New DraftKings NBA Playoffs Promo Aims To Attract NC Players

DraftKings has launched a new promotion to entice new users to the online sportsbook just in time for the NBA playoffs. The welcome bonus is available now to sports bettors in North Carolina.

With NC online sports betting surpassing $650 million from March 11-31, many residents have already found a sportsbook to place bets at. But, even if you have a current account with another operator, you can open a new account with DraftKings and get this special offer.

The NBA playoffs begin this week, culminating with the NBA Finals in June. Even without the Charlotte Hornets participating in this year’s postseason, the playoffs offer several exciting storylines, superstars, and sensational contests to excite North Carolina bettors.

$1,250 in bonuses and No-Sweat SGPs available in North Carolina

In the promotion, DraftKings Sportsbook NC is giving up to $1,250 in bonuses and daily deals on NBA playoff betting with “No Sweat” same-game parlays.

The $1,250 in bonuses stems from a “Bet $5, Get $200 in Bonus Bets” offer and a 20% Deposit Match up to $1,000 (25x playthrough requirement in effect). Lastly, get an additional $50 bonus bet just for making a $5 first deposit.

The No Sweat Same-Game Parlay has some key terms to note:

  • Valid 1 per customer.
  • Opt-in req. Receive 1 No Sweat Bet token for NBA SGP and SGPx bets only.
  • Req. min. legs and odds per leg may vary each day when offered.
  • Must meet qualifying bet criteria and select token BEFORE placing qualifying bet.
  • Qualifying bet must lose.
  • Max. bet limits apply.
  • Tokens are single-use and expire at the end of the last NBA game each day. Reward issued as 1 Bonus Bet in the amount of losing bet.
  • Bonus bets must be wagered 1x before any resulting cash winnings can be withdrawn, stake is not included in winnings, and expire 7 days (168 hours) after being awarded.
  • Promotional offer period ends 5/6/24 at 11:59 PM ET.

For full terms, visit the DraftKings website or the T&C section of the DraftKings mobile app.

This offer is available in every state DraftKings serves except Massachusetts.

Use discretion on same-game parlay betting

The “same-game parlay” is alliterative. It’s catchy. And, its big payoffs can be enticing. However, just because something is shiny, doesn’t mean it’s something you want to put in your pocket.

New sports bettors should be aware of the risks attached to same-game parlays. Yes, you can win, and yes, long odds on a multi-leg parlay can pay off with a large windfall. But, a same-game parlay (SGP) is a sportsbook’s friend. More parlays played means higher profits for sportsbooks.

This is where The No Sweat SGP offered by DraftKings comes in. Lose that initial parlay–which is likely–and you’ll not only get a better understanding of how difficult it is to win, but a second chance to lock down a winning bet.

A strategy for prudent bettors would be: don’t get burned twice.

When DraftKings gives you a bonus bet after your daily SGP fails, use it on a bet that you would have made anyway with your own budgeted money. That might be a money line bet on a favorite, or the point spread on your favorite team. Resist the temptation to double down and bundle several wagers into a same-game parlay that favors “the house.”

We like bonus bets. We like DraftKings. It’s one of our top-rated NC sportsbooks. Just think through any bets before wagering your hard-earned dollars.

About the Author

Dan Holmes

Dan Holmes writes about sports betting, sports media, and sports betting legislative matters. He's the author of three books, and previously reported for Major League Baseball, as well as the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.