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  • Pick the best 1-Day fantasy baseball team possible while staying under the $50,000 salary cap
  • Choose your favorite MLB® Players from all of today's rosters
  • Watch the action live on your computer or mobile device as you compete to win HUGE PRIZES all season long!
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Prizes

All-Star Game® Tickets
Regular Season Tickets
World Series® Game Tickets
MLB.tv Premium 30-Day Trials
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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter by 9/25/14. Open to legal residents of all 50 states and Washington DC, excluding Arizona, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, Washington who are at least the legal age of majority in their jurisdiction (and at least 18) at time of entry. Void where prohibited. See Official Rules for prizes and complete details.
Official Rules

Official Rules

General Overview

The DraftKings "MLB.com Official Mini Fantasy Contest" is an exclusive 1-Day Fantasy Baseball Tournament Program running starting March 31, 2014 and ending on September 25, 2014. Players will have the opportunity to compete daily in the "Official Mini Fantasy Game of MLB.com" where four grand prizes will be awarded, two each for the "MLB.com All-Star Game® Contest" and the "MLB.com World Series® Contest". The two (2) grand prize winners of the "MLB.com All-Star Game® Contest" will each receive two (2) tickets for the winner and one (1) guest to attend the 2014 MLB® All-Star Game® including airfare*, lodging, and stipend for meals and transportation. The grand prize winner of the "MLB.com World Series® Contest" will receive two (2) tickets for the winner and one (1) guest to attend one (1) game of the 2014 MLB® World Series® Championship including airfare*, lodging, and stipend for meals and transportation. One (1) runner up participant will receive two (2) tickets for he/she and one (1) guest to attend one (1) game of the 2014Championship Round 2 Series at the host city of his/her choice, airfare*, lodging, and stipend for meals and transportation. In addition to these, DraftKings will be giving away weekly prizes to the winners of the "MLB.com Friday Home Team Contest" consisting of two (2) tickets for the winner and one (1) guest to attend one (1) game of the 2014 MLB Regular Season at the host city of his/her choice. Airfare*, lodging, and stipend for meals and transportation not included. Finally, DraftKings will be giving away daily prizes consisting of 30-day MLB.TV Premium trials.

Events Overview

March 31, 2014, through September 25, 2014:

DraftKings will have an officially designated "MLB.com Official Mini Fantasy Contest" each day, where players will compete for one (1) of two (2) winners of a 30-day MLB.TV Premium trials. All players will automatically unlock an entry to compete in one (1) of the "MLB.com Friday Home Team Contest"(s), held once per week on Fridays throughout the 2014 MLB Regular Season, as well as the "MLB.com All-Star Game® Contest" starting on July 1, 2014, and ending on July 2, 2014, and the "MLB.com World Series® Contest" starting on September 26, 2014, and ending on September 27, 2014.

Contest Prize Structure

1st and 2nd Place Prizes: One (1) 30-day MLB.TV Premium Trial. Approximate retail value ("ARV") of each prize: $24.99.

All Players: Free Entry to the one (1) of the "MLB.com Friday Home Team Contest"(s), plus Free Entry to the "MLB.com All-Star Game® Contest" and the "MLB.com World Series® Contest" events on DraftKings.com.

Every Friday from April 4, 2014, through September 19, 2014:

DraftKings will host the "MLB.com Friday Home Team Contest" event on Fridays open to all players that have entered in the "MLB.com Official Mini Fantasy Contest".

Fridays from April 4, 2014, through September 19, 2014: Players will compete in a one (1) day event where the top player will receive the top prize of two (2) tickets for the top prize winner and one (1) guest to attend one (1) game of the 2014 MLB Regular Season at the host city of his/her choice. Airfare*, lodging, and transportation not included.

