Who is eligible for beginner and casual Daily Fantasy Sports contests? (CA)

DraftKings is committed to maintaining a fair and level playing field to preserve the competitiveness of the game, which is why we offer different types of contests for players with different experience levels.

  • Beginner contests allow players new to DraftKings to start their career against other rookies. Beginner contests are open to less experienced players who haven't earned an experience badge and have played under 50 contests.
  • Casual contests are open to players who have played in more than 50 contests, but haven't earned an experience badge.

Shots of beginner contests

Experience badges signify contest entry milestones for accomplished players and allow other players to gauge their opponents' experience.. Anyone with an experience badge is ineligible to enter beginner and casual contests. 


Shots of beginner contests

To join either Beginner or Casual contests:

  1. Sign into your account and visit the Lobby. 
  2. Select your preferred sport from the menu.
  3. Use the Contest Types filter in the Lobby to display Beginner or Casual contests only.