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DraftKings Ontario Is Live: Sign Up & Bet The Stanley Cup Final & More!

DraftKings Ontario Is Live: Sign Up & Bet The Stanley Cup Final & More!

Since early April, sports betting in Ontario has been thriving and now that DraftKings Ontario is taking bets (it launched on May 18), the market is really starting to heat up.

With the Stanley Cup Final underway and the CFL season entering its third week, plus the Blue Jays' hot start, it's a great time to sign up with DraftKings Ontario.

DraftKings, which is available in 17 U.S. states, is considered one of the top sportsbooks in the industry. DraftKings has long been praised for its excellent mobile app and live betting options.

The DraftKings Ontario app is now available for download in the App Store and the Google Play Store. The DraftKings Ontario mobile app has a 4.8 rating in the App Store and a 4.6 rating in the Google Play Store.

How To Sign Up At DraftKings Ontario

It's great news that DraftKings Sportsbook Ontario is now available. We've got you covered on how to get started. The first thing to know is bettors need to be at least 19 years old to bet at DraftKings Ontario.

Users must also be located in the province and geolocation software will confirm your location upon registering. What also should be noted is in accordance with Ontario iGaming law, Ontario sports bettors will need to opt in on the DraftKings Ontario website or betting app to view any DraftKings Ontario welcome offers.

Here's how to sign up at DraftKings Ontario:

  1. Create an account by filling in your personal information: Name, date of birth, address and last 4 digits of your Social Insurance Number
  2. Create a username and unique password
  3. Opt in to view any special new user offers
  4. Make your first deposit of at least $5
  5. Activate your new user offer
  6. Make your first bet
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Things We Like About DraftKings Ontario

DraftKings Ontario looks and feels exactly like its U.S. counterpart and that consistency is a hallmark of the DraftKings Ontario app. We love the green and black color scheme that makes the betting lines stand out. You won't struggle to find what you're looking for at all, and that can't be said of other apps. Here are a few other things we love about DraftKings Ontario:

  • Low Minimum Deposit: DraftKings Ontario has the lowest minimum deposit in the industry, which makes it great for bettors of all types
  • Tons of Markets: You will struggle to find a sportsbook with more options; Want to bet darts? Check. Handball? Check.
  • Live Betting: Live betting is all the rage and DraftKings Ontario does it better than almost any other book we've tested. Odds refresh instantly.
  • Sportsbook/Casino App Integration: This is a big one. It might not seem like it, but it's very convenient to switch between a hand of Three-Card Poker and Stanley Cup betting spreads. This is not an option at a lot of other sportsbooks.
  • Is DraftKings DFS Available in Ontario?

    While DraftKings Sportsbook is now legal and live in Ontario, DraftKings Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) hasn't been available since April 1 as the company stopped offering that service in preparation for its sportsbook launch.

    There are two reasons for DraftKings ending DFS in Ontario: First, Ontario iGaming laws prohibit DFS players from competing against players outside of Ontario. Also, Ontario has restrictive fees and taxes on Daily Fantasy Sports. It should be noted that rival FanDuel also pulled DFS, though its live for sports betting in Ontario.

    Now that DraftKings Ontario sportsbook has been taking bets, the sting of not having DFS is lessened a little.

    Ontario Sports Betting Market Launch

    Ontario sports betting is well into its third month and there's certainly no shortage of sports to bet on. Online sportsbooks are offering NHL betting and golf betting, among many other markets.

    What’s more, MLB betting is in full swing and the Blue Jays are one of the American League's elite teams. You can also always bet on Buffalo Bills Super Bowl 57 futures. DraftKings also offers one of the best Ontario online casinos.

    And that's just the beginning of what makes DraftKings Ontario so amazing. There's nothing left to say other than sign up and start experiencing what millions of bettors across the globe already know, DraftKings Ontario is arguably the top sportsbook in the industry! Sign up today by clicking the link below!

    DraftKings

    Great Daily Odds Boosts, 24/7 Customer Support, Trusted Brand Name

    Bet Now

    Must be 19+ to participate. T&Cs Apply. Play Responsibly.

About the Author

Mark Strotman for Bookies.com
Mark Strotman
Mark is a veteran sports betting journalist who has covered the Bulls and the NBA since 2012. His work has appeared on ESPN.com, FoxSports.com, The Chicago Tribune and Yahoo Sports. He regularly provides NBA betting picks, as well as in-depth sportsbook reviews and the latest promo codes for all the major sports gambling operators, including Caesars Sportsbook, BetMGM, DraftKings, FanDuel and more.