DraftKings Sportsbook App Indiana
DraftKings has been known as one of the top two daily fantasy sports companies for years. Now, with the legalization of sports betting in the United States, they’re here to stay in the state of Indiana. While the DraftKings Sportsbook app gets a major boost here, the sports betting portion is what will keep them near the top for years to come. They have been providing players a top class mobile platform and app for DFS for many years, and now can provide an excellent online Sportsbook and app for Indiana players. Get ready to wager on mobile, Android & iPhone apps with Draftkings!
So let’s take a closer look at the DraftKings mobile sportsbook with our guide on the official app. Below you can see how to download the app for Android and iOS devices as well as a full mobile review where we breakdown the features you want to use, bonus info and cashier options.
Please Note: In the US, the Google Play Store will not allow any type of real wagering or gambling apps to be available for download. This means you need to download the DraftKings Sportsbook APK direct from the operators mobile site. This is perfectly safe and is a normal procedure to get an app outside of the Play Store. Hopefully one day, Google will allow this and other real cash apps in the store in the future, but for now, this is the correct and official way to get it on your device.
The DraftKings Sportsbook operates in Indiana through a deal with Penn National Gaming, which operates Ameristar Casino Hotel East Chicago, and share their online sports betting license. Penn National Gaming has been one of the most respected names in gambling since 1972. After striking a deal with iGaming, DraftKings was able to enter into newer states, with Indiana being one of them.
The good news is you can use your DraftKings DFS account to sign in to the Sportsbook if you are already a player with them. If not, it is very easy to join the book. Just go to www.sportsbook.draftkings.com and hit the sign me up button. You need to select a username, add in your email, set a password, then add your name, address, last 4 digits on your social security number and date of birth. You can add your chosen deposit method later on after you have activated your account.
All in all it takes around 2-3 minutes to join so really quick. Anyone in the US can download the DraftKings Sportsbook app and register, but you need to be in the The Hoosier State (or anther regulated state) to be able to physically place a bet. After you get the app on your cell, you will need to allow Location services. This is so the clever Geo-locating software can pin point your location and prove you are within the Indiana state borders. You can also do this on your PC or laptop but may need to use a geo locating plugin on your browser to confirm your whereabouts. Don’t panic guys this is all legit and the way to prove you are in state lines as to comply to state and federal laws. As well as this, you need to be 21 years of age or older to be able to place a wager. You need to do this on the mobile site as well as the Android app and iPhone app from DK.
Well now you have the app, are signed up and signed in, let’s take a look at what you can do with the Sportsbook app from Draftkings. Did we forget to mention as well as wagering on sports, the app also lets you access the amazing mobile casino too! Not only can you bet on your favorite sports, you can also play on some amazing, real cash casino titles too. Get that Vegas feeling straight from your cell without the need to leave the sofa or bar!
DraftKings Sportsbook Mobile
Any bettors not looking to download an app, can use and place bets via the DraftKings mobile site, as well as on dedicated app. The gambling app is one of the most popular on the market (and used in several other states), and customers have rated it one of the best and easiest to use. Much like the daily fantasy sports version of the app, the sports betting side is very responsive and simple to navigate. In its beginning launch stages, there were plenty of complaints with the geolocation tracker being wacky, but those have since been solved for the most part. This is to be expected as these operators look to roll out new technology to new locations, but we are glad to report these issues have now been fixed. We still expect them to be one of the best and most popular Indiana Sportsbook apps on the market.
When using the DraftKings Sportsbook app, you’ll need to continually use the geolocation software to verify you’re within the state’s borders. If you try to do this outside of Indiana, your bet won’t go through.
DraftKings not only has a multitude of betting options, but also plenty of sports to bet on. The full list of sports to bet on can be found below and you can access all these on the mobile site as well as the apps and normal website. The full list of sports available to wager on in Indiana is:
- Baseball (MLB, college)
- Football (NFL, college)
- Hockey (NHL, college)
- Rugby Union
As you can see, you will never be short of something to have a bet on. There are loads of international leagues available across the sports, not just local US leagues. Soccer, for example, you can bet across the pond as well as on home leagues including MLS, Internationals, Spanish la Liga, French Ligue 1, The English Premier League, Champions League, Europa League and lots more. You can see odds and lines in American format, but if you prefer, you can switch to decimal or fractional odds if this is your preferred method. There is also a wide choice of bet types available with the book, these include:
Point Spread / Handicap, Money Line, Total Points/Goals/Runs, Match Betting, Outrights / Futures, Win/Place / Each Way, Virtual / Fantasy Match Ups, Player Props – Over/Under, Player Props – Head to Head, Correct Score, Winning Margin, Odd/Even, Head-to-Head or 3-Way and many more!
