DraftKings Review

DraftKings Review

DraftKings Rating

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Based on 5 user reviews.

DraftKings is our choice as the top daily fantasy site for 2015. DraftKings is poised to pay out well over $400,000,000 in 2015. That dollar amount is mind-blowing and gives players ample opportunity to win a ton of cash prizes. In the first week of last NFL season, DraftKings made four people millionaires. In the following 14 weeks, DK handed out $1,000,000 to one winner each weekend. How would you like to become a millionaire in one weekend playing fantasy football?

DraftKings is bigger and better this year than last. They acquired DraftStreet and StarStreet in 2014, and now boast one of the largest fields of daily gamers in the industry. Daily NBA contests regularly feature over 20-thousand gamers competing for large cash prizes on small stakes buy-ins. For instance, a Thursday night in late March featured a $3 buy-in tournament with a guaranteed prize pool of $65,000 and a 24,900 person field. These large field games with huge guaranteed payouts aren't exclusive to NBA games.

DraftKings boasts a robust assortment of daily fantasy sports options including the NHL -- who they've partnered with -- MLB and NFL as well as more niche sports such as PGA, MMA, Soccer and NCAA basketball and football. Within each of these sports exists a variety of gaming options from head-to-head contests, 50/50s and GPPs. The buy-ins to these contests range from free entry, to a quarter for the cheapest contests requiring a cash entry and up to over $1,000 for the most expensive contests. Basically, there is a buy-in for people of all income levels. During the NFL season, DraftKings ran a Millionaire Maker contest most weeks of the season which awarded $1 million to the winner of the $27 buy-in tournament. The Millionaire Maker was such an overwhelming success that they've incorporated it in their PGA game -- with a $20 buy-in and a 125.9K person field. Poker players will be stoked to learn that DraftKings features satellites in NBA games for the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event.

The interface for DraftKings is easy to navigate and slick. There are featured tournaments highlighted at the top of the page, advanced filters which make finding the right game for you easy, and tabs to sort through game types. They also feature an easy to use mobile app that makes following your live contests or joining new ones simple. You cannot, however, download the app through the Google Play Store and will need to go to DraftKings website to download the mobile app.

DraftKings is legal in the US and Canada. There are a few renegade US states, making life difficult and if you live in one of these depressing states, you can only play in free games. Check out our Legal page for a list of these states. On any given day, you can find a fantasy football contest to join. During the weekdays, online users seems to be around 2,000-3,000 users. On the weekends, the number of users increases dramatically. Finding a tournament, Head 2 Head or 50/50 game will never be an issue. The contest offerings are diverse and contests vary in prize money from $1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool, to 1 on 1 battles with a $2 payout. You can always play in free games first before making your first deposit. Frequent players are rewarded with “FPP" or Frequent Player Points. These points are simply earned by playing money games. DraftKings also gives out DK dollars to loyal clients, which can be redeemed for participation in money leagues and prizes.

When the NFL is in the off-season most sites slow down. Not with DraftKings. DraftKings keeps the action going with a variety of games in all major sports (Basketball, Baseball, Golf, Hockey, MMA), and you will be able to find thousands of contests with participation. When the NFL season is in season, traffic, games and prizes grow exponentially. You'll never have issues finding action within the parameters you desire. If you sign up today through our website, you will get a free entry into this contest and a 100% deposit bonus. Don't wait and draft your team with no risk and no long term commitment.

DraftKings Review

Overview

This DraftKings review may be a bit biased as it's personally my favorite site to play on. However, I'm going to try to keep subjectivity out of the equation and focus on some facts. DraftKings provides a functional website with extremely high prize pools and tons of users. You can always find contests in a variety of sports with a wide array of buy-ins. Most importantly, this website is trustworthy and pays its users. The website is secure using SSL technology and allows for all major forms of payment for deposits. This site is becoming more popular after running nationally televised commercials.

Step 1 – Signup

You can't do any gaming at DraftKings until you signup. Thankfully, it's very easy to do so. Gamers in states that have laws preventing daily gaming will not be allowed to signup. If you're unsure if your state allows daily gaming, visit the Is It Legal? tab above or signup through DraftKings.

Note: Your deposit bonus is automatically provided to you when you click on any of our images or links to signup on draftkings.com. This is an exclusive offer for dailyfantasycafe.com users!

Promo Code

DraftKings provides by far and away the strongest promo code in the industry. As with all the daily fantasy cafe sites, to get the highest amount of free cash, just click on any of our links and you will automatically receive 100% bonus up to $600 deposit!

