DraftKings Maryland Sportsbook 2022 Launch and Promo Updates

By Joss Wood

DraftKings stayed ahead of the curve as states passed legislation legalizing betting on sports vastly expanding the sports betting industry. DraftKings is a highly visible brand because of its years-long recognition through its daily fantasy sports product. Now that it has added online sportsbooks and casino gaming, it has remained its position as one of the most well-known brands in the United States.

DraftKings Maryland Sportsbook Launch Updates

📅 DraftKings Maryland Launch Date:Late 2022
🎁 DraftKings Maryland Bonus Code:COMING SOON
💰 DraftKings Maryland Expected Bonus:$200 in Free Bets
🤝 DraftKings MD Partner:Baltimore Ravens
📱 Apple/Android Ratings:4.8 | 4.7

With confidence, we say DraftKings sportsbook is a leader in the sports betting industry. It has a lengthy list of sports markets from which to choose to gamble online in Maryland. It is unrivaled in its selections of boosted odds and offers free, lucrative and wide-ranging promotions. In addition, DraftKings sportsbook has daily contests and sportsbook pools for sports bettors along with an incentivized customer loyalty program.

DraftKings is an unrivaled online sportsbook at almost every turn and should be a top pick for casual and seasoned gamblers alike when regulated Maryland sports betting comes to the state later in 2022.

DraftKings Maryland Sportsbook Promo Code

Online sportsbooks are not yet available in Maryland. Still, they are coming later in 2022 after Gov. Larry Hogan signed legislation into law in May 2021 after state voters approved sports betting at the ballot box. Currently, we are not certain what the DraftKings sportsbook promo code will be for Maryland customers, but we can speculate it will be a deposit bonus similar to what DraftKings offers in its other states of operation where sports betting has been legalized. Customers can access a welcome promotion that includes a 20% deposit bonus of up to $1,000.

Be on the lookout for Maryland sportsbook promo codes specially the DraftKings promo code when the operator launches in Maryland. A DraftKings risk-free bet and other premier promotions should be available for bettors in the state.

Notable Promotions at DraftKings Sportsbook Maryland

For additional promotions and sports betting welcome offers, DraftKings sportsbook consistently delivers. DraftKings bonuses fluctuate as sports seasons change but consistently offers the following:

  • Odds Boosts
  • Free Bets
  • Pregame Protection
  • Sign-Up Offer
  • DK Special
  • Profit Boosts
  • Parlay Boosts
  • Free to Play
  • Deposit Bonus

Visit the "Promos" tab for the full list of promotions and the promo code or use DraftKings' specific tabs entitled after certain promotions and bonuses like the DraftKings deposit bonus.

Pros & Cons of DraftKings Maryland Sportsbook

✔️ One of the most prominent brands in the U.S.❌ Limited customer service and withdrawal options
✔️ Daily odds boost across numerous markets
✔️ Daily contests
✔️ Extensive list of promotions
✔️ Incentives for playing for every bankroll size

Get to Know DraftKings Maryland sportsbook

DraftKings began as a Daily Fantasy Sports site and was launched in 2012 by three former Vistaprint employees. Through its DFS product, fantasy games with a salary cap and guaranteed prize pools, DraftKings paid out more than $50 million in prizes to customers through its various contests in under two years since its inception.

DraftKings rose to become the second-largest DFS site behind FanDuel by mid-2014. By 2017 the two companies explored a merger but such a move was blocked by the Federal Trade Commission that stated it would create a monopoly on the daily fantasy market. The two companies have yet to revisit the idea.

DraftKings sportsbook first launched in New Jersey shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned PASPA in 2018 and has since become a sports-betting titan that operates online in roughly a dozen states with retail sportsbooks located in casinos across the country. DraftKings eyes entry into the Maryland market later in 2021 with retail sportsbooks and online betting coming shortly thereafter.

