DraftKings was established in 2012, operating as a daily fantasy sports contest provider. The contests run daily and weekly and allow users to win money based on the individual player and team performances in a handful of big sporting leagues, such as the NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB and Premier League.
In 2016 the majority of the U.S states agreed that fantasy sports are a game of skill and not gambling and since sports betting was illegal in the United States at that time, the fantasy sports provided by DraftKings were the closest thing Americans could get to sports betting.
After a long process, the U.S Supreme Court finally decided in mid-2018 to give states the go-head to legalize betting. New Jersey didn't waste any time and was one of the first to sign a law allowing NJ bettors to wager on sports. DraftKings saw an opportunity and launched a brand new sportsbook just a few months later.
Once signing up, NJ customers can use their account to play fantasy sports or to wager on actual sports using the sportsbook. Each product has its own separate app, which some might find is inconvenient, but is actually pretty handy to keep the two apart.
Both the websites and apps are laid out in a clear, intuitive manner, making it super easy to navigate through the different sports that are offered. Drafting your team or placing your bets is a breeze, too. On top of that, DraftKings supports numerous popular payment methods to deposit or withdrawal your winnings.
At the moment, the DraftKings Sportsbook is only available to players in New Jersey, but many states are likely to follow soon. Fortunately, most U.S citizens will be able to play daily fantasy sports with DraftKings in the mean-time. The product is available in almost every state, apart from Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada and Washington.
All DraftKings products are optimised for mobile use with handy, slick-looking apps available for iOS and Android. Whether it's fantasy sports or actual sports you're after, with DraftKings you can put your knowledge to the test with a simple touch of a button.
Both products offer some of the world's biggest sports and events, including the NFL, NBA, MLB, college sports, soccer and so much more! Put your own dream team together with DraftKings Daily Fantasy or back your home team with the DraftKings Sportsbook.
While DraftKings has been a trusted brand in the world of daily fantasy sports for years, the Sportsbook is only just getting started. Upon its launch, it had many expectations to live up to and it's amazing that it's already been able to exceed them all. The content is ever-growing, so U.S bettors can expect a lot more from DraftKings in the near future.
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