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Best NFL Week 1 Sports Betting Promos in Illinois: Bet $5, Win $125 if Chiefs Beat Texans Opening Night!

Best NFL Week 1 Sports Betting Promos in Illinois: Bet $5, Win $125 if Chiefs Beat Texans Opening Night! article feature image

Tom Pennington/Getty Images. Pictured: Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes

Are you ready for some football?!

Online sportsbooks all over Illinois are celebrating the return of the NFL with some no-brainer promos, including a few on the hometown Bears.

Here are all the details:

Best NFL Week 1 Promos in Illinois

FanDuel Sportsbook

Offer: Bet $5, Win $125 on Chiefs to beat Texans

The Chiefs are becoming a mighty popular team thanks to Patrick Mahomes. They’re also prettay, prettay, prettay good at football, too.

Their moneyline, which is in the -400 to -450 range at other books for the NFL Opener against the Texans, is nowhere near that for users who take advantage of this promo at FanDuel, where it’s an insane +2500.

To turn $5 into $125 on the Chiefs, just:

  • Click this link
  • Register and follow the prompts after registration to download FanDuel’s app
  • Deposit at least the minimum once you’re in your account
  • Bet the boosted odds for KC on the app homepage or where the Chiefs’ odds normally are under the NFL section

After that, you just have to sit back, relax and root for the Super Bowl champs. The Texans are probably a bit frazzled after their blown lead in the playoffs against Mahomes & Co., and let’s just say they didn’t get better in the offseason, either. Nuk Hopkins is gone, and after winning 10 games last year, Houston’s win total sits at just 7.5

Can the Chiefs follow up their Super Bowl win with a Week 1 toppling of the Texans? All signs point to yes!


DraftKings Sportsbook

Offer: Bet the Chiefs +101 on the spread against the Texans

  • Bet now: Click here
  • Who’s it for? New and existing users

If you’re looking for a Week 1 lock … well, I think this is it. Considering the biggest blowout in the Super Bowl era is 59 points, the reigning champion Chiefs should be able to cover in this one.

All you have to do to bet these laughable odds is:

  • Click this link
  • Make a deposit (the max bet is $50, so take that into consideration)
  • Bet on the boosted odds, which you’ll find prominently featured on the sportsbook homepage

Making this bet literally guarantees you a sizable win to boost your bankroll just as the NFL season begins. And we know how easy it is to tie up your entire bankroll on an NFL Sunday, too. Every extra bit helps.

So what are you waiting for?! Go get some free money.


BetRivers Sportsbook

Offer: Bet $100 on Chiefs-Texans, Get $100 Free

Looking for some extra money this NFL season? All you have to do is bet on the Chiefs-Texans game and BetRivers will match your bet up to $100 free.

  • Click this link
  • Deposit at least $25
  • Bet at least $25 on Chiefs-Texans as your first bet, get your bet matched up to $100 free

If you high-rollers out there want to bet more than $100 on the game, no biggie. You still can, but you’re capped at $100 in free money.

This will come in the form of free bets, which you can use on the NFL and have to be rolled over only 1x … in other words, you’ll probably be done by Sunday afternoon.

So do you want some free money or not?


BetRivers Sportsbook $100,000 NFL Pick ‘Em Challenge

How many winners do you think you can pick over the course of the season? Maybe you’re better than your buddies, but can you beat out an entire state?

Time to put your money where your mouth is … well, not really because it’s free to enter.

All you have to do is:

  • Click this link
  • Create a BetRivers account
  • Make your picks each week before Sunday at 1 p.m. ET

You’ll be making straight-up picks each week (Thursday games excluded), so there’s no worrying about the spread. You’ll also have a shot at weekly $1,000 prizes awarded to the top player that week.

The top-50 players at the end of the year will win money, but everyone will have their eye on the $50,000 grand prize. Honestly, you could probably toss that accomplishment down on your resume. Even if you don’t, it’ll make for great bar banter and internet karma.

Will you be making NFL picks each week this season? Of course you will. Why not do it with a little extra incentive at BetRivers?


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