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DraftKings Casino Review

DraftKings made it its name as one of the leading fantasy sports sites in the USA over its first few years of operation and established an impressive base of customers in doing so. Leveraging its success as a known brand in online fantasy, the company launched DraftKings Sportsbook in August of 2018 and quickly became New Jersey’s most popular sports betting site.

More recently, DraftKings got into online gambling with the launch of DraftKings Casino. The shift into the casino business was more of a slow transition versus the aggressive tact DraftKings took with sports betting. It began with the launch of a single blackjack game offered through the sports betting app, and later with the launch of additional games.

DraftKings Casino

DraftKings Casino

DraftKings Casino continues its domination of online gaming in the United States. First a fantasy site, then an online sportsbook and now an online casino, DraftKings does it all. Currently, casino games are offered online and through the sports betting app for iOS and Android devices.

Pros

  • Licensed and legal gambling site
  • Run by a reputable brand
  • Choose between sports betting, daily fantasy sports and casino games
  • Quality software platform

Cons

  • Limited video poker selection
  • No permanent welcome bonus

Overall Rating

Reputation and Licensing

Game Variety

Bonuses and Promotions

Deposits and Withdrawals

Software and Graphics

DraftKings Casino Info

We originally published our DraftKings Casino review within days of it going live and it was clear at the time that this was still very much a work in progress. Just a handful of games were available and there was not a single live dealer game to be seen.

A lot has changed since then, so we’re back today with a second look with updated info across the board. DraftKings Casino is now a more well-rounded gambling site with slots, table games and live dealer games on offer.

The casino games at DraftKings can be found inside the existing sports betting app for iOS and Android users or by logging in at DraftKings.com.

In which states does DraftKings Casino operate?

  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania and West Virginia pending
  • Other states as legislation permits

DraftKings Online Casino is only available in New Jersey for now. In New Jersey, DraftKings is licensed in partnership with Resorts Atlantic City by the NJ Division of Gaming Enforcement.

As far as other states go, DraftKings has made no secret of its plans to pursue an aggressive policy of expansion.

We expect to see DraftKings Casino launch in West Virginia where it has an agreement in place with del Lago Resort & Casino, Pennsylvania where it has an agreement in place with The Meadows Casino and other states as legislation permits.

DraftKings Casino Bonus and Promotions

DraftKings does not yet have a bonus specific to the casino, although it does host frequent short-term promos that change on a regular basis. You will need to log in to view your latest offers, but some examples of recent promotions include:

  • 50% up to $500 Deposit Bonus: DraftKings recently hosted a sitewide reload bonus for new and existing customers alike. Every customer who deposited $5 or more during the promotional period earned an extra 50% in bonus funds. This bonus was marketed primarily at sportsbook users, but a closer look at the T&Cs revealed the bonus could also be cleared by playing casino games.
  • Bet $20 on Blackjack, Get a $5 Free Sports Bet: When DraftKings first launched online blackjack, all customers were given an offer to place $20 in blackjack wagers to earn a free $5 bet to use in the sportsbook.
  • Friday Slot Bonus: Another recent promotion from DraftKings Casino offered players a chance to win $1 in bonus funds for every spin played at the new slot called Finn and the Swirly Spin. This offer was good for up to $15 in site credit.
  • $100K Sweepstakes: The $100K Sweepstakes promotion recently offered customers a chance to win a $1,000 free sports wager. All that was required was to play a real money casino game during the month-long promotion to earn 1 entry per day.

If and when DraftKings Casino launches an official new customer casino bonus, we’ll update this page. In the meantime, keep a look out for any e-mails from DraftKings. They will likely let you know if they decide to offer a full-fledged welcome bonus.

Download the DraftKings Sportsbook App to try casino games today at:

www.draftkings.com

DraftKings Casino Games

DraftKings Casino originally launched with a small handful of games but has expanded the lineup significantly since then. The casino now offers 60 slots, a handful of online table games and a collection of live dealer games.

More recently, DraftKings reached a deal with Scientific Games to dramatically expand its casino games lineup. According to a press release, Scientific Games will soon grant its entire library of casino games to DraftKings customers.

