Draft Kings Review


DraftKings
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Overall Rating

4/5

DraftKings at a glance


🏢 Casino Name Draft Kings
🤵 Owner DraftKings Inc.
🗓️ Year Established 2012
🎲 Number of Games 800+
🎰 Games offered Slots, Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat, VideoPoker, LiveGames, Keno, Craps, LiveDealer, LiveCasino
📱 Compatible Devices Android, iPhone, Windows Phone, iPad, Mac / PC, Tablet, Blackberry
↩️ Payout Percentage 97.31%
💸 Payout Days 1-5 days
🌍 Languages English
💁 Customer Support Contact form
🏧 Banking Options Visa, Mastercard + 10 more
Payout percent
97.31%
Payout Speed
1-5 days
Max Jackpot
  • DraftKings is one of the strongest books
  • Reliable brand trusted by bettors
  • Among the best brand for in-game wagering
  • Multiple player performance parlays available
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Chris Sheridan is a sports gambling industry expert based just north of the Bronx who specializes in sports betting issues in legal US markets. He has worked for The Associated Press, ESPN and Forbes, among others.

DraftKings review 2024

4.7/5

DraftKings Sportsbook is one of the most successful sportsbooks across the legalized U.S. sports gambling markets, and are what we call a 'heavy hitter' in the industry. It's one of the books that will undoubtedly survive many years through their strong range of markets and grounding in fantasy betting.

They have a strong corporate infrastructure based out of Boston, New York and Las Vegas, and their head of racebook and sports gaming operations, Johnny Avello, is one of the most respected figures in the industry.

DraftKings should be every sports bettor and DFS player’s go-to site for game previews, tips, and betting advice. One of the best books in the US for a variety of reasons, they use human traders to set lines and approve bets, have good promotions including a $50 free bet and up to $1,000 deposit match offer, and the DraftKings app is particularly handy when on the go. Read on to see how the brand checks out.

Pros

  • DraftKings is one of the strongest books
  • Reliable brand trusted by bettors
  • Among the best brand for in-game wagering
  • Multiple player performance parlays available

Cons

  • Odds on longshots higher at competing books
  • Support reps could be more accessible

Sports markets and bet types

4.8/5

There are 16 different types of sports offered, with popular options being football, basketball, golf and hockey. Snooker, crickets and darts also have lines offered, which is especially appealing to fans of international sports.

Indeed, DraftKings Sportsbook does a great job when it comes to international sporting events such as the Soccer World Cup, Wimbledon, the British Open, and Formula One. Followers of those sports have an edge at this book because DraftKings makes the effort to be diverse and inclusive of their preferred markets. It’s a top-notch operation.

Bonuses and promotions

4.3/5

Promotions often change, and DraftKings’ bonus deals rotate based upon what sports are in season. The main welcome offer is a $50 bonus bet and up to $1,000 in matching funds on the first deposit.

The Draft Kings bonus code to use is “WIN,” but be aware that DraftKings Sportsbook promo codes change more often than they do at other books. As is the case everywhere, gamblers must pay close attention to the terms and conditions, so proceed carefully.

For fantasy sports players who may not yet be ready to take the plunge into gambling, the promo code “SAVE” allows for up to $500 in matching funds upon the first deposit.

Banking

4.5/5

There are eight different ways to deposit funds at the sportsbook, and the money is available for wagering almost immediately. DraftKings also allows credit card deposits for fantasy sports only. The eight payment options are more than many other books offer, and options include:

  • Credit & Debit cards
  • Online banking
  • eCheck
  • eGift cards
  • Wire transfer
  • Play+ pre-paid card
  • Cash at DraftKings retail facilities
  • DraftKings gift card

All these options are safe and secure and are vetted by different state wagering commissions.

How long is DraftKings’ withdrawal time? One to three business days depending upon the amount of funds being disbursed. A rule of thumb is to expect it to take three.

Chat support will not be of much help during the withdrawal waiting process. Chats default to a bot, and the bot aims to cover all your questions without conversing with a human. There is a $5 minimum deposit and a $20,000 maximum deposit. Any withdrawal of $10,000 or more will be immediately reported to the IRS in accordance with US banking laws.

Security and fair play

4.9/5

DraftKings Sportsbook is part of a public company trading on the NASDAQ exchange and is part of the Russell 1000 stock index. The sportsbook uses 51 technology products and services as part of its data encryption and secure connections for betting and funding accounts.

All licensed U.S. sportsbooks are rated according to our 25-step review process. Which among other things checks the protection of player data. DraftKings protects gamblers’ information through Secure Sockets Layer with 2,048-bit encryption.


Owner

DraftKings Inc.

Licenced by

Various state gaming commissions

DraftKings App

5/5

The first thing you’ll see when logging into the DraftKings Sportsbook App is events currently in progress, and DraftKings makes a hard push for NFT items available through DraftKings Marketplace. It’s not particularly difficult to use but be sure to check your password’s entered right because three failed log-in attempts will lock you out.

There’s nothing in particular that makes the app easier to use than the website, but navigation is much easier than at other sportsbooks. It’s compatible with iOS and Android.

Conclusion

4.7/5

When it comes to a choice of options when gambling on sports, along with a very diverse fantasy sports menu, there’s no beating DraftKings. DK offers more deposit options to gamblers than other books, and we have found that PayPal is easiest.

One criticism is that, while DraftKings is an industry leader, its ease of use suffers when it comes to customer service. Unless you enjoy battling with bots to get to humans for help, there is really no excuse for DraftKings making it so difficult to get questions answered in a timely fashion.

The site and app are both superfast, which is of particular benefit to in play bettors. The benefits outweigh the drawbacks here, and DraftKings will undoubtedly outlast the competition because of the head start they had in this space through their roots in DFS.

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