DraftKings Sportsbook NY Launch Bonus: $50 Free Bet Plus Up To $1,000 Deposit Bonus

Written By Grant Lucas on January 6, 2022 - Last Updated on January 13, 2022

The day has finally arrived: Legal online sports betting in New York has landed.

The first online sportsbooks launched on Saturday, and the anticipation is now over. New York has its first betting apps alive and kicking.

And now that bettors in the Empire State can officially place legal wagers, they can also take advantage of an exclusive launch bonus offer from DraftKings Sportsbook NY.

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DraftKings NY Launch Offer Details

As one of the first four New York sports betting apps to accept bets on Saturday, DraftKings New York Sportsbook is celebrating in style. And bringing NY sports bettors along for the party.

New users with DraftKings can sign up and register their online sports betting accounts with the sportsbook. In doing so, those new DraftKings bettors have a pretty cool launch offer:

  • Bet $5 to win $200 in free bets
  • Plus get up to 20% of new bettors’ first deposit up to $1,000 and get a $50 free bet after signup.

Click the link above to get started and placing your wagers on DraftKings. Quick note, the $50 free bet is not redeemable for cash and must be wagered.

How to sign up with DraftKings New York

There’s no doubt that Saturday stands as one of the most anticipated launches of legal online sports betting in any jurisdiction.

So how can you get started and join the party? Easy. Simply download the DraftKings Sportsbook app and start the quick sign-up process to create your online sports betting account.

Users should have several pieces of personal information ready to submit. They include:

  • Legal name
  • Date of birth
  • Last four digits of Social Security number
  • Residential address
  • Email address
  • Telephone number

Entering this info allows DraftKings to verify the identities of its users and ensure they are eligible to participate in New York online sports betting.

After submitting this info and agreeing to terms and conditions, DraftKings users will be all set to bet legally in New York when the sportsbook goes live Saturday morning.

DraftKings expands sports betting reach to New York

DraftKings was one of nine online sportsbooks selected by the New York State Gaming Commission to offer mobile betting in the Empire State.

Now about to launch in New York, the state becomes DraftKings’ 14th jurisdictions in which it offers legal online sports betting. Those states also include nearby New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut.

Certainly DraftKings would like to take advantage of the sports-crazy state that is New York. It has already offered retail sports betting at del Lago Resort & Casino in Waterloo.

Now, though, DraftKings can add online sports betting to its NY portfolio. And just in time for the final week of the NFL regular season, just in time for the start of the NFL playoffs, and well ahead of the targeted and coveted date of Feb. 13, 2022: the Super Bowl.

Other NY online sportsbooks to launch

On top of DraftKings launching on Saturday, the sportsbook was joined by:

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Grant Lucas is the senior managing editor for PlayNY. A longtime, award-winning sports writer, Grant has covered gambling and legal sports betting since 2018, when he got his start reporting on the New Jersey and Pennsylvania industries. In 2020, he shifted his attention to the Empire State as lawmakers continued to work toward passing legal online sports betting in New York. Previous the lead writer for PlayNY, Grant now oversees content for the site. Before covering the expansion of legal gambling, Grant served as a sportswriter with The Bulletin newspaper in Bend, Oregon, covering high school, Oregon State and University of Oregon athletics as well as the Portland Trail Blazers. Prior to that - after graduating from Linfield University, where he played baseball for former Yankee and World Series MVP Scott Brosius - Grant worked as a digital content reporter for the Trail Blazers.

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