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DraftKings Ohio Review

  • Great promotions
  • Many betting markets
  • Desktop and mobile software
  • Generous odds
  • The layout can be more aesthetic
  • Deposit multipliers could be better
  • Withdrawals have low maximum

DraftKings has a presence in Ohio through its daily fantasy sports website and app, and is expected to be a big player when sports betting becomes legal in Ohio on January 1, 2023.

DraftKings applied for an Ohio sports-betting license in June 2022. Online sportsbooks must partner up with an in-person casino, racinos, or pro sports team in order to do business in Ohio. DraftKings partners with casinos and pro sports teams in other states to satisfy this requirement, but no announcements have been made in Ohio yet. 

The Cincinnati Bengals did apply for a sports-betting license in July, so they will likely be looking to partner with a sportsbook and build one at Paycor Stadium, so that could be an option for DraftKings.

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DraftKings Ongoing Promotions

DraftKings offers bets on virtually all sports and also offers a nearly unlimited amount of prop bets on all games, and the site boasts a strong research platform. In addition, DraftKings offers ongoing promotions to continue to entice players to stick with their platform. 

Parlay Insurance:

Conditions apply (typically a three- or four-team minimum), but the site will refund a parlay loss if you lose one leg of it—up to $25.

Odds Boosts:

Each day, DraftKings will select certain games or situations and offer more favorable odds on them than you would normally see. So you can win more money (or risk less) by placing these wagers on DraftKings over its competitors.

Sportsbook Missions:

Taking a page from its daily fantasy sports promotion, Missions feature certain bets that allow you to win higher payouts, rewards, and profit boost tokens, which can be applied to existing wagers to increase the payout without having to risk more in the initial wager.


Due to its established name as a leader in daily fantasy sports and having so many options on their online sportsbook, DraftKings is one of the top sports betting sites in the country. Keep this page bookmarked, as we will add more information when it comes to DraftKings in the state of Ohio as it is made available, and starting in January, we will update the page with a list of current promotions for bettors in the Buckeye State. 

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Does it cost anything to join the DraftKings site?

Signing up for DraftKings is free, so you are able to explore the sportsbook’s offerings before deciding to deposit. You are also able to make free bets from time to time in both the sportsbook and in daily fantasy sports contests.

Can I play across state lines with DraftKings?

Yes, you can place bets in any of the 17 states where DraftKings currently operates a sportsbook. While you can only place bets in states where DraftKings is licensed to operate, you can make a withdrawal from anywhere.

What’s the difference between Daily Fantasy Sports and Sports Betting?

The reason DraftKings has been allowed to operate in most states (including Ohio) is that daily fantasy sports are a competition between multiple players, not a wager between a player and the house. The government considers fantasy sports contests as games of skill and does not classify them as gambling.

Can you play online casino games or poker through DraftKings’ website or app in Ohio?

No, not in Ohio since online casino gaming is not legal. DraftKings does offer online casino games and poker in other states like Pennsylvania and West Virginia, so if you were to cross state lines, you could play those games through DraftKings’ website or app.