Iowa Sportsbooks Present Gifts Of NFL Week 16 Promos

Written By Derek Helling on December 22, 2021 - Last Updated on March 15, 2024
NFL Week 16 offers

NFL Week 16 means the time is now for both NFL teams and those weighing their options for sports betting apps in Iowa with football betting promos. With just three games left on the NFL schedule, 13 of 14 playoff spots remain up for grabs as well as seeding for the oncoming postseason.

Because of the holiday, this week includes a pair of Christmas Day games. Iowa sportsbooks are getting into that holiday spirit with gift-wrapped promos suitable for potential glad tidings toward those who move quickly to opt in.

Can I unwrap these NFL Week 16 offers?

The answer is the same across all the Iowa sportsbook apps in question here. We’re highlighting four of them:

All of these offers are only available to bettors who don’t have active accounts with the appropriate sportsbooks. Additionally, in accordance with state law, only those who are at least 21 years old can enjoy these deals.

Among the options for promos this week are offerings of boosted odds, bonus bets, and site credit. All you need to know is in the details for each offer.

BetMGM: Bet $10 Win $200 for a NFL Week 16 touchdown

While the Green Bay Packers have wrapped up a playoff spot, their seeding in the NFC is still up in the air. All other teams in nearby states except for the Chicago Bears are still in the postseason hunt.

Bettors in the hunt for some house money to play with (who are also new to BetMGM) should note this offer. For risking just $10, you can score $200 in bonus bets to use on the app.

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After getting the app, registering your account, and depositing at least $10 in your new account, navigate over to the Promotions section. Select the “Bet $10 Win $200 if Your Team Scores a TD” promo.

Then it’s time for you to look at all the Week 16 games and pick any team to stake at least $10 to on the moneyline. Whether you lose or win that bet doesn’t matter for the purposes of this promo but should you win, you’ll get your payout as normal.

If the team you put the $10 on does score at least one touchdown in the game, defensive or offensive, BetMGM will credit your account with two bonus bets worth $100 each. Those bonus bets can be used like real money on the app to make any subsequent wagers you like.

If you do place winning bets with them, note that you will only get the profit from those wagers. Still, it’s fun to eliminate your risk in such transactions. If you like this deal but already have a BetMGM account, don’t lose your holiday spirit. There are more like it.

Bet $10, Win $100 On Christmas weekend at Caesars

This offer is pretty similar to the BetMGM deal except for your choice of contests isn’t as wide. It is a little easier to get the $100 promotional value in this case, though.

For example, Caesars allows you to put a minimum of $10 on the point spread as well as the moneyline here. Additionally, any point is good to claim $100 in site credit, so a field goal or safety by the team you take is just as good as a touchdown for this offer.

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At the same time, your menu of football games is smaller. This promo is only good for the games on Saturday, Dec. 25 and Sunday, Dec. 26 as far as the NFL goes. Again, accessing the promo is a matter of installing the app, signing up for an account, and making a first deposit of at least $10.

Then, find the “Bet $10 win $100 on any Christmas Day and Dec 26th NFL or NBA game” and put at least $10 on either the moneyline or point spread of any qualifying team after selecting the offer. As long as the team you back doesn’t get shutout in the appropriate game, you’ll get $100 in site credit from Caesars in addition to any winnings you earn.

If you’re holding out for more credit, then another Iowa sportsbook might be for you.

DraftKings offering $150 in bonus bets for $5 NFL wagers

While DraftKings is offering an extra $50 in bonus bets in comparison to Caesars and for half the stake, there’s a tradeoff here. You actually have to place a winning bet to get the goods.

The drill is the same here. Get the DraftKings app, sign up, put at least $10 in your account, and choose the appropriate offer from the promotions. Note that the Miami Dolphins at New Orleans Saints Monday Night Football game this week is ineligible for this offer.

Put at least $5 down on your pick to win from all the other NFL Week 16 games. If you do pick a winner, you’ll get six bonus bets worth $25 each on top of your payout from the wager. If you lose, however, DraftKings will keep your $5 and that’s that.

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Those bonus bets expire seven days after issuance, so don’t dawdle if you do earn them. Another offer you don’t want to sit on pays out not bonus bets or site credit but actual cash if you play it right.

FanDuel invokes “Jolly Ol’ Saint Chuck” for its holiday offer

The two Christmas Day NFL games have odds available for the moneyline at FanDuel but none of them are anywhere near as good as +3000. Charles Barkley and FanDuel are coming down the chimney to fix that.

Get the app, register, deposit at least $10, then select the “Jolly Ol’ Saint Chuck Odds Boost – 30/1 on any team to win on Christmas Day” promo. At that point, you need to choose one of the four teams playing on Saturday, Dec. 25 and place at least $5 on the moneyline on that squad.

The sportsbook will boost your odds to +3000. That means if you win, your payout will be $150 in actual cash. No bonus bets or site credit here. That’s real money you could withdraw right away if you want.

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With 27 NFL teams still hoping to unwrap a playoff spot in the NFL Week 16 games, the contests could feature a lot of exciting plays for fans. Iowa bettors who get in on these deals could have some extra cash in their stockings, too.

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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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