What are the DraftKings Community Guidelines? (US)

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Adherence to the Community Guidelines helps to ensure that the integrity of our contests is maintained. The examples below outline permitted and unpermitted behavior while playing in our Fantasy contests.

Permitted Behaviors

Social behavior that is a natural and encouraged part of the DraftKings experience may include the following:

  • Discussing strategy around building lineups, statistics, and the quality of your picks publicly or privately.
    • Example: A discord chat with peers who play on DraftKings to discuss and debate which athletes or teams will be the winning plays in that day's contests.
  • Competing in a contest against friends or other fantasy sports players that you know personally.
    • Example A: You and a friend compete in the same single-entry contest to see who can build a better lineup.
    • Example B: You and a family member compete in the same 150-max multi-entry GPP contest against the field as well as against each other.
  • Using third-party media sources such as streaming video, coaching sites, projections, or lineup construction tools to help you skillfully build your own lineups.
    • Example: Signing up for a fantasy sports content site to use its baseline projections and lineup optimizer to build a roster of contest entries that incorporate a component of your own skill.
  • Entering as many contests as you’d like up to the maximum permitted by the Player First Initiative's Enhanced Contest Eligibility and Single Entry Limits product features.
    • Example: You are excited about a Sunday afternoon slate of NFL games, so you decide to enter a variety of guaranteed and non-guaranteed contests within the same Game Set.
  • Choosing the athletes you want to draft in your contest entries, regardless of “conventional wisdom.”
    • Example A: You receive the first pick in a Best Ball draft and make a choice to select the athlete you believe will be the most valuable for your roster throughout the season.
    • Example B: You play in a multi-entry NFL contest where you roster a backup QB in some of the entries as part of a contrarian long-shot strategy.
  • Learning from your peers how to become a better fantasy sports player, or teaching others how to participate in DraftKings contests.
    • Example A: Following leading fantasy sports players on social media that discuss lineup construction processes to learn how to build and enter lineups of your own.
    • Example B: Your friends would like to start participating in DraftKings contests, so you show them how to create and enter lineups using components of their own skill.

Unpermitted Behaviors

Group play behavior that may create an unfair advantage over others in a contest, regardless of intent, is not permitted. Such behavior may include the following:

  • Team-building complementary lineups that may create an unfair advantage over individual play (commonly referred to as "collusive behavior").
    • Example A: You and a friend coordinate the makeup of the lineups you build to minimize direct competition with each other in the same multi-entry contest.
    • Example B: You and a group of friends collaborate in NFL contests, each drafting different QBs and WRs to minimize direct competition with each other.
  • Allowing someone else to use your account, or logging into another person’s account.
    • Example A: A friend borrows your account because that friend’s own account is restricted.
    • Example B: You give a friend your username and password to submit lineups for you because you are in a location where DraftKings does not offer fantasy sports contests.
  • Entering the maximum number of entries in a contest, type of contest, or event, and having another person enter additional entries for you.
    • Example: A contest has a maximum of 150 entries but you want to enter more, so you ask a friend to enter additional lineups for you in the contest.
  • Any use or distribution of pre-built lineups that bypass the need for the end player to incorporate a component of their own skill.
    • Example: Building lineups with the use of a lineup creation tool, such as an optimizer, without incorporating your own substantive, independent decisions.
  • Having another fantasy sports player enter your lineup in a contest against an opponent that has blocked you from competition.
    • Example: You play in Head-to-Head contests with another player who no longer lets you join Head-to-Head games, so you instruct a friend to play against that player for you while using your lineup.

DraftKings is committed to its world-class Game Integrity detection and protection processes that monitor the peer-to-peer game ecosystem. We uphold the policies defined within the Terms of Use, Community Guidelines, and contest rules equally for all players. To protect both the integrity of our contests and the privacy of our players, DraftKings cannot comment on any public assumptions or disclose any corrective actions or enforcement taken against a player.