Can I create my own contest? (US)

Yes, DraftKings Fantasy Sports offers the ability to create your own contests. 

You can learn how to create your own contest by following the easy step by step guides below:

How to create your own contest via the Fantasy Sports app

  1. Log into the Fantasy Sports app.
  2. Tap on Home and scroll down to Create a Contest.
  3. Customize your contest according to your preferences and the available contest rules. 
    • If the draft group you selected is eligible to be a recurring contest, you will see the option at the bottom of the page. Learn more about recurring contests.
  4. Tap Create Contest and create your lineup. 
  5. Invite your friends to join your new contest by sending them a link to it.

Note: If you wish to have your contest lock and run without all participants, please review the resizing rules below. Learn more about contest resizing rules.

How to create your own contest via a desktop or laptop

  1. Log into your account. 
  2. Click on the Contests option from the menu at the top of the page.
  3. Go to the My Contests section. 
  4. Click on the green Create a Contest button, which you will find on the right-hand side of the My Contests page.  
  5. Customize your contest according to your preferences and the available contest rules. 
    • If the draft group you selected is eligible to be a recurring contest, you will see the option at the bottom of the page. Learn more about recurring contests.
  6. Click Create Contest and create your lineup. 
  7. Invite your friends to join your new contest by sending them a link to it.
Note: If you wish to have your contest lock and run without all participants, please review the resizing rules below. Learn more about contest resizing rules.

Important Re-sizing Rules

If all available slots in your contest do not get filled up at the time a contest goes live, your contest may be resized. Resizing allows contests to run even though they do not meet the number of entries for which the contest was initially designed. If a contest is resized, it will attempt to keep the same payout structure as it was initially created to have. If that prize structure is unavailable, the next closest prize structure will be chosen.

Important information

  • Only private contests can be resized
  • The option for a contest to be auto-resized will be available in the Create a Contest.
    • As an example only: if you invite a total of 7 people, but only 6 of the 7 join the contest, and if the contest was set as resizable, the contest will still lock and run.
    • If the contest is not resizable in this example, the contest will not lock or run, and the contest will be canceled and all entry fees refunded. 
  • If a contest cannot be resized, it will be canceled and all entry fees will be refunded. 
  • Recurring contests’ settings will be based on the original contest’s settings.
  • DraftKings Customer Support Team can not cancel contests.
  • Not all contests can be set up as recurring contests.
  • Learn more about contest resizing rules.