DraftKings Launches New Pick6 Fantasy Sports Game
DraftKings made waves on Wednesday with the announcement of its latest fantasy sports venture, Pick6. This new offering is a peer-to-peer game that is centred around more or less concepts. The game allows customers to build a lineup of two to six players from two or more teams, choosing more or less of a statistic for each athlete on their team.
The launch of Pick6 comes nearly three months after DraftKings filed an application with the US Patent and Trademark Office for a new fantasy game. This move puts the operator in direct competition with Prize Picks and Underdog Sports, two companies that have gained prominence by offering alternatives to standard daily fantasy sports.
Currently, Pick6 features NBA and NFL contests, but there is no information on whether the game will expand to include the NHL or Major League Baseball.
The debut of Pick6 also comes in the midst of controversies involving PrizePicks and Underdog Fantasy at the state level. These controversies are believed to have been stoked by DraftKings and FanDuel, as they argue that these companies are offering games that closely resemble sports wagering in states that don’t permit that activity.
DraftKings’ Pick6 is currently available in several states, including Maryland, Minnesota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Wisconsin. Additionally, the company announced that its progressive parlay product will be coming soon. This feature will allow bettors to receive compensation if they get one or more legs of a parlay wrong.
DraftKings CEO Jason Robins also mentioned at a recent industry conference that the launch of the progressive parlay offering is just a few weeks away. With these new developments, DraftKings continues to innovate and expand its offerings in the fantasy sports and sports betting space.