American Football Betting Sites & Offers

American FootballThe American National Football League (NFL) is a burgeoning sport in the UK. With several fixtures each year now held in Britain at Wembley Stadium and more games planned at other stadia in the UK you can be sure to find some great markets and American football betting offers from the best betting sites.

A game with a great tactical dimension it naturally lends itself to a cheeky wager. The sport is particularly good for in play betting, keeping you interested during those long interludes. Bet on all sorts of lines from the match / series winners, touch down scorer, number of points / touch-downs, field goals, time of points, half and quarter betting and many more. For the latest season the UK’s best American football bookmakers have plenty of latest and regular offers for punters. We list all of the top promotions and deals here.

Special NFL new customer free bets and welcome bonuses, when available, can be found on our home page. Looking to find the Super Bowl betting offers? Check out our dedicate page around the time and we will list all the deals worth a punt.

NFL
Read our blog of the best value promotions for the 2017/18 season.

American Football Bonuses & Free Bets

William Hill
Drive 55 – 15% Bonus For 55+ Points Scored
All televised NFL, 15% extra as free bet up to £50, if 55+ points in game
Betway
NFL Half Time Losers Double Winnings Special
If your team losing at HT but wins at FT get 2x win up to £25 extra
Ladbrokes
NFL Outright Price Boosts
ladbrokes are offering great outright price enhancements on Super Bowl LI
Boylesports
NFL Double Winnings for 3 Point or Less Win
All markets, 2x winnings up to £500 if team wins by 3 points or less
Betfred
Double Delight / Hat-trick Heaven 1st touchdown
2x odds if scorer scores a 2nd (All NFL), 3x odds for a third (Sky games only)
Paddy Power
NFL Sky Sports 14 Points Up You Win
Any game on Sky, if your team go 14 points up instant payout
Winner
NFL, NBA, NHL & MLB Acca Bonus
US Sports Multiple Bonus, 5% 2 selections to 50% 12+ picks, max bonus £10,000

Money Back Offers

BetBright
25% Daily CASH Back Up To £100 For In Play Loses
Get 25% back as a free bet, from £10 to £100, on in-play loses, min odds 2/5

Accumulator Promotions

Bet365
50% Accumulator Bonus
From 5% double to 50% for a 12+ fold accumulator on all NFL, NCAAF & CFL
21Bet
NFL 5+ Accumulator Insurance
Refunded stakes up to £25 on 5+ multiples, min 1/3+ odds each leg
Titanbet
US Sports Bonus AND Insurance
5% on doubles up to 50% on 12-Fold+ & refund if 1 lets you down on 5-Fold+
888 Sport
NBA, NHL and NFL 5+ Acca Insurance
Free bet refund (£5-25) if one lets you down, 3/10 (1.3) min odds / leg
William Hill
Pick 5 NFL Acca Insurance
Back a Five+ NFL acca and if one lets you down stake back to £20

Major American Football Events

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Featured American Football Offers

Bet365
Bet365 – American Football 50% Parlay Bonus

Place a pre-game acca with 2 or more selections on any NFL, NCAAF or CFL 2-way markets including Spread, Line, Game Totals, 1st Half Point Spread, 2nd Half Point Spread, 1st Half Totals, 2nd Half Totals and Money Lines.

Get a bonus of up to 50%. 5% for doubles, 7.5% trebles, 10% 4-fold, 15% 5-fold, etc., up to 50% for a 12-fold+. Money paid in cash up to a max bonus of £100,000

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Coral – Refunds and Free Bets

Coral vary their offers but you can be sure there will be one every week during the NFL season, right up to the superbowl.

This will either be a free bet promotion, such as bet £10 on a game get £5 free in play, or a variation on this.  Alternatively Coral may run a refund offer, such as their 2-minute-rush refund promotion – if your bet is up at the two minute warning but goes on to lose, Coral will give you your stake back up to a maximum of £25.

