DraftKings has brought its online sportsbook to the great state of Indiana. Launching officially in early October 2019, the daily fantasy sports and sports betting juggernaut continues to expand its footprint, and this time to the state home of the Indianapolis Colts of the NFL and Notre Dame, who coincidentally have some key matchups in college football coming up.
Partnering with Ameristar Casino, this allowed for DraftKings to legally operate in the state, as online, third-party sportsbooks need a brick-and-mortar facility to partner with. So, for those living in Indiana or traveling through, let’s dive into what the DraftKings sportsbook has to offer.
|Odds Boost||Some odds can be a bit inflated|
|Competitive welcome offer|
|Dedicated mobile app|
There are two welcome offers for new players at DraftKings. The first comes in the form of a risk-free $200 bet. Simply deposit and wager any amount up to $200. If your pick loses, you’ll get your money back no questions asked.
Next, there is a deposit bonus. Players will receive a 20 percent match up to $500, though 10 percent of this will be credited to you right away, the remaining 90 percent is awarded after you’ve reached certain playthrough milestones.
With all of this said, there are certain bet types you must wager. To qualify, you must wager on bets of -300 odds or greater. Every $25 will get you a bonus $1 from that remaining 90 percent deposit bonus. You must use the bonus within 30 days.
The risk-free wager combined with an over-time deposit bonus makes for one of, if not the absolute best welcome offers out there.
Assuming you don’t already have a DraftKings account from using the daily fantasy sports platform, you’ll be happy to know that the registration process at DraftKings is super simple and fast.
In a four-step process, you’ll need to submit information such as a username, email, password, your name, address, date of birth and last four digits of your social security number. Also, DraftKings will do a geolocation confirmation to ensure you are in the state of Indiana.
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If you’re at all familiar with DraftKings for even a brief few moments, the desktop, iOS, Android and even mobile web browsing platforms will feel extremely nostalgic and similar to you.
Starting at the top of the page, you can go between the different rewards, a help menu, your current bets, live bets that are currently active and even venture over to the casino.
Below this, there is a menu bar going from left to right that lists the various sports offered on the site. Upon clicking on a choice, you’ll be brought to the right part of the page that lists the games as well as the odds for spread, totals and moneyline wagers.
After you’ve determined what you want to bet on, a betslip will appear to the right of the page, and it is here where you can make your wagers or create parlays, round robin or even teaser bets.
Moving to the mobile app, everything is also extremely similar, with the exception of the placement of your in-game bets, current bets and the sports options, which are at the bottom of the screen. Also, the betslip appears at the bottom upon making a selection, too.
Of course, scattered throughout the pages are the different graphics promoting the welcome bonus, too.
Everything is so straightforward while also adding that signature DraftKings touch, separating them from other sportsbooks that perhaps have less resources to give off a professional aesthetic.
Indiana bettors are spoilt for choice at DraftKings, with a wide variety of sports available, including the following:
Overall, the betting odds at DraftKings IN are fine. However, sometimes, it appears that the favorites on particular games have a slightly inflated moneyline. Conversely, though, the underdogs have better odds on DraftKings than other sites, so it kind of evens out in that way.
DraftKings is the industry standard now it seems when it comes to betting odds.
DraftKings Indiana offers live betting, a cash out feature and also boosted odds bets.
Live betting is what you’d expect—wagering on games that are currently live and happening, with the odds reflecting what is happening in the game at the time you’re viewing the odds. They will not be the same as pre-game odds.
Cash out is for players who may have placed a bet and perhaps things aren’t going as planned. As a result, you can cash out some or the entire bet. You will not get all your money back, but at least you’ll get something to keep the virtual bankroll rolling.
Lastly, boosted odds bets are a set of bets that are offered daily. For example, DraftKings has one now with the odds going from +325 to +450 of the New York Yankees sweeping the Minnesota Twins. There are various amounts of offerings per sport. This is a section to check daily to see what you can take advantage of and hope to make some extra money on.
At DraftKings IN you can find several promotions based around popular leagues and events. Here are a couple of promotions that ran longer than just a few weeks as we were reviewing the site:
Outside of the elaborate FAQ section, you can access the other forms of customer support by clicking the “Help” button at the top of the page. Here are the other methods:
There are numerous ways to access the Responsible Gaming page, including the green “RG” logo in the upper-right-hand corner of the page.
In addition to hotlines and organizations that are promoted as ways of getting help if you’re experiencing a gambling problem, there are other in-house methods of help. These include session, deposit and spending limits as well as setting a cooldown or self-exclusion period.
There’s really nothing bad to say about DraftKings IN. DraftKings has it all. We’re nitpicking when it comes to saying the odds can be a bit over inflated sometimes. There are excellent banking methods, promotional and welcome offers and the library of sports DraftKings has.
Now in Indiana, these residents and those in the state will reap the benefits of perhaps the best online sportsbook out there. You need to use DraftKings if you’re in the Hoosier State.VISIT DRAFTKINGS SPORTS
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