TFP and DraftKings.com has partnered up to give you the very
best in online fantasy gaming. Check it out!
Daily fantasy site DraftKings.com started in April 2012 and quickly
established itself as a leader in the industry. The site proved itself as
a force to be reckoned with by offering extraordinarily aggressive
promotions with the biggest payouts on the web.
On Dec. 23, first-time player, Canadian Sam Greenwood took home $100,000
by winning the biggest one-day event in fantasy HISTORY!
DraftKings is continuing to rollout great prizes for hockey with their
$25,000 Light the Lamp tournament on Feb. 9.
You can qualify now for the Light the Lamp
Tournament for only $12.00.
What is Daily Fantasy?
Daily fantasy on DraftKings is similar to season-long fantasy in that you
accumulate points based on how the players you draft perform in real life.
There are, however, a number of key differences.
Daily fantasy allows you to draft a new team every time you wish to play.
For example, when drafting an NHL team, the players could be completely
different when you play tonight versus next Friday. Each player has a cost
value, and your goal is to draft the best fantasy team possible while
staying under the universal $50,000 cap. Once the games start, DraftKings
has easy-to-follow live scoring so you can easily follow your players,
watch your team accrue points, and see where you land by contests' end. If
you win, you're paid out -- it's that simple.
For this NHL season, DraftKings is offering a variety of games that will
cater to any specific fantasy craving.
(Guaranteed Prize Pools): This is the type of contest that has made
DraftKings notorious. There will be huge GPPs -- which means the prize
pool is guaranteed no matter how many people enter -- to celebrate the
start of the NHL season. DraftKings has a huge GPP scheduled for Feb. 9,
which you can qualify for now.
Sit-N-Gos: A staple of the poker industry, sit-n-gos are smaller
contests that run only if they are filled. These include a variety of
heads-up contests, or contests where you can compete against a smaller
field for a better chance at payouts. High roller sit-n-gos can garner
entry fees for as much as $530, while smaller games can be $1 heads-up,
with everything available in-between.
Double-Ups: Double-ups are excellent for users looking to double
their entry fee without a ton of risk. In these contests, half the field
doubles their entry, while half walks away with nothing. Double-ups are
some of the most popular contests on the site, and we recommend beginners
try these out to get acclimated.
Steps: For the best and most detailed explanation of Steps
Tournaments we direct you to DraftKings' excellent landing page, but in
short Steps Tournaments allow you to enter for a tiny fee with the
opportunity to move up and cash out with up to $1,000. Winning on the
lower steps gains an entry to a higher step, and as you move up you can
win more money. NHL Steps is live now.
Single Entry vs. Multi Entry: There are advantages and
disadvantages to both single entry and multi entry contests, and
DraftKings offers an assortment of both. Single entry contests can be
better for those just starting out. Check out the
$5 Single Entry game now.
The DraftKings developmental team obviously spends a lot of time listening
to customers, as their site is loaded with features.
Let's start with the lobby, which is easy to navigate with its clean feel
and readily available filters. If you're looking for only Double-Ups, you
can simply select that filter or any other contest type. You can also
browse by sport, contest size, and entry fee.
There are also helpful tabs across the top of the lobby that make the
overall experience a pleasant one. The Help tab answers any questions you
have about game play, payouts, rules, or legality. The My Account tab
allows you to track everything from your deposit history, to the status of
your deposit bonus, to your editable personal information. The real prize
is the My Contests tab, which helps you monitor your contests live in the
DraftKings newest feature, their Gamecenter, is an industry game-changer.
You can easily track how your players are doing, and compare your team to
your opponents in just a click. The Gamecenter allows users to make
DraftKings their only stop when monitoring how their team is doing.
Overall, DraftKings is a uniquely enjoyable experience and perfect for
hockey fans. We're thrilled to have partnered with them. It's a site that
is growing at an incredible rate, allowing them to expand the size of
their prize pools and the number of features on the site. Hockey fans who
don't want the grind of playing fantasy in a season-long league need to
give this a shot.
You can play right now for only $1!