DraftKings is one of the largest and most respected providers of daily fantasy sports in the world. DraftKings invites all prospective customers to come and experience the site through a promotional offer that, to the winner, could be worth thousands!!
All new customers receive a free entry into one of their real money contests! Play for real money and try out DraftKings risk-free!
This promotion is the same offer that DraftKings is advertising on television on all the major sports networks.
Register Your New Account
Visit DraftKings to register your new account and automatically receive your free tournament ticket.
Using the signup form, fill in a custom username, a valid email address, a password for your DraftKings account, confirmation of that password, your country, and your state or province. For the optional promo code field, LEAVE THIS FIELD BLANK. This will ensure that you receive your free contest entry plus all the other benefits DraftKings offers to new customers!
Note that DraftKings doesn’t currently accept customers from outside North America, so the U.S. and Canada are the only country options. In addition, DraftKings doesn’t accept U.S. customers from Arizona, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana and Washington due to laws that restrict cash prizes in those states.
Making a Deposit
You must make a real money deposit to receive your free entry ticket. Note that there’s currently no expiration on the promotional offer, so you don’t have to make a deposit right away. Nevertheless, DraftKings does reserve the right to end the promotion at any time, and when it does, if you haven’t yet used it, your free entry could be forfeited.
To make a deposit, navigate to the DraftKings website. Click the “Sign-in” link in the upper right-hand corner of the page. In the dialog pop-up, enter the email address associated with your DraftKings account and your DraftKings password, and then click the green “Sign In” button.
Once signed into your account and on the main lobby page, click the green “Deposit” button in the upper right-hand corner of the page. Your deposit options are $25, $100, $250 and $600. There’s also an “Other” box, which is where you can specify an amount.
Note that the minimum deposit at DraftKings is just $5. Payment options include PayPal and all major credit, debit and prepaid cards, including American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa.
DraftKings Frequent Player Points
DraftKings uses a frequent player points system to award loyal customers. Members earn FPP’s every time they enter into a real money contest. The number of FPP’s earned per contest depends on the amount of the buy-in. You cannot earn FPP’s on freerolls.
You can check the number of Frequent Player Points at any time by logging in and visiting your Account Information.
You can spend your FPP’s to enter real money contests for free! Purchase tournament entries with your FPP’s at the DraftKings store.
DraftKings routinely offers free contests and other promotions that you can take advantage of throughout the year.
How DraftKings Works
New leagues and tournaments are available on a daily basis. Most contests begin and end over a 24-hour period, but some are longer, including season-long contests. The buy-in is the cost to enter a contest, and you must be able to cover the full buy-in amount with the funds in your DraftKings account. Buy-ins are not refundable.
All contests are assigned a fixed salary cap, and all athletes in the DraftKings database have a dollar value, which is adjusted based on league scoring. Contest participants assemble a valid team within the limitations of the salary cap. Leagues are scored similar to standard fantasy sports, and the owner of the team that scores the most points wins. Some leagues and tournaments award runner-up prizes to the second-place team, third-place team and so forth.
How to Play Fantasy Football on DraftKings
The standard DraftKings fantasy football league has a salary cap of $50,000. The default roster size is nine and includes a quarterback (QB), two running backs (RB), three wide receivers (WR), a tight end (TE), a flex player (FLEX) and a defense/special teams unit (DST). The flex position can be a RB, WR or TE. DraftKings uses a standard fantasy football scoring system that awards 4 points for passing touchdowns and 6 points for rushing TDs.
With $50K to spend, you can average about $5.5K per position. Nevertheless, this scoring system favors running backs, so many players will choose to pay more for that position, including in the flex spot, and then seek to identify underappreciated players, often called sleepers, at other positions. The teams that win are usually the teams with the most players that outperformed their salaries. Note that a valid team must have players from at least two different NFL teams.
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How to Play Fantasy Baseball on DraftKings
Fantasy baseball on DraftKings is very similar to fantasy football on DraftKings. The major differences is that it uses players from the MLB instead of the NFL, and scoring reflects the MLB rules. In standard leagues and tournaments, all participants are assigned a fixed $50,000 salary cap. The cap is used to field a valid 10-player team, which includes two pitchers (P), a catcher (C), a first basemen or designated hitter (1B/DH), a second baseman (2B), a third baseman (3B), a shortstop (SS) and three outfielders (OF).
Scoring is also similar to fantasy football. Hitters, for instance, earn three points for a single or 10 points for a home run, and pitchers get two points for a strikeout and four points for a win. An important factor to keep in mind is that fantasy baseball doesn’t favor a position to the extent that fantasy football does, so players tend to approach these leagues with balanced rosters. Note that a valid team must have players from at least two different MLB teams.