Video: How do I create a DraftKings account and verify my identity? (US)

In this video, we will walk you through the steps to create and verify a DraftKings account. If you are unable to watch this video, please review the transcription provided below to assist with the account creation process.

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Let’s get you in the game!

To create a DraftKings account, visit or download the DraftKings app on your phone.

Select the product you want to use from Daily Fantasy, Sportsbook, Casino, Pick6, and Reignmakers.  You can learn more about our products, by visiting our product pages. 

If you already have an account using any of these products, log in using the same account information to avoid creating a duplicate DraftKings account.

Select Login/ Sign Up or another Sign Up option on the page. 

Enter the following information, including:

  • A valid email address
  • A unique username; one that is not already taken by another player. 
  • A Strong Password not used on any other app or website, ideally with a minimum of 10 characters and a combination of letters, numbers, and special characters.
  • Then, enter a valid phone number.

Read and agree to the terms and conditions and select Create Account.

Your DraftKings account has been created! Nice Work!


Before you can place a wager, you will need to confirm your identity. Select Next.

Enter the following information, including your full name, date of birth, the last four digits of your social security number, and your residential address. Use your most current residential address.

If the address on your ID does not match your current address, you will be asked to submit proof of residence. 

Before submitting, confirm all information is accurate, then, select Verify.

If verification is not successful. You will be prompted to scan your ID for verification- this is covered in the next another video.

Finally, DraftKings is required by law to verify your physical location while using our services.

If playing on a desktop computer device, select Download Plugin to install location services.

If you would prefer, you can use the DraftKings mobile apps with the same username and password.

Your identity has been verified and it’s time to get in the game!

If the verification process was unsuccessful, watch the next video for support with verifying your identity, and scanning your ID.