Gronk Misses the Kick of Destiny 2 Wide Right at Super Bowl 58
Rich Polk/Getty Images for Spotify. Pictured: Rob Gronkowski attends the FanDuel Super Bowl party.
Rob Gronkowski did it again!
After missing the field goal for the the FanDuel "Kick of Destiny" promotion in last year's Super Bowl, Gronk failed to nail a field goal for FanDuel's Kick of Destiny 2 promo when he kicked the ball wide right just before Super Bowl 58.
The kick is … NO GOOD 😱 pic.twitter.com/TxtDwKOsvU
— FanDuel Sportsbook (@FDSportsbook) February 11, 2024
More than 1.7 million people took part in the Kick of Destiny 2 promotion and leading up to Super Bowl 58, Sports Handle's Matt Rybaltowski reported that roughly 75% of participants had picked that Gronkowski to make the kick as of Thursday.
Now all those geniuses who picked him to miss get to share in the $10,000,000 in bonus bets thanks to Gronk's leg.
So, how do you actually get to cash in on the Kick of Destiny 2 win? Here's what you need to know.
Gronk Missed the Kick of Destiny 2. What Did I Just Win?
If you didn't read the fine print, then I regret to inform you that you did not win actual money. But that's OK because you did win bonus bets; exactly how much is still being determined.
What's the difference between a bonus bet and real money? We explain it in simple terms in our educational how-to on sportsbook bonuses:
This is the most popular promotional currency in sports betting.
When you place a bet with bonus bets, you keep any profits, but not the initial stake. The bets will usually appear in your bet slip if you have them.
Say you have $75 in bonus bets in your account, and no cash. You put $50 in bonus bets on the Bruins to beat the Penguins at +110. If the Bruins win, you profit $55, but you don't keep the $50 bonus. So you'll now have $55 cash, plus $25 in bonus bets remaining. If the Bruins lose, the bonus bets just go away.
Just remember that based on the rules, your bonus bet will expire in seven days.
How Can I Use Bonus Bets From the Kick of Destiny?
Your first instinct might be to place a bet on the next upcoming game you find, but Action Network contributor Joe Dellera has a smart strategy when it comes to maximizing bonus bets that he detailed here:
I'd suggest another alternative: Use free bets to create a portfolio of futures.
Why futures? For one, (aside from win totals or season long prop totals) they are often plus-money opportunities, so you are not wagering a free bet on something that would return less than what the free bet was worth.
The second reason, and what I think is more important, is that it allows you to take advantage of better numbers without tying up cash or a significant part of your bankroll.
Do I want to tie up $100 in October on the Lakers (+400) to win the NBA Finals and potentially wait until June to cash that ticket? Absolutely not.
But if I have a free bet, I don’t mind since I can't withdraw that from my account anyway. I take that ticket and I log it (preferably into the Action App) and use it to start forming a portfolio of futures bets.
If you're looking for futures bets to make with baseball season just around the corner, Action Network contributor Jim Turvey has nine picks that he's already made this offseason. Action MLB writer Anthony Dabbundo also likes an American League MVP pick that has value before the season starts. If you want to get some value on a surging NBA team before the All-Star break, consider this futures bet from Matt Altman aka NBA First Three.