DraftKings Sportsbook App Approved For Launch In Ohio

Written By Mike Breen on November 3, 2022
DraftKings Sportsbook Ohio

DraftKings Sportsbook is on its way to Ohio after receiving approval from the Ohio Casino Control Commission on Nov. 2.

The license clears the way for the DraftKings Sportsbook betting app to launch on Jan. 1, 2023, when sports betting in Ohio kicks off.

One of the industry’s most recognizable names and a heavy national advertiser, DraftKings Sportsbook currently live in 19 states, including Ohio neighbors Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana and West Virginia.

DraftKings offers pre-launch promo offers ahead of Ohio launch

As Ohio heads toward the Jan. 1 sports betting rollout, pre-launch offers have been plentiful.

DraftKings Sportsbook Ohio is in the mix with its recently announced $200 pre-launch promotion. New DraftKings users will receive $200 in free bets, with no deposit required. New users will also be entered into a sweepstakes for a chance to win a $100,000 free bet on launch day.

No promo codes are necessary for the DraftKings pre-launch offer. After signing up for an account, the $200 in free bets will be waiting for you on Jan. 1. The $200 is issued as eight $25 free bets that must be placed within seven days after being awarded.

DraftKings name recognition high in Ohio

In a recent PlayOhio survey, DraftKings’ name recognition was well ahead of its competitors in the marketplace. Of the 620 current Ohio sports bettors surveyed, 36.8% cited DraftKings when asked to name three legal U.S. sportsbooks. The next closest brand named was FanDuel at 27.1%.

When asked which sportsbooks they’d use in Ohio once sports betting goes live, 58.4% of respondents said they’d use DraftKings, ahead of FanDuel (52.3%), BetMGM (36.3%) and Caesars (28.6%).

Meanwhile, 24.5% of those surveyed said they already use DraftKings, compared to 17.1% who said they use FanDuel.

DraftKings among five latest Ohio online sportsbooks receiving licensing

DraftKings received license approval at the OCCC’s Nov. 2 meeting along with four other operators. The OCCC also approved three Ohio retail sportsbooks for licensing: Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati, Miami Valley Gaming and Hall of Fame Village

The other online sportsbooks approved at the Nov. 2 meeting were:

  • BetMGM
  • BetRivers
  • Hard Rock
  • Tipico

The OCCC has now granted licenses to 12 online sportsbooks. The five operators approved Nov. 2 join the following previously approved sportsbooks.

  • Barstool
  • bet365
  • Betfred
  • Caesars
  • FanDuel
  • PointsBet
  • Superbook

Signing up with DraftKings Sportsbook Ohio is easy

Like most online sportsbooks, signing up for DraftKings Sportsbook Ohio only takes a few minutes. Since a promo code is not required, new users just need to click the link above and create a DraftKings account.

DraftKings will need to know the following as part of its identification-verification process.

  • Full legal name
  • Date of birth
  • Phone number
  • Home address
  • Last four digits of Social Security number

When using Ohio online sportsbooks, one of the state’s geolocation and ID verification services compliance companies will need to verify your location. You must be within state lines to place bets on the DraftKings Sportsbook Ohio app.

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Mike Breen covers Ohio’s budding sports betting industry for PlayOhio, focusing on online sportsbooks and the state’s responsible gambling initiatives. He has over two decades of experience covering sports, news, music, arts and culture in Ohio.

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