A look at the DraftKings XFL daily fantasy sports rules and scoring before setting your lineups.
Author: Craig Klinski
A breakdown of one of the newest and most unique forms of daily fantasy sports at Monkey Knife Fight.
New DraftKings DFS users can receive a free $25 entry into the $2.5 NBA Millionaire contest this Christmas.
Here’s what you need to know in order to play the survivor-based contests at World Fantasy Pools, one of the world’s newest DFS sites.
The DraftKings online sportsbook will expand to its fourth state with the launch in PA on November 4th.
After recently launching sports betting, Iowa hopes to give final authorization of DraftKings and FanDuel to begin offering DFS as early as next week.
DraftKings deal with the NFL is the first-ever for the daily fantasy sports industry.
New DraftKings DFS users can receive a $500 bonus on a first deposit along with a chance to play for free for $1 million.
The FanDuel online sportsbook is the fourth online sportsbook to open in the state of Pennsylvania.
PA online gambling joins online sportsbetting and online lottery as forms of internet wagering available to residents and visitors of the state.
FanDuel introduces 3-Man Challenge contests during NHL playoffs, the latest new format type for FanDuel users.
FanDuel daily fantasy NBA playoffs kick off with nightly $1,000 free contests that players can enter for a chance to qualify for the NBA Fantasy Finals contest, which is giving one lucky user two tickets to an NBA final game.
DFS users at DraftKings and FanDuel can take advantage of daily fantasy sports March Madness contests through early April.
The DraftKings Sportsbook inks major deal with Caesars Entertainment which will allow the quickly growing sportsbook to expand into other states.
DraftKings expands their offering of NASCAR contests with new contests for the 23 races of the 2019 Truck Series.
Where does daily fantasy sports stand with the U.S. Department of Justice’s new opinion on the Wire Act?
The lineup of DraftKings Casino games increases to five through integration into the DraftKings Sportsbook in NJ.
FanDuel solidifies NBA partnership as the company becomes an authorized gaming operator of the league.
DrafKings Achievements get a revamp with improved accessibility and on-demand claims among the improvements.
DraftKings is celebrating the crowing of their 100th millionaire this Sunday with a special contest with extra prizes.
DraftKings opens up new retail sportsbook locations in New Jersey and Mississippi over the last week.
FanDuel offers a variety of game styles and contests types, allowing users many different ways to play and experience daily fantasy sports/
With fantasy football’s championship events from DraftKings and FanDuel less than two months away, we take a look at these high profile contests.
A quick primer of the 2018-2019 NBA season as you prepare to play NBA contests on DraftKings.
FanDuel addresses late NBA late swap issue with through unique roster rules.
DraftKings late swaps return for NBA contests during the 2018-2019 season, at least for now.
For the 2018 NFL season, FanDuel offers players two great offers: a $20 bonus and a “Play Till You Win” voucher.
A breakdown of college football contests on FanDuel including rules and scoring for all contest types.
FanDuel expands product offering with an online sportsbook launch in New Jersey.
DraftKings college football contests make a return for the 2018 season in 27 states.
DraftKings newest game type, Flash Draft is coming to the DFS site this November.
FanDuel removes the kicker position from its classic NFl contests for the 2018-2019 season.
We break down frequently asked questions about the new DraftKings Sportsbook, now available to players in New Jersey.
DraftKings is the largest DFS site in Pennsylvania during June.
DraftKings undergoes its biggest change to its Rewards Program in years.
FanDuel to introduce online casino and sportsbook in New Jersey by the start of the NFL season.
DraftKings partners with del Lago Casino in New York to offer sports betting product once regulations are drafted.
DraftKings adds tennis to its selection of daily fantasy sports offerings with 6-person rosters and a $50,000 salary cap.
DraftKings and FanDuel offering contests to the world’s biggest sporting event, the World Cup.
FanDuel introduces a new pick’em game called World Soccer, running in conjunction with the World Cup and awarding over $135k in prizes.
DraftKings has signed a deal with Resorts Casino to offer sports betting in the state of New Jersey when sports betting goes live this month.
FanDuel has been purchased by Dublin-based Paddy Power Poker for nearly $800 million as the company positions itself for expansion in the United States.
DraftKings and FanDuel react to SCOTUS ruling by saying that they will begin working with states to operate after state legislation is passed.
As of April 28th, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is regulating six DFS sites for players that play within Pennsylvania borders.
Leading daily fantasy sports site DraftKings announces plans to expand Australia by the end of June.
An exclusive deal with the Arena Football League will have DraftKings streaming games and offering contests in 2019.
With the 2018 MLB season upon us, it’s time to look at daily fantasy baseball changes from last season at DraftKings and FanDuel.
