New Jersey residents can legally bet on sports! After years of legal battles, the Supreme Court sided with New Jersey to legalize sports betting. Prior to the landmark decision to declare the federal law unconstitutional, Nevada was the only state with any form of legal sportsbetting. Delaware has since started taking bets on sporting events, but New Jersey became the second state to offer sports betting thru an app. DraftKings jumped at the opportunity and created DraftKings Sportsbook, a groundbreaking mobile app and website for New Jersey residents.
The best sign up offer DraftKings offers is a $500 Match Bet bonus for new sign ups. DK will match your first bet only up to a maximum of $500. Don't waste this limited time offer as it expires 03/31/19.
DraftKings Gives You a $500 Free Bet!
Promotional Offer Specifications
|DraftKings Sportsbook Promo Code||Click Through Link for $500 Free Bet|
|Promo Code Value||Instant Bet up to $500. 100% of your initial deposit is matched up to $500.|
|Conference Championships: Week of 3/11 (through Sunday 3/17)
||New users will receive $20 in Free Bets (4 sets of $5 bets) upon registering. This offer aims to drive registrations and interaction with the product ahead of tournament conversion.
|Selection Sunday: Monday 3/18 through Wednesday 3/21
||DraftKings will be offering March Madness Brackets for the first time ever. It'll be FREE for users to enter and boasts total prizes of $64,000. Again, this offer aims to drive registrations and interaction with the product ahead of tournament conversion.
|Promo Requirements||1. Create an account.
2. Deposit a minimum of $5
3. Be a first time depositor.
|Expiration Date||Current expiration date is 03/31/19.|
|Credited Free Bet Expiration||You must use your free bet within 30 days of issuance.|
|Land-based Casino Partner||Resorts Casino in Atlantic City|
- 1 DraftKings Gives You a $500 Free Bet!
- 2 Promotional Offer Specifications
- 3 Getting started with a deposit
- 4 Claim Your $500 Free Bet!
- 5 Using the Mobile App
- 6 5 Steps to Win on DraftKings Sportsbook
- 7 DraftKings Sportsbook App Review
- 8 Withdrawing your winnings
- 9 Types of Bets Available
- 10 How is the Mobile App layout and user friendliness?
- 11 Games Available
- 12 3 Easy Steps to Receive Your Free Bet: New Depositors Receive an Instant $500 Bet
- 13 1. Sign up 2. Deposit 3. Bet 4. DK matches your bet up to $500!
- 14 Common Questions Users Ask about DraftKings Sportsbook
- 15 DraftKings Sportsbook Commercials with Charles Barkley
- 16 DraftKings Sportsbook Pools
- 17 DraftKings Daily Rewards
- 18 Refer a Friend
- 19 DraftKings Support - Top of the Line
- 20 How New Jersey Led the Charge in the Legalization of Sports Betting
- 21 Editor's Promo Code Review
Getting started with a deposit
The deposit page allows quick deposits in the amount of $25, $100, $250, $600 and other. Simply click your option or if other was selected enter the amount you would like added to your account. DraftKings currently accepts Debit/Credit Cards, Paypal, Play+ prepaid, or a Bank Transfer for which you you must provide your checking routing and account number. We've heard of some having issues with their banks allowing the payment to process. If this happens, go the Play+ route. You are depositing via bank directly into your Play+ prepaid account and then you use your Play+ balance to play.
A problem with the depositing process at the time of this review is not every bank is recognizing the app and allowing the deposit to go through. I personally know a few people who have been unable to add funds because their bank won’t allow it; banks are looking at this attempted deposit as fraudulent activity. So, you may want to skip the potential headache and go the safe route with Debit/Credit Cards. Will look for additional deposit options to be added in the future such as Cryptocurrency.
Using the Mobile App
The mobile app is now up and running for everyone located in the state of NJ. It had initially been rolled out to select users as a beta phase but now is available for everyone’s use. You must be within state lines in order to bet, the geofence on the app is accurate and knows when you are in the state of NJ. When you are not in the state, it wont even let you get to the betting home page. Proxies won't work on the desktop product as you'll need to verify identity through documentation upload.
Every time you log into the app you must type in your password a number of times, which can be frustrating. When you log into your account you will also receive an email notification that you have logged into the DK sportsbook. This extra of layer of security is nice and no one will be able to log into your account without your knowledge.
