Back to Top

THE GAME INSIDE THE GAME.


WE BELIEVE LIFE IS MORE FUN WHEN YOU HAVE SKIN IN THE GAME


Category Archives: Press Release

DRAFTKINGS LAUNCHES FLASH BET FOR MORE INSTANTANEOUS LIVE WAGERING EXPERIENCE

Wimbledon Debut of New Product Features Rapid, Real-Time Betting for Point-by-Point Action

BOSTON (June 30, 2019) – DraftKings Inc. announced today the launch of Flash Bet; a faster, easier way for customers who love sports to engage in every minute of action through live betting and instant winnings. Released just in time for Wimbledon, the unique offering is the first of its kind and available only on the DraftKings Sportsbook. This new product feature continues the company’s reputation of being the first to market with new and innovative sports betting technology.

Flash Bet will allow customers to place live, in-game wagers quickly between points in a given match. Once bettors place their wagers via the Flash Bet tab on the mobile or online DraftKings Sportsbook, they will be able to view a timeline of their bet’s results and receive payouts seconds after the play is over. Embedded match graphics will show the ball as it moves across the court in real-time with descriptions of the service, points won and court type. The product is currently exclusive to live tennis wagering as DraftKings remains dedicated to enhancing every moment on the court into an elevated fan experience. 

“Live wagering is already widely popular today, but also represents a crucial part of the customer experience and engagement tomorrow,” said Jordan Mendell, Senior Vice President of Product Research and Development. “Short of playing on the court themselves, we are wholly invested in bringing our customers as close as possible to Wimbledon this year, while also giving them a taste of the lightning-quick innovations to come.”

As an industry leader for mobile and online sports betting, DraftKings has applied its prime positioning as a sports technology company to satisfy a growing customer base in excess of 11 million and counting. Flash Bet is another example of the innovative approach DraftKings has taken to develop a world-class product by streamlining the in-game wagering experience and helping usher in an expeditious era of sports betting through mobile technology advances.

The DraftKings Sportsbook app is available to download for both iOS and Android.

About DraftKings

DraftKings is a global sports technology and entertainment company that believes life is more fun with skin in the game. Its mission is to bring fans closer to the games they love via a unique combination of daily fantasy sports, sports betting and media platforms that, combined, deliver “The Game Inside The Game.” Founded in 2012 by Matt Kalish, Paul Liberman and Jason Robins, DraftKings is headquartered in Boston, MA, and offers daily fantasy sports contests across 13 professional sports in 8 countries including the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Australia. Operating pursuant to state regulations in New Jersey and Mississippi, DraftKings Sportsbook mobile and retail, allows players in the state to engage in betting for major U.S. and international sports. 

DraftKings Media Contact:

media@draftkings.com

###

DraftKings Opens Second State-Of-The-Art Office Less Than One Year After The Legalization Of Sports Betting

New Office Space to Drive Company Growth, Economic Development in New Jersey

Hoboken, N.J. (June 25, 2019) – DraftKings today unveiled its new, 7,500-square-foot office space in Hoboken, New Jersey which features state-of-the-art technology including; Dashboards, Zoom Rooms, and a television wall.  The space will serve more than 50 employees.

“The first year of legalized sports betting in New Jersey exceeded all of our expectations and projections,” said DraftKings COO and Co-Founder Paul Liberman. “The new office space will allow us to increase our presence in the Garden State and bring even more innovation and offerings to our customers here. We’re looking forward to becoming a bigger part of the New Jersey tech scene as we grow our products, creating the best betting and daily fantasy experience in the market.”

DraftKings has seen a tremendous amount of success in New Jersey in the past year alone. The DraftKings Sportsbook app, which launched in the state last August, has taken in more than 17 million bets and paid out more than half a billion dollars in winnings. In addition to being the first-to-market mobile and online sportsbook in the state, DraftKings also opened a physical sportsbook at Resorts Casino & Hotel in Atlantic City.  

“Since the launch of our Sportsbook, we have seen an unprecedented amount of growth,” said Jamie Shea, DraftKings Head of Sportsbook Digital. “As we look to build on the success of our Sportsbook product even further, the new office will help us provide even better odds, content and rewards to the wonderful people of New Jersey and beyond.”

