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Where is DraftKings Sportsbook Legal?

8 January 2022

With several successful state launches to its name, no sportsbook can match DraftKings in terms of availability. But do you know where DraftKings is legal?

Where is DraftKings Sportsbook Legal?

DraftKings Sportsbook Legal States

Only customers in authorized sports betting states, where DraftKings Sportsbook is licensed and available, can use DraftKings Sportsbook. These 17 states are: AZ, CO, CT, IL, IN, IA, LA, MI, NH, NJ, NY, OR, PA, TN, VA, WV, & WY.

Last updated: August 12th, 2022

STATES WHERE DRAFTKINGS SPORTSBOOK IS LEGAL

  1. Arizona → Deposit Bonus up to $1,000

    Offer valid in AZ,CO,CT,IL,IN,IA,LA,MI,NH,NJ,NY, OR,PA,TN,VA,WV,WY only.

  2. Colorado → Deposit Bonus up to $1,000

    Offer valid in AZ,CO,CT,IL,IN,IA,LA,MI,NH,NJ,NY, OR,PA,TN,VA,WV,WY only.

  3. Connecticut → Deposit Bonus up to $1,000

    Offer valid in AZ,CO,CT,IL,IN,IA,LA,MI,NH,NJ,NY, OR,PA,TN,VA,WV,WY only.

  4. Illionois → Deposit Bonus up to $1,000

    Offer valid in AZ,CO,CT,IL,IN,IA,LA,MI,NH,NJ,NY, OR,PA,TN,VA,WV,WY only.

  5. Indiana → Deposit Bonus up to $1,000

    Offer valid in AZ,CO,CT,IL,IN,IA,LA,MI,NH,NJ,NY, OR,PA,TN,VA,WV,WY only.

  6. Iowa → Deposit Bonus up to $1,000

    Offer valid in AZ,CO,CT,IL,IN,IA,LA,MI,NH,NJ,NY, OR,PA,TN,VA,WV,WY only.

  7. Louisiana → Deposit Bonus up to $1,000

    Offer valid in AZ,CO,CT,IL,IN,IA,LA,MI,NH,NJ,NY, OR,PA,TN,VA,WV,WY only.

  8. Michigan → Deposit Bonus up to $1,000

    Offer valid in AZ,CO,CT,IL,IN,IA,LA,MI,NH,NJ,NY, OR,PA,TN,VA,WV,WY only.

  9. New Hampshire → Deposit Bonus up to $1,000

    Offer valid in AZ,CO,CT,IL,IN,IA,LA,MI,NH,NJ,NY, OR,PA,TN,VA,WV,WY only.

  10. New Jersey → Deposit Bonus up to $1,000

    Offer valid in AZ,CO,CT,IL,IN,IA,LA,MI,NH,NJ,NY, OR,PA,TN,VA,WV,WY only.

  11. New York → Deposit Bonus up to $1,000

    Offer valid in AZ,CO,CT,IL,IN,IA,LA,MI,NH,NJ,NY, OR,PA,TN,VA,WV,WY only.

  12. Oregon → Deposit Bonus up to $1,000

    Offer valid in AZ,CO,CT,IL,IN,IA,LA,MI,NH,NJ,NY, OR,PA,TN,VA,WV,WY only.

  13. Pennsylvania → Deposit Bonus up to $1,000

    Offer valid in AZ,CO,CT,IL,IN,IA,LA,MI,NH,NJ,NY, OR,PA,TN,VA,WV,WY only.

  14. Tennessee → Deposit Bonus up to $1,000

    Offer valid in AZ,CO,CT,IL,IN,IA,LA,MI,NH,NJ,NY, OR,PA,TN,VA,WV,WY only.

  15. Virginia → Deposit Bonus up to $1,000

    Offer valid in AZ,CO,CT,IL,IN,IA,LA,MI,NH,NJ,NY, OR,PA,TN,VA,WV,WY only.

