DraftKings Sportsbook Review and Promo Code

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The sports betting landscape in the US is changing quickly, and never more so than in Iowa. August was a significant month for sports bettors in the Hawkeye State, with the launch of retail sportsbooks and online betting. 

DraftKings  has already opened sportsbooks in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Also, DraftKings is partners with three Wild Rose casinos (ClintonEmmetsburg and Jefferson) for the online sportsbooks.

This review delves into DraftKings Sportsbook in detail. 

First, we cover information regarding bonuses and promotions for new and existing players. Then we review the usability and design of the sportsbook. Toward the end of this review, you’ll find options for app downloads, deposits and withdrawals.

Why Choose DraftKings Sportsbook?
  • Welcome bonus worth up to $1,025
  • Huge choice of sports betting options
  • Live in-game betting available
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Welcome bonus at DraftKings Iowa

New users at DraftKings Iowa will enjoy a triple bonus worth up to a massive $1,025:

  • $25 in free bets upon sign-up
  • Deposit bonus matched at 20% up to $500
  • Risk-free bet of up to $500

All you have to do is sign up, and there will be $25 waiting for you. These free bets will be in $5 increments, and you can use them any way you want.

Next, you will receive a deposit bonus worth up to $500. In addition, your first bet is risk-free up to $500. This means that if you lose your first bet (using funds you deposited), DraftKings will credit your account that amount up to the maximum amount of $500.

You must place the bonus bet within 30 days of that initial wager. The free bet amount will not be included in any returns or winnings.


Online IA SportsbookDraftKings Sportsbook
Promo CodeNone - Use Links
Total BonusUp to $1,025
Free Bet$25 on Signup
Deposit Bonus20% up to $500
Risk-Free BetUp to $500
Online Since2019
Last UpdatedSeptember 2020

Bonuses and promotions for existing customers

Head to the “Promos” page of DraftKings, and you’ll find a list of incentives for regular players. There is a nice mix of general offers and those related to individual sports at DraftKings.

Special Daily Odds Boosts” are a welcome boost for any player. You’ll find increased odds on offer across a range of the most prominent sports on the site. 

Sportsbooks Missions” offer an exciting way of landing a bonus. Simply opt-in, complete the mission as stated and reap the rewards. 

If you refer a friend to DraftKings, both you and your friend can profit to the tune of $100.

The sports betting-related bonuses come into focus when the respective seasons get underway. 

The NFL season is always a busy time for sportsbooks. DraftKings offers a whole range of incentives in and around the regular season and the playoffs. 

For example, there are “Marquee Matchups,” where you place a spread bet, and if a named player scores a touchdown, you’ll receive a free wager. Season-long NFL pools (with incredible prize funds) are available, while you can even enjoy a post-NFL game casino session and an additional bonus. 

Other sports featuring these offers include college football, major league baseball, the NBA, college hoops, premier league soccer and tennis.

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Design and usability of DraftKings Iowa

The homepage of DraftKings Sportsbook is divided into three distinct columns.

The left-hand column is where you’ll navigate directly to the latest odds. The top of the column features the most popular bets on offer, usually led by the major pro sports leagues. Beneath this is where you’ll find a complete list of sports, including direct links to all of the leagues. 

For example, under “football,” you have links to the NFL and college football, while tennis shows links to each ATP or WTA event.

In the middle column, you’ll find all of the main gambling action. Promotions and pointers to the best of the action appear at the top of this column. Below this are three tabs:

  • Live In-Game: Using this view, you’ll see all of the latest in-play action, where you’ll be able to get involved in the most significant events of the day. In-game betting sees the odds change fast. It can be one of the most exciting features of a modern-day sportsbook.
  • Game Lines: Here, you’ll find all of the standard game lines for the upcoming action. In most cases, you’ll view the most popular point spreads, total points and moneyline markets (if applicable). The most popular sport of the time is set as the default view, while direct links to other sports appear above the odds.
  • Stats Hub: Here, you’ll find more detail on each game. The team/player records are listed, as well as “Genius Facts.” For example, the favorites have covered the spread in each of the last so-many meetings between Team A and Team B, including the odds on that outcome.

How to use the betting slip

The right-hand column is where all of your betting action will take place. After you choose your wager, your bet slip in this column will auto-fill. In the bet slip, you’ll have the option of selecting American-fractional– or decimal-style odds.

The top of the home page offers a series of links where you can check your current bets, the promotions, the casino, player pools or find customer support. 

Options include “flash bet,” a new high-speed betting option on sports such as baseball and tennis, with updated odds on every point or at-bat.

Range of bets available at DraftKings in Iowa

DraftKings provides a variety of bet types for Iowa bettors. Here is a list of the most popular types:

  • Point spreads 
  • Moneyline
  • Totals
  • Futures
  • Parlays
  • Round robins
  • Teasers 
  • Puck line: This is similar to the point spread, where the underdog receives a 1.5 goal advantage in hockey.
  • Run Line: This is similar to the point spread, where the underdog receives a 1.5 run advantage in baseball.
  • Live betting

Many of the wagers available will be specific to a certain sport.  For example, in soccer, you could place a bet on which individual player will score the first goal. 

In football, you could place a bet on the winning team at the end of the first quarter, the first or last touchdown scorer and in-game parlays based on the predicting both the winning team and the totals.

