Draftkings sportsbook

draftking sportbook

DraftKings is a Boston based daily fantasy sports company born in 2012 by the effort of CEO Jason Robbins, Paul Liberman and Matt Kalish. With investment from Major League Baseball and deals with other leagues and teams, quickly became one of the best brand in the DFS market with over 9 millions of players worldwide.

The company launched its first legal online sportsbook on August 1, 2018 in New Jersey, and it is the first USA sportsbook outside Nevada. It was developed by an in-house team during over a year of work. It offers a wide array of sports, modern and useful interface, live betting with many in-play lines and props.

DraftKings actually signed partnership deals with a wide range of MLB teams (Cincinnati Reds, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox…), NBA teams (Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks, Philadelphia 76ers…), NFL teams (Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, New England Patriots…), NHL teams (New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Colorado Avalanche…) and FC Liverpool from English Premier League.

Betting schedule

Entering the home screen we can notice a focus on the recreational bettor with quick links to bets, introduced by “Who’s going to win?” and “Who will cover the spread?” messages for moneyline and traditional spread bets, respectively.

These bets are tailored to the individual user and use your daily fantasy data, to serve you up related bets. For example, if you have a DFS lineup staked with Colorado Rockies, you might be presented with the over-under on the Rockies game on your screen.

But don’t worry: Draftkings Sportsbook has enough options also for experienced gamblers, not only the newbies. These are the sports you can bet on, listed alphabetically.

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Cricket
  • Darts
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • MMA
  • Motorsports
  • Rugby Union
  • Soccer
  • Tennis

Live betting

What are the real growth area for mobile sports betting? In my opinion prop bets and live betting and Draftkings works fine on both. The company offers typical props, but also bets on Draftkings daily fantasy, a good way to bring a DFS player over into a sportsbook.

Concerning live betting, Draftkings excels at it right out of the gate with plenty of events and markets offered on daily basis.

Money connection between DFS ad Sportsbook

Draftkings DFS and Sportsbook are connected so the players can use their DFS winnings to wager at the Sportsbook.

Bonuses, promo codes and incentives

Draftkings bonus: get your first bet matched up to $200

This is the main welcome bonus DraftKings has been running: get your first bet matched up to $200. Only your first bet is matched and you need to place it within 30 days from sign up.

Like most other sporstbook you need to wager the winnings from the free bet before withdrawing the money won. This promotion is valid until 10/29/18. What’s the difference between a “bet bonus” and a “deposit bonus”? The first one is more restrictive, since you must use it all on one single game and not a series of bets.

In my opinion, deposit bonus compels more engagement and maybe can keep customers coming back. If you have already funds in the wallet, you will not even have to make a deposit. You will be awarded with a free bet equal to the amount of your initial wager, with a cap of $200. For example, if you think the Patriots will beat the Cowboys and bet $120 on them, you will win a free bet of $120. If you put $250 instead, you will gain $200.

Remember that the free bet expires in a month, and like I said before, only winnings from the free bet can be withdrawn. Both of these terms are fairly par for the course in the online sports betting world.

Wagering informations

Types of bets

These are the betting options you can find on Draftkings Sportsbook: spread, moneyline, total, alternate lines and futures.

Cash Out feature

Cash out feature is a true innovation made by Draftkings Sportsbook like an extention of in-play betting. Due to this, bettors can close out their active bet before the outcome is decided, with amount determined by in play odds.

Cash Out is available for pre-game, live, future, and parlay bets (selected sports only), and Draftkings will charge a vig in the 5-8% range on cash outs. You know that it is pretty high, so I suggest you only utilize this option if you really feel uncomfortable with the final outcome.

Site information and other info

Draftkings sports app

draftkings sportsbook app
You can download the sportsbook app for free in the iTunes Store, it supports iOS 10.0 or later and can be installed on iPhone, iPad, iPod and MacBook. In order to place your mobile bets, you must create an account as follows:

  1. Enter your email adress
  2. Create your username
  3. Create a password
  4. Enter your date of birth and acknowledge that you are at least 18
  5. Allow your location to prove that you are in New Jersey