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Poker Pro Matt Smith Wins DraftKings Millionaire Maker Contest

Smith Banks $1 Million In Daily Fantasy Sports Contest


Matt SmithThis weekend, DraftKings hosted a $27 buy-in Millionaire Maker contest, drawing a sold out field of 92,400 entries and creating a total prize pool of $2.2 million.

After the final whistle was blown on Monday Night Football, it was none other than poker pro Matt “SamENole” Smith who came out on top, earning a $1 million payday.

Smith, who was one of the original online poker superstars, racked up 235.26 points thanks to big performances from Peyton Manning, Demaryius Thomas and Antonio Gates. Check out his full team below.

The contest was such a success that DraftKings immediately announced a second edition of the Millionaire Maker for this Sunday, Oct. 12. The $27 buy-in contest is once again expected to sell out and will pay out the top 15,500 players. Players are permitted to submit as many entries as they’d like.

Smith's Winning TeamDrafting your team takes just a few minutes and you can play as much or as little as you’d like. You no longer get penalized for forgetting to set your line-up, because each day you compete at DraftKings, you get to draft a new team all over again.

This weekend, you can also take advantage of the NFL Sunday 500 Grand, a $200 buy-in that also pays out $100,000 to the winner. Players with smaller bankrolls can also compete in the NFL $100k Play-Action which only costs $2 and awards $10,000 to the winner.

Satellites to every event are running daily and players can win their way in for as little as $0.25. Players can also draft their way to a seat into the World Poker Tour event at Bellagio worth $12,600.

With DraftKings, you can enjoy the comfort and security of playing on a 100 percent safe and legal website. In 2006, the U.S. government classified fantasy sports as a game of skill, ensuring that DraftKings can offer a superior gaming experience without the worry of shady software or slow payouts. Player deposits are instant and secure, while player cash withdrawals are quick and easy.

If football isn’t your cup of tea, you can even compete with daily MLB and NBA contests throughout each season. With their specialized contest lobby, users can easily sort between sit-n-gos, multi-entry, steps, qualifiers, winner take all and double up tournaments.

If you’d like to compete but don’t have an account, sign up today. Card Player readers making their first deposit will be given a FREE $2 entry into the NFL $100k Play-Action contest. New users are also eligible for a 100 percent deposit bonus up to $600.