With conventional sports betting choices diminishing in the face of COVID-19 as a result of temporary major league suspensions, DFS operator DraftKings has been busy exploring new markets to keep its customers active.
Among them is Australian Rules Football, which this week saw their season come back to action with a match between the Richmond Tigers defending champions pitting against the Carlton Blues. This week there were further fixtures involving the Western Bulldogs versus Collingwood Magpies and Essendon Bombers against Fremantle Dockers.
The business has also looked to Australia for sports betting opportunities via the National Rugby League (NRL) top domestic rugby league competition in the world. Sports bettors will bet on 16 teams across Australia and New Zealand vying to compete in the Grand Final and become Premiership champions.
And as the betting world continues to miss out on soccer action due to the suspension of the English Premier League, La Liga and Major League Soccer, fixtures remain involved in Turkey’s Super Lig and Australia’s A-League, the firm said, offering sports fans plenty of opportunities to participate in.
DraftKings also launched “Free to Play Pools” for those who don’t want NRL, AFL or global soccer, in which the aim is to guess the answers to questions about popular pop culture fixtures, including Survivor, Jeopardy, Top Chef, Shark Tank and more.