The DraftKings UK review gives the essential information about DraftKings in the UK market. The DraftKings UK user guide also explains how to enter DraftKings contests. This review will also guide you through the sign up process for DraftKings UK and give some help in how to explore the lobby.
DraftKings UK essential Information
Overview: DraftKings have been operating Daily Fantasy Sports contests since 2012 in North America and have over one million players signed up. This large player base means DraftKings are able to offer the biggest guaranteed prizepools to UK Daily Fantasy Sports players. This in turn gives you the opportunity to win bigger prizes at Draftkings UK, for the same stakes as at other Fantasy Sports sites.
Welcome Bonus Offer: 100% up to £400 deposit bonus
Welcome Ticket Offer: Make a first deposit (minimum £5) to receive a FREE $3 Entry to Start Playing in Draftkings contests!
Signing up a DraftKings UK Account
To sign up an account with DraftKings, UK users must be over the age of 18 years old and reside in the United Kingdom. The sign up process itself is very simple and UK users can register by clicking on the ‘Sign Up’ button in the top right hand corner of the Draftkings.co.uk website or on mobile or tablet by downloading the available app for Android or iOS devices.
Depositing using the DraftKings UK Cashier
DraftKings have players from different countries around the world joining in to play in their contests. As such all contests on the DraftKings site use US Dollars as the base currency.
When depositing, UK Draftkings players will have their £ deposits converted into $. All players must agree to the conversion rate DraftKings UK display before the deposit is completed.
DraftKings UK currently supports deposits and withdrawals via Debit/Credit Cards and Paypal however will be adding more payment methods shortly.
Withdrawing using the DraftKings UK Cashier
When withdrawing funds from Draft kings UK you will again be required to agree to a conversion rate prior to completing the withdrawal. The full withdrawal policy from Draftkings is clearly displayed in the ‘Withdrawal’ section of the ‘My Account’ Portal.
The DraftKings UK lobby
The Draft kings lobby can look very intimidating for new players so here at Fantasy Fives we want to guide you through the key sections. We will do this by going through the steps required to enter a Draftkings UK contest. There is a lot going on in the Lobby so it is great to take some time and explore all that Draftkings have to offer.
Entering a DraftKings UK contest
Step 1: Find the contest that you want to enter.
In the example below we will be entering into a $27 Draftkings Football Contest. In the image below you will see from the circled section at the top of the page we have selected ‘FOT’ to display Draft kings Football Contests in the main area of the lobby. We can then choose a contest that best suits our bankroll. In this example we are going to enter the ‘EPL $10K Golden Boot ($10,000 Guaranteed)’ contest that has a $27 entry fee.
Step 2: Select your DraftKings Lineup
After clicking through to your chosen contest you then have to pick your lineup. In the Draft kings Football example we have a $50,000 budget to pick 11 players that must include a Goalkeeper, 3 Defenders, 3 Midfielders, 2 Forwards and 2 Utility players. You can check out full details of the Draft Kings UK Football rules here.
Draftkings provides useful filters to allow you search for players by Name or by Position. You can also sort players by Name, Match, FPPG (Fantasy Point Per Game which is a useful way to assess player potential) or by their Draftkings salary.
You can then add players to your Draftkings lineup by clicking on the ‘+’ sign next to their name (circled in the image below). Players selected for your team will then move into the ‘Lineup’ box on the right hand side of the image shown. To remove a player from your Draft kings lineup you can simply click on the ‘X’ button to the right hand side of that players name as circled.
Draft kings will always display how much of your salary budget you have left to use just above your lineup box, along with the average value per remaining player you are able to use.
Once you have completed your lineup and are happy to enter it into the selected contest, simply click the ‘Enter’ button below the lineup box.
Step 3: Changing your DraftKings Lineup
When playing Daily Fantasy Sports, there will be times when you want to change the initial lineup you entered into a Draftkings contest. This could be due to player injury, or just a change of view on who you want in your team.
The easiest way to edit your team is via the ‘My Contests’ or ‘My Lineups’ menus that sit at the top of the Lobby homepage.
Simply click on the circled red ‘Edit’ button from either page and you will be returned to the lineup selection portal where you can make any changes to your team.
Further Draftkings UK lobby options
In addition to entering a contest in the Draft kings UK lobby, there is much more to explore. One of the great options Draft Kings offer is the chance to create your own contest, and at Fantasy Fives we have created a step by step guide to show you how to do this.
Other features that are worth checking out include:
- Draftkings Promotions menu
- Draftkings Additional menu
- Draftkings ‘My Account’ portal
DraftKings UK Promotions menu
The Draftkings promotional menu is a great way to see all the special events and biggest Draftking Contests taking place now and in the near future. Many of the huge Draft Kings guaranteed prizepools events have qualifier contests taking place allowing you to gain entry for less than the main contest buy-in.
DraftKings UK account menu
The menu directly to the left of the ‘SIGN UP’ button at the top right of the page is only visible when hovering in this area. This menu contains extremely valuable information and intelligence.
‘How to play’ – Draft kings own how to play overview.
‘Contest Rules’ – The rules for all 9 different sports that Draft kings UK offer contests for.
‘FAQs’ – A useful section of Frequently Asked Questions to assist with common user queries.
‘Mobile Apps’ – Further information and links to download mobile applications for Apple and Android.
‘DKTV’ – Check you Draft Kings own YouTube channel with fantastic previews and latest news.
‘Playbook’ – A valuable resource with strategy and previews for all sports.
‘Contact Us’ – Use this section to get in contact directly with Draft Kings.
DraftKings UK my account portal
When logged into the client you will also be able to access the ‘My Account’ portal from the account menu. The image below show the portal for Draft Kings UK website users.
Accessing the portal will allow you to manage:
- Account Information.
- My Tickets.
- Transaction History.
- Self Exclusion.
- Player Limits.