Types of Sports to Wager on in Draftkings MD

The DraftKings sportsbook and DraftKings sportsbook app provide all major U.S. markets and include international markets for popular leagues like Maryland NBA betting and the Premier League, along with a good offering of niche sports to start betting. DraftKings sportsbook also has an abundant NFL Betting, and other popular college sports waiting for Maryland bettors. Boosted odds are updated daily and are accessible on desktop and the app. DraftKings has competitive betting lines across its available markets, which are:

🏉 Aussie Rules⚾️ Baseball
🏀 Basketball🥊 Boxing
🏏 Cricket🚴‍♂️ Cycling
🎯 Darts🎮 eSports
🏈 Football⛳️ Golf
🤾‍♂️ Handball🏒 Hockey
🥍 Lacrosse🥊 MMA
🏎 Motorsports🥅 Netball
🏉 Rugby League🏉 Rugby Union
🎱 Snooker⚽️ Soccer
🏓 Table Tennis🎾 Tennis

The DraftKings Maryland sportsbook will offer an expansive variety of wagers to customers in Maryland that are available from the first bet. Certain sports markets, such as American basketball and football, have hundreds of types of wagers within a single game. To access all DraftKings Maryland offers for wagers, select a league and/or a game to view all options, categorized by:

  • Game Lines with Alternate Spreads & Total Points
  • Live Props with Next to Score Player Stats & More
  • Player Props & Parlays
  • Quarters & Halves
  • Game Props
  • Team & Player Futures Bets

Maryland state residents and visitors will have ample opportunity to bet on the most popular sports and teams specific to the state and region through the DraftKings MD sports betting app.

Popular Sports Betting Options

DraftKings sportsbook Maryland provides numerous betting options that encompass all types of wagering interests for DraftKings users. Some of the more traditional and popular bets on the DraftKings sportsbook are:

  • Moneyline

    A straight wager on one team or player to win a game or match.

  • Spread

    A wager on one team to cover a certain amount of points as either a favorite or underdog. The spread in baseball is called the run line and is a constant 1.5 runs. The favorite is -1.5 runs and the underdog is +1.5; the moneyline odds on these lines differ for each game. Hockey employs the same concept but is aptly called the puck line on the DraftKings sportsbook, where again the favorite is -1.5 goals and the underdog is +1.5.

  • Totals

    Betting on whether the combined points will go over or under a predetermined total. Also known as the Over/Under.

  • Props

    A wager on a certain outcome within a game that isn't tied to the final result, such as the number of strikeouts a pitcher will record or if a coin toss before a football game will be heads or tails.

  • Futures

    A wager on a future event, such as which team will win the World Series well before it's being played, as offered through the DraftKings sportsbook. Futures also include individual outcomes, like who will earn the NFL MVP award.

  • Parlays

    Combining multiple bets into a single ticket. More selections mean more profit but all selections have to win for the ticket to cash.

Features Available on DraftKings Sportsbook in Maryland

Industry-leading sportsbooks like DraftKings offer creative and engaging sports betting features that are beneficial to customers. These enhance the product and its variety beyond traditional bets like point spreads, moneylines and total points. Since its inception in 2012, DraftKings has constantly evolved to deliver some of the best and most popular features. It is also one of the easiest sportsbooks to use, with an organized and user-friendly platform that presents features such as:

Live Betting

DraftKings Maryland sportsbook will provide live updates on lines for each game it offers to wager as games progress. The DraftKings MD sportsbook app often offers promotions and bonuses for customers who frequently use the live-betting option, such as providing a $5 free bet to use on any sports market for those who make a certain number of live bets within a specific time period.

Cash-Out Option

Customers locking in DraftKings betting lines can cash out a bet before the outcome is decided, which allows for flexibility with wagers. With the cash-out option, customers secure part of their winnings or cut losses as games unfold. On selected sports, cash out is available for pre-game, live, future and parlay bets. When you add a wager to your bet slip, you can see if it is cash-out eligible. To cash out a bet, visit “My Bets” and select the yellow “Cash Out” button, which will show you the amount of the cash-out. Payouts are made after confirming the cash-out and money is deposited back into your bankroll.

Odds Boost

Odds boosts allow you to make more from your online sports betting by enhancing the odds. DraftKings sportsbook Maryland is top of the line with its odds boost offers. DraftKings has multiple boosts in numerous betting markets that are constantly updated daily and can have major payoffs.