This will be the second new DraftKings office to open in 2019. The company unveiled a new, 105,000-square-foot headquarters in Boston’s Back Bay just last month. The new space in New Jersey takes design cues from the Boston headquarters and features state-of-the-art technology throughout.

ABOUT DRAFTKINGS

DraftKings is a global sports technology and entertainment company that believes life is more fun with skin in the game. Its mission is to bring fans closer to the games they love via a unique combination of daily fantasy sports, sports betting and media platforms that, combined, deliver “The Game Inside The Game.” Founded in 2012 by Matt Kalish, Paul Liberman and Jason Robins, DraftKings is headquartered in Boston, MA, and offers daily fantasy sports contests across 13 professional sports in 8 countries including the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Australia. Operating pursuant to state regulations in New Jersey and Mississippi, DraftKings Sportsbook mobile and retail, allows players in the state to engage in betting for major U.S. and international sports.

DRAFTKINGS MEDIA CONTACT:

media@draftkings.com

###

DraftKings Hires New Chief Financial Officer

Jason Park Joins the Sports Technology and Entertainment Company from Bain Capital

BOSTON (June 24, 2019) – DraftKings Inc. announced today the hiring of new Chief Financial Officer Jason Park to help boost the company’s success, as more states in the U.S. begin to welcome sports betting and pass laws allowing for daily fantasy sports play. Park will also serve as a strategic advisor to CEO Jason Robins and senior management in navigating the operations that have helped DraftKings thrive since its founding in 2012. Tim Dent, who had been overseeing financial operations for the company since 2012 will transition fully into the role of Chief Compliance Officer.

“DraftKings has experienced exponential growth over the last year and we are excited to welcome someone of Jason’s caliber to the team,” said Robins. “Jason will step in and help accomplish our long-term financial goals. He has a track record of success around investments and acquisitions which will aid in the growth of our business and his world-class background in evolving and executing growth plans will make him invaluable to our organization.”

Park joins from Bain Capital Private Equity where he was an Operating Partner and focused on technology investments.  For more than 10 years, Park worked collaboratively with CEOs, CFOs, and management teams to develop and achieve growth plans.  Prior to Bain Capital, Jason spent eight years with McKinsey & Company.  Park holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a MAcc (Master of Accountancy) and a BBA from the University of Michigan.

“I am thrilled to be joining DraftKings at this important inflection point for the company,” said Park.  “DraftKings has already established itself as a clear leader in the sports technology and entertainment arena and I look forward to working with this exceptional team to drive and capture the significant growth potential ahead.”

With Park taking over duties as CFO immediately, current CFO Tim Dent will transition to focus on his primary role as Chief Compliance Officer. Dent’s role will expand to include the oversight of all compliance, licensing, regulation and responsible gaming efforts. Furthermore, he will ensure compliance with all licensing requirements and uphold the vast number of consumer protection measures on the DraftKings platform. Dent will also drive partnerships with regulators as DraftKings continues to expand its product in the U.S. and international markets.   

###

About DraftKings

DraftKings is a global sports technology and entertainment company that believes life is more fun with skin in the game. Its mission is to bring fans closer to the games they love via a unique combination of daily fantasy sports, sports betting and media platforms that, combined, deliver “The Game Inside The Game.” Founded in 2012 by Matt Kalish, Paul Liberman and Jason Robins, DraftKings is headquartered in Boston, MA, and offers daily fantasy sports contests across 13 professional sports in 8 countries including the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Australia. Operating pursuant to state regulations in New Jersey and Mississippi, DraftKings Sportsbook mobile and retail, allows players in the state to engage in betting for major U.S. and international sports. 

DraftKings Media Contact:

media@draftkings.com

DRAFTKINGS BRINGS DAILY FANTASY BACK TO ALABAMA

BOSTON (June 18, 2019) – DraftKings Inc. announced today that its daily fantasy sports products have returned to Alabama after the state passed legislation allowing DFS operators to offer fantasy contests for the first time in three years. Sports fans across the state are now free to join more than 11 million registered customers on the platform and experience DFS on DraftKings once again.

