With traditional sports betting options dwindling as a consequence of temporary major league suspensions in the face of COVID-19, DFS operator DraftKings has been busy finding alternative markets to keep its customers engaged.

Among them is Australian Rules Football which saw its season return to action this week with a match between the defending champions the Richmond Tigers pitted against the Carlton Blues. More fixtures featured this week including the Western Bulldogs versus Collingwood Magpies and Essendon Bombers versus Fremantle Dockers

The firm has also looked to Australia for sports betting options via the country’s top domestic rugby league competition, National Rugby League (NRL). Sports bettors can bet on 16 teams across Australia and New Zealand who will compete to play in the Grand Final and become champions of the Premiership. 

And while the betting world continues to miss out on soccer action due to suspension of the English Premier League, La Liga and Major League Soccer, fixtures in Turkey’s Super Lig and Australia’s A-League remain active, said the firm, giving plenty of options for sports fans to engage.   

For those who don’t want NRL, AFL or global soccer, DraftKings has introduced “Free to Play Pools” in which the aim is to guess the answers to questions about major pop culture fixtures including Survivor, Jeopardy, Top Chef, Shark Tank and more.