DraftStars is currently the biggest provider of Daily Fantasy Sports contests in Australia. They cover all of the popular Australian Sports and offer up the biggest prize pools in the market.
DraftStars was founded in 2016. It is a joint venture between some of Australia’s most popular sports and media brands.
CrownBet, Fox Sports and Seven West Media teamed together to launch the platform which is also the official DFS partner of the AFL – just like CrownBet is the official wagering partner of the AFL.
DraftStars are based in Melbourne and licensed out of the Northern Territory.
The website is simple and effective, the lobby (below) is where all the action happens and where players find the contests they want to participate in.
You can also click on the columns below ‘SP’, Prize, Name, Buy-In, Entries to sort through all of the contests in the lobby to find the contests that is right for you.
DraftStars cover AFL, NRL, NFL and NBA and their weekly prize pools are now much higher than that of competitors.
You can click on any of the contests you see in the lobby to bring up the ‘more information’ screen that gives you more expansive details around payout structure, contests rules and scoring systems.
Once you’ve selected what contest you’d like to join the real action begins.
Selecting your team on DraftStars is very easy and the information and analysis they provide on players make the tough decisions a little bit easier.
DraftStars Game Options
Draft a full roster using a $100,000 salary (AFL/NBA 9 players, NRL 10 players).
Quicker drafting with no salary cap. Just pick 1 player from each tier. It literally takes 30 seconds to put a lineup in.
Winners advance to the bigger Draftstars tournaments.
Traditional fantasy draft. No salary cap.
DraftStars Contests Options
Prize pool is guaranteed even if the contest doesn’t fill, they will pay out the full amount to players.
The biggest contests, which have large cash prize pools.
Play head to head against one another.
Multiplier games (double up or triple up) pay close to the top half or top third of players.
Watching your DraftStars team in action
You can also track your position in the contest in real time – as you battle for bragging rights or cash.
DraftStars stats are provided by Champion Data for AFL and Prozone for NRL and update very quickly meaning you always know how well you are doing and how far off the money you are.
Overall, DraftStars are the biggest players in the DFS space in Australia currently and given the weight of their backing, we expect that they’ll be here to stay for a long time.
They offer the biggest prize pools and have the best platform in the business. If you love Daily Fantasy, you need to create an account today.
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