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, or Washington 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 – 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 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.

DraftKings & WPT Partnership

  • During WPT Season 12 DraftKings sent 14 players the WPT events around the country
  • Season 13 will see over 40 DraftKings players compete on pokers brightest stage
  • Play with your favorite poker players already on DraftKings including 2-time WPT champ Randal ‘RandALLin’ Flowers, Adam ‘Roothlus’ Levy, and Tony ‘TonyDunstWPT’ Dunst

Prizes

1st place

WPT Seminole Hard Rock Package

$6,300 Package

  Exclusive Package Includes:

$3,500 Tournament Entry


6 night hotel stay at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, FL (4/17-4/23)


$1,000 for Airfare and Transfers


Behind the scenes Final Table experience and front row seat with the Royal Flush Girls


Exclusive DraftKings Swag Bag


Dinner and strategy session with WPT players


And More!!!

View Full Prize Structure

Format

  • Buy-in directly for $55 or win tickets for as little as $2!
  • Satellites run every day in NBA,NHL,CBB and PGA
  • $55 Main Event Satellites run in NBA

Win your WPT Seminole Hard Rock Package for as little as $2!

Visit our Contest Lobby for a full list of
satellites running until April 10th.

WPT LA Poker Classic Satellite Payouts

Rank Prizes Awarded
1st WPT Seminole Hard Rock Package ($5,300 value) + $1,000
2nd $400
3rd $275
4th $200
5th $175
6th $150
7th $125
8th $100
9th-13th $55 WPT Satellite Ticket
Terms and Conditions

IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE REGARDING CONTEST RULES OF DRAFTKINGS

IMPORTANT! PLEASE CAREFULLY READ THESE CONTEST RULES (hereinafter, “Contest Rules”) BEFORE ENTERING WORLD POKER TOUR SATELLITE AS THEY AFFECT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS.

CONTEST DESCRIPTION

The World Poker Tour and DraftKings have teamed up to bring an exciting new contest exclusively for DraftKings Players (hereinafter, the “WPT-DK Contest”).

If one or more DraftKings Players tie for the first place winning spot in the WPT-DK Contest and such WPT-DK Contest is completed more than 14 days before the WPT Event, there will be a playoff contest between the tied DraftKings Players, as solely determined by DraftKings, to determine the final winner of the WPT-DK Contest.

If one or more DraftKings Players tie for the first place winning spot in the WPT-DK Contest (or such playoff to break the tie as described in the paragraph above) and such WPT-DK Contest (or such playoff to break the tie as described in the paragraph above) is completed less than 7 days before the WPT Event, the winner will be the DraftKings Player with the highest single-player fantasy points result for each drafted player in the lineup. For example, if DraftKings Player A and DraftKings Player B tied in the daily game, and Player A’s highest fantasy point scoring player was David Ortiz with 30 fantasy points, and Player B’s highest fantasy point scoring player was Derek Jeter with 28 fantasy points, then Player A would be judged the winner. In the event that both teams have the same highest fantasy point scoring player, the same process will proceed down to the next highest fantasy point scoring player in each roster. In the event of two identical rosters, the DraftKings Player who submitted his/her team first will be deemed the winner.

The winner of the WPT-DK Contest will receive one paid (1) entry to The WPT Main Event, details can be found herein (hereinafter, the “WPT Event”), along with $1000 for airfare and transfers to and from Las Vegas, and hotel accommodations for 7 nights at a hotel to be chosen by DraftKings. These Contest Rules, in conjunction with the DraftKings’ Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, shall govern the player eligibility, contest conduct, and rules of play of the WPT-DK Contest.

RULES OF PLAY

Except as otherwise stated in or modified by these Contest Rules, the WPT-DK Contest shall be governed by the contest rules located here:

Eligibility

Players must be 21 years of age or older at the beginning of the WPT Event in order to be eligible for the one (1) free entry to the WPT Main Event along with airfare to Las Vegas (hereinafter, the “Prize”). Players who will be under the age of 21 as of the beginning of the WPT Event will not be allowed to participate in the WPT-DK Contest.

