DraftKings is a gaming operator regulated by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, and headquartered in Boston, which is becoming popular among gaming enthusiasts
The platform, which only allows customers of over 21 years of age to access and play its games, is currently legal and live in the following US states: Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
As numerous other sportsbooks, DraftKings offers a range of bonuses and promotions for new and existing users. Below you can see a list, and details about the ongoing ones.
Fantasy Sports: Get a deposit bonus up to $500
Any new user`s first deposit of minimum $5 qualifies them to receive up to $500 in bonus funds in the form of site credits.
The bonus amount is equal to 20% of the deposit amount the bonus cannot exceed $500 (therefore, to be eligible to receive the maximum bonus amount of $500, the user`s first deposit must be of $2,500). Promotion is available only for user making their first deposit expires in 31 August 2022.
Sportsbook: "Bet online with DraftKings Sportsbook" - Get a bonus up to $1,000
Players making their first deposit (of minimum $5) receive up to $1,000 in bonus funds in the form of site credits. The bonus amount is equal to 20% of the amount deposited and cannot exceed $1,000. Promotion is available only for user making their first deposit expires in 31 August 2022.
Casino: Get a 100% match up to $2,000 on your first deposit
Plus up to $50 in free casino credits
Users making their first deposit of minimum $5 on DraftKings Casino can receive up to a maximum $2,000 in casino bonus, as well as up to $50 in casino free credits ($25 for enrolling and another $25 based on deposit amount). Players should be aware that deposits made on DraftKings Sportsbook or Fantasy Sports are ineligible.
To be eligible for this promotion, players of 21+ of age must be physically located in Connecticut, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, or West Virginia. Promotion expires on 31 August 2022.
Fantasy Sports: Get $20 free DraftKings dollars - Refer-a-friend
Users can refer friends using their "personal referral links". Once a new account is registered using the link, and the new user makes a deposit of minim $20, both the referrer and the new user get $20 in DK dollars. Promotion is available until 30 August 2022.
Users can refer friends using their "personal referral links". Once a new account is registered using the link, and the new user makes a deposit of minim $100, both the referrer and the new user get $100 in casino credit. Promotion is available until 16 August 2022. Users can refer a maximum of 5 friends per offer period.
DraftKings: Summer stacks Jackpots
The platform also has a range of special jackpot games which give players the chance to win $1,000.
Deposits and withdrawals
Players can deposit funds into their DraftKings accounts using numerous methods; however, some of the platform`s categories (Daily Fantasy Sports and Marketplace) don`t accept all deposit methods.
Online banking, credit and debit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express), electronic gift cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express), DraftKings gift cards, and PayPal are available deposit options for all of the site`s categories (Sportsbook, Casino, Daily Fantasy Sports, and Marketplace).
However, Play+ prepaid cards, cash, VIP Preferred e-checks and wire transfers are viable deposit methods only for Casino and Sportsbook.
DraftKings also offers the Web3 wallet deposit option, allowing users to deposit NFTs into their accounts.
Players can set daily, weekly, or monthly deposit limits, as well as entry and entry fee limits (for Fantasy Sports) and wagering/max wagering limits, as well as time limits (for Casino and spotsbook).
Users can withdraw their funds using the below methods:
PayPal: maximum amount is $60,000 and processing takes between 3 and 5 days.
Check: maximum amount is $50,000.
Play+: maximum amount is $25,000 and it takes between 2 and 4 days.
Online banking: maximum amount is $100,000 and it takes between 3 and 5 days.
VIP Preferred e-checks: maximum amount is $100,000 and it takes between 3 and 5 days.
Wire withdrawals: minimum amount is $20,000 for the first one and $10,000 for successive ones, no maximum amount set, and processing takes between 24 and 48 hours.
Cage: maximum amount is $100,000 and it takes around one hour to be processed.
Web3 wallet: used for NFT withdrawals.
What the platform offers
Players can enjoy wagering on a wide range of sports including:
- Rugby League
- Rugby Union
- Table tennis
Players who are new to betting and don`t know how it works or require more details about it can find plenty of information on the platform; information about what are the odds and how they work, information about placing bets, and a glossary of betting terms.
DraftKings offer its users a selection of 821 gaming options in the casino section, such as slots, jackpot games, Keno, live dealer and table games, and video poker.
The platform offers video tutorials to help users learn the basics of games card and table games, and more.
Users can enjoy a season-long fantasy sport condensed into a shorter, more exciting format. Contests can last between one say to a week and users can create their own teams (in a sports of their choosing) and compete against each other for cash prizes.
The platform also has this category, where DraftKings users can acquire NFTs from sports to entertaining "and everything in between".
The DraftKings platform is available in browser (for desktop or laptop) and on-the-go. Users of both iOS and Android can enjoy all four DK platforms: DraftKings Fantasy Sports, DK Sportsbook, DK Casino, and DK Live.
As mentioned on the website, players have to be over 21 years old to be able to register and place wagers on the DraftKings platform.
List of states where it's legal
Users who are located in one of the following states (without being actual residents) can legally place bets with DraftKings:
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New York
- West Virginia
The DraftKings platform is not the most user-friendliest and new players might have a hard time finding what they look for, but this could apply to any website/platform. The website has a very detailed FAQs section, where users can find almost any information they might be looking for, and if they don`t, they can always ask for help using the platform`s live customer service chat available 24/7.
Overall, DraftKings is a popular site with numerous gaming options available for users to enjoy.