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DraftKings gets ready for the 2016 Fantasy Football Season

NFL Training Camps are reporting this week and DraftKings is getting ready for the 2016 Fantasy Football Season.

Here is the latest update on  where you can play on DraftKings along with the 2016 regulatory changes.

8/5/2016: Salaries and contests are open and taking reservations, Visit DraftKings Right Now and get a free entry to the week one Millionaire Maker Free with any Deposit……..

Since the end of the 2015 Football season there has been a lot of talk and regulatory action about Daily Fantasy across the US.

Here is the latest and most updated information available:

Where is play on DraftKings prohibited? Arizona, Hawaii, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada and Washington State. There are no DFS sites operating in these states.

New York State is awaiting the Governors signature on their DFS regulation bill and is still currently unavailable on DraftKings.

August 3, 2016 Update: NY is now a Daily Fantasy Option: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/fanduel-draftkings-yahoo-daily-fantasy-sports-legalized-n-y-article-1.2737441

Several US states have passed legislation in 2016 regarding DFS sites and have implemented contest rules, guidelines, regulations and controls.

These regulated states include: Colorado, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Rhode Island, Tennessee and Virginia.

All other states allow play on DraftKings, however there are no specific rules or guidelines in these areas. DraftKings does utilize rules and guidelines set forth in states where specific rules are in place everywhere they have players. You will benefit (even if your state has no specific laws) from every other states regulation and rules.

In general, if you want to Play on Draftkings, just sign up. You will be notified if you are not in an eligible area or state. If you are allowed, you get the benefit of regulation already in place elsewhere.

Complete run down on Legal DFS News

State Imposed DFS Rules and Regulations

Each regulated state has established their own rules, however most are uniform in nature. There are some individual variances, such as deposit limits and age requirements.

DraftKings has implemented these rules and regulations for players in every state, even if your individual state does not require them.

  • A minimum age of 18, (21 in some states) is set for DFS players.
  • Positive Identification is required for all players.
  • Physical Location of all players will be verified. If your area does not allow play, you can not even sign up.
  • DK Location Verification Notice
  • Employees of DFS companies are not allowed to play in DFS contests on any DFS site.
  • Fantasy contests on amateur sports — including college games — are prohibited. There are no College sports on Draftkings. There are however, GOLF, NASCAR, LOL, MMA and SOCCER games available.
  • “Highly experienced” players need to be identified by operators on DFS platforms. DK uses a 5 tier system to identify experienced players
  • DK Experience Badge
  • The use of third-party automated scripts for multiple line up building is banned.
  • Beginner Only Contests and Limited Entry (1 to 3 line-up only) contests must be available for inexperienced players.
  • An initial limit of $1,000 in deposits per month is set for all players, although players can ask for their limit to be increased.
  • Players can ask to be excluded from play.
  • Operational and player funds must be fully segregated.

Draftkings has implemented these new guidelines for every location they serve and will now be a more enjoyable experience for everyone who plays.

2016 Fantasy Football

There are no definitive changes for the 2016 Fantasy Season on Draftkings just yet.

DraftKings Fantasy Football Scoring and Details

DraftKings usually sets up their opening week NFL fantasy contests the last week of July and in early August, just as team training camps and preseason games get into full swing.

DraftKings has set up NFL preseason contests in the past.

2016 NFL Opening week player salaries will be available when the football contests are available.

Update: Salaries and contests are open and taking reservations, Visit DraftKings Right Now and get a free entry to the week one Millionaire Maker Free with any Deposit……..


Golfs 3rd Major Tees off early on Thursday, July 14 and DraftKings has your name on a score card that could win you $1 Million Dollars.

Updated July 11, 2016:

The $3M Fantasy Golf Millionaire Maker is open now and ready for your entry.

The actual tournament tee off will be very early on Thursday morning, last years started about 3AM ET (US Time) last year.

The DraftKings Millionaire Fantasy Golf contest entries will close at 1:35AM ET (updated) on Thursday morning, so getting your entries in early is key.

Also Added: DraftKings has also added a couple of Golf Free Rolls  for this week. Just click the Golf tab and scroll to find these contests.

Golf Free Rolls starting on July 14, 2016

Golf Millionaire Maker Contest Details:

$33 entry, registration closes at 12AM ET on July 14th and each player may draft up to 150 lineups.  It will payout the top 22,250 users, with the 1st place prize being $1,000,000!