This is guaranteed and certified by DraftKings. If you are already on the DraftKings signup screen and see a “promo code" box, enter code CAFE to receive our exclusive offer.

Step 2 – Deposit Money

DraftKings makes depositing speedy and easy. You'll be directed to the deposit page immediately after signing up. On the deposit screen you'll be presented with deposit options for $25, $100, $250, $600 and an Other field where you can deposit any dollar amount from $5.00 up to $2,000 (there is an option to fax in information to increase the maximum deposit limit). First time depositors will receive a 100% deposit match bonus up to $600. In order to unlock the deposit bonus, you'll have to play games for real cash. Once the bonus money is unlocked, it is yours to use in contests. Deposits can be made using every major credit card and PayPal at draftkings.com.

Step 3 – Pick a Contest

Like everything else on DraftKings, picking a contest is cake. On the contest screen you'll find a wide variety of games for all sports that are in season. You can limit the scope of the contests you'd like to view by sorting by sport, opening the advanced filters drop down menu to choose next start, today or all as well as field size, entry free, and my contests. My contests will show you which games you've already entered (many games are multi-entry) and free with ticket (tickets can be earned on DraftKings for competing in various contests). Below the advanced filters are tabs breaking the games down to GPPs, qualifiers, head-to-head, 50/50, leagues, multipliers, steps, beginner and live. The live tab allows you to find big contests open to viewing, but they are games already being played that are unable to be entered.

Step 4 – Draft a Team

Once you've selected the game you'd like to play, you'll be able to draft your players who make up your team. The players available are listed to the left and can be sorted by position. Each player carries a salary, and when building your lineup you'll need to comprise a roster that doesn't exceed the salary cap. As you build your team, you'll be presented with the remaining salary and average remaining salary dollar amount to spend on each player. Once you're happy with your team, you can submit it. If you're entering another contest and want to use the same roster there is an easy import button which will allow you to grab your already constructed roster.

Scoring

It is critical to review the scoring terms on draftkings.com and any other money league websites you use. Scoring structures vary and your draft should be completely catered to the scoring system of the website you are using. The scoring system for NFL contest is below:

Step 5 – Withdraw Funds

In order to withdraw funds you'll start by clicking on the deposit button. When you arrive at the deposit screen you'll find a withdrawal option on the left-hand side of the screen. Withdrawing funds is simple, and there is a $20 minimum. The withdrawal policy for DraftKings is to first refund the original deposit source with the amount you deposited, and then gamers have the option to choose a check or PayPal transfer to receive their remaining funds. If you no longer have access to the credit card you made your initial deposit on, be sure to contact DraftKings prior to requesting a withdrawal. According to DraftKings' FAQ page, they process withdrawals Monday-Friday from 9 AM ET to 5 PM ET, and once the withdrawal is processed it typically takes anywhere from 2-7 business days for funds to appear in your account. They also note checks can take up to a week to receive.


DraftKings offers payouts via Paypal and check. You can count on withdrawals taking 7 business days to receive.

Website Experience
Navigation

DraftKings completed a site redesign and improved vastly in all areas. The navigation is easy to use and finding the contests that you desire is a breeze. Generally everything is accessed through the top navigation bar and once you click into each sub-section you can see the specifics you're looking for.

Functionality & Ease of Use

The redesigned DraftKings website is far superior to most of the competitors in the space. The functionality, buttons and important website sections are easy to find and use. Sorting and using advanced search features are simple and don't require much time to get a hang of. The font contrasts and important call outs on the website are easily found. Promotions are front and center with the featured contests clearly displayed.

The main I have is that some of the important sections such as “My Account" are not visible without clicking on the sprocket or Settings images in the top right corner of the website. I would've liked to see the Withdrawal button without having to click through “My Account" and then click on another Withdrawal button. The FAQ section was a little too buried for my tastes as well. I think a link in the footer at a minimum is needed. I want to be able to clearly get answers to my questions, quickly without sending in a support ticket. Once again, to get to the FAQ section, click on the sprocket in the top right corner. Overall, the site is straightforward, has nice hierarchy and easy to use.

Design

The updated design is leagues above what is was previously. It's sleek, stylish and conveys a high-end, premium brand. The contrast of fonts and colors help draw your attention to the most important elements on the page. The website works seamlessly on all browsers and operating systems.

Mobile App

DraftKings is leading the way in mobile technology in the daily fantasy sports space. They are the first on the market with a mobile app that makes going mobile a whole lot easier. While I don't recommend mobile for more than making last minute updates, deposits and withdrawals, I still prefer this mobile app over any other competitors' mobile website. See the mobile screenshots below.