Conditions on Claiming Prize

The winner of the WPT-DK Contest, in order to claim the Prize, must:

  1. Where legal, the winner must consent to the use of his/her name, voice, and likeness/photograph in and in connection with the development, production, distribution and/or exploitation of the WPT-DK Contest and the WPT Event in a form reasonably directed by the organizers of the WPT Event or other representatives of DraftKings;

  2. Wear patches, attire, and/or promotional items as DraftKings may reasonably direct, and otherwise act as a brand ambassador for DraftKings;

  3. Refrain from acting as a brand ambassador, or in any way promoting or endorsing any third party whose core business is offering daily real-money fantasy sports contests;

  4. Agree to be bound by and adhere to WPT Event rules;

  5. Consent to the release of certain personal information to WPT for purposes related to participation and eligibility for the WPT Event;

  6. Schedule and reserve his/her own travel arrangements to and from the WPT Event, $1000 for airfare and transfers to be paid for by DraftKings;

  7. Execute other documents as DraftKings and/or the World Series of Poker may reasonably request;

  8. At all times while traveling to, from and while attending the WPT Event, use his/her best endeavors to uphold the good name, image and reputation of DraftKings and shall not make any statements or engage in conduct which is likely to damage or bring into disrepute the name and/or image and/or reputation of DraftKings; and

  9. At all times conduct him/herself in a professional manner, and shall not be involved in any conduct or activity that may bring the winner into disrepute, or harm the winner’s name or reputation.

(hereinafter, collectively, the "Requirements").

In the event the winner of the WPT-DK contest is not able to meet the Requirements for claiming the Prize, the winner shall not be entitled to the Prize or any other prize, compensation or monetary value whatsoever, and DraftKings will have no further obligation to the winner. The player explicitly agrees that by entering the WPT-DK Contest, the sole prize for winning the WPT-DK Contest is the Prize, and the winner is only entitled to the Prize provided that the winner is able to fulfill the Requirements, and that the winner’s failure to fulfill the Requirements shall constitute a disclaimer by the winner of the Prize or any other prize, compensation, or monetary value of any nature whatsoever associated with or otherwise related to the WPT-DK Contest.

EFFECT OF CONTEST RULES ON TERMS OF USE

The Terms of Use on the DraftKings Website shall apply to the WPT-DK Contest and to these Contest Rules, and are hereby incorporated herein by reference. These Contest Rules are intended to be a supplement to the Terms of Use, and should not be determined to be a substitute or replacement for, or otherwise render inapplicable, the Terms of Use. To the extent the any provision of these Contest Rules conflicts with any provision in the Terms of Use, the provision contained in these Contest Rules shall apply, and the provision contained in these Contest Rules shall be deemed to supersede the conflicting provision contained in the Terms of Use. In no way other than a provision of these Contest Rules that explicitly conflicts with a provision in the Terms of Use shall these Contest rules to be deemed to replace or nullify any provision contained in the Terms of Use.

EFFECT OF CONTEST RULES ON PRIVACY POLICY

The Privacy Policy on the DraftKings Website shall apply to the WPT-DK Contest and to these Contest Rules, and are hereby incorporated herein by reference. These Contest Rules are intended to be a supplement to the Privacy Policy, and should not be determined to be a substitute or replacement for, or otherwise render inapplicable, the Privacy Policy. To the extent the any provision of these Contest Rules conflicts with any provision in the Privacy Policy, the provision contained in these Contest Rules shall apply, and the provision contained in these Contest Rules shall be deemed to supersede the conflicting provision contained in the Privacy Policy. In no way other than a provision of these Contest Rules that explicitly conflicts with a provision in the Privacy Policy shall these Contest rules to be deemed to replace or nullify any provision contained in the Privacy Policy.

MISCELLANEOUS

By participating in the WPT-DK Contest, the player agrees to be bound by the terms of these Contest Rules, the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy.

DraftKings reserves the right to alter these rules at any time in DraftKings' sole discretion upon reasonable notice to you; provided however that any change in the Prize or Grand Prize shall be made prior to the beginning of the WPT-DK Contest.

By participating in the WPT-DK Contest, the player agrees to be bound by the terms of these Contest Rules, the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy.

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