Indiana Sportsbooks Welcome Back College Football Betting With New Promotions

Posted on September 1, 2021 - Last Updated on March 20, 2024

The football calendar is finally getting into full swing now that it’s September.

College football fans have a lot to look forward to this weekend. There will be all sorts of games to catch with tons of programs getting their first major action of the year.

Thankfully, you can wager on all of your favorite teams in Indiana thanks to online sports betting.

DraftKings’ Georgia vs Clemson Hammer the Over

College football is back and DraftKings is looking to make the most of the new season.

Its “Hammer the Over” promotion for the upcoming Georgia vs. Clemson game is the best deal you’ll be able to find at a sportsbook. That game will be taking place this Saturday, Sept. 4.

In a nutshell, DraftKings is basically giving away free money here.

For every 2,500 gamblers that use the promotion, DraftKings lowers the game’s total by .5 points.

Don’t worry if you’re not familiar with totals betting in Indiana. It’s just wagering on the combined number of points that both teams will score in the game. Simple enough, right?

The betting total for Georgia-Clemson has already dropped all the way to 15.5 points. That number will likely be comically low by the time kickoff starts on Saturday.

Sportsbooks have used this kind of promotion in the past, and things always get out of hand in the best kind of way. By game time, the total will likely be so low that a single touchdown or field goal will make you win your bet.

Giving away free money might sound a little fishy, but it’s actually quite common. Sportsbooks are looking to attract new gamblers at this time of the year, and offering some free cash is a great way to get people to sign up.

This promotion does have a $25 max bet, but that’s still a great way to double your money.

If you’re looking to use the deal, then all you have to do is sign up for DraftKings if you haven’t already.

Once your account is good to go, just find the “Hammer the Over” deal in the “Promos” section of the DraftKings website or app.

Caesars Sportsbook First Half Feast

Indiana’s newest online sportsbook isn’t missing out on the college football fun.

Caesars Sportsbook Indiana is diving in head first with its latest promotion.

The company’s “First Half Feast” deal is aiming for Ohio State gamblers. Specifically, gamblers that like to bet on point spreads.

The Buckeyes play their first regular season game against Minnesota on Sept. 2.

If you bet $25 or more on the first half point spread for that game, then Caesars will give you $1 for every first half point that your team scores. You’ll earn that money regardless of whether your spread bet wins or loses.

That makes this deal great for alleviating some of the risk in gambling. Even if your bet misses the mark, you won’t end up losing your full wager.

PointsBet College Football bonus Parlay

Everyone knows that the worst part of gambling is potentially losing your money.

It’s an inherent risk when betting on college football, but PointsBet is looking to make your life a little bit easier with its new promotion.

The company’s “College Football bonus Parlay” is as simple as it sounds. If you wager on a parlay with at least four legs, then PointsBet will refund you up to $20 if your bet loses.

All of your parlay’s legs will have to be college football bets, and the odds will have to stack up to at least +100. In other words, a -200 parlay wouldn’t qualify for the deal, but a +250 wager would work out just fine.

If you’re looking to give PointsBet Sportsbook a shot, then there’s no time like the present. You can find this exclusive-to-Indiana deal under the “Promos” section on PointsBet’s website or app.

TwinSpires IU football boost

Looking for something Indiana-specific? Then TwinSpires has you covered.

The Indiana Hoosiers had one of their best seasons in recent memory last year. IU is typically known as a basketball school, but the football program is looking to change that.

TwinSpires is hoping to attract some of the cream and crimson faithful with its new promotion.

The sportsbook is giving out 100% profit boosts for betting on IU’s win total this season. Right now, TwinSpires has that value set at over/under 7.5 for gambling.

This is a great opportunity if you like betting on college football futures. If you were already planning to bet on win totals, then why not give yourself a free chance to double your money?

If none of these deals strike your interest, then be sure to keep an eye out. More of Indiana’s legal betting apps will be releasing tons of deals throughout the rest of the college football season.

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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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