DK Announces Sponsorship of WSOP: Win A Main Event Seat

DraftKings just unveiled BIG news on the 5:30 GrindersLive show and not only is it big news for them, but for the Daily Fantasy community as a whole. They have worked out a deal to become one of the leading sponsors of the 2014 World Series of Poker, and they’ll be bringing some very sweet promotions to users throughout the coming weeks. The World Series of Poker Main Event is arguably the biggest poker tournament of the year in the United States, and they will be giving you the chance to use your daily fantasy sports prowess to satellite your way in!

The DraftKings brand will be prominently displayed throughout the Rio (home of the 2014 Main Event Final), and they will be one of the major brands on the final table set. This isn’t DraftKings first go around with the poker community, as they’ve been involved with the World Poker Tour previously and it’s undoubtedly led to an influx of new players. While poker and Daily Fantasy Sports certainly have a fair share of differences, it’s easy to see why poker players are drawn to the DFS community, and this sponsorship should only bring more of them into the fold. Fantasy sports players – like poker players – rely on a combination of skill and strategic analysis to be successful, and both industries require quick thinking which can be the difference in a win or loss. The DraftKings product is great for poker players who are new to the industry; it’s fun and easy to grasp, and strong analytical skills give you a nice advantage over the more casual players. While those who have been involved with daily fantasy over the last year or two have seen the industry grow to the point of offering million dollar first place prizes, there is still a ton of room for growth and what better place to draw interest then the biggest poker tournament in the country? On the flip side, many former poker pros are already regulars in the Daily Fantasy Sports industry and this promotion gives them a chance to showcase their talents on a big stage.

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As part of the deal to sponsor the 2014 World Series of Poker, DraftKings will be running Main Event satellites starting this coming Tuesday (May 27th), which will award the winner a World Series of Poker Main Event package. You can either buy-in directly to these qualifiers directly for $109, or you can satellite your way in for as little as $2! Satellites will also be running at $5, $12, $24 and $27 buy-in levels, so there will be multiple ways for you to rack up entries into the qualifiers. The World Series of Poker Gold Bracelet is one of the most coveted awards in the poker world, so get after it!

For full details on the promotion, check out the DraftKings WSOP page

World Series of Poker Main Event Package

This exclusive package from DraftKings offers some very sweet perks in addition to the Main Event seat. The package includes..

  • $10,000 entry into the World Series of Poker Main Event
  • Six night hotel stay at the Aria Hotel from July 6th to July 12th
  • Access to the DraftKings VIP Player Suite
  • Exclusive DraftKings Swag Bag
  • $1,000 for airfare and transfers

How to Qualify

  • Buy-in directly for $109 or win tickets for as little as $2
  • Satellites (for the $109 entry) run from Friday, May 23rd through Tuesday, July 1st
  • Satellites are available everyday in MLB or PGA contests
  • Win tickets for $2, $5, $12, $24 or $27

World Series of Poker Main Event Satellite Payouts

  • 1st – WSOP Main Event Package (valued at $12,000)
  • 2nd – $800
  • 3rd – $400
  • 4th – $255
  • 5th through 9th – $109 Main Event Satellite Ticket

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