Free $200 for EARLY sign-ups in New York: Special promos, bonuses and offers

At long last, online sports betting is going live tomorrow – Saturday, January 8 at 9:00 am – across the state of New York. But you actually DON’T have to wait until then to sign up and be fully prepared to get in on the action and excitement. 

Today only, there are special promotions for EARLY signups…

DraftKings is offering $100 in free bets, with no deposit even required! 

And FanDuel has a similar early sign-up offer of a free $100 in site credit to anyone who registers TODAY in New York. 

Just click the banners above to get ready for the action when the REAL fun begins tomorrow. 

More promos, offers and bonuses coming soon!

In addition to these tasty early sign-up offers, sportsbooks in New York will be rolling out more special promos in the days and weeks to come. And lucky for you, Pickswise gathers all of the BEST offers in one spot for you – to help make those first payouts even bigger!

Just check out the New York Bonuses section of Pickswise to take advantage of all the top offers. 

Why use Pickswise?

Pickswise is a one-stop shop ready to help guide you to become a better bettor. We are NOT a sportsbook, so don’t actually take bets. We are a content company built to provide top-quality insights, analysis and picks every day. And most importantly, our predictions and advice are always 100% FREE! Our team of more than 200 expert handicappers provides full game previews for EVERY game of EVERY major sport, with free picks for the side and total of each matchup. For example, check out our NFL picks page for predictions and analysis on every single NFL game.

Our content doesn’t stop with straight picks. In our Analysis section, you’ll find everything from mega parlays, to player props and same game parlays. We also have a daily betting show Let’s Bet It, featuring host Lauren Jbara and betting analyst Jared Smith, plus a rotating cast of expert guests to get you primed for each day of wagering. The show is streamed every day at 10am ET on our Youtube channel.

How does sports betting work?

When starting to bet on sports, one of the most important parts to first understand is the different kinds of wagers. The most common types are “money line” bets, “point spread” wagers and the game “total” (also known as the “Over/Under”).

Money line betting is as basic as it gets. You’re simply betting on which team will win the game, the margin of victory doesn’t matter. With money line betting one team will be the underdog and one team will be the favorite. The favorite will be identified by a ‘-‘ minus sign, while the underdog will be identified by a ‘+’ plus sign next to their odds.

Point spread betting involves a handicap that can be thought of as how much the favorite is expected to win by, or how close the underdog is expected to keep the contest. Let’s pretend there’s a Clippers/Hornets game. If the Clippers are -6 on the point spread, that means they’re a “six-point favorite.” You take their score and subtract six, hence the “minus six” terminology. So with Clippers -6, they need to win by seven or more for you to cash your bet. If they win by exactly six, that is called a “push” and you get your risked wager amount back. Alternatively, you could bet the Hornets +6, which means they can either win the game outright or lose by five or fewer points for you to win your bet.

A bet on the “total” (a.k.a. “over/under“) is a bet on the total number of points, runs, or goals scored in a game. Imagine the total is set at 8.5 for a baseball game between the Dodgers and Nationals. If there are nine or more combined runs scored in that game, the “over” wins. Eight or fewer, the under cashes.

There are also plenty of other fun options, including player props, futures bets and parlays. With player prop bets you’re betting on an individual player. For example, you can bet on LeBron James to score more than 25 points in a game. You’ll find bets like those in our NBA props tab. Futures betting allows you to bet on outcomes far ahead in time, such as picking a team to win the World Series or Super Bowl before the season begins and ride them the whole year. Parlays are where you stack multiple bets together for a bigger payout, but you need each ‘leg’ to win in order for it to cash.

For a deeper dive, check out the FREE official Pickswise Sports Betting Guide.

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BetMGM

$200

Bet $10, Win $200 if either team scores a TD in a Playoff game!

Bet $10 on the Money Line for any NFL team

Win $200 if either team scores a touchdown in the game

Winnings paid in free bets

21+. Terms & conditions apply.

FanDuel Sportsbook

$150

Bet $5, Win $150 CASH on Any NFL Team to Win Their Playoff Matchup!

Sign up for a new account with FanDuel Sportsbook

Bet $5 on any NFL team to win their next playoff game

If your team wins, YOU WIN $150 - in CASH!

