The state of Pennsylvania now has a brand new sports betting app, and it comes via one of the biggest sports betting companies on the market. DraftKings has been looking to get into the market in Pennsylvania for over a year, and it finally happened on Monday morning.
The daily fantasy sports betting company has had a retail sportsbook open in the state for over a month, but releasing an online sportsbook and betting app is a gamechanger for this company, and for sports betting fans in this game.
The Nov. 4 launch came after DraftKings was granted a provisional license by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. It is technically a soft launch at this point, but they are expected to remain open and continue to grow and expand in the coming months.
Their state-of-the-art sports betting app is available for download on both iOS and Android devices and can also be accessed by getting on to the DraftKings website.
Current Welcome Promotions at DraftKings
Welcome promotions and bonuses are a great way to attract new customers, and DraftKings is currently offering some great bonuses with this new launch. New customers get $25 in free bets that come in the form of five $5 bets. DraftKings is also giving away a risk-free bet of up to $200 to customers who create a new account at this time.
New customers can also get a 20 percent bonus on any new deposit up to $500. There are some terms and conditions that apply to this promotion, but it is pretty easy to take advantage of all of these great deals from DraftKings.
What Bets Will Be Offered?
Pennsylvania state law allows for a wide range of sports to be bet on, and DraftKings will offer betting on as many different sports as the law allows. DraftKings will, of course, feature the top professional sports in the United States, but they will offer bets on the top international sports and leagues as well.
Not only will they offer betting on plenty of different sports, but they will offer an extensive list of betting types as well. DraftKings has deals in place with a few professional sports leagues, and it will get official league data to share with its customers.
DraftKings definitely has plenty of competition in the sports betting industry in Pennsylvania, but it has what it takes to be an industry leader.
In order to be eligible to register for a new account at DraftKings, a customer must be at least 21 years of age. It is legal to register for an account outside of the state of Pennsylvania, but no bets can be placed outside of state borders. Location services will need to be enabled so that the DraftKings servers can pinpoint your location.
There is some general and basic information needed at sign up, but the entire sign-up process should take less than 10 minutes. Signing up for a new account can be done on the DraftKings Sportsbook website or through the DraftKings Sportsbook app.