“We are constantly searching for ways to improve and innovate our products to ensure that we’re delivering what our customers want, which is evidenced in part by the industry-leading 13 different professional sports offered on our platform,” said Greg Karamitis, SVP of Fantasy Sports at DraftKings. “Over the last three years, DraftKings has continued to lead the way in the daily fantasy sports space, and we look forward to reestablishing ourselves as the premier DFS destination for fans in Alabama.”

In the time since DraftKings was last live and available in Alabama, the company has introduced multiple innovations to emphasize optimization of the customer experience for all skill levels, including:

-Establishing the Fair Play Commitment Initiative to ensure a level playing field by prohibiting top-earning or more experienced players from entering casual and beginner contests.

-DraftKings Leagues – The first ever platform where players can create fully-customizable, private contests just for their friends or colleagues

-Launching new and enhancing favorite game variants:

Showdown contests require players to draft a team from a single game, round or match all while staying under the designated salary cap. Showdown is particularly popular among fans for marquee events like the Super Bowl, College Football Playoff National Championship, World Series and more where fans around the globe tune in to watch the action unfold. For NFL and NBA contests, DraftKings also enables In-Game Showdown so fans can construct lineups for a portion of the game after it has begun.

Classic contests require participants to draft a team across multiple games by selecting players by position listed in the available Player Pool while remaining under the designated salary cap. Classic is a popular option for fans during regular season games.

To celebrate the momentous return to Alabama, DraftKings is offering eligible users who are residents of Alabama deposit bonus matches up to $25 and will also feature “Free Contest Friday” for $15K in total giveaways during the first three weeks from launch.

Sports fans in Alabama, more than 40 other U.S. states, and eight countries around the world can join the game inside the game today by either heading to www.draftkings.com or downloading the DraftKings app via iOS or Android.

About DraftKings

DraftKings is a global sports technology and entertainment company that believes life is more fun with skin in the game. Its mission is to bring fans closer to the games they love via a unique combination of daily fantasy sports, sports betting and media platforms that, combined, deliver “The Game Inside The Game.” Founded in 2012 by Matt Kalish, Paul Liberman and Jason Robins, DraftKings is headquartered in Boston, MA, and offers daily fantasy sports contests across 13 professional sports in 8 countries including the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Australia. Operating pursuant to state regulations in New Jersey and Mississippi, DraftKings Sportsbook mobile and retail, allows players in the state to engage in betting for major U.S. and international sports. 

DraftKings Media Contact:

media@draftkings.com

###

DRAFTKINGS LAUNCHES WOMEN’S WORLD CUP FANTASY GAMES

Contests Live for the Opener Through Championship as Platform Expands to Reach Broader Audience

BOSTON, June 7, 2019 – For the first time ever, DraftKings will offer its innovative daily fantasy games for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, making women’s soccer the 13th DFS category for DraftKings, which continues to lead the pack in available sports among fantasy operators.  

“All eyes will be on the matches in France, and we are excited to offer soccer fans a more engaging way to enjoy the action,” said Matt Kalish, CRO and co-founder of DraftKings. “The passion of our fans informs our innovation and product roadmap, so for such a special event that only comes along every four years, we wanted to ensure our full complement of offerings would be at their fingertips.”

Fueling the DraftKings Women’s World Cup contests are the company’s data capabilities, which will source match and player information at every moment of play for fans to leverage in their daily fantasy selections. Customers can enjoy DraftKings Classic and Showdown modes for World Cup matches, constructing lineups of six players while staying within a $50,000 salary cap range and designating a “captain” slot that grants one player a bonus multiplier. Classic contests will require selecting players from more than one match, while Showdown contests must include players from each team in a single match.

In addition to the daily fantasy contests available in eight countries around the world – including the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Australia – fans in New Jersey and Mississippi will be able to legally bet on the Women’s World Cup for the first time via DraftKings Sportsbook, with mobile only available in New Jersey.

To get in the game inside the game during the Women’s World Cup, players can either head to www.draftkings.com or download the DraftKings app via iOS and Android. 

