Johnny Avello, the director of race and sportsbook operations for DraftKings, has a message for new Michigan bettors: “We LOVE to give away money,” he said with a laugh. Customers will also smile at this new special DraftKings MI promo code, just in time for the opening weekend of the NFL season. It’s simple: bet $5, get $200 in free bets.
This DraftKings MI promo code is a beauty, providing a stack of eight $25 free bets new customers can use to try and build their bankroll. And there’s no promo code needed. Simply click “Play Now” below.
New players must simply sign up with the DraftKings MI promo. And don’t forget to take a look at the Detroit Lions in their season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles.
DraftKings MI promo code: Bet $5, get 200 in free bets
Here’s how to launch the DraftKings MI promo. Start by clicking “Play Now” above, then follow the steps at DraftKings Sportsbook MI, sign up and make an initial deposit of $5 or more. Bet $5 on an NFL game by Sept. 19, and you’re in.
Customers will instantly receive the eight $25 free bets. They are good for seven days.
But that’s not all. You can also receive our exclusive DraftKings welcome offer, getting a $50 free bet and a 20% bonus match up to $1,000 on your first deposit.
The deposit bonus has a 25x playthrough requirement. It clears $1 at a time, so you’ll get a dollar for every $25 you wager on the site. You have 90 days to clear the bonus, but you do keep whatever you’ve already cleared even if you don’t get through it all.
How to use DraftKings free bets
The free bets bring the excitement element of planning into the equation. How do you want to deploy yours?
An arsenal of $25 wagers takes the pressure off one individual selection. Some previous industry promos linked a big payout to a correct moneyline selection. Great payout if it hits, but the promo was all or nothing.
This one works differently. Players have eight different chances to cash a ticket and the amount can vary based on the wager.
Some players might select a couple of chalks, hoping to build an economic base. They may also reserve some money for a multi-team parlay, making a wager they would not with their own funds.
This may be the most customer-friendly scenario of welcome promos, because the player has a wealth of deployment options.
“We have tried something new each year,” Avello told PlayMichigan. “Remember a couple years ago we gave you a 100-point lead to win your promo bet. We have put out a few no brainers to get people involved with us. What’s nice about the free bets is that some customers are going to try and turn $25 into several thousand dollars by way of a multi-legged parlay.”
“Others want to make straight bets and build up their funds. You can even spread it out in futures (getting nice odds on a potential Super Bowl champion in September, rather than in January). There are so many options, I think that’s why people love them.”
Betting on Lions vs. Eagles NFL Week 1
Michigan sports bettors might wager on the Lions in their home opener against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, Sept. 11.
The game airs at 1 p.m. ET on FOX, and features a rematch of the 44-6 shellacking Philadelphia put on the Lions last year.
Philadelphia made the playoffs at 9-8 last season and features the nucleus of quarterback Jalen Hurts, wide receiver DeVonta Smith and a solid offensive line.
The Lions, who are a 4-point underdog in the game, seek to rebound from a 3-13-1 campaign.