The launch of legal sports betting in New York is arguably the biggest news to hit the US market since the US Supreme Court overturned PASPA in 2018. Four sportsbooks began offering online and mobile wagering in The Empire State on Saturday including DraftKings Sportsbook.
Any New York bettor that is not already a DraftKings Sportsbook user is eligible to receive their new bonus offer which includes $280 in free bets with your first $5 NFL wager. Find the details for this new promotion below:
|Sportsbook||New York Offer||Bonus Code|
|Bet $5, Get $280 Free|
Bonus Paid in 7 Free $40 Bets
Promo Code: EWB
Bonus paid as seven $40 bets. Free bets are valid for seven days. Offer excludes odds boosts, live-bets, parlays, free bets, cash out bets, and voided bets. T&C Apply
As far as sportsbook offers go, this new DraftKings promotion is relatively straightforward. New Yorkers can lock in their $280 in free bets by following these four steps:
In order to be eligible for this bonus offer, players must be at least 21 years of age, physically located in New York state lines, and a new DraftKings Sportsbook user. Each of these requirements will be verified before you are able to open and fund a new account on the website or in the app.
Bettors that have previously crossed the Hudson and wagered in New Jersey using the DraftKings app will not be eligible for this offer. While this may be disappointing, the good news is you no longer have to make the trek to bet on sports!
One question we have received regarding the DraftKings offer is whether or not New Yorkers that have used the daily fantasy app are eligible for the promotion. Yes, you can still receive this bonus if you have previously signed up for DraftKings Fantasy.
Caesars is giving every new player $300 free for registering and an additional 100% deposit bonus, up to $3,000. They are also running odds boost offers on all New York teams that essentially equate to an additional $75 bonus.
That being said, we do prefer the DraftKings bonus offer to the ones rolled out by both FanDuel and BetRivers. The DraftKings offer caps at a $50 larger total bonus than the FanDuel New York offer, while the BetRivers promotion would require a $200 deposit to receive a $200 bonus.
DraftKings also offers arguably the best mobile betting experience available in New York. Bettors will love the app, variety of sports and bet types available, as well as the live betting interface. The overall quality of the DraftKings product, combined with a generous welcome offer, should make them a sports betting leader in New York.