Indiana Sportsbooks Hoping To Woo Bettors With MLB Opening Day Promos

Posted on July 22, 2020 - Last Updated on March 20, 2024

MLB Opening Day is finally here.

After delaying the start of the baseball calendar for a few months, the MLB will play its season opener on July 23.

The defending champion Washington Nationals will host the New York Yankees in the first game.

July 24 will be an action-packed day with a full slate of 14 games to bet on.

Indiana’s online sports betting apps have been pumping out all sorts of new promotions to celebrate.

In particular, DraftKings and FanDuel have tons of baseball betting options. As the two most popular online sportsbooks in Indiana, they compete for every inch of ground in the Hoosier State.

DraftKings MLB promotions

DraftKings Sportsbook has a new promo focused specifically on the 2019 MLB All Stars.

The “2019 All Star Home Run Boost” is an odds boost for the games taking place on July 23 and 24. The odds for any of last season’s All Stars to hit a home run during one of those day’s games is boosted from -10,000 to +100.

There’s a $25 max bet for the promotion, but with an odds shift like that, it’s hard to complain.

DraftKings also has a “Scoring Special” promo on the board.

You’ll have to bet $25 on any of the sportsbook’s featured MLB games. Once you do, you’ll win an extra $5 for every home run that your team hits.

DraftKings already has the World Series on its mind as well.

If you place a $25 bet on any team to win the World Series, the online betting app will give you a free $25 bet. Gamblers can only use that bonus bet on one of the opening day games.

It’s safe to say that DraftKings is going all out for the start of baseball season as it tries to elbow out its chief competitors.

FanDuel and bonus MLB bets

FanDuel’s online betting app has some MLB promotions of its own.

To start, FanDuel will be celebrating the return of sports over the next few weeks.

From July 22 to Aug. 2, the “bonus For All” promo will help you get in on the action. All you have to do is pick a day within that range and start betting.

Once you place your first bet, the rest of your wagers for that day will be bonus. FanDuel will refund your losses with site credit as long your bets are each worth $100 or less.

If you pick July 24 to be your bonus day, you could place tons of bets on the 14 MLB games taking place that day.

FanDuel also has a “Seventh Inning Stretch Insurance” promo running right now for the MLB.

For this one, you have to place a pre-game moneyline wager on any team. If the team you bet on is winning during the seventh inning stretch, but ends up losing the game, FanDuel will refund you up to $50.

Although DraftKings and FanDuel may be the heavy hitters in Indiana, they’re not the only sportsbooks with special offers for the start of the MLB season.

Chicago Cubs betting with PointsBet

The Chicago Cubs are one of the most popular MLB teams in Indiana.

PointsBet is looking to capitalize on that with a new promo for its users in the Hoosier State.

The Cubs play their first game against the Milwaukee Brewers.

PointsBet is letting Cubs bettors decide the moneyline for that game. For every 100 bets on the “Cubs Crowd Booster,” PointsBet shifts the moneyline in the bettor’s favor.

The Cubs were originally -125 favorites to beat the Brewers, but that line has been boosted up to +125.

It’ll continue growing in favor of gamblers until the start of the game. Until then, the more wagers that PointsBet takes on the Cubs, the better the odds will get.

With promotions from DraftKings, FanDuel and PointsBet, Hoosiers have plenty of new betting options when it comes to MLB Opening Day.

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Jake Garza is a US Gambling Industry Analyst for Catena Media. He specializes in Midwest sports betting and casino content. Prior to covering the legal gambling industry, he spent time as a professional sports writer, reporting on teams such as the Cincinnati Bengals, Indianapolis Colts and Indiana Pacers. Garza is currently working as a Managing Editor for PlayIndiana and PlayOhio, with previous stops at other well-known brands such as PlayIllinois and PlayMichigan. He has been covering the gambling industry since 2019, and currently works with a team of other journalists to provide comprehensive coverage of the legal U.S. gambling industry.

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