The leader in fantasy moved into online sports betting after partnering with Resorts in Atlantic City. Their sportsbook app is one of the best, with daily promotional odds boosts, and a great $1,000 signup offer to round out the deal.
|Rating||5 / 5 (Exceptional)|
|Land Partner||Resorts AC|
|Bonus||$500 Risk-Free First Bet
+20% Bonus up to $500
Experienced bettors will also love the app as everything is within easy reach.
DraftKings offers an iOS app available for iPhones and iPads and an Android app. The application will determine whether you are in New Jersey before you try to deposit or place any bets. Having a WiFi connection generally speeds up this process.
Remember though; anybody can join and browse the odds in the app - you only have to be present in NJ to place bets.
Google doesn't allow betting apps to be downloaded from it's Google Play Store, so you'll need to download the app directly from the DK website.
Don't worry, it's completely secure, and the app will install quickly. You'll need to have location services enabled.
Unlike Google, Apple does allow betting apps in their store. You can download the DraftKings sportsbook app right here from the iTunes store.
The app has been very well received by iPhone and iPad users who have rated it 4.8 out of 5 stars with over 100,000 ratings.
The Draftkings app is upgraded continuously and has a slick interface. We rate it as one of the best mobile betting experiences available to NJ residents.
The DraftKings mobile experience is intuitive. You're betting with a company that has years of experience in designing an easy to use mobile interface.
From the opening screen, you'll see how easy the app is to navigate to the sport and market you want to bet on. Quick Links are easily visible at the top, showing the most significant current and upcoming events.
Under that, you'll see the section for live betting. This is where you can get your bets on anything that's happening right now. There's also a tab at the bottom of the app, which indicates the number of events currently in-play.
One thing Draftkings has gotten right with their app is how many stats they offer for each sport.
If you're browsing, or want more in-depth details on a pick you fancy, the stats hub section is a must.
As you can see in the screenshot below, tennis offers ATS, O/U, average games, handicap stats, and more - all of which can be narrowed down by season, head-to-head, and by tournament type.
Similar stats are available for all major sports from European soccer leagues to major US sports.
DraftKings offers betting live during games. You can even bet point-by-point on tennis matches with their fantastic new flash bet.
As mentioned above, there is also a 'flash bet' section at the top of the app, which links to all live tennis matches...where you can bet point by point!
One of the great things about the DK Sportsbook is that it shares the same wallet as the fantasy sports site. So if you win at the sportsbook, you will be able to use that cash to play DFS (and vice versa).
All the usual credit and debit card options are available for making deposits.
You can also deposit to DraftKings using PayPal, online banking, Play+ prepaid card, and even with cash at participating stores such as 7-eleven, CVS, and Family Dollar.
This is an instant way to fund your DraftKings account using your own bank card.
There are no additional charges, and you receive a personalized card in the mail that you can use everywhere that Discover cards are accepted.
DraftKings has a generous bonus offer for anyone who recommends the sportsbook app or website to their friends.
Just give out your referral link (available on the website and app), and depending on how much your friend deposits, you will both get some free cash! The table below shows how much you will each get.
|Friend Deposits||You Both Get|
Please note that your referrals must not already have a DK Fantasy Sports account to qualify for this offer.
In a similar vein to the FanDuel 'TheDuel' blog, DraftKings has it's own content over at Draftkings Playbook.
They provide sports betting news, fantasy picks, latest odds, and betting advice, with plenty of new content going up every day.
The DraftKings sportsbook blog is more fantasy focused than it's FanDuel equivalent, but that might change as online betting becomes more prevalent in NJ.
It's still a great source of information and is updated plenty, so we recommend you check it out.
A new and unique DraftKings Sportsbook product is sportsbook pools, which offers you the chance to play against other bettors.
The pools are betting contests, where you make picks from a list of events. For example, the pool would be NFL Week 1, where you have to pick the winner from 5 games. Pick both sides, and that doubles the size of your entry.
A few of the recently opened New Jersey sportsbooks have chosen famous names to represent them, be that in print or social media, or on TV.
DraftKings is no exception, opting for Hall of Fame NBA player and TV personality Charles Barkley to front their promos.
You'll see his face on some of their promotional materials, and in the betting guide on Draftkings.com.
After forging a reputation as the leader in daily fantasy (you will probably have seen the TV commercials which flooded the airwaves recently), DK has moved into the online sportsbook industry.
The first legal sportsbook was launched in New Jersey in August 2018. At the time it was the first online sportsbook outside of Nevada, and it accepted over 1,000,000 bets in its first month.
DraftKings Sportsbook is partnered with land-based operation Resorts Atlantic City, through a license with the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement. This allows them to provide odds on mobile apps and through their website to bettors in NJ.
Key Points on DraftKings Sportsbook
- Run in partnership with Resorts Atlantic City
- Founded in 2018 after years of experience in fantasy sports
- Easy to use app and website
- Can use DFS balance to bet and vice versa
- Great opening account offer upto $500 on your first bet
- PLUS $500 bonus on your first deposit (20% match)