Our Favorite NFL Week 1 Promos, From Free NFL Jersey To Profit-Boost Bonanza

Written By Dann Stupp on September 10, 2021 - Last Updated on July 27, 2023
NFL Week 1

It’s NFL Week 1, and for one of the biggest sports betting weekends of the year, Virginia online sportsbooks have rolled out some killer promotions.

There are profit boosts galore. Free bets and risk-free wagers. A tripling of a point spread. Heck, you can even score an authentic NFL jersey without too much effort.

The Virginia sports betting promos are so bountiful that you might need some help sorting through them all. Thankfully, PlayVirginia is here to help, and we’ve put together a list of the top eight NFL Week 1 promos in Virginia.

So, whether it’s the Washington Football Team (-1) vs. the Los Angeles Chargers (Sunday, 1 p.m.), or the Baltimore Ravens (-4) vs. the Las Vegas Raiders (Monday, 8:15 p.m.), you’ve got ways to maximize your betting dollars.

In addition to these Week 1 specials, every VA sportsbook also offers some type of sign-up or deposit bonus. So if you’re new to any of these mobile sports wagering apps, be sure to snag those perks too.

As you’ll soon see, a savvy bettor could see a significant bankroll boost simply by shopping for the best deals this weekend.

Your best NFL Week 1: Free authentic jersey!

We covered this Caesars VA promo once before, but it’s worth plugging “Free NFL Jerseys for the People” again.

It’s a rather simple proposition: If you bet at least $100 total on NFL games before Sept. 30, you get an authentic NFL jersey of your choosing. It’ll arrive via a $150 digital gift card you can use at NFLShop.com.

As with most of the offers on this list, be sure to opt-in from the promotions page. Also be sure to check for the relevant requirements and restrictions.

For Caesars’ free-jersey promo, nearly all wager types (standard bets, parlays, round robins, etc.) are eligible if they have minimum odds of -200.

Boost your football winnings

What’s better than winning a bet? Winning one with boosted odds so you get an even bigger payout.

You’ve got a few options for NFL Week 1.

Lots of 20% boosts at DraftKings

If you’re the type of bettor who likes to have a little action on a whole lot of games, DraftKings VA has a killer NFL Week 1 special.

DK is offering a 20% profit boost for all 13 Sunday-afternoon NFL games. Those are the ones that start at both 1 and 4 p.m. (not Sunday Night Football, though). Use it on the point spread, the total, or the moneyline.

The only major stipulation is that the max bet for the profit boosts is $50.

Caesars: Profit boost with a possible bonus

Caesars also has a can’t-miss boost. Sure, it’s for only one game instead 13, but it’s got a nice catch.

With the “Total Pointage” promo, which runs Friday-Sunday, you get a 50% profit boost token to use on any NFL Week 1 bet of $50.

Nice, right? But there’s more.

On top of that, if your team wins, you’ll receive a free bet equal to the total points scored by both teams.

Say you place a $50 bet on the WFT (-1) for Sunday’s game at -110 odds, and they beat the Chargers 31-20. Not only will you nab $45.45 in regular winnings, you’ll get another $51 as a bonus because of the final score.

Take the risk out of NFL Week 1 betting

It’s not often you can place a bet with little to no downside. But risk-free bets do just that.

Essentially, with these special wagering opportunities, you get your money back (usually in the form of a free bet) if your initial wager loses.

DraftKings has been promoting its new same-game parlay options in recent weeks. Now, they’ve made them a can’t-lose proposition for this weekend’s NFL games: Every customer gets a $25 risk-free same-game parlay. If you lose, you get your stake back with a free bet of the same value.

BetMGM VA also has an offer for a risk-free bet, but it works a little differently and taps into prop betting. Wager on a player to score the first touchdown of your chosen game, and if you lose, you’ll receive up to $25 in free bets to make you whole.

No fuss, no mess: Free bets!

Want a straightforward offer? Basically, some free cash? If so, be sure to log into your BetMGM account. BetMGM is offering all players two free bets – $10 each – to use on NFL games this weekend.

Players received their first one prior to Thursday Night Football. The second one is now available and ready to use for Sunday’s games. Simply log into your account to make sure it triggers the awarding of the free bet.

Unibet VA is also offering some free bets, but they come with a catch. With the “Bet Bundle Blitz” promotion, you need to wager at least $200 on football (both the NFL and NCAA college football are eligible).

If you wager $200, you’ll receive a $10 free bet each week for the next four weeks. But if you bet $1,000 total, you’ll get $50 free bets for the next four weeks. That works out to a 20% bonus on your bets.

This promo is obviously geared toward active bettors. But if you’re betting the games anyway, you might as well score some extra bets.

Tripling an NFL Week 1 point spread

WynnBET VA also has an offer for pigskin enthusiasts this weekend.

The VA sportsbook has a “Triple the Spread” promotion for Sunday’s game (4:25 p.m.) between the Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints.

Rather than getting the initial spread of the Saints +4.5, WynnBET has tripled it to +13.5. That bump will certainly improve your chances of winning.

If you’re willing to wager to find out, the max bet is $20.

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Dann Stupp is a longtime sports journalist who’s written and edited for The Athletic, USA Today, ESPN, MLB.com and other outlets. He lives in Lexington, Virginia.

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