Finding the sporting event, you would like to bet on is not hard as they have a section for sports A-Z, includes rugby, cricket and cycling. I have been using the app since it went live and even just a few weeks they have allowed for it to be more user friendly. Live bets are also shown on the app startup screen allowing for the user to place a bet while the game or match is ongoing.
5 Steps to Win on DraftKings Sportsbook
DraftKings Sportsbook App Review
Withdrawing your winnings
You won some money and want to withdraw it from your DraftKings account; the app offers two options: by check or cage. If you choose to withdraw by check it is a $15 minimum to withdraw the funds from your account. A check will be cut and mailed to your address of choice. Checks are normally mailed within a few days. It's important to note that DraftKings has never had a reported issue of players not receiving their funds. This is a US based company with a track record of success and you can be rest assured you will be paid out in full.
If you should choose to withdraw by cage you must be in Atlantic City but this has a $0 minimum. The cage is located in Resorts Atlantic City where you can pick up your money on site with a photo ID. You will receive your cash instantly. Getting to Atlantic City to pick up winnings may not be convenient for everyone as it can be a trip for people from the northern part of the state.
Types of Bets Available
The app offers you the ability to place bets on many sporting events, MMA included. Depending on what sporting event you are looking for the bets that can be placed will differ, but I will take a look at what the options are in regards to betting on NFL football.You can read our entire DraftKings Review for all the details.
All games for week are currently set up on the app and you can start betting on these games immediately. The app currently offers you game lines, game parlays, game props and futures bets.
• Game Lines- offer to you bet vs the spread, the over/under on points or the money line; all are available for you to bet on.
• Game parlays - are set up for each matchup where you can bet on the spread of the game and total points; each game offers 4 options home team/away team and the over/under on points.
• Prop Bet – the only option you have to bet on with a bet like this is in regards to week 1 games heading into overtime; 50/50 odds here. You can see our full NFL Prop Bet Glossary here.
• Future Bets - since the launch of the sportsbook app, the futures bets have added more options. You can bet on Super Bowl winner, offensive and defensive player of the year, regular season wins. They do offer special bets in the event you think we will have another Cleveland Browns situation to have a team not win 1 game all year or if you think a team will complete a perfect season you can bet on that too. Passing and rushing leaders are also listed as future bets.
How is the Mobile App layout and user friendliness?
App design makes it very easy to find a sport on which you are looking to bet. They offer an A-Z menu that allows you to see all the different sports that you can place bets on. Just a simple tap on the sport you are looking to place a bet on brings up a menu allowing you to choose how much you would like to bet and what you can bet on. It will show you the current odds and what the payout will be if you should win.
The problem with the app, is if you are new to sports betting they do not explain what you are betting on. You may not understand what the money line means and chances are you are not going to bet on something you do not understand. I would suggest adding a few pages you can swipe thru to show the basics on sports betting. I went to a sportsbook located in NJ where they provided a small booklet explaining the bets for each sport allowing anyone to have a general understanding of what the bets mean and what to bet on to increase the odds they may win. Having the knowledge of what I am betting on increases the chances I will continue to bet on sports.
The rolling screen option makes it easy to change your futures bet to whatever you want it to be.
NFL - Moneyline, Spread, Parlays, Props, Futures, Totals
MLB - Moneyline, Spread, Parlays, Props, Totals
NBA - Moneyline, Spread, Parlays, Props, Totals
Soccer - English Premier League, La Liga- Spain, MLS
3 Easy Steps to Receive Your Free Bet: New Depositors Receive an Instant $500 Bet
1. Sign up 2. Deposit 3. Bet 4. DK matches your bet up to $500!
As a way to entice you to place a bet DraftKings sports book will match your first bet up to $500. Once you place your first bet DraftKings will be credited a free bet in the same amount in which you placed your initial bet for (up to $500). Your credited bet will only be available for 30 days so you want to make sure you place a bet within the time frame to make sure you can take advantage of what they are offering you.
Common Questions Users Ask about DraftKings Sportsbook
What States is DraftKings Sportsbook available?
Only New Jersey at this point.
Is it Legal?
If you're located in New Jersey, yes it's legal.
Is there a Mobile App?
Yes and it's easy to use.
