DraftKings online sportsbook opened on Aug. 1, 2018, becoming the first online sportsbook that offers betting outside of the state of Nevada. Now, as long as you are within New Jersey’s state lines, you can place wagers online through DraftKings whether you are a resident or not.
DraftKings Sportsbook offers both an app on iOS and Android, along with a website. The app uses geolocation services to determine users who are within the New Jersey state lines.
Who can bet on DraftKings online sportsbook?
In order to place wagers through DraftKings online sportsbook you must be 21 years of age and be located within the state lines of New Jersey.
Can you link your DraftKings DFS and Draftkings Sportsbook Accounts?
DraftKings has made it very easy for existing Fantasy account holders to link their accounts. Simply download the app and under the Accounts section there will be an option to link accounts.
How to deposit on DraftKings Sportsbook
You can currently deposit using a credit card, debit card, PayPal, or bank transfer. The recent addition of PayPal is convenient, as there are still issues with banks declining deposits on occasion.
You can also move money from your linked DFS account, but there are restrictions. In order to move money from a DraftKings DFS account to a Sportsbook account, you have you play through that specific amount of money in DFS contests. For example, if you deposit $200 in a DFS account, you have to play in $200 worth of contests to move that money to a Sportsbook account.
How to withdraw from DraftKings Sportsbook
At the moment, the only way to withdraw money from your sportsbook account is by requesting a physical check or getting cashed out at the cashiers’ cage at Resorts in Atlantic City.
More advancements could be coming here in the near future.
What sports can you bet on at DraftKings’ Online Sportsbook?
DraftKings will accept wagers on almost all major sports (see list below). They take wagers on point spreads, moneylines, game totals, futures, prop bets, and live in-game wagers.
- College Football
- College Basketball
- UFC (MMA)
- NASCAR (Motorsports)
The most notable wager restrictions at DraftKings are:
- No betting on high school events
- No betting on collegiate events taking place within the state of New Jersey
- No betting on events that involve New Jersey collegiate institutions such as Rutgers