Support

I think support is the element DraftKings can really improve upon. I am not a fan of support webforms. Other competitors such as FanDuel offer chat on screen and a telephone number. A knowledge database or easy to use Wiki would be better options than a static webform. The good news is, you will get a response to your questions. The bad news is, it won't be instant like the more sophisticated support options available on other websites.

Is It Legal?

The answer is yes, as long as you aren't in the blocked US states. Recent laws determined that fantasy sports a “skill" game as opposed to a “chance" game. This distinction distances fantasy money websites from casino or gambling websites. The law was included in the Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act, which targeted online gambling websites in the United States. While this is a federal law, some states are still too risky for fantasy money leagues to all reputable fantasy money leagues in the United States will block users from the following states:

To read the law in more detail, here are some important points:

If you would like to access the complete law, go here – ttp:// fdic.gov/news/news/financial/2010/fil10035a.pdf

Current Promotions

DraftKings Tiger Jam

This weekend could be very special for two fantasy golf fans at DraftKings. The prize awaiting our lucky contestants in the two "Tiger Jam VIP Trip" contests to be held this week will make them the envy of every golfer and golf fan in the world.

This Weekend's Contest
After an amazing week at The Master's, the PGA is moving on to Hilton Head, South Carolina for the RBC Hertigage. DraftKings is offering two separate contests on this event with the winners each receiving the first place prize of a trip and VIP treatment for TWO (2) to Tiger Jam at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV from May 14th-17th. Both of these contests require the contestant to pick six PGA golfers using a salary cap of $50,000.00. The contestant's team that records the best aggregate score will be deemed the winner. The entry fee for the first contest is $27.00 with an entry cap of 360 contestants. For the high-rollers out there, the entry fee on the second contest is $200 with an entry cap of 47 contestants. Cash consolation prizes in both contests will be paid out to contestants finishing in 2nd-4th places.

First Prize
As mentioned above each winner will receive an amazing trip for TWO (2) to Tiger Jam to be held at the the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV on May 14th-17th. These prize packages include 4 days/3 night at the beautiful MGM Grand Hotel. Each winner will also receive a $1,000 airline voucher for air travel, one round of golf on both Friday and Saturday, a gift bag, Two (2) tickets to the spectacular Tiger Jam concert event and a chance to sit down with one of the greatest golfers of all-time, Tiger Woods. It should be noted these prize packages are only valid for the dates listed and may not be substituted for another prize or cash. These first place prize packages are estimated to be worth $6,600.

Entries are due by April 16, 2015 at 6:00 AM EDT. The RBC Heritage is scheduled to tea-off at 7:10 AM EDT with Master's Champion Jordan Spieth due to tea-off at 12:40 PM EDT. You don't want to miss these contests so get your entry in early to avoid being shut out.

Fantasy Soccer World Championship

The Fantasy Soccer World Championship is being held on DraftKings this May, and it is set to be the biggest daily fantasy soccer tournament in the history of the DraftKings. The Fantasy Soccer World Championship will be played using the English Premier League games on May 24th. A total of 370 lucky daily fantasy soccer players will get their chance to win part of the guaranteed $100,000 prize fund.

Everyone looking to enter the Fantasy Soccer World Championship on DraftKings can enter the tournament right now for an entry fee of $300. Satellite tournaments into the Fantasy Soccer World Championship will be held until May 23rd. You can enter one of the satellite tournaments for as little as $.25.

A total of 74 will teams in the DraftKings Fantasy Soccer World Championship will win part of the $100,000 prize fund. Everyone cashing in the tournament will win at least $600. If you are able to secure a top 10 finish in the Fantasy Soccer World Championship, then you will walk away with at least $1,500. The seventh and eighth placed teams will earn $2,000. A sixth place finish will earn your team $3,000.

If your team is able to finish in the top five, then you will win at least $4,000. A fourth place finish will win $5,000, and a third place finish earns $7,000. The runner-up in the Fantasy Soccer World Championship on DraftKings will get a payday worth $10,000. The team that scores the most points in the Fantasy Soccer World Championship will win $20,000.

Daily fantasy soccer players have been asking for a large tournament with a huge prize pool, and they will finally get their wish on May 24th. Thanks to DraftKings, you will now be able to turn your knowledge of the English Premier League to win the biggest daily fantasy soccer championship. There is nowhere else where you can turn a $.25 investment into $20,000 using your knowledge of soccer. The Fantasy Soccer World Championship is unlike any daily soccer tournament ever before, and you should not miss your chance to enter this unprecedented tournament.

