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DraftKings Review 2022

DraftKings has been a leader in daily fantasy sports betting in both Canada and America for a while now. More recently, DraftKings decided to expand into the sports betting and casino markets, launching in several states in the US. We expect a similar rollout in Canada in 2022. For details on what to expect from the brand when it goes live, read our full DraftKings review below.

DraftKings Review Expected Details
Welcome Bonuses Separate Sports & Casino Welcome Offers

Likely Bonus Types:

Deposit Bonus
Free Bet Bonus
Risk-Free Bet

DraftKings Sports Over 20 Sports and Dozens of Leagues

Bet Types: Moneylines, Points Spreads, Futures, Over/Unders and Props.

DraftKings Casino Slots / Blackjack / Roulette / Poker / Live Casino Games

Likely Software Providers: Evolution Gaming, IGT, SG Digital, NexGen Gaming, and Lightning Box

Live Betting & Streaming Live Betting Expected
Live Streaming Not Expected
DraftKings App iOS and Android App Expected
Payment Options Credit Cards, Online Wallets, Online Banking and Prepaid Cards
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DraftKings Welcome Bonuses

We expect a DraftKing Bonus to be available for both the Casino and Sportsbook sections when the platform launches. The bonuses will be introductory offers only available to new players, incentivising newcomers to join the site. The most likely DraftKing bonus type you can expect is either a first deposit bonus, free bet bonus or risk-free bet. 

A first deposit bonus awards you bonus money based on the amount of your first deposit. For example: ‘100% match bonus up to C$500.’ In this case you will get your first deposit matched in bonus money up to a maximum of C$500. Minimum deposit amounts and wagering requirements may apply.

A Free Bet bonus offer would provide free sports wager of a certain amount which can be used at the Sportsbook. Minimum odds, select bet types and certain sports may be excluded from the Free Bet offer.

With Risk-Free Bets you get a chance to make a first wager, and if your bet loses it gets refunded. There will generally be a minimum and maximum or fixed amount. Certain betting markets may be excluded and minimum odds requirements may apply.

*A DraftKings Bonus code may be required to activate the Welcome Bonuses, so be sure to keep a lookout when the site goes live. Learn more about DraftKings promo code.

DraftKings Sports Betting

Based on the American platform, our DraftKings review expects the Canadian platform to provide around 20-25 sports including:

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Baseball
  • Hockey
  • Soccer
  • MMA
  • Golf
  • Tennis

American leagues in particular will likely be the most popular with both NCAA and professional leagues on offer. A few international soccer leagues will also likely make up a big chunk of the betting markets. Niches sports you can also look out for are Darts, eSports, Surfing, Squash and Volleyball.

In terms of bet types, you can expect all the regulars like moneylines, points spreads, futures, over/unders and props. Some special bet types that might be featured on the site include, Same Game Parlays and Pool Bets. Betting odds should be in line with other major betting sites in the region.

Live Betting & Streaming

DraftKings Live betting

Our DraftKings review expects live betting to be available to wager on sporting events that are already underway. Not all games will be featured so a schedule of matchups available for live bets will likely be posted ahead of time.

Live streaming isn’t available on the American platform but this doesn’t necessarily mean that its out of the question for Canadians.

DraftKings Casino

The DraftKings Casino is expected to be available using the same account as sports betting. Based on the American platform, we expect a wide range of casino games including slots, table games, video poker, and live casino games. A majority of the games will likely come from top software providers like Evolution Gaming, IGT, SG Digital, NexGen Gaming, and Lightning Box.

Slots

The slots section should be easily the largest in size, with hundreds of titles available for instant play. Slot types that will likely be offered include: video slots, jackpots, fruit machines, classic reels and 3D slots. Five of the hottest slot games at the US site that you can most probably look forward to are:

  • 9 Mask of Fire
  • 88 Fortunes
  • Dead or Alive II
  • Asgardian Stones
  • Bonanza Megaways

Table Games

Our DraftKings review expects the table games section to consist mainly of variations of Blackjack, Roulette and Baccarat. Variations provide slightly different rules, stakes and payouts. Additionally a few other card games may be offered.

Video Poker

The video poker section will most likely feature a few favourites like Game King Poker, Triple Play Draw Poker and Ultimate X Poker.

Live Casino

Live dealer games should be available via stream at DraftKings Ontario. Probable games featured in the live section are: Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat, Gameshows and Hold Em.

DraftKings Mobile App

The DraftKings App is one of the major selling points on the sportsbook and casino in the US. We expect the same technology to be employed for DraftKings Ontario, giving both iOS and Android users a free-to-use app. The app should have basically all the same functionalities as on browser with the added benefit of being able to get notifications. Learn more about DraftKings mobile app.

Mobile users will likely also have the option of sports betting and playing casino games on their mobile browser. All you have to do is visit the mobile-optimised website on your mobile browser and login, just like you would on a computer.

Payment Methods

It’s unclear exactly which payment options will be accepted when the site goes live. We do however expect a variety of methods including credit/debit cards, online wallets, online banking and prepaid cards. Learn more about DraftKings payment methods.

We don’t expect there to be any fees charged on the side of the bookmaker. A fee could however be incurred by your payment provider. Processing times for deposits should generally be instant, whereas withdrawals can take up to 3-5 business days. Minimum and maximum limits may apply differently for each payment method.

Possible Payment Options:

  • VISA/Mastercard
  • Interac
  • Instadebit
  • iDebit
  • Paysafecard
  • MuchBetter
  • Ecopayz

 Customer Care

Our DraftKings Review wouldn’t be complete without a look at what to expect from the customer support. At the moment, DraftKings USA offers round the clock live chat and email support. We expect DraftKings Ontario to feature a similar set up, with both English and French language service available.

Response times for live chat at the US site are generally under a minute and up to 24 hours for emails. Expect similar times for the Canadian platform.

Alternatively, you can also expect answers to a number of commonly asked questions with a good FAQ section on the website.

DraftKings Review: Our Verdict

We expect DraftKings Ontario to easily become one of the most popular sports betting sites in the province. This is mainly due to the brands already stellar reputation and foothold in the DFS market in Canada. Our DraftKing review also sees the major strength in software, customer service and bonus offers.

Don’t forget to keep an eye out for any Welcome Bonus offers which may present themselves before the DraftKings Ontario launches. The bonuses will likely give players a bunch of bonus cash or free bets, perfect for getting a head start on the site.