DraftKings Sportsbook is Live in Ontario - Launch Updates Sep 2022

By Brian Dermody
Fact Checked by Matthew Asher

With legal sports betting coming to Canada, popular brands like DraftKings are in the mix. It's a bettor's market, and DraftKings Ontario Sportsbook is sure to be a big player.

  DraftKings Sportsbook
DraftKings Sportsbook
Competitive Odds On Major Leagues, Shows Parlay Payout Combinations, Sportsbook & Casino Integrated In One App
Combined Shape Copy Must be 19+ to participate. T&Cs apply. Play Responsibly

Quick Glance at DraftKings Ontario Sportsbook

๐Ÿฅ‡ Best ForMobile Betting market selection
๐Ÿˆ Available SportsHockey, Football, NBA, MMA, UFC, golf, soccer, lacrosse and more.
๐Ÿ’ณ Minimum Deposit$5
๐Ÿ’ฐ Wagering RequirementNone
๐Ÿ“ฒ DraftKings App OntarioiOS (โญ 4.8) / Android (โญ 4.6)
โŒš๏ธ Withdrawal Time5 Days
๐Ÿ“† DraftKings Sportsbook Ontario Launch DateJune 2022
โœ”๏ธ Regulated ByAlcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario

Review of DraftKings Ontario Sportsbook

Let's break down some of the highs and lows with our DraftKings Canada review, specifically how the betting site and app experience hits and misses with our panel of experts.

Top Features at DraftKings Canada

As we've previously advised, some details about this operator have yet to be finalized, but these are the features we've really enjoyed in other places you can play DraftKings.

  • Live Betting

    Bet on an event while it's in progress, like which team will score the next goal. Note that the dynamic betting lines will constantly move as the in-game situations change, so you'll need to play smart to make the best use of your advantages.

  • Cash-Out Option

    If you want to set aside winnings or cut losses, this is a great way to do that. With the DraftKings Ontario cash-out feature, all you have to do is check your bet slip to see if a bet you placed is eligible and select Cash Out to cancel any part of it you want to call off.

How to Sign Up for DraftKings Ontario

While specifics of the signup process for DraftKings Ontario for players in Ontario are still being nailed down, they're likely to be in line with other areas serviced by the operator. Here's what you'll want to have handy for the signup process

โœ… Step #1: Email address that only you use.

โœ… Step #2: Your full legal name and date of birth

โœ… Step #3:Confirm your account, via email.

โœ… Step #4: Login, explore DraftKings Canada, make a deposit and start to play.

If you already play Daily Fantasy Sports through DraftKings, you're already registered, so don't try to make a new account with the same information. If you do, both accounts will be locked, which nobody wants.

  DraftKings Sportsbook
DraftKings Sportsbook
Competitive Odds On Major Leagues, Shows Parlay Payout Combinations, Sportsbook & Casino Integrated In One App
Combined Shape Copy Must be 19+ to participate. T&Cs apply. Play Responsibly

DraftKings Ontario Betting Options and Market Coverage

Nearly any kind of wager on nearly any sport you'd want to bet on is available to you on DraftKings Ontario Sportsbook, whether that's just straight moneyline bets on your favourite hockey team, or live betting point-by-point on tennis direct from Argentina.

Bet Types Available

Here are the most popular types of bets that DraftKings Ontario Sportsbook players can look forward to getting in on.

  • Moneyline

    As simple as it gets, just pick a winner, with the moneyline odds letting you know who the favorite is, who the underdog is and how much you can expect to win with your bet.

  • Spread

    You can bet on what the oddmakers think the difference in the score will be at the end of the contest (aka "puck line" in hockey)

  • Totals

    The total line is simply a bet on the total number of points scored in a contest.

  • Parlay

    A parlay is a multi-step bet where every outcome on the bet slip must hit for the bet to pay off - miss one step and lose the entire stake.

  • Futures

    A wager put down on a future event, commonly a bet made before the season starts on who will walk away with the championship.

