For this piece, we are going to focus on the four main sportsbooks World Series bonuses: FanDuel, DraftKings, William Hill and BetRivers. These are the big four and are available in the majority of states that now have legalized sports betting.
Lines are going to be different on a day-to-day basis, but when we are looking at World Series futures, checking the odds only takes a little bit of time. Find the team you like, no matter the bet, and get the best available odds.
Every sportsbook is going to list the Yankees and Dodgers as the favorites to win the World Series for 2020, but you will get prices at all four sites. Make sure you are doing your homework as things change, but for now, we will give you all the information you need to place your future World Series bets.
Sportsbooks With Best World Series Offers
We are just about to start the MLB season for 2020. Sportsbooks are going to work really hard at marketing and offering promotions to get bettors to use their site. With this being the first full season for most states of MLB betting, the competition should mean great bonuses for sports bettors.
If you are a real degenerate, you might already be betting on spring training, but we highly suggest staying away from that.
As of right now, there are no specific options for World Series bonuses from any of the big four. But all of them have very nice offers for someone just opening a sportsbook account which can definitely be used for your World Series Future.
FanDuel has a $500 risk-free bet, but the terms are such that you probably don’t want to wait until October to decide that risk-free bet.
DraftKings is offering up to $1,000 split between a risk-free bet and a deposit match. The deposit match puts it slightly ahead of FanDuel when it comes to the welcome bonus.
BetRivers has a $250 deposit match. While the money amount is less than FanDuel and DraftKings, it is a straight match and probably the easiest to access.
William Hill is only available online in Iowa and Nevada, so it lacks a little in promotions and bonuses. The best offer it has right now is a bet $50, get $50.
The longshots are up to +100000 on William Hill (Orioles and Tigers) and +75000 (Orioles, Tigers, and Marlins) on BetRivers. If you are going to go with one of the real long shots, you are better off placing it at one of those sportsbooks compared to FanDuel and DraftKings. FanDuel and DraftKings give you a little more value for some of the bigger favorites.
We have given FanDuel our best ranking for MLB, as it gives you the most options and value across the boards. FanDuel also does the best job with odds boosting, which will be a great value during the season.
FanDuels World Series odds and other future plays are consistent, and you don’t have to do a lot of line shopping unless you want to play one of the big-time underdogs. Its welcome bonus of a risk-free $500 bet is also second-best only to DraftKings.
BetRivers comes in second with a great product and the second-best future values. Its $250 welcome bonus isn’t quite as good as DraftKings and FanDuel, but you don’t have to jump through as many hoops when it comes to playthroughs.
BetRivers is also available in a lot of the states and will soon open in Illinois. While it isn’t as well-known as FanDuel and DraftKings, it is a great product.
DraftKings comes in first for deposit bonus but doesn’t offer as much value in lines as the top two. We are more concerned about getting value throughout the year as we are with a deposit match or bonus gimmick. That will eventually go away, and you want the best lines day in and day out.
DraftKings is a very user-friendly and well-known platform, so the gap between first and third isn’t all that great.
4. William Hill
William Hill is solid, but it is still getting going in a lot of states. It only has promotions and bonuses listed for Iowa and Nevada currently. Unless you are playing long shot World Series futures, I would avoid them for now.
Once they get up and operating, William Hill could easily slide up this list by season’s end.
World Series Promotions
Once we get up and going, there will be a lot more MLB promotions across all the sportsbooks. FanDuel had a $5 bonus for every run the team you bet on last year during the World Series. All you had to do was opt-in.
I expect all four of these companies to be even more creative this year. Stay on the lookout as everyone will be competing to gain your business.
When you are looking at your bets for the World Series, make sure you compare all four sites, as very few have the same odds on even two of the sites.
If you are going for a long shot, William Hill and BetRivers are the way to go. FanDuel and DraftKings are your go-to places if you want to throw down some money on one of the favorites.