New and loyal players in Indiana can place sports wagers as of October at DraftKings Sportsbook.
DraftKings offers an online sportsbook and an easy-to-use app with several features that push the envelope.
A product of sportsbook designer Kambi, it’s a breath of fresh air for Indiana sports bettors.
To welcome new Hoosiers to the fold, DraftKings has a few welcome bonuses available alongside its first-rate sports betting experience. Those bonuses can be worth hundreds of dollars in free money for each new account holder.
DraftKings Indiana offers one of the best welcome bonus packages of any online sportsbook.
Furthermore, no specific promo code is needed to receive the bonuses. When you sign up for an account at DraftKings, you will receive the following account boost:
Your risk-free bet takes the form of a refund in betting credits. If your first bet loses, you’ll then receive credits that require a second wager to clear into your cash account.
|Indiana Sportsbook||DraftKings Sportsbook|
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|Last Updated||November 15, 2019|
DraftKings is offering Parlay Insurance during the month of November. Place a bet on a 5+ leg parlay on any sport and get your bet back if you miss one leg. This promotion is worth up to $25 and you must opt in to take advantage of it.
Along those same lines is their Football Pregame Protection. Bet on your favorite NFL team and if they score 24 or more points but still lose, you get your bet back. This pro motion is also worth up to $25 and you must opt in.
If you follow any team in the English Premier League, you know how often a game can end in a 0-0 tie. Throughout the whole season, if you make bet on a team and it ends in that 0-0 tie, you will be refunded your bet, up to $25. This promotion expires next May and you must opt in before making your bet.
DraftKings distinguishes itself through its superior user experience and excellent service. But new customers shouldn’t sleep on the great bonus offers available either.
There are three bonuses new players can access. Actualizing all of the bonuses could put more than $700 in free bets and site credit in your virtual pockets.
First and foremost, every player who signs up at DraftKings Sportsbook through PlayIndiana receives $25 in free bets.
These bets come in $5 increments, so effectively, new account holders get their first five bets for free.
Obviously, players can’t withdrawal the free bets for cash. However, they can keep any winnings from them.
Players should bear in mind that this is an exclusive bonus offer. Customers should use the links above to receive the bonus bets.
Once a player uses those free bets, he or she can take advantage of DraftKings’ generous first deposit bonus.
This type of bonus means that the site will match a certain percentage of the player’s first deposit in the form of site credits.
In this case, the bonus is good for 20% of the player’s deposit. In other words, DraftKings will award a $1 in site credit for every $5 deposited, up to $500, in site credit.
Bear in mind that there is a significant playthrough requirement associated with this bonus. For every $25 wagered, the site will release $1 in site credit to the player’s DraftKings account.
The bonus will stay active for the rest of 2019.
Finally, new players to DraftKings can also bet without worrying too much about the outcome — at first, anyway.
DraftKings ensures the first bet after his or her first deposit of up to $200.
So, for example, a player deposits money into DraftKings for the first time and places a $150 wager on their favorite sports team. If the bet wins, great! They get a payout.
However, if they lose, then DraftKings will send a free bet worth $150. Though it’s not cash, the player can re-bet that $150 free bet and try to recoup the initial loss.
DraftKings also has a plethora of bonus offers available once players get acclimated to the site. The bonuses fall under a wide range of sports betting markets.
One type of bonus that DraftKings offers is parlay insurance. Because parlay bettors must select all their wagers correctly to win, there is no room for error on these types of wagers.
DraftKings will refund parlays, up to $25, that come up one leg short. In that way, parlay bettors have less disappointment with parlays that don’t make it all the way through.
Another bonus standard on the app is the odds boost.
Odds boosts involve DraftKings adjusting the moneyline to create a more significant payout opportunity for the player.
Odds boosts always move in favor of bettors. Though their bet maximums are often limited, they are usually a worthwhile wager, since the true odds of the event don’t support the adjusted payout.
DraftKings’ betting pools are a rewards leaderboard system that allows players to pool their funds together and take a shot at a big cash win. Essentially, they are sports betting tournaments.
Each pool creator will designate the rules of the contest. Usually, players will have to make a series of wagers or answer a series of questions to participate.
Each player pays a flat entry fee to take part. Payouts are established through published pay tables.
It is also possible to create private pools and only invite specific players. So, families and groups of friends can have contests right there on the DraftKings’ site.
Needless to say, pools can be a fun way to engage the social aspect of sports betting. However, they can also be a way to score big payouts for small entry fees.
Many of the other bonuses are one-offs or odds bumps for miscellaneous events. Players may find payouts if a game meets various conditions.
