Before I get into the review, what is DraftKings?
DraftKings, Inc. is the world’s leading skill-based Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) platform that allows fans in North America and the UK to compete in single-day, online fantasy sports contests across the largest variety of professional sports. DraftKings’ premier web-based and mobile technology brings a more engaging interactive experience and daily excitement to the pastime of fantasy sports.
- Founded in Boston in 2012.
- Headquartered in Boston, MA, with offices in New York City and London.
- More than 350 employees.
- DraftKings is the exclusive DFS partner of Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, the National Hockey League and NASCAR (see more partnership details below).
So now that you know what DraftKings is, what is it about and how does it work?
As of writing this blog post, March 2018, Draftkings has multiple sports that you a bet on. The following sports are what is available:
NBA (National Basketball Association)
NHL (National Hockey League)
GOLF (Including the PGA and European Tours)
Racing (Only Nascar as of today)
Soccer (Various leagues including MLS (Major League Soccer), UCL (UEFA Champions League), EPL (Premier League which is essentially the top league in Soccer), and Interleague play)
eSports (Currently only LOL (League of Legends))
Football (NFL (National Football League) & CFL (Canadian Football League))
MLB (Major league Baseball)
MMA (Mixed Martial Arts including UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship))
When you join and log in, you can enter into various contests. These are very easy to enter into. Some are at no charge, $0, that if you win you get nothing but bragging rights, but DK typically has a few contests each day that you can enter for free and have a chance to win real money. I would recommend entering in these everyday even if you just throw together a line up because what do you have to lose?
Pricing of these contests can range from Free, $0.10 cents, .25 cents, .50 cents, $1, $2, $3, all the way up to $6,590. I stay at the lower ones and normally do not go over $5 on a contest.
Overall, the website is easy to navigate and enter contests and enter line ups. Picking your line ups can be tough, I recommend using a website like Rotogrinders like I use on a daily basis to help you with your line ups by giving you advice.
I would personally not use the DK App to join contests, sometimes it seems to work and sometimes it does not. The App wants to know your location, as does the website, which is no issue, but sometimes thinks you are located somewhere where you cannot bet. I have contacted them multiple times because of this without an resolution.
If you are up for the challenge, join today!