Prize Structure

1st Place: Two (2) tickets for the top prize winner and one (1) guest to attend one (1) game of the2014 MLB Regular Season at the host city of his/her choice. Airfare*, lodging, and transportation not included. ARV: $200

*Tiebreakers: If one or more players tie in any game, the tie will be broken based on the highest single baseball player points result for each baseball player in that week. For example, if Player A and Player B tied in the daily game, and Player A’s best player was David Ortiz with 30 fantasy points, and Player B’s best player was Matt Kemp with 28 fantasy points, then player A would be judged the winner. In the event that both teams have the same best player, it will proceed down to the next highest player in each roster. In the event of two identical rosters, the user who submitted their team first will be deemed the winner.

July 1, 2014, through July 2, 2014:

DraftKings will host the "MLB.com All-Star Game® Contest" event lasting two (2) days open to all players that have entered in the "MLB.com Official Mini Fantasy Contest".

July 1, 2014: Players will compete in a one (1) day event, where the top 20 finishers will advance and compete in the next day’s 2nd round game on July 2, 2014.

July 2, 2014: The 20 advancing players from the previous July 1, 2014, game will compete in a one (1) day event where the top two (2) players will each receive the Grand Prize of two (2) tickets for the Grand Prize winner and one (1) guest to attend the 2014 MLB® All-Star Game®, airfare*, lodging, and a $500 stipend for meals and transportation.

Prize Structure

Grand Prize: Two (2) tickets for the Grand Prize winner and one (1) guest to attend one (1) game of the 2014 MLB® All-Star Game®, airfare*, lodging, and a $500 stipend for meals and transportation. ARV of each Grand Prize: $2,600

* Tiebreakers: If one or more players tie in any game, the tie will be broken based on the highest single baseball player points result for each baseball player in that week. For example, if Player A and Player B tied in the daily game, and Player A’s best player was David Ortiz with 30 fantasy points, and Player B’s best player was Matt Kemp with 28 fantasy points, then player A would be judged the winner. In the event that both teams have the same best player, it will proceed down to the next highest player in each roster. In the event of two identical rosters, the user who submitted their team first will be deemed the winner.

September 26, 2014, through September 27, 2014:

DraftKings will host the "MLB.com World Series® Contest" event lasting two (2) days open to all players that have entered in the "MLB.com Official Mini Fantasy Contest".

September 26, 2014: Players will compete in a one (1) day event, where the top 20 finishers will advance and compete in the next day’s 2nd round game on September 27, 2014.

September27, 2014: The 20 advancing players from the previous September 26, 2014, game will compete in a one (1) day event where the top player will receive the Grand Prize of two (2) tickets for the Grand Prize winner and one (1) guest to attend one (1) game of the 2014 MLB® World Series®, airfare*, lodging, and a $500 stipend for meals and transportation. The Runner Up winner will receive two (2) tickets for the Runner Up winner and one (1) guest to attend one (1) game of the Championship Round 2 Series at the host city of his/her choice, airfare*, lodging, and a $500 stipend for meals and transportation.

Prize Structure

Grand Prize: Two (2) tickets for the Grand Prize winner and one (1) guest to attend one (1) game of the 2014 MLB® All-Star Game®, airfare*, lodging, and a $500 stipend for meals and transportation. ARV: $2,600

Runner Up Prize: Two (2) tickets for the Runner Up and one (1) guest to attend one (1) game of the 2014 Championship Round 2 Series at the host city of his/her choice, airfare*, lodging, and a $500 stipend for meals and transportation. ARV: $2,600

* Tiebreakers: If one or more players tie in any game, the tie will be broken based on the highest single baseball player points result for each baseball player in that week. For example, if Player A and Player B tied in the daily game, and Player A’s best player was David Ortiz with 30 fantasy points, and Player B’s best player was Matt Kemp with 28 fantasy points, then player A would be judged the winner. In the event that both teams have the same best player, it will proceed down to the next highest player in each roster. In the event of two identical rosters, the user who submitted their team first will be deemed the winner.