  • Prop Bets

    A bet placed on a sporting event not related to the final outcome of the event.

Sports Markets Offered by DraftKings Ontario

One of the things DraftKings users love about the operator is the sheer number of events available for betting on, also known as sports markets. There are markets around the world for what can feel like any sort of organized competition. Wager on any of the following:

๐Ÿ‰ Aussie Rules Footballโšพ๏ธ Baseball
๐Ÿ€ Basketball๐ŸฅŠ Boxing
๐Ÿ Cricket๐ŸŽฏ Darts
๐ŸŽฎ E-Sports๐Ÿˆ Football
โ›ณ๏ธ Golf๐Ÿคพโ€โ™‚๏ธ Handball
๐Ÿ’ Hockey๐ŸฅŠ Mixed Martial Arts
๐ŸŽ Motorsports๐Ÿ‰ Rugby League
๐Ÿ‰ Rugby Union๐ŸŽฑ Snooker and Pool
โšฝ๏ธ Soccer๐Ÿ“ Table Tennis
๐ŸŽพ Tennis

DraftKings Ontario vs. Other Sportsbooks

When it comes to sports betting Canada will be home to a number of operators that will be competing for your action, and there are a lot of similarities to be found, so it's worth seeing how DraftKings stacks up with some of the other big names; such as FanDuel Ontario.

๐Ÿ’ช Fantasy sports are also available - In Ontario you can play DFS from the same wallet as your sports betting
๐Ÿ’ช Variety - Put simply, the sheer number of betting options that players have available to them, makes DraftKings stand out against others like FanDuel and Bet MGM.
๐Ÿ’ช Industry Standard - There are no unwanted surprises that would turn off most players - meaning the odds are pretty fair, there's the same -110 point spread juice you'd get at any other reputable operator.

Bet with the DraftKings Sportsbook App Ontario

While the DraftKings site is a comprehensive "command center" experience where you can get an overview of all the action, the DraftKings Sportsbook Ontario app let you play on the go. Take your betting experience anywhere in the province, or anywhere else DraftKings can be played.

I found the app easy to use and with all the same features as playing on desktop, including the ability to jump directly into live in-game wagering. All you need is a smartphone and you can download and install now from the Apple App Store or Google Play.

Positives of the App

โœ… Intuitive Design โ€“ All of the most popular contests are right in front of you when you log in, and it's easy to get around to the action you want.
โœ… Flash Bet โ€“ The flash bet feature in the DraftKings Ontario mobile app lets users quickly place short-term, in-game wagers and redeem any winnings a few seconds after the play ends.

Negatives of the App

โŒ Lag โ€“ Depending on server load and your connection, the slowing down can affect gameplay. We've seen complaints of users getting logged out in the middle of making a deposit, or trying to place an in-game bet only to find the lines have moved.
โŒ Customer Service โ€“ The biggest complaint we've found has been in dealing with the DraftKings customer service. Players find it inconsistent at best, and a majority of the service is handled by email, which just slows things down further.
  DraftKings Sportsbook
DraftKings Sportsbook
Competitive Odds On Major Leagues, Shows Parlay Payout Combinations, Sportsbook & Casino Integrated In One App
Combined Shape Copy Must be 19+ to participate. T&Cs apply. Play Responsibly

Download DraftKings Ontario App

The DraftKings Ontario Sportsbook app is easy to find and download onto your mobile device through both the Apple App Store and Google Play. Remember you must be at least 19 years of age to use DraftKings Ontario.

โญ๏ธ Apple App Store Rating4.8
โญ๏ธ Google Play Store Rating4.6

What iOS Users Are Saying

๐Ÿ—ฃ "The iOS app's navigation allows inexperienced players to learn the ropes and place bets with ease."

๐Ÿ—ฃ "DraftKings Odds Boots and Same Game Parlays are popular features that iOS users enjoy."

๐Ÿ—ฃ "The UI is nice and the social hub is a huge plus and extremely underrated."


