UPDATE: DraftKings New York is now live! Currently, the DraftKings NY sportsbook is offering all new account holders $50 free (with a $5 deposit minimum), plus a deposit match bonus of up to $1,000.
After much anticipation legal sports betting has finally arrived in the state of New York. Five mobile sportsbook apps have launched in the Empire State, and among them is DraftKings — one of the leading brands in all of sports betting.
DraftKings New York was one of nine sportsbook operators approved in November 2021 and began prepping for launch ever since it was given permission to operate in the state by the New York State Gaming Commission.
DraftKings is offering a special promotion to celebrate its official launch. Simply create a new account, deposit at least $5 and DraftKings will give you a $50 free bet. In addition, DraftKings will match your first deposit (of up to $1,000 max).
How Does The DraftKings NY Promo Code Work?
Sportsbooks are incentivized to offer new players welcome bonuses to help them drive new customer sign-ups and recurring users. So, if you’re a bit skeptical, don’t worry, the free bet is indeed a legitimate offer from DraftKings.
The offer is only available to new customers and requires a minimum deposit of $5. Furthermore, DraftKings provides full terms and conditions that outline how each bonus works — such as when the offer expires and when players can expect to cash out.
What can I bet on with my $50 free bet and deposit match bonus?
Legal sports betting couldn’t have come at a better time for New Yorkers. Sportsbook apps such as DraftKings allow residents to place bets on the ongoing NFL playoffs, including the Super Bowl.
More specifically, DraftKings is also running a special during the NFL playoffs. If you place a $5 bet on any NFL playoff game (on the moneyline), including the Super Bowl, and your team wins you will receive $280 in free bets. The free bets are paid out in increments of $40 and must be used within seven days. Nevertheless, it’s a fantastic seasonal promo that DraftKings bettors can take advantage of.
Furthermore, the sportsbook will soon release odds related to the 2022 NCAA March Madness tournament. Also, there is no shortage of NBA games to bet on. Virtually every night there are games to bet on, whether it’s the New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, or any other team across the league.
If you are a Michigan sports fan, you’ll be pleased to know that DraftKings operates in Michigan, and New York and offers betting lines on all major sports leagues.