StarsDraft is the up and coming contender for king of the Daily Fantasy Sports industry. Officially launched in early September 2015 after Victiv was acquired by online gambling and poker giant Amaya in August, StarsDraft is poised to shoulder their way to the top. Expect to see plenty of poker players trying out DFS for the first time as they come in from Amaya's major poker brands - PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker.
The StarsDraft platform is currently available over any modern internet browser and does not require users to download any software. The website's layout is well organized and navigation is second-nature. Mobile users will find the site well optimized, but there is currently no app available for iOS or Android users. Sources indicate that StarsDraft will also be integrated into the PokerStars client soon.
Like most other DFS sites today you will find Guaranteed prize pools, Head to heads, Double-ups, and standard league play as well as low entry fee Satellites designed to let players earn entries into full contests. Game play in a nutshell consists simply of choosing a contest, drafting your own team, and monitoring progress to see if you have won. A "line-up generator" will even fill out your roster for you if you are unsure of some statistics.
Who can play at StarsDraft?
As of October 19, 2015 only players physically present in Kansas, Massachusetts, Maryland, and New Jersey may play for real money and win at StarsDraft.
It's easy to deposit and withdraw your winnings at StarsDraft. Use any debit or credit card to fund your account. PayPal transactions are also supported. Cashiering is evolving at StarsDraft as they expand their offerings. Currently PayPal and paper checks as well as returning funds to credit cards that deposits were made from are methods available for withdrawals. Check the cashier section for up to the minute methods.
Players can get entry into 5 "Bankroll Builders" just for signing up. Each one pits your skills against the company's computers for a chance to win $15, no deposit necessary. In addition to refer-a-friend bonuses and a loyalty scheme, StarsDraft offers a 100% sign-up Bonus up to $250.
StarsDraft sign-up and support
All you need to do to start playing and winning is sign up by entering a user name, email address, and password. StarsDraft will send you a verification email and you will be on your way. The website offers one of the best FAQ sections out there. If you have questions it doesn't cover there is an email address directly to the support team.