This partnership review will break down one of the leaders in the Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) industry, DraftKings, and their newest business venture, DraftKings Sportsbook. With their recent Initial Public Offering (IPO) and continuous expansion, accompanied by constant evolution to improve their Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) model, DraftKings is taking yet another step toward dominance in the sports gambling industry.
DraftKings Sportsbook is currently available in fourteen states in America: Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming. Similar to FanDuel and their Sportsbook, expectations are for DraftKings to expand internationally and into other states of America that have existing legal sports betting markets, including Nevada, Delaware, Mississippi, Rhode Island, Arkansas, New Mexico, New York, and Iowa.
DraftKings constantly has enticing promotions for both new and existing members, in both the Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) and Sportsbook divisions. As it stands, DraftKings Sportsbook’s top promotion is their Deposit Bonus Up to $1,000, where they will match 20% of your initial deposit as a new account holder for a maximum of $1,000 on an initial deposit of $5,000.
There are always new promotions running on DraftKings Sportsbook along with the two mentioned above, which you can check out here, such as referral bonuses and DraftKings Casino offers, which is explained in the At a Glance and DraftKings Sportsbook: Casino sections below.
At a Glance
The DraftKings Sportsbook is one that is simple and enjoyable to use at any level of frequency. Just as their Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) website is constructed, DraftKings Sportsbook is a simple, clean, and user-friendly interface. Everything is clearly labeled and sub-categorized so that you are not clicking everywhere on the site or mobile application to find what you need. Through multiple tabs situated at the top of the page on desktop, you are able to see everything that you need for your sports betting experience: a home page with popular games to wager on, both your upcoming and live bets, promotions, customer support, and more.
Similar to other sportsbooks on the market, DraftKings Sportsbook offers a plethora of options for sports bettors to wager on. The most attractive of the bunch is the Live Betting option available to users and its combination with DraftKings Sportsbook’s option to cash out – if your current bet is winning or losing, you have the option to withdraw a fixed amount as indicated below the existing wager under your live bets. This makes for an interesting option for sports bettors to bet on both the same game that they already have or other ones that they may have missed out on prior to their start time. The cash-out option is a great way to not only encourage safe and responsible gambling but also gives sports bettors the option to cash out their bet early and take a lesser amount of winnings or to simply cut their losses on a potentially losing bet. Types of available bets include:
Game and Team Spreads
Game and Team Totals
Team, Player, and Game Props
DraftKings Sportsbook: Casino
Not only does DraftKings have you covered for Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) and sports betting with DraftKings Sportsbook, they also have you covered for your casino fix. DraftKings Casino is an option you can turn to should you need a break from sports gambling or simply to just have fun while having the opportunity to make more money. Offering a wide range of promotions such as a $1,000 Deposit Bonus where DraftKings matches 20% of your first deposit for a maximum of $1,000 on a $5,000 deposit, just as they do on their Sportsbook, DraftKings Casino is a fun change from the sports gambling industry that is offered on the same interface. There are plenty of options to choose from, including blackjack, poker, roulette, baccarat, and slots, and is available in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey for the time being.
DraftKings’ mobile application for their Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) division is widely considered to be the best in the industry. Through the use of multiple icons to facilitate navigability and prioritize both speed and efficiency, DraftKings has replicated their success found with their Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) mobile application into their Sportsbook division. Everything that you can find on the Sportsbook website is available via their mobile application so you’ll be able to place, keep track of, and cash out your bets no matter where you are!
You can access our DraftKings Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) review here.
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Nicholas Di Tommaso has been playing daily fantasy sports everyday for the past five years, in addition to his season-long expertise across various sports. He has since set out to combine his passions of finance and sports to successfully become a professional DFS player. Having multiple GPP wins over the course of the last year (2019), the Canadian known as “Ghost” is seeking bigger and better things in the future. Nick loves a healthy balance of both cash games and tournament play, but prefers the latter, especially in NFL and NBA, where he mostly plays single entry GPPs and 3-max tournaments. The Montreal, Canada native is looking to put Win Daily Sports on the map by representing the North of the border in all fields, specifically NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB, and eSports.