DraftKings Review

DraftKings Review and Details

DraftKings offers Fantasy Players Daily and Weekly Contests in a all New and Updated setting.

Daily Fantasy Sports is becoming the way to play Fantasy Sports on the internet (plus it is 100% legal in most localities).

DraftKings has grown in popularity since their prolific on air TV and Radio advertising hit the airwaves last fall everywhere in the U.S. Every major professional sports cities can hear the ad’s daily on all the major TV networks and their favorite Sports Talk Radio shows.

More than 16 different Professional Sports teams including the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos have recognized DraftKings as their exclusive daily fantasy providers.

Major League Baseball (the MLB) has named DraftKings as their official daily game provider and even the Disney Company and ESPN are working on forming a partnership with DraftKings.

DrfatKings has proven their reliability, legality and customer service qualities by having these large corporate sponsors put their reputations on the line by their endorsements and partnerships with DraftKings.

Prize pools on Daily Fantasy Leagues dwarf the typical season long fantasy leagues (Daily pools of $5K or more and special events with up to $500K  or $1 million pools happen weekly), plus you can get instant gratification once you play (you collect your winnings NOW!).

Hundreds of Thousands of players now play daily fantasy sports and there are literally thousands of winners, Making Money from a Fantasy every night.

DraftKings has earned the reputation as being the Place to Play…………

The DraftKings Mobile App is a Fantasy Players dream come true, you have complete control of all the action right from where ever you may be……

How to play:

You deposit a bankroll, choose the daily contests or tournaments at the buy-in of your choice,  draft (pick) your line up and get paid (quickly) when you win—each and everyday.

DraftKings always uses a standardized fantasy scoring system for each sport (no secret rules) and uses a stat service trusted by the pros,  STATS LLC.

This is not a season long process, you are paid daily for your winning efforts. Your Fantasy Season cannot be ruined by your #1 pick blowing out his ACL on opening day…………….

DraftKings offers all new players a Free Game Ticket to get you started playing your first Real Money Contest……..

Daily Fantasy Sports is the way to play

Fantasy Sports in 2016……

Launched in April of 2012, DraftKings is U.S. based and located in Boston MA.

DraftKings, Inc., 225 Franklin St 26th Floor, Boston MA 02110

Draft Kings offers a 100% legal online Fantasy Game in every U.S. state except Alabama, Arizona, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, New York, and Washington. (New York will be available for the 2016 NFL Fantasy season)

DraftKings has grown in just over 5 years from a start-up DFS to what many have said to now be the Largest, Most trusted Daily Fantasy Play site in the U.S.

Check out the main lobby on DraftKings, you will see just how popular DraftKings and Daily Fantasy Sports play is. There are Tens of 1000’s of players everyday and night, taking advantage of the hottest thing to happen in Fantasy Sports since it’s debut on the internet.

You can also be rest assured that playing on DraftKings is safe, they comply to all applicable federal and state laws, are a U.S. Company located in Boston MA, use secure internet (SSL)connections and keep your funds in separate accounts for your added security.

Do you have any Questions about anything? Here are the Customer Service hours on DraftKings.

A simple E-mail to support@draftkings.com will have a quick response during these hours: Monday to Friday 9AM to 11PM ET and Saturday and Sunday 11AM to 7 PM ET

Why are DraftKings and similar sites legal?

Fantasy Sports Wagering is legal in the U.S. because the 2006 UIGEA specifically stated Fantasy Sports are a skill based game, therefore are not considered Gambling by our Federal government.

There are however a few States still living in the stone age who believe any game where you can win money is evil….like Arizona, Hawaii, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont and Washington.

Here is a complete listing of all the Legal opinions and laws enacted regarding DFS

Prize payments for Fantasy Sports based games, however are fixed amounts and not affected by total number of entrants. That is why you will see player limits on all tournaments offered on Draft Kings.

You must be 18 years old (21 in some areas) to play and collect any winnings.

DraftKings is a game of Skill, using your knowledge of players, match-ups and fantasy know-how.

Games Offered:

Contests are offered during seasons of each Major League Sport, including MLB Baseball, NFL Football, NHL Hockey, Golf, Canadian Football, NASCAR, LOL and NBA Basketball.

DraftKings runs guaranteed fantasy contests that pay Millions, that pay winners into the $100’s of thousands. These have buy-ins of only $20.

Read more about your Favorite Sports Scoring: 

NHL ScoringNBA Scoring and GamesNFL Football Scoring and GamesMLB Baseball Scoring

Daily / Weekly Free Rolls

DraftKings offers daily or weekly Free rolls for what ever major sport is in season. Currently (August 1, 2016) There are, The Free Contest Arcade, which is a series of daily Free Rolls for all currently in-season sports.

25¢ Contests are available, Check out the Quarter Arcade

Contest Buy-ins $1, $2, $8, $11 and up to $200, $530 and $1000 buy-ins.

Contests are offered in Heads up, 3 player, 5 player, 10 player, 20 player and tournament size player fields of 100 or more.

The 2, 5 and 10 player contests are considered the Cash games and have buy-ins of $1, $2, $5, $10,$ 20 and more.

The 2 player contests are winner take all, 5 player pay the top 2 finishers and 10 player pay the top 3 finishers, just like their Poker Room Twins.

Pay outs vary by game, there are Double ups, Triple ups, 10X payouts, set guaranteed payout amounts. Just like poker tournament formats.

Double ups pay the top 50% of the finishers, triple ups pay 30% of the field 3X their buy-ins. These are the games that offer the best opportunity for fantasy players to grow their bankrolls by grinding a steady profit.

