In spring 2017, one of the biggest fantasy sports provider in the world opens up for European players. It is DraftKings – the global market leader of daily fantasy sports from the US. DraftKing has granted an official license which enables to operate in Germany and whole Europe. A dream comes true for many passionate sports fans. But why?
DraftKings is the biggest fantasy sports provider in the world. Millions of users, mainly from the US, UK and Canada, have been convinced by the platform formed in 2012. In spring 2017, it launches the platform in Europe including the German market. Without further explications, this is due to the grant of an official license in Malta in the beginning of 2017 enabling the operation for whole Europe which includes the German market. German players have the opportunity to win highly attractive prices illustrated in the following screenshot. On a normal working day, you can participate in tournaments with a $500,000 prizing pool with just $4 entry fee – a $50,000 price award guaranteed for the winner…
DraftKings lobby: ‘Featured’ tournaments are specially marked in this screenshot. Click on the screenshot to get directly to DraftKings.
Just think about it: It is a normal working day. Pricing pools will tremendously increase on weekends and on special days: there are so-called ‘millionaire- maker’ tournaments with a $1 million winner award with an entry fee of about $20. These are the awards before the launch of Germany and Europe. In our opinion, the explosion of the gaming sector in the US (and now in Europe) is incredible.
There are reasons behind it. The success is underpinned by DraftKing´s wonderful game enjoyment, attractive bonuses, fast and helpful support and many more. Find about more about the reasons in the following subsections.
DraftKings has got a serious competitor with FanDuel in the US. But what about Europe? Is FanTeam, actually the single competitor for the European market, able to compete with DraftKings?
On the one hand, this does not seem to be realistic. On the other hand, FanTeam is completely orientated to the European market offering many more football tournaments which is not very popular in the US. Nevertheless, DraftKings´ fantasy football leagues are way bigger than in FanTeam. Let´s wait and see how the market develops. We won´t be out of favour with FanTeam although DraftKings is the hardest competitor you could imagine.
Of course, it is easy: a global player like Draft King is aware of easy and fast in- and out- payments and they fulfil this. It is more interesting with regard to bonus payments. The following screenshots illustrate the promotion menu:
You can see many ways to get bonuses: refer-a-friend, free contest arcades, special point programs and many more. Furthermore, you can earn bonuses for the completion of several missions, in- payment bonus and other varying promotions. To sum this up, the bonus offerings are incredibly diverse and attract everyone. Click on the screenshot and find out more about current bonus programs.
The first screenshot shows all currently offered fantasy sports disciplines offered by DraftKings: Football, American Football, basketball, golf, ice hockey and motor sports are some of them. In addition, there is a category for eSports (strategy games, role plays) where you can compete with other DFS managers at any time.
In order to participate, you have to create a certain lineup which, of course, is easily created in DraftKings. You have got the possibility to save various lineups for all disciplines on your account to reload them quickly. Furthermore, you can use your lineup for different tournaments at the same time: no wish is unfulfilled.
The following screenshot shows the creation of a lineup for a NHL freeroll tournament. Budget ($50 Million), other stats and even important news (injuries or others) are visible:
It is noteworthy that many more data (depth carts etc.) are visible with a few clicks. You can even transfer the data to Excel and other programs. DraftKings is adjusted for the usage of mobile devices which is kind of a standard for a DFS provider like DraftKings.
Of course, we could describe many other disciplines, rules and scoring systems, but you can find all important information in the categories ‘How to play’, ‘FAQ and other help sites on DraftKings´ homepage.
Let us have a look for some more DraftKings gadgets:
Follow your tournament live and in real time which guarantees a thrilling time. Another gadget is the changing of a lineup during a tournament.
For example, with the start of the first match, you can swap player which have not started the matches yet.
That´s all about the most important DraftKings facts. Click on the banner besides or this link to get directly to the world leading daily fantasy sports provider - DraftKings.
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