New Year, New Bettors Celebrate: Iowa Sportsbooks Giving Away bonus bets

Written By Derek Helling on December 30, 2021 - Last Updated on July 22, 2022
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The arrival of NFL Week 17 means a new calendar year, but like with football betting promos at sportsbooks in Iowa, that actually means time is running short. The second-to-last week of the 2021 regular season puts many NFL teams in need of wins.

There are no Thursday games or byes this week, so that means a packed schedule of 15 games on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022. Two Iowa sports betting apps are offering great promos for the action.

Iowa sportsbooks ready to wrap up NFL Week 17

As you recover from your New Year celebration, make checking out whether you fit the eligibility for these offers one of the first things you do in 2022.

  • First, you need to be at least 21 years of age.
  • Next, you need to be somewhere in IA when you place your bets.
  • Finally, these offers are just for new customers.

BetMGM offers $50 free on sign-up

Do you like house money? Well, then BetMGM has a deal for you. BetMGM’s welcome offer for new bettors in IA is potentially worth up to $1,050 but is quite customizable to any budget. No BetMGM Iowa bonus code is necessary.

Get up to $1,500 in Bonus Bets
Get up to $1,500 in Bonus Bets
Up to $1,500
In Bonus Bets
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  • Up to $1,500 in Bonus Bets if Your First Bet Doesn't Win*
  • *Bonus Bets Expire in 7 Days. One New Customer Offer Only. Add’l terms. 21+. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER
  • Use Bonus Code: PLAYIA

All you have to do is get the app and sign up to get $50 in site credit; no deposit is necessary. If you choose to make a deposit, though, BetMGM will cover the risk in your first real-money bet up to $1,000.

That means if you lose your first real-money wager, the sportsbook will give you more site credit equal to the value of your bet up to $1,000. That could help you start 2022 on a high note.

The same opportunity presents itself at another IA sports betting app.

DraftKings offers $200 in bonus bets for $5 NFL wagers

Here’s another easy one where you don’t need the DraftKings Iowa promo code.

Claim Your $1,200 Bonus at DraftKings Sportsbook
Claim Your $1,200 Bonus at DraftKings Sportsbook
Up to $1,200 Bonus
New User Bonus. T&Cs Apply
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  • Bet & Get up to $150 Instantly!
  • PLUS up to $1,000 Deposit Bonus
  • PLUS $50 Bonus Bet on Deposit
  • Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER 

You will have to deposit to get in on this deal, but the stake is pretty minimal and a winning bet could pay off in two separate ways. Again, get the app, register your account and deposit at least $10.

Then, pick any team on the NFL Week 17 moneyline. Stake at least $5 to a team before the game starts. If your bet wins, you’ll get your payout as usual. In addition, you’ll also get eight bonus bets worth $25 each.

It’s important to note that if you place any winning wagers with those bonus bets, you’ll only profit from those wagers. Additionally, the bonus bets expire seven days after issuance.

Eight of 14 playoff spots, including six of seven in the AFC, are still up for grabs in the NFL entering Sunday’s games. That means the games should be entertaining, and they can be even more so with these promos on the line for you.

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Derek Helling is a lead writer for PlayUSA and the manager of BetHer. He is a 2013 graduate of the University of Iowa and covers the intersections of sports with business and the law.

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