About DraftKings

DraftKings is a global sports technology and entertainment company that believes life is more fun with skin in the game. Its mission is to bring fans closer to the games they love via a unique combination of daily fantasy sports, sports betting and media platforms that, combined, deliver “The Game Inside The Game.” Founded in 2012 by Matt Kalish, Paul Liberman and Jason Robins, DraftKings is headquartered in Boston, MA, and offers daily fantasy sports contests across 13 professional sports in 8 countries including the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Australia. Operating pursuant to state regulations in New Jersey and Mississippi, DraftKings Sportsbook mobile and retail, allows players in the state to engage in betting for major U.S. and international sports. 

DraftKings Media Contact:

media@draftkings.com

DraftKings to Open “DraftKings Sportsbook at Resorts”

Construction Underway to Offer Premium Retail Sports Betting Experience at Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City

Atlantic City, NJ (November 14, 2018) – Resorts Casino Hotel, the first casino hotel in New Jersey, today announces that construction is near completion on the DraftKings Sportsbook at Resorts, slated to open by late November 2018, pending approval from the Division of Gaming Enforcement. In partnership with DraftKings, the global sports technology and entertainment company and New Jersey’s leading online sports betting platform, the retail space will feature a best-in-class customer experience for sports fans in the Garden State.

“We are proud to partner with an industry leader in sports betting and open an innovative sports betting experience that only DraftKings Sportsbook at Resorts will offer,” said Mark Giannantonio, President and CEO, Resorts Casino Hotel. “Once completed, the new on-property retail space will bring an immersive and entertaining gaming experience for our guests and sports fans alike, ensuring the best sports betting scene in Atlantic City.”

Marking another major milestone for Atlantic City’s first casino hotel, the new DraftKings Sportsbook at Resorts will feature multiple sports and wagering options such as live, in-game betting with 5 windows and 12 kiosks, offering multiple opportunities for sports fans to place their bets. Additionally, the space will offer ultra-high-definition video walls, a VIP area, comfortable stadium-style seats with chargers, and a full bar with food and beverage service and bar top electronic slots.

“We’ve been working for months with the team at Resorts to make sure the DraftKings retail sportsbook meets the highest bar for quality and customer experience,” said Matt Kalish, Chief Revenue Officer and co-founder of DraftKings. “We are tremendously excited to launch our first physical presence in the state with such a trusted partner, and to service their loyal patrons.”

For more information on the new DraftKings Sportsbook at Resorts, please visit resortsac.com/sports-betting.

###

ABOUT DRAFTKINGS

DraftKings is a global sports technology and entertainment company that believes life is more fun with skin in the game. Its mission is to bring fans closer to the games they love via a unique combination of daily fantasy sports, sports betting and media platforms that, combined, deliver “The Game Inside The Game.” Founded in 2012 by Matt Kalish, Paul Liberman and Jason Robins, DraftKings is headquartered in Boston, MA, and offers daily fantasy sports contests across 11 professional sports in 8 countries including the U.S., Canada, U.K and Australia. Operating pursuant to state regulations in New Jersey, DraftKings Sportsbook allows players in the state to engage in betting for major U.S. and international sports.

ABOUT RESORTS CASINO HOTEL

The resort that brought gaming to Atlantic City in 1978, Resorts Casino Hotel, a Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment Property, is at the top of its game today, offering world-class casino action in a relaxed environment that keeps the focus on fun. Resorts Casino Hotel made history as the first American casino outside of Nevada and recently celebrated a major milestone – their 40th anniversary in May 2018.  Winner of 21 Casino Player Magazine 2018 “Best of Gaming Awards,” Resorts Casino Hotel has undergone $100 million in renovations, including the all new state-of-the-art Resorts Conference Center, a large $25 million room renovation project and the $35 million Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville themed entertainment complex with the only beach bar, Landshark Bar & Grill, on the Atlantic City sand open – year-round.

Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment assumed management of Resorts Casino Hotel in 2012, a move that has set the stage for its return as the most exciting gaming destination in Atlantic City. Boasting a prime location spanning 11 acres at the northern end of the famed Atlantic City Boardwalk, the resort features 942 guest rooms and suites in two hotel towers, an 80,000-square-foot casino, two theaters, 10 restaurants, a food court featuring six eateries, two VIP slot and table player lounges, a casino bar, indoor-outdoor swimming pool, health club and spa, salon, and retail shops. Its 64,000 square feet of technologically advanced meeting space includes 24 meeting and function rooms, most featuring natural light and ocean views, and a 13,000-square-foot ballroom. For more information, visit our website or call 1.800.334.6378. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or Instagram and view us on YouTube.

