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REVIEW: DraftKings Sportsbook

Jimmy Zalcman
DraftKings Sportsbook

Ed. Note: DraftKings is offering special sign-up bonuses exclusively to readers of the Odds Factory. CLICK HERE to claim.

Overview

DraftKings, which has long been a daily fantasy giant, has added sports betting to their portfolio and aim to be the leader in this fast-growing field.

Founded in 2011 in Boston, DraftKings quickly became a leader in the exploding world of DFS. So when PASPA was struck down by the Supreme Court in May of 2018, it was only a matter of time before this sports juggernaut entered the field of legalized sports betting. By planting their flag in five states, DraftKings has quickly carved out a large niche in the sports betting space. As of now, they offer mobile betting through the DraftKings app to residents New Jersey, Indiana, Mississippi, and West Virginia. DraftKings also offers bricks and mortar wagering in New York, New Jersey, and Mississippi.

PROSCONS
✅ Easy to use⛔️ Regional Availability
✅ Great Promotional Offers
✅ Wide Variety of Betting Options
✅ A+ Customer Service
✅ Established, Reliable Brand
✅ Clean App/Web Design

Promotions

Want some awesome offers? Of course you do! Luckily, DraftKings offers several sign-up bonuses for new players. We highly recommend taking advantage to maximize your early winnings.

  • $500 Deposit Bonus: DraftKings will match 20% of your first deposit, up to $500. Deposit $100, get a $20 bonus; deposit $1,000, get a $200 bonus; etc.
  • $200 Risk-Free Bet: DraftKings will match your first bet up to $200!*

Use this link to take advantage of these offers for The Odds Factory readers.

Expires 12/31/2019. Deposit bonus requires 25x play-thru. Deposit bonus is in DK Dollars which have no cash value and must be used on DraftKings. Free bet amount is not included in any returns or winnings. Free bet is also not redeemable for cash, non-transferable, and non-refundable. Eligibility restrictions apply. See DraftKings.com/sportsbook for details.

ODDS FACTORY RATING: ⭐︎⭐︎⭐︎⭐︎⭐︎

User Experience

Since DraftKings made their name in daily fantasy, you would expect their web and mobile experience to be top-notch — and you wouldn’t be wrong! The DK Sportsbook aesthetic and UX will be very familiar to anyone who has spent hours tinkering with their DFS lineup.

It’s hard to overstate how much an experienced tech company with resources and muscle can outperform other start-ups trying to enter the sports betting space. The last thing you want when money is on the line is a glitchy experience.

ODDS FACTORY RATING: ⭐︎⭐︎⭐︎⭐︎⭐︎

Payment Methods

One great thing about the DraftKings Sportsbook is the wide variety of options to make deposits:

  • Mastercard/Visa
  • PayPal
  • Bank Transfer

ODDS FACTORY RATING: ⭐︎⭐︎⭐︎⭐︎⭐︎

Cash out

Similarly, DraftKings offers multiple options for cashing out your winnings:

  • PayPal
  • Bank Transfer
  • Check
  • Casino cages (Mississippi, New Jersey, New York)

Cashing out isn’t quite as easy as betting, unfortunately (the story of every gambler’s life). Withdrawals to PayPal take anywhere from 2-8 days, while checks can take 2-3 weeks for delivery. Withdrawal requests that come in after 5 PM on Friday don’t begin processing until the following Monday.

ODDS FACTORY RATING: ⭐︎⭐︎⭐︎⭐︎

Sports

Betting online means betting on almost anything. DraftKings is no different; they have a wide variety of sports available, so you have skin in the game whether you’re a Hoops Head… or an Australian Rules Football Head.

The minimum bet on any sport is $1. Here are DraftKing’s available options.

  • Football
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Tennis
  • Cricket
  • Fighting
  • Australian Rules Football
  • Cycling
  • Darts
  • Rugby
  • Motorsports

DraftKings reserves the right to limit the maximum bet amount

ODDS FACTORY RATING: ⭐︎⭐︎⭐︎⭐︎⭐︎

Wagers

Depending on the sport, DraftKings offers a wide variety of ways to bet. That means in football you can bet Miami to lose, the Miami/Cincinnati to hit the Under, or parlay  Miami, Washington, and New York.

Here’s the full array of wagering options:

  • Moneyline
  • Spreads
  • Totals
  • Parlays
  • Teasers
  • Round Robins
  • Features
  • Props
  • Live Betting

ODDS FACTORY RATING: ⭐︎⭐︎⭐︎⭐︎⭐︎

Customer Service

One of the best things about betting with DraftKings is their responsive customer service. Because of their long history with DFS players, they already have the infrastructure in place to respond to your concerns quickly and forthrightly.

Customer service is available 24/7 via email, live chat, or phone.

ODDS FACTORY RATING: ⭐︎⭐︎⭐︎⭐︎⭐︎

Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER (NJ,WV, & PA) or 1-800-9-WITHIT (IN).

21+. NJ/WV/IN/PA only. Eligibility restrictions apply. See DraftKings.com/sportsbook for details.

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