DraftKings US Review & Bonus

Trey Killian for Bookies.com

By Trey Killian | | 4 mins

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DraftKings has become a household name amongst sports fans in the United States. A good number of states offer the daily fantasy giant’s services to its citizens, but only New Jersians can take part in the company’s latest major venture.

DraftKings Sportsbook Review and Welcome Bonus Details

Key Features

  • Generous welcome bonus
  • Cash Out available for both single and multiple bets
  • Easy to use, with a modern interface

The DraftKings Sportsbook is available online to sports betting fans all around the Garden State and new customers can take part in an exciting promotion.

Those who sign up online now will be granted an instant free bet worth up to $500. As a match bonus, its total value is determined by the amount the new user wishes to wager, so it’s available to players of all budgets.

Keep this in mind:

There are a few important things to note, however, including that the free bet amount will not be included in any potential winnings or returns. Additionally the free bet must be used within 30 days of placing the first bet and is not refundable, redeemable for cash or transferable.

DraftKings Sportsbook Review

DraftKings’ new sportsbook comes in partnership with Resorts Casino Hotel Atlantic City and the online product is available to all New Jersians.

As an American born company and ever active presence in the U.S. sports betting scene, DraftKings admits it is working with other states that have legislation on the books. But, more importantly, it’s nonetheless fully committed to providing the best NJ product to pave the way for other states outside Nevada and set a top-notch example.

For those familiar with the DraftKings daily fantasy aesthetics, the sportsbook is a fine complement and continuation. The greens and blacks that have become trademark for DraftKings over the years are instantly recognizable and a welcome sight.

Ideal for beginners..

Most of all, DraftKings understands that most of its clientele may be new to sports betting so it sets itself up as an extremely beginner-friendly platform. From an easy-to-withdraw and deposit system in place similar to its daily fantasy counterpart to an in-depth loyalty program set up to reward repeat customers, The good folks at DraftKings know what they’re doing.

DraftKings Betting Markets

Thanks to a well-documented familiarity with American sports DraftKings’ sportsbook offers a fantastic, in-depth variety of betting markets.

American football, maybe the biggest moneymaker for daily fantasy, is the main attraction, but the site also offers mainstays such as basketball, baseball, hockey, MLS soccer and motorsports such as NASCAR.

Looking for more variety?

There’s also a host of international sports and events offered including tennis, international and club soccer, boxing and MMA and golf. The fun doesn’t even stop there as the site even goes as far as to offer niche markets like cricket, rugby union and darts popular amongst United Kingdom-based bettors.

Customers can make a wide range of bets from moneyline, point spreads, totals, futures, propositions (or props) and even in-play betting. The site also does a great job explaining to newcomers what each of these types of bets entail.

A Speedy experience..

Of particular importance to in-play bettors, or customers that wager on events as they happen and odds continuously shift, is DraftKings’ sterling reputation for speed.

Obviously operating in the limited landscape of New Jersey comes with some drawbacks. There is no horserace betting on DraftKings, so fans of hitting the track at Monmouth Park or the Meadowlands will have to satisfy that fix elsewhere.

For obvious reasons, betting on high school events is illegal, as is the case for all sportsbooks. In New Jersey, however, there are also laws against betting on local college sports teams including Rutgers Scarlet Knights football or Seton Hall basketball or any of the state’s other major programs.

The good news is, bettors can still wager to their hearts’ content on other college sports events that don’t involve local teams as the integrity of these teams’ competition is a top priority met by these restrictions.

DraftKings Mobile

Much like other aspects of its sports betting site, the mobile app benefits from DraftKings experience in the U.S. market and daily fantasy.

In fact, DraftKings was the first sportsbook in New Jersey to offer a mobile app, meaning it will go down in history as the most experienced and trusted name to do so outside Las Vegas.

Easy to use?

The mobile app reflects that experienced touch in both aesthetics and functionality, as it provides a clean interface for finger walking and betting from one’s pocket.

At the top of the home page are “Quick Links” to the most relevant upcoming and ongoing events to bet. Once a particular market is opened up, the options to bet are around thumb-sized and easy to select which is an oft-overlooked yet essential part of any phone app’s appeal.

The betslip features large, easily readable text and accessible tabs across the top of the page. The Betslip itself is furthest left, followed by “My Bets” easily allowing users to keep track of their action and at the far right an “Add Funds” tab, making last minute decisions a snap.

Banking

There are various deposit and withdrawal methods available to you when using DraftKings. For depositing, these include Visa, Mastercard, ACH Transfer, Paypal or you can also deposit in cash at the casino cage at Resorts Casino in Atlantic City.

In the case of withdrawals, you can recieve your funds via ACH Transfer, Paypal, Check or you can also withdraw in cash at the casino cage at Resorts Casino

Recently, DraftKings have also announced the launch of the Play+ Prepaid card. Play+ is a fast, easy way to make deposits using your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or checking account by preloading the card with funds then depositing into your DraftKings from there. Additional benefits include the ability to withdraw winnings directly into your Play+ account.

Our Verdict

All in all, the app is excellent and a fantastic offering that sets a standard amongst competitors in the Garden State as they arrive.

Payment MethodDeposit AmountWithdrawal AmountWithdraw Time
VISA Min - $5 N/A N/A
MasterCard Min - $5 N/A N/A
PayPal Min - $5 No Minimum 2-8 Business Days
ACH Transfer Min - $5 No Minimum 3-5 Business Days
Check N/A No Minimum 1-3 Weeks

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Sports

Free $3 Entry With Your First Deposit

21+. T&C Apply

Payment MethodWithdraw Time
VISA N/A
MasterCard N/A
PayPal 2-8 Business Days
ACH Transfer 3-5 Business Days
Check 1-3 Weeks

Company Information

Address225 Franklin St. 26th Floor Boston, MA 02110
Number of products2 products
Website draftkings.com
License License:
United States
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