Can I drive to New Jersey and place a bet once I cross the border?
Yes, just note, the geotargeting force is strong with DraftKings. They base location off of nearby hotspots, so if you are very close to the border, you may be asked to verify your identity or just drive a bit further. If you are a NJ resident and go out of state, you won't be able to use the App. However, if you drive back into NJ, you will once again be able to place a bet online or on the mobile APP. You will need to enable location services on your phone.
Is there Live Support?
Yes, there is chat support 24/7. You can also email support.
What is the DraftKings Telephone Support Number?
Yes, the telephone number is (877) 659-6066. You can chat online anytime and email firstname.lastname@example.org with any concerns.
Can I increase my deposit limit?
Yes, but you will need to send in a photocopy of a state issued identification as well as a utility bill in last 60 days.
What are the odds?
Like any other Sportsbook, odds change all the time. Check frequently for updated odds. We will eventually include DraftKings into our Vegas Odds pages.
Why do I need to enable WIFI?
DK determines your location by locating wifi hotspots to determine you're in NJ.
Why do I need to install the Geocomply plugin?
This plugin blocks the use of VPN and proxy software. DK takes all the steps they can to ensure you're playing legally from within the state intended.
How do I request a Payout?
Payouts or withdrawals can be requested via Check or Cage (physically in the NJ sportsbook).
Does DraftKings create their own odds?
Yes, DraftKings has hired some well known Vegas sharps and create their own odds. You can see free live DK odds in this post.
DraftKings Sportsbook Commercials with Charles Barkley
New Jersey has started to see the power of the DraftKings promotional machine, including Billboards, Radio announcements, online marketing and maybe the most visible - TV Commercials. DK has teamed up with Charles Barkley to deliver some of the more memorable commercials we've ever seen from DK. Charles Barkley is the perfect personality match and this is one of the reasons DK is ahead of the pack. Their marketing team understands their audience and these commercials are fun. You can watch them below and you'll find the same DraftKings Promo Code offers featured on our site.
DraftKings Sportsbook Pools
DraftKings has launched a product called Sportsbook Pools which officially went live November 8, 2018. Pools allows player to be on games similar to those played in office pools. You can pick the winner of each game as well as other simple predictions along with the opportunity for Jackpot-Style prizes. Players are provided a series of questions related to an individual game or a group of games. The initial contests will require a $20 entry and have prices as high as $200,000. The jackpot prize will go as high as $100,000 that would be shared among the players whom have predicted all the Sunday and Monday NFL games correctly. Here is how the prize breakdown works for those New Jersey players entering the first contest:
10 correct picks = 20 Percent of prize pool
11 correct picks = 30 Percent of the prize pool
12 correct picks = 50 Percent of the prize pool
DraftKings Daily Rewards
DraftKings released a new player program called Daily Rewards that enables players to accrue Draftkings Crowns (equivalent of points). The crown system replaces the players club and works to help users claim entries into exclusive contests, unlock the ability to claim DraftKings swag, and other such incentives. This system works on two tiers of account funding. Each time the user enters a paid contest, they will be awarded a set number of crowns for their entry. Additionally, DraftKings created the DraftKings Achievement programs associated with 3 major sports to help influence the increase of crown accrual.
The NFL, NBA, and NHL are the three leagues that are signed on for this program. The user completes weekly tasks (Missions) that helps them claim a crown bonus. These tasks range from entering a set number of contests each week to stat accrual among rostered players on your team. These incentive-based programs start out on the low-end of 5 crowns per achievement and extend into the 100s range for achieving a goal. There are over 75 goals to be unlocked for the user in each, professional season, adding over 200 options for doubling your crown intake. Crowns can be used to claim free entries into paid contests. Each contest has a crown crossover inclusion, allowing the user to utilize crowns to pay for their entry instead of monetary funds. The DraftKings store is also stocked with exclusive swag that can be purchased with crowns. This is just one of the many ways DraftKings brings you more for participating in daily fantasy action. We are a big of the program as it leads to increased engagement of user and it's just fun. It's easy to gain crowns through Missions and contest entries. Before you know it, you'll achieve a tiered status and be able to purchase swag or use the crowns to enter contests.
