FanDuel Review

FanDuel Review

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Updated FanDuel Review for October

In this FanDuel Review, we’ll cover the brand, company behind the brand and the product itself. FanDuel was founded in 2009 by Nigel Eccles, Lesley Eccles, Tom Griffiths, Rob Jones and Chris Stafford and is currently owned by Paddy Power Betfair. Something of a phenomenon, FanDuel alongside DraftKings is a leader and pillar in the daily fantasy sports industry. When you’re ready, be sure to use our FanDuel Promo Code when setting up your new account.

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If you found this review while trying to determine whether or not FanDuel is legit, let us straighten that out right away. Not only is FanDuel legit, but they are one of the fastest growing brands in sports.

FanDuel, along with competitor DraftKings, spent millions fighting to make daily fantasy sports legal in the United States.

Recently, FanDuel has been pivotal in paving the way to legalized sports betting in the United States. FanDuel earned a $1 billion evaluation in 2015.

Paddy Power Betfair acquired FanDuel in mid 2018 for $158 million.

After the acquisition, the FanDuel business would fall under a newly created subsidy of Paddy Power Betfair known as FanDuel Group. The FanDuel Group consists of a leading portfolio of US daily fantasy, gaming, wagering and media assets. It operates out of New York, but has offices in California, New Jersey, Florida, Oregon and Scotland.

In late 2018, the National Hockey League (NHL) entered a partnership with FanDuel.

Former CFO of FanDuel, Matthew King became CEO in November of 2017.

The entire founding team of FanDuel no longer works with the company. Due to the tremendous amount of capital raised in the early stages of FanDuel, the Paddy Power Betfair acquisition didn’t leave much on the bone for the original and or founding FanDuel team.

FanDuel Review of Contest Types

We’re talking about the crème de la crème of daily fantasy sports here.

FanDuel has an absolute plethora of different contest types. Whether you’re a complete newbie or a veteran daily fantasy player, there are options upon options to choose from.

For example, FanDuel offers traditional contests such as Tournaments, Head to Heads and 50/50s.

In addition, FanDuel offers a variety of contests that most other DFS platforms don’t.

Those contests include but are not limited to Satellites, Qualifiers Free Plays, Beat The Score, 3 – 100 Players and Beginner Contests. It’s also note worthy that they have a ton of filtering options to enter the exact type of contest that you’re interested in.

A few of these filters include but are not limited to Entry Fees, Entry Types, Quick Entry, Late Swap, Experienced and Highly Experienced, along with Full Roster & Single Game options.

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FanDuel Review of Entry Limits

This is an incredibly important aspect of daily fantasy sports, especially as it relates to new players, rookies and or newbies. While it’s not a bad or evil aspect of the FanDuel experience, new players simply need to understand it.

That is to say, FanDuel is incredibly successful in part to it’s gigantic payout type of contests, such as ‘Millionaire Makers’ etc.

However, many of the large prize pool type of contests entail enormous multi-entry rules. For example, it’s very likely that a new player enters a contest that features a large prize pool. They proceed to insert their 1 lineup and cross their fingers. What they have failed to realize however, is that the rules stated that each player could actually enter a maximum of 300 lineups for example.

Therefore, the new player and his 1 lineup are potentially facing other players who have inserted up to 300 lineups, which drastically decreases the new player’s odds.

When it comes to FanDuel and entry limits, understand that they vary greatly from contests to contest. It is perfectly fine that this is the case, but new players need to be more aware of entry limits. Almost all new players should be sticking to single-entry contests only.

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FanDuel Review of Player Pricing / Team Budget

FanDuel’s player pricing and team budgets vary from sport to sport and from contest to contest. When playing on the FanDuel platform, you’ll be confronted with a number of different salary caps or team budgets including but not limited to $60,000, $55,000, $50,000 and or $35,000.

The reason for the differences is somewhat unclear. However, it’s all essentially the same thing. You have a total budget that will be used to build a lineup of extremely meticulously priced players.

In other words, don’t sweat the budget or how FanDuel prices players, you’ll find little advantage in that strategy. You’ll win by deciphering value and value alone.

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FanDuel Review of Platform / App UI & UX

Again, FanDuel is one of the two major players in the daily fantasy sports market (the other being DraftKings). They didn’t become a leader by chance, circumstance or brand recognition.

They’re a leader because they’ve built an incredibly advanced platform via desktop, mobile and native app.

From the actual development and functionality of their product to the intense level of detail in design, FanDuel stands out because their platform is beautifully designed and intuitively developed.

Even DraftKings takes second place to the overall user interface and user experience that FanDuel offers. In addition, FanDuel features a native app for both iOS & Android.

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FanDuel Review Summary 2019

If you haven’t figured it out yet, we’re colossal fans of both the FanDuel DFS product and the FanDuel sportsbook. The company has not only the longest track record of success in DFS, but are the fastest growing sportsbook in the US. Below is our updated review, current as of October 2019.

Overall FanDuel Review and Rating for 2019

While DraftKings may be the new leader in daily fantasy sports, FanDuel is the oldest and most trusted name in the industry. Now backed by an industry-titan like Paddy Power, we see only more growth and innovation out of FanDuel in the coming years.Why an overall grade of 4.8? The FanDuel product from DFS to sportsbook is a 5. If there is one thing holding us back from giving them a perfect rating it is simply that they can be a little conservative in terms of new player promotions, and high-end GPP's.

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