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.
Experience Badges let you know exactly who you’re playing. Experience badges signify contest entry milestones for accomplished players. Anyone with an experience badge is ineligible to enter beginner and casual contests.
To join either Beginner or Casual contests:
- Sign into your account and visit the Lobby.
- Select your preferred sport from the menu.
- Use the Contest Types filter in the Lobby to display Beginner or Casual contests only.