DraftKings Sportsbook is currently offering up to a $1,000 Deposit Bonus for new users.
About DraftKings Sportsbook
DraftKings Sportsbook has been one of the top two DFS sites since its founding in 2012. Five years later, it began working on the technology for its sportsbook as we all anticipated the legalization of sports betting in the United States. When the Supreme Court overturned the law that banned sports betting, DraftKings was the first whale to open up shop in New Jersey. It was the first sportsbook in the space – and by many estimates, it remains the leader in the legal online sportsbook industry.
DraftKings Sportsbook has knocked its initial offering out of the ballpark with an extraordinarily user-friendly experience that is well catered to novice sports bettors. It also offers another terrific interface along with loads of other perks for its users.
DraftKings Offer and Promotions
Current Offer: Up to a $1,000 Deposit Bonus is available to new users.
To redeem this promo, new Draftkings Sportsbook patrons must:
- Sign up for a DraftKings Sportsbook account
- Deposit at least $5 into the account
- The bonus amount is equal to 20% of that deposit amount (meaning to receive the full $1,000 bonus, the initial deposit would need to be $5,000).
- There is a 25-1 playthrough requirement meaning you will receive $1 in bonus funds for every $25 bet on wagers tied to -300 or higher DraftKings.
- The playthrough requirement needs to be met within 90 days of deposit.
Pros: User protections, novice-friendly, smooth interface, timely payout speed
Cons: Limited withdrawal options
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- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New York
- North Carolina
- West Virginia
- Spreads: Spread betting is a bet on the difference of points, or “margin of victory,” in a game.
- Moneylines: Moneyline betting is when you pick the winner of the game or event.
- Halves: Halves let a bettor treat the first half and the second half as separate matches.
- Totals: A total, also known as an over/under, is a bet on the number of points both teams will combine to score in a game.
- Futures: Future bets are bets on an event that will be decided in the future (e.g., end-of-season results).
- Props: A prop bet, short for a proposition, is a wager that is not directly tied to the final score or outcome.
- Live betting: This lets you place bets on the action as it unfolds.
- Australian Rules Football
- Mixed Martial Arts
- Motor Racing
DraftKings Sportsbook offers these forms of deposit and withdrawal methods.
- Cash (at participating locations)
Withdrawals can be obtained in the following options. Please note the average processing time is 1 to 3 business days, though checks can take up to 3 to 7 business days.
- Online banking
- Wire transfer
- Cash at retail locations
For those who prefer to quickly speak with a real person, your customer service experience may not be ideal. DraftKings Sportsbook is technically a 24/7 option thanks to live chat but speaking with a live agent over the phone is a less probable outcome than being prompted to fill out a form and getting a call back. With that said, it is difficult to imagine a more comprehensive help section than what DraftKings Sportsbook offers. You can reach the customer service operations by e-mail at Sportsbook@draftkings.com
DraftKings Sportsbook Interface
The DraftKings DFS interface is among the best in the industry — and as you might expect, that expertise has carried over to the sportsbook:
DraftKings seemingly took the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” approach when building the sportsbook interface. The desktop look is already familiar and respected to many across the industry who will surely dive into the sports betting scene, so the mobile app closely resembles what it has already built for daily fantasy sports. Now that the initial bugs are out of the way, users will have no issue figuring out where to go, as the layout is easy to understand and navigate through.
Some may not love that the home tab prompts novice bettors towards certain games, but the reality is that those recreational bettors are the primary demographic, so for them, the prompted game lines, which are derived from a series of smart algorithms that factor in location, DFS lineups, etc, will likely be appreciated. The more experienced better will quickly discover that the deeper they go into the app, the more tailored it is for power users. Regardless of your skill level, DraftKings Sportsbook provides loads of options that will have users finding new uses for the app for quite some time.
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