DraftKings may be best known for daily fantasy sports, but it is one of the largest sportsbooks in the world. The company is based in the United States and provides licensed sports betting services to any state where it is currently legal. In this review, we will explore the sportsbook app that is available for Android and iOS and discuss new accounts, deposits, betting slips, withdrawals and much more.
All new DraftKings Sportsbook customers receive a 20% deposit match bonus for up to $1,000! In addition, you can also receive a $25 free bet just for placing your first same game parlay bet!
DraftKings is one of the largest and most established online sportsbooks serving U.S. citizens. It currently offers sports betting with real money in any states that allow it by law. As of this writing, this includes:
• New Hampshire
• New Jersey
• West Virginia
DraftKings provides you access to all of its services via its website and through its mobile app, which will be the focus of this review. The sportsbook supports an extensive collection of betting markets. It would be impractical to list them all, but those most relevant to an American audience include the NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, NCAA, PGA and UFC. You will also find soccer, motorsports, boxing, tennis and so on.
This sportsbook accepts traditional bets but offers live in-game wagering as well. Odds offered include moneyline, point spread and total points, which is also referred to as over/under. Parlays are available as are prop bets. DraftKings also routinely offers promos that can help you maximize your bankroll. These include free bets, no brainer bets, boosted odds and deposit bonuses. There are also welcome bonuses available to new clients that can earn you up to $1,000 in betting credits!
How to Install the DraftKings App and Register a New Account
Perhaps the easiest way to download the app if you are on an Apple or Android device is to navigate to DraftKings Sportsbook Then, just tap the right button for your device.
iPhone and iPad Users
Bettors using an iPhone, iPad or other Apple device can tap the icon for the App Store. Enter DraftKings in the search box. Tap DraftKings Sportsbook & Casino app to install.
It can be a bit trickier for Android users depending on where you live. Many Android users will be able to tap the Google Play icon, search for DraftKings, select the DraftKings Sportsbook & Casino app and tap the Install button. But in some states, such as Michigan and Virginia, Google Play does not offer the app.
In that case, you will need to download it from outside the Google Play store. If you have not done so already, go into your Android device settings. Tap Security. Check Unknown Sources. Tap OK when prompted and select Trust. You then need to navigate to https://sportsbook.draftkings.com/sportsbook-android-app. Select Download, and trust the DKSPORTSBOOK.APK file.
Amazon Fire Users—Amazon Fire users can sideload the APK file as described above for Android users. You can also tap the Appstore icon, search for DraftKings, select the DraftKings Sportsbook & Casino app and tap the Install button.
Create Your Account
Creating your new account is the same regardless of which platform you are using. Tap the DraftKings icon to launch it if the app is not already opened. Tap the Sign Up with Email button. Enter a valid email address. Tap Next, and enter a unique username that other users may see.
You do not need to enter a Promo Code to receive the maximum bonus available of $1,000.
Select a location based on your home address. Note that GPS must be enabled and that the services offered to you will be based on your current physical location. Here is an example: A North Carolinian in Virginia could place a real money bet, but a Virginian in North Carolina could not.
How to Deposit Funds
There is a Deposit link at the top of the screen. Tap it. Select a deposit amount. Note that the minimum is $5. The maximum deposit is based on your chosen payment method. It is also notable that any welcome bonus is based on your deposit amount. As an example, the standard match welcome bonus is 20%, which means that you would have access to $20 in betting credits if you deposited $100.
The first time you make a deposit, you will have to configure a payment method. The app will remember your details if you choose. If you do not, you will need to reenter them each time you make a deposit. You can make transfers direct from a bank account. If you prefer to use a digital wallet, DraftKings accepts PayPal, and it accepts all major credit cards as well as debit cards and gift cards.
Once you have selected a deposit amount and payment method, tap Next. DraftKings will process your deposit, which usually takes less than a minute. When finalized, the app will inform you that the deposit was successful and provide you details about the deposit and any bonus if applicable.
How to Use the DraftKings App and Place a Bet
The app homepage uses large squares to list the markets that are most popular right now. Tap the square that interests you, and if the market you are looking for is not listed, tap View All. This will bring up a list of all supported markets. Once you select a market, the app will show you all events on which you can currently bet. This includes upcoming events but also live events if applicable.
When you find an event that interests you, tap the relevant odds to add that bet to your current bet slip. As an example, you want to bet on the Denver Broncos at New York Giants game on kickoff weekend. The Giants are a 3-point dog. You could also select the Giants moneyline, which is +140, or you could choose the over/under, which is 42.5. The spread bet pays out -115, so a $10 wager would pay out $18.69. But you like the Giants to win outright, so you select the moneyline since it pays out $24.
You can submit the bet slip at this point. The details will then be available in the My Bets section. You can also add multiple bets to a single bet slip. Multiple single bets can be added. You also have the option to add multiple bets as a parlay or as a teaser. Once your slip is completed, tap to submit it.
How to Withdraw Funds
You can withdraw from a positive cash balance whether those are funds you deposited or won. The minimum withdrawal is $20. Tap your account name. Tap Withdraw Funds. Enter the amount you want to withdraw. Select a method through which to receive payment. You will need to set up a method if you have not yet. Supported methods include bank transfer, PayPal, check and pick up at a retail location. Electronic transfers take 3-5 business days. A check requires up to 7 business days to arrive.
Notable App Features
The DraftKings app lets you track your bets live and even cash out early, which allows you to secure winnings or mitigate your losses. Once you achieve VIP status, which is by invitation only, a new VIP section will be added to the app so that you can access those features and perks.
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Would give it 5 stars if they allowed me to deposit with bitcoin or venmo, but to be fair, you can make a deposit directly from your bank so plenty of options. The app is easy to use and lots of cool options like live betting and early cash outs. Go Rams!