Following the changes in the regulations regarding sports betting in the United states, the country is now home to a multi-billion-dollar betting market. Brands have now had time to try and gain a foothold in the market following the Supreme Court’s decision to allow each individual state to legalise sports gambling should they wish to do so but who are the biggest winners in the US sports betting market?
Prior to the ruling in 2018, fantasy sports were allowed in the United States and this market was led by DraftKings. In many ways, this handed DraftKings a bit of an advantage in comparison to many of the sports betting brands who did not already have a presence in the online sports gambling world in the US. DraftKings was already attracting millions of punters who wanted to have a gamble on sporting events but could not do so legally in the United States due to the legislation at the time. However, by participating in fantasy sports, those who wanted to have a wager on a sporting event, such as an NFL game, could do so using DraftKings fantasy games for real money.
As soon as the Supreme Court’s decision was announced in 2018, DraftKings did not waste any time in introducing their sportsbook. Fast forward to 2021 and DraftKings has a mobile app for New Jersey, Colorado, Tennessee and 7 other states. The downloadable apps are available for Android and iOS devices and you will find Baseball, Basketball, Football, Hockey, MMA, Golf, Boxing, Cricket, Cycling, Darts, Motorsports, Rugby Union, Soccer, and Tennis among the sports available on which to bet when using the DraftKings mobile application.
In-play betting is one of the key features of the DraftKings mobile app and there is even a great bonus to claim when signing up. There is no doubt DraftKings is one of the biggest winners in the US sports betting market.
Perhaps the biggest rival to DraftKings in the US sports betting market is a brand built on the same principle as its own. FanDuel has long provided US residents with the opportunity to participate in real money fantasy sports games. FanDuel has since launched retail sportsbooks in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Iowa, West Virginia, Michigan, Mississippi, and New York, making it one of the biggest providers of sports gambling in the country. In terms of mobile sports betting, you can add Illinois and Tennessee to the list of states where it is possible to bet on sports online in the US using FanDuel.
In-play betting with live statistics is one of the many great features of the FanDuel app and they are pushing DraftKings close for the title of biggest winner in the US sports betting market.
However, DraftKings and FanDuel are not the only brands competing to become the biggest sports betting company in the United states. They are facing competition from some of the leading names in the world of online gambling, including William Hill, Unibet, Bet365, FOX Bet, Sugarhouse, and BetMGM.