How cool would it be if you could play in a Daily Fantasy Sports contest – and if you won – you could make your way into a World Poker Tour (WPT) Main Event? That, sir, would be ridiculous. Well, guess who does ridiculous very well? You got it, DraftKings.
What you’ve come to expect from DraftKings is a leadership team that is always willing to push the envelope just a hair further than everyone else – at the very least – and often, a team that is willing to push the envelope into legendary status. That’s what we have here in the latest news out of the DraftKings camp with their WPT partnership. Check this out…
What you’re going to see soon in the DraftKings lobby are contests where you’ll be able to enter WPT tournament qualifiers. The first one up? The $10,000 Bellagio Five Diamond World Poker Classic in Vegas, which is held December 5th-11th. Holy @#^@. Read that line again. That’s the first one, but DraftKings is going to continue running qualifiers each and every month for WPT events occurring during Season 12.
This is a fantastic way to cross-pollinate the Poker and Daily Fantasy Sports industries – both of which anyone who’s played will attest are tremendous games of skill. From the official press release out of the World Poker Tour camp:
“Fantasy sports players – like poker players – rely on a combination of skill and strategic analysis to be successful,” said WPT President, Adam Pliska. “DraftKings understands this, and we think our players are going to really enjoy the level of competition they’ll find playing in DraftKings’ daily fantasy tournaments.”
“DraftKings is very excited about partnering with the World Poker Tour. DraftKings’ daily fantasy sports is a dream product for pokers players; it’s fun and easy to play, accessible, and strong analytical skills give you a decided advantage. We’re looking forward to showcasing our product to the poker community,” said Anthony Pitts, VP Marketing at DraftKings.
So keep your eyes peeled for these quals popping up shortly in the DraftKings lobby and make sure you’re brushing up on your poker skills in the LuDawgs Casino – you could be shipping a spot on WPT Season 12! We’ll make sure we get you a LuDawgs patch to rock at the tables.