NBA Opening Night: 9 Best Bonuses, Free Bets, Odds Boosts In Virginia

Posted on October 19, 2021

Basketball is back with NBA Opening Night on Tuesday, and Virginia sportsbooks have unveiled some tip-off specials.

From sign-up bonuses to free bets to odds boosts, VA mobile sports betting apps have it all to usher in a new season of NBA hoops.

With nine sportsbooks now operational in the commonwealth, Virginia sports bettors have options. Many, many options. And as they fight for your business, they’ve got several intriguing offers.

Some promos are for Tuesday’s two NBA Opening Night games. Many are also eligible for Wednesday’s games, which include the Washington Wizards (+2) making their 2021-2022 season debut at the Toronto Raptors.

So, if you’re ready to add some wagering to your basketball viewing, here’s your chance to score.

NBA Opening Night free bets

Planning to do some NBA betting this season? Want to join the tip-off festivities? Here’s how to score some free bets as the NBA season returns.

Caesars: NBA Opening Night Tip-Off Points

At Caesars Sportsbook, you get a $50 free bet simply by betting on Tuesday’s two games. Simply wager $25+ on the Brooklyn Nets (+1) at Milwaukee Bucks (7 p.m., TNT) and Golden State Warriors (+3.5) at Los Angeles Lakers (10 p.m., TNT) games. Win or lose, you’ll get a $50 free bet to use on other NBA action. Your qualifying wagers must be standard, straight, pregame, full game, point spread bets.

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Bet 1, get 1 at BetRivers

BetRivers Virginia is also offering a free bet. Simply bet at least $25 with a real money, pregame, single wager on the Nets vs. Bucks, and you’ll get a $10 free bet to use on the Warriors-Lakers game later in the night.

Unibet: Bet $25, get a $10 live free bet

Unibet VA also has a promo tied to NBA Opening Night. Wager at least $25 on either Tuesday-night game (no cash-outs, live bets, or parlays). Once your bet settles, you’ll get a $10 live free bet to use on any future action. For example, maybe you’ll place an NBA futures bet and take a flier on the Wizards to win the 2021-2022 NBA championship, which offers +15000 (150-1) odds.

DraftKings: “The King vs. The Chef”

Are you going with Lebron James‘ Lakers or Stephen Curry‘s Warriors? DraftKings has sweetened the deal for the night’s can’t-mis matchup. If you opt-in and place a pre-game moneyline bet of at least $50 on either the Lakers or Warriors, you get $2 toward a free bet for every point your star player – “The King” James or “The Chef” Curry – scores. Best of all, you get your free bet whether or not you win your initial bet.

Absurd odds for new users

If you’re new to two biggies of Virginia sports betting, FanDuel and DraftKings, it’s a great time to finally sign up. The sportsbook giants are both offering a potentially big payout of a small bet if you win.

FanDuel: Bet $2, win $150

Well, it’s hard to beat +7500 odds. But with FanDuel, that’s what new users get. Simply place a bet on any NBA team to win its first game, and you’ll get a 75-1 payoff if you win. Of course, with odds this massive, there’s got to be a catch. In this case, you’re limited to a bet of $2. Still, if you win your wager, you’ll net $150 in winnings.

DraftKings

DraftKings has a similar sign-up offer to usher in the NBA season. Place a wager of at least $5 on any NBA team to win its opener, and you’ll get $200 in free bets if you win your wager. Those free bets will come in the form of eight different $25 free bets.

Same-game parlays for NBA Opening Night

Like other operators throughout the US, Virginia sportsbooks have been pushing their same-game parlays. Basically, you choose a single game, and the sportsbook offers a menu of betting options. Parlay a few of the legs together to make your SGP. Now, you can do it risk-free as the NBA season kicks off.

FanDuel’s Risk-Free $10 same game parlay

New to the world of SGPs? You can give them a whirl at FanDuel and do it risk-free. Just place a parlay of at least three legs on any NBA game on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday (Oct. 19-21). The final odds must be +400 or longer. If your bet loses, you’ll get a refund in site credit, up to $10.

Basketball parlay bonus at WynnBET

BetRivers in Virginia also has a deal for same-game parlays. And you can win, lose, or push your bet to get the bonus. As long as your SGP has at least four legs (minimum +400 odds) and you bet at least $20 on the NBA or college hoops from Monday-Friday, you get a $10 free bet. Just be sure to opt-in for your weekly SGP bonus.

An odds boost for LeBron James

Ready for the big Lebron James vs. Steph Curry showdown tonight? If you’re big on LeBron, there’s an odds boost for that.

LeBron James Super Boost

Caesars has focused on “The King” for its popular daily super boost. For this one, it’s actually a parlay: You need the Lakers to win on the moneyline straight up, and James has to score at least 15.5 points. Considering the Lakers are -3.5 and the player props market puts James at 23.5 points, the super boost is a solid option. As usual, though, you’re limited to a max bet of $25.

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