Frequently Asked Questions

What Is DraftKings?

DraftKings, Inc. is a leading skill-based Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) gaming destination for fans in North America to compete in single-day online games for cash and prizes across the largest variety of professional and collegiate sports.  DraftKings is the exclusive DFS partner of Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League, Major League Soccer, NASCAR and Ultimate Fighting Championship.  Founded in 2012 by CEO Jason Robins, CRO Matt Kalish and COO Paul Liberman, DraftKings is headquartered in Boston, Mass.

Is Playing On DraftKings Legal?

Legal residents physically located in any of the 50 states and Washington DC, excluding Alabama, Arizona, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, and Washington are eligible to open an account and participate in contests offered by the Website. Legal residents of Arizona, Hawaii, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, and Washington (the "Excluded States") are ineligible for prizes offered by the Website. Residents of the Excluded States are eligible to open and maintain accounts on the Website for use only in games that do not offer prizes.  

What Types of Contests Do you Offer?

  • GPP (Guaranteed Prize Pool) Contests – GPP's are contests that payout the entire prize pool, regardless if the contest fills or not. These contests are labeled in orange text in the contest lobby.
  • Leagues- League contests will close automatically if they do not fill to capacity. Entry fees will automatically be refunded if contests are cancelled. These contests are labeled white text in the contest lobby.
  • Head-to-Head- Winner takes all in these one-on-one contests. 
  • 50/50’s –  Teams finishing in the top-half of the field win cash no matter the number of entries.
  • Qualifier Contests –  Win tickets that can be used for free entry into a higher stakes contest
  • Multipliers- Great way for a bankroll boost! Win 3x TO 10x your entry fee in these contests.
  • Steps- Advance at each step by winning a ticket to the next level. Jump in at Step 1 for just $2.00 and work your way to Step 4 to win cash!
  • Beginner- Play against other beginners in up to 50 contests. Once you reach that limit, these contests will no longer be available to enter.
  • Multi-Match Head-to-Head-  Contest enters you into 20 unique Head-to-Head matchups, under one entry, where you win cash with each win.  The prize structure mimics the payout you would receive if you played each person in a single Head-to-head contest. 20 people will win cash in this 21 person tournament.
  • Freeroll Contests – These contests are free to enter and any winnings will be paid with Entry Tickets or DraftKings Dollars

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