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Disclaimer: DraftKings sportsbook has not launched in Texas yet. This review is based on information we have from other states where DraftKings is live and legal.

DraftKings TX bonus

Expected bonus: Bet $5 Get $150
Promo code: N/A
Minimum deposit: $5
Last updated: April 2024

Sportsbook overview

Sportsbook: DraftKings
Legal in Texas: No
Partner in Texas: N/A
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Sports betting isn’t yet legal in Texas and won’t be until at least 2025, but with legislative momentum gaining in the state, it may only be a matter of time until Texans are able to place wagers at the sportsbooks. DraftKings Sportsbook will be one of the top operators in the state following launch, especially as daily fantasy sports (DFS) players are already allowed to use the site for fantasy sports contests.

In this DraftKings Sportsbook review, we’ll dive into what features bettors can expect when the sportsbook arrives in the Lone Star State.

Screenshot of DraftKings Texas homepage

DraftKings is partially legal in Texas, with residents permitted to participate in daily fantasy sports (DFS) competitions. However, sports betting is not legal in TX, so many of the site’s features are unavailable. Texas legislators were unable to advance a sports betting bill during the 2023 session, and because the legislature only meets every other year, sports betting is off the table in the state until at least 2025.

What promo will DraftKings offer in Texas?

DraftKings will offer some of the most competitive TX sports betting promos and bonus offers to their players once Texas launches sports betting. We would expect the sign-up bonus to be similar to offers they’ve run in the past. One such offer saw an award of $150 in bet credit following a winning $5 wager. Another offer could include a second chance bet offer or a deposit match.

When will DraftKings launch its promo in Texas?

DraftKings will establish the welcome bonus for Texas players in the weeks leading up to the launch of sports betting in the state. As the launch nears, check in with BettingTX.com to find the best available offers with a simplified explanation of the terms and conditions. The soonest Texas would launch sports betting is in 2026.

Common promos at DraftKings in Texas

DraftKings will have an abundance of bonuses in Texas once the state goes live. Here are some of the most common offerings you’ll be able to find.

  • Sign-up bonuses: Also called a “welcome bonus,” a sign-up bonus can only be used when you first register with a TX sportsbook. DraftKings usually has very competitive sign-up bonuses as a way to encourage new registrations. These can include second chance bets, bet credits, odds boosts, and more.
  • Second chance bonuses: One of the most common welcome offers is the second chance bonus, where players receive bet credit equal to their stake if the initial wager doesn’t win. The site credit usually must be played within seven days or it will expire.
  • Bonus bets: Bonus bets are incremental betting credits, usually set at an amount of $10, $20, or $25, though sometimes they can be of higher value. They can’t be withdrawn for cash but they can be played to supplement your stakes or as their own unique wager, upping the payout when you win without requiring as high a financial investment.
  • No deposit bonuses: Though these are quite rare, a Texas no deposit bonus awards bet credit or bonus bets without funding your account. They are an absolute must to take advantage of when you see them pop up.

Common terms and conditions for DraftKings promos

With any DraftKings promo, the expiration date is the most important thing to check in the terms and conditions. Most bonus offerings expire within seven days of landing in your account. There may also be restrictions on a bet type (for example, no teasers or round robins) or a required wager amount (including minimum and maximum stakes) to qualify for the offer.

The sign-up process at DraftKings Sportsbook in Texas

The sign-up process at DraftKings Sportsbook in Texas should be straightforward; most users will be able to make their deposit and start placing bets in about 10 minutes. Once sports betting is legal in the state, you’ll be able to claim the welcome bonus and make the most of your sign-up. Here are the steps you’ll need to complete:

  1. Choose the email address and account password you would like to use.
  2. Enter your personal information, including your legal first and last name, phone number, address on your ID, and the last four digits of your social security number. This info will be used to verify your identity and eligibility.
  3. Check the box to confirm that you are of legal betting age, that you agree to the terms of service, and that you aren’t prohibited from betting because of your profession.

After creating your account, you can choose your preferred deposit method (more on that below) and place your first bet.