We should point out that the design, wagering options, sports, bet types and features are identical on the website, mobile site and apps. So don’t feel like you will be missing out on anything by using one platform over the other.
New players signing up to DraftKings can get a tasty risk free first bet up to $500. To claim the offer, just go to www.sportsbook.draftkings.com and sign up for your wagering account. How does this compare to other Indiana welcome bonuses? Well it is a generous offer and one worth taking when joining.
We have always loved the design of the DFS DraftKings platform and pleased that they have carried the styling over in to the Sportsbook. It is easy on the eye and simple to use with a well thought out design. Regardless of the platform you use, navigating is easy and its simple to to find what to bet on. There is a main menu to the left with Home, My Bets, Live In-Game, Rewards, Help, Flash bet, Pools and casino access. There is an A-Z which can be found on the left of the screen, just tap SPORTS and you can view all the different ones available. Tap on your sport of choice to see all the game lines, just tap the odds box and add the selection to the betslip. Enter your stake and press Place Bets and that’s all there is too it. Placing Parlays and Round Robbins is equally as easy to do as well. So, on to the features available with the book:
One of the DraftKings Sportsbook newest features is an even quicker take on in-play betting, which is called “Flash Bet.” The idea behind this was to offer short-term wagers where customers could be paid out instantly and have it occur numerous times throughout the course of a match. There is always a good choice of options that this feature is available on, including NFL, MLB and Tennis to name a few. Initially, the plan was to roll this out for tennis and move it over to different sports in time. The live betting interface has a tennis ball that goes back and forth with live updates and a record of your results in that particular bet.
Additionally, DraftKings has those similar in-play or in game betting options where you can bet on a game at any point, whether that’s after the first quarter or at halftime. Tennis and soccer are well represented in game but there is a handful of other sports, including Football that you can live bet on too.
There’s also an early cashout feature for those live bets where you can choose to end your wager early. For instance, if you bet on the Raptors in the NBA Finals but it felt like the Warriors were getting too close to a comeback, you could sacrifice some money and get a slightly-lesser payment in the process. After all, the goal for customers is to win money – no matter how large or small the amount is.
With the daily fantasy sports app providing plenty of business for DraftKings in the past, it made sense for them to let customers use the same bankroll for sports betting now. More sites are finally starting to come around to this method, but DraftKings was one of the first to listen to the customer feedback in this regard.
As we mentioned earlier, the app also houses a real money casino too. There is an exciting range of games to play including table games, live dealer games and Slots. If you need a change from backing your favorite team, the casino is a great place to roll some dice and try your hand at some of the tables. Graphics and game play are awesome and we were very impressed with the range of titles available.
If you click on the help section, you can get a full breakdown of FAQs which is a real good place for new bettors to start. You can see and read about the different bet types, find account management help, see more about the geolocation and cashier help.
Where could the app be improved?
While there aren’t a ton of complaints on the DraftKings app, the big one is the odds that are offered. Now this is not an issue with the app itself as it is pretty perfect, but more to do so at operator level. Most bettors will tell you that DraftKings jacks up the price they’ll have to lay in order to make money. When looking at other sportsbooks, it’s hard to argue the fact, as most of them are even offering fair juice on the comeback. This has been a complaint for a while with the company, yet customers still trust them and like placing wagers there.
Through the mobile app and website, you’ll be able to get in touch with DraftKings representatives via email and phone. They have issues covered for betting, betting options, deposits/withdrawals and bonus/promotion information. The email is firstname.lastname@example.org and to contact them via phone you’ll need to fill out a brief questionnaire on the app and web/mobile site before doing so.
Cashier & Banking Options
DraftKings offers a decent amount of banking options for both deposits and withdrawals. The minimum for both options is $10, and you can do this through the app or online on the website.
- Credit Card (VISA or MasterCard) or Debit Card
- Online Banking Transfer
- PayPal or Skrill
- Transfer from DFS account
- DK Prepaid Card
- Paper Check sent to registered address
- Cash at Ameristar Casino East Chicago cage