Currently, the DraftKings Casino collection includes:

Slots

  • 60 slot games in total
  • Slots powered by NetEnt, IGT and Spin Games
  • Slots accept wagers ranging from $0.01 to $900 per spin

The sixty or so slots games at DraftKings Casino are all powered by NetEnt and IGT, which are reputable providers. The games by NetEnt offer a polished, modern experience with advanced graphics and in-depth bonus games while the slots offered by IGT provide a more traditional casino experience.

These are also some of the widest bet size ranges we’ve seen at an online casino to date. Being able to wager as little as $0.01 per spin should suffice even the tightest budgets. At the other extreme, some DraftKings slots accept wagers as high as $900 per spin.

Table Games

  • Small collection of table games
  • DraftKings Blackjack, Multihand Blackjack, Player’s Suite Blackjack, American Roulette and European Roulette
  • Table games accept wagers ranging from $0.10 to $6,000

The list of table games at DraftKings covers the main bases but falls short compared to competing online casinos. A handful of blackjack and roulette variations are all that’s on offer. On a more positive note, the wide range of bet sizes makes these games accessible and interesting for players of all budgets.

Video Poker

  • Just two video poker games
  • Double Double Bonus Poker and Jacks or Better
  • Video poker games accept wagers ranging from $0.10 to $200 per hand

Video poker seems like more of an afterthought than anything else at this point for DraftKings Casino. Two video poker games with wagers ranging from $0.10 to $200 per hand account for the entire collection.

Live Dealer Games

  • Nice variety of live dealer games
  • Live Dealer Blackjack, Baccarat, Roulette, Three Card Poker, Auto Roulette, Lightning Auto Roulette and Ultimate Texas Holdem
  • Minimum and maximum wagers vary by game but range from $0.01 to $10,000

The live dealer collection at DraftKings provides a nice mix of games ranging from blackjack to automatic roulette with a massive range of accepted bet sizes. Multiple instances of each blackjack table ensure seats for all players.

Software Review

DraftKings has operated on a quality software platform dating back to its days as a pure fantasy site. That tradition continues with the launch of DraftKings Casino, although the casino games are currently only offered within the sportsbook app. There is no casino-specific app to review at this time, but the individual games look nice and function well.

The games themselves are powered by IGT and NetEnt, which are both well-known software developers in the casino industry. Blackjack and roulette both run smoothly on mobile devices with minimal loading times and graphics that mimic the real thing about as closely as one could hope on a mobile device.

DraftKings slots take a tad longer to load, but nothing excessive. Each slot game is designed with mobile players in mind, so large buttons and simple navigation makes it fairly straightforward to adjust wager sizes, choose the number of paylines, spin the reels and to see how much you’ve won.

Games can be played in portrait or landscape mode with the exceptions being Wheel of Fortune and video poker, which must be played in landscape mode. Overall, it’s clear DraftKings, IGT and NetEnt have put some thought into designing a quality mobile-first casino.

DraftKings Casino Screenshots

DraftKings Mobile Casino

DraftKings Casino is offered as an extension of the existing sportsbook app for iOS and Android devices. If you already have DraftKings Sportsbook on your mobile device, you can log in there to find the casino. Otherwise, you can head to the app store and search for “DraftKings Sportsbook” to get the app.

The casino portion of the app functions well as we would expect from DraftKings by now. Loading times are minimal and each game runs smoothly. Most games can be played in either vertical or landscape mode at your discretion.

DraftKings mobile provides access to the full range of games. This includes slots, table games and even live dealer games.

DraftKings Mobile Screenshots

Final Thoughts

DraftKings Casino is a quality operation overall even though its games list is still dwarfed by some of the larger gambling sites such as Golden Nugget. This would not be our first recommendation if you are a pure casino player, but it is definitely a solid option for sports bettors who also dabble in casino games.

Strong software backed by a trusted name is always a winning combination. On the other hand, we cannot rank this online casino very highly right now when there are already other casino sites on the market boasting hundreds of games and bigger bonuses.

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