Every day of the week, DraftDay gives sports fans an electrifying and challenging way to test their fantasy sports skills. We offer Daily Fantasy Sports games for a variety of sporting events with buy-ins ranging from free games to $1,000. Every fantasy sports enthusiast knows "Draft Day" is the most pulse-pounding day of the season. We bring you that same excitement -- served up daily.
Many players prefer Daily Fantasy Sports to traditional fantasy sports games. Here's why:
From the beginning, we set out to create the Daily Fantasy Sports site that we would be proud to call home. Our top priority is ensuring a safe and fair experience for our customers. That's why we safeguard our players' funds in a segregated bank account, separate from our operational funds. We expect all of our games to run easily and often. That's why we apply years of web and e-commerce experience to ensure smooth game play on a reliable platform. We have our eyes trained on some lofty goals. That's why we are dedicated to listening to our players so that we can make your experience even better.
Taylor Caby is an entrepreneur with businesses in several online niches, including poker, software and search marketing. He is a former professional poker player and co-founder of CardRunners, the most recognized poker training website. Taylor is regularly featured in prominent poker publications and has been interviewed on Forbes.com, BusinessWeek, and the New York Post. Taylor lives in Chicago and enjoys following his hometown teams and college basketball. He one day aspires to have more Twitter followers than his favorite athlete, Mike Tyson, so follow him @taylorcaby.
Andrew Wiggins co-founded CardRunners with Taylor Caby in 2005. He has been involved in several small business start-ups and continuing brand development. Andrew has an unyielding passion for fantasy sports and is excited to combine his business background with one of his favorite pastimes. When Andrew isn't sweating his teams on DraftDay, he is golfing, maintaining his man crush on Derrick Rose or imagining what life would be like if he could grow a real moustache. Follow Andrew on Twitter @andrewwiggins.
Jim Varnon has over 25 years of experience in business management, ranging from several years as a CPA with Ernst & Young's audit department to CEO/COO positions with successful start-ups in industries ranging from online poker, software, and online marketing. He currently lives in the Dallas area and enjoys rooting for the Cowboys, spending time with his family, and the occasional mango margarita.
Jed Weissbluth invests in and manages small businesses, including those in online marketing, software development, and online poker. He is also an attorney with experience ranging from intellectual property, contracts, financing to litigation management, and mergers and acquisitions. Jed enjoys watching the Chicago Bears with his children and answering the question whether they are watching basketball or baseball.
Kay Adams is a radio show host on Sirius XM Fantasy Sports Radio. When Kay isn't busy pursuing her unrealistic crush on Philip Rivers, you can hear every Sunday night on her very own show on the network: "Livin' the Fantasy." A fantasy football fiend, trash talk extraordinaire, and nickname-giving enthusiast, Kay is always ready and willing to challenge anyone to a food-eating contest and she prides herself on brutal honesty, an infatuation with Hall and Oates, and a new found love of shameless self-promotion..e-hem...@heykayadams. Kay loves taking her fantasy sports obsession to a new level on DraftDay by battling her fans weekly for cash and glory!
Kristy Arnett is a reporter and writer for PokerNews. She attended Indiana-Purdue University of Fort Wayne on a soccer and academic scholarship. During college, she discovered a passion for both poker and writing, which eventually developed into a career dream of working in the industry. After three years as a writer and on-camera hostess at Card Player Magazine, she happily accepted a position at PokerNews. A serious poker player at heart, Kristy continues to play while providing PokerNews readers exclusive poker insight in weekly strategy articles. Despite a life-long love of all competitive games, Kristy is a complete newcomer to fantasy sports. However, known to be somewhat of a sore loser, she's sure to learn fast and is excited at facing a new challenge. Follow Kristy on Twitter @kristyarnett.
Eric Bickel is a co-host of The Sports Junkies, a popular radio talk show on 1067 The Fan in Washington DC. Eric had a 10-episode stint on ESPN's "Who's #1?" sports series and has been featured in Sports Illustrated, Fortune, the Washington Post, and several local publications. He graduated from the University of Maryland with a bachelor's degree in psychology and a Master's Degree in school counseling. In 1997, after a failed research assistant position and being a mediocre guidance counselor, Eric began working as a full-time "Junkie" and found his calling as a successful talk show host. Eric enjoys playing poker, spending time with his family, and being a self proclaimed techie. Follow Eric on Twitter @ebjunkies.
Will Carroll writes about injuries. Currently a featured contributor for SI.com, Carroll is a three-time FSWA award winner, a SABR Award winner for his book "The Juice", and has written for Fox Sports, ESPN, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. He has appeared on ESPN, MLB Network, and ROME on CBS Sports.
Brian Hastings is a professional poker player and a poker instructor at CardRunners and on Expert Insight. He is regarded as one of the best young players in the poker world and holds the record for having the single biggest winning night in online poker, winning over $4 Million. He's appeared on NBC's Poker After Dark and won a World Poker Tour title in Summer 2011. Brian's biggest sports-related accomplishments to date are winning his fraternity fantasy football league once, betting against a certain homer friend's Pittsburgh Pirates, and betting against Tiger Woods at the 2011 PGA Championship, but he foresees bigger and better things in the future on DraftDay. Follow Brian on Twitter @brianchastings.
Alex Huang is the Brand Manager at CardRunners. He has a background in public accounting with PricewaterhouseCoopers and is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati. Since joining CardRunners in 2010, he has enjoyed his experience working with an entrepreneurial-minded small business and is excited to be a part of DraftDay. When Alex isn't mourning the failure of Cincinnati sports, he can be found donating his money to senior citizens at either the poker tables or the golf course. Follow Alex on Twitter @alexjhuang.
Eric Mack is a sports journalist with over 20 years of experience, including more than a decade at major sports websites CBSSports.com and, most recently, SportsIllustrated.com as fantasy sports writer and analyst. During the fantasy football season, track his weekly starts and sits every Thursday, his Scouting Report on Friday and his Fantasy Football Fast Forward on Sunday nights. Also, he can be heckled, questioned and (rarely) lauded on Twitter @EricMackFantasy, before asking him for fantasy advice. A graduate from Syracuse University, Eric currently resides in Ft. Lauderdale. He plays fantasy like there's no tomorrow and he prides himself at being ahead of the curve in an industry that tends to be too reactionary than predictive.
Bret Oliverio is a radio personality on the air and behind the scenes at 1067 The Fan in Washington, DC. He graduated from James Madison University in 2003 with a degree in Business Marketing. Instead of launching into a 9 to 5 job, Bret decided to take his chances in the radio and television industries. Bret has also appeared on TV, hosting fantasy football segments for Redskins Late Night on CBS in Washington DC. In 2006, Bret was selected to participate on a celebrity poker reality show, which aired on Fox Sports Net, where he won $50,000. Bret prides himself on being the ultimate Ochocinco, Kristin Cavallari, and Dave Matthews fan boy. Follow Bret on Twitter @bretradio.
Cole South is professional poker player, entrepreneur and student finishing his last semester at Georgetown. Cole is involved in a variety of online business start-ups and has had significant success in the poker industry. He ran a $50 deposit into millions playing online poker and has been featured in numerous poker publications as well as NBC's television program Poker After Dark. He enjoys traveling, snowboarding and spending time with his girlfriend. Cole resides in Washington D.C. and is a dedicated fan of the mediocrity of D.C. professional sport teams. Follow Cole on Twitter @colesouth.