Similar to the growth of sports betting when it first became available online, Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) has blossomed over the last few years. With more players turning their focus to DFS and more operators competing for attention, the Australian DFS scene is an industry on the rise.
Traditional Daily Fantasy Sports involves competitors selecting a team from players of a chosen sport under a specific salary cap, and as they compete during their match they will gain or lose points depending on their performance. At the end of the fantasy tournament, the competitor whose combined players scores the most amount of points will be the winner. There are also betting variants of this with fantasy betting tournaments.
Before joining a daily fantasy website, it is best to have an understanding of what each site has to offer. We have listed the best daily fantasy sites in Australia and offer a brief description and links to the review pages of each Australian DFS site.
The revolution and growth of Daily Fantasy Sports in Australia went to a new level at the end of the March of 2016 with the launch of Draftstars. Since 2016, Draftstars has gone from strength to strength after the acquisition by international daily fantasy company, PlayUP.
Draftstars currently runs DFS contests for the NRL, NBA, AFL, Cricket, Golf, and NFL. Their AFL contests are some of the largest in the country as they run several tournaments each weekend, sometimes with combined guaranteed prize pools in excess of $100,000. Draftstars also offer a revolutionary 'Live Final' for the AFL and BBL Grand Final where players can win tickets for as little as $1 and compete for a prize pool of up to $200,000.
Draftstars use software provided by US-based company DraftDay. The software is of a world-class and makes navigating the Draftstars website easy and enjoyable and makes Draftstars the benchmark when it comes to DFS in Australia.
Find out more: Draftstars Review
The new kid on the block are SportChamps - a site dedicated to fantasy betting tournaments. While not the traditional form of Daily Fantasy Sports, fantasy betting is proving to be very popular in Australia. Rather than use a salary to pick a team, fantasy betting is more interactive and requires players to compete against each other by betting on traditional sports betting markets using fantasy dollars. At the end of the pre-defined contest, the player with the most fantasy dollars will take home the lion's share of the prize pool.
SportChamps have a great user interface and make it easy for new players to join and gain experience with fantasy betting. They also spread a wide range of sports including Horse Racing, AFL, NRL, Soccer, Baseball, Boxing, MMA and a whole more. They sometimes offer some fun betting markets which can make watching a sport or event a whole lot more enjoyable.
SportChamps run tournaments starting from just $1 all the way up to $100, with some prizepools in excess of $20,000. They are certainly worth checking out!
Find out more: SportChamps Review
DraftKings are the largest Daily Fantasy Sports site in the world. They are making new millionaires every week, and in 2018 alone, awarded over $1 billion in prize money to DraftKings players around the world. In June, 2018, DraftKings officially launched in Australia, opening up their massive tournaments with weekly prize pools of over $1,000,000 to Australian customers! They don't yet offer tournaments on Australian sports such as AFL or NRL but offer some massive competitions in a range of other sports including NBA, NFL, Soccer, Golf, NASCAR, MMA and Esports!
Find out more: DraftKings Review
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Editor’s note: Take care when signing up to new daily fantasy sports sites. Be sure to read all terms and conditions, deposit/withdrawal requirements and identification verification on each respective site, as some of the information on this page may be outdated. Before You Bet will do their best to keep this page up to date, but takes no responsibility for any information on this page being incorrect.
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