Refer a Friend
DraftKings Sportsbook is running a similar promotion to the Daily Fantasy referral program. When you login to your sportsbook account, under your settings, you can find a referral tracking link. You can share this link to your friends and family, on a website, social media, email and another online promotional means you can devise. If a person clicks your link directly before registering for an account, they will be tracked as "your referral". If the same user deposits at least $5 and places a bet within 30 days, you will receive a $50 free bet credit in your account. You will then need to use that free bet within 30 days. It's free and an easy way to get your friends involved.
DraftKings Support - Top of the Line
DraftKings sets many different standards for daily fantasy play and their support staff makes for a strong team of industry professionals. Most come with a background in customer service or communications, allowing them to provide insightful information to all your questions. DraftKings utilizes a direct website support form, live chat and direct email to service customers. To title the online form, the user selects from a drop-down list of options. Whether it be account questions or technical problems, no question is left unanswered. Live Chat can be seen in the bottom right hand side of the screen. You can email DraftKings support directly at email@example.com
The direct online form also allows the user to provide a detailed message and a few options for a return message. Providing your phone number, e-mail address, or other form of contact allows the team to return your questions. This usually takes place within the hour if it is during regular business hours. The user is also given a ticket number to reference during any forms of contact with the support team. The message is delivered to the proper destination after it is analyzed for content or question type. Each professional works within a realm of responsibilities, tailoring their response to your desired area of attention. This response team works to provide quick and concise answers. Other platforms keep you waiting for answers, while DraftKings excels in its ability to return your questions within minutes or the hour of which it was sent. You have a number of options and telephone support is available although not directly from the site. Live Chat serves as a better real-time option. If you need to correspond via mail, their main Boston office address is:
125 Summer St. Floor 5
Boston, MA 02110
How New Jersey Led the Charge in the Legalization of Sports Betting
Thanks to New Jersey putting up the fight sports betting is slowing becoming more and more common around the country. Previously, Las Vegas was the only place allowed to take bets but since Delaware, New Jersey and other states are following with their own laws on sports betting. New Jersey led the charge fighting over 7 years that sports betting should be legal and the Supreme Court ruling in May that NJ can now start taking bets on sports.
New Jersey put some laws on sports betting when it was signed into legislation by the governor where online betting was not allowed for 30 days. DraftKings has become the first to open an app but the app recently became available to the general public some two months after the ruling that NJ can now take bets. What took so long? The revenue shows that people are willing to bet on sports and states can take advantage of the additional revenue. If you look at what NJ has collected in the time that sports betting has been legal it makes you wonder why it took so long. States are constantly looking for ways to generate revenue. In the first month alone, New Jersey collected $325,000 in tax revenue. In one month, with that amount of money with only a few casinos offering sports betting that number should increase as more and more places offer a sportsbook.
Editor's Promo Code Review
The sign up bonus at DraftKings is one of the highest for Sportsbooks in NJ. For that fact alone, it’s our highest rated promo code. It’s an instant bet, so no waiting and based on your first deposit. You may see various sign up promotions at times, which may include a Money Back Special, which allows you to win a free bet up to $100 even if the best loses and a unique condition is met. A third type of promotion you may see at one point is a Profit Boost, which is similar to Missions on the Daily Fantasy side of the business. You may see a Boost opportunity where you complete a task set forth in the Promotions. Once complete, you’ll see the token available in your account for use.
In terms of the app and website impressions, DraftKings is one of the only options available for people to bet from your dinner table, couch or local bar. The racetracks in NJ and Casinos in Atlantic City are currently accepting bets, but if you’re not close, DraftKings is a great option. It will be interesting to see what happens when other casinos make their app available to people in NJ. People may be too invested in DraftKings by that point to make a change, but I expect the products to evolve and become better over time. DraftKings made a well timed move in time for NFL and it’s going to pay off with new users. Right now, DraftKings is ahead of the game allowing for online sports betting via an app on your phone, so a trip to the local casino or racetrack is unnecessary. The Mobile App is well done with easy to use navigation and search. There are elements that require a horizontal scroll and that’s not great UI on mobile. We’d like to see more support for new sports bettors looking for information to help them in their research and/or understanding.
- Bonus Amount
- Bonus Requirements Easily Met
- Quality Mobile App
- Game Selection
- Bigger knowledge base for users new to sports betting
- Lack of “No Deposit Bonus”