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Betway – Double Winnings & Money Back

Betway is a great place to bet on NFL with a guaranteed offer each week.  The offers vary but will include HT money back on money line bets, double winnings on first touchdown bets if your player scores twice as well as special featured boosts, acca insurance and more.

Visit the Betway promotions page or check our latest offers list at the top of this page to find out what the deal of the week is.  All offers apply to stakes up to £50 too which is much higher than most other bookies.

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William Hill – Second Scorer Second Chance

Common offer for the NFL season. Stake returned as a free bet up to £50 if your first touchdown scorer scores second instead.

Available on all American Football, freebets are available for 7 days from award.

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Ladbrokes – NFL Price Boosts

NFL always attracts regular offers season from Ladbrokes. This season the bookie are going all out enhancing outright prices both to win the Super Bowl and on individual matches.

During the season they also occasionally offer touchdown specials, for example, place a 1st Touchdown scorer bet in any NFL game live on Sky Sports, and if your winning first touchdown is scored in the first 10 minutes, get double the odds on the winning player on stakes up to £25. Extra winnings in cash.

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Betfred – NFL Double Delight / Hat-Trick Heaven

Betfred have brought their popular double delight promotion to NFL.

Back a player to score the first touchdown and if they do and then go on to score a second in the match the bookie will double the odds of your bet. Money back as cash up to £3000 of extra winnings.

Betfred are also offering their hat-trick heaven promotion for NFL games live on Sky Sports. If your selected player scores the 1st touchdown and then goes on to score another get double the odds, if they score a third get treble the odds. Extra money in cash up to £3,000.

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Titanbet – US Sports Accumulator Club

Excellent deal from Titanbet gives both a bonus and money back if one lets you down on US sports accas. Bonus starts at 5% for a double tiered up to 50% for a 12-fold or more multiple with acca insurance if one lets you down on all 5+ accas.

The promo is available on all NFL, NBA, MLB, & NHL competitions and combinations. Maximum bonus winnings of £5000 and maximum insurance refund of £25, minimum odds of 1/2 for each leg to qualify for the offer.

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Winner – 50% Tiered NFL Bonus

With Winner get 5% on doubles, 7.5% on trebles, 10% on 4-folds and then 5% increments up to a maximum 50% accumulator bonus with 12 for more selections. Can be combined with NBA, MLB and NHL picks too. Maximum bonus £10,000.

Best NFL and American Football Bookmakers

This is the only place to bet if you place accumulators on  any US Sports, Bet365 have a fantastic cash acca bonus along with staggering market depth and streaming.
Coral keep it interesting every year, providing NFL fans with a range of unique and exciting offers and enhanced odds. Very innovative and serious when it comes to US sports.
Betway are my favourite betting site for betting on non-UK focuses sports. They have an almost complete package of good depth, prices and promotions.
Having once been one of the USA’s biggest betting sites (until it was made illegal) 888 have more resources and experience than most other online bookmakers.
Not the best for odds alone but for market range I doubt you can do better, quite often Hill’s will be the only bookie with certain markets available.
Winner are a site for serious punters, and those that like bonuses for multiples especially. If you bet on mobile on US sport get up to £200 a month back in free bets too.
Simply the best for price boosts for all American Sports, but NFL in particular. Always check with Ladbrokes first before placing a bet, especially if on an outright market.
A sister brand of Winner, they have very similar deals along with a good range of American sport markets.  Personally I prefer the interface at Titan but not much in it.
Betfred are the best bookie for reliability during the American Football season, guaranteed long standing offers (e.g. Double Delight) along with shorter term feature offers.
You probably won’t find many deals with BV but if you are just after good honest prices on all markets then this is not a bad place to place your wagers for this sport.
Guaranteed to find a money back, extra winnings or free bet offer for every major NFL match. Betfair also have an exchange where you can both back and lay too.

American Football Betting Guide

Betting on American Sports, and NFL in particular, can throw even the experienced punter.  Many of the bets we usually place in the UK and Europe are termed differently in the USA and therefore for the uninitiated it can seem confusing when looking at American football markets at first glance.