Media Contacts:

DraftKings

media@draftkings.com

Resorts Casino Hotel

Heather Menzano

hmenzano@resortsac.com

DraftKings Teams Up with Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort on First Retail Sportsbook

Agreement Between Premier Casino and DraftKings Sets New Standard for Sports Betting in Mississippi

BOSTON (November 12, 2018) – DraftKings Inc. announced that it has reached an agreement with Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort in D’Iberville, Mississippi to officially open DraftKings at Scarlet Pearl Sportsbook, following receipt of license from the Mississippi Gaming Commission, among other required regulatory approvals. Opening November 16, 2018, the sportsbook will transform Scarlet Pearl’s existing PRL Bar into a multi-screen betting and social destination for sports lovers.

“We’re thrilled to be working with Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort, whose leadership has a high bar for quality and a forward-thinking approach to sports betting; a perfect fit for DraftKings,” said Matt Kalish, Chief Revenue Officer and co-founder of DraftKings. “We’re excited to bring and offer an innovative sports betting experience to sports fans in one of the largest and most competitive gaming markets in the U.S.”

DraftKings at Scarlet Pearl Sportsbook will offer a superior customer experience that includes the opportunity to wager on dozens of sports. In addition, the sportsbook will soon offer live, in-game betting with three windows, giving sports fans a variety of ways to place their bets. Pending regulatory approval, the sportsbook will incorporate on-site kiosks and an on-premise mobile app.

“We are excited to introduce DraftKings, a ‘New Way’ to game for our current and future guests,” Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort CEO LuAnn Pappas said. “Our collaboration with DraftKings is an opportunity for us to continue to set high standards on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and give our players a new home for sports betting.”

Directing the Scarlet Pearl Sportsbook team will be Nicholas “Nico” Sfanos, who previously ran sportsbooks for Station Casinos throughout Nevada.

Through the launch of DraftKings at Scarlet Pearl Sportsbook, DraftKings will once again be at the forefront of innovation within the world of sports and entertainment. The company anticipates this step to serve as yet another vital one in making “The Game Inside the Game” accessible to sports fans everywhere.

About DraftKings

DraftKings is a global sports technology and entertainment company that believes life is more fun with skin in the game. Its mission is to bring fans closer to the games they love via a unique combination of daily fantasy sports, sports betting and media platforms that, combined, deliver “The Game Inside The Game.” Founded in 2012 by Matt Kalish, Paul Liberman and Jason Robins, DraftKings is headquartered in Boston, MA, and offers daily fantasy sports contests across 11 professional sports in 8 countries including the U.S., Canada, U.K and Australia. Operating pursuant to state regulations in New Jersey, DraftKings Sportsbook allows players in the state to engage in betting for major U.S. and international sports.

About Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort

Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort (scarletpearlcasino.com) boasts 300 modern hotel rooms, a variety of dining options, a boutique and the Gulf Coast’s most modern gaming floor. With over 1,170 slots including 80 video poker machines, 37 table games, and now the Scarlet Pearl Sportsbook, guests are sure to discover “The New Way” to win. Scarlet Pearl also features an event center and a championship level miniature golf course.

###

Media Contacts:

DraftKings

media@draftkings.com

Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort

Kelly.Snelson@scarletpearlcasino.com

DraftKings Debuts New Sportsbook Pools Product to Simplify Experience for Casual Players

Latest Betting Format Pools Entries and Awards Prizes for Correctly Predicting Sports Game Outcomes

BOSTON (November 8, 2018) — DraftKings Sportsbook today announced the launch of DraftKings Sportsbook Pools, a new and easier way to bet on sports by selecting potential outcomes from a set group of sporting events. The new DraftKings product will provide the opportunity to bet on games like the ones often enjoyed among coworkers in office pools, offering fans a more casual alternative to navigating odds and point spreads. DraftKings Sportsbook Pools will become officially available to play in New Jersey on November 8th.


