Draftstars Australia is a fantasy sports website owned and operated by PlayUp Interactive, part of the global Daily Fantasy Sports industry. It is proudly Australian, with its HQ based in Sydney.
If you like having a friendly wager with your mates, then the world of fantasy sports might be the perfect thing for you.
This page will tell you all about it, as well as explaining the key points of the Draftstars website, including customer support options, payment methods, and even how to enter a prize pool contest.
You don't need to use a Draftstars Australia code when you open a new account. Due to legislation in Australia, there's also no sign up bonus when you join.
Why Join Draftstars Australia
Draftstars aims to provide the world’s best fantasy sports experience; a website that transfers the intensity and glory of the professional sporting arenas onto a digital platform.
Draftstars Australia has put an emphasis on the community aspect of sports betting, as well as having a good working knowledge of your particular sports. There’s nothing better than proving your mates wrong and topping the leaderboard, especially when you’re winning cash at the same time.
The fantasy sports strategy aspect of Draftstars makes watching the matches really exciting, and even better still, you can watch your points total rise in real-time during the matches.
How To Join
Getting signed up with Draftstars Australia is a simple three-step process. Here's what you have to do...
- Click the Draftstars link
- Hit the ‘sign up’ button
- Follow the prompts and fill in the required information
- Click the ‘deposit’ button
- Submit a qualifying amount into your account
How to Place a Bet
Draftstars Australia has a very simple layout that punters love. The sidebar shows all the navigation options you need.
The Lobby is the main area and displays the choice of sports in an oversized header menu. The choice is currently NBA, AFL, NRL, cricket, and football, with another option for featured contests. With each category you can filter the contests by all, featured, paid, free, or head to head, as well as a couple of sliding scales to filter by entry cost and maximum number of entries.
Clicking your chosen contest will bring up all the information, and you can filter it using the headers prizes, scoring, games, entries, and labels.
The ‘games’ tab is where you pick your players while trying to stay below the budget. These players will then accrue points during the match based on their performance, and those points will raise you further up the leaderboard towards the big prizes.
Draftstars Australia will occasionally advertise other betting offers, all of which are worth looking out for.
Your winnings at Draftstars are based upon your knowledge of the players and how they perform (rather than how much you bet) even a contest with a low entry cost could see you claiming a good slice of the prize pool.
So, make sure you’re equipped with up-to-date information, keep an eye out for those offers, and you’re in with a good chance of turning a profit.
Despite not being what you'd class as a classic sportsbook, there are still a number of betting products and services that we like at Draftstars. Here are a few of them:
Community leaderboards, where you can add your friends and compete for bragging rights.
Comprehensive statistics and results. You are able to see where you finished in each contest, as well as how your teams and players performed.
High returns. Some contests have prize pools of up to $10,000, with around $1,000 for the winner. Finishing in the top 200 could still yield a $30 return, and these contests usually only cost around $15 to enter.
Low buy-ins. There are contests which only cost $2 - $5 to enter, as well as a few which are totally free. The free pools will have prizes; too, usually around $5 divided up among the top 3 finishers.
Plenty of player info. When choosing your line-up, each player has a game log table, a form graph, and up-to-news to help you pick your team.
How to Deposit Funds
There is only a small selection of payment methods available at Draftstars, with no e-wallet options. Here's what you have to choose from...
- Bank transfer
If you run into any problems, here's how you can contact this brand's customer services team...
Live chat: Yes; the icon is displayed in the bottom right of your screen