American casino and sportsbetting group DraftKings is lowering the contribution percentages for certain games where a playthrough is required, affecting some popular games in the process.
The announcement came in the form of an email by DraftKings to customers in the country on November 6th and took effect on November 7th. The company was getting rid of the 10% contribution tier for some games, with video poker and baccarat dropping to 0% contribution, meaning that you can no longer play the games to get through your bonus playthrough. These games join craps and other variety games as having 0% contribution.
Live dealer and roulette games are going from the 10% contribution to 20%, giving players a bit of extra leeway. These games join blackjack and other table games, as well as some slots at the 20% tier.
DraftKings does count most slots, keno, virtual sports, and their rocket games as having 100% contribution for bonuses.
DraftKings is currently active in several US states, including New Jersey, Michigan, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Iowa, and others. It has established itself as one of the largest operators in the US market, although it will be facing stiff competition from ESPN Bet, which is slated to launch operations next week in many of the same states in which DraftKings operates.