Select Beat the Score contests are awarding “March to the Playoff” entries where $10,000 in prizes will be awarded including a trip for 4 to the NBA playoffs.
FanDuel users can take part in a March Madness Challenge by registering before Thursday to win a share of $25,000 in prizes.
FanDuel’s new Beat the Score contests pay out prizes for reaching a predetermined points milestone using regular scoring.
DraftKings recently introduced West Coast Hoops hopes to attract daily fantasy basketball users to the site’s latter NBA slates.
FanDuel All Star Bingo game boards are free and are awarding $25,000 in prizes during the NBA All Star weekend.
FanDuel is offering Super Bowl contests for the first time this Sunday.
DraftKings is offering Super Bowl daily fantasy sports contests for the first time for the Eagles vs Patriots match up on February 4th.
DrafKings is introducing single game contests for the first time during this month’s NFL Playoffs.
With Ohio Governor John Kasich’s signature, Ohio becomes the 18th state to regulate daily fantasy sports.
FanDuel gives players more information relevant to their DFS lineups at their finger tips with the FanDuel Scout app.
FanDuel Mini contests offer DFS with a smaller rosters and fewer positions.
DRAFT.com offers players withdrawals via check, Paypal in some cases — credit card.
DraftKings expands its daily fantasy basketball choices with new EuroLeague contests.
DraftKings recent sponsorship with World Poker Tour includes WPT European Championship DFS qualifiers the next few weeks.
After releasing MLB earlier this fall, NFL Arcade contests could be the next offering from DraftKings.
Before setting your DRAFT.com football rosters, make sure you are up with the scoring and rules at this newer DFS site.
Pennsylvania becomes the 16th state to officially regulate daily fantasy sports after passing a comprehensive online gaming package on Thursday.
Daily fantasy World Series contests have been introduced for the first time on DraftKings.
Phil Galfond launches new DFS site called Draftboard, which attempts for a smarter approach to the DFS ecosystem.
DraftKings and FanDuel increase rake at some contests over the last few days.
DraftKings Billion Dollar lineup was not hit during Week 1 — with no new billionaire.
The 2017 DraftKings Fantasy Football World Championship is guaranteeing $12 million this December.
FanDuel expands Friends Mode with new Championship Leagues, which pay a leaderboard prize to the winner.
DraftKings is offering a Billion Dollar Lineup contest this NFL season. All you need to do is pick a perfect DFS lineup.
DraftKings releases Pick’em Contests with no salary cap and an easier draft method.
FanDuel releases new VIP program which will reward players with a variety of perks including freerolls, exclusive perks and improved customer service, among other perks.
FanDuel pulls the plug on their UK-facing site to focus more on the United States.
FanDuel adjusts the way FDP Points are earned and exchanged and also introduces activity requirements for FDPs.
Resorts Atlantic City becomes the first casino in New Jersey to offer a daily fantasy sports product.
A proposed merger between the two largest daily fantasy sports sites has been called off after pressure from the Federal Trade Commission.
DrafKings has unveiled DK Live for use on Android. The highly rated app allows you to not only monitor players in your lineup but the wider fantasy sports world as a whole.
FanDuel introduces Summer Buzzer Beater Challenge as an extra reward for playing a variety of daily fantasy sports contests.
A new report released this week indicates that a planned merger between DraftKings and FanDuel is far from a sure thing.
Boom Fantasy has acquired the assets of DFS site DraftPot and will allow players to either withdraw balances or play on Boom Fantasy.
Drafted golfers in FanDuel PGA contests will now be eligible for scoring for all four rounds.
DraftKings introduces a new type of MLB contest called Arcade Mode that allow more points to be scored and is arguably easier to play.
New FanDuel players will now be eligible to receive a refund up to $120 if their first contest is not a winner.
FanDuel WNBA contests are the newest contest type to be added to the FanDuel lineup.
FantasyDraft tweaks its PGA contest structure and makes a minor scoring change.
DraftDay brand to be retired for daily fantasy sports games while the site focuses on business to business operations as a software provider.
Arkansas becomes the 11th state to regulate daily fantasy sports with new legislation authorizing and taxing DFS signed by the governor this week.
FanDuel Mixup will be released later spring. What do we know about these contests?
FanDuel introduced late swap contests just in time for the start of the MLB season. Reaction has been passionate from both sides of the changes.
Daily fantasy baseball players on FanDuel will need to adjust their projections during the 2017 season after a couple new stat changes at FanDuel.
DraftKings uses its Malta license to launch in Germany. More European countries could follow.
FantasyDraft releases their first ever mobile app on iOS. An Android app will also be coming soon, according to an email from FantasyDraft.