What Android Users Are Saying

๐Ÿ—ฃ "The many different types of bets available across many different sports give DraftKings and edge among Android users."

๐Ÿ—ฃ "Easy Platform for all player skill levels."

๐Ÿ—ฃ "Buggy every now and then but I love it."

Software at DraftKings Ontario Sportsbook, Canada

As noted above, whether you're in one of the Ontario betting apps or playing through the website, DraftKings Ontario Sportsbook can get you to the game and the bet you want to make with just a couple of clicks. It's clear they put the time into to making the user experience easy to use for first-time players and old pros alike. And DraftKings Canada just looks great. The white and green text on black and dark grey backgrounds are easy to read and won't blow your eyes out if you like to play in the dark (we're not here to judge).

DraftKings Ontario, CA Banking Options

Deposits and withdrawals are another piece of the DraftKings Ontario experience that haven't been set in stone yet. That said, we expect they'll be in line with their other locales. The folks at DraftKings recommend connecting through your online bank for both deposits to and withdrawals from your DraftKings account. For deposits, they also accept credit and debit cards, as well as their own DraftKings gift cards, and you can likely expect some other methods to qualify for approval too.

As far as withdrawals, if you don't want to connect through your online bank, there are other ways to do it that you may be able to choose from, including e-checks, physical checks and prepaid cards. When it's finalized, we'll keep you informed.

DraftKings Sportsbook Ontario Payout Methods

DraftKings Withdrawal Time 5 Days
DraftKings Play+ Card Withdrawal Time 5 Days
DraftKings Online Banking Withdrawal Time 5 Days

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


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

Safety & Security Offered to Draftkings Ontario Players

DraftKings is committed to the safety and security of your account, and locks down any confidential info you provide with SSL (Secure Socket Layer), which you can see in your address bar when you're logged in through your browser. This provides a secure channel between DraftKings and your computer or mobile device to keep you protected.

You can help keep your account secure by using a unique passwords at DraftKings changing that password regularly, and taking advantage of their Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) feature. 2FA will text a code to your phone when you log into DraftKings. Just enter the code and you're ready to play.

Contact DraftKings Ontario

If you're having an issue with DraftKings Ontario, their customer support can be emailed by navigating to the Help Center page and clicking "Contact Support". There's also a live chat box in the lower right corner of the Help Center, but will only let you leave a message if there's nobody available - it isn't staffed 24/7. A callback option is also available in the States and may be coming to Canada.

Hits & Misses at DraftKings Sportsbook Online

๐ŸŽฏ Hit #1: Is easy and fun to use
๐ŸŽฏ Hit #2: Allows a large variety of bets
โŒ Miss #1: Suffers from app instability, especially on Android
โŒ Miss #2: Lacks consistent customer service experience

Our Final Verdict of DraftKings Ontario Sports Betting Site

There's a reason DraftKings is consistently in the conversation when it comes to online sportsbooks. With the variety of sports markets and types of bets allowed it's absolutely an operator worth trying out to see if it fits with your play style. I recommend downloading the app to explore DraftKings.

DraftKings Sportsbook Ontario FAQ

DraftKings has been given a license to operate legally in the province of Ontario. This means you can bet on sports and play Daily Fantasy from the DraftKings app or on a PC.

Anyone who is at least 19 years of age and within the province of Ontario will be able to place a legal bet at DraftKings. A government ID or passport will be required before any real-money sports bets can be placed.

Paul Burns, the Canadian Gaming Association President has said there will a gambling tax. Right now it looks like betting operators will be required to pay a 20% tax. Unless you are a professional gambler, winners will not be taxed.

DraftKings Ontario offers several different payout options, including a bank wire, Play+ Card, e-check, online banking and more. The processing time to withdrawal winnings is 5 days for most methods. A paper check is also an option, but can take up to 3 weeks to receive.

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Brian Dermody

Brian Dermody's attention to detail separates him from the rest when it comes to reviewing the top sports betting apps and casino sites in Ontario.