DraftKings TX mobile betting app

While some gambling operators release a different app for each state following licensure, DraftKings has one mobile betting app for all its sportsbook bettors. The app also covers casino play in states where online casino gaming is legal (Texas hasn’t legalized that yet, but it merits inclusion in the app discussion).

DraftKings’ betting app is one of the highest-rated platforms in the space, carrying a 4.6/5 star rating in the Google Play Store and an impressive 4.8/5 rating in the Apple App Store. Ratings for sports betting apps tend to skew toward the negative as players are inherently more likely to write a negative review following a bad loss than they are to write a positive review after a win, so DK’s high marks certainly speak to the app’s quality.

Reviews raved about the app’s customizability and ease of play. The dark mode display option is quite popular (and a personal favorite of this author). Quick payout times, an intuitive user interface, and the frequency of Texas betting bonuses and promotions were all heralded among the ratings as well.

How to download the DraftKings app on iOS

  1. Open the App Store on your iOS device.
  2. Search for “DraftKings Sportsbook & Casino.”
  3. Press “Get” then “Install.”

After the app is installed, you’ll be able to create a new DraftKings account or sign in with your existing credentials.

How to download the DraftKings app on Android

  1. Log into the Google Play Store on your Android device.
  2. Search for “DraftKings Sportsbook & Casino” in the search bar.
  3. Press “Install” and wait for the download to complete.

After that, you can access your DraftKings account or create a new one, then make a deposit and start placing bets.

Payment options you can use at DraftKings Sportsbook TX

DraftKings Sportsbook has an expansive list of payment options you can use to fund your account. While sports betting isn’t yet legal in TX, we can anticipate these options being available to Texas sports bettors.


  • Cash (at cage and retail locations where available)
  • Credit card
  • Debit card
  • Gift cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover)
  • Online banking
  • PayPal
  • DraftKings Play+ Card
  • VIP Preferred (e-check)
  • Venmo
  • Wire transfer (via MVB Bank)


  • Cash at cage
  • Check (mailed via USPS)
  • Debit card
  • Online banking
  • PayPal
  • Play+
  • Venmo
  • VIP Preferred (e-check)
  • Wire transfer (via MVB Bank)

The most common sports to bet on at DraftKings Texas

Screenshot of DraftKings Texas Sport section

DraftKings offers 15 sports on its site, each with varying leagues in the category. The soccer category alone carries 18 different levels of national and international competitions. We’ll highlight a few of the top options in a moment, but here is the full list of sports you’ll be able to bet on when DraftKings comes to Texas.

  • Aussie rules
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • MMA
  • Motorsports
  • Rugby League/Rugby Union
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • NFL: The unquestioned King of American sports betting, the NFL sees more of a betting handle than the rest of this list combined. According to RotoWire, 70-75% of sportsbooks’ annual handles come from NFL wagers. With the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans as popular as ever, we have no doubt this trend will continue once Texas legalizes sports betting.
  • NBA: Though the NBA is in a distant second place compared to the NFL, the Association is firmly the second-most popular sport among U.S. bettors. Texas boasts three NBA teams: the Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs, and Dallas Mavericks.
  • MLB: Like the others above, Texas has multiple Major League Baseball teams: the Houston Astros and Texas Rangers. Additionally, the Lone Star State is a hotbed for college baseball which could help spur MLB betting.


Can I play at DraftKings Sportsbook in TX?

Yes, you can play at DraftKings Sportsbook in TX if you’re participating in one of the daily fantasy sports (DFS) contests. However, sports betting is not legal in Texas, so you cannot use DraftKings to place a wager in the state.

How old do I need to be to place a bet with DraftKings TX?

When the state legalizes sports betting, you will need to be at least 21 years of age to place a bet with DraftKings TX. Until then, you must be at least 18 years of age to participate in daily fantasy sports (DFS) contests.

Can I get a welcome bonus at DraftKings Texas?

Once Texas legalizes sports betting, you will be able to get a welcome bonus at DraftKings Texas. Sign-up bonuses can include anything from second chances bets to deposit matches, bonus bets, odds boosts, and more.

Fact checked by: Gary Garry