If you enjoy watching and betting on football games but have been finding picking the winners extra hard this season, you have plenty of company.
$10 Free Football bet at Borgata and BetMGM
But here’s some great news. Borgata and BetMGM Online Casinos have come up with an outstanding weekly offer you can’t refuse. Every Monday, bet $10 on an online jackpot slot and get a FREE football bet for the same amount!
Games played in stadiums with no fans, canceled and rescheduled games, key players sidelined due to injuries or COVID-19, and scoring like the leagues have never seen before have coaches and handicappers alike scratching their heads this football season.
So if you can relate, one thing you should probably do is cut back on the size of your bets. Another is to take advantage of easy-to-access offers for free football bets like the one described here.
How it works
This special promotion started on Mon., Oct. 5, 2020 and continues every Monday through Dec. 28.
If you’re a registered player at either or both of these NJ gambling websites, all you have to do to get started is
Win or lose, the casino will immediately credit your account with $10 to use for a free football bet. If you wish you can make your free bet on the Monday night football game the same day. Or if you prefer, you can save it for any other football game being played in the next seven days.
The offer can only be claimed on Mondays
Both Borgata and BetMGM Online Casinos are offering the identical promotion. The offer is valid every Monday for the duration of the 2020 regular NFL season. However, you can only access the offer on Monday.
So if you happen to open the promotion page on either website on any other day of the week and don’t find the promotion listed, don’t worry. The casino hasn’t discontinued the offer. It just doesn’t display it on any day but Monday because it is strictly a Monday promotion.
Also, while you can only access the promotion from the same website once any given Monday, you are welcome to do so again repeatedly on any other Monday this football season.
If you’re a registered player on both sites, it is not clear whether you can claim the same offer on the same from each site once. But, by all means, try!
How to enter
Each Monday that you wish to participate, be sure to do the following:
Which Jackpot slot is calling your name?
- All You Can Spin Sushi*
- Biker Pigs*
- Book of Myths*
- Candy Shore
- Champagne Super Clover
- Divine Fortune
- Fire Drake
- Going Nuts*
- Loot “En Khamun*
- Luck O’ The Jackpot*
- Mango Madness*
- Melon Madness*
- Mercy of the Gods
- MGM Grand Millions*
- Money Boot
- Pirate’s Bounty
- Spin Bandit*
- Sweet Hawaii
- The Win Genie*
- Fruit Blaster*
- Serengeti Lion
*As of this writing, the shared top jackpot is over $455,000 and climbing!
Additional terms and conditions
Once the free football bet has been credited to your account, you can access it either online or via the Borgata or BetMGM mobile app. Simply log into Borgata Sports or BetMGM Sports using the same login as for your casino account.
Be sure to wager the entire $10 on a single football game within the allotted seven-day period. Also, keep in mind that any applicable surcharge or vig needs to be counted as part of the bet.
For example, if you want to make a cash bet against the point spread at a sportsbook, hoping to win $10, you would bet $11. Then, if you win, you would get back $21 (the $11 you bet plus the $10 you win).
But in this case, you’re betting a total of $10, not $11, and win or lose, Borgata or BetMGM keeps the cost of the free bet. So if you win, unless you are betting the underdog on the moneyline, expect to get back less than $10.
Furthermore, before you will be permitted to withdraw your winnings, you must meet an additional wagering requirement of 6x your free bet ($60). Presumably, this must also be on sports, However, the terms and conditions don’t specify whether it must be on football, and no time frame is given for completing the wagering either.
My advice would be to play it safe and place another $60 in football wagers the same day you are paid.
Too good to be true?
This promotion is great because even the smallest players can afford it. And for those of you who are sports betting novices, making small bets with zero risk to your own bankroll would be the perfect way to get your feet wet and see if football wagering is for you.
Those of you who wager a lot more than $10 on a game should also appreciate these weekly opportunities to try to add close to another $10 to your bankroll.
Each time, the point spread or over/under bet you make, hoping to win $100 loses, you lose $110, and over time all of those extra $10 losses add up. That’s why if you were to bet the same amount on every game all season long, whether it’s $100 or any other amount, a winning percentage of 50 percent won’t cut it.
You would need to win at a 53 percent or better clip to show a profit.
Conversely, a free $10 bet week after week can start adding up to more money than you think. In the worst-case-scenario, you don’t win your bet, but it costs you nothing. But you should be winning some of your free bets, too. If not, you should probably not bet on sports or at least study the game first and improve your handicapping skills.