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  • Rebul

    Thrilled (and shocked) that Alabama is soon to be DFS capable again. I still have my DK account from pre-ban days, will they send out an email when we can start playing again? Or do I have to keep checking their site several times each day?

    I would also like to setup a FD account, but probably can’t until they get registered with the State as well.

    Thanks

  • unageo09

    They’ll send out an email or announce a date when they will open back up.

  • DraftKings_CM

    • DraftKings Representative

    Thrilled (and shocked) that Alabama is soon to be DFS capable again. I still have my DK account from pre-ban days, will they send out an email when we can start playing again? Or do I have to keep checking their site several times each day?

    DraftKings works state by state to protect fantasy sports for fans across the U.S. Fans like you that make your voices heard are crucial to getting legislation passed. The Alabama legislature passed fantasy sports legislation recently, yet DraftKings has not committed to our plans within the state therefore we cannot comment at this time. If and when we decide the time is right to re-enter the great state of Alabama, we will be sure to notify all users that are residents of the state informing them of the news.

    - DraftKings Community Team

  • hambazaza

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    What is the rationale behind draft Kings not making a decision?

  • manoffewwords

    “IF and when we decide” What a downer. I am with hambazaza, please explain. Thanks

  • Rebul

    @DraftKings_CM said...

    DraftKings works state by state to protect fantasy sports for fans across the U.S. Fans like you that make your voices heard are crucial to getting legislation passed. The Alabama legislature passed fantasy sports legislation recently, yet DraftKings has not committed to our plans within the state therefore we cannot comment at this time. If and when we decide the time is right to re-enter the great state of Alabama, we will be sure to notify all users that are residents of the state informing them of the news

    Thank you for being vaguely candid, lol. After 3 years of pushing to get DFS back in Alabama and then to say “if and when”, I would guess that DK has a problem with the State’s registration fee and/or the last minute increase to the tax amount. I respect your position, but I am pretty confident that there will be someone willing to take our money.

  • DraftKings_CM

    • DraftKings Representative

    We rarely speak about our future plans other than to say “if” or “when”. Please do not read too deeply into our response above, it is just our way of saying “No Comment at this time”.

    - DraftKings Community Team

  • hdn123

    This is great news. Hopefully, Washington is the next state to legalize DFS.

  • unageo09

    You can play on FanDuel or Draft if you want.

  • Rebul

    @unageo09 said...

    You can play on FanDuel or Draft if you want.

    Awesome! Thanks for the heads up!

  • unageo09

    DK is live as well as of today.

  • DraftKings_CM

    • DraftKings Representative

    DK is live as well as of today.

    Was everyone notified as expected? ;-)

    https://about.draftkings.com/2019/06/18/%ef%bb%bfdraftkings-brings-daily-fantasy-back-to-alabama/

    From our press release:

    In the time since DraftKings was last live and available in Alabama, the company has introduced multiple innovations to emphasize optimization of the customer experience for all skill levels, including:

    -Establishing the Fair Play Commitment Initiative to ensure a level playing field by prohibiting top-earning or more experienced players from entering casual and beginner contests.

    -DraftKings Leagues – The first ever platform where players can create fully-customizable, private contests just for their friends or colleagues

    -Launching new and enhancing favorite game variants:

    Showdown contests require players to draft a team from a single game, round or match all while staying under the designated salary cap. Showdown is particularly popular among fans for marquee events like the Super Bowl, College Football Playoff National Championship, World Series and more where fans around the globe tune in to watch the action unfold. For NFL and NBA contests, DraftKings also enables In-Game Showdown so fans can construct lineups for a portion of the game after it has begun.

    Classic contests require participants to draft a team across multiple games by selecting players by position listed in the available Player Pool while remaining under the designated salary cap. Classic is a popular option for fans during regular season games.

    To celebrate the momentous return to Alabama, DraftKings is offering eligible users who are residents of Alabama deposit bonus matches up to $25 and will also feature “Free Contest Friday” for $15K in total giveaways during the first three weeks from launch.

    Sports fans in Alabama, more than 40 other U.S. states, and eight countries around the world can join the game inside the game today by either heading to www.draftkings.com or downloading the DraftKings app via iOS or Android.

    - DraftKings Community Team

  • Rebul

    @DraftKings_CM said...

    Was everyone notified as expected? ;-)

    Yes! I’ve already jumped in some MLB games, even though I don’t know jack about baseball ;) I haven’t been able to submit a lineup on my phone yet, only on my pc.

    Thanks

  • DraftKings_CM

    • DraftKings Representative

    @Rebul said...

    Yes! I’ve already jumped in some MLB games, even though I don’t know jack about baseball ;) I haven’t been able to submit a lineup on my phone yet, only on my pc.

    Thanks

    Please download the latest DraftKings Daily Fantasy application on your phone, it may need to be updated.

    - DraftKings Community Team

  • Rebul

    @DraftKings_CM said...

    Please download the latest DraftKings Daily Fantasy application on your phone, it may need to be updated.

    Reinstalled the DK app, works great. Thanks!

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