After being development for the last few months, FanDuel golf contests are now live.
Dueling with Kings, a DFS book released in early March, is getting rave reviews from readers and fans of DFS alike.
FanDuel introduces a CSV edit feature which allows players to more quickly edit multiple lineups.
DraftKings has again set maximum entries on low buy-in contests to 150, after experimenting with a 20 cap.
FanDuel and DraftKings both experienced outages after Amazon Web Services went down for a few hours on Tuesday afternoon.
FanDuel Friends Mode gets a chat feature, available on the latest versions of FanDuel mobile.
FantasyDraft surprises players with plans to reimburse up to 99.6% of FantasyAces player account balances.
FanDuel is offering new and existing players an easy to enter a daily fantasy basketball freeroll until February 17th.
FantasyAces files for Chapter 7 bankruptcy after deal with FantasyDraft falls through.
Believe it or not, daily fantasy football is not over — there is still more more slate that combines the Pro Bowl and Super Bowl.
FantasyDraft has agreed to acquire FantasyAces in a deal that will have the player base and player balances transferred to FantasyDraft by the end of January.
This week, FanDuel CEO Nigel Eccles confirmed that FanDuel would be adding daily fantasy golf contests in the near future.
According to a wide-ranging report on the DFS industry, demographics have failed to budge from the stereotype of the young, affluent white male.
The end of the NFL regular season doesn’t mean the end of the daily fantasy football season. There are still three weeks left to enjoy before keywords are hung up for another 8 months.
FanDuel is offering a Survivor contest for the last week of the NFL season and into the playoffs. Here is how you can participate.
DraftOps has lost their argument to dismiss a lawsuit that would require the former DFS site to pay more than $1.1 for a 2015 sponsorship deal.
Rosters and nearly 20 other DFS sites networked on the iTeam Network platform have shut their doors. Players are expected to be cashed out without issue.
Do you need to contact DraftKings customer support about an issue? Here is what you need to know before reaching out to DraftKings.
DraftKings 12 Days of Giveaways is back for 2016. See what is store for the DraftKings 2016 holiday promotion.
FanDuel is giving extra rewards to players who complete three weekly challenges. See how you can qualify this December.
Yahoo is the latest daily fantasy sports site to enter the UK market, joining DraftKings and FanDuel.
Players from over 40 states can play on at least one medium or larger DFS site. What sites restrict players from certain states?
DraftKings offers players live events for most sports. DraftKings live packages give players a chance to experience daily fantasy sports in a truly unique way.
Received a notice to fill out a FanDuel W9 form? Here is what you need to know.
The two top DFS sites have announced a merger. What does this move mean for players and when can we expect changes?
DraftKings DK Live now supports NBA breaking news, scores and player updates. Only NFL was previously supported by the app.
FantasyDraft is offering rake-free head to head contests for a limited time. Players will save up to 10% of their buy-in to these contests.
DraftKings Bucket List Experiences are arguably one of the more unique items you can win at DraftKings. Here are the ways you can qualify.
FanDuel support allows players to contact them through a variety of methods including live chat and email. What is the best option for you?
DraftKings has introduced Casual Player contests to DraftKings players without experience badges. See if you qualify for the new contests.
FanDuel soccer is officially live with the first contests starting on October 29th. Check out the FanDuel soccer scoring and rules before setting your lineup.
Dailyfantasysports.codes previews the 2016-2017 daily fantasy basketball season by comparing the top two DFS sites – FanDuel and DraftKings.
FanDuel to launch EPL contests by the end of October. The introduction of the new sport is their first in three years.
Regular season Daily fantasy basketball begins in late October. Here are the changes players can expect for the 2016-2017 season.
If you are daily fantasy hockey player at FanDuel, you will want to stay up with the scoring changes for the 2016-2017 season.
Daily fantasy sports podcast content is exploding. Check out what podcasts you need to listen each week.
If you haven’t looked at the FanDuel NFL scoring schedule lately, it doesn’t hurt to refresh your memory to make sure you are setting your lineups correctly.
As an ESPN DFS, analysis, Cynthia Frelund took the daily fantasy sports world by storm last year. Where is everyone’s favorite analyst this year?
DraftKings is looking into allegations the winner of the Week 3 Millionaire Maker may have colluded with his brother, a fellow DFS player.
FanDuel players will now pay 15% in FanDuel’s largest tournament, the Sunday Million.
Many small and medium sized DFS sites are struggling compared to last year. What has happened and what are the largest DFS sites now?
DraftKings Flash Bonus Blitz is held every Saturday and awards $10,000 in extra prizes each week. The special contests are among the highest value contests on DraftKings.
