FanDuel burst onto the scene in 2009 as a daily fantasy sports (DFS) provider, allowing players to draft winning teams across football, basketball and baseball.
Early success saw the product expand into ice hockey (FanDuel are the official betting and daily fantasy partner of the NHL), MMA, soccer and other sports, and today they remain the second largest DFS platform in the world behind DraftKings.
But it’s their sportsbook product that is of particular interest. Designed to tap into their existing fanatical sports following, the FanDuel sportsbook has grown thanks to its ease of use and comprehensive market coverage.
It was taken to new levels when acquired by the Paddy Power Betfair group, who are famous in the UK and Ireland as one of the premier sports betting brands in the business.
If it’s a sporting event, you can almost rest assured that FanDuel will take bets on it.
The NBA and college basketball are two of the leading lights, and you can wager on a wide variety of markets including moneylines, points spreads, total points, player props and more.
There’s NFL and college football, too, as well as the NHL and MLB, while all of the various tours in world golf and tennis are catered for.
Soccer, boxing, cricket… the list is almost endless!
When browsing the A-Z of sports, you will also notice the ‘daily boosts’ feature. This is a fantastic way for bettors to maximize their return from a wager, with FanDuel boosting the odds on various scenarios daily. It could be a team to win by a certain margin, a player to score a touchdown, total points in a match and so on.
But it has to be said that FanDuel standard odds are amongst the finest in the industry, and for a number of key markets, you will find that they compete every well against the Vegas lines, let alone rival sportsbooks. The better the odds, the more you win: it really is that basic.
There are options when it comes to placing your wagers, too. You can go standard – pick the market you want and go for it, or place combination bets such as parlays (two or more wagers), teasers (two or more basketball or football selections from the spread and total point markets where you have altered the spread) and round robins, which take three or more selections and combine those into smaller combination bets to enhance your chances.
And if you have a taste for something a little bit different, you can always load up the FanDuel casino, which features slots, table games and plenty more if you’ve got some time to kill between wagers.
For old-school bettors who still love to crank up their laptops and desktop computers, the good news is that FanDuel has been designed to maximize your betting pleasure. Simplicity has obviously been the watchword here, which is why all the sports are listed in A-Z fashion down the left-hand side of your screen. When you click on one of these, the middle third of your screen bursts into life with various betting options.
When you have found a wager you like, click on it and it will be added to your betslip on the right-hand side. Now all you need to do is select your stake size and place the bet. What could be easier?
The mobile app takes the basic component of the desktop site and runs with them.
Housed in a pleasing-on-the-eye color scheme, the app features all of the sports and markets you want to bet on and the odds you want to see.
Available for iOS and Android devices, the app is simply a homage to FanDuel’s excellent desktop site but designed with smaller screen sizes in mind.
Powered by IGT’s ‘PlayShot’ software, the app also features ‘Fast Bet’ for rapid wager placement when time is against you.
-Football (NFL, college and pro)
-Basketball (NBA and CBB)
-Boxing & MMA
So what is it that sets FanDuel apart from the other sports betting firms out there?
Firstly, credit must be given to brands that offer some kind of wager insurance, and FanDuel has such offers in great quantity.
From OT insurance to half-time and parlay insurance, thanks to FanDuelyou can place your bets and know that even if they don’t come in, you still have the opportunity to have your stake refunded.
And another way to hedge your bets, quite literally, is with FanDuel ‘cash out’ feature: you can take your money and run for certain bet types, and lock in a profit even when the match is yet to finish.
While offering live bets is nothing unique in the industry, the depth that FanDuel applies to their in-play markets is certainly rare.
You’ll find sporting events around the clock that FanDuel is taking wagers on, with an eclectic range of markets so that you can put your knowledge to good use.
Credit/Debit Cards (Visa, Mastercard), PayPal, Online Bank Transfer, ACH, PayNearMe, FanDuel Prepaid Card
PayPal, ACH, Check, FanDuel Prepaid Card, Cash (at the Meadowlands Racetrack)
Between $50,000-$250,000 depending on the sport
iPhone and Android available
Phone, Email, Live Chat
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