“Millions of Americans have been playing in sports pools for years with their friends and coworkers, and now one of the most popular ways that fans can get ‘skin in the game’ is live on DraftKings Sportsbook.” said Matt Kalish, Chief Revenue Officer and co-founder of DraftKings. “DraftKings Sportsbook Pools features simple predictions, such as picking the winner of each NFL game weekly, combined with the potential to win jackpot-style prizes. This product will unquestionably make every game more exciting for DraftKings Sportsbook players of all levels.”

To play DraftKings Sportsbook Pools, sports fans are given a collection of questions related to potential outcomes in a specific game or series of games. Players select from provided responses and submit their entry into a pool where winners are then determined based on the number of correct picks as the real life events unfold. The inaugural DraftKings Sportsbook Pools contest will feature a $20 entry with a minimum of $200,000 in total prizes, including a $100,000 jackpot to be shared among all players who select all Sunday and Monday NFL Week 10 games correctly. For the opening contest, players in New Jersey will receive 20 percent of the prize pool for 11 correct picks, 30 percent for 12 correct picks and 50 percent for making all 13 picks correctly.

The DraftKings Sportsbook app is now viewable from any location, meaning players outside New Jersey can preview DraftKings Sportsbook Pools. Real money wagers and cash outs of open bets will still be limited to occur within New Jersey state lines; sports fans beyond the Garden State will otherwise be granted an unfettered view of DraftKings Sportsbook products and promotions as previews within the app.

For more information about DraftKings Sportsbook Pools, download the DraftKings Sportsbook app for iOS here and Android here.

###

About DraftKings DraftKings is a global sports technology and entertainment company that believes life is more fun with skin in the game. Its mission is to bring fans closer to the games they love via a unique combination of daily fantasy sports, sports betting and media platforms that, combined, deliver “The Game Inside The Game.” Founded in 2012 by Matt Kalish, Paul Liberman and Jason Robins, DraftKings is headquartered in Boston, MA, and offers daily fantasy sports contests across 11 professional sports in 8 countries including the U.S., Canada, U.K and Australia. Operating pursuant to state regulations in New Jersey, DraftKings Sportsbook allows players in the state to engage in betting for major U.S. and international sports.

DraftKings’ High-Tech Jobs Skills Training Program Now Open for Texas Veterans

“Tech for Heroes” Initiative to Help Former Servicemembers Transition from Military to Civilian Life   

BOSTON (September 18, 2018) – DraftKings Inc. announced today that it is expanding its Tech for Heroes initiative to Austin, Texas. The eight-week course, beginning October 9 and offered free of charge, is designed to provide high-tech job skills training to current and returning veterans and military spouses, so they can expand their knowledge base and find gainful employment in the tech sector.

“The Tech for Heroes program was designed with one goal in mind–help veterans gain a real advantage in an extremely competitive tech industry,” said Paul Liberman, co-founder and COO of DraftKings. “The skills acquired

through the program can be applied to nearly any company, no matter their size or industry, giving each individual the ability to explore career paths of all types. These individuals have all made tremendous sacrifices in service to our country and this program is one way we are showing our collective appreciation.”

Working in partnership with the national nonprofit VetsinTech, DraftKings launched the company’s first corporate social responsibility initiative in June with its inaugural Tech for Heroes training class taking place in Boston. Last month, the company announced an expansion of the program to San Francisco, California, where it is training more than 30 veterans and military spouses in web development.

“We are excited to continue the expansion of the Tech for Heroes program to Austin. The partnership with DraftKings has allowed us to impact so many veterans and their families all accross the country, and we look forward to the opportunity to bring this life changing training to Texas,” said Katherine Webster, founder and CEO of VetsinTech.

DraftKings’ employees will be working with the veterans to grow their understanding of employment opportunities at high-tech companies and to further support the veteran graduates pursuing careers in tech. Efforts include resume development, career roadmapping and skills translation as well as peer to peer networking.

For additional information on the DraftKings Tech For Heroes program and to inquire about joining a class, please visit Tech for Heroes.