Same Game Parlay

DraftKings has gone back and forth on offering same-game parlays; it currently does not. Should this change, same-game parlays on DraftKings sportsbook will allow customers to build their own parlays with multiple wagers on the same game. For example: Parlay the Ravens to win, Lamar Jackson to throw a touchdown pass and Jimmy Smith to have an interception. Since the DraftKings sportsbook app already offers extensive lists of game and player props, there will be many same-game parlay options and combinations to choose from if the feature returns to DraftKings.

How to Sign Up for a DraftKings Maryland Account

The DraftKings account registration process is simple. Creating your online sports betting account will take three steps on the web or through the DraftKings sportsbook app. Once your account is established, you can take advantage of the DraftKings Maryland deposit bonus on your first deposit and DraftKings sign-up bonus in addition to all that DraftKings sportsbook Maryland has to offer its new customers.

DraftKings requires you to enter personal and contact information to effectively verify and protect your identity. Here's how to register on the site or through the app:

  1. : Click "Sign Up" from the homepage, then create a DraftKings username, enter a valid email address and set up a password.
  2. : Enter your first and last name as it appears on your driver's license or government-issued ID, the last four digits of your Social Security number, date of birth and phone number.
  3. : Agree to terms and conditions and privacy policy.

In some cases, you are required to upload a copy of your government-issued ID. And don't forget to enter the promo code we list to claim your deposit bonus.

Once your account is created, you can enable Face ID login on your mobile device and save your email and password on desktop to speed up the login process. You must enable location services for the DraftKings Maryland platform to verify you are in a state where the company operates.

Of note: If you have an existing Daily Fantasy Sports account, you are already registered with DraftKings and your existing account transfers over to the sportsbook. Login with your existing account credentials to access the DraftKings MD sportsbook. If a new account is made with identical information, then all your DraftKings accounts will lock. The process of removing the lock can be frustrating and time-consuming.

Banking With DraftKings MD

DraftKings sportsbook has numerous deposit methods but withdrawal options are limited. Deposit options might vary in Maryland compared to other states. The deposit and withdrawal processes are fairly easy online and the sports betting app, though the timeframe of receiving payment could be longer depending upon the option chosen. Here are common options for depositing on the DraftKings sportsbook Maryland:

Making a Deposit

The minimum deposit is $5 on the DraftKings sportsbook MD and maxes out at $20,000 for a single deposit. Deposit options that likely will be available for customers in Maryland are:

  • Credit/Debit Card (Visa & Mastercard): If you use a credit card, this might be considered a cash advance transaction by the card issuer and additional costs and/or fees may apply.
  • PayPal: Enter the email address associated with your PayPal account and you'll be redirected to PayPal to complete the deposit transaction into your DraftKings sports betting account.
  • E-check: Can be used to transfer funds directly from your checking or savings account to DraftKings.
  • Online Banking Transfer: Similar to E-check. Enable the "Bill Pay" function from your bank account. If a player's bank is not listed, they can reach out to their institution directly.
  • Play+ Prepaid Card: Sign up by going to your "Account," "Deposit Money" and select "Prepaid Cards." Agree to the terms and click "Enroll." You can add funds immediately once you're enrolled for your DraftKings prepaid Play+ card by using a bank card. Your personalized prepaid card will be mailed to your registered address from your DraftKings account within 10-14 days.
  • PayNearMe: Make deposits in cash through 7-Eleven, Family Dollar, CVS stores or additional participating locations. You receive a barcode that you can print or have on your mobile phone. Take this barcode to one of the stores with the amount you are depositing and the cashier will process the information.

Customers also can choose to use a gift card. Enter the gift card information the same as you would for using a credit-debit card. Wire transfers also are available as a deposit option. Should you choose this option, follow the prompts after selecting it.

  • American Express
  • Discover
  • MasterCard
  • PayPal
  • VISA
  • Visa Electron

Cashing Out Your Winnings

Withdrawal options, unfortunately, are limited to electronically with PayPal (typically 5 days) or by a mailed check (approximately 14 days). The PayPal withdrawal minimum is $1. Withdrawing funds by mailed check is a minimum of $15.