Tournaments are where you can compete for the really big money prizes. These are where 50, 100, 200 and often up to thousands of players compete for up to $1 million dollars in prize money. First place prizes on these is typically about 20% of the total prize pool and can be over $100K in some cases. Tournaments are more difficult to win, however the rewards for winning are significantly greater.

There are select contests (most tournaments) where you can enter multiple teams (you pay separate buy-ins), each contest has specific guidelines noted on the set lineup screen

Fantasy Scoring Statistics are provided by STATS LLC.

Player News/Fantasy Advice are provided by Rotowire.com

You can see live scoring of contests you play by going on your My Contests Screen, just click the watch live button. You can also use the Mobile App that DraftKings offers to follow your play anywhere.

Playing daily is just a matter of picking the contest you want, fill out a lineup using a salary cap, players listed daily are player available for that day, injury statuses are listed. Players are ranked best (highest $ salary) to less desirable (lowest $ salary).

Payments are based on final scores of all entrants, ranked 1st to last. If there is a tie for a cash paying position, the prize is shared equally.

For example if you tie with another player for 1st and 1st place=$20 and 2nd place=$15, you and that player will share the 1st place prize and the 2nd place prize equally $35 total/2=$17.50 each.

FPP’s are paid for each contest entered (no free rolls) and are listed on the Draft Page for that contest. You receive 1 FPP per $1 of contest entered. FPP’s can be used to buy contest tickets and can earn entries to even more lucrative monthly free contests depending on your volume of monthly play.

Lineups lock 5 minutes before the start of the first game that day, just click the Full Contest Rules Button for scoring details.

Here’s the line up screen for a MLB Contest.

Fees for these contest are quite reasonable, not like other pay fantasy sites that often take up to 50% cuts. DraftKings contest fees are more in the 10% to 20% range.

For example the $1 buy-in, $200 GTD has 220 players, so $20 of $220 is paid in=9% in total rake.

Just look at the Lobby, you can figure the Rake on each contest.

DraftKings is completely Mobile (android, iphone, ipad,iPod touch) you have full control of all DraftKing features via the Mobile App.

Main Menu

Main Menu

Sign Up is Super Simple, we recommend you fill out all your account details when you signup, full name, address, state etc.

You can deposit using Pay Pal, Master Card, Visa, Am Express and Discover. DraftKings will let you know the methods available in your local area when you deposit.

Minimum Deposit is only $5 with a $1500 limit.

That’s not all, 1st Time Depositors get entry to their first paid $3 contest free and entry to a Bi-Monthly New depositors Free contest with your deposit.

DraftKings maintains a 128 bit encryption SSL and is PayPal Certified, so all of your transactions are safe and secure.

Your account balances are segregated from the sites operating funds to further protect your account balances.

Cash outs are easy too, keep in mind when you cash out you will need to provide proof of residency, age and fill tax forms if the amount is over $600 total.

Minimum Withdrawal is $20

We have cashed out several times and have never had a issue. Check payouts will take up to 10 days to receive, PayPal is always the quickest way to receive your winnings.

Overall Thoughts:

Playing Daily Fantasy Sports is the #1 growing Fantasy Sports Product, more players are involved in daily fantasy than the traditional season long fantasy game.

DraftKings is a indeed a unique Fantasy concept. Daily Fantasy is growing and becoming the largest segment of Fantasy Sport play today.

Players who are really involved in Fantasy sports will find the contests a Daily Challenge, and receive the benefits of their knowledge instantly. When you  win tonight, you can collect your winnings tomorrow.

Even if you are just a casual fantasy player, you can play when you want and are not tied down to a 4, 5 or 6 month season. You can play for as much or as little as you feel and not be obligated to pay for an entire season.

Everyday is new, you cannot be eliminated the first few weeks you play because of a few injuries or just plain bad luck….you have a chance to show your talents on the next day’s contests.

Daily Fantasy Play can be very profitable for expert players, allowing a daily chance to Grind out a weekly profit. Even if you are not an expert, there are plenty of Fantasy Sport web-sites offering advice on daily and weekly player choices to help with your line up selections on every sport.

DraftKings has become a leader in their field and will do whatever it takes to make you a satisfied customer.

We think the Poker Room concept, Deposit, Tournaments, Guarantees, Sit’n go’s, easy cash-outs and FPP’s all make this a winner for Fantasy Players.

The Free Paid game entry offer is perfect for players getting ready for the upcoming 2016 MLB and NFL Fantasy Season.

You can play for free just to start, you can always deposit later as you get the feel for the DraftKings format.

Here is the complete Legal Notice as found on DraftKings:

You must be at least 18 years of age to open an account, participate in contests, or win prizes offered by the Web Site. In jurisdictions, territories, and locations where the minimum age for permissible use of the Web Site is greater than 18 years old, you must meet the age requirement in your local jurisdiction or territory. You must be at least 19 years of age at time of contest registration if you are a legal resident of Alabama or Nebraska. Legal residents of all 50 states and Washington DC, excluding Arizona, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, North Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, Washington, and Quebec, Canada are eligible to open an account and participate in contests offered by the Web Site. Legal residents of Arizona, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Montana, North Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont and Washington (the “Excluded States”) are ineligible for prizes offered by the Web Site. Residents of the Excluded States are eligible to open and maintain accounts on the Web Site for use only in games that do not offer prizes. With the execption of Quebec, legal residents of Canada are eligible to open an account and participate in contests offered by the Web Site.

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