DraftKings, one of the top daily fantasy sports operators in the U.S., has just launched Pick6, its new fantasy sports experience. This peer-to-peer fantasy sports experience focuses on if a statistic will be lower or higher than the player’s final total.
Additionally, DraftKings Sportsbook will go live with its new Progressive Parlay feature soon. Pick6 was introduced in the wake of ongoing controversy in daily fantasy sports surrounding prop-style games.
DraftKings Launches Pick6 Game And Mobile App
Pick6, the latest game from DraftKings, is now fully available in certain areas. Here’s how it works:
- Users build a lineup of two to six players
- They then choose if the player will have “Less” or “More” for a certain statistic
- Selected players must be from two or more teams
Pick6 from DraftKings is now available in South Carolina, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Maryland, Oklahoma and Tennessee. Interestingly, most of these states don’t have access to DraftKings Sportsbook, with the exception of Tennessee and Maryland. However, DraftKings DFS is available in all of the mentioned states.
The new DraftKings feature is currently available for both NFL and NBA games, allowing users to choose player picks for both leagues. It remains to be seen if this game will expand into other sports leagues in the near future.
“Pick6 is the next great example of that innovation—this is a homegrown, peer-to-peer product that taps into our customers’ desire for fun, simple-to-play experiences tied to their favorite athletes.”, said DraftKings Chief Product Officer in the official press release. “We are excited to give our customers another way to experience live sports by competing against each other.”
DraftKings Pick6 will feature guaranteed prizes in peer-to-peer competitions, as is the case with other Draftings fantasy variations.
Alongside this new feature, DraftKings has unveiled the “My Picks” feature. This allows DraftKings users to keep an eye on their different picks, including those in live games and picks that have been finalized. Real-time performance tracking is also available with Pick6, as well as lineup edits.
Pick6 is now available through its desktop site as well as through its Android and iOS apps.
DraftKings’ Pick6 is now live in select states! Pick6 is a peer-to-peer, fantasy sports variant with guaranteed prizes based around a simple “more or less” mechanic for individual player statistics. Read the full press release for details: https://t.co/VCq2Q30qQy
— DraftKings News (@DraftKingsNews) December 6, 2023
DraftKings To Roll Out Progressive Parlay Feature
Alongside Pick6, DraftKings is also preparing to launch its new Progressive Parlay feature. While Pick6 is focused on the platform’s DFS product, the new Progressive Parlay feature will be added to DraftKings Sportsbook Online. Progressive Parlay will be a simple parlay bet, but with a special twist.
The parlays can only be placed on player props, and there’s a chance to still partially win if a single leg or multiple legs don’t hit. While the press release claimed that Progressive Parlay is an upcoming feature, it doesn’t provide an official release date.
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— DraftKings Sportsbook (@DKSportsbook) December 6, 2023
Daily Fantasy Sports Drama Continues
The release of Pick6 comes at an interesting time in the world of daily fantasy sports. In October, the state of New York opted to ban prop-style pick ‘em games that allowed users to guess if a player would hit over or under a certain statistic.
This is because of the similarities between these games and standard prop betting. The main difference is that, unlike daily fantasy sports contests, prop wagering requires a sports betting license.
Daily fantasy sports contests will still be allowed, while prop betting is available with New York online sportsbooks. Weeks later, the state of Michigan opted to also ban these types of prop pick ‘em games.