DraftKings has moved to offer its innovative daily fantasy games for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, making women’s soccer the 13th DFS category for the firm.
DraftKings said it will draw on its data capabilities to source match and player information at every moment of play for fans to leverage in their daily fantasy selections. Customers can choose from Classic and Showdown modes for World Cup matches, constructing lineups of six players while staying within a $50,000 salary cap range and designating a “captain” slot that grants one player a bonus multiplier.
Classic contests will require selecting players from more than one match, while Showdown contests must include players from each team in a single match.
In addition to the daily fantasy contests available in eight countries around the world – including the US, Canada, the UK and Australia – fans in New Jersey and Mississippi will be able to legally bet on the Women’s World Cup for the first time via DraftKings Sportsbook, with mobile only available in New Jersey.
“All eyes will be on the matches in France, and we are excited to offer soccer fans a more engaging way to enjoy the action,” said Matt Kalish, CRO and co-founder. “The passion of our fans informs our innovation and product roadmap, so for such a special event that only comes along every four years, we wanted to ensure our full complement of offerings would be at their fingertips.”