the $11.62 would be issued as site credit within 24-48 hours of the wager being settled.
BetRivers $250 Deposit Match
If you’re interested in placing some online sports bets in Illinois with an exceptional deposit match, BetRivers might be your sportsbook of choice. While some sportsbooks flash a $500 risk-free bet for new users, those can often include massive play-through requirements before you can cash out. BetRivers keeps it simple. Deposit up to $250 into your account and they’ll match it with bonus money. All you need to do is wager the bonus money once before it’s eligible to be withdrawn. Sometimes simplicity is the best policy. Get in on the action with BetRivers when you CLICK HERE.