College football is already underway as Week 1 offers a full slate for bettors from Thursday until Monday night. All major sportsbooks offer introductory offers for new customers to check out the platforms and wager on a plethora of markets.
All the top sportsbook offers, listed below, generally fall under a Bet and Get offer or a first bet insurance offer. A Bet and Get offer usually pays bonus bets with a wager no matter the outcome of the wager while a first bet insurance can provide bonus bets if your first bet misses up to a maximum dollar amount.
Georgia feels like the favorite again to run the table and win for a third consecutive national championship. However, there are early preseason contenders that could play a factor such as USC, Alabama, Ohio State and Michigan.
We’ll go through all the best offers from the major sportsbooks that can be used on an exciting college football season or any major markets you prefer for a first wager.
FanDuel promo code: no code necessary
FanDuel is currently offering all new customers in any FanDuel location a Bet $5, Get $200 in bonus bets and $100 off NFL Sunday Ticket. All you’ll need to redeem the offer is a new account, a minimum $10 deposit and the $5 wager on any market or odds.
You earn bonus bets regardless of the bet outcome within 72 hours of bet settlement. These bonus bets can be used as currency within the platform on any market or odds.
Here’s how to sign-up with FanDuel.
- Navigate to the FanDuel promotion page and ensure the correct state is selected.
- Use the yellow join button to create a new account with no promo code required.
- Make the minimum $10 deposit.
- Place at least $5 on any market on the book.
BetMGM bonus code: HANDLETOP
BetMGM just adjusted their first bet offer to the highest dollar value among all sportsbooks. New customers can use bonus code HANDLETOP with a first wager to earn up to $1,500 back in bonus bets if their first bet doesn’t win.
As opposed to the FanDuel offer, this welcome deal only pays bonus bets to recoup a stake loss. If your first bet wins, you keep the cash and stake like a typical wager on the book.
A wager of $50 or less and BetMGM pays bonus bets within 24 hours. A maximized wager of $51 up to $1,500 is recouped by five separate payments of bonus bets equal to the stake loss. Any BetMGM bonus bets are valid for seven days on the platform.
Follow these easy steps to start wagering with BetMGM.
- First, use this link to find the BetMGM promo.
- Use the register button to create a new account with bonus code HANDLETOP.
- A minimum $10 deposit is required for the offer.
- Place a wager of any size to have a chance at bonus bets.
DraftKings promo code: no code necessary
First-time DraftKings customers can create a new account in over 20 states and place a $5 wager to win $200 in bonus bets, regardless of bet outcome. This generous offer allows new bettors to potentially win cash along with the bonus bets.
All you need to get started is the new account, a minimum $5 deposit and wager on any market or odds. The wager must be cash-deposited and cannot be from bonus bets. Following these easy steps qualifies customers for bonus bets instantly.
bet365 bonus code: SHNEWS
bet365 welcomes new customers with one of the most straightforward promos where any new customer can deposit $10 and place $1 to earn $200 in bonus bets. The only requirement is the wager must be on odds -500 or greater meaning -250 is OK, but -550 doesn’t qualify.
However your first wager settles, you earn bonus bets within one hour. Additionally, bet365 bonus bets are valid for 90 days, the longest of any major sportsbook.
Here’s how to find the bet365 introductory promo.
- Use this link to find bet365 and click the correct state.
- Make a new account and input bonus code SHNEWS.
- Make a minimum $10 deposit.
- Place at least $1 on odds -500 or greater.
College football, for example, has extreme odds especially in the first week of nonconference play. Let’s go through a quick example of how to navigate the bet365 odds requirement.
- Tennessee moneyline -4500 against Virginia would not qualify for the bet365 offer
- UTSA moneyline -118 against Houston is eligible as the bet365 first bet
5. Caesars Sportsbook
Caesars Sportsbook promo code: HANDLENEWSGET
Caesars Sportsbook now offers a Bet and Get deal where new customers have the chance to earn bonus bets along with a winning first wager. Any new customer can make a minimum $50 deposit and wager which wins $250 in bonus bets regardless of the bet outcome.
After satisfying the requirements of the Caesars promo, you’ll receive a $50 bonus bet instantly after the settlement of the first wager. Next, you’ll receive $50 in bonus every Monday until you’ve received $250 in total bonus bets.
Caesars Sportsbook bonus bets are valid for seven days in the new account and can be used on any market or odds. Customers can only play bonus bets one time through so no matter the outcome of the bonus bet wager, the stake is returned to Caesars Sportsbook.
- Navigate to Caesars Sportsbook.
- Create a new account with promo code HANDLENEWSGET.
- Make a minimum $50 deposit and wager on any market you like.
6. Fanatics Sportsbook
Fanatics promo code: no promo code necessary
Fanatics has burst onto the scene of sports betting and Fanatics Sportsbook is now operating in Maryland, Massachusetts, Ohio and Tennessee. New customers only need a new account and a minimum $10 wager in order to grab $200 in bonus bets.
As with some of the other offers on this list, the wager alone earns bonus bets so customers have the potential to win cash and bonus funds to use within the book. Here’s how to start wagering with Fanatics if you are located in one of the four current states.
- This link takes you directly to Fanatics Sportsbook or download the mobile app.
- A new account with verified identity is required.
- There’s no minimum deposit necessary only the $10 wager is required.
- Bonus bets deposit within 72 hours of the bet.