21+ and new players only. Full terms available at FanDuel Sportsbook.

DraftKings

$280

Bet $5, Win $280 on Any NFL team to Win Their Playoff Game!

Register for a new DraftKings Sportsbook account

Bet $5+ any NFL playoff game Money Line

Win $280 in credits if your team wins the game

Must be 21+ located in AZ, CO, CT, IA, IL, IN, MI, NJ, PA, TN, VA, WY or WV to play. Offer valid only for new customers. Full terms available at DraftKings Sportsbook.

PointsBet

$200

Bet $20, Get $200 - Regardless of Outcome!

Register for a new PointsBet account & deposit $20+.

Bet $20 on any game in any sport!

Win $200 - no matter whether your initial bet won or lost!

BetMGM

$200

Win $200 If ANY NBA Team Makes a 3-Pointer!

Sign up for a new account with BetMGM, and make a deposit of $10+.

Place a $10 moneyline bet on any upcoming NBA game.

Win $200 if either team in your selected game makes a 3-pointer

21+ and new players only. Full terms available at BetMGM Sportsbook.

BetMGM

$200

Win $200 If A Goal Is Scored In ANY NHL Game!

Sign up for a new account with BetMGM, and make a deposit of $10+.

Place a $10 moneyline bet on any upcoming NHL game.

Win $200 if either team in your selected game scores a goal

21+ and new players only. Full terms available at BetMGM Sportsbook.

Caesars Sportsbook

$1,001

Get a $1,001 First Bet Match + A FREE NBA JERSEY!

Register for a new Caesars Sportsbook account & make a deposit

Place your first bet up to $1,001

Receive a free bet matching your initial stake up to $1,001 + a FREE NBA JERSEY!

21+. Terms & conditions apply.

BetRivers

$250

Get a $250 Deposit Bonus!

Sign up for a new BetRivers account using promo code PICKSWISE

Make a deposit & get it doubled up to $250 total

To get a $100 bonus, deposit $100

Must be 21+. Play in IA Only. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-BETS OFF

Unibet

$500

Get a $500 Risk-Free Bet!

Register for a new Unibet account & make a deposit

Place your first bet up to $500 risk-free!

Get refunded up if you lose up to $500

New players only. Terms & conditions apply. 21+. VA only.

BetMGM

$1,000

Get a $1,000 Risk Free Bet!

Register for a new BetMGM & deposit

Place your first bet up to $1,000 risk-free!

Get refunded up if you lose up to $1,000

21+. Terms & conditions apply.

FanDuel Sportsbook

$1,000

Get a $1,000 Risk Free Bet!

Register for a new FanDuel Sportsbook account & deposit

Place your first bet up to $1,000 risk-free!

Get refunded up if you lose up to $1,000

21+. Terms & conditions apply.

DraftKings

$1,000

Get a $1,000 Deposit Bonus!

Register for a new DraftKings Sportsbook account & deposit

DraftKings will match 20% of your deposit up to $1,000 total

To get a $100 bonus, deposit $500

21+. Terms & conditions apply.

Monkey Knife Fight

$100

Claim 100% Instant Deposit Match up to $100!

Register for a Monkey Knife Fight account & deposit using promo code PICKSWISE100

Monkey Knife Fight will match your first deposit up to $100

Deposit $100 and you'll get $100 bonus + a free $5 game

18+. Terms and conditions apply. You must live in one of the states where real money DFS is legal.

TVG

$300

Get a $300 Risk-Free Bet with TVG Racebook!

Register for a new TVG account and make a deposit

Place your first single horse win-type bet up to $300

If your horse doesn't win you'll get a refund up to $300

21+. T&C's apply. Please gamble responsibly.

TwinSpires

$400

Get a $400 Risk-Free Bet on the Breeders' Cup!

Register for a new Twinspires account using offer code PICKS400

Place a bet on the Breeders' Cup

Receive a refund if your first bet loses up to $400

21+. T&C's apply. Please gamble responsibly.

Yahoo DFS

$25

Get $25 in Site Credit With Yahoo DFS When You Deposit $5!

Register for a new account with Yahoo DFS and deposit $5+

Enter a $5 DFS contest

Upon entry, you will receive a bonus $25 in credit into your account!

21+ and new players only. Full terms available from Yahoo DFS.