Prize Conditions

Trial subscriptions may be subject to certain terms and conditions as specified by issuer. MLB.TV trial subscriptions are subject to blackout and other restrictions - see www.mlb.tv for complete details. Seat locations at the games shall be determined in the sole discretion of DraftKings and/or MLB Advanced Media, L.P. ("MLBAM"), as applicable. Winner’s companions must be of legal age of majority in their jurisdictions of residence (and at least eighteen (18) years of age), unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Major League Baseball game, event and exhibition dates and times are determined in the sole discretion of the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball and/or the applicable Major League Baseball Club, as applicable, and may be subject to change. The terms and conditions of the tickets awarded as prizes will govern in the event a legal game, event or exhibition, as defined by Major League Baseball, is not played due to weather conditions, an act of God, an act of terrorism, civil disturbance or any other reason. Winner and his/her guest(s) agree to comply with all applicable ballpark regulations in connection with the Prize. The applicable MLB Entities (defined below) reserve the right to remove or to deny entry to any winner and/or his/her guest(s) who engage(s) in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person at the game, event or exhibition. The MLB Entities will not be responsible for weather conditions, Acts of God, acts of terrorism, civil disturbances, work stoppage or any other natural disaster outside their control that may cause the cancellation or postponement of any Major League Baseball game, event or exhibition. Major League Baseball game, event and exhibition tickets awarded as prizes may not be resold or offered for resale. Any such resale may result in disqualification and prize forfeiture, and may invalidate the license granted by the game ticket(s).

Rules & Eligibility

The rules for the "MLB.com Official Mini Fantasy Contest" will follow the general rules posted for all DraftKings Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues as seen on https://www.draftkings.com/help/mlb. All terms and conditions apply. In the event of a conflict between the general rules posted for all DraftKings Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues, including any applicable terms and conditions, and these rules, these “MLB.com Official Mini Fantasy Contest” rules shall control.

You must be at least 18 years of age to open an account, participate in contests, or win prizes offered by the Web Site. In jurisdictions and locations where the minimum age for permissible use of the Web Site is greater than 18 years old, you must meet the legal age requirement in your local jurisdiction. You must be at least 19 years of age at time of contest registration if you are a legal resident of Alabama or Nebraska. Legal residents of all 50 states and Washington DC, excluding Arizona, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, and Washington are eligible to open an account and participate in contests offered by the Web Site. Legal residents of Arizona, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana and Washington (the "Excluded States") are ineligible for prizes offered by the Web Site.

Employees, officers, and directors (including immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and members of the same household, whether or not related) of DraftKings, the MLB Entities and each of their respective parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, licensees, distributors, dealers, retailers, printers, advertising and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated with this promotion are not eligible to participate or win a prize. The "MLB Entities" shall mean MLBAM, the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball ("BOC"), its Bureaus, Committees, Subcommittees and Councils, the Major League Baseball Clubs ("Clubs"), Major League Baseball Enterprises, Inc., Major League Baseball Properties, Inc., each of their parent, subsidiary, affiliated and related entities, any entity which, now or in the future, controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with the Clubs or the BOC and the owners, general and limited partners, shareholders, directors, officers, employees and agents of the foregoing entities.

By entering the "Official Mini-Fantasy Game of MLB.com" and/or the "MLB.com Friday Home Team Contest" and/or the "MLB.com All-Star Game® Contest" and/or the "MLB.com World Series® Contest" game, participants agree to release, discharge and hold harmless, DraftKings, the MLB Entities, and participating partners, respective officers, directors, employees and agents, from any for any injury, damage or loss which may arise, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, out of participation in, or preparation for, this promotion or out of the receipt, acceptance, use, misuse or possession of any prize (or any portion thereof) or any travel or activity related to the receipt or use of the Prize (or any portion thereof). By participating, you agree to these Official Rules and to the decisions of DraftKings.com, which are final and binding in all aspects. Void where prohibited by law, rule or regulation. All Federal, State and local laws and regulations apply.

Notification of Winners:

Winner will be selected based on the score of the daily fantasy game in which each player participated as defined by the rules located at: https://www.draftkings.com/help/mlb. Contest sponsors reserve the right to substitute any non-cash prize with a prize of equal or greater value for prizes that become unavailable. Winners of MLB.TV trial subscriptions will be notified by email using the email address assigned to their DraftKings.com account within one (1) business day of winning their prize. Entries into the "MLB.com Friday Home Team Contest", the "MLB.com All-Star Game® Contest", and the "MLB.com World Series® Contest" will be automatically placed into account and visible on the user’s account page.

