The legalization of sports betting has changed the gambling industry across the US. Now that many states have online sportsbooks, it’s evident that online sports wagering is the present and the future.
While those who reside in West Virginia don’t have as many online sports betting apps like those in the New Jersey market, they are still doing quite fine. The quality of the two mobile platforms in WV is as good as it gets. They include:
Both DraftKings and FanDuel have become very popular for online wagering in several states around the country. In the Mountain State, their launch pretty much revived the entire sports betting market.
Prior to their release, WV sportsbooks were only managing around $2 million in overall betting handle a week. Now with these two online options, bettors in WV are wagering around $8 million weekly.
Part of what makes both online sportsbooks so superior is that they usually have multiple promotions running. Beyond the bonus that sportsbooks give new customers when joining, DraftKings and FanDuel provide different promos almost weekly.
Of course, these are intended to grab more customers and grow their own businesses, but sportsbook promotions typically help the bettors more than anyone. Usually, promos that are released tend to be about a major sporting event taking place, or it revolves around one of the local teams in that market.
Since so many players are still relatively new to online sports betting in West Virginia, a lot might be unaware of the special deals that are available. With both DraftKings and FanDuel, bettors in WV should be taking advantage whenever they can.
Let’s take a look at the current West Virginia sports betting bonuses running at each online sportsbook and highlight the ones bettors should be utilizing.
DraftKings Sportsbook Promos
DraftKings Sportsbook implements different promotions depending which sports are happening during that time of the year. At the moment, its promos are tailored to fall sports like football and soccer.
The following are some of the deals DraftKings is offering its customers at the moment:
With DraftKings’ Parlay Insurance, bettors are basically refunded their wager if the parlay comes close to hitting. If you place a parlay with at least five separate legs for any sport, then the online book will give you up to $25 back in Free Bets if only one part of the parlay loses.
Bettors must opt-in to the promotion before they are eligible. All parts of the parlay must be from different games and have minimum odds of -300 or better. Players are eligible to use this up to four times per day while the promo is active.
This promotion is great for those who enjoy a good parlay. A lot of newer players like parlays because they minimize risk while having a massive potential payout. Normally you don’t have to wager very much on a multi-team parlay in order to win a significant amount.
Although it’s definitely difficult to win five-leg parlays often, this insurance promo is great. DraftKings users can place a few of these a week and if the bet is close, then the worst-case scenario is that you have some bonus funds to wager with.
The Offensive Defense promo is another insurance-based bonus that revolves around football wagers. For any NFL game during the 2019 season, customers who opt-in and bet on an NFL team’s moneyline prior to the game starting are eligible.
If the team you wagered on scores at least 24 points in the game but still lose, then you’ll receive a Free Bet up to $25.
This is a great promo for bettors who like to put down some action on Sundays. While having an insurance policy is great for any wager, this one is especially good for those whose favorite teams might not be the best. It also helps newer bettors who might not be wagering that much money on games.
Even though betting on underdogs’ moneylines consistently might not be the best idea, this insurance allows players to take a chance on those that can score points. Instead of putting $25 down to win $10 on a favorite, this promo gives players more freedom to take a chance on a dog that could pay out much better.
It doesn’t matter how much your team loses by, as long as they score 24 points. By taking underdogs with this promo, bettors only need to win every now and then in order to turn a profit.
Offensive Defense also benefits players who only bet a few dollars per game. As opposed to taking a game’s point spread, the moneyline could be more efficient because this insurance could end up refunding the entirety of the wager.
No Goals, No Problem
A similar promotion at DraftKings is No Goals, No Problem. With this one, bettors are given insurance for action on English Premier League soccer.
If you bet a team on the moneyline after opting into the promo, then DraftKings will refund your account up to $25 if the game ends in a 0-0 draw.
Like the other insurance promos, bettors can’t really go wrong here. The only part of the promo that might alter your bet is the fact that you have to take a moneyline to be eligible.
This might be more strange in regards to football, however, in soccer, moneyline bets are very common. Whether you’re taking an underdog or a favorite at -245, this promo will help ease the pain from your losing wager.
FanDuel Sportsbook Promos
FanDuel Sportsbook offers plenty of promotions for its customers, too. Just like its competitor, FanDuel’s promos are geared toward the top sporting events occurring right now.
Here is a look at some of the promotions available at FanDuel:
NFL Close Loss Insurance
FanDuel’s NFL Close Loss Insurance helps bettors from taking a bad beat on Sundays. The online sportsbook will refund your account up to $50 on an NFL moneyline wager made before the game.
If your side loses by six or fewer points, then FanDuel will credit your account up to $50.
Once again, this promo forces players into taking a team’s moneyline as opposed to the point spread, but the insurance is well worth it. The number is set at six points because that means your team lost by less than a touchdown. Often, games decided by so few points are decided in the final minutes.
With the insurance in place, bettors know that they will be receiving $50 back even if their bet takes a late loss.
NHL Goal Bonus
The NHL Goal Bonus provides customers a free $5 bonus for every goal their team scores. By betting at least $25 on the moneyline for FanDuel’s NHL featured game, bettors are able to receive the bonus money in site credit for every goal their side scores.
The wager must be placed before the hockey game begins.
This promo is another can’t miss opportunity for those who like to bet on hockey. The best part about this bonus is that it doesn’t matter which team you pick as long as they score some goals.
It’s also nice because it allows players to bet on larger favorites and still have a nice payout. While a $25 wager on a sizable favorite won’t net you very much, the goal bonus will probably help make up for it in the end.
NBA Win Bonus
FanDuel has a great deal for NBA fans, too. By opting into the NBA Win Bonus, customers will receive a similar deal to the NHL promo.
To be eligible, you must place a $25 moneyline bet on either team in the featured game. If your team wins the game, then you’ll get $3 in site credit for every point your team wins by.
Again, this bet needs to be placed prior to the game starting. Just like with hockey, this bonus allows bettors to take favorites in hopes that they win by a lot. Even though the moneyline bet won’t win very much, the point-bonus could be substantial.
As you can see, there are several bettor-friendly bonuses available at West Virginia’s online sportsbooks. Not only, can they help ease new bettors into getting in on the action, but they can also help build a bettor’s bankroll.