Visit: Draftkings Sportsbook ($1,000 on sign-up)
DraftKings, the online daily fantasy giant, launched the first legal, mobile, and online sports betting platform in New Jersey in August 2018.
DraftKings’ downloadable app gives its users instant access to place a bet anywhere in existing markets. It can also be accessed on a desktop device using the DraftKings website. The ability to utilize not only a desktop but also a mobile application gives DraftKings Sportsbook a big advantage over its competitors.
Personally, I give DraftKings Sportsbook an overall grade of A-.
For reasons further described below, the initial sign-up bonus, an immense selection of sports available to wager on, and sleek design make DraftKings Sportsbook a top-tier choice when selecting where to place your next online sports bet. As a bonus, a user’s sportsbook funds are connected directly to DraftKings’s daily fantasy games, giving users even more ways to play.
|Draftkings Sportsbook||Use our exclusive links to unlock free bet lander|
|Risk Free Bet||Up to $500|
|Deposit Bonus||20% up to $500|
|Draftkings Sportsbook Available States (Online)||NJ, PA, Indiana, Colorado, Iowa, New Hampshire & West Virginia|
|Last Verified||July 2020|
DraftKings will also give new users a risk-free bet that matches the amount of their first bet in the sportsbook, up to $500. For example, if the first wager is $100, then the free bet is also $100. The free bet must be used within 30 days of the initial bet.
One can conclude from the table below that DraftKings’ initial bonus offer not only is very similar to FOXBet but also has substantially more value than some of its competitors.
|Sportsbook||Risk-Free Bet||Deposit Bonus|
|Draftkings Sportsbook||Up to $500||20% up to $500|
|FanDuel Sportsbook||Up to $500|
|Fox Bet||Up to $500||100% up to $500|
|UniBet||Up to $250|
|BetRivers||Up to $250|
The withdrawal process at DraftKings Sportsbook differs slightly from some of its competitors.
When making a withdrawal request, note that DraftKings first refunds all deposits made in the last 90 days to the source used in your initial deposit. Once all refundable deposits have been fulfilled, you can select how the remaining funds will be withdrawn – by either PayPal or check.
Here is an example:
DraftKings is one of the only sportsbooks that offers both an app and a desktop interface that allows the user to place bets.
The app is user-friendly and provides five menus located at the bottom of the screen. Each one allows the player to easily navigate to different sections of the sportsbook.
DraftKings offers a large number of games in progress that can be easily accessed at the bottom of the app.
The “My Bets” tab gives users an in-depth look at all their bets currently in play, as well as a history of bets they have won or lost. This is an extremely useful function for players who are looking to track their winning percentage.
This tab is also where you can find the “Cash Out” feature. This allows you to settle a wager for a certain value before the event you have bet on has finished. Your bet is not always eligible for early cash-out, but it’s a great feature for someone who isn’t as confident in their bet as they were initially or a way to take what money is offered and guarantee a profit.
At the top of the app, DraftKings has a sliding menu of fantastic promotions, free contests, and links to the “Plays of the Day.” The Plays of the Day gives users a breakdown of the bets/pools that are available throughout the day. It is a very good place to find some of the more popular events.
Some of the promotions come with substantial value and are updated frequently. A few examples that are currently being offered:
DraftKings Sportsbook has one of the largest selection of sports that are available to wager on. Throughout the year DraftKings offers wagers on more than 60 different sports. Users can easily find a specific sport using one of the five menus at the bottom of the screen.
Along with betting the sides and totals for a particular game, users can select the game or event they want to wager on and open up a new screen with an entire list of betting opportunities like player props, team props, game props, and live in-game occurrences that are specific to the sport selected.
Players can also use the “Flash Bet” feature which gives players a chance to place very short-term wagers that are paid almost immediately during the next action of that event.
As discussed above, when withdrawing winnings from DraftKings, they first refund all deposits made in the last 90 days to the source used in that initial deposit. This can cause some issues for users. One instance where this can be a problem is if you no longer have access to a card you used to deposit, making it necessary to contact their customer service for resolution and delaying the process.
It is my hope that they can update these terms so that a withdrawal is not split into two amounts.
|Draftkings Sportsbook||Editors Rating|