With the conclusion of the daily fantasy football season, it’s time to turn our attention to other sports. As a DFS player, you have a few choices but the largest prize pools are going to be found at daily fantasy basketball contests with many hundreds of thousands of dollars in guaranteed contests at stake many nights at DraftKings.
With the influx of DFS players looking to play DFS basketball, DraftKings are offering an extra incentive for you to try out their Beginner Games, contests specifically designed for new players. On a first deposit at DraftKings you can receive a free $3 ticket to the site’s NBA Beginner-Only contests.
Free Contest Entry at DraftKings
What are DraftKings Beginners Contests?
DraftKings Beginner Games are an excellent way to get your feet wet in the site’s daily fantasy basketball contests. They are available to any new player who has played 50 or fewer games in a specific sport. So this means even if you played other contests on DraftKings, you may be eligible to participate (although you wont be able to receive a free ticket).
The benefit of these beginner games is that you will only be playing against other new players, so no need to worry about getting crushed by professionals while you get a handle on your strategy for these contests.
Want to give these games a try? Beginner events are available in their own tab under “Contests Types” in the DraftKings lobby. In this section, you will be able to find a variety of DraftKings contests including GPPs, 50/50s, Double Ups, Triple Ups and more.
Before you join these contests, don’t forget to familiarize yourself with the basics of the scoring for the daily fantasy basketball contests. These rules will be applicable for any NBA contest you decide to join at DraftKings.
How to Get your Free Beginner Entry
The $1,000 NBA $1k Sharpshooter Beginner tournament normally requires new players to enter for $3. When you make your first deposit at DraftKings, you will receive a free entry to this or a similar contest.
You should receive confirmation of your offer before you make a deposit on the deposit screen. In addition to the free ticket, you will also receive a 100% up to $600 first deposit bonus as a new player.
Once you have made your first deposit, you can find available contest types from your “My Account” section after you are signed in. Tickets can be viewed under account details.
If you have any problem receiving your free entry contact DraftKings support at firstname.lastname@example.org.