Sports betting laws can be strict, and being licensed by the MGCB means DraftKings Sportsbook is required to uphold a high standard when it comes to the security of player data and customer deposits, as well as ensuring player interests are protected. For example, making sure that promotions are easy to understand, language used is not confusing, and that the sportsbook pays out every cent its players win.
Another area DraftKings Sportsbook is required to focus on is ensuring only eligible players can take part. For customers, this means several things:
- Your ID will be checked and verified
Underage gambling is unacceptable, as is financial fraud, so customers should expect their ID to be checked. Your social security number and several proof of ID/address documents may need to be provided when creating a real money account. It may make the initial sign-up process a tiny bit longer to complete, but it’s worth it to ensure a safe place to play.
- Your location will be registered
The DraftKings Sportsbook MI site is only to be used when located in the state of Michigan. To make sure this law is adhered to, geolocation technology is used whenever a user logs in. This is the case for both the mobile app and the desktop/web client.
The operator also has a responsibility to protect your data, which is why you’ll see a padlock icon in your browser when using the website. This means your data is encrypted and protected.
Finally, all licensed sportsbooks and casinos have a responsibility to protect vulnerable gamblers, so will provide a suite of responsible gaming tools. DraftKings Sportsbook allows users to opt-in to a self-exclusion period, which would prevent all activity on their account for a set amount of time, as well as to set up limits in terms of maximum stakes, deposits, etc.
License and Partnership
DraftKings Sportsbook is partnered with the Bay Mills Indian Community and the associated Bay Mills Resort & Casino. It is licensed by the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB), and regulated by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement in accordance with the Gaming Control Act N.J.S.A. 5:12-1.
DraftKings’ US office is at 222 Berkeley Street, Boston MA 02116.