Draftstars Launches Fantasy Major League Baseball

Australia’s leading Fantasy Sports platform has added Major League Baseball to its extensive suite of Fantasy offerings.

SYDNEY, May 19, 2019 –  Draftstars, a subsidiary of PlayUp Limited, has announced the addition of Fantasy Baseball to its growing array of fantasy challenges.

Major League Baseball (MLB) is fastly growing in popularity in Australia, particularly amongst fantasy sport users given the quantity of games and the range in possible outcomes and events per match.

The addition of MLB comes just weeks after the platform integrated Fantasy Golf, which launched on the platform on April 11th in time for international golf’s premier event, the US Masters.

The initial tournament proved to be hugely popular, with the inaugural prize pool of $17,000 over three times the size of the next largest Australian fantasy golf competition.

The addition of the two new sport offerings adds to a bumper 2019 for Australia’s most popular fantasy platform, which is having one of its most successful years in its short history, particularly in AFL.

Over 60,000 entrants participated in AFL challenges over the last week in April, paying out over $600,000 in prizes, including $54,000 in the largest contest of 4248 entrants.

PlayUp Limited CEO Daniel Simic said:

“It is another fantastic accomplishment for Draftstars to integrate yet another major international sport to its growing platform.”

“Draftstars continues to remain Australia’s first choice for fantasy sports, and we continue to look forward to further developing the platform to keep up with Australian’s desires to compete and win on new sports and challenges, as well as attract new audiences to the exciting world of daily fantasy sports.”

Draftstars is Australia’s leading fantasy sports platform and owned by PlayUp Limited.

About PlayUp

PlayUp is a next generation entertainment and technology group that enriches the lives of its clients by providing an entertaining, rewarding, and responsible online betting service. At its core, PlayUp develops innovative betting technologies in-house to power its brands and deliver world-class user experiences. Its energies are focused on fulfilling the needs of dedicated and passionate users who seek a deeper connection to the games they play.

PlayUp’s mission is to unify online betting into one platform inclusive of Sports Betting, Fixed-Odds Racing (Horses and Greyhounds), iGaming, Esports and Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) where it now hosts Australia’s largest and indeed some of the world’s biggest prize pools in competitive peer-to-peer online betting.

The company holds online betting licenses in multiple jurisdictions and currently operates in Australia, New Zealand, India and several regulated USA states.