DraftKings has introduced an innovative daily fantasy sports game called DraftKings Pick6. This game revolves around assembling a team of professional athletes and predicting whether they will surpass or fall short of specific statistical benchmarks.
Initially launched in six states, DraftKings Pick6 is now available as a standalone DFS app and website in 14 states. The company has plans to expand into additional states in the future.
- North Dakota
- South Dakota
- New Mexico
- Washington DC
- South Carolina
Here’s how DraftKings Pick6 works
DFS users can choose between two and six athletes and make predictions on whether they will achieve “more” or “less” than a specified statistic in a game. These selections are then matched against other users in peer-to-peer contests. To participate, users pay an entry fee, which contributes to the prize pool. At the end of the contest, the prize money is distributed among the winning players based on the accuracy of their selections compared to their peers.
Currently, DraftKings Pick6 focuses on NFL and NBA players, offering a dynamic and engaging experience for sports enthusiasts.
Pick6 Compared To PrizePicks
It is worth noting that DraftKings Pick6 is similar to pick’em DFS contests popularized by platforms like Betr Picks, PrizePicks, and Underdog Fantasy. However, unlike those games, where users compete against the house, DraftKings Pick6 allows users to compete against each other.
“Prizes are determined based on historical data that provides insights into the likely win rate for a specific number of correct selections. For example, a user might see an estimated prize of around $900 for getting five out of five selections correct.”Corey Gottlieb, DraftKings’ Chief Product Officer, explained the prize distribution process
While DraftKings Pick6 introduces a fresh flow and interface to enhance the user experience, the underlying elements of traditional DFS remain intact. This includes the guarantee of the prize pool and the ability to view other competitors, ensuring transparency and competitiveness, which are crucial to DraftKings’ fantasy products.
Underdog Fantasy has also joined the peer-to-peer pick’em game trend in select states, while PrizePicks has transitioned to a free-to-play model in Michigan. These developments demonstrate the evolving nature of the DFS landscape and the varied approaches taken by different platforms to cater to sports enthusiasts.
DraftKings progressive Parlay Launch is Next
Exciting developments continue to emerge from DraftKings as they introduce a new sportsbook product called “progressive parlay.” This innovative feature provides users with the opportunity to win money from parlays, even if one or more legs of the bet do not pan out. Scheduled to launch next week, progressive parlays offer a thrilling twist to the traditional parlay structure.
It is important to note that DraftKings emphasizes the distinctions between their two new products. While progressive parlay falls under the umbrella of regulated sports betting, Pick6 remains firmly positioned as a peer-to-peer fantasy sports product.
This differentiation ensures that users understand the unique aspects and regulations associated with each offering.
In addition to these exciting new ventures, DraftKings also provides more traditional peer-to-peer DFS contests in 44 states. This comprehensive range of options allows users across the country to engage in the excitement of daily fantasy sports while competing against their peers.
DraftKings continues to lead the way in the sports betting and daily fantasy sports industry, constantly pushing boundaries and introducing innovative features to enhance the user experience. Stay tuned for the launch of progressive parlays and explore the wide range of options available to sports enthusiasts on the DraftKings platform.
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