Before You Bet On The NHL, Get A Little Insurance At Michigan Sportsbooks

Written By Drew Ellis on February 17, 2021
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The state of Michigan may not be able to celebrate a lot of success from its Detroit Red Wings in the 2021 NHL season.

However, the state that created Hockeytown still is passionate about its hockey. With online sports betting now live across the state, reports show that no other state is betting on hockey like Michigan.

Sportsbooks are trying to keep the NHL betting going in The Mitten, offering up some bonuses and promotions for you to take advantage of. Here are just a few worth looking into.

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First Period Insurance on the Red Wings

NHL games can certainly be unpredictable, but FanDuel Sportsbook is giving you a chance to make a wager with some added insurance.

FanDuel is offering up First Period Insurance for tonight’s game between the Red Wings and the Chicago Blackhawks at 7:30 p.m. ET.

The promotion works like this:

  • Place a pre-live moneyline wager on the Red Wings or Blackhawks.
  • If the team you select is winning at the conclusion of the first period, but loses the game, get your wager refunded in site credit (max $50).
  • One eligible wager per person. Straight bets only.
  • Odds boosts, cashed-out bets and live bets are ineligible.
  • Opt-in required.

So, if you feel good about the Wings tonight (currently +122 on the moneyline), and they start strong but slip up late, you can get your wager back in free bets.

PointsBet saving you from being burned in OT

There are no ties in hockey, and plenty of bettors have seen their wagers get washed away in an overtime or shootout loss.

PointsBet Sportsbook provides some relief from that pain with its NHL Overtime Insurance.

The promotion offers up to $50 back in free bets when you place a pre-game moneyline wager on an NHL team and they lose in OT or in a shootout.

All NHL games are available in this offer. The offer excludes free bets, and the bets must be cash only.

Bettors are eligible for a maximum of 1 free bet refund per day. Free bet refunds will be paid out within one hour of the game ending.

This offer excludes booster odds.

Profit Boost Tuesday at BetRivers

Tuesday has quickly become Hockey Night at BetRivers Michigan. Each Tuesday, BetRivers is offering up a 20% profit boost on the NHL.

Unlike other promos, this can apply to parlays as well. The max additional winnings a bettor can earn in the promo is $250. Each leg of the parlay must have odds of -200 or longer.

One single-use profit boost will be awarded every Tuesday during the promotion period, which ends on Feb. 23 (next week). So if you didn’t take advantage of this offer yesterday, you’ve still got time.

The max wager on the bet is $25. In order to apply the boost, bettors must select the profit boost from their bet slip before placing the bet.

The point is, there’s never not a reason to check out the “Promos” tab of your favorite sportsbook site. A refund, a little insurance, or a simple boost can turn bad karma into good.

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Drew Ellis is the Lead Writer of PlayMichigan, the No. 1 source for online gambling news in Michigan. A lifelong resident of the state, Ellis has been working in various forms of media since 1998, including more than a decade in the sports betting industry prior to transitioning into US casino markets in 2020.

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