  16. West Virginia → Deposit Bonus up to $1,000

    Offer valid in AZ,CO,CT,IL,IN,IA,LA,MI,NH,NJ,NY, OR,PA,TN,VA,WV,WY only.

  17. Wyoming → Deposit Bonus up to $1,000

    Offer valid in AZ,CO,CT,IL,IN,IA,LA,MI,NH,NJ,NY, OR,PA,TN,VA,WV,WY only.

How to start using DraftKings Sportsbook

Create a DraftKings Sportsbook account

New DraftKings Sportsbook customers get a Deposit Bonus of up to $1,000. Simply tap the CLAIM BONUS button below to get yours.

  1. Tap the green button below
  2. Create DraftKings Sportsbook login & verify account
  3. Deposit at least $5 into your account
  4. Once you've made a successful deposit your deposit bonus will be applied to your balance

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Where is DraftKings Legal?

DraftKings is legal, in one form or another, in 45 states. DraftKings currently operates its daily fantasy sports in 44 states, its online sportsbook in 17 states, and its online casino in 4 states. More information about which vertical of DraftKings is legal in which state can be found below.

DraftKings Casino States

The DraftKings Casino is available to customers located in the following states:

  • Michigan
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • West Virginia

DraftKings Casino Promo

  1. Michigan → $2,000 Deposit Bonus + $85 in Free Credits

  2. New Jersey → $2,000 Deposit Bonus + $85 in Free Credits

  3. Pennsylvania → $2,000 Deposit Bonus + $85 in Free Credits

  4. West Virginia → $2,000 Deposit Bonus + $85 in Free Credits

DraftKings DFS States

DraftKings DFS is allowed in every state not included in this list:

  • Washington
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • Hawaii
  • Oregon

DraftKings Sportsbook States

DraftKings Sportsbook is available in the following states:

  • Arizona
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Louisiana
  • Michigan
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Tennessee
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming

    DraftKings Sportsbook Notable Dates

    • January 2022 - DraftKings Sportsbook launches in Louisiana on the first day of online sports betting in the state.
    • January 2022 - DraftKings Sportsbook goes live on the first day of online sports betting in New York.
    • January 2022 - DraftKings Sportsbook replaces Scoreboard as Oregon's exclusive online sportsbook.
    • August 2018 - DraftKings becomes the first sportsbook in New Jersey.

    Maryland is among the states where DraftKings Sportsbook is expected to go live going forwards, although this is subject to mobile sports betting being legalized in the state first.

    DraftKings Sportsbook New York

    • DraftKings Sportsbook's highly anticipated launch in New York came just in time for the 2022 NFL playoffs, with the US betting giant kicking off mobile sports betting in NY on January 8th, 2022.
    • In a milestone event for online sports betting in New York, DraftKings Sportsbook accepted the first legal online wager in New York at 9:00am EST on January 8th, 2022. DraftKings is looking to make its presence known in New York, where online sports betting is projected to bring in an estimated $1 billion per year in revenue.

    What states is DraftKings Sportsbook legal?

    DraftKings Sportsbook New York

    • Online launch: January 2022
    • Licensing partner: del Lago Resort & Casino
    • Regulated by: New York State Gaming Commission (NYSGC)

    DraftKings Sportsbook became one of the the first online sportsbook to accept legal bets in New York on January 8th, 2022, kicking off the NY online betting industry in the process. Bettors need to be at least 21 years old, have a valid Social Security Number, and be physically located in the Empire State to wager.

    DraftKings Sportsbook Oregon

    • Online launch: January 2022
    • Licensing partner: Oregon Lottery
    • Regulated by: The Oregon Lottery Commission (OLC)

    DraftKings Sportsbook became the sole provider of online sports betting in January 2022. The decision came when the Oregon Lottery Commission unanimously decided to replace SBTech's Scoreboard app with DraftKings Sportsbook.

