As if it wasn’t enough that New Yorkers will be able to legally bet on the Super Bowl online for the first time ever this year, some of the state’s top online sportsbooks and other entities are running a number of promos, contests and giveaways surrounding Super Bowl LVI.
It all starts with the same odds boosts from two of the top players in the NY online sports betting sphere. We’re talking, of course, about the two daily fantasy sports market leaders turned sportsbooks, DraftKings and FanDuel.
For the Roman-Numerically Challenged, Super Bowl LVI is also known as Super Bowl 56, and DraftKings and FanDuel are both celebrating that fact by offering new users in New York 56-1 odds on either the Cincinnati Bengals or Los Angeles Rams to win the game outright.
Bet $5 to win $280 on Super Bowl with DraftKings, FanDuel
Both offers from DraftKings NY and FanDuel NY limit users to a $5 bet. But what amounts to +5600 odds on either Super Bowl team dwarfs the Rams/Bengals -190/+160 and -198/+166 moneylines available at each sportsbook. In fact, winning $5 bets at 56-1 will return $285, while you’d have to risk as much as $185 to get that kind of return at standard moneyline odds.
This boost offers some pretty great value to anyone who can pick the Super Bowl LVI winner. But since that value is only available on winning bets, we have to recommend hedging. That means betting the $5 on the Rams at 56-1 on either DraftKings or FanDuel and betting $5 on the Bengals at 56-1 on the other site, guaranteeing yourself a $280 win.
Just remember, this 56-1 Super Bowl betting odds boost is only available for brand-new accounts. In other words, if you already have an account with DraftKings Sportsbook or FanDuel Sportsbook in NY, your Super Bowl moneyline bets will have to be placed at the currently available odds instead.
Plus, we should note the one big difference between the two contests: DraftKings is giving away the winnings as seven $40 free bets, while FanDuel is handing out $280 cash.
BetMGM New York: Bet $10, win $200
Of course, with seven betting apps in New York, each operator wants to stand out from the crowd. BetMGM is no different.
And BetMGM NY is certainly standing out for Super Bowl Sunday.
The sportsbook currently offers new users a risk-free bet up to $1,000 after signing up and making a first real-money deposit. On top of that, BetMGM will hand out a free $50 bet you can use on the Super Bowl.
What does that mean? Well, first, if your first wager up to $1,000 loses, BetMGM will refund that bet back to you. And in addition, the sportsbook will provide you with another $50 wager. That’s up to $1,050 in free bets.
$75,000 Super Bowl Squares contest with DraftKings
There’s also a way to get something for nothing on Super Bowl Sunday.
The $75,000 DraftKings Big Game Squares contest is back this year, and it’s available free in New York and all across the US. Wrangler has stepped in as a sponsor for the contest this year, but the game is the same.
Head over to the new Wrangler $75,000 DraftKings Big Game Squares website, and click on a square to select it. In the end, this will be your square for every quarter. Then, it’s just a matter of waiting for kickoff when DraftKings will reveal which numbers are randomly assigned to each column and row. That’ll tell you your numbers, and if they match the last numbers in each team’s score at the end of each of the first three quarters, or the end of the game, you’re a winner.
The total of $75,000 in prizes breaks down as follows:
- 1st quarter: $11,250
- First half: $22,500
- 3rd quarter: $11,250
- Final score: $30,000
Entries are capped at one per person, and you need to enter the contest prior to kickoff. It’s free to play the DraftKings Big Game Squares contest, but you have to sign up for a DraftKings account so any prizes you win can be paid as cash into that DraftKings account.
Don’t forget about these free-to-play Super Bowl sweepstakes
Super Bowl promos, contests and giveaways aren’t restricted to NY online sportsbooks. There’s also a way to get something for nothing from some of the country’s biggest food and beverage companies on Super Bowl Sunday.
The biggest of the bunch must be the PepsiCo Super Bowl LVI Sweepstakes. It’s offering up a chance to win $7,500 for residents of any one of the 50 states and Washington, DC, unless you work for Pepsi. You can enter once a day via PepsiCo’s Tasty Rewards website anytime before Feb. 19. A drawing will be held to decide the winner on Feb. 21, with that winner earning $7,500.
Since pizza and the Super Bowl seem to go hand in hand, we should also mention “it’s not delivery” frozen pizza king DiGiorno is giving away free pizza during Super Bowl LVI. Enter via DiGiorno’s website ahead of Super Bowl Sunday on Feb. 13.
The contest is all about the frozen pie and mathematical pi, which means all those who enter will win a free pizza if the score is 3-14 at any time during the game. Plus, one lucky entry will be chosen at random to get free pizza all next season, 267 pizzas in total, if:
- Either QB finishes with exactly 314 passing yards
- Any scoring drive takes exactly 3 minutes and 14 seconds; or
- There are more than 3.14 total turnovers