Sunday Night Football is here and BetMGM bonus code ACTION is the most prevalent for Chiefs vs. Chargers.
Depending on the federal state, there are different offers.
- Bonus code ACTION: Available everywhere except New York. This will net you a $1,000 risk free bet (aka you get your free bet back equal to what you lose on your first bet, assuming your first bet loses).
- Bonus code ACTIONYARD: Get $200 in Free Bets when your team throws over 1 yard. Only available in Louisiana, Illinois and Kansas.
- ACTIONOHIO: $200 in free bets with no deposit required. Ohio starts sports betting on January 1st.
- Maryland: Use this link to get $200 in free bets with no deposit required ahead of Monday’s soft launch and Wednesday’s full launch including BetMGM.
Sportsbooks use all sorts of languages to describe their promotional offers, which we’ve broken down in detail here.
Risk free bet explained
BetMGM’s risk-free bet isn’t exactly risk-free. Because if you lose your first bet, you get free bets back, not real money.
Let’s look at an example of Chiefs-Chargers.
Our Gilles Gallant likes it when Jerrick McKinnon scores a touchdown at +250.
McKinnon scored when those teams met in Week 2 when he took over as pass-catcher in the Chiefs’ backfield.
In his last two games, McKinnon has 16 goals, including four in the red zone. During this time, Clyde Edwards-Helaire was retired from the Kansas City offense.
McKinnon is second behind the Chiefs in red zone goals. They will be missing key receivers JuJu Smith-Schuster and Mecole Hardman this week. That’s 35% of the targets that suddenly become available.
I almost went with wide receiver Justin Watson, but McKinnon is my pick Sunday night.
Let’s say you deposit $100 and bet all on McKinnon. If he scores, you win $250 and keep the original $100. If he doesn’t score you get $100 back in free bets – five, $20 free bets split by BetMGM.
Free bets explained
OK, so what happens if that first bet loses?
You get free bets back. And how do you turn this into money? Let’s take a look.
Free bets are almost like cash but cannot be withdrawn. They must be wagered. And if they win, you keep the winnings but not the wager.
BetMGM will refund you in four steps of $50 if you get $200 back. (If you get $500 back, it becomes $100 increments).
The optimal way to use free bets is with plus money bets, but many people won’t do it.
Let’s say you lose the Chiefs Chargers bet on McKinnon and bet everything on this clever support for Wales against the USA on Monday.
It’s Wales to score exactly 1 goal at +140. If Wales scores 1, you win $140 but don’t keep the original $100 free bet. If it loses, you end up with nothing.
Oddsmakers are reckoning with a very low score, partly because of the deep-block tactic Wales used to reach the World Cup.
But the Dragons have been fairly consistent in their ability to find at least one goal, and often no more. They have scored exactly one goal in half of their 10 World Cup qualifiers and also in half of their six UEFA Nations League games.
Meanwhile, USA have conceded a goal in six of their 14 CONCACAF qualifying games. History says they’ll likely concede at least one goal here: The Yanks have conceded at least once in all their World Cup opening games – save one – way back in 1930 – and have kept just two clean sheets in their seven straight games played tournament participations between 1990 and 2014.
A bet on Wales to score exactly once at +140 odds and an implied probability of 41.7% will outperform relevant recent patterns on either side.
It also makes intuitive sense, given the quality in certain positions Wales have and some questions about an injury-weakened American defence.
This is how ACTIONYARD works
Bonus code ACTIONYARD Unlocks $200 in Free Bets when you wager $10 on an NFL game and there is 1+ passing yards from your team. Easy enough right?
The free bets work exactly as we described – if they win, you keep the winnings. If they lose, they walk away.
In this case, BetMGM gives you four free bets worth $50. They cannot be further divided.
Pre-registration for Ohio and Maryland
Sportsbooks will soon go live in a few key states – Maryland next Wednesday before Thanksgiving and Ohio on January 1st.
Ohio Users: ACTIONOHIO receive $200 in free bets with no deposit required.
Maryland: Use this link to claim $200 in free bets before launch later this month. Same offer as Ohio, but you must use this link to sign up instead of a code.
Offer details & registration
- Click here to login.
- Use ACTION, ACTIONYARD or ACTIONOHIO at checkout
- Enter your personal information. You may be asked for the last four digits of your social security number, which is needed to verify your identity.
- Deposit at least $10
- Make your first bet up to $1,000
If you’re traveling to a legal betting state this week, you can still log in and bet. Just use all your real, accurate information, not the hotel you’re staying at as the address or your friend’s house.
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