In early 2021, the Drone Racing League (DRL) signed an exclusive deal with leading US daily fantasy sports provider, DraftKings, to act as official betting partner.
The deal gave DraftKings exclusive betting rights around the world. You can bet on individual winners or outright league champions for real money.
In the USA you can also bet on drone races in NJ, PA and IN, where Unibet sportsbook app offers odds on DRL.
Drone Betting Sites USA include:
- BetMGM (can join soon)
- William Hill US (site may have odds on DRL)
What is the Drone Racing League?
Under current regulations, DRL betting markets are only available in West Virginia, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Colorado, and Tennessee.
The Drone Racing League is a new branch of eSports that gambling sites hope will appeal to a younger market. It’s been running for 5 seasons and the 2020 DRL World Championship featured 12 pilots competing over 16 levels.
DRL features first-person-view courses on which racers use VR headsets to compete and can earn big money. Races are held in stadiums around the world, but pros can also compete virtually in the DRL SIM, a simulator that recreates the drone racing experience.
In addition, the Drone Racing League holds the Swatch DRL Tryouts, an annual esports tournament where gamers can win lucrative spots in the league.
You can also back teams who compete in the DCL (Drone Champions League), a series of Grand Prix events that culminates in the World Championship.
Where is Drone Racing League Betting Available?
Gamblers can win money of their own betting on the races. As of January 2021, DRL betting is only available online at DraftKings. The provider runs a regulated sportsbook online in several US states.
You can place bets at DraftKings on individual race winners and futures bets on finalists. In addition, DraftKings run pre-race broadcasts showing bettors how they can back their favorite teams.
Current Drone Racing League Markets
Level (Race) winners
Futures bets: To reach the final, final winners
As of January 2021, only DraftKings and Unibet US sportsbook offers markets on the DRL. However, as this eSports phenomenon gains in popularity, more sports betting sites could join the action.
Unibet and Draftkings betting apps set odds and accepts bets on drone racing (DRL) in 2021. These betting apps available in NJ, PA, IN, MI, VA etc.
USA Future DRL betting sites could include:
William Hill US