1st                  $1,000,000.00
2nd                  $150,000.00
3rd                  $75,000.00
4th                  $50,000.00
5th                  $30,000.00
6th                  $20,000.00
7th                   $15,000.00
8th                   $12,500.00
9th – 10th     $10,000.00
11th – 15th     $7,500.00
16th – 20th     $5,000.00
21st – 30th     $3,000.00
31st – 40th     $2,000.00
41st – 65th     $1,500.00
66th – 100th     $1,000.00
101st – 150th     $500.00
151st – 250th     $300.00
251st – 500th     $200.00
501st – 1000th     $150.00
1001st – 2000th     $100.00
2001st – 4000th     $80.00
4001st – 10000th     $65.00
10001st – 22250th     $50.00

DraftKings Fantasy Golf Scoring and Rules

There’s more than the Millionaire Maker to choose from on DraftKings Fantasy Golf this upcoming week.

The second Major contest is the $500,000 Birdie.  This is a 196,078 player contest that features $500,000.00 in total prizes and pays out the top 38,250 finishing positions. First place wins $50,000.00!

The $500K Birdie is a $3 golf contest, so any new users to DraftKings can use their free $3 contest voucher, which you get when you join DK and make your first deposit. As a quick reminder, the minimum deposit amount is only $5 on DraftKings.

More Fantasy Golf Contests starting on July 14th

The $100K Back 9: $9 entry, $100K in GTD prizes, 1st place wins $10K.

The $50K Short Game: $1 entry, $50K in GTD prizes, 1st place wins $3K.

The $20K Par 5: $5 entry, $20K in GTD prizes, 1st place wins $2K.

Check out the entire schedule on the DK main contest lobby, just click the Golf Tab for the entire line-up of Fantasy Golf Contests available.

If your into Golf. If your into the Majors. If your into the big names, or even the no-names who sometimes come out of no-where to win.

Then, DraftKings is the place you want to be to make your watching the final round on Sunday even better. Imagine cheering for your favorite golfers and for yourself to hit it big on Sunday……….

Be sure to get your entries in before the early tee off on Thursday Morning………

$3M Fantasy Golf Contest on DraftKings

Is DraftKings Safe? / Daily Fantasy Legality News

Daily Fantasy for real money is prohibited in the following US States: Arizona, Hawaii, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada and Washington State.


Canadian Football anyone?

Fantasy Canadian Football on DraftKings

CFL Fantasy on DraftKings

DraftKings has launched a new marketing deal with the Canadian Football league (CFL) and now offers CFL Fantasy Contests starting on Thursday, June 23…….

To kick it all off, a $5000 free entry contest in upon the CFL contest lobby and is taking players as we speak.

CFL football is a little different from American Football, notably offenses only have 3 downs per possession to get the 10 yds for a  first down. This means more passing, more receptions and a lot faster play.

Join DraftKings for free and get started on the 2016 Fantasy Football Season.

The DK CFL fantasy rules are slightly different from the American rules, mostly the roster requirements and the fact that all return yards, (punt, kick-off) count a 1 point for every 20 yds gained.

Quarterbacks, fast receivers and return men have significantly more value in the CFL.

The NFL season starts with training camps at the end of July and with pre-season games in August. Now is the time for all of us true fantasy football fans to get their fantasy seasons started early with some high scoring CFL contests on DraftKings.

The Opening CFL Kick Off Free Roll runs from Thursday June 23rd thru Saturday June 25th and includes all scheduled CFL games this week.

There is also a full schedule of fantasy contests for the CFL, including Large Guaranteed contests, regular 10 team leagues, double ups, triple ups and contests that payout exclusive CFL team game tickets and team experiences.

$5000 Free Roll Draft Room

CFL Draft Room

Free Roll Payouts

CFL Free Roll Payouts

DraftKings CFL Rules and Scoring:

Rosters will consist of 7 players and must include players from at least 2 different CFL teams, and representing at least 2 different Football games.

You have a $50,000 Salary Cap

The 7 roster positions are: QB, RB, WR1, WR2, FLEX (RB/WR), FLEX (RB/WR) and DST.

    Offensive players will accumulate points as follows:
Passing TD = +4PTs
25 Passing Yards = +1PT (+0.04PT/ per yard is awarded)
300+ Yard Passing Game = +3PTs
Interception = -1PT
10 Rushing Yards = +1PT (+0.1PT per yard is awarded)
Rushing TD = +6PTs
100+ Yard Rushing Game = +3PTs
10 Receiving Yards = +1PT (+0.1PT per yard is awarded)
Reception = +1PT
Receiving TD = +6PTs
100+ Yard Receiving Game = +3PTs
Punt/Kickoff/FG Return for TD = +6PTs
20 Punt/Kickoff/FG Return Yards = +1PT (+0.05PT per yard is awarded)
Fumble Lost = -1PT
2 Point Conversion (Pass, Run, or Catch) = +2PTs

