What To Expect From DraftKings Maryland When It Launches

What To Expect From DraftKings Maryland When It Launches

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By Tyler Wombles

One of the major platforms expected to launch in Maryland once mobile sports betting goes live is DraftKings, and there’s plenty for bettors to look forward to.

From special offers like the DraftKings Maryland Promo Code, exciting in-app features, and more, DraftKings should bring a ton of opportunities to the Maryland betting market. With some of the industry’s top names expected to plant their flags in the state once online gambling launches, these features may keep DraftKings in bettors’ minds when deciding which platform to use.

Here is what to expect from DraftKings Maryland when it launches:

Several generous offers

One of the most notable aspects of DraftKings is the special offer it provides to new users.

DraftKings is offering new members a free bet of $50 if they make a deposit of $5 or more. This is one of the most gracious promos offered by any online sportsbook, and it’s more than optimal for new users, as they are able to get their feet wet in betting with DraftKings without risking their money during the first go-around.

The platform also offers a 20% deposit match bonus up to $1,000, so once Maryland launches mobile sports betting, residents will be able to register with DraftKings and take advantage of all of these offers.

Plus, when DraftKings decides to offer new promotions or deals to users, those with the app should be able to make use of them whenever and from wherever they choose.

Tons of in-app features

Once mobile betting goes live in Maryland, residents will be able to make use of DraftKings Sportsbook’s app and everything it has to offer.

With the DraftKings Sportsbook app, bettors are able to access features like information on their history with the platform, live betting, special offers and bonuses, and much more. They can access odds across numerous sports, daily promotions and other features DraftKings provides through the app, so there shouldn’t be any reason for bettors to feel dissatisfied when choosing the app over its retail counterpart.

Getting started with the app is easy, too. All users have to do is find it on either the App or Google Play Store, depending on which type of device they own, and download it. Then, they can create an account, make a deposit and start filling out their bet slip in the hope that their picks are winners.

Possible partnership with physical venue

Unlike some other major sportsbooks, DraftKings doesn’t currently have a retail sportsbook in Maryland.

While the BetMGM Sportsbook operates at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, FanDuel is active at Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland in Hanover and Caesars has a brick-and-mortar sportsbook at Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, DraftKings doesn’t hold a physical presence in the state. That could change, though.

Depending on the type of license DraftKings applies for in Maryland, it could be required to partner with a brick-and-mortar casino or other physical betting venue, so there’s a possibility that both mobile and physical DraftKings platforms could pop up in the state in the future.

Expansion is certainly no issue for DraftKings, either. The company has taken far greater lengths to expand than simply partnering with a physical casino; DraftKings even recently announced it agreed to a deal with the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation to progress in their relationship and work toward setting up shop in Puerto Rico.

Launch date still unclear

There has been hoping that Maryland mobile sports betting would be live for the start of football season this year, but it’s still currently unclear when exactly it will launch in the state.

While that’s disappointing for fans wanting to get action on their favorite teams and leagues without having to travel to a retail sportsbook, once mobile betting launches, they should have plenty of opportunities and choices on how to bet and who to bet with, as the top sports gambling platforms are expected to offer their services in Maryland once able.

And the market in Maryland has already been proven. Bettors put down more than $16 million in just the opening month of retail sports gambling, and betting operators in Maryland are certainly ready for mobile betting to get off the ground.

“Nearly 90 percent of the wagering that goes on in the jurisdiction is mobile and while we’ve had a great start with our land-based systems, you can tell we’re very excited about the prospect mobile wagering can provide us,” Maryland Lottery Director John Martin told Fox 5.

About The Author

Maryland Sharp

amber.hoffman@catenamedia.com

Maryland Sharp is your go-to resource for all things sports betting in Maryland. With the legalization and launch of sports betting apps in the state, it’s important to understand what sports fans can and can’t do legally within the state of Maryland. Maryland Sharp provides comprehensive analysis about all things sports betting - odds for your favorite team, the launch of retail sportsbooks and mobile sports betting apps, and how to secure the best bonus offers and promotions to make you a sharp bettor.

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