Sports Available at DraftKings

At DraftKings, you can expect to see some of the most comprehensive sports coverage. That’s not just in terms of the number of sports; the depth of coverage (minor leagues, college action, and so on) is also impressive. Here is a sport-by-sport rundown:

  • Football: There is little doubt that football plays a major role at DraftKings. Quite the range of markets are available for every game in the NFL. You should also keep an eye open for DraftKings’ various football promotions. DraftKings hosts extensive coverage of the Cyclones and Hawkeyes, while futures markets allow you to wager on the Super Bowl, the College Football Championship and more. Look out for the prop bets around the Super Bowl.
  • Baseball: With the busiest regular season of all, there is plenty of baseball action to sink your teeth into at DraftKings. The 162-game regular season ensures games every day throughout the summer, with run-line, moneyline and totals wagers available for each. The betting action only hots up when the playoffs roll around.
  • Basketball: The main focus is on the NBA and the superstars that grace the game, with point spreads, moneylines and totals available on each game. The college season features heavily, too, especially when March Madness comes around and Hawkeyes or Cyclones basketball teams perform well.
  • Hockey: Throughout the regular season and beyond, a wide range of hockey betting is available, including the moneyline, the totals and the puck line. Futures bets on the eventual winner of the Stanley Cup are popular.
  • Soccer: In the soccer section, you’ll find the latest odds on many of the big European leagues and events such as the Champions League. Closer to home, the latest odds on the big games in MLS feature. The soccer action ramps up when the major international events such as the men and women’s World Cup take place.
  • Tennis: Most weeks, there is usually a range of events on both the ATP and the WTA tour. DraftKings has these covered with its extensive live betting and new “flash bet” feature. The four Grand Slam events see increased coverage, especially when the US Open comes to Flushing Meadows.
  • Golf: In the golf section, you’ll find the latest odds for tournaments on both the PGA Tour and the European tour, while the four majors are extensively covered. Events on both the LPGA and the champions tour can also be featured. Futures bets are widely available on events such as the Ryder Cup, the Presidents Cup and the upcoming majors.

Other sports sections include motorsports, where you’ll find the best action from both NASCAR and IndyCar, boxing and MMA (mainly featuring the biggest upcoming events in UFC. You’ll also find Australian rules football, cycling, darts, cricket, rugby union and more.

Banking options at DraftKings Iowa

A registered and completely legal sportsbook in Iowa, DraftKings can offer the most popular deposit options. The banking aspect of the site is as pain-free as possible. 

The current banking methods available are:

  • Credit Cards: Perhaps the easiest deposit option of all, credit cards offer immediate cash deposits to DraftKings. Holders of Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover cards can make a deposit directly to the site.
  • Gift Cards/Prepaid Cards: As well as the standard credit cards, you can also purchase a gift or prepaid card with an amount already loaded. You’ll then simply load that amount on to your DraftKings’ account. DraftKings offers a prepaid debit card in other states. We have yet to see whether the operator will introduce one in Iowa.
  • PayPal: Many will be familiar with PayPal as a deposit option. Using this method is an ideal way to keep a barrier between your bank account and your gambling account (many like to keep the two completely separate).

Other options, which may become available include bank transfers (ACH or bill pay), cash at the Wild Rose Casino cages or via PayNearMe, and alternative wallet services like Skrill and Neteller.

Popular withdrawal options at DraftKings are via PayPal or a bank transfer.

Customer service at DraftKings Iowa

At the top of the DraftKings site, you’ll find a “Help” button, which will take you directly to a series of FAQs. Here, five drop-down menus cover the following range of topics:

  • Bet Types: A series of questions answered about every bet type available at the site. An ideal resource for the rookie sports bettor.
  • Free Bets and Promotions: An explanation of the types of offers and promotions available at the site and how to claim them.
  • Account Management: A series of questions answered about your account, placing a bet and controlling your gaming.
  • Geolocation: DraftKings uses geolocation to ensure that you are indeed placing bets from inside the state lines of Iowa. Here, the site answers all your questions regarding the geolocation software.
  • Deposits and Withdrawals: All of the banking options are discussed here, including deposits, withdrawals and balance display.

If you can’t find an answer here, you can contact DraftKings via email at [email protected] or send a letter to a PO box address. 

The final option, and perhaps the best, is to fill in an online form that you can use to submit your query directly to the site. The customer services desk is available 24/7.

Responsible gaming at DraftKings

At DraftKings, you’ll find a page dedicated to responsible gambling and “Patron Protection.” 

The site is affiliated to organizations covering local and national programs. The “Responsible Gaming” page offers a series of guidelines to ensure players enjoy their time at the site and play responsibly.

Also, players have the option to set deposit, spending and time limits. 

If all else fails, DraftKings Iowa offers a self-exclusion option. On this page, you’ll find advice relating to keeping your account as secure as possible.

Daily fantasy sports in Iowa

We expect daily fantasy sports will be available in Iowa in the near future.  DraftKings is one of the leading lights in this industry, so we expect that after launch, the site will have a significant DFS presence.

These games offer an alternative to traditional sports betting. You pick lineups of players covering game-days or weekends. These then compete with the lineups selected by other people for real-money prizes in cash game (head to head) or tournament format.

DraftKings sportsbook of choice in Iowa

Iowans are currently enjoying a new wave of sports betting options, with DraftKings being the site of choice for many bettors. 

The sheer range of sports betting options available is a big reason to make DraftKings your sportsbook of choice. The live, in-game betting options ensure that you can keep your finger on the pulse while watching or at the game.

With the $25 welcome bonus, 20% deposit bonus and an initial risk free bet up to $500 in place for new customers, there is a great incentive to sign up with DraftKings. Existing customers can enjoy a range of promotions around the biggest sports all year round.