DraftKings Golf World Championship

Thanks to the DraftKings, you can turn your fantasy golf knowledge into a truly unique experience that you will never forget. The 25 best fantasy golf players in the world will earn a spot in the DraftKings Golf World Championship, which is set to take place on September 4th.

The 25 players that earn a spot in the DraftKings Golf World Championship will win a free five night VIP trip for two to Boston to watch all four rounds of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston. This trip is valued at approximately $31,000. In addition to this great trip, all 25 players will also draft a roster of six golfers that are playing in the Deutsch Bank Championship for the DraftKings Golf World Championship. The DraftKings Golf World Championship has a prize fund of $600,000, and all 25 players are guaranteed to win a large sum of money.

The player that picks the best six player roster for the Deutsch Bank Championship will win the grand prize of $200,000. A second place finish will earn you a total of $100,000. Third place is set to pay out $50,000. If you manage a fourth place finish in the DraftKings Golf World Championship, then you will walk away with $30,000. A $20,000 check will be given to the fifth place finisher. A top 15 finish will guarantee you win at least $10,000. Even if you finish in last place in the DraftKings Golf World Championship, you will still win $5,000.

Since the DraftKings Golf World Championship is an exclusive tournament, you will have to win your entry through a qualifying tournament. Entry into these qualifying tournaments are currently available for either $33 or $1,000, and they are available until August 20. Winning a qualifying tournament will earn you a spot in the DraftKings Golf World Championship.

Watching your roster play on television is great, but you will never forget watching them in person at TPC Boston. You will be able to root on your six golfers directly from the course. DraftKings is also setting up a VIP lounge behind the 17th hole for the participants in the DraftKings Golf World Championship. You will also have your own private club seat at the 18th green. Enter a qualifying tournament today so you can be a part of this unique fantasy golf tournament.

DraftKings Soccer

The fantasy sports gambling site DraftKings is reaching across the Atlantic Ocean and bringing Fantasy soccer to the shores of America with three big featured events to take place. The addition of these new fantasy contests will give European “football" fans a chance to display their knowledge and try to take down the top prizes.

Three Contests

Unlike other DraftKings events, there will be no qualifiers to gain entry into these contests. It will be handle by entry fee only. Contest details are:

The $5,000 Guaranteed “Nutmeg" (EPL) – Top prize of $500 with an entry fee of $2. Entries will be capped at 2,875. New site members will receive a free entry with their first deposit.

The $20,000 Guaranteed “Equalizer" (EPL) – Top prize is $2,000 with a entry fee of $27. Entries will be capped at 840.

The $15,000 Guaranteed “Golden Boot" (EPL) – Top prize is $2,000 with an entry fee of $200. Entries will be capped at 83.

Contest Rules

Many of the standard Draftkings rules will be used for each of these three contests.

The “salary cap" draft method will be used with a salary cap of $50,000.

Each manager will draft a total of eight players; (2) Forwards, (2) Mid-fielders, (2) Defenders, (1) Flex F/M/D and (1) Goalkeeper.

Contestants should refer to the contest rules at Draftkings.com for scoring.

Each manager must select players from at least three separate English Premier League (EPL) teams.

Entries will be accepted up until 5 minutes prior to the start of the first game in EPL league play. (Note: The first game will begin at 7:45 pm EST)

For players who are unfamiliar with Fantasy soccer, these three exciting contests will give contestants the opportunity to learn about the teams and players associated with the most popular sport in the world. The English Premier League (EPL) is the most exclusive soccer league in the world with many of the world's top players and coaches. After opening a new account, players can go to the “lobby" area and check out the list of other available fantasy soccer events scheduled for each weekend of the EPL season.

As always, don't forget to use our exclusive DraftKings promo code, which provides the highest deposit bonus match in the industry. You will receive 100% match up to $600 and a free entry into a NFL contest.

DraftKings Micro Millions

DraftKings' Micro Millions event is underway, and you could win serious cash prizes for as little as a $0.25 entry fee, from now until Saturday, March 7.

Contests Offered
The DraftKings Micro Millions kicked off on February 27, and is a series of 75 daily fantasy sports events, stretched over six sports. There are NBA, CBB, NHL, PGA, soccer and MMA events being offered, and big time cash prizes to be won, with a total prize pool of $2.4 million guaranteed.

There are huge payouts across all of the different sports being offered, with only a small entry fee required to take your shot at glory.