Defense/Special Teams will accumulate points as follows:
Sack = +1PT
Interception = +2PTs
Fumble Recovery = +2PTs
Rouge Scored = +1PTs
Kickoff Return TD = +6PTs
Punt Return TD = +6PTs
FG Return TD = +6PTs
Interception Return TD = +6PTs
Fumble Recovery TD = +6PTs
Blocked Punt or FG TD = +6PTs
Safety = +2PTs
0 Points Allowed = +10PTs
1-6 Points Allowed = +7PTs
7-13 Points Allowed = +4PTs
14-20 Points Allowed = +1PT
21-27 Points Allowed = 0PTs
28-34 Points Allowed = -1PT
35+ Points Allowed = -4PTs

The following scoring plays will result in Points Allowed (PA) by your Defense/Special Teams (DST):
Rushing TDs, Passing TDs, Punt Return TDs, Kick Return TDs, FG Return TDs and Blocked Punt/FG TDs
2pt conversions
*Note: Points Allowed (PA) only includes points surrendered while DST is on the field – doesn’t include points given up by team’s offense (i.e. points off offensive turnovers). 2 point conversion returns are not included. Offensive fumble recovery touchdowns are also not included.

Get started now on DraftKings and let’s play some Football

DraftKings Rolls out the Free Contest Arcade

Free Fantasy Contest Arcade

Draftkings introduced the FREE CONTEST ARCADE to all their existing players via E-mail on Thursday June 16th. The First Free Contest was a MLB $1000 Contest on Thursday evening. The top 195 of the 3566 entries shared the $1000 prize pool with $100 going to the first place winner.

Editors Note: DraftKings added a NFL Week One $100K GTD Fantasy Football Free Contest that pays 37400 winners, if you don’t win you’ll be credited with a second chance ticket for a $10K Free Roll in week 2!  

Enter the Week One NFL Contest for Free Now….

DraftKings will be rolling out more Free Contests Every Day, just go to the Contest Lobby/Featured on DraftKings.com and look for the “Free Contest Arcade” under the contest name tab. All Sports are included and there is always a completely Free Contest waiting for you join on DraftKings.

Here is a quick list of free contests already scheduled, including these sports: MLB, MMA, Euros soccer, PGA and LOL

  • Free Entry 2016 MLB World Series Trip ($2300 value), Friday 6/17 7:05PM ET
  • $1000 Free Entry MLB Contest, Friday 6/17, 7:05PM ET
  • $500 MMA Free Contest, Saturday 6/18, 6:45PM ET
  • Euros DK T-shirt Giveaway, Monday 6/20. 3PM ET
  • MLB DK T-shirt Giveaway, Monday 6/20, 7:05 and 8:05PM ET
  • PGA $500 Free Contest, Thursday 6/23, 6AM ET
  • Euros $250 Free Contest, Thursday 6/23, 12AM ET
  • NA LCS $100 Week End Special, Sunday 6/19, 3PM ET
  • Euros $250 Free Contest, Wednesday 6/22, 12PM

All of these free contests are up in the lobby and ready for you to draft a team or you can reserve your spot now for the contests scheduled later in the month.

This is the perfect chance for you get some valuable experience researching/drafting different sports you’d never ordinarily play and maybe you’ll find yourself winning some great prizes and maybe starting yourself on a new fantasy career….

DraftKings also announced a new Bi-Monthly $1000 Depositor Free Roll program on Thursday.

Starting immediately if you:

Make a deposit between the 1st to the 14th of the month:
You get Entry to Free $1K contest on the 15th of that month…..

Make a deposit from the 15th to the last day of the month:
You get Entry to Free $1K contest on the 1st of the next month.

As soon as you make the deposit you’ll get a ticket credited to your account and you can use it to enter the next Free $1K contest you qualified for.

As always, whenever you Join DraftKings and make any deposit, you get a ticket to play your first real  money contest for free.



Win a VIP Trip to the MLB All Star Week

Tonight is your chance to win a VIP Trip to the MLB All Start week in San Diego

This one-day fantasy baseball contest is tonightWin a 2016 All Star Game Experience only (June 9th) and is also free with your first deposit on DraftKings.

First place will win a money can’t buy trip to San Diego for two that includes tickets to the festivities during All Star Week as well as airfare and lodging.

All you have to do is draft a lineup of 10 MLB players tonight – it takes less than two minutes. Even if you don’t win the trip there, 350  top finishers will win cash prizes.