DraftKings is back with a new DraftKings free play bonus for new players. Learn about how this bonus works and how you can take advantage.
FanDuel is tweaking how ownership percentages are displayed for games that have not started, a policy that brings FanDuel in line with other top DFS sites.
DraftKings and FanDuel are by far the most dominate DFS sites today. How do the two sites compare as the 2016 NFL season kicks off?
FanDuel has released a new promotion to kick off the 2016 NFL football season. The FanDuel 5 Pack offer works like this…
Medium-sized DFS site, Fantasy Aces has acquired the player base of Fantasy Feud, a DFS site with a loyal following of players. The sites official transition date is yet to be determined.
FanDuel Friends Mode allows players to play DFS in a centralized league page that makes it easier and more fun to play with friends.
Last week, DraftKings Community Guidelines were introduced to mostly positive reviews. Still, some players are against the changes or questioning the difficulty of enforcement.
DraftKings League has been introduced just in time for the football season. The new platform provides daily fantasy players an easier and more engaging way to play DFS with their friends.
DraftKings offers more DFS selection by sport than other site. And during this year’s Olympics they are also offering Olympic basketball contests.
The NFL preseason is both loved and hated by some NFL fans but preseason DFS helps us love the game more. DraftKings has contests up – what other sites currently have contests available?
Wednesday Governor Andrew Cuomo finally signed the New York daily fantasy sports bill, officially legalize the game in the state. Now players anxiously wait for the games to go live.
FanDuel has introduced a new look and with it an increased focus on safety and security represented in the newly released FanDuel Bill of Rights.
Entering repeated lineups into different contests has traditionally difficult. With New Entry Mode players can enter many contests at one time.
Some five months after the DraftKings affiliate program underwent major changes, the commission structure of the RAF program is also being overhauled.
West Virginia became the latest state to rule on the legality of DFS when the state AG gave an opinion that the games did NOT meet the threshold for unlawful gambling.
Free Contest Arcade is a new ongoing promotion introduced in June centering around DraftKings freerolls. $20k is being awarded in June alone.
FanDuel has introduced Player Experience Badges which will publicly identify players who are in one of three categories.
DraftKings has added CFL contests to their platform. Check out the scoring and rules of the DraftKings CFL contests before you set your lineups.
The New York legislature has passed a DFS bill that would make the state the seventh to regulate daily fantasy sports.
DraftKings announced some additional benefits of their 3 month old Player Rewards program, which includes larger and more frequent freerolls as well as the addition of a new tier.
A big day for daily fantasy sports players in two states as the governors in Missouri and Colorado signed legislation that makes the states the 5th and 6th to regulate DFS.
Survivor events reward consistencya bit of luck. But the end reward is very lucrative for players that make it to the final round.
FantasyDraft is the latest DFS site to offer daily fantasy sports contests. Here is what players can expect from FantasyDraft’s latest offering.
DraftKings’ FBWC is being held this August in Toronot and will be awarding $4 million in guaranteed prizes. Players can qualify for as little as $0.25.
The PGA’s unofficial 5th major, the Players Championship begins this Thursday and DFS contests are now available to join at DraftKings.
On Monday, DraftKings and FanDuel left the state of Idaho after the recent determination by the state’s AG. With Idaho players now shut out, what states still play on DraftKings and FanDuel?
Less than a month after the Tennessee Attorney General declared that daily fantasy sports was illegal a new bill has been passed and signed by the governor. Operators have until July 1st to decide to whether they want to participate.
In our series on the new DraftKings Player Rewards program, we take a look at the changes effect on the VIP Store.
There is nothing more frustrating than a baseball game rained out. Thankfully some of the biggest DFS sites provide weather tools to minimize your risk.
FanDuel today announced that they are making some minor tweaks effective April 27th. RBIs are now worth 3.5 points while Runs will now be worth 3.5 points.
DraftKings has never been a haven for players who like to play freerolls. That is, not until DraftKings released their new Players Rewards Club. Now players can qualify for them every month for up to $150k in entries.
DraftKings Daily Missions are a notable part of the new DraftKings Players Reward Program. But are they worth your time?
Tennessee is the latest state to weigh in on daily fantasy sports. And not only are DFS contests considered gambling according to the attorney general but so are season-long games.
After six months, another season of MLB is upon us. Here is what you need to know as we head into another MLB daily baseball season.
DraftKings has unveiled a new VIP program called Player Rewards which includes new rewards such as Daily Missions, access to exclusive freerolls, Flash Bonuses on top of using FPPs in the store.
Last week, Yahoo launched an initiative called “Fair Play,” which they believe will level the playing field for players and make the games more fair all players including limits to entries, opponent labeling and restrictions on scripts.
