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DraftKings Review

<p>Wide range of customization options</p> <p>Watch your team in action live</p> <p>Many different types of contests available</p>
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The DraftKings site gives users the chance to play fantasy sports contests on a variety of different sports. Recently, it also has had a more traditional sports betting platform attached to it. The fantasy sports option is available in over 40 US states, but the sports betting is currently only legal in New Jersey. What does this site offer to make it worth playing on?

DraftKings Background

The DraftKings website has been running since 2012, having been set up by a group of friends who are all keen sports fans. They have their base in Boston, MA, but cater to users in Canada and parts of Europe as well as the US. In fact, they also have offices in the UK and Malta, too. The sports betting element was added in 2018.

The idea is that fans are brought closer to the games that they love through playing fantasy sports and now with sports betting, too. The owners say that the platform now has over nine million players all over the world. It is legal to play their fantasy sports contest in a number of American states (41, at the time of writing). However, their sportsbook is currently only legal for US players in New Jersey.

What We Love About DraftKings

-Wide range of customization options

-Watch your team in action live

-Many different types of contests available

-Free sign up

-Very easy platform to use

-Fast, fun contests

-Sports betting and fantasy competitions

How is the Desktop Experience?

The DraftKings platform has been cleverly designed to be easy to use while providing a wealth of features at the same time. You can get started very simply by signing in with your email or Facebook credentials.

Once you are logged in, it is easy to navigate around. In the fantasy sports, you can choose from the paid and free contests that are currently available. These include options such as qualifiers, head to head, 50/50, and so on. The large number of users on this site means that it is never a problem to find some contests to choose from. Featured contests are shown at the top of the page, with filters making it easy to search in detail if you want to see more ways of taking part.

After you have chosen your sport and contest, it is time to draft your team. This is also very easy to do, with a lot of information to help you to make your decisions. An interesting feature here is with the way that every player can only spend a maximum of $50,000 on player salary costs, so everyone has the same amount to play with in this respect.

It is then a simple matter of watching your teams on your computer as the action unfolds. If you win then you can head over to your account to cash out your winnings. It is worth pointing out that the DraftKings contests are played out like real sports seasons, but condensed into much shorter timeframes.

It is also worth pointing out that you can use one account for both fantasy competitions and sports betting. The sports betting section lets you choose your sport and then pick the exact type of wager that you want to place.

How is the Mobile App?

The DraftKings mobile app gives you the chance to play fantasy sports and place bets in the same way when playing from a mobile device. Free apps are to be found on the Google Play Store as well as the Apple App Store.

The app is slickly designed and closely mirrors the features and functionality found on the desktop site. You can either use your mobile device to follow the contests you join on the desktop site, or else to set up new contests from scratch directly on your mobile device.

It is also easy to follow the live action from your cellphone or tablet if you prefer. This means that it is possible to switch between devices as you like without losing anything.

Variety of Sports

There is a good variety of different sports to choose from here. At the time of this review, the fantasy sports listed on DraftKings are as follows; football, basketball, baseball, golf, hockey, NASCAR, MMA, soccer, college football, college basketball, League of Legends, and tennis.

While many of the sports are US-oriented, the site also covers action from Europe as well, such as EuroLeague basketball and soccer. The sports betting site also has a good variety of different sports to choose from, with many of the same sports as featured on their fantasy sports site.

DraftKings’ Special Features

This fantasy sports site has a selection of well-thought-out features and offers that make it a more attractive option to sign up to. To start you off, your first deposit for $5 or more rewards you with a free $3 ticket to play with in a paid contest of this amount. This ticket has to be used within a year of issue.

Regular players also get to collect rewards as they progress. Draft Kings' rewards are known as Crowns rather than points. You pick them up as you play. It is then possible to exchange your crowns by using them to enter paid contests or to buy DraftKings merchandise such as clothing.

Their sportsbook gives a welcome offer to new players that matches their first bet, up to a maximum of $500. Ongoing rewards are also promised for regular users.

Key Details

Deposit options

Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, PayPal. They also accept gift cards from Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Withdrawal options

Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, PayPal

Currencies

USD

Languages

English

Loyalty Program

Crowns awarded as loyalty points

Mobile Apps

iPhone and Android available

Support

Live chat on the site / Email at support@draftkings.com

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