DraftKings Sportsbook Review
Originally founded as a Daily Fantasy Sports site in Boston in 2012, DraftKings went on to become the biggest company in the scene in a matter of a few years. Through their daily fantasy platform, they make a new millionaire nearly every week of the NFL season, along with providing some massive contests in other sports such as NBA, Soccer, College Sports, MMA and Tennis.
With the recent legalisation of gambling in some American states and the likelihood of the growth of the gambling industry in the United States continuing to grow, it was only a matter of time before DraftKings stepped into the sports betting scene and in 2018, DraftKings launched its first legal online sportsbook in New Jersey.
DraftKings has since launched in West Virginia as well as New Jersey and has become one of the most popular online sports-betting companies in the industry.
Note: While DraftKings is currently only available in New Jersey and West Virginia, you can view a full preview of the site and all of the current markets from anywhere in the world!
DrafKings have a fantastic sign up bonus, new users can get a risk free bet of up to $200 for the first bet they place! Make sure you view the full terms and conditions of the promotion before signing up to DraftKings.
Note: After a user’s first deposit, that user is eligible to receive up to $500 in bonus funds in the form of site credits that can only be used on DraftKings. Bonus amount is equal to 50% of the user’s deposit amount (min. $5), not to exceed $500 (the user must deposit $1,000 to be eligible to receive the maximum possible bonus amount of $500).
Website & Mobile App
The DraftKings website takes some of the features that have made them extremely popular in the daily fantasy scene and have re-purposed them to cater to the sportsbook platform. Users will be able to quickly switch between daily fantasy and the new sportsbook with a link at the top of the page.
Note: Users who already have an account with the daily fantasy site will automatically be set up for a sportsbook account using the same username and password, but will still be able to take advantage of the bonus offers.
DraftKings uses the two panel system on their desktop website which features the current markets and odds on the left and the user betslip on the right hand side. You can browse the available sports from the menu bar at the top of the page.
DraftKings have an app available on both the iOS and Android stores, which provides a smooth user experience much like their daily fantasy app.
DraftKings sportsbook utilises the same rewards features as the daily fantasy site, where users can earn coins for placing bets much like they can for playing in daily fantasy tournaments. Users can redeem their reward points for things such as bonus bets or boosts to increase their odds of certain bets.
DraftKings also offer an online casino, where users can play a range of classic casino games inlcuding blackjack, roulette and more!
One of the most amazing features of DraftKings is ‘FlashBet‘. This feature allows users to place bets on live sporting events on a range of different outcomes such as the winner of the next point in a tennis match or the result of the next play in an NFL game.
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