Draftkings PLayer First Initiative

As the leader in daily fantasy sports, we place an importance on listening to our valued players. The Player First
Initiative is a series of product features, applicable across all sports, that improve the DraftKings experience for all.

Enhanced Contest Eligibility

The highest-volume DraftKings players across all sports are ineligible to enter contests if the entry fee is less than $3. The highest-volume DraftKings players are also ineligible to enter contests when the entry fee is less than $5, if the prize pool is less than $25,000 guaranteed.

Multi-Entry Limit and mini-MAX

All contests with an entry fee less than $5 are 20 entries max, with the exception of contests denoted as "mini-MAX". mini-MAX contests allow players to experience the excitement of entering up to 150 lineups in a single contest, at low entry fees.


Players can enter no more than 50 Single Entry contests that are Non-Guaranteed in the same sport, entry fee, and start/end time at $1, $2, $3, $5, or $10 amounts.

beginner contests

Only new players can hone their skills in Beginner Contests, this special contest category is available to all players until they enter more than 50 contests. Find Beginner Contests here.

experience badges

Experience Badges are available to help all players easily identify veteran opponents. Players with any Experience Badges are ineligible to play in Beginner Contests. Learn more about Experience Badges here.


You have the power to decide which users cannot send you notifications to join a contest or enter a league. When a user is added to this list in your preferences, you will stop receiving notifications from that user. Add players to your Limit Notification from Users settings here.

head-to-head player blocking

Players have the ability to block up to ten DraftKings opponents from head-to-head challenges in all H2H contests with entry fees below $1,000. Once you add a block, that player can no longer join your public or private Head to Head contests, send you Head to Head Challenge requests, or be auto-matched with you in Head to Head contests. Add players to your Head-To-Head Settings here.