DraftKings is taking its day by day fantasy sports activities to the UK
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Whereas every day fantasy websites DraftKings and FanDuel battle to remain open within the US, the previous outfit is taking its video games to the UK. Beginning as we speak, sports activities followers throughout the pond can reap the benefits of DraftKings’ “progressive talent-based mostly contests” to attempt to win money. As you may anticipate, Premier League and Champions League soccer soccer is getting prime billing for the contests alongside eleven different main sports activities, together with NBA, NFL, NHL, UFC and eSports. The truth is, DraftKings has a devoted soccer website to maintain you updated on all the newest happenings. What’s extra, sports activities betting is authorized within the UK, so the location stands to face much less scrutiny there. However it’s completely not playing.
Should you’re unfamiliar with how day by day fantasy works, this is fast primer. Gamers choose a contest to enter earlier than selecting a lineup of athletes based mostly on wage. The higher somebody is on the pitch, the extra you must pay for them. EPL objective chief Jamie Vardy will set you again a big quantity, for instance. How nicely you do within the recreation is predicated on the efficiency of athletes in your lineup. When you occur to win, you are entitled to a money reward. Sound too good to move up? You possibly can set your lineup forward of tomorrow’s EPL motion, should you’re prepared to provide it a shot.