If you have any questions related to the "MLB.com Friday Home Team Contests", the "MLB.com All-Star Game® Contest", or the "MLB.com World Series® Contest", please contact a DraftKings team member at support@draftkings.com. Good luck and thank you for playing with us!

* Airfare is provided from one of the 48 continental states, and to not exceed $750 per person.

This promotion is not sponsored, produced or executed by any of the MLB Entities.

Major League Baseball trademarks and copyrights are used with permission of MLB Advanced Media, Inc. All rights reserved. Visit MLB.com, The Official Site of Major League Baseball.

Team Rosters

  • Rosters will consist of 10 players and must include players from at least 3 different MLB teams.
  • The 10 roster positions are: P, P, C, 1B/DH, 2B, 3B, SS, OF, OF, OF

Point Scoring

  • Hitters will accumulate points as follows:
    • Single = +3 PTs
    • Double = +5 PTs
    • Triple = +8 PTs
    • Home Run = +10 PTs
    • Run Batted In = +2 PTs
    • Run = +2 PTs
    • Base on Balls = +2 PTs
    • Hit By Pitch = +2 PTs
    • Stolen Base = +5 PTs
    • Caught Stealing = -2 PTs
  • Pitchers will accumulate points as follows:
    • Inning Pitched = +2.25 PTs
    • Strike Out = +2 PTs
    • Win = +4 PTs
    • Earned Run Allowed = -2 PTs
    • Hit Against = -0.6 PTs
    • Base on Balls Against = -0.6 PTs
    • Hit Batsman = -0.6 PTs
    • Complete Game = +2.5 PTs
    • Complete Game Shut Out = +2.5 PTs
    • No Hitter = +5 PTs
  • * NOTE: Hitting statistics for Pitchers will not be counted, and Pitching statistics for Hitters will not be counted.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What Is DraftKings?

We offer Daily and Weekly Fantasy Sports contests for cash prizes in all of the five major sports (MLB, NHL, NFL, NBA and PGA) as well as college football and basketball. Our rapid-fire contests are a much shorter duration than the traditional season-long leagues and require no team management after the draft. Our salary cap draft format takes just minutes to complete, unlike the hours-long snake drafts in traditional leagues. We offer new contests every day of the season, and our winners are crowned nightly. Payouts happen immediately after the games - no more waiting until the end of the season to collect winnings!

Is Playing On DraftKings Legal?

We are a US-based skill games company, and all of our contests are operated 100% legally under United States and Canadian law. The US Government and 45 of the 50 states consider fantasy sports a game of skill. We do not allow residents of Arizona, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, Washington or the Canadian province of Quebec to participate in our contests due to state-specific regulation against cash prize awards. We also require our users to be 18 years of age or older (19 in Alabama and Nebraska). We take the legal status of our contests very seriously. If you have any questions related to this topic, please contact us.

What Types of Contests Do you Offer?

  • GPP (Guaranteed Prize Pool) Contests – GPPs are contests that payout the entire prize pool, regardless if the contest fills or not.
  • Head-to-Head- Winner takes all in these one-on-one contests. 
  • Leagues- Play against two or more opponents at a time in smaller field 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 for each sport. Once you reach that limit, per sport, 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

Why Should I Choose DraftKings?

DraftKings offers the most aggressive lineup of FREE contests with Cash Prizes in Fantasy Sports. All of our contests are easy to enter, right off the home page. All of our games are daily (or weekly in NFL), which means you can play today and win cash tomorrow. Unlike full season leagues, you're never out of contention – every day starts fresh at DraftKings.

What is a Salary Cap Draft?

Each professional athlete available to draft in our leagues has a salary, and you have a fixed $50,000 budget to spend. You select a full roster of players while staying under the Salary Cap. Salary Cap drafting takes just minutes to complete, unlike the hours-long snake drafts in traditional leagues.