DraftKings has emerged as one of the major players in the world of daily fantasy sports. They have a huge number of people that visit their site everyday and they keep getting bigger. In order to continue growing, they have created a number of promotions in order to keep their customers coming back for more.
Bigger and Better
If you have an account already, there are still tons of promotions to take advantage of. One of the more popular items is the Refer a Friend bonus. When you provide a friend with a link to sign up, and they deposit money into their account, you both can get a free entry into a huge tournament. One of these that’s widely used during the NFL season is the Millionaire Maker. It’s a $20 value to get into the tourney, and the top prize is over $1 million. Not bad for getting your buddies to come play fantasy sports with you.
There are a bunch of other promotional tournaments, too. DraftKings is the home of the 2016 Fantasy Football World Championship, which has $15 million in payouts associated with it. They also have weekly tournaments in almost every sport that is in season. For major sports like the NFL, they often have several big sponsored tournaments, often with a few million dollars worth of payouts per contest. These are not exclusive, but they are on a first come, first serve basis. Promotional tournaments are usually available in MLB, NBA, NHL, PGA, NASCAR, college football, college basketball, and MMA events, when the sport is in season.
Also, be on the lookout for special promotional packages. They will often have VIP travel packages, such as to the Breeders’ Cup or to the World Series of Poker. These need to be won through tournament play, but they are a nice little thing to shoot for if you’re going to be playing in a league anyway. If you already have a team entered in a similar contest, you can just use the same lineup without having to put in any extra effort. Entry tickets can be used for these, too, so you can use one promotion to enter another, if you desire. And the best part of all of this is that these are not cheap packages. The most recent Breeders’ Cup promo, for example, includes two VIP Trophy Lounge tickets, two passes to the Kick Off Party and the Finish Line Celebration, transportation, and a three night hotel stay. Even if you are not a big horse racing fan, it looks like it will be a lot of fun.
Things to Know
Traditional bonuses at DraftKings are released $1 at a time. For every 100 Frequent Player Points you earn, another $1 is added to your account. FPPs are earned when you enter into a tournament at a rate of 4 FPP per dollar of entry. A tournament that costs $25 to enter will give you 100 FPP, and unlock $1 in bonus cash to your account. Once that dollar is there, you can spend it on other contests, you can hold onto it, or you can withdraw it back into your account. Just know that bonuses are not given to you immediately. They also do expire four months after they are awarded.
FPPs do not just disappear once you get your cash. You can use them in the VIP Store to buy cool swag items, or you can use them to get entry into exclusive tournaments. For example, you can purchase a DraftKings T shirt, or you can spend 2,750 FPP to get into a $5 contest for free.
The Bottom Line
DraftKings has a great platform and they are a trustworthy site. If you are going to play at a top daily fantasy sports site, they should be one of your first choices.