DraftKings launched its sportsbook, DraftKings Sportsbook, last Wednesday in New Jersey on an invite-only basis while the company completed a five-day soft launch trial.
Today, it launches in full. And while you have to be in New Jersey in order to use the app, you don’t have to live there. So if you’re at the Shore on vacation, you can get going.
We’ve put together a full review of DraftKings Sportsbook. But the short version is that this is a very impressive debut.
At launch, DraftKings Sportsbook lists action on everything from baseball to darts – DARTS! – with a wide variety of traditional, prop and live bets. Most notably, however, they have implemented something called a “live ticket,” which essentially allows you to exit bets before their completion. So, if you’re winning a bet and want to lock in a profit, you can do so (albeit at a slightly lower rate), or you can exit a bet you’re losing to recoup at least a portion of it.
For a limited time only, DraftKings Sportsbook will match your first bet up to $200.* Current DraftKings daily fantasy players can use their available DFS funds in the DraftKings Sportsbook app. Otherwise, a minimum deposit is only $5— well worth it to try out what is the first online sports betting offering in New Jersey.
*If you or someone you know has a gambling problem and wants help, call 1-800 GAMBLER.
21+. NJ only. Eligibility restrictions apply. See website for details.
First bet matched up to $200. Free bet must be used within 30 days of first bet. Free bet amount is not included in any returns or winnings. Free bet is also not redeemable for cash, non-transferable, and non-refundable. Promo ends 8/31/18.
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