For instance, you can enter the PGA micro main event contest, with a shot at a $5,000 prize pool for just $0.25, or compete in the NBA Micro Millions Main Event, and take your shot at the $400,000 prize pool. You have a wide array of options to win big prizes in DraftKings Micro Millions, with entrance fees that appeal to everyone, from the casual fantasy player to the seasoned pro.

Entering the Contest
The Micro Millions contest offers a range of contest types, from standard pooling with all contestants vying for the top prizes, to double-up contests, where the top half of competitors will double their entry fee.

This is a fantasy event of epic proportions, with over 100,000 competitors taking their shot at the $2.4 million guaranteed prize pool. With a few days left to claim your share of the huge prize pool, the time is now to start putting together the perfect lineup, en route to fantasy sports infamy. There are still massive prizes to be won, including NBA contests with $100,000 and $400,000 prize pools as well as the PGA main event, where a $20 buy-in earns your chance to take home part of the $150,000 prize pool.

All you need to do to go home a champion is find the right mixture of players, and you can turn a $0.25 entry fee into thousands of dollars, with DraftKings' Micro Millions event!

World Poker Tour Contest

What are the rules of the contest?
The rules for the World Poker Tour contest follow the rules of the Draftking user agreement website. You must be a member of Draftkings community online to gain access and knowledge to these rules.

Who is eligible to enter the contest?
You must be 21 years or older by that date in order to be eligible to join the contest. The winner must also be available to travel to Atlantic City to compete. If the winner can not meet these requirements, they will not be permitted to participate in the contest.

What is rewarded to the winner of the World Poker Tour Contest
The Draftkings world poker tour contest allows members that compete in their contest to gain a VIP poker experience by going to the World Poker Tour Borgata Poker Open.

The World Poker Tour VIP package Includes:
The winner of the VIP package from Draftkings will gain the entry fee of $3500 into the WPT World Championship. It covers their stay at a hotel for the seven days of the event. They get $500 spending money to do with what they want, and their airfare and transfers are all paid for. The winner will also receive a Draftkings swag bag and access to behind the scenes final table experience.

What are the obligations of the winner of the contest?
If one wins the contest, they have to be able to abide by all of the winner responsibilities, including attending the tournament in Atlantic City. If the winner can not meet these responsibilities, they forfeit all rights to any of their winnings.

Reviews

DraftKings Review


DraftKings Review by Tyson

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DraftKings Review by Tyson

So far, I like the DraftKings site. There are a lot of players for NFL games and different types of games. I like the site a bit more than the other sites and they had more NFL contests into the playoffs. Still trying to get this free money bonus released. I’m surprised at how good the players are. Not easy to win a tournament.


DraftKings Review by Jason Mullins

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DraftKings Review by Jason Mullins

I am a big fan of DraftKings. They have a great selection of games and an easy to use interface. Withdrawals are also painless and timely (I received my withdrawal to PayPal within 3 days). The Promo Code availability is nice, but it isn’t much different than anything offered on any other site. The only real complaint I have about the site is it took a little while to receive an answer to a question I had posed through their contact form. Other than that, no complaints and I will certainly be looking to become the next Fantasy Millionaire on Draftkings!


DraftKings Review by Brandon

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DraftKings Review by Brandon

Been playing for about 9 months and I like it so far. This will be my first NFL season on the site. I can always find a game to play. I also signed at FanDuel and feel like I see some of the same players. Some of these guys play every contest and I get the feeling they know what they’re doing. I don’t put out my own H2H contests anymore, because they same players will join. I found my niche contest in 50/50’s. I think they are the best way to consistently build a bankroll. After I build up some winnings, I play in a tournament once in a while. I’d recommend it.


DraftKings Review by Milan

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DraftKings Review by Milan

I lost my Starstreet account and am being told to transfer my account to Draft kings. I’ve checked out their site in the past and it seemed a bit too big and bloated at the time. At this point, if you want action, you either go to Draft kings or fanduel. I’m at both and play at both. New players can’t go wrong on either. You’ll have fun and will get paid. Most players will never make a living on fantasy football, so don’t get caught up in making one million dollars. Also, learn about rake if you are trying to do this to make money. Support is good on this site, but I don’t like waiting for emails and wanted to call. No phone number available or chat.


DraftKings Review by Robert

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DraftKings Review by Robert

Bottom line is Draftkings is the best site with the most money and most action. I’ve tried playing on some of the small sites and they just don’t have any players. Maybe that’ll change, but for now DK is my favorite.