How do I alleviate being too close to another jurisdiction’s border?

DraftKings customers are required to Geolocate their device being used to operate any of the DraftKings products. This will require customers to connect their device to a strong Wi-Fi connection, if it’s a mobile device, having GPS locating turned on coupled with Wi-Fi will assist in ensuring accurate geolocating.

If customers are less than a half a mile from the border, they may be blocked from using DraftKings website products or apps. The best solution is ensuring you are connected to a strong Wi-Fi connection along with moving further away from the border to assist in  resolving the issue.

Customer’s IP address may also be incorrectly placing them in a neighboring state. It’s recommended that customers try to correct this by resetting their WiFi or Modem.

Exclusion Zones by state:

  • NJ = Ellis Island, Liberty Island, Perth Amboy.
  • PA = Brick and Mortar Casinos.
  • CO = iGaming is not allowed on tribal lands of Southern Ute and Mountain Ute Tribes.
  • IN = Tribal lands.
  • MI = Tribal lands.
  • LA = Parishes (Caldwell, Catahoula, Franklin, LaSalle, Sabine, Union, West Carroll and Winn).
  • Federal Land (i.e. Ellis and Liberty Island).

Buffer Zones: (Typical buffer zone configuration)

  • GPS buffer zone: 33 feet (10m). 
  • Wi-Fi buffer zone: 328 yards (300m). 
  • Cellular buffer zone: 3 miles (4.8km).

Buffer zone distance is subtracted from the boundary parameters to create a threshold within the configured boundary. The buffer zone is placed around the inside of state borders, thus slightly reducing the territory within a state where players can successfully wager.

Learn more about where DraftKings products are permitted: 

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