So, a bettor may choose to wager on a proposition bet that an individual hockey player will score the first goal. DraftKings might double the prospective payout if the bet wins.
In another case, perhaps a player places a wager on an English Premier League team to defeat a rival. If the game ends in a 0-0 tie, the player’s bet loses, but DraftKings will issue a refund of up to $25.
DraftKings also offers time-sensitive promotions for players. Every Friday evening, the site will offer Happy Hour specials from 4-7 p.m. EST.
The site has just released its Sportsbook Missions.
DraftKings will designate specific ways that bettors can opt-in and wager. A successful bet will receive augmented payouts and rewards.
DraftKings will also award profit boost tokens to players from time to time. Players can apply these tokens to existing wagers to increase the payouts on them.
The long and short of it is that DraftKings always has widely appealing promotions running. Though they’re unlikely to make anyone rich, the promos can be a bonus to betting onsite.
In order to satisfy state regulations, you must be aged 21+ years and located within Indiana to place wagers on sports. However, you do not need to be a resident of Indiana to bet.
DraftKings Sportsbook is available for players on web browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc.), iOS, and Android devices. It is unlikely that anyone in Indiana will be unable to access DraftKings if they choose to do so.
This fact is good news for iOS users, in particular. Apple changed its policies in June and caused some turmoil among gambling app developers.
The change mandated that gambling apps had to be written in code native to iOS. This change represented a problem for many developers, whose apps were initially coded using HTML5.
Fortunately, DraftKings worked out the issue early on. As a result, iOS users can download the DraftKings app from the App Store.
Android users must still go through an extra hoop to gain access. Google’s long-standing ban on gambling apps in the Google Play Store remains very much in effect.
However, the Android version of the app is readily available through the DraftKings’ browser site. Simply proceed to the bottom of the site and click on the link for the sportsbook mobile app.
Please note that it will be necessary to go to “Settings” and tell Android devices to allow installations from other sources before the app will properly install. Once that step is complete, there shouldn’t be any difficulty for Android players to enjoy DraftKings like everyone else.
DraftKings Sportsbook Indiana has all the sports you’d expect available for players to bet on. They are:
• Australian rules football (AFL)
• Baseball (MLB, College, Euroleague)
• Cricket (Test Cricket, T20)
• Cycling (Tour de France 2020)
• Darts (PDC Darts)
• Football (NFL, College)
• Golf (PGA Tour, European Tour, Presidents Cup)
• Hockey (NHL, KHL)
• Mixed martial arts (UFC, Bellator)
• Motorsports (NASCAR, Formula 1)
• Rugby League (Super League, NRL)
• Rugby Union (Rugby World Cup)
• Soccer (All major leagues)
• Tennis (ATP, WTA)
One notable exception from this list is esports. Esports betting is not permitted in Indiana.
Every typical bet type is available on DraftKings, along with some that are less likely to be found elsewhere.
Here are the betting options at DraftKings that are familiar to most sports bettors:
DraftKings distinguishes itself from the competition with its live (in-play) betting offerings. In addition to the standard live betting found elsewhere, DraftKings offers Flash Bet, which is live betting on steroids.
For those who do not know, live betting or in-game wagering is wagering while a game or match is in progress. Almost by definition, a live bet is a type of proposition wager, since the outcome of the bet depends on events ancillary to the outcome of the game.
Books tend to offer three types of live bets. Live bets tend to be:
The first type of live bet common to most sportsbooks is the partial game bet. The book will offer wagering options on the outcome of individual game periods, rather than the entire contest.
So, the book may offer odds or a moneyline on which team will “win” a particular period of play. Or, alternatively, the bet could be about which team will have the lead at, say, halftime.
The second type of typical live bet involves proposition wagers on the individual or team milestones. For example, if Player A has scored 20 points at halftime, there might be a wagering option about whether he will end the game with more than 30 points.
The third type of live bet is usually the most prominent. For this live bet, DraftKings offers typical betting types (spreads, moneylines, etc.) with dynamic adjustments to the bets themselves. In other words, DraftKings offers the same bets that it did pregame, but changes the lines according to how the game proceeds.
DraftKings takes things a step further, however, with its Flash Bet option. Flash Bet allows for incredibly granular wagering to take place between individual points of a contest.
Live betting is mostly unknown in retail sportsbook settings because the speed required to execute it is simply not possible. However, Flash Bet pushes the limits of most online sportsbooks, too.
The betting options first debuted for Wimbledon 2019.
Players were able to wager on the outcome of individual points within a match. So, bettors could bet on whether a tennis game at 30-love would go to 40-love or 30-15.
