Daily fantasy sports will soon be available to Aussie players after Draftkings obtained a license from the Northern Territory Racing Commission. The American fantasy sports operator will begin offering their contests ‘later this year.’ So, get ready for an all-new form of online gaming. Aussies will be able to take part in daily and weekly events across ten professional sports leagues soon.
Australia will be the eighth country to license Draftkings, who are based in Boston. It will also be the first country outside of Europe and North America to do so. The gaming firm announced that their estimated Australian market consists of nearly 1.65 million players. This is a fraction of their American market, which accounts for around eight million daily players.
Fantasy sports are played by creating a fictional team of real players using their real-world statistics. In short, you create a team and see how they do in the league according to how they play in the real world. Depending on the sport, a rare matchup of good players will earn you a lot of points. These points add up, and you could win the fantasy league.
In daily games, players will bet on the results for the day depending on their team. Results from the games of the day will be announced along with the wins. It costs real money to enter the league and to place bets. So, be careful to place them over a wide market to minimise losses.
Added to normal sports, there are also eSports fantasy leagues. So, there are lots of options for gamblers, should other operators get licensed. What’s more, there are data companies who can suggest the best teams to assemble for free. However, we’d advise taking their advice with a grain of salt. Aussies should be able to start betting on Draftkings in the ‘second quarter of 2018.’