DraftKings Maryland sportsbook Payout Methods

DraftKings PayPal Withdrawal Time 5 Days
DraftKings Play+ Prepaid Card Withdrawal Time 5 Days
DraftKings Play+ Prepaid Card Withdrawal Time 5 Days

Please note: To view the most up-to-date status for your withdrawal, please visit the DraftKings Withdrawal Tracker.

DraftKings Daily Rewards Program

DraftKings customers have access to many rewards, such as DraftKings’ profit boost tokens and “Crowns.” Tokens enable boost wagers of choice to receive a higher return. Crowns are earned every time you cross a bet amount threshold. One crown is earned for every $2 bet online at the sportsbook. You can redeem crowns for DK Dollars, which are promotional dollars that you can use anywhere on DraftKings.

The sportsbook also assigns "Missions." These consist of betting a certain amount or placing a specific kind of wager within given time frames. For example: Place three live bets this week and earn a $5 free bet; Build three parlays and earn 60 DK Dollars. Customers are automatically eligible for DraftKings' customer rewards program after creating an account so there's no guesswork in trying to sign up.

Contests and Tournaments

DraftKings sportsbook is unrivaled when it comes to contests. It has daily prediction pools for games from all the major U.S. sports leagues, PGA Tour events, UFC, NASCAR and delves into niche sports like curling, cornhole and more. DraftKings sportsbook has had numerous NFL betting pools and those likely will return in full force when America's most popular sport returns in early September in prize pool and paid contest.

In addition to "traditional" mainstream and niche sports pools, DraftKings sportsbooks has an exclusive weekly “novelty” pool called “Wild Weather Wednesday,” where contestants pick the Over/Under on Thursday's high temperatures in major U.S. cities. DraftKings’ pools vary from free entry to upward of hundreds, even thousands, of dollars. The prize money can be lucrative depending upon the pool and your success in a given pool, even free ones. Some pools have an entry limit, while others are unlimited. Your winning amount is based on how many other contestants finish in that spot, divvied equally.

Visit the "Pools" tab daily to view all offerings.

User Experience on Desktop

The user experience on DraftKings online sportsbook on desktop is high quality. The brand is well known in the United States after it started with its Daily Fantasy Sports product, and that excellence has seamlessly carried over to its sportsbook on the desktop platform. The interface is simple and organized, with game options and the number of available games easily visible and accessible.

Customers can click on an icon to browse which leagues and games on which they want to bet. The interface is almost identical on both desktop and mobile, making navigation easy for sifting through markets and wagering options. Customer service is available through email. We wish DraftKings had a 24-hour chat option considering the company is such a large brand that has made itself available in many states. The customer service process can sometimes be time-consuming and inconsistent since its primary contact is email.

Download the DraftKings Maryland Sportsbook App

Mobile sports betting is arguably the easiest way to place wagers. The DraftKings MD mobile app interface is practically a mirror image of the desktop, which provides customers with familiarity when navigating among the two. DraftKings has organized pertinent tabs like “My Bets,” “Promos,” “In-Game” and the "Home" tab conveniently located across the bottom of the mobile app for easy navigation. “Sportsbook,” “Daily Fantasy,” “Pools” and “Stats Hub” are configured across the top.

Since the DraftKings MD sports betting app is configured on a smaller screen, the “popular” markets, called “Quick Links” on the app, require horizontal scrolling to view the complete list, but it's not an inconvenience and is easily accessible. Promotions and offers on the home screen don’t automatically scroll in a slideshow effect, unlike some other sportsbooks, making them easier to view and read since the customer can manually scroll through them at their own pace.

The DraftKings app Maryland will be available on iOS and Android devices for customers in Maryland and is one of the highest-rated mobile sportsbook applications with a 4.8 out of five stars rating and 226,000 rations. The app uses geolocation technology to pinpoint a user's location accurately, ensuring they are within state lines. Some other Maryland betting apps have trouble with this. DraftKings uses it as a strength to get customers located and get their betting started.

What iOS Users Are Saying About the DraftKings Sportsbook App

The iOS Apple App Store has several reviews for the DraftKings mobile sportsbook app, which is same app regardless of the state you're in. Most reviews are positive, but there are some frustrated users sharing issues. 