On Tuesday, top DFS sites DraftKings, FanDuel and Yahoo announced that they would halt real money operations in the state.
With Major League Baseball just a couple weeks away, it’s time to start to get excited for daily fantasy baseball. Here are the scoring and rules for the next season.
Daily fantasy hockey may not be the most popular sport for DFS, but it does have a following and daily prize pools over $100,000 on most days at FanDuel. Here are the rules you need to know to begin playing.
Still waiting for your DraftKings 1099 forms in the mail. Good news – they may be available for download online.
The state of Virginia took an historic step on Monday when Governor Terry McAuliffe signed a bill legalizing daily fantasy sports, making the state the first to officially endorse the game. A bill was first passed by the Virginia legislature in early February.
FanDuel has announced that they would be suspending real money operations in the state of Texas as of May 1st. Here is what Texas DFS FanDuel players need to know.
On March 13th, the sports world will focus their eyes on the NCAA for March Madness. Here’s where you can play DFS contests during the second half of March.
If you showed a profit on DraftKings last year, you may be wondering why the site has not sent a 1099 form to you yet. It’s not just you – 1099 forms have been delayed since early February.
On Tuesday, DraftKings introduced Hot Streak, a new promo where players can win up to $1,000 for every 7-day winning streak in the site’s Hot Streak contests.
The two largest daily fantasy sports sites, DraftKings and FanDuel, have updated their terms and conditions to reflect that they are no longer servicing players from the state of Mississippi. The news comes on the heels of an opinion from the Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood that daily fantasy sports were not lawful in the state.
Bad news for affiliates that promote the largest daily fantasy sports site. DraftKings sent affiliates a notice on Wednesday that terms will be changing significantly for affiliates. Among the changes are new minimum activity requirements and new revenue share rates. The changes will go into effect on March 1st, 2016.
If you’re like most DFS players, the thrill of taking home a big score in GPPs is enticing. A lower cost way to participate in these events is through satellites and qualifiers.
Not satisfied with the available contests at FanDuel? Want to play a private game with your friends? That’s no problem at FanDuel, as you are allowed to create a contest for either head to head or league contests
DraftKings took a big step on Saturday when they officially expanded their popular daily fantasy sports games to players located in the United Kingdom.
A few weeks ago it seemed nearly hopeless for former players of insolvent daily fantasy sports site FantasyUp. Now turnkey operator iTeam is taking over the site and repaying players.
FantasyDraft, the fourth largest daily fantasy sports site in the country has decided to leave the state of Texas, two weeks after the Attorney General in the state gave an opinion that daily fantasy sports is illegal under state law.
With the conclusion of the NFC and AFC Conference Championships, the daily fantasy football season is officially over. What other sports can you play to fill the gap until next season?
FantasyUp players are understandably upset with the news last week that FantasyUp had abruptly closed shop and would not be paying players, there may be hope for those that made recent deposits to the site.
Small DFS site FantasyUp has sent a notice to players that they are shutting down on Thursday and do not have the means to pay players. In their statement, FantasyUp cited liquidity issues as well as fallout from recent legal issues with the industry.
It is that time of year when US residents have to start thinking about taxes. That also means taxes on daily fantasy sports winnings. But do you owe taxes if you simply received a W9 request?
With the departure of Vulcun from the eSports market, you may be looking for a new daily fantasy eSports provider. DraftKings offers their own eSports product, currently offering LOL contests.
The end of the NFL regular season does not mean the end of daily fantasy football – at least yet. During the NFL playoffs, major DFS sites will continue to offer daily fantasy football contests — right through the NFC and AFC Championships.
Vulcan, a leader in eSports, has announced via the Vulcun community blog that they will no longer offer paid eSports contests on Vulcun after January 14th. Vulcun says that the cloudy legal landscape has currently made it difficult to continue real money operations.
Although not as generous as FanDuel for freerolls, DraftKings does offer players regular freerolls of their own, often giving away Step tickets as prizes.
A type of contest available at many DFS sites that doesn’t get as much attention are “Multiplier” contests, sometimes referred to as a Booster on DraftKings. Read on for the basics of these contests.
Whether you are clearing a bonus or cash in a freeroll, chances are you will encounter something called “FantasyCash” when you play on FantasyDraft, which is currently the 4th daily fantasy sports site offering DFS contests.
One of the best parts of playing daily fantasy sports is that it makes watching the games much more interesting. Thursday nights on FanDuel attempts to capture that excitement with FanDuel Thursday TNT contests for its daily fantasy basketball action.
Illinois is the latest state to join the effort against daily fantasy sports. The Attorney General of Illinois has issued a ruling that daily fantasy sports contests offered to its residents are illegal under Illinois law.
