In some rather exciting news for Australian DFS players, it was announced during the week that DraftKings would be entering the market in Australia.
DraftKings will be licensed by the Northern Territory and operate under a license similar to that of DraftStars (formerly of CrownBet now owned by PlayUp).
Australia becomes the eighth country in which punters can access such services from DraftKings.
“Australia is an important market for DraftKings, as it combines devoted sports fans with sophisticated, tech-savvy consumers – exactly the kind of people who love competing on DraftKings,” DraftKings CEO Jason Robins said.
“Within the last few years, Australia’s burgeoning fantasy sports market has dramatically evolved, adding a variety of daily fantasy sports platforms, feeding the appetite of the many passionate sports fans who love getting closer to the teams, athletes and sports they love.”
Founded in 2012 by Jason Robins, Matt Kalish and Paul Liberman, DraftKings is the daily fantasy sports partner of Major League Baseball, The National Hockey League, NASCAR, Canadian Football League, EuroLeague Basketball, NFL International Series and the English Premier League club, Liverpool FC.