You may not have noticed, but DraftKings, the leading daily fantasy sports operator, is now live in the UK. Fantasy Premier League players who spend hours on end mulling over their FPL picks each week might wonder why they should care so let us try to explain how DraftKings arrival could be the catalyst for a new era in the world of fantasy football.
3 Reasons why Fantasy Football Managers should sit up and take notice
- Over $2b was wagered by daily fantasy sports fans in the USA and Canada during 2015 and Aaron Jones recently scooped a first prize of $5m in the DraftKings Fantasy Football World Championship
- DraftKings are hosting a series of $1,000 free to enter contests that serve as the perfect introduction to their daily fantasy soccer product, a game that is played over one day or one gameweek round as opposed to a monthly or seasonal format.
- DraftKings will share liquidity between US and UK based players…this is highly significant since it means that players on this side of the Pond will be able to show off their fantasy football prowess and compete for a share of these huge spoils, with top prizes in excess of $1m being won on a regular basis.
So the big question remains … will the UK players outwit their US counterparts in the battle for Fantasy Football supremacy? Will all these years honing those FPL skills be good enough to see off competition from players in the United States, who are more familiar with daily fantasy strategies?
Only time will tell so Sign-Up Now to find out! You will also be entitled to a 100% Deposit Bonus (up to £400) and receive a $3 ticket that can be used to participate in one of their tournaments.