In reality backing a team to win a football game in America is almost identical to backing a football team in the UK.  A parlay for example is simply an American term for an accumulator.  I’ll run through a few common wagers here to help you get a handle for betting on the sport.

Outrights

There is not too much to tell here, the markets are exactly the same as any other sport, you are simply a team or player to win the league, team to win the super-bowl, etc.

It is important however to have a good scan around for the best prices.  Unlike sports such as tennis or soccer the price variation between European bookmakers for American sports can be quite large, over 100% in some cases.  Even if you are getting an offer in connection with your outright bet you still may not necessarily be getting the best prices.

Money Line Bets

A money line bet is fundamentally the same thing as a conventional match result bet.  The odds on a team to win or lose a match.  It is called money line as it is named after the American odds format which is also often referred to as moneyline odds.

American Odds are different depending on whether it is odds on or against.  Positive odds will show you the amount of money you would win from a $100 bet, +500 for example is the same as 5/1.  Negative odds show you the amount you would need to wager to win $100, -500 for example is the same as 1/5.

In any case if you are betting with a European bookie the odds will be in fraction or decimal anyway, therefore “money line” is just a name and really means nothing.  Treat moneyline bets the same as match result bets.

Spread Lines

Unlike many of the low scoring sports we enjoy in Europe American Sports (with the exception of Ice Hockey) tend to be high scoring affairs.  This means on average the underdog wins less often than in normal football for example.  The consequence of this is standard match result (or money line) prices tend to be very skewed, with strong favourites and high prices outsiders.  This makes money line betting less attractive to many punters.

In American Sports therefore it is very common to place handicap bets, which they call spreads.  This gives a points advantage or disadvantage to a specific team to make the outcome and odds more favourable.

There is nothing special about a spread bet, just think of it as a handicap bet.  What you will find however is far more ‘spread’ markets available than you would see with most sports.

Parlays

A parlay is basically just an accumulator.  Treat them as identical.

What is different is the type of lines you would commonly put in a parlay.  Due to the very common odds difference for money line bets most American football palays are made up of spread bets.

In terms of offers there are more available for accumulators than any other bet type, so if you like a parlay look around for an insurance or bonus deal to suit you.  Beware however in general accumulators offer poor value for money due to compounded bookmaker margins.

Proposition Bets

American’s love their ‘prop bets’.  Again this is just a name, a proposition bet does what it says on the tin, it proposes a possible scenario.

Prop bets package tons of different markets into one type.  You could wager on the winning margin, total points, double results, highest scoring teams, game to go into over-time, total goals, points, time of a score, method of next score or victory, conversion success rate, number of field goals, longest/shortest touchdown, etc., you name it you can bet on it.

Other Markets

Two-way and three-way betting is very common for American football on these shores.  Americans don’t like draws in their sports and the high scoring nature means they very rarely happen.

A 2-way bet will have a +/- half point advantage/disadvantage that means a team can only either win or lose.  A 3-way bet is rounded to a whole number so that the draw is a possible wager.

NFL and other US Sports also attract a lot of Over/Under markets.  This may be on the final result, score in a half or period, number of points/touchdowns/passes/blocks/goals/runs, etc., scored by a certain player.

To get the best out of these bets you first need a bookmaker that will cover them and then you need to trust the odds are fair.  My recommendation would be Bet365 for all other bets.

Pay Out Rates

When you start to stray away form traditional sports betting sites pay out rates can start to vary a lot.  Do not assume that the site you bet with will pay out six figures if you were to win a big bet or parlay on a US Sport.

If you back these kind of markets on a regular basis and you either go high stakes or high odds it is worth scouting out a site with high payout rates to be sure your winnings won’t be capped if you do have a large win.

Bet365 generally have the highest standard payout rates for all sports.  For the NFL they will pay out a maximum of £500,000 for outright, money line, totals (e.g. score total) and spread bets, £50,000 for other markets.  Some bookies could be as low as £1,000 so bear this in mind as even the average punter on a lucky day could hit those limits.