If there are two things that will define the 1990s for some people, it will be the era where video-gaming really took off and also the period when one of the finest running backs the NFL has ever seen graced the game.
Well, BetMGM Sportsbook has decided to merge both topics together in their latest promotion, and it is an absolute cracker, especially if you are a football fan or a lover of those 90’s retro games.
The offer is called 8-Bit Barry and it is running for the duration of the NFL season, with players having the opportunity to claim one of three prizes available each week of the offer.
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Who Is Barry Sanders?
At Oklahoma State, in 1988 as a junior, he rushed for 2850 yards and 42 touchdowns. In 12 games.
Those figures are scary.
He then played for ten years in the NFL with the Detroit Lions, was voted to the Pro Bowl in each of those ten years. He was the NFL’s MVP in 1997, the offensive player of the year on two occasions, rookie of the year and four times the rushing yards leader, going over 2,000 yards in 1997.
In short, Barry Sanders is rated not just the best running back never to play in a Super Bowl, he is probably the best running back of the modern era.
And there’s no debate about that.
So What Is 8-Bit Barry?
8-Bit Barry is a free to play promotion at BetMGM Sportsbook that allows you to play once a week throughout the NFL regular season.
Once you have logged in to your account, head over to the promotions page and click on the 8-Bit Barry option. The offer page will then load up and from here you can access the game.
The game itself is a 90’s arcade retro styled game where you control 8-Bit Barry as he seeks to run from one endzone to the other to score a touchdown. In your way is a defender and you can move, juke, spin or stiff-arm your opponent to get past him, just like Barry Sanders did in his prime.
Get past the defender and make it to the endzone and you will receive one of three prizes.
- A Free Bet
- A Risk-Free Bet Token
- A Parlay Boost Token
Your prize is selected at random and will be awarded to your account shortly after you have completed the challenge.
However, if the defender catches you and tackles 8-Bit Barry, then you won’t win a prize that week, however, you can log in again the following week to try again, right the way through to the end of the NFL season.
And best of all, 8-Bit Barry is completely free to play! You don’t need to place a bet or make a deposit in order to play the game, simply log in to your BetMGM account and you can try the game for yourself.
For Lions fans, it is probably the only chance you are going to have of seeing your Lions team win you something this season and for everyone else, it’s a chance of a great value bonus at BetMGM, so why not try your luck today?