Though the global pandemic and its associated shutdown has largely brought sports betting to a halt, big-name betting brands like DraftKings Sportsbook and FanDuel Sportsbook have shifted their focus to their online casino apps in Pennsylvania.
Everything ranging from slots to table games to sports-themed Blackjack and Roulette are available in DraftKings Casino. Live dealer is coming later this year. Thus far, all of this has existed inside the “sportsbook” app, making it confusing to new players searching for “DraftKings Casino.”
That all changes for iOS users in Pennsylvania.
How To Get The DraftKings Casino App in PA
Available on iOS only (Android coming soon), the DraftKings Casino app is available in the Apple App Store in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, but you should first register online to get $200 risk-free for your first 24 hours of play.
Step 1: Click this link
Step 2: Sign up and fill out the registration field
Step 3: Then use the download link to download the app from the App Store
Step 4: Play casino games
In addition to $200 risk-free for the first 24 hours, DraftKings offers a $500 deposit bonus for casino players. But there is a substantial play-through requirement here.
Online Casino a Major Growth Source for DraftKings
In case you haven’t heard, DraftKings went public a few months ago and watched its stock (ticker symbol: DKNG) run up almost 400%… before settling at a roughly 250% gain in recent days. Not bad. All of this during a time with no major sports.
One reason is because DraftKings is one of the few legal sports betting plays– they have little exposure to physical casinos and are entirely US-based.
But the other, more subtle reason is that DraftKings, along with rival FanDuel, began offering online casino games to its players during a time when casino-goers shifted their attention to the web. This opens up an entire new market for DraftKings beyond its young male, sports fan demo.
Per sources we talked to, DraftKings realized that separating its casino audience from sports bettors probably made sense (don’t worry, you can still share a wallet between all of DraftKings gambling apps) to make it easier for customer to find what they were looking for (and also reduce bloat in the app).
Pennsylvania, following in the footsteps of New Jersey, became the second state to legalize large-scale online gambling, thus making it a huge focus for gaming operators.
DraftKings Casino app in PA becomes just the latest example of that.