FanDuel is the one of the largest daily fantasy sports sites in the USA and around the world. Profiled by the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, ESPN, and FOX Sports, FanDuel has become the place to go for 1-week and 1-day fantasy sports action. If you’ve never played in a daily style fantasy league, the concept may seem completely foreign to you. Don’t worry. You’re not alone.
This FanDuel 101 review and new player guide is here to help you get started as quickly as possible. Let’s learn the in’s and out’s of the largest daily fantasy sports site on the net, FanDuel.
- Official Website: www.FanDuel.com
- Company Headquarters: New York, New York
- Phone: 1-800-475-2250
- Most USA Players allowed except Arizona, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, and Washington
- Canadian Players allowed
- New Depositor? Join today and recieve up to a $500 risk free bet!
I highly recommend Fanduel as the healthiest DFS choice for the vast majority of players. Play here in confidence.
With my newbies guide to FanDuel , you’ll get a crash course on registering your account, grabbing your free entries for signing up.
This reviews shows you how to get set up for real cash games at Fanduel.
We’re not going to get into draft strategies or tips on how to win at FanDuel. You’ll find that information all throughout this website and others.
Instead, we’ll give you the complete lowdown on how Fanduel works so you can decide to join and start playing in a league within minutes.
Step I: How To Join FanDuel.com And Maximize Bonus
It is fast, free and easy.
If you’re on FanDuel’s home page, you’ll see a green button labeled “Join Now.” After you click it, a large box will appear on your screen. It will ask you to fill in your name and email address.
You’ll also need to pick a username and password.
Keep in mind that Fan Duel is one of the biggest daily and weekly fantasy sports sites. So don’t expect your first name to be available for a username and come up with something you are comfortable being shown on their leader-boards.
You’ve just finished Stage I. Let’s keep moving…
Stage II: Your Sign-Up Bonus – Risk Free Entries
Clicking the “Play Now” button will bring you to a new screen.
This is the bonus screen. You get to choose the bonus you want. The first thing you should notice is a countdown timer. You’re given 10 minutes to make your choice. (You can actually select your bonus after the timer expires. So there’s no need to rush.)
Right below the timer, you’ll see a row of boxes. Each box contains a deposit amount – $10, $25, $100, etc. – along with its corresponding bonus amount. A box on the far right allows you to type in the amount you want to deposit if it’s different than the amounts listed.
That’s where you’ll make your first deposit. You’ve got a few options here.
- ACH (eCheck)
- Online Bank Transfer if your bank supports it!
- Check this is naturally the worst option, but if it’s your only option, it’s better than nothing!
Something to keep in mind is this – Most major banks allow online wagering. However, according to the FanDuel website, the following banks will more than likely decline your transaction.
- Bank of America
- Capital One
- Wells Fargo
- TD Bank
- Union Bank
- Huntington Bank
This doesn’t mean there’s a problem on anybody’s end, just that you’ll have to find a different way to deposit other than your banks card.
*Sorry, no screenshots of me making a deposit ;-), however rest assured I have personally made multiple deposits at FanDuel. It is fast, easy and secure.
Once you put funds into your new account, Fan Duel will transfer you to the main Lobby page where you will see a list of contests available to join which we will explain next, stage III of our new players Fan Duel tutorial.
Ready for Stage III?
Stage III: How To Use The Fan Duel Site and Lobby
FanDuel have teased a brand new look for the lobby including player points recaps and improved product offerings. As soon as screen shots are available I will add them here.
Every piece of information you need can be accessed from the Lobby. Take a look at the row of tabs to the left of your screen. The following is a quick rundown of what you’ll find behind each one…
How To Sort Through FanDuel’s Daily Fantasy Sports Leagues
The main point we’ll cover in this section is how to sort upcoming contests so you can find what you want. FanDuel hosts thousands of leagues each day. Given that, the site’s sorting feature will become one of your best friends.
Take a look at the left of the page. See the icons that are displayed representing NFL, MLB, CFB and other sports? Each one is tied to a specific sport. If you only want to see the pro football contests, click the “NFL” button. If you want pro baseball, hit the “MLB” button. For college football, click the button titled “CFB.” If the sport you’re looking for is out of season, its corresponding button is listed below with a “No open games.”
Directly above the game listings in the main part of the page are buttons that allow you to sort by the type of contest. They’ll change depending on which sport you’re looking at. Some examples include “Tournaments” “Leagues” “Head to Heads” and “50/50s & Multipliers”. That’s a quick and easy way to further refine the list.
To the right of the contest-type buttons, you’ll see your Betslip. You’ll use that to place your wagers.
Now that you know how to find exactly what you want in the FanDuel lobby, let’s talk about the information displayed for each contest.
The Details For Each Daily Odds Boost
Clicking on the ‘Promotions’ tab toward the top of your page takes you to a list of the current Promotions, obviously, but also to the ‘Daily Boost Tab’. Looking at the screenshot below, you can see a short list of some of the Boosted Odds of today, (Janiary 2019).
You’ve just learned the basics of how FanDuel works. Don’t let the amount of information Fan Duel puts at your fingertips discourage you. It only takes a few moments to get used to it. After that, you’ll be sorting and filtering the list like a pro.
For now, visit the site and create your account. After you do so, make your first deposit.
In an upcoming tutorial, we’ll show you how to join a daily fantasy sports contest at FanDuel and draft players that will help you take home a cash prize!
Is FanDuel A Good Daily Fantasy Site? (Yes!)
FanDuel is an awesome DFS site. They along with rival DraftKings are my personal two favorite DFS sites to play at. They are a legal, legit U.S.A based company that is totally legal for you to play at (minus a few states listed above).
They are a great fantasy sports site. If you do not have an account there yet, you should. Sign up today and you can start playing with as little as a $10 deposit.
Good luck, and I will see you in the games!
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