First Place All Start Package Includes:

Two (2) tickets to All-Star Sunday including the Legends & Celebrity Softball game; two (2) tickets to the Gatorade All-Star Workout Day featuring the T-Mobile Home Run Derby; two (2) tickets to the 87th MLB All-Star Game presented by MasterCard; two (2) tickets to one day of MLB Fan-fest; Airfare credit ($1,500); 3 nights of hotel accommodation (check-in on Sunday 7/10 and check-out on Wednesday 7/13); and $500 for meals and ground transportation. The tickets awarded are for the listed games and events only. They may not be substituted for another game and are not redeemable for cash. The tickets are non-transferable. Total Package Value: $3920.

Complete Rules of Contest available on DraftKings.com Residents of Alabama, Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, New York, and Washington are not eligible.

Contest Details

This contest is limited to 3145 entries, has a total prize pool of $7950, allows you to enter up to 5 fantasy line-ups  and starts at 7:05PM ET and includes all evening MLB games.

Prize Listing

1st     $2,000.00, 2016 MLB All-Star Game Experience (6/9 Contest Only)
2nd     $400.00
3rd     $200.00
4th     $150.00
5th     $100.00
6th     $80.00
7th     $60.00
8th – 9th     $50.00
10th – 11th     $40.00
12th – 14th     $30.00
15th – 19th     $20.00
20th – 31st     $15.00
32nd – 51st     $10.00
52nd – 81st     $8.00
82nd – 206th     $6.00
207th – 460th     $5.00

As always, your first paid Contest on DraftKings is Free when you deposit and can be used to play the All Star Week Experience Contest.

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$1 Million Dollar Sweet Spot on DraftKings

The 2016 MLB season is just starting to heat up and so are the Fantasy Baseball contests on DraftKings…..

On Tuesday April 12th DraftKings will have DraftKings Sweet Spottheir first Million Dollar GTD Fantasy Baseball contest for 2016.

The $1 Million Dollar Sweet Spot.

This $20 entry, 57471-player contest starts at 7:05PM ET and will have the full 10 game MLB evening game slate included.

All together there will be $1,000,000.00 in total prizes paid and payouts to the top 13450 finishing positions.

First place wins $150,000.00, 2nd $75,000, 3rd $40,000, with a total of 40 winners of $1000 or more, 100 winners of over $500.

MLB Games included: ATL @ WASH, SD @ PHIL, NYY @ TOR, BALT @ BOS, MIA @ NYM, CLE @ TB, KC @ HOU, SF @ COL, LAD @ OAK, TEX @ SEA

DraftKings will give all new players, who make a minimum deposit of $5 or more, a free $20 ticket to play the $1MM Sweet Spot

This is a limited time offer, Make sure you sign up for your Free $20 Sweet Spot entry before the first pitch on Tuesday Evening.

Sweet Spot Payouts

1st     $150,000.00
2nd     $75,000.00
3rd     $40,000.00
4th     $25,000.00
5th     $15,000.00
6th     $10,000.00
7th – 8th     $7,500.00
9th – 10th     $5,000.00
11th – 15th     $3,500.00
16th – 20th     $2,500.00
21st – 25th     $2,000.00
26th – 30th     $1,500.00
31st – 40th     $1,000.00
41st – 50th     $800.00
51st – 75th     $600.00
76th – 100th     $500.00
101st – 125th     $400.00
126th – 150th     $300.00
151st – 200th     $250.00
201st – 250th     $200.00
251st – 350th     $150.00
351st – 550th     $100.00
551st – 800th     $80.00
801st – 1300th     $60.00
1301st – 2300th     $50.00
2301st – 3800th     $45.00
3801st – 5800th     $40.00
5801st – 8800th     $35.00
8801st – 13450th     $30.00

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Free $10,000 Fantasy Baseball Contest on DraftKings

DraftKings is holding the Mobile Strike $10,000 Free Roll on Wednesday, April 13th starting at 7:05PM ET.

Everyone can play this one (no deposit needed), just click the promotions tab on the DraftKings main lobby to direct you to the Mobile Strike $10,000 Baseball Contest sign-up page.

  • Play for FREE in the Free 10K Fantasy Baseball contest
  • Draft 10 MLB players from the 12 MLB games on Wednesday, April 13th
  • Play for your share of $10,000
  • Download the Mobile Strike App for FREE
  • Text “STRIKE” to GAMEON (426366)


The player listing will not be available until late Tuesday night or early on Wednesday morning, but you can reserve your spot as we speak.

All 12 MLB games scheduled for that evening, starting at 7:05PM ET are included in this contest.

The 2335 top finishers will win, with $1000 going to 1st place.