    DraftKings Sportsbook New Jersey

    • Online launch: August 2018
    • Licensing partner: Resorts Atlantic City
    • Regulated by: New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE)

    DraftKings Sportsbook became the first online option in New Jersey in August 2018, kicking off the US online betting industry in the process. Bettors need to be at least 21, have a valid Social Security Number, and be physically located in the Garden State to wager.

    DraftKings Sportsbook West Virginia

    • Online launch: August 2019
    • Licensing partner: Penn National Gaming
    • Regulated by: West Virginia Lottery Commission

    DraftKings’s second state launch took a whole twelve months to arrive. Access to the Mountain State came as a result of DraftKings’s partnership with Penn National Gaming. A dedicated mobile betting app and online website can be used anywhere within state lines when making a bet.

    DraftKings Sportsbook Indiana

    • Online launch: October 2019
    • Licensing partner: Ameristar Casino
    • Regulated by: Indiana Gaming Commission

    DraftKings was one of the first operators to go live in the Hoosier State in October 2019, and along with FanDuel, lead the way in terms of market share today. DraftKings’ Indiana Sportsbook operates under the license of Ameristar Casino.

    DraftKings Sportsbook Louisiana

    • Online launch: January 2022
    • Licensing partner: Golden Nugget Casino Lake Charles
    • Regulated by: Louisiana Gaming Control Board (LGCB)

    The Pelican State became the 17th state to offer DraftKings' online sportsbook. Bettors in LA can wager from a mobile device anywhere within one of the 55 parishes where sports betting is legal.

    DraftKings Sportsbook Pennsylvania

    • Online launch: November 2019
    • Licensing partner: Penn National Gaming
    • Regulated by: Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB)

    DraftKings sportsbook operates under the license of Penn National Gaming and is available on mobile through the DraftKings betting app and online via the DraftKings Sportsbook website. Bettors need to be in PA at the time a bet is made but do not need to be a state resident.

    DraftKings Sportsbook New Hampshire

    • Online launch: December 2019
    • Licensing partner: New Hampshire Lottery
    • Regulated by: New Hampshire Lottery Commission

    DraftKings was chosen ahead of 12 other potential operators as the sole sportsbook operator by the New Hampshire Lottery in November 2019 and went live in the Granite State just a month later. Bettors can only use DraftKings to wager after the state decided against an open market and opted to have only one operator instead.

    DraftKings Sportsbook Iowa

    • Online launch: February 2020
    • Licensing partner: Wild Rose Casino
    • Regulated by: Iowa Gaming Commission

    In partnership with Wild Rose Casino, DraftKings became sportsbook number five in Iowa and DraftKings’s sixth live state. In-person registration had initially limited the market but this regulation expired on January 1, 2021.

    DraftKings Sportsbook Colorado

    • Online launch: May 2020
    • Licensing partner: Bally’s Corporation
    • Regulated by: Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission

    DraftKings was one of four sportsbooks that kicked off sports betting in Colorado in May 2020 and has captured a large portion of a highly competitive market. As in other states, bettors must be physically located in state lines to place a real money wager but state residency is not a requirement to bet.

    DraftKings Sportsbook Illinois

    • Online launch: August 2020
    • Licensing partner: DraftKings at Casino Queen
    • Regulated by: Illinois Gaming Board

    DraftKings was the second operator to get the go-ahead from Illinois Gaming Board and launch in the Prairie State. The issue of in-person registration for Illinois sports bettors has swung back and forth since DraftKings launched with the current situation leaving Illinoisans having to verify their identity and account at DraftKings Casino Queen in East St. Louis before they can bet.

    DraftKings Sportsbook Tennessee

    • Online launch: November 2020
    • Licensing partner: Tennessee Lottery
    • Regulated by: Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation

    The Volunteer State was DraftKings’ ninth state launch in November 2020. The lack of physical casinos in Tennessee means DraftKings operates under one of the online-only licenses issued by the Tennessee Lottery.

