Vermont bettors now have another sportsbook: DraftKings is live in the state and taking bets. DraftKings joins FanDuel and Fanatics as legal Vermont sports betting options that launched on Jan. 11, 2024.
DraftKings will bring its regional expertise to Vermont, offering bettors in the state sports betting options based close to home.
Matt Kalish, President of DraftKings North America, said:
“As a Boston-based company, we are thrilled for the opportunity to further expand in the New England region and provide Vermont with access to safe and legal sports betting. This is an exciting time of year with the NFL Playoffs about to kick off, and Vermonters will now have the opportunity to engage with their favorite sports on our industry-leading DraftKings Sportsbook app.”
Here is more on DraftKings Vermont going live.
The Road To Vermont Sports Betting
Vermont sports betting has undergone quite a journey. Things kicked into high gear in June of 2023, when Governor Phil Scott signed the state’s sports betting legislation. The law put the Vermont Lottery in charge of regulations and stipulated that sportsbooks had to launch between January and June 2024. DraftKings is already ahead of the game, launching well before the final possible date.
During the regulatory process in Vermont, three sportsbooks emerged in the state, receiving licenses. DraftKings was one, alongside FanDuel and Fanatics (which purchased PointsBet in 2023).
DraftKings Vermont Welcome Bonus: A Quick Look
DraftKings has a multi-part bonus (up to $1,250 total) for new bettors in Vermont. The first part grants new users $200 in Bonus Bets instantly after they place a $5+ bet. The second part is a 20% Deposit Match Bonus (up to $1,000 with 25x playthrough requirement). Third, new DraftKings Vermont bettors will receive a $50 Bonus Bet with a $5 deposit. All customers also get a No Sweat SGP daily!
Additionally, there is a special boosted market available for NBA betting: Double your money if the Boston Celtics score a point vs. the Milwaukee Bucks on Jan. 11.
This option requires you to opt in and have a maximum wager of $50. Check DraftKings Sportsbook for more details and full terms and conditions.
What We Like About DraftKings Vermont
Aside from its excellent welcome bonus, DraftKings Vermont has plenty to love. The sportsbook regularly offers free-to-play contests themed around popular events. Additionally, it’s one of the single best user interfaces of any sportsbook. Everything is easy at DraftKings, from making a deposit to placing a bet. It’s one of the most recognized names in sports betting for a reason.
What to Bet on in Vermont
DraftKings launched in Vermont just in time for the NFL postseason, which provides plenty of betting fodder for football fans. Games this weekend are part of the Super Wild Card Weekend, including:
- Cleveland Browns vs. Houston Texas: January 13
- Miami Dolphins vs. Kansas City Chiefs: January 13
- Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Buffalo Bills: January 14
- Green Bay Packers vs. Dallas Cowboys: January 14
- Lose Angeles Rams vs. Detroit Lions: January 14
Of course, there’s also NHL and NBA betting to consider, or perhaps more niche sports are your jam. DraftKings has a ton of markets available, so take your pick and enjoy Vermont sports betting’s first weekend live with DraftKings.