Since September 2019, DraftKings started with online casinos in the state of New Jersey, partnering with Resorts Hotel Casino. Since then, DraftKings has evolved more and more, offering a dynamic online casino.
Synonymous with daily fantasy, DraftKings has been one of the two major names in US daily fantasy sports since launching in 2012. While the Boston-based company has operated in a handful of legal gray areas in the past, the DraftKings Casino and DraftKings Sportsbook are fully legal, licensed and regulated by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Entertainment.
Currently, DraftKings NJ Casino offers just one promotional offering—the welcome offer. The welcome offer at DraftKings NJ Casino pertains to losses.
For new users, you will have all your losses covered up to $200. However, this only pertains to losses done in the first 24 hours. From there, after 24 hours, you will get your money back in the form of credits within one business day. There’s no hidden caveats or fine print. It’s that simple.
First and foremost, if you have a DraftKings account that exists from when you may have used the sportsbook or daily fantasy sports, that will be valid here. But, if you do not, the process and short, sweet and to the point.
All you need to do is supply the following information: username, email, password, name, address, date of birth, last four of your social security number, security questions and then confirm location.
From there, you’re ready to roll.
Each method requires a minimum of $5 deposit. The maximum deposit is $2500.
While it’s, overall, a simple interface, that gives it a certain kind of charm. Like the registration process, it’s short, sweet and to the point. The layout is simple. At the top of the page, there are links to the Games, Rewards, Free Credits. Then on the main page, the games are listed in this order:
It goes without saying, but you will be hard-pressed to have issues with loading and buffering on the site. Everything is top-of-the-line.
DraftKings NJ Casino is also available on mobile and in app form. The app looks pretty much the same. Some of the key differences between desktop and the app is the games are sorted into boxes/logos that you can click on. Additionally, your funds will be shown in the upper-right-hand corner of the app, too.
On pure mobile (non-app), it mirrors the desktop version. DraftKings NJ Casino has done a great job of trimming the fat and making both platforms super user-friendly. When you can make it impossible for users to get lost, that will result in more time spent on the platform playing.
For the games at DraftKings NJ, big guns in the industry such as Amaya, NextGen, IGT, Scientific Games, NetEnt, among others are responsible, hence the number of familiar and popular titles, including:
First, let’s address security. Being under the umbrella of DraftKings and the type of monetary backing it has, you can expect a Fort Knox level of encryption on its systems to ensure your data is more than safe.,
To add to that, DraftKings, along with every other online casino in the state of New Jersey has to pass a rigid protocol from the state to ensure things such as data security is there. For customer support, click on the “Help” button at the top menu. Here, you will have an FAQ section. However, if you are unable to find answers there, there is a contact form.
Here, you can fill out a form to have email correspondence with DraftKings. There is also a telephone number listed, as well as a mailing address. DraftKings NJ Casino & Sportsbook also have the best kind of customer support, too—live chat! This is available on this page, too.
Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.