DraftKings Online Casino

Online Casino Review

Overall Rating: 4/5

DraftKings had been established in New Jersey as a Daily Fantasy Site and sportsbook for a few years before launching their online casino in 2019. The great thing about the three DraftKings sites is that they are all interconnected for New Jersey users. This means that players that already have a DFS or sportsbook account will be able to access the online casino. DraftKings Casino NJ is partnered with the Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ. It is available to all New Jersey users over the age of 21 through their web browser version on Mac and PC and their mobile app on iOS and Android.

Pros:
  • Beautiful looking site
  • Connectivity between online casino, DFS, and sportsbook
  • Live dealer games on the mobile app
Cons:
  • Limited number of games available
  • No rewards program
  • No weekly promotions

FAQs

How can I withdraw my winnings? And how long does the withdrawal process take?

To withdraw money from an account, players can choose PayPal, Play+ prepaid card, in-person, or a check in the mail. Withdrawals can be made with PayPal or Play+ only if they were also used for deposit. These methods will take two to five business days, and a check in the mail can take up to three weeks.

Are my winnings taxable?

All New Jersey online casino winnings must be reported to the IRS when you complete your annual federal tax return. This is done on Form 1044. You will tally up your total winnings and report them under the “other income” section. The winnings must also be added to your state tax return and are taxed according to your tax bracket.

How do I get started?

The first step for new users that are not already a part of the DraftKings DFS or sportsbook will be to sign up for a new account. The signup process is simple and requires basic information, the creation of a username/password, and a geolocation search to ensure that the player is in New Jersey. Once this is completed, DraftKings provides a $35 no-deposit welcome bonus. This bonus cannot be withdrawn, but it can be used to play any game on the site.

How do I deposit and is there a minimum?

To deposit into a DraftKings account, users can choose Visa/Mastercard, PayPal, Play+ prepaid card, bank transfer, or in-person at the Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey. There is a $10 minimum on all deposits.

Is there a deposit bonus?

For first time deposits, DraftKings offers a 50% deposit bonus of up to $500.

Pros

Something that is true across all DraftKings platforms is that it is one of the best looking gaming sites on the internet. DraftKings has seemed to crack the code for the perfect color schemes and tones on their websites because they remain visually supreme. The online casino is so easy to navigate and play on both the web browser version and the mobile app that it will make users want to stay on it for hours. This becomes even more true because of the connectability of all three of their sites. Players can seamlessly transition between the online casino, DFS, and sportsbook with a simple click. This convenience is something that will draw in a lot of sport’s gamblers that want to try their hand at the online casino games. DraftKings has a smaller selection of games than some of the other online casinos in the New Jersey market, but they make up for that with the majority of their games transitioning from the web browser to the mobile app. DraftKings is even one of the few sites in New Jersey to offer live dealer games on their mobile app. This is a great win for the site.

Cons

Unfortunately right now, since DraftKings is still in its relative infancy as an online casino, they simply don’t offer as much as some of the more established sites in New Jersey. DraftKings has a limited selection of games which can get pretty frustrating for players who like to jump around from game to game in an online casino. They also don’t have a rewards system setup on their site. This remains puzzling because their DFS and sportsbook both have great rewards programs, so most people expected that to be a staple for the online casino. The lack of rewards program coupled with the lack of daily promotions (another staple on the DFS and sportsbook) keep this from being in the true top of the New Jersey market. DraftKings does add new games on a monthly basis, and they have said to expect a rewards program in the future. So they can correct all of these cons, but for right now, they are holding the site back.

Rewards

There is currently no rewards program offered for the DraftKings Casino NJ.

How To Sign Up and Deposit

The first step for new users that are not already a part of the DraftKings DFS or sportsbook will be to sign up for a new account. The signup process is simple and requires basic information, the creation of a username/password, and a geolocation search to ensure that the player is in New Jersey. Once this is completed, DraftKings provides a $35 no-deposit welcome bonus. This bonus cannot be withdrawn, but it can be used to play any game on the site.

To deposit into a DraftKings account, users can choose Visa/Mastercard, PayPal, Play+ prepaid card, bank transfer, or in-person at the Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey. There is a $10 minimum on all deposits. For first time deposits, DraftKings offers a 50% deposit bonus of up to $500. To withdraw money from an account, players can choose PayPal, Play+ prepaid card, in-person, or a check in the mail. Withdrawals can be made with PayPal or Play+ only if they were also used for deposit. These methods will take two to five business days, and a check in the mail can take up to three weeks.

Conclusion

DraftKings is trending in the right direction with their online casino. They have some great features like a beautiful and easy-to-use site and seamless transition between their DFS and sportsbook. But, overall, despite its potential, this site is not ready to be at the top of the New Jersey market because of their limited game selection and lack of rewards program.

  • Reputation and Licensing: 5/5
  • Game Variety: 3.5/5
  • Game Quality: 5/5
  • Bonuses and Promotions: 1.5/5
  • Deposits and Withdrawals: 4/5
  • User Experience: 4.5/5
Overall Rating: 4/5