DraftKings Commission Structure

DraftKings holds trust and transparency with our fantasy players as a core value, because we want nothing to get in the way of enjoyment of the game. Since our founding, DraftKings has built the largest daily fantasy sports platform in the world, and developed the industry’s most robust consumer protections, including game integrity and fairness policies that are market leading. The standards we have set have been critical in increasing the public trust in daily fantasy sports, and DraftKings team members across departments constantly explore opportunities to better inform and educate players. As part of that effort, beginning today, DraftKings’ full maximum contest commission structure will be available on this page. You can also opt in below to be notified by email if our commission structure ever changes in the future. We believe this is an important step to further improve trust and transparency, removing a concern that could get in the way of fans enjoying the game.

Maximum Commission Structure

Last Updated October 19, 2017 at 12pm EST

Entry Fee Range
$0.01 - $5.00
$5.01 - $25.00
$25.01 - $49.99
$50.00 - $99.99
$100.00 - $499.99
$500.00 - $999.99
$1000.00 +
Multipliers (2x-5x)
15.90% 13.05% 10.00%
15.00% 13.05% 10.00%
14.25% 12.00% 10.00%
12.00% 12.00% 10.00%
10.00% 10.00% 8.27%
10.00% 10.00% 5.67%
5.67% ** 5.67% 5.67%
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Guaranteed Standard: These contests pay out the entire prize regardless if the contest fills or not. This includes every Guaranteed contest type not listed separately in the table.
Guaranteed Multipliers (2x-5x): These contests pay out the entire prize regardless if the contest fills or not like Guaranteed Standard, but the payouts are structured such that all winners receive a set multiple of the entry fee. Non-Guaranteed Standard: These contests must fill in order to pay out their prize. Entry fees are automatically refunded if the contest does not fill.
* "Qualifier" named contests are subject to custom commission structures. For questions on specific Qualifier contests please email support@draftkings.com ** Excludes contests with prizes of $1MM or more and Entry Fee below $5000, which will have a maximum commission of 10%

Reduced Commission Double Ups

11 Entry Double Up Contests,
$1-$50 Entry Fee = 9.09%

22 Entry Double Up Contests,
$25-$50 Entry Fee = 9.09%

Our Promise

If we ever offer a contest that does not comply with this page, we will refund the difference between actual commission and maximum commission to every user in the contest.

DraftKings Player Rewards Program

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