DraftKings Daily Fantasy Sports go live in Malta and Germany
Following the issue of their Malta Gaming Authority Skills Games licence in February, DraftKings are now offering their portfolio of Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) to Maltese and German customers. This is the next phase of the European expansion plans for the Boston based operator, which went live in the UK back in February 2016, following approval from the UK Gambling Commission.
The Maltese Islands, which were recently rocked by the loss of one of their national treasures, when the stunning Azure Window rock formation collapsed, label themselves as the ‘Silicon Valley’ of the iGaming industry, so the arrival of one of the world’s premier daily fantasy sports platforms certainly augurs well for the growth of the sector.
DraftKings offer daily fantasy on a number of football (soccer) leagues in addition to NFL, Major League Baseball, NHL, NBA, Golf, Esports, Mixed Martial Art and NASCAR and the timing of this announcement is great news for sports fans in Malta and Germany, since there are a couple of ‘not to be missed’ tournaments on the horizon.
Upcoming DraftKings highlights
There is a golf tournament scheduled to take place in the first week in April that needs no introduction. The world’s best golfers will compete for one of the most coveted prizes in the sport and DraftKings will be putting up a staggering prize fund in their $3.5M Fantasy Golf Millionaire event, with a cool $1M going to the entrant that earns the most points from his 6 selected golfers. Golf’s first major of the season runs from the 6th to the 9th April.
Football fans also have something to look forward to as well. Survival Sunday will take on a whole new meaning on the final day of the English Premier League season, with the DraftKings ‘King of the Pitch’ finale taking place then. There are a series of qualifying events available that give you the opportunity to book your seat to the grand final which has a prize pool of $150,000 and pays out a 1st prize of $25,000.
If you are new to DraftKings you have come to the right place, since Fantasy Football Portal has a plethora of information to help you along the way as you foray into the DFS world.
New customers depositing for the first time will receive a FREE $3 ticket to play in any $3 paid contest, so feel free to sign-up here.
We’re expecting Daily Fantasy Sports to make a splash in Malta and Germany – let us know what you think!