    DraftKings Sportsbook Michigan

    • Online launch: January 2021
    • Licensing partner: Bay Mills Resort Casino
    • Regulated by: Michigan Gaming Control Board

    DraftKings brought its sportsbook to the Great Lakes State courtesy of the company’s partnership with Bay Mills Casino. Bettors can use DraftKings on mobile or online to place bets on their favorite sports team and events but need to be located in state lines for a bet to be accepted.

    DraftKings Sportsbook Virginia

    • Online launch: January 2021
    • Licensing partner: Virginia Lottery
    • Regulated by: Virginia Lottery

    DraftKings further strengthened its availability in the US by launching in The Old Dominion in January 2021, to date, the sportsbook’s most recent market. Bettors in VA can only access DraftKings sportsbook on mobile and online and must be located in Virginia when betting.

    DraftKings Sportsbook Wyoming

    • Online launch: September 2021
    • Licensing partner: N/A
    • Regulated by: Wyoming Gaming Commission (WGC)

    DraftKings Sportsbook Arizona

    • Online launch: September 2021
    • Licensing partner: TPC Scottsdale
    • Regulated by: Arizona Department of Gaming (ADG)

    DraftKings Sportsbook Connecticut

    • Online launch: October 2021
    • Licensing partner: Foxwoods Resort Casino
    • Regulated by: Department of Consumer Protection (DCP)

    How is DraftKings Sportsbook able to operate in the US?

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    In each legal state, DraftKings operates under the casino license of a land-based (retail) casino establishment, or casino company, as per state regulations.

    This includes Resorts Casino (NJ), Penn National Gaming (PA & WV), Ameristar Casino (IN), DraftKings at Casino Queen (IL), Wild Rose Casino (IA), Bally’s Corporation (CO), Bay Mills Resort Casino (MI), and del Lago Resort & Casino (NY)

    In New Hampshire, DraftKings operate sports betting in partnership with the New Hampshire Lottery. In Tennessee and Virginia, DraftKings operates directly under the license it holds with the Tennessee Lottery and Virginia Lottery - neither TN nor VA have physical casinos to partner with.

    DraftKings Sportsbook is regulated in each legal state by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, West Virginia Lottery Commission, Indiana Gaming Commission, New Hampshire Lottery Commission, Illinois Gaming Board, Iowa Gaming Commission, Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission, Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation, Michigan Gaming Control Board, Virginia Lottery, Wyoming Gaming Commission, Arizona Department of Gaming, Department of Consumer Protection, the New York State Gaming Commission and the Louisiana Gaming Control Board.

    DraftKings Sportsbook States: A look ahead

    Is DraftKings Sportsbook legal in New York?

    DraftKings Sportsbook is now accepting online wagers in New York. DraftKings Sportsbook kicked off online sports betting in New York on January 8th, 2022 at 9:00am EST

    DraftKings Sportsbook was confirmed as one of the nine operators awarded a license to operate in New York back in November 2021. Now after months of waiting, New Yorkers are finally able to use DraftKings Sportsbook to bet online.

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    Is DraftKings Sportsbook legal in California?

    Right now, no. California hasn't approved legal sports betting.

    But when (as expected) the Golden State does launch a legal betting market, you can almost guarantee the most widely available online sportsbook in the US featuring in California too.

    Is DraftKings Sportsbook legal in Texas?

    No. At this moment in time legal sports betting in Texas doesn't exist.

    Any TX market is likely to be based solely online and will undoubtedly include DraftKings, as has been the case with every online betting market that has launched in the US to date.

    About DraftKings

    DraftKings Sportsbook

    20% Deposit Bonus up to $1,000

    Known initially as a Daily Fantasy Sports provider, Boston-based, DraftKings is now a major player in the recently launched and developing US sports betting industry.

    DraftKings Sportsbook has gained market access in a number of online betting states since 2018 including New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Indiana and, most recently, New York.