###

About DraftKings

DraftKings is a global sports technology and entertainment company that believes life is more fun with skin in the game. Its mission is to bring fans closer to the games they love via a unique combination of daily fantasy sports, sports betting and media platforms that, combined, deliver “The Game Inside The Game.” Founded in 2012 by Matt Kalish, Paul Liberman and Jason Robins, DraftKings is headquartered in Boston, MA, and offers daily fantasy sports contests across 11 professional sports in 8 countries including the U.S., Canada, U.K and Australia. Now a licensed operator in New Jersey, DraftKings Sportsbook allows players in the state to engage in betting for major U.S. and international sports.

About VetsinTech

VetsinTech supports current and returning veterans with re-integration services, and by connecting them to the national technology ecosystem. VIT is committed to bringing together a tech-specific network, resources, and programs for our veterans interested in education, entrepreneurship, and employment.

Media Contacts:

DraftKings

media@draftkings.com

DraftKings Ready to Tackle 2018-2019 NFL Season

New Ways to Play Fantasy Football on DraftKings Arrive with Millions in Total Guaranteed Prizes

BOSTON (September 7, 2018) — The NFL season is back, and with it are the biggest and best ways to play fantasy football that DraftKings has ever offered. In honor of the NFL’s return, DraftKings will be giving away massive prizes, like its annual millionaire maker contest during Sunday’s main slate for $5 million in total payouts, including $1 million to first place. DraftKings is also introducing brand new ways to play while still offering annual favorites for its busiest sport, which saw more than 90 million paid contest entries last year.

“The return of football is our busiest time of year, and we look forward to it with more anticipation and enthusiasm every season,” said Jeffrey Haas, Chief International Officer at DraftKings. “We are able to tap into the growing NFL fan base around the world, with DraftKings acting as the second screen for people watching games in the UK, Ireland, Germany and Australia. We make it more fun to be a fan because you can compete with other fans at home, in their countries and around the world. DraftKings has been working tirelessly this offseason on several new game modes, including Flash Draft and Team Pick ‘Em, which we cannot wait for our customers to experience.

NFL fans will be able to play fantasy football on DraftKings in many ways, including:

– Flash Draft: Officially launching for Week 4 of the regular season, Flash Draft is a live, in-game concept that introduces a new, rapid drafting style to customers throughout an NFL game. Customers can play before the second, third or fourth quarters begin as well as during the commercial breaks of these same quarters. Once they’ve entered a contest, customers will have five rounds lasting only 15 seconds each to choose from three player options that change from round to round.

– Team Pick ‘Em: This new game style enables fans to “pick” the winners of each game that week, competing with others for shares of a set prize amount. Now those pressed for time can choose winners in a matter of minutes.

– Showdown: Showdown is back for its first full NFL season after debuting for last year’s postseason. In Showdown, customers select players from each team in one single-game matchup, including at least one player from either team, while staying under the $50K salary limit. This can include both offensive and defensive players. DraftKings will also be offering the Showdown Captain variant which features the same game dynamic as the regular Showdown, except one player can be designated to the Captain spot and is eligible for a bonus multiplier.

– Classic: DraftKings’ Classic mode featuring the $50K salary cap requires customers to create a lineup by selecting players listed in the Player Pool, but you must stay under the $50K cap. Customers can draft from all active players who will be playing during the given game slate.

– Tiers: Previously known as “Pick ‘Em,” DraftKings’ Tiers format offers curated lineup constructions without salary cap limitations. In Tiers contests, customers create a lineup by selecting players listed and tiered out in the Player Pool.

– Leagues: Skills can be further honed through private games and contests that can be accessed by just you and your chosen group of friends.

No matter the NFL players and teams that emerge this season, DraftKings is now offering more ways than ever to maximize how fun it can be to play, watch and engage in football, all season long.

###

About DraftKings

DraftKings is a global sports technology and entertainment company that believes life is more fun with skin in the game. Its mission is to bring fans closer to the games they love via a unique combination of daily fantasy sports, sports betting and media platforms that combined, deliver “The Game Inside The Game.” Founded in 2012 by Matt Kalish, Paul Liberman and Jason Robins, DraftKings is headquartered in Boston, MA, and offers daily fantasy sports contests across 11 professional sports in 8 countries, including the U.S., Canada, U.K and Australia.

Media Contacts:

media@draftkings.com