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Picking good sports betting odds can be hard, but picking the best site to bet from can be even harder.
You want to make sure that you get the best deal, the best features and the widest range of sports to keep you entertained, so how do you decide? DraftKings and FanDuel are the industry leaders and there’s not a great deal between them.
Check out our comparison of the most important points to help you decide.
Our mark: 18/20
Bonus: %100 up to $200
Our opinion: a good site for the widest range of sports
Our mark: 17/20
Bonus: %100 up to $100
Our opinion: the best site for mobile play
Welcome bonuses – DraftKings
DraftKings offers a 100% match bonus up to $200 to new users when they make their first deposit, while FanDuel offers 100% up to $100.
The maximum value of each bonus is not the same, either:
- DraftKings: $200 unlocked if you deposit the max of $200
- FanDuel: $100 unlocked if you deposit $100.
Neither site allows you to withdraw the bonus directly, but you can withdraw any winnings you earn playing with it.
The DraftKings bonus seems a little complicated to unlock but it’s not really the case. You earn Frequent Player Points as you play in for-money games depending on the entry fee you pay. Entering a $4 entry league, for example, would unlock 16 FPPs, so if you wanted to unlock $1 of your bonus, you would be required to spend $25 of your own money.
The rate has a bigger potential for gain in the long run than FanDuel’s does.
Sports range – DraftKings
Both operators offer drafts on the MLB, NFL, NBA and NHL but DraftKings’ range is wider, including golf, NASCAR and e-sports.
Lobbies – Draw
The lobbies on both sites are pretty easy to find your way around, with filters by sport and contest type.
Mobile apps – FanDuel
Both operators have mobile apps available for iPhone, iPad and iPod devices as well as Android smartphones.
FanDuel’s app narrowly outstrips the competition for it’s more sophisticated interface.
The main features:
- Find contests through various search criteria;
- See game live scores;
- Review past and present contests with statistics;
- Manage your account.
The verdict: DraftKings
Of the two, our choice has to be DraftKings. The range of sports you can play with is far wider and the welcome bonus more generous. When it comes to site usability and the mobile apps, FanDuel might have a slightly more user-friendly interface but overall DraftKings offers a more varied fantasy sports experience and handles a greater number of odds at one time in its stride.
If you’re not in NJ and still using Draftkings and Fanduel for fantasy sports, you may want to check out this article for some tips on how to actually win.