How to Bet on Golf at DraftKings
Betting on golf online is a pastime that millions of golf enthusiasts enjoy. One of the most convenient and safest ways to wager on golf online is the DraftKings sportsbook, and in this guide, we will show you how to open an account, claim a welcome bonus, place a wager and withdraw your winnings.
The DraftsKings Sportsbook is legal, licensed, and regulated, and available to customers residing in the following states:
Download and Install the DraftKings Sportsbook App
The first step is to download the DraftKings Sportsbook app to your phone and install it. While you can bet on golf through the DraftKings website using your laptop, tablet and many other devices, we will focus on the mobile app since that is by far the most common way that people bet on golf.
The DraftKings Sportsbook app is available for both Android and Apple. Perhaps the easiest way to grab the app is to navigate here and click on the appropriate button for your device. Tapping this button will bring you directly to the DraftKings Sportsbook app page within either the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store depending on your device.
Note: DraftKings has an app for Kindle devices too available via the Amazon Appstore!
Tapping the button to download will also install the app. The entire process will take less than a minute on most devices. Open the app. If you have already created a DraftKings account, tap the gray Log In button, enter your email address and password, tap the green Log In button and skip ahead to Step #3. If you have not yet created a DraftKings account, move on to Step #2.
Create Your Account
You will need an active account in order to place bets on DraftKings. Creating an account is simple, and you can do it directly through the app you just installed. Open the app. Tap the gray button labeled Sign Up with Email. Enter the email address that you want associated with your DraftKings account. Tap Next, and enter a username. This is the handle that other users may see.
Note that DraftKings will ask you to enter a promo code during account creation either via the app or through the website. You do not need to enter any value in the Promo Code field to receive the best DraftKings bonuses and offers. The promo code does not matter since all accounts are eligible for the welcome bonus once he or she makes their first deposit.
Tap the green Create Your Account button. This can take a few seconds depending on the connection between you and the DraftKings servers. At this point, you will need to verify your location, which means that you are giving DraftKings access to locate you via your device. This is used to verify the information you provided earlier. It also allows DraftKings to update its offerings to you on the fly. If you are travelling out of state, for instance, it will not allow you to break the law inadvertently. Tap Continue. This will bring you to the cashier, but you can exit out at any point by tapping the big X in the upper right-hand corner.
Note that you can also create an account through the DraftKings website if you prefer. The site will ask you to choose a product—either Daily Fantasy Sports or Sportsbook—to get started. Go ahead and click the green Select button to indicate Sportsbook for sake of simplicity, but it does not really matter. You will have access to both products via the account you create.
DraftKings does not require you to verify the email address you provided. It will, however, send you a welcome email once your account is created. We recommend ensuring that you receive this email before continuing. We also recommend checking your spam folder since many email providers mark messages from gambling companies as spam. You will need to indicate the message as not spam so that you receive messages about deposits, winnings and so forth in your inbox in the future.
Redeem a DraftKings Sportsbook Promo Code and Receive a Welcome Bonus
Welcome bonuses are special deposit bonuses—and in some cases no-deposit bonuses—that are awarded to new users who have not yet made a deposit.
The DraftsKings Sportsbook welcome bonus is based off the initial deposit. The current welcome bonus that DraftKings offers requires a $5 minimum deposit, matches your deposit by 20% up to $1,000 and is awarded in $1 increments per $25 wagered.
You do not need to enter a DraftKings Sportsbook promo code to receive the maximum bonus available. Leave the Promo Code field blank, and just click here to receive the maximum bonus available!
That means that if you deposit $100 and claim a $20 bonus, you would need some winnings in order to claim more than $4 of the available bonus. Note that you have 90 days from the date of your initial deposit to claim the bonus. Any unclaimed bonus is voided at that point.
You can enter a welcome bonus promo code either during account creation or when you make your first deposit. When you are ready to make that deposit, move ahead to Step #4.
You can read more details on the Draftkings Sportsbook bonus code for free bets here.
Make a Deposit
Open the app. Log in if necessary. Tap the Deposit link at the top of the screen. You will notice a box labeled Promo Code. Enter your promo code here if you did not enter one during account creation. There will also be a box provided to enter the amount that you want to deposit. The minimum deposit amount is $5. Since this is the first time you are making a deposit, DraftKings will require you to set up your deposit method. In the future, you can quickly make a deposit via any account you have configured.
Note that which payment methods are allowed does depend on your jurisdiction. For most users, DraftKings accepts all major credit cards, debit cards and gift cards from American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa. It also excepts the popular digital wallet PayPal, and you can set up direct deposits through a checking account or other financial account that allows direct payments and deposits.
Once your information is correct, click Next, and DraftKings will process your deposit. This is like checking out at an online store and generally takes less than a minute. Once the transaction is completed, the app will provide details about your completed deposit and any applicable bonus credits.
Place a Bet on Golf
Open the app. Tap on the Golf link. This link has a prominent position on the app during the PGA season. At other points of the year, you can access it through the menu system. You can also set it as a favorite so that golf always has a prominent position when accessing DraftKings through your account.
DraftKings allows you to place wagers well in advance of an event teeing off. You can place pre-event wagers right up until the initial tee-off. You can also place wagers during the event, which DraftKings refers to as Live In-Game betting. For live betting, odds will adjust in real-time as an event unfolds.
DraftKings offers most of the bet types associated with golf. You can bet on the tournament winner outright. You can bet on matchup winners and round leaders. You can bet on a nationality. DraftKings also offers parlays—sometimes called combination bets—that let you combine multiple outcomes for a bigger payout. DraftKings also offers futures and prop bets.
As we write this, the 3M Open of the PGA Tour is underway. It is listed under Live Golf along with two other events. About a dozen more are listed under All Golf. We tap the header for PGA Tour – 3M Open. We see that Gary Woodland is listed at +600 for tournament winner, which we think is quite good because he has a strong shot at winning. We tap the +600. The bet is added to our bet slip. We could add more if we wanted a parlay, but this will just be a straight bet. We enter a bet amount of $10. The minimum is $0.10. The bet slip updates and tells us the payout will be $70 if we win. We tap the green Place Bet button. DraftKings officializes the wager and deducts the $10 from our account.
Make a Withdrawal
You can track all of your bet slips while they are active. In many cases, DraftKings will allow you to close your bet early either to mitigate your losses or to get out while you are ahead. Win or lose, you can review finalized bet slips, and every bet slip you make will remain in your history.
If you win, your winnings will automatically post to your account within minutes of the event being finalized. You can make a withdrawal from DraftKings whenever you have a positive account whether through deposits or winnings. Note that bonus money is treated as credits and not available for withdrawal. To make a withdrawal, open the app, tap your username and select Withdrawal. Enter the amount, select the deposit method and tap Next. Withdrawals will post within seven business days.
You can read more about betting on golf at the DraftKings Sportsbook at http://www.golfsw.com/how-to-bet-on-golf-at-draftkings/.
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