What is DraftKings’ Fantasy Sports maximum commission structure? (US)

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If we offer a Fantasy Sports contest that doesn't comply with the DraftKings Commission Structure below, we'll refund the difference between actual commission and maximum commission to every player in the contest.

Maximum Commission Structure

Last Updated March 11, 2024 at 10:00 PM EST

Entry Fee Range

Guaranteed
Standard
*Guaranteed Standard image

Guaranteed
Multipliers (2x-5x)

Not Guaranteed Standard

$0.01 - $5.00

15.90%

13.05%

10.00%

$5.01 - $25.00

15.00%

13.05%

10.00%

$25.01 - $49.99

14.25%

12.00%

10.00%

$50.00 - $99.99

12.00%

12.00%

10.00%

$100.00 - $499.99

10.00%

10.00%

8.27%

$500.00 - $999.99

10.00%

10.00%

5.67%

$1000.00 +

5.67%**

5.67%

5.67%

 

Guaranteed Standard imageGuaranteed Standard

Guaranteed Standard imageGuaranteed Standard: These contests pay out the entire prize regardless of if the contest fills. This includes every guaranteed contest type not listed separately in the table.

Guaranteed Multipliers (2x-5x)

Guaranteed Multipliers (2x-5x): These contests pay out the entire prize regardless of if the contest fills, but the payouts are structured such that all winners receive a set multiple of the entry fee.

Non-Guaranteed Standard

Non-Guaranteed Standard: These contests must fill in order to pay out their prize. Entry fees are automatically refunded if the contest does not fill.
  • *"Qualifier" named contests are subject to custom commission structures. For questions on specific qualifier contests please contact the DraftKings Customer Support Team.
  • "Pick6" contests have a variable commission rate structure due to an incorporated soft cap on entries, which often reduces the effective commission below a 23% maximum rate.
  • * Excludes contests with prizes of $1MM or more and entry fee below $5000, which will have a maximum commission of 10%.

Reduced Commission Double Ups

We also offer a special reduction on commission for select Double Ups. 

  • 11 Entry Double Up Contests: $1-$50 Entry Fee = 9.09%
  • 22 Entry Double Up Contests: $25-$50 Entry Fee = 9.09%