  • 🗣️  "I love the way you’ve designed the app and love the SportsBook progress."
  • 🗣️  "The profit boosts are nice and unlike anything I’ve ever seen on any other app or site."
  • 🗣️  "I do have the updated app and the highest speed internet Wi-Fi but this app lags a lot."

What Android Users Are Saying About the DraftKings Sportsbook App

Android users have similar reviews for the DraftKings app, which is also the same app regardless of which state you are in. Here are some reviews:

  • 🗣️  "The new send to debit card option got my my funds in under 30 minutes. I will be using DraftKings more in the future now."
  • 🗣️  "I've only used draftkings a few times, but each time the bets are easy to place and you can see your earnings before you cash out."
  • 🗣️  "I always have geolocating issues. Tried to file customer service just to get a very broad nonhelpful message."

DraftKings Security

As it is in every state, the DraftKings Maryland sportsbook will be a secure site licensed and regulated in Maryland. DraftKings has proven its consistent security up to this point, with millions of customers using its platform. DraftKings has provided safety and security of personal and financial information for its customers through SSL encryption software. The security level of DraftKings rivals that of top financial institutions. Customers also can help protect their accounts by creating intricate passwords and keeping account information to themselves.

Bet Responsibly

DraftKings' stated top priority is to ensure its customers using its top-of-the-line product safely and responsibly. Here's what the company does to hold to that:

  • Educate team members to recognize problem gambling and give them the resources to help.
  • Provide information and assistance to players.
  • Participate in programs and initiatives to increase problem gambling awareness.
  • Prevent underage gambling.

Additionally, DraftKings has inserted the following safeguards for its customers to avoid irresponsible gambling:

  • Deposit Limits - Set daily, weekly or monthly limits on the amount you deposit into your account.
  • Wagering Limits - Set limits on how much money you wish to wager while playing.
  • Timie Limits - Set session limits so you can control the amount of time you want to play.

DraftKings has dedicated an entire page to responsible gaming and helping those with a gambling problem, easily accessible through the sportsbook’s homepage. It provides state-centric and national resource contacts, phone numbers and websites to help customers.

DraftKings Customer Support

Customer service is available through email. We wish DraftKings had a 24-hour chat option, considering it is such a large brand that has made itself available in many states. The customer service process can be time-consuming and inconsistent. DraftKings does provide a thorough FAQ section as an aid to customers seeking specific information.

Our Expert Opinion on DraftKings in MD

DraftKings is without question a top sportsbook brand in the United States for solid reasons. DraftKings provides many markets, is accessible in many states (and continually growing) and has an established brand that is respected in the industry. Those who seek boosted odds across numerous markets regularly will find much value in DraftKings – the brand is one of the foremost operators offering this betting option.

DraftKings also puts forth affordable and wide-ranging daily contests, including “Wild Weather Wednesday,” a fun alternative to sports betting. One of the biggest nods to DraftKings is its forward-thinking. For example, it tailored a pool to highlight and celebrate Women’s History Month and has an LGBTQ-themed slot machine game in its online casino.

Off the sports-betting board, DraftKings aligned with the United Nations' sustainable development goals and committed the brand to tackle challenges in global sustainable development. DraftKings collaborated with Gisele Bündchen, who joined as a special advisor to the company's CEO and Board for ESG Initiatives and set a goal of planting one million trees by Earth Day 2022.

DraftKings continues to provide its sports bettors with the opportunity to directly support this effort through free-to-play pools and charity daily fantasy sports contests and has pledged to plant 100,000 trees across numerous U.S. states.

Back to the sportsbook, DraftKings lends itself to casual and big bettors alike and has a legit deposit bonus along with other beneficial promo codes. There is as much incentive and reward for customers betting $1 as if you were betting $100. Some sportsbooks force you to wager higher amounts to receive free bets or qualify for rewards. This isn’t the case with DraftKings and that's one of the many reasons it’s a must-have.

DraftKings Sportsbook Maryland FAQ


During the last 10 years, Joss has written for numerous websites regarding all facets of online gambling. After a career as an Army officer, he spent time in the business world before taking up online poker. Joss lives in Peru with his family.

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