Since then, DraftKings has expanded Flash Bet to other sports. It is now possible to bet between plays in NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB games. More here:
Those new to online sports betting may wonder why DraftKings has committed so much effort to its live betting portfolio. The short answer is that live betting is good for both DraftKings and its players.
More betting options means more opportunities for DraftKings to collect its profit, or vig, from a bet. A sportsbook that accurately balances its bets can obtain a profit with virtually no risk, and more wagers mean more profit.
For players, the increased opportunities mean that players can improve upon their pregame slate of wagers. If things are going well, bettors can capitalize on their initial impressions by placing more money on the frontrunners in the game.
Alternatively, players can hedge against pregame bets that have gone awry, and recoup their losses by seeing which direction the wind is blowing.
One other layer of flexibility for DraftKings bettors comes from its live ticket system.
Though many sportsbooks offer a similar feature these days, no online sportsbook in the US has more experience with this kind of option.
The live ticket system, or cash-out option, is a feature that appears at the bottom of some open bet slips. The button will light up and display a changing dollar amount, which is a payout amount.
At any time during the contest, the player can choose to accept the payout and close out their wager.
The system is an excellent way for bettors to guard against late collapses if their choices are winning early. Parlay bets can also be closed for a lower payout, but avoid the risk of the final leg(s) losing.
Of course, DraftKings can use the system to reduce the impact of bets that it has to pay. So, the system is a win-win for everyone involved.
DraftKings has several options available for players to make deposits and withdrawals into their accounts.
The deposit options available at DraftKings will accommodate most players easily.
As is often the case at sportsbooks and casinos, there are fewer methods for withdrawing money than there are for depositing it. However, the available payout options at DraftKings are all reliable.
As automatic as the app is, things can go wrong occasionally on DraftKings. So, the site maintains several methods for players to contact customer service.
The most prominent method to reach out to the site is through its live chat function. Merely clicking on the “Contact Us” page for the site will cause a chat window to pop up onscreen.
Players can enter a message in the box and begin speaking with a representative. Customer support is available around the clock.
However, if chat is not the preferred method, there are three other ways to get in touch with DraftKings. Obviously, an email to Sportsbook@DraftKings.com will do the trick, too.
Players can also drop a message to DraftKings through snail mail if they would like. The mailing address is:
PO Box 399
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Finally, once they’ve logged into the site, players can request a callback from DraftKings’ support. The support team will phone any number designated by the customer.
As is the case with most gambling activities, some DraftKings players will find themselves taking things too far. If a player is finding it difficult to stop playing when he or she wants to stop, it may be time to consider taking action.
Fortunately, both DraftKings Sportsbook and the government of the state of Indiana have numerous resources available for problem gamblers.
DraftKings explicitly gives players the ability to protect themselves from themselves, should the need arise.
For one thing, a player can set his or her accounts regarding the following:
Players can choose whether DraftKings alerts them to an established limit, or blocks them all together once that limit is reached.
However, for some players, limiting their activity isn’t sufficient to manage the problem. So, DraftKings also allows players to self-exclude their accounts.
Through a simple dropdown box, a player can restrict his or her access for a period of time between three months and five years. The process takes only a few seconds, and the player can be on the road to recovery.
If these options are not enough, the state of Indiana has an expanded range of options available for both the player and the player’s loved ones. There’s no reason that Hoosier State residents have to suffer from the pain of gambling addiction.
For one thing, Indiana maintains its voluntary exclusion program. This program, which is separate from the one at DraftKings, allows players to remove themselves from eligibility for even more extended periods, including permanently. The state’s casinos and sportsbooks must honor any submissions to this list.
The state of Indiana also provides resources up to and including paid treatment for problem gamblers. The best repository for this information is the Indiana Council on Problem Gambling (ICPG).
The ICPG maintains a full list of covered providers and a confidential helpline for those affected by addiction. There is also a questionnaire for those who are not sure if their behaviors are healthy or becoming worrisome.
Players or their loved ones can contact the ICPG using the following information:
3935 N. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN 46256
Helpline: 800-994-8448 or 866-699-4274
Finally, numerous success stories spring out of communities of the afflicted. The ability to commiserate and brainstorm with fellow sufferers can be invaluable for supporting problem gamblers in their journey toward sobriety.
Two major communities serve those suffering from a gambling addiction: Gamblers Anonymous and Gam-Anon host numerous weekly meetings throughout Indiana.
For those who prefer less intense social interaction, there is also Gamtalk. Gamtalk is more of a discussion board, but it serves much the same purpose as the two groups, and from the comfort of the player’s home to boot.
The bottom line is that there is no reason to suffer from problem gambling in Indiana. If you’re finding yourself unable to stop, don’t wait; tell someone and get the help you need.