FanDuel And BetMGM Release Last-Minute Deals For NFL Week 1 Betting

Posted on September 11, 2020 - Last Updated on September 13, 2020

Indiana’s sportsbooks continue to pump out all sorts of new NFL promotions.

Since football is the most popular betting sport in the US, sportsbooks are always looking for a leg up. Promotions are one way to make that happen.

The football calendar starts tonight, when the Kansas City Chiefs host the Houston Texans at 8:20 p.m ET.

FanDuel has a few new promotions on the board, with BetMGM hopping in on the last-minute action as well.

FanDuel’s Spread The Love NFL betting promotion

Spread The Love is back!

FanDuel is running its flagship promotion again for Week 1 of Sunday Night Football. The promo applies to the Cowboys-Rams game on Sept. 13.

So how does Spread The Love work?

In a nutshell, FanDuel boosts a team’s spread based on how many people place bets. The Rams are receiving the boost this time around.

Los Angeles started as the +3 underdog against Dallas, but for every 5,000 gamblers who bet on the Rams, the spread will increase in everyone’s favor.

So for example, the first 5,000 bets will move the spread from +3 to +4, 5,000 more bets move it to +5, and so on.

Typically, by the time the game starts, the spread is so ridiculous that everyone who bet on the promotion is a winner.

PointsBet is running its own point spread booster, called the Crowd Booster, on the Colts right now. That promo works the same way as Spread The Love.

Indy started off as the -7 favorite, but the team is already up to +28.

Last December, FanDuel ran a Spread The Love promo that boosted the Colts all the way up to +51.

However, the sportsbook is mixing things up for this edition of the promo.

The line will close once it hits +23, so it won’t get the chance to reach the insane heights of its Spread The Love predecessors. It’ll take 100,000 gamblers to reach that +23 mark.

Despite that, it’s still an incredible value that’s worth taking advantage of.

There’s a $50 max bet for the promotion, which is the usual cap for a Spread The Love.

The promo is in-app only, so if you’re looking to get in on the action you’ll need to download FanDuel’s app.

FanDuel new user promotion

FanDuel’s other new promotion is only available for new users, so if you already have an account, you’ll have to sit this one out.

The promo is a bonus bet for everyone that signs up. It only applies to the very first bet you place with your account.

Once you sign up for the sportsbook and make a deposit, you’re good to go.

If the first bet you place ends up losing, FanDuel will refund you up to $1,000.

bonus bets from BetMGM

BetMGM is giving out some bonus bets to celebrate the start of the NFL season.

In total, everyone who has an account will receive a free $20 on the house.

If you signed into your account on Thursday, you were gifted a free $10 bet. Log in on Sunday to receive another free $10 to use for NFL betting.

If you don’t already have an account, you can sign up here to get in on the action.

Speaking of bonus bets, BetMGM is also running its “Money Monday Club” for the duration of the NFL season.

If you place $50 worth of bets in any given week, BetMGM will give you a free $10 bet the following Monday. You can use that promo every week going forward.

That’s a great little throw-in if you’re using BetMGM regularly. After all, everyone likes free money.

Photo by Getty
Jake Garza Avatar
Written by
Jake Garza

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.

View all posts by Jake Garza