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.