Draft Kings has become one of the leading sportsbook providers on mobile globally, along with its daily fantasy sports games which have brought it millions of users. Players can win huge cash prizes by playing the daily and weekly fantasy sports competitions, with the major American sports leagues (MLB, NHL, NBA, PGA, XFL and NFL) as well as global sports competitions (Premier League, UEFA Champions League, Canadian Football League, NASCAR, MMA and tennis competitions) all available for fantasy games on the site. The site is available on both Android and iOS, and thus sports fans all over can participate in the plethora of games that Draft Kings has to offer.
With the Supreme Court ruling allowing sports betting to be legalized in the US, many states have also followed suit and have allowed sportsbook providers to set up shop in their territories. Draft Kings was the first one to start mobile sports betting operations in New Jersey, and has since then followed this up in West Virginia, Indiana, Pennsylvania, and New Hampshire. It is also available as a retail sports betting provider in New York, Mississippi, and Iowa. The Draft Kings for Android app offers a lot of ease and options for users, as we will see in this review.
The app is extremely useful, with all the relevant information available at the tap of a screen. The various leagues and competitions on which bets can be placed are all accessible through the contest lobby on the app, and the process of depositing money is also seamless, with all major payment providers such as Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, Discover and American Express available for users. There is also a hefty bonus available for new users, with new players given the chance to double their initial deposit up to $600, as well referral bonuses for recommending the site to other people. Users receive $20 of Draft King dollars for every new sign-up to the site through their referral links, and they also get other prizes based on their usage of the site.
Draft Kings uses a live scoring system, so fans can follow their favorite leagues and matches and get score updates on their phones. Users wishing to play in any of the competitions will need to pick their draft squads for those leagues within a certain designated salary cap, with the best players having the highest prices. There are several different types of contests offered on the Draft Kings site and app –
Guaranteed Prize Pool – These are large, tournament-style games where high cash prizes are available for finishing towards the top of the table. Usually, the top 10% of the table will receive prizes
50/50 or Double-Up – Players finishing in the top half receive double the entry fee as a prize
Multipliers – Similar to 50/50, but with players able to win between 3x and 10x of the entry fee
FreeRoll – Free tournaments, where winners receive DK dollars instead of cash prizes
These are just a few of the types of tournaments available on Draft Kings. There is a wide variety of tournaments, catering to both new and experienced players, and this, along with the wide coverage of sports tournaments and the lucrative sign-up bonus, makes Draft Kings one of the best sports fantasy apps available for sports fans in the US.