DraftKings

DraftKings has set itself apart from the pack in the growing Daily Fantasy Sports industry and, along with FanDuel, has become an industry leader.  I only recommend the very best sites to my players, which is why you will only find DraftKings and FanDuel recommended as DFS sites at Sports Betting Canadian.

DraftKings was founded very recently in 2012, but they were serious about challenging FanDuel as the Daily Fantasy Sports authority on the internet.  Since it’s founding DraftKings has raised around $75 million and continues to achieve their goal of building the biggest daily fantasy player base online.

The 2015 Fantasy Football World Championship really showcased the magnitude that DraftKings has achieved in a short time.  The 2015 Fantasy Football World Championship had a prize pool of $15,000,000 and paid out a cool $5M to the champion.  This was by far the biggest fantasy championship in the history of DFS and it shows the direction that the industry and DraftKings is going.

DraftKings Fantasy Football Championship 2015

DraftKings has separated itself from the pack and continues to put players first through great promotions, unmatched contest selection and the biggest guarantees you will find online.

DraftKings has positioned itself to fully take advantage of the Daily Fantasy Sports boom that will continue over the next several years.

Sport Betting Canadian Hockey MascotIf you frequent NHL.com then you may be sick to death of hearing about DraftKings.  The NHL and DraftKings.com entered into a multi-year partnership in November of 2014 to make DraftKings the official Daily Fantasy Site of the NHL.

DraftKings has since secured partnerships with several other top professional sports leagues, teams and news outlets.

Sign Up Bonus

***Effective March 1st, 2016 DraftKings has stopped offering new players a sign up bonus (it used to be a 100% matching bonus).  They now only offer a free $3 entry into a guaranteed prize pool contest of your choice.

The Sports Betting CanadianIf you’re looking for a better sign up bonus to kick off your DFS bankroll I suggest checking out our FanDuel review.  They still offer a 100% up to $200 bonus.

Canadian Sports Coverage

Sports coverage is one area where DraftKings has been able to excel in comparison to the other top dog, FanDuel.com.  DraftKings offers fantasy contests for all of the main Canadian sports such as NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and college football & basketball, which is comparable to FanDuel.

What sets DraftKings apart in this area is that they are also offering daily fantasy contests for golf (PGA Tour), soccer (EPL and Champions League), MMA (UFC) and NASCAR.

Mobile App

DraftKings has a very advanced and player friendly mobile app that allows you to play fantasy sports anywhere, any time.  The app allows you to enter contests, pick your players, check out how your current lineups are doing, add funds, withdraw and more.  Basically the mobile app allows you to do absolutely everything you can do at the online DraftKings.com website.

The DraftKings app is available to download for free on both iPhone and Android devices.  Below are a couple screenshots of the contest selection lobby and your selected lineup.  I encourage you to download the DraftKings app and try it out for yourself.  It is extremely user friendly.

DK mobile screenshots

 

Deposit Options

Daily fantasy sports has been legally classified as a “skill game” in North America, which means there aren’t bank issues or legal grey areas when it comes to depositing or making withdrawals.

DraftKings currently accepts deposits and withdrawals via credit card or through Paypal and you will never run into any issues with your banks declining your payments like sometimes happens at sports betting sites.

Customer Support

DraftKings has an extensive FAQ section at the site that thoroughly answers most questions typical players will have.

If your questions aren’t addressed in the FAQ you can also contact a DraftKings representative through email (support@draftkings.com) or via social media (Facebook or Twitter).

***I am an affiliate with DraftKings and receive commission for referrals.