Legalized Sports Betting in KS - A Review

Husker4real

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/I'm unclear what the betting landscape will look like in Nebraska (It's my understanding it will become legal at some point). It became legal in Kansas on 9/1, so I took advantage of the pretty cool sign-on bonuses.

There are 6 apps that are authorized to operate: Draft Kings, Fan Duel, MGM, Caesar's, Barstool, & PointsBet. I only opened accounts at the first 3, as the others all required a deposit in order to make a 'risk-free' bet.

MGM - 4 free $50 wagers to be used by 9/13. I am saving these for the NFL games this week. They promo'd $200 in free bets, but note that it is limited to the aforementioned $50 dollar bets.

Fan Duel - $100 in free bets. These have to be placed by 9/8. These can be carved up any way you like. They also had a cool gimmicky bet on the OSU-ND game, where you would win your bet if either team scored. I put $40 on that bet, and right after the first score, there was another $40 in my account. Note that the money won on the free bets can be used any way you like. You can keep betting, you can use it on fantasy sports, or you can cash it out.

Draft Kings - $100 in free bets. This is broken into 4, $25 bets. These need to be used by 9/8 as well. They had a follow up bonus where you could get an additional $200 in free bets if you made just a $5.00 bet on any college game over the weekend. I deposited $25 there in order to make a $5 bet on Clemson -22. They immediately added another 8, $25 bets to my account. Those need to be used by 9/13.

In summary, there is very little down-side to the free bets - only the limitations noted above. Also, once you make the bet, you can't cancel it - so be careful. But if you win the free bets, the cash is yours to keep.

After all of the free bets are exhausted, I will most likely consolidate into one app (most likely Draft Kings, since I have used them for fantasy football for several years).
 

SWIowahawks

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/I'm unclear what the betting landscape will look like in Nebraska (It's my understanding it will become legal at some point). It became legal in Kansas on 9/1, so I took advantage of the pretty cool sign-on bonuses.

There are 6 apps that are authorized to operate: Draft Kings, Fan Duel, MGM, Caesar's, Barstool, & PointsBet. I only opened accounts at the first 3, as the others all required a deposit in order to make a 'risk-free' bet.

MGM - 4 free $50 wagers to be used by 9/13. I am saving these for the NFL games this week. They promo'd $200 in free bets, but note that it is limited to the aforementioned $50 dollar bets.

Fan Duel - $100 in free bets. These have to be placed by 9/8. These can be carved up any way you like. They also had a cool gimmicky bet on the OSU-ND game, where you would win your bet if either team scored. I put $40 on that bet, and right after the first score, there was another $40 in my account. Note that the money won on the free bets can be used any way you like. You can keep betting, you can use it on fantasy sports, or you can cash it out.

Draft Kings - $100 in free bets. This is broken into 4, $25 bets. These need to be used by 9/8 as well. They had a follow up bonus where you could get an additional $200 in free bets if you made just a $5.00 bet on any college game over the weekend. I deposited $25 there in order to make a $5 bet on Clemson -22. They immediately added another 8, $25 bets to my account. Those need to be used by 9/13.

In summary, there is very little down-side to the free bets - only the limitations noted above. Also, once you make the bet, you can't cancel it - so be careful. But if you win the free bets, the cash is yours to keep.

After all of the free bets are exhausted, I will most likely consolidate into one app (most likely Draft Kings, since I have used them for fantasy football for several years).
Just go from one app to the next. Either win a bunch and withdraw or move onto the next when you lose. The apps that have your accounts at zero for a while will send you deposit match promotions. I’ve got a crap ton of futures bets for MLB based on those promotions and free bets.
 
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It's all fun and games till you find yourself betting on an Indian cricket match at 2am! Talking about a friend btw.... probably....
 
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Husker4real

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The rollover requirements mean you probably won't be withdrawing soon
At least with the Fan Duel winnings, they are available for withdrawal now. I’ll see this weekend on the other sites - assuming I don’t go 0-12.
 

Riley_the_Crutch

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You only have to drive 2 miles or so South of our border to do it on mobile (I’ve been told, it was definitely not me)
 

JamieRaterman

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I rarely use legal betting shops. It would be logical to wonder if illegal betting shops are suitable for full-fledged betting. In principle, making bets to deposit and withdraw funds is possible. If the bookmaker has a good reputation and works in this field, it is possible to cooperate with him. However, in complicated situations, a bettor may have problems. It will be more difficult for him to prove his case and win the dispute. In such cases, watching College Football Computer Picks is advisable before making a bet. Be careful, and don't make rash bets.
 
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Dean Pope

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/I'm unclear what the betting landscape will look like in Nebraska (It's my understanding it will become legal at some point).
So, what exactly is the situation in Nebraska? It appears obvious that progress has been slowed to a crawl by the paternal political forces in our state. But will these sports betting apps even be legal? Or is it just sports betting at sports books?