Payout List

1st     $1,000.00
2nd     $500.00
3rd     $300.00
4th     $250.00
5th     $200.00
6th     $150.00
7th – 8th     $100.00
9th – 10th     $50.00
11th – 15th     $40.00
16th – 20th     $30.00
21st – 30th     $20.00
31st – 40th     $15.00
41st – 50th     $10.00
51st – 65th     $8.00
66th – 100th     $6.00
101st – 300th     $5.00
301st – 600th     $4.00
601st – 1100th     $3.00
1101st – 2335th     $2.00

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MLB Fantasy is open on DraftKings

DraftKings has opened their 2016 Fantasy Baseball Contest Lobby!

The 2016 Baseball season starts on Monday, April 4th with a full slate of Daily MLB fantasy contests on DraftKings.com.

DraftKings Fantasy Baseball Scoring and Details.

To get the ball rolling, DraftKings has set their opening day special events and are taking entries as we speak.

Key Opening Day Fantasy Contests

$300K Moon Shot, $3 entry, $20K to winner, 23535 winners paid. (Free Entry with your first Deposit on Draftkings)

DraftKings Opening Day Special

$400K Season Opener, $27 entry, $100K to the winner, 3475 winner paid.

$25K Knuckle Ball, $5 entry, $5K to the winner, 1150 winners paid.

$25K Solo Shot, $1, $2K to the winner, 5860 winners paid.

$10K Flare, $2 entry, $600 to the winner, 1150 winners paid.

$10K Quarter Arcade, 25¢ entry, $500 to the winner, 10000 winners paid.

There will also be hundreds of other contests to choose from, including heads up, 3 team, 5 team 10 team, 20 team, 50 and 100 team leagues and contests.

Opening Day MLB Afternoon Game Slate

Opening Day MLB afternoon game slate

Top Pitcher Salaries for Opening Day

Opening Day Top Pitcher Salaries

Top Hitter Salaries

Opening Day Top Hitter Salaries

The player salaries are locked for opening day, probable pitchers are not listed just yet, they will be noted when the starters become official.

Here’s a possible Opening Day Line up I might be using (Depending on what happens between now and opening day and if Keuchel and Kluber are the probable starters).

Possible opening day line up

Sign up to play Fantasy Baseball on DraftKings Now and get your first paid contest free (Free entry to the MLB $300K Moon Shot)

Fan Duel and DraftKings to pull out of NY?

I normally do not get involved with the legality of DFS play.

However, this is an important event……

The NY State Attorney General has reached an agreement with both DraftKings and Fan Duel concerning the current pending lawsuit in NY state.

It has been agreed that both FD and DK will pull out of NY State on Monday, March 21st pending the possible legislative efforts to approve DFS in the State of New York.

The NY Legislation has until June 30th ( the end of the current session) to complete any DFS legislation.

The agreement will run until the current court case, regarding DFS legality will be heard, in September of 2016.

The prospects of a positive agreement and change in the NY Laws concerning the legalization of DFS in NY State look positive currently, it is not a guaranteed happening however.

Until then, there will be no DFS play, deposits or withdrawals in NY State.  You can however, play, deposit, withdraw if you leave the actual boundaries of NY State for all your DFS activities.

All NY players will have the opportunity to withdraw all of their funds from both DraftKings and Fan Duel during the quarantine.

You will be notified by each site and have 7 days to initiate your withdrawals.

You can now add New York to the list of states denying players the freedom to play Daily Fantasy.

Here is the Updated list of banned states: New York, Mississippi, Hawaii, Arizona, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, and Washington State. Texas and Illinois are also in the grey area regarding legality.

Yes, I know it is a bunch of Bull Shit……. But NY DFS players should contact their State representatives and let them know that you voted for them and you want a reasonable law regarding safe, controlled and fair Daily Fantasy Play in New York State approved before the June 30,  2016 deadline……..

How does this affect every one else? NY state comprised a very large number of DFS players and a significant amount of prize pool amounts. I think there will be a decrease in actual competition, making winning a slight bit easier. However the prize pools in the larger GPP tournaments will suffer and look for fewer $1M and $500K GTD tournaments.  Just my humble opinion……….

Here are all the details of the NY DFS Deal:

NYAG News Conference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=UAFoG0KMl9c&app=desktop

FD Agreement:  http://www.ag.ny.gov/pdfs/NYAG-FanDuel-3.21.2016%20Agreement-Final-Executed.pdf

DK Agreement: http://www.ag.ny.gov/pdfs/NYAG-DraftKings-3.21.2016-Agreement-Final-Executed.pdf


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