    DraftKings was founded in 2012 by Jason Robins, Matthew Kalish, and Paul Liberman. In addition to the company's HQ in Boston, the company has offices in New York, New Jersey, California and in London, Dublin and Malta.

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    FAQs about where DraftKings is legal

    Is DraftKings Sportsbook legal?

    Yes, DraftKings Sportsbook is legal in states where DraftKings possesses the license to operate.

    To date, DraftKings is an authorized online sports betting operator in seventeen states. These are New Jersey, West Virginia, Indiana, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Iowa, Colorado, Illinois, Tennessee, Michigan, Virginia, Wyoming, Arizona, Connecticut, New York, Oregon and Louisiana.

    Is DraftKings legal in NY?

    Yes. DraftKings is legal and operates its DFS and online sportsbook in New York. DraftKings launched its online sportsbook in New York in January 2022 through its licensing partnership with del Lago Resort & Casino.

    Is DraftKings legal in New Jersey?

    Yes. DraftKings is legal and operates its DFS, online casino, and sportsbook in New Jersey. DraftKings launched its online sportsbook in New Jersey in August 2018 through its licensing partnership with Resorts Atlantic City.

    Is DraftKings legal in Michigan?

    Yes. DraftKings is legal and operates its DFS, online casino, and sportsbook in Michigan. DraftKings launched its online sportsbook in Michigan in January 2021 through its licensing partnership with Bay Mills Resort Casino.

    Is DraftKings legal in Arizona?

    Yes. DraftKings is legal and operates its DFS and sportsbook in Arizona. DraftKings launched its online sportsbook in Arizona in September 2021 through its licensing partnership with TPC Scottsdale.

    Is DraftKings legal in Illinois?

    Yes. DraftKings is legal and operates its DFS and sportsbook in Illinois. DraftKings launched its online sportsbook in Illinois in August 2020 through its licensing partnership with DraftKings at Casino Queen.

    Is DraftKings legal in Louisiana?

    Yes. DraftKings is legal and operates its DFS and sportsbook in Louisiana. DraftKings launched its online sportsbook in Louisiana in January 2022 through its licensing partnership with Golden Nugget Casino Lake Charles.

    Is DraftKings legal in CT?

    Yes. DraftKings is legal and operates its DFS and sportsbook in Connecticut. DraftKings launched its online sportsbook in Connecticut in October 2021 through its licensing partnership with Foxwoods Resort Casino.

    Is DraftKings legal in Indiana?

    Yes. DraftKings is legal and operates its DFS and sportsbook in Indiana. DraftKings launched its online sportsbook in Indiana in October 2019 through its licensing partnership with Ameristar Casino.

    Is DraftKings legal in Oregon?

    Yes. DraftKings is legal and operates its online sportsbook in Oregon. DraftKings launched its online sportsbook in Oregon in January 2022 through its licensing partnership with the Oregon Lottery.

    Is DraftKings legal in PA?

    Yes. DraftKings is legal and operates its DFS, online casino, and sportsbook in Pennsylvania. DraftKings launched its online sportsbook in Pennsylvania in November 2019 through its licensing partnership with Penn National Gaming.

    Is DraftKings legal in Tennessee?

    Yes. DraftKings is legal and operates its DFS and online sportsbook in Tennessee. DraftKings launched its online sportsbook in Tennessee in November 2020 through its licensing partnership with the Tennessee Lottery.

    Is DraftKings legal in Virginia?

    Yes. DraftKings is legal and operates its DFS and online sportsbook in Virginia. DraftKings launched its online sportsbook in Virginia in January 2021 through its licensing partnership with the Virginia Lottery.

    Is DraftKings legal in Colorado?

    Yes. DraftKings is legal and operates its DFS and online sportsbook in Colorado. DraftKings launched its online sportsbook in Colorado in May 2020 through its licensing partnership with the Bally’s Corporation.

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