If you are one of the millions of users who play season long fantasy sports, you may know how difficult it is to collect entry fees and manage payouts. Enter League Hub, a manager for fantasy sports leagues run for ESPN seasonal leagues.
A sport that you don’t hear mentioned a lot during this time of year is college basketball, a DFS sport that is almost exclusively offered at DraftKings (and FanDuel). DraftKings offers daily fantasy college basketball contests through March Madness.
There are thousands of contest choices each week at DraftKings, just sitting in the lobby waiting for players like you to join. But you don’t have to settle for joining an existing contest — you can also create contests to your own preference.
New York Supreme Court justice Manuel Mendez has ordered DraftKings and FanDuel to cease operations in New York effective immediately. Shortly after, DraftKings and FanDuel, won a temporary appeal.
In nearly every daily fantasy sports lobby you will see something called “Leagues?” This term is a bit ambiguous with DFS. You might be asking yourself either “aren’t they all leagues?” or “how can they be a league if they are daily?”
You don’t need news reports to tell you that daily fantasy mixed martial arts (MMA) is becoming a popular sport to play DFS. You merely need to look at the large prize pools — over $200,000 guaranteed at DraftKings for a typical UFC event.
When you’re ready to bank some of your FantasyDraft overlays and winnings, you’ll need to initiate a FantasyDraft withdrawal – shown here in three simple steps.
DraftKings is the most popular daily fantasy sports in the land and they have a excellent mobile app to show for it. The iOS version of DraftKings is rated five stars by the Apple App store with over 1600 reviews, making it the most highly rated mobile apps available.
Massachusetts has broadly proposed changes to the daily fantasy sports industry that would put limits on DFS companies who cater to players the state. The proposed regulations include limiting play to those 21 and older and limiting deposits to $1000 for most players.
The 2015-2016 NBA season began this week and with the launch of a new season, daily fantasy sports players have another sport to compete for their attention besides football. Here we take a look at the NBA scoring at FanDuel and Draftkings.
The first deposit bonus provides a great lucrative reward as you try out the real money contests at FanDuel. At FanDuel, even though they offer a comparatively small bonus of 100% up to $200 — players can earn the equivalent of 40% of their fee back while they are earning the bonus.
If you are looking for a FanDuel VIP program, you won’t be able to find one, at least yet. But despite not offering an official program, FanDuel still finds a way to reward all of their players through the earning of FanDuel Points.
Putting aside the attention grabbing prize pools of Week 1, the major guaranteed prize pool tournaments of daily fantasy sports had largely stabilized. That is until Week 6, when player activity finally caught up to some of the headlines the industry has received over the last couple weeks.
Two days after StarsDraft announced that they were suspending DFS access to players in 46 states, Star Fantasy Leagues has added at least 13 new states to it restricted list. Star Fantasy Leagues had already been fairly aggressive with its player restrictions, barring 13 states from its real money contests.
On Monday, Amaya Inc announced that they were taking the dramatic step of leaving all but four states in reaction to recent developments in the industry. What’s next and what other states are being affected?
For the first time this season, total entry numbers and total entry fees went down, while the largest three sites have already lowered guarantees for Week 7.
The Nevada Gaming Control Board announced on Thursday that unlicensed daily fantasy sports must stop offering its services to Nevada residents effective immediately. DraftKings and FanDuel have responded by leaving the state.
Despite significant drama in the daily fantasy sports world over the last two weeks, Week 5 was still the largest week ever for DraftKings and FanDuel according to tracking site SuperLobby.
Wednesday was the start of the NHL season and for DFS players, that means another sport to play daily fantasy sports. While daily fantasy hockey still lags football, baseball and basketball the sport has a daily fantasy following and is growing with the rest of the sports.
During Week 4 of the NFL season, we saw the two largest daily fantasy sports sites pay out $0 in net overlays, while some of the smaller sites struggled to take in more than they paid out at GPPs.
Week four of the NFL season proved to be the wildest yet and not because of what happened in the games. A controversy regarding the posting of DraftKings lineup data has raised serious questions about how daily fantasy sports sites handle info and reinvigorated the debate of whether the industry needs to be properly regulated.
StarsDraft has taken a page from PokerStars, and offers one of the better VIP programs to DFS players, paying up to 18% rakeback through the exchange of Victiv Points for cash tickets.
Across the pond there is another type of football currently in the hearts of minds of fans. We call it soccer, but they of course refer to it as football. It’s the number one sport in the world so it’s no surprise that the site is gaining some traction at America’s top daily fantasy sports site, DraftKings.
With $2.1 million in overlays given away during Week 2, the total figured was only 20% less than Week 1’s strong showing as daily fantasy football sites vie for the attention of players.
