DraftKings Sportsbook vs playMGM 2020

Is playMGM better than DraftKings Sportsbook? After scoring sportsbooks in ten areas for our 2019 review, DraftKings Sportsbook is better than playMGM. The education, statistics, and variety of bet types unique to DraftKings make it a worthy candidate for any sports bettor.

Ratings

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

US Regulated Vs Offshore

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

Sports Offered

Feature DraftKings Sportsbook playMGM
Total Sports Offered
15 8
Baseball (MLB)
Yes Yes
Baseball (International)
No No
Basketball (NBA)
Yes Yes
Basketball (WNBA)
No No
Basketball (NCAA)
Yes Yes
Basketball (International)
No No
Boxing
Yes Yes
Cricket
Yes No
Cycling
Yes No
Darts
Yes No
E-Sports
No No
Football (NFL)
Yes Yes
Football (CFL)
No 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)
Yes No
Soccer (EPL)
Yes Yes
Soccer (Premier League)
Yes No
Soccer (MLS)
Yes Yes
Softball
No No
Tennis
Yes Yes
Volleyball
No No

Bets Offered

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

Live Betting

Feature DraftKings Sportsbook playMGM
Total Live Betting Sports Offered
7 6
Match Tracker
No No
Alpine Skiing
No No
Badminton
No No
Baseball
Yes Yes
Basketball
Yes Yes
Cricket
No No
E-Sports
No No
Football
Yes Yes
Golf
Yes No
Handball
No No
Hockey
Yes Yes
MMA
No No
Rugby
No No
Soccer
Yes Yes
Tennis
Yes Yes
Volleyball
No No

Education and Research

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

Banking - Deposits

Feature DraftKings Sportsbook playMGM
Total Deposit Methods
4 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 Sportsbook playMGM
Total Withdrawal Methods
4 4
No Withdrawal Fees - Check
Yes Yes
Check Payout Speed is < 10 days
Yes Yes
Withdrawal Min/Max - Check
$5/Varies $0/Varies
Withdrawal Min/Max - PayPal
$5/Varies N/A

Customer Service

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

Mobile Betting

Feature DraftKings Sportsbook 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 Sportsbook vs playMGM.

First, we will compare whether or not each sportsbook is regulated by a US governing body DraftKings Sportsbook alongside playMGM are part of the legal US market. 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. playMGM received a rating of 3.00 stars over DraftKings Sportsbook's 1.50 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 Sportsbook has educational pages explaining the basics of sports betting while playMGM does not. Next, comparing the total number of sports offered, DraftKings Sportsbook boasts an offering of 15 available sports compared to playMGM's 8 available sports. 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 DraftKings Sportsbook nor playMGM offers early cash outs. Neither DraftKings Sportsbook and playMGM offer a live match tracker for live betting. DraftKings Sportsbook offers PayPal, playMGM doesn't.

Overall, between DraftKings Sportsbook and playMGM, DraftKings Sportsbook is the winner.

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