Draftster Review

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Draftster is currently the fifth most popular fantasy site but is still very new. It began life in April and was set up by the Victory Sports & Entertainment LLC who are based in Santa Monica, California. They grew very quickly and in the first 3 months of trading they gained more than 2,500 registered players. They did start off only with MLB fantasy sports but now they cater for all of the important football games and are expecting to payout $500,000 over this year’s NFL season.

They use the SportsData service for their statistical information and are a member of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA), both important steps that many of the top quality fantasy sports sites take to ensure a good reputation among its members and peers. They also have affiliated themselves with Rotowire which is a well-known fantasy sports site in the industry.

Draftster’s Variety of Fantasy Football Games

Draftster cater for weekly and daily games and they have 4 different payout structures they they use, Winner Take All, Double Up, Top 3 and Promotional. The Winner Take All is standard industry overall winner takes the whole prize pool but the Double Up will mean the top 50% of the players winning the prize pool. Top 3 payout games are simply where the first, second and third winner receive a specific percentage of the winning at the end of the event. The Promotional type takes care of all the other types of contests that take place on Draftster. These contests will have their own rules on creation, including the big events that will have many players sharing the prizes. There is usually a number of free games every day but the buy-in on the other games can reach $1000.

They will have Guaranteed Prize Pool contests in the Lobby at any time that mean the member will get a prize no matter how many entrants make it to the contest and Freerols are a regular and very popular feature.

Draftster Site Usability

Draftster have a very clean site that allows you to concentrate on just the information that you need to, something a great many competitors seem to forget. Everyone who comes to this site notices there are no ads to distract you, the site just allows you to do what you came to do, play fantasy football. You will see of course the big game being announced on the Content Lobby but at least that is welcomed.

Registration is quick and simple and you get taken straight then to the Contest Lobby. At the top bar you can enter the Contest area, the default Contest Lobby page, or your Lineups, your contest Entries or your account. There are buttons to choose your sport and a two slider system to allow you to filter out buy-ins above and below your desired maximum and minimum amounts. The tabs on the Lobby then allow you to home in on the game type, 50/50, Multipliers, Leagues, Head-to-Head, Free or simply just All of them. They do have a free NFL Practice League for online fantasy football newbies to figure it all out and become expert at these contests, of course there are no prizes for winning this, just experience. The drafting of you team is nice and easy with a salary cap of $50,000 it is a simple case of selecting the Add Player buttons up to your limit.

Draftster also have a mobile site, which can be reached via the link at the bottom of the page, that allows all the site functions to render nicely on a smartphone or tablet device.

Draftster’s Player Support

Draftster has a well written FAQ section that they try to cover all the member questions with, however there is a phone and email backup should anyone need more support.

Deposits can be made to Draftster using MasterCard, Discover, Visa or PayPal. The minimum you can deposit is $10 but in any day this can go all the way up to $500 per day, for any high rollers however this can be increased again by sending in an email with scans of your driver’s license or ID, together with scans of the front and back of the credit card you use. Withdrawal minimum of $10 with no maximum and can take up to two to seven business days for it to go to your account, with checks for credit card accounts taking a week to deliver.

The rake at Draftsters is a straight 10% which is the industry standard.

Draftster’s Incentives

Draftster have a NFL Single Entry Showdown Event that has $30,000 worth of prizes to be shared out to the winners, with $6,000 of it to the overall winner on December 21st. There are a number of $5, $10 or $20 qualifiers that will allow member to take part. They do have a sign up bonus too of 100% up to $200 worth of deposit.

On entry to the site they also give you a free $5 contest entry voucher that can be used on any of the $5 events, but you do need to use it within a month of registering to take advantage of it.

Draftster Summary

Draftster is a newcomer this year but has drawn many newbies and enthusiasts alike very quickly to gain a popular standing in the industry. Their nice clean site with no adverts cluttering up the pages is a real winner there too. They put on some good events already with one already expecting to cover half a million dollars together with a good number of regular Freerolls paying out $500.  This is a good site to join in with early to see how they grow.

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Draftster
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Incentives

70/10

    Variety of Games

    70/10

      Usability

      70/10

        Player Support

        70/10

          Pros

          • - Many freeroll contests run regularly
          • - No ads, clean interface
          • - Growing quickly

          Cons

          • - Withdrawals take longer than competitors
          • - If you gamble big money, look elsewhere