Connect with us
NSoft

Latest News

DraftKings launches Daily Fantasy Tennis with Wimbledon

Published

on

DraftKings, the Boston-based gaming company, launched its daily fantasy game for tennis on the inaugural day of the 2018 edition of Wimbledon Championship.

Mark Nerenberg, DraftKings Vice President of Game Operations and Development said: “By expanding into tennis, we have an opportunity to provide a new and engaging experience for our current customer base while broadening our reach to attract tennis fans, globally. Over 25 million people in the U.S. alone tuned in to watch Wimbledon last year, and we want to be a part of that.

Adding tennis to their daily fantasy lineup has mouth-watering potential for DraftKings. Tennis has an estimated following of a billion people worldwide, as well as a rare phenomenon of both men’s and women’s finals having similar viewing ratings (the men’s and women’s finals in the 2018 French Open last month had a 1.1 and 1.0 rating respectively).

How it Works

Players are given a $50,000 salary cap to select 6 players. Contests are based on a single day or round of play, allowing players to bet on every day of the two-week tournament.

Points are awarded (and lost) on the expected game won/lost and sets won/lost, as well as a variety of stats. Aces award players points while double faults lost points. Winning a set without dropping a game is rewarded as well as a player winning a match in straight sets. Players are also given points if an opponent retires from a match (something becoming more and more prominent in major tournaments).

Point values also vary between matches that are best of 3 or best of 5 sets. In regular tournaments, all matches are best of 3 sets. But in “Grand Slam” tournaments (Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open) the men play best of 5 while women play best of 3.

Tennis is an inherently stats-heavy sport, allowing many different ways to track and score points. Because of this, tennis offers daily fantasy players many different ways to play given the variety of strategies seen on the court.

For example, gamers may take a risk on the big serve of American John Isner to try to rack up points based on aces (he tallied 29 aces in his first match of the tournament). Or players could eat the cost of Roger Federer, the most expensive player and favourite in the competition, and ride the success of the greatest men’s player of all time.

DraftKings and Niche Competitions

This isn’t the first time DraftKings has gone off the beaten path to bring variety to their users. Back in 2015, DraftKings introduced daily fantasy for the eSports competition League of Legends (LOL). Since then, they’ve had 2.5 million entries in LOL contests and project 2018 to be their most successful year yet.

While DraftKings offers the usual daily fantasy sports, but they have managed to separate themselves with help of their niche competitions. Both DraftKigns and rivals FanDuel offer daily fantasy in football, baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer, golf, and motor sports, but DraftKings now holds tennis, MMA, and eSports.

They also hold sponsorships with the MLB and NHL, while FanDuel only holds the NBA (both companies have sponsorships with various NFL teams, DraftKings also partnering with the NFL Players Association).

FanDuel attempted to enter eSports back in 2015. A day after DraftKings announced their expansion into eSports, FanDuel announced the acquisition of AlphaDraft, an eSports daily fantasy website. However, the venture failed quickly for FanDuel as AlphaDraft shuttered its competitions just one year later.

Source: gambling.com

Source: Latest News on European Gaming Media Network

George Miller (Gyorgy Molnar) started his career in content marketing and has started working as an Editor/Content Manager for our company in 2016. George has acquired many experiences when it comes to interviews and newsworthy content becoming Head of Content in 2017. He is responsible for the news being shared on multiple websites that are part of the European Gaming Media Network.

Latest News

Gamban Partners with Lloyds Banking Group

Published

on

gamban-lloyds Gamban Partners with Lloyds Banking Group  To Help Customers Block Access to Online Gambling with Gamban Since 2015, Gamban has gone from strength to strength, setting the standard in gambling blocking software. Gamban is the smartest and most effective software for blocking gambling sites and applications. First-hand experience of problem gambling, combined with the most talented minds in the field […]
Source: Latest News on European Gaming Media Network
This is a Syndicated News piece. Photo credits or photo sources can be found on the source article: Gamban Partners with Lloyds Banking Group

Continue Reading

Latest News

Plaza Hotel & Casino launches podcast, “On the Corner of Main Street”

Published

on

On-the-Corner-of-Main-Street Plaza Hotel & Casino launches podcast, “On the Corner of Main Street”  Listeners will get inside scoop on the latest in downtown Las Vegas, gaming and entertainment Eager to share the latest and greatest news and happenings in downtown Las Vegas, the Plaza Hotel & Casino has launched “On the Corner of Main Street,” a new weekly podcast offering listeners an inside scoop on gaming developments, […]
Source: Latest News on European Gaming Media Network
This is a Syndicated News piece. Photo credits or photo sources can be found on the source article: Plaza Hotel & Casino launches podcast, “On the Corner of Main Street”

Continue Reading

Latest News

Behind the Scenes: Official First Glimpse of Volt City

Published

on

volt-city-soon Behind the Scenes: Official First Glimpse of Volt City  Volt Casino proudly unveils its first glimpse of the brand-new rewards program, Volt Casino, bringing innovative gamification to their players. Officially ready to view, Volt City is a new kind of game where Volt Casino players not only get to play their favourite casino games but through the process, they earn Volt Crystals which […]
Source: Latest News on European Gaming Media Network
This is a Syndicated News piece. Photo credits or photo sources can be found on the source article: Behind the Scenes: Official First Glimpse of Volt City

Continue Reading

Trending

European Gaming Media and Events is a leading media and boutique event organizer in the European Union with a monthly reach of +50,000 readers. The official company (PROSHIRT SRL), has been listed for 4 years in a row among the top 3 Advertising and market research agencies in the local Top Business Romania Microcompanies based on the Financial Reports.

Contact us: sales@europeangaming.eu

Editorial / PR Submissions: editor@europeangaming.eu

Copyright © 2015 - 2020 European Gaming Media and Events. Registered in Romania under Proshirt SRL, Company number: 2134306, EU VAT ID: RO21343605. Office address: Blvd. 1 Decembrie 1918 nr.5, Targu Mures, Romania

We are constantly showing banners about important news regarding events and product launches. Please turn AdBlock off in order to see these areas.