Based in Boston, a leader in the daily fantasy sports market found its sportsbook footing in New Jersey to great response and results. Appealing to first-time bettors and grizzled long-timers, with millions of players worldwide, it already is revenue royalty among sportsbooks.
Whether you want to bet or play fantasy sports, both are provided on one platform for easy access. Bet on the Rays to beat the Yankees and in a click join a fantasy football competition. Please note you can use funds won in Daily Fantasy Sports to place sports bets, per DK’s FAQ.
From Australian Rules Football to the NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB, plus darts, golf, MMA and tennis, DraftKings aims to provide as many sports as possible for wagering. The listings for soccer leagues in the States and abroad is so long your scrolling thumb may go numb trying to reach the bottom.
There is both an Android and Apple mobile app available.
Your options of bets cover well beyond point spreads, money lines and over/unders with futures, parlays, props and more. And live in-game betting takes you deep into the chosen contest for wagers big and small.
DraftKings’ unique betting carousel makes a stab of making betting easier for the novice by suggesting betting options to the player.
The Cash Out feature offers the opportunity to close out an active bet before the outcome is decided, allowing the bettor to secure part of the winnings or to cut his or her losses as odds change in either direction. On some sports, Cash Out is available for pre-game, live, future and parlay bets and can be for more/less than your wagered amount. Check your bet slip for availability.
With clean lines, a mid-gray background and a Kermit-green pop of color, the site is easy on eyes getting too much screen time. Tabs at the top are your in-site navigator with sports getting the most action in a ribbon at the top.
Promotions and bonuses are plentiful including a sign-up bonus of up to $500, $10 in DK Dollars when you opt in for flash betting or a weekly special, the one offered us – a $5 free bet for every regular season Cowboys game Ezekiel Elliott misses due to his contract holdout.
Easy to navigate
Cash out option
Easy switch from sports wagers to fantasy games
Did we mention the many promotional offers?
No immediate live phone customer support
If you’re intimidated by choices, this may be too much for you
Some bettors find DK’s “vig” (commission) on the “cash out” option takes the juice out of the win
WHERE IT OPERATES
This is a review for their New Jersey Sportsbook but they are also currently live in Mississippi, New York, Iowa and West Virginia
DEPOSIT & WITHDRAWAL METHODS
Deposits can be made using Visa, Mastercard, PayPal, Skrill (E-wallet) ACH deposit from a checking accounts and DraftKings Play+ Card, a prepaid card account funded by credit card, bank account or debit card.
Get you money by check, PayPal, ACH transfer, Skrill or Cash at Resorts Cage, where you request the payout be sent to the cage at Resorts Casino Atlantic for easy pick-up if you are in New Jersey.
MOBILE INTERFACE *****
Simple, clean and accessible to the novice and experienced bettor. Easy movement from fantasy sports play to sports wager is added value.
DEPOSIT METHODS *****
Convenience is king at DraftKings with Visa, Mastercard, PayPal, Skrill (E-wallet) ACH deposit from a checking account or a prepaid DraftKings Play+ Card.
EASE OF DEPOSITS AND WITHDRAWALS ****
Withdrawal options are available through check, PayPal, ACH and cage pick up if in New Jersey. Depending on which withdrawal option you choose, the timetable varies. If players choose “Cash at Cage” in New Jersey option, account information and a photo ID will be needed.
SAFETY AND SECURITY *****
CUSTOMER SERVICE ****
Customers should not expect to pick up the phone and call a customer service agent if he or she is having issues. Bettors and leave a message asking for a callback or ask a question via an online form to receive a written response or callback.
USER EXPERIENCE ****
Easy, uncomplicated design makes for easy navigation, making deposits and withdrawals and placing wagers. If you hit a wall, and hopefully you won’t, the Help tab at the top of the page offers a sports betting guide, a FAQ on a number of site and wagering topics and a way to get assistance if you can’t find what you are looking for.
The almost limitless number of betting options makes the DraftKings Sportsbook an ultimately personal experience for the bettor who wants to go off the beaten path and wager on the number of backhands Serena will hit in the third set of her opening match at the U.S. Open. That uniqueness gives it an edge among book but can be a little intimidating to novices who just want to bet on the Steelers.
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