Known around the world as the leading daily fantasy sports juggernaut, DraftKings, since PASPA was overturned back in May 2018 has really started to dabble in all avenues of online wagering.
First, it included sportsbooks both brick-and-mortar and online and now they have an online casino with live dealer games.
Partnered with Resorts Casino, DraftKings is doing their very best to become the one-stop-shop for everything related to gambling.
We know they have excellent daily fantasy and sportsbook platforms, but how does their live dealer casino stack up?
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Integrated into their daily fantasy sports and sportsbook platform, it was a bit difficult at first to find the casino. When you go to their main page, at the top there is link to the sportsbook. From there, download their geocomply software. Even if you’re not in New Jersey you can still explore the site. Now, on the menu just below the daily fantasy sports and sportsbook there is a link directly to the casino. The first steps can be tasking, but once you’re there, just bookmark the page and you’re good to go.
The welcome bonus at DraftKings is unlike any other. You get up to a 100 percent match up to $500. On top of that, you'll receive up to $200 to play with risk-free for the duration of 24 hours. All casino games are eligible for this offer.
Fortunately, if you have a DraftKings account already it will apply here and you will not need to make a new account. DraftKings has plenty of users, so there’s a chance you already have an account.
But, if you’ve never been on DraftKings, this process is simple and fast. It’s broken down into very few steps: username, password, email, your name, address, city and state, date of birth, last four of your social and mobile phone number to secure your account.
While this may sound like a lot of information to dish out, we reinforce how important this is by saying if an online outlet didn’t request these things, chances are they are not a legitimate site to wager through.
While DraftKings does not exactly speak on how long the different withdrawal options will take, using the PayPal method, we received our winnings in mere minutes. They’re extremely astute in making sure you get your money at the fastest rate as possible.
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When it comes to the experience of rummaging through DraftKings online casino, it’s really unlike anything else. DraftKings is obviously a big company with plenty of assets, and their product presentation gets plenty of attention.
Available on desktop, iOS and Android, the casino is broken up into the different game categories: casino games, live dealer, and slots in that order.
The app is laid out the exact same way. While it is a fairly minimalist interface in comparison to their other products, everything is proportioned appropriately, with the promotions and help center at the top of the page, to the left of where you login/signup.
Even details such as the graphics on the games are alluring enough to draw your eyes to them, as they are the right size on the page.
Powered by Evolution Gaming, DraftKings offers five titles that can be played through a next-level engine that presents a product that makes you feel you are at the casino, being greeted by both male and female hosts.
These titles include Baccarat, Blackjack, Roulette, Three Card Poker, and Ultimate Texas Hold ‘Em.
While there may not be as many titles on DraftKings as other live dealer casinos, they have the five you’d most often play and they definitely have the capability of adding more in the future if it makes financial and fiscal sense for them to do so.
The limits on these live dealer games are not readily known or available. Looking through the FAQ, there doesn’t appear to be a lot of information on casino-related products, including things such as VIP tables.
DraftKings does not seem to offer a VIP Program in relation to the casino. When looking at the casino promotions and products, they do offer quite a few promotions, though, which can be found here.
Going to the help center, there is a button at the bottom if you’re not able to find the information you needed there. Upon clicking on this contact button, you are brought to a page where you can fill out a message, a link to their email, and mailing address, which are all available 24/7.
There are options for daily fantasy and sportsbook, but our understanding is that the sportsbook and casino are one in the same.
At the bottom of each page, there is a link to DraftKings’ Responsible Gaming section. Here, there are links to organizations and hotlines for players to access. They encourage you to set limits for yourself, but if you’re unable to do so personally, they have systems in place for deposit and session limits.
It’s hard to get any better than DraftKings. While this is clearly the third-wheel out of their three products, it’s obvious that DraftKings, and all their resources, will continue to invest in this product if it makes sense for them. When that happens, can anyone match DraftKings?
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