The NFL is back. Let’s pause for just a moment and let that sink in… the NFL is back. The Raiders and Jaguars officially kick off the NFL season on Thursday, August 4th with the annual “Hall of Fame Game” from Canton, Ohio. While it’s just preseason action, and Week 1 preseason action at that, there’s no denying the excitement that comes from seeing football back on the television.
Betting options on the Hall of Fame Game, and preseason football in general are far more limited than what you will find for a standard NFL game, but Caesars Sportsbook is still well equipped for those looking to wager on the year’s first football game. Use Caesars Sportsbook promo code HANDLE15 to claim a $1,500 risk-free bet for Raiders vs Jaguars on Thursday, August 4th.
Caesars Promo Code HANDLE15, $1500 risk-free bet for Jaguars vs Raiders
Caesars Sportsbook has one of the biggest sports betting bonuses in the business currently on offer. It consists of a $1,500 risk-free bet that all new sign ups can claim with use of promo code HANDLE15.
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Risk-free bet’s are a handy offer because they provide a crucial safety net for new bettors. For example, let’s say you wanted to deposit and place a $100 wager on the Jags (+2.5) to cover the spread in the Hall of Fame Game. If the bet loses, Caesars will credit you with $100 in free bets so that you can try again. If it wins? Well… congrats – you’ve started the season with a win.
T&C of the Caesars offer
Let’s run down the terms and conditions of this Caesars risk-free bet promotion so that there are no surprises.
- You must use prom code HANDLE15 to qualify for the offer.
- Only your very first bet after registering will qualify as “risk-free”.
- Your account can be no older than 30 days. So if you registered with Caesars months ago but never placed a bet, unfortunately you wouldn’t be eligible.
- The free bet bonus will hit your account in less than two days time after the risk-free bet is settled.
- The maximum risk-free bet award is $1,500. Unsuccessful initial wagers greater than that amount will return just $1,500 in free bets.
- Once received, Caesars Sportsbook free bets must be used within two weeks (14 days). They will expire.
- Free bets can be used on any market.
- This Caesars Sportsbook bonus is available in AZ, CO, IA, IN, IL, LA, MI, NY, NJ, TN, VA, and WV.
2022 HoF Game – Betting on Raiders vs Jags
The 2022 installment of the Hall of Fame Game will feature the Las Vegas Raiders and the Jacksonville Jaguars. Two teams that wrapped up the 2021 season in decidedly different ways. However, the preseason is pretty unpredictable. So while the Raiders surged into the playoffs and the Jags… didn’t… that may not necessarily have an impact on game.
Las Vegas Raiders (-2.5)
The Las Vegas Raiders were one of the major surprises of the 2021 season. Despite inner turmoil that included the dismissal of John Gruden as head coach, the team looked good. They rallied behind quarterback Derek Carr and finished the season 10-7, good enough for second place in the AFC West. The exclamation point was a 35-32 victory over the LA Chargers in prime time during week 17 with everything on the line.
The Raiders return in 2022 with a new head coach in Josh McDaniels, a new premier wideout after the acquisition of Davante Adams, and real optimism that the team can contend again in what promises to be one of the league’s toughest divisions.
Caesars Sportsbook currently has the raiders win total for the year set at 8.5. Over or under?
Jacksonville Jaguars (+2.5)
The Jags spent much of 2021 trying to cope with the disastrous tenure of Urban Meyer. After agreeing to a long term contract in January 2021, Meyer’s NFL tenure was a failure of epic proportion. He lasted just 13 games (2-11) before being removed.
In 2022, the Jaguars have reasons to be excited. 2021 #1 overall pick Trevor Lawrence showed promise, and now has a Super Bowl winning coach in Doug Pederson to guide him. While it’s unlikely we see any of these new signings, the organization has splashed some cash in free agency and looks ready to compete.
Caesars has the Jaguars win total for the year set at 6.5.
Other bets for Raiders vs Jags
In addition to the spread, Caesars is offering moneyline options for both the Raiders (-140) and Jaguars (+120). The “total” for the game has been set at a very cautious 30.5 points.
In general, online sportsbooks like Caesars don’t offer nearly as many markets for preseason games as they do for regular season. Player props and the like are largely off limits because nobody really knows whose going to be playing in the game, or for how many snaps. That being said, if you’re interested in a core bet like the spread, moneyline, or over/under – Caesars has your back.
About the NFL Hall of Fame game
The “Hall of Fame Game” has become an annual tradition for the NFL. It’s the first official preseason football game and serves as a yearly reminder that the regular season is rapidly approaching. While it rarely features the “A-List” players on each team, or even regular contributors, it’s still an exciting event on the League calendar.
The game is held at a neutral site, Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, in Canton, Ohio. It serves primarily as a stadium for local High School football teams, but for one night a year, it’s the center of the NFL universe. The 23,000 seat capacity venue fills up, the lights go on, and the NFL kicks off.
The Hall of Fame Game itself is scheduled around the yearly Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The participating teams, league officials, and fans flock to town for the week not just for the game on Thursday, but also to celebrate the Hall of Fame Inductees. The class of 2022 consists of Tony Boselli, Cliff Branch, LeRoy Butler, Art McNally, Sam Mills, Richard Seymour, Dick Vermeil, and Bryant Young, who will be enshrined on Saturday.
2022 NFL HOF game details
- Date: Thursday, August 4th, 2022
- Hall of Fame Game Start Time: 8:00pm ET
- Hall of Fame Game TV Channel: NBC
- Location: Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, Canton, OH
- Participants: Las Vegas Raiders vs Jacksonville Jaguars
Bet risk-free with Caesars on other sports
If you’re not quite ready to bet on football, there’s plenty of other betting markets available this weekend on Caesars Sportsbook – all of which qualify for the $1,500 risk-free bet promotion. As long as you use Caesars promo code HANDLE15 you can secure the offer. Consider any/all of the following:
- Premier League season kicks off Friday, August 5th, and runs all weekend.
- Arsenal vs Crystal Palace – 3pm ET, Aug 5
- Everton vs Chelsea – 12:30pm ET, Aug 6
- Man United vs Brighton – 9am ET, Aug 7
- West Ham vs Man City – 11:30am ET, Aug 7
- Wyndham Championship (PGA) – Aug 4 – 7
- UFC on ESPN: Santos vs Hill – Aug 6
- The Bundesliga also begins on August 5th
- There are more than 40 MLB games on the schedule from Friday – Sunday
Take your pick, there is action abound… and remember, that first bet is risk-free up to $1,500 with promo code HANDLE15.