If you have recently played on DraftKings, you may have noticed something slightly unusual – a World Poker Tour promotion.
The development is surprising given daily fantasy sport’s historic hesitation to associate with anything that could be compared be compared to gambling. But continued momentum with DFS and a large overlap in the target market of poker and daily fantasy sports is compelling DraftKings to take another look.
DraftKing last week announced that they had become a sponsor of the WPT European Championship, where they will offer a handful of daily fantasy sport qualifiers.
This isn’t the first time DraftKings has worked with a poker brand. In addition to a previous deal with the World Poker Tour in 2015, DraftKings has also worked with the World Series of Poker.
DraftKings WPT European Championship Qualifiers
As part of DraftKings sponsorship of the WPT European Championship, DraftKings is offering contests that will qualify 8 players to the European Championship Main Event early next year.
Qualifiers will be held through weekly NFL and NBA contests. Depending on the your preferred price point, you can enter either through satellites ranging from $0.25 or $3 or attempt to qualify directly through $20-$150 qualifiers. Each qualifier will award 1 award 1 entry into the WPT European Main Event. WPT satellites feed into qualifiers.
Each package won by players will include €3.3k for use in the Main Event of the WPT European Championship in Berlin from January 10th to January 16th. Players will also receive $1,600 for airfare/transfers as well as a six-night hotel stay in Berlin.
Finding World Poker Tour Contests on DraftKings
Due to the relative small number of WPT daily fantasy qualifiers at DraftKings, you’re best bet to find upcoming WPT contests is to do one of the following:
- Go to the World Poker Berlin promotion page at DraftKinngs
- Search for “World Poker Tour” under the NFL and NBA lobbies at DraftKings.
For example, during the weekend of November 17th, DraftKings is offering two NFL contests into the WPT European Championship as seen below: