DraftKings Daily Fantasy vs playMGM 2020

Is playMGM better than DraftKings (DFS)? After scoring sportsbooks in ten areas for our 2019 review, DraftKings (DFS) is better than playMGM. With the most sports and leagues available, excellent research and education, alongside quality customer service, Draft Kings is a home run for Daily Fantasy Sports.

Ratings

Feature DraftKings Daily Fantasy playMGM
Overall 5 2
Sports Offered 5 3
Overall 5 2
Sports Offered 5 3
Bets Offered 4.5 3.5
Odds 4 3
Banking Options and Fees 4.5 4.5
Live Betting 5 2.5
Mobile Betting 5 2.5
Ease of Use 4.5 3
Customer Service 4.5 1.5
Education and Research 5 0.5
Reputation 4 4

US Regulated Vs Offshore

Feature DraftKings Daily Fantasy playMGM
US Regulated Sportsbook (legal)
No Yes
Offshore Sportsbook (illegal)
No No
Online Availability - New Jersey
No Yes
Online Availability - West Virginia
No No
US Regulated DFS Company
Yes No
Online Availability - Pennsylvania
No No
Online Availability - Iowa
No No
Online Availability - Nevada
No No
Online Availability - Rhode Island
No No
Online Availability - Indiana
No No
Online Availability - Oregon

Sports Offered

Feature DraftKings Daily Fantasy playMGM
Total Sports Offered
10 8
Baseball (MLB)
Yes Yes
Baseball (International)
No No
Basketball (NBA)
Yes Yes
Basketball (WNBA)
No No
Basketball (NCAA)
No Yes
Basketball (International)
Yes No
Boxing
No Yes
Cricket
No No
Cycling
No No
Darts
No No
E-Sports
Yes No
Football (NFL)
Yes Yes
Football (CFL)
Yes No
Football (NCAA)
Yes Yes
Golf (PGA)
Yes Yes
Handball
No No
Hockey (NHL)
Yes Yes
Hockey (International)
No No
Horse Racing
No No
MMA (UFC)
Yes No
Motor Sports (NASCAR)
Yes No
Rugby (League)
No No
Rugby (Union)
No No
Soccer (EPL)
Yes Yes
Soccer (Premier League)
No No
Soccer (MLS)
Yes Yes
Softball
No No
Tennis
Yes Yes
Volleyball
No No

Bets Offered

Feature DraftKings Daily Fantasy playMGM
Cash Out Feature
No No
Asian Handicaps
No No
Futures
No Yes
If-Bets
No No
Rolling If-Bets
No No
Moneyline
No Yes
Parlay
No Yes
Pleaser
No No
Props
No Yes
Reverse
No No
Round Robin
No Yes
Spread
No Yes
Teaser
No Yes
Total (Over/Under)
No Yes
Free Contests (DFS Only)
Yes No
Private Leagues (DFS Only)
Yes No
Public Leagues (DFS Only)
Yes No
Beginner Contests (DFS Only)
Yes No
Head to Head Contests (DFS Only)
Yes No
50/50 Contests (DFS Only)
Yes No
Beat the Score Contests (DFS Only)
No No
Tournaments (DFS Only)
Yes No

Live Betting

Feature DraftKings Daily Fantasy playMGM
Total Live Betting Sports Offered
6
Match Tracker
No No
Alpine Skiing
No No
Badminton
No No
Baseball
No Yes
Basketball
No Yes
Cricket
No No
E-Sports
No No
Football
No Yes
Golf
No No
Handball
No No
Hockey
No Yes
MMA
No No
Rugby
No No
Soccer
No Yes
Tennis
No Yes
Volleyball
No No

Education and Research

Feature DraftKings Daily Fantasy playMGM
Articles/News
Yes No
Explanation of Bets
Yes No
Glossary
No No
Statistics (Teams)
Yes No
Statistics (Players)
Yes No
Lineup Tool (DFS Only)
No No

Banking - Deposits

Feature DraftKings Daily Fantasy playMGM
Total Deposit Methods
2 6
No Debit/Credit Card Deposit Fees
Yes Yes
Deposit Min/Max - Debit/Credit Card
$5/$2,000 $0/Varies
PayPal
Yes No
Deposit Min/Max - PayPal
$5/$2,000 N/A

Banking - Withdrawals

Feature DraftKings Daily Fantasy playMGM
Total Withdrawal Methods
2 4
No Withdrawal Fees - Check
Yes Yes
Check Payout Speed is < 10 days
No Yes
Withdrawal Min/Max - Check
$1 Min $0/Varies
Withdrawal Min/Max - PayPal
$1/None N/A

Customer Service

Feature DraftKings Daily Fantasy playMGM
Email Support
Yes Yes
Email Support Speed
Yes Yes
Live Chat Support
Yes No
Live Chat Support Availability
No No
Phone Support
Yes No

Mobile Betting

Feature DraftKings Daily Fantasy playMGM
iPhone App
Yes Yes
Android App
Yes Yes
Website Functionality
Yes No
After six months and hundreds of hours of researching different sportsbooks, the BettingBuck.com team collected thousands of data points. To focus on two sportsbooks, we will now compare DraftKings (DFS) vs playMGM.

First, we will compare whether or not each sportsbook is regulated by a US governing body playMGM is a legal US sportsbook, while DraftKings (DFS) is an offshore sportsbook. Now, we can compare the odds between each sportsbook. Odds, or the vig, is what the sportsbook charges you to place your bet. To compile rankings, we examined odds for spread, moneyline, and total markets for seven different leagues, covering over 100 games for each league. DraftKings (DFS) received a rating of 4.00 stars over playMGM's 3.00 stars.

Odds aside, we can now compare educational features. Bettors new to sports betting will want high-quality education informing them of what different betting markets are available and how to bet them. DraftKings (DFS) offers education explaining how to bet, while playMGM does not. Next, comparing the total number of sports offered, playMGM trails DraftKings (DFS) by 2 total sports offered, with DraftKings (DFS) offering 10 and playMGM offering 8. Diving into poplar features, some bettors desire the ability to cash in tickets early, a live match tracker that updates ball position when live betting, and banking with PayPal Neither DraftKings (DFS) and playMGM offer the early cash out feature. DraftKings (DFS) nor playMGM offers a live betting match tracker . DraftKings (DFS) makes PayPal deposits and withdrawals available to clients, while playMGM does not.

Overall, between DraftKings (DFS) and playMGM, DraftKings (DFS) is the winner.

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