With $2.1 million in overlays given away during Week 2, the total figured was only 20% less than Week 1’s strong showing as daily fantasy football sites vie for the attention of players.
With daily fantasy sports booming and scores of less skilled players joining the games, sharper players are cleaning up. To aid in your efforts to beat the games, Daily Fantasy Sports Codes has teamed up with top prediction services to help you this NFL season.
There’s been an awakening; have you felt it? If you’ve watched any amount of television, listened to the radio or been on the internet over the last month, you’ve undoubtedly seen the ads from DraftKings and FanDuel – daily fantasy football has arrived.
It’s almost here! The start of the football season is just a few days away. The arrival of a new season means it’s time to make sure you have a daily fantasy site or two picked out for when things start to get serious this Thursday.
Less that a month ago PokerStars parent company Amaya announced that they had acquired a relatively obscure daily fantasy sports called Victiv. On Thursday, Amaya officially launched the DFS site as StarsDraft, effectively putting an end to the Victiv brand as of today. The move comes with just over a week before the start of the NFL season.
There are less than two weeks before the start of the NFL season. If you have been on the sidelines during the NFL preseason, now is the time to get those projections ready. Before we do that, its important to be family with the scoring systems daily fantasy sports sites use, which are not universal.
DraftKings was ranked forth this week in TV advertising according to iSpot.tv, signaling that they are putting some of their recent funding win to work towards television advertising before the start of the NFL season.
Daily fantasy sports sites are catering to player’s insatiable desire for more daily fantasy football. With the NFL still a half a month away, that means NFL preseason daily fantasy football is filling the void. How should you approach these unpredictable games so you’re not throwing darts.
With the NFL season about to start, many daily fantasy sports sites are trying to get the attention of fans before the season starts. FantasyDraft is going things a bit differently — with a large preseason freeroll. With a $50,000 prize pool three weeks before the season starts, the event is turning heads.
DraftKings has been given the green light to operate its daily fantasy sports contests in the United Kingdom. As part of the entry into the UK market, DraftKings will be opening up an office in London and name a new head of international growth.
PokerStars has officially entered the daily fantasy sports market. Today the company announced during a Q2 conference call that it has purchased Victiv and will rebrand their existing daily sports site as StarsDraft.
FanDuel is quietly testing a new lobby for its daily fantasy sports site. The new lobby, which has no official launch date for wider release is cleaner, more visually appealing and easier to navigate.
As the world’s most popular league starts its season, DraftKings is adding an impressive lineup of daily fantasy sports soccer contests. Meanwhile, Yahoo looks to start offering daily fantasy soccer.
Less than two weeks after Yahoo launched a daily fantasy sports website, CBS’s SportsLine has joined the DFS market with its own new DFS website that went live earlier Monday. Highlighted upon launch with no rake, the new website also features a simple interface and unique drafting format.
When you’re a website that offers daily fantasy sports, the National Football League is a big bleeping deal. So it’s not a surprise that the largest daily fantasy sports sites are already flexing their DFS muscles to give players a hint of what to expect during the 2015 football season.
Nearly a month to the day an ESPN funding deal fell through, DraftKings has announced that they have secured an additional $300 million in funding led by FOX sports. Of the $300 million, FOX Sports has committed $150 million with the agreement also calling for DraftKings to spend $250 million in advertising over the next three years at FOX Sports.
In our post last week, we explained the lucrative $600 sign-up bonus that is available to players who earn Frequent Player Points while they play the real money contests at DraftKings. Fortunately for players, in addition to clearing the bonus, they can also use these points towards a VIP program at DraftKings.
Yahoo’s position as one of the largest fantasy sports sites in the world — not to mention one of the world’s most visited websites — does not appear to be shielding them from growing pains since the launch of their highly anticipated daily fantasy sports product on July 8th.
When you sign-up to DraftKings you can take advantage of a 100% up to $600 bonus, which is among the larger bonuses available when signing up for a daily fantasy sports site. Players will also receive a free $3 entry.
A comprehensive report on the demographics of daily fantasy sports use has been released by Eliers Research. Among the findings in the report, which surveyed 1420 individuals between June 18th-July 9th, was that a near unanimous 98% of survey respondents identified themselves as male (98%), white (92%) and a millennial (61%).
“You didn’t seriously expect Yahoo Sports to ignore the daily fantasy boom, did you?” That’s the word from Yahoo today upon today’s announcement that they had launched a new daily fantasy sports product called Yahoo Sports Daily Fantasy.
If you are fortunate enough to find your groove in daily fantasy sports at FanDuel, eventually you are going to want to make a withdrawal. In today’s post on FanDuel withdrawals, we will tell you what you need to know about the process.
Last month DraftKings became the “Official Daily Fantasy Sports Partner” of NASCAR. While not traditionally the first sport one thinks of when they think of daily fantasy sports, NASCAR dfs contests are gaining popularity and there is no greater evidence of that than this weekend’s NASCAR action.
Once you have registered at FanDuel and have decided that you want to play real money daily fantasy sports, it’s time to make a deposit. Making a deposit on FanDuel is very easy and rewarding
One of the best ways to play daily fantasy sports is when the daily fantasy sports site gives away free money. Enter FanDuel’s money-added Happy Hour contests. Find one of these tournaments in the lobby and receive anywhere from an extra $1,000 in cash to a ticket in to a future tournament.
If you love fantasy sports and live in the Boston area, you may have a chance to join the expanding staff at DraftKings, this time from the content arm of the company. Playbook, a sports informational website launched by DraftKings, now boosts a staff of 25, up from 2 from their launch just six months ago.
A writer from Forbes was the first to tweet this morning that the parent company of DraftDay has agreed to sell its daily fantasy sports assets including DraftDay to an investment group owned by Sportech PLC, for $7 million. DraftDraft had been courting a new buyer for at least the last few months.
SportsLock, a fantasy sports site specializing in fantasy sports brackets, has secured $5 million in financing. The round of funding comes just 2 months after released its mobile applicable in the iOS store.
First NASCAR, now horse racing. On Friday, Belmond Stakes announced that DraftKings will be the title sponsor of the Belmont Stakes being held June 4th to June 6th. DraftKings will also give away a one-of-a-kind VIP pass in an MLB upcoming league.
DraftKings players can qualify for a quintessential summer baseball experience with an evening at Fenway Park one day and a DraftKings live daily fantasy sports event the next – awarding $150,000 King of Boston live event on June 6th.
Mobile users rejoice – FanDuel unveiled a fully functional Android app to players on Tuesday. The new software allows players to perform all of the essential tasks FanDuel users have grown accustomed to from FanDuel.com, including setting lineups, joining contests as well as depositing and withdrawing funds.
When DraftKings partnered with ESPN back in early April for a rumored $250 million, one of the benefits touted at the time was how ESPN could bring daily fantasy sports to new levels. This week the industry got a taste of what the new world would like when a new ESPN fantasy sports analyst, Cynthia Frelund, was introduced to the ESPN team.
While there is little doubt about daily fantasy sports legality in the United States, the legal status in some states remains murky. One of those states, Kansas, today officially clarified its position on fantasy sports with the signing of HR 2155 by Governor Sam Brownback.
On the heels of last week’s NASCAR deal, DraftKings founders Jason Robins and Matt Kalish stopped by and spoke with Jim Cramer, the eccentric host of CNBC’s Made Money about their position on the 2015 CNBC Disruptor 50 list — companies that are innovating and revolutionizing the landscape of their respective businesses.
DraftKings announced today via a statement that they have partnered with NASCAR and NASCAR Digital Media as “Official Daily Fantasy Sports Partner” in a three-year deal that will see DraftKings develop and launch NASCAR-branded daily fantasy sports games.
With a full schedule of games available each day and plentiful stats, Major League Baseball just may be the perfect sport for daily fantasy sports. The way points are earned can vary from site to site – so before getting started be familiar with the DraftKings MLB scoring system and rules.
Daily fantasy sports (DFS) is now everywhere and is being embraced by leagues and top internet portals such as Yahoo. Is there now any question about daily fantasy sports legality and what has taken major interests so long to fully embrace DFS?
You have won some daily fantasy sports contests and now it’s time to take some of your excess bankroll off the table by making a DraftKings withdrawal.
DraftKings makes the process of initiating a withdrawal just as simple as making a DraftKings deposit.
Yahoo.com announced during their 1st quarter earnings conference call that they plan to launch a daily fantasy sports product sometime this summer — just in time for the 2015 football season. They would bring their new product to an existing fantasy sports user base of six million.
The inventor of the first live in-game betting platform will be patenting a new in-game platform for daily fantasy sports next month. The new platform will be presented to DFS operators and could launch as early as 2016.
Major League Players Association and Major League Baseball agreed to extend existing rules that prohibit players from engaging in gambling to include daily fantasy sports.
So you have registered at DraftKings and have checked out the assortment of games. You are now ready to take the plunge and make a deposit and join the exciting and fun world of real money daily fantasy sports contests, all 100% legal in 45 states.
Looking to sign-up to DraftKings? DraftKings makes their sign-up process incredibly easy, allowing you the ability to join any of DraftKings’ thousands of daily real money contests in just a matter of minutes.