FanDuel Review

Approved for US Customers
Pros
  • One of the best sportsbook interfaces we’ve seen yet
  • Extensive and exhaustive list of different bet types for each sport
  • Extensive daily fantasy sports options and tournament types
  • Deposit and withdrawal options are simply amazing
Cons
  • Sportsbook has a much better interface than the DFS side of the site
  • Limited markets where you can use the sportsbook

You may have only heard of FanDuel as a daily fantasy sports site, but did you know they just recently opened up a fully-functional sportsbook as well? Well, we did, and we wanted to see if it lived up to the hype that their ads and press releases claimed that it did. Additionally, we thought it was about time that we reviewed their daily fantasy sports side of things as well.

When you first get to the site, you choose to go to either the DFS side of things or the sportsbook. Both are completely separate and almost operate as two separate companies. You have to make a separate account with both if you’re looking for DFS and sports betting action. Regardless of which side you’re interested in, you’re in the right spot to get the lowdown on what they have to offer.

Our team of expert reviewers will break down exactly what FanDuel is offering, the quality of these offerings, what you need to know to get started, and whether or not we feel that their product is worth you investing your time and money. As there are plenty of options on both the daily fantasy sports side and the online sportsbook side of things, we want to help you make the most informed decision possible about where you should be placing your action.

In the sections below, we’ll give you the most honest, accurate, and up to date FanDuel review available on the web. By the time you get done reading our review, you’ll have no problem deciding if this site is right for you or if you need to look elsewhere to get exactly what you’re looking for.

If you’re ready to learn about FanDuel and all they have to offer, let’s get started!

The Sportsbook

We have to be honest; when we review brand new sportsbooks we really don’t expect much. Usually, we expect to see a lot of effort, but a product that is clearly in its infant stages with a lot of room to grow and improve. As FanDuel is fairly new to the market, we didn’t have the highest of hopes. Wow, we could not have been more wrong. The sportsbook at FanDuel was down-right incredible and to be honest again a bit shocking at how great it was. Sorry to sound like fanboys and fangirls, but we get excited when we see someone in this industry doing it right.

FanDuel seems like a sportsbook platform that has been around for years being run by a team of experts that know what they’re doing. The individual sports you can bet on are organized well and the types of bets are organized even better. Often, when sportsbooks offer extensive action on games, things can get messy and tough to navigate. As you’ll see in our full breakdown of the user interface below, this is not the case. The platform was built with expansiveness in mind and the ability to handle a lot of different types of action.

The sports you can bet on is expansive, and the types of bets are even more expansive. We’ll cover that in much more detail in the next section but wanted to mention it here. Most major sports are covered with pretty much every type of bet you could ask for including live in-game betting.

The part of the book that we’re most excited to talk about (and will more in the dedicated section below) is the user interface. Finding bets, placing bets, creating parlays/teasers/round robins, and figuring out all the information you need is so incredibly slick. This is really the section of our FanDuel review that blew us away the most and got us sounding like fanboys and fangirls or should we say FanBoys and FanGirls.

While most people would think of FanDuel as a daily fantasy sports site (because that is how they started out), it’s clear they’re taking their sportsbook extremely serious and have high hopes of where it’s going to end up. Spoiler, their DFS side of the site is good, but their sportsbook is great. Keep reading on for detailed breakdowns and reviews of the FanDuel sportsbook. If you’re looking for information on their daily fantasy sports side of the site, scroll a little further down, and we have a breakdown of that as well for you.

Sports You Can Bet On

Regarding sports you can bet on at FanDuel, the options are pretty good. They cover most of the major sports (and they cover them well), but they don’t really get into too many of the obscure sports that you might find at some other online sportsbooks. For the sports that they do cover, though, they do have pretty good options.

Here is the list of the sports that they currently cover:

  • Auto Racing
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • MMA
  • Soccer
  • Tennis

As you can see, if you’re someone who likes to bet on sports that are popular in the US, this is a great list. But if you’re into sports like cricket or something more obscure like Gaelic sports or European basketball, you aren’t going to get that action here. That being said, we checked some of the sport category tabs and they do offer some international sports. For soccer, they offered EPL, Next, MLS, UEFA, Spain, UK, Italy, Mexico, France, Germany, Portugal, Dutch, and other European leagues. That’s one of the most inclusive soccer league lists we’ve seen at a sports betting site.

For betting options within each sport, the list is pretty great. For example, with NFL football you have individual game bets, futures, player futures, playoff bets, season props, and even wagers on how many fantasy points a player is going to score. For an individual NFL game, you have the following options:

  • Spread bet
  • Moneyline bet
  • Total score bet
  • Winning margin (4-way)
  • Match/total points double 1, 2
  • Alternate Spread
  • Alternate total
  • Away team total points
  • Home team total points
  • Double result
  • Winning margin
  • Winning margin (5-point bands)
  • Winning margin (10-point bands)
  • 1st half winner
  • First-half spread
  • 1st quarter winner
  • 1st quarter spread
  • 1st quarter total
  • Line/total points double
  • Match/total points double 1
  • First touchdown scorer
  • Anytime touchdown scorer
  • Spread betting (Includes draw)
  • Tri-bet
  • Tri-bet 2
  • Team to score first
  • Race to 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30
  • Longest successful field goal
  • Total points odd/even
  • Total field goals second half
  • Total touchdowns second half
  • Line/ total points double 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
  • 1st turnover will be
  • Team to have 1st field goal
  • To score first and win
  • To score first and lose
  • Buy/Sell Points
  • Individual player props

We normally don’t list out the types of bets available for a particular sport, but we wanted to make an exception here. FanDuel has so many options for an individual and random football game that we had to share it. Remember, this doesn’t include all of the other categories for the games we mentioned above where you can actually find even more bets. If you have literally any sort of prediction on how the game is going to go you can make a wager to capitalize on that prediction. Great job, FanDuel.

So, what’s the bottom line takeaway from the sporting options at FanDuel? The takeaway is that the sports list is pretty good, but not the most exhaustive we’ve seen. Within the individual sports, though, the leagues covered, and the types of bets offered are great. Basically, if they choose to cover a sport, they do it really well.

User Interface

Let’s talk the FanDuel sportsbook user interface. Incredible. Seriously, that’s the only word to describe what the developers pulled off when creating the FanDuel sportsbook layout. If you’ve read any of our other reviews, you know that we can be pretty harsh when it comes to this section because we’re picky, and we require near perfection to be happy. We also have no problems calling out a site if they’re slacking or they’ve put out a subpar product.

Thankfully, we don’t have to do any of that with the FanDuel sportsbook. Finding the bets you want to make is so quick and easy and requires no “training” or any real learning curve. Additionally, turning any of your bets into parlays, teasers, or round robins is extremely easy as well. Basically, FanDuel gives you incredible betting flexibility without any of the headaches of trying to find all the options you want.

Let’s break down exactly what we liked and how things are laid out. First, across the top of the screen you have tabs to go to the homepage of the book, live in-game bets happening, or the promotions tab to find out what they’re offering. You’ve also got a scrolling ticker with some of the popular games getting a lot of action. Normally, we aren’t a fan of things like this because they can be distracting and clutter the interface. But, FanDuel does a great job drawing attention to the popular games of the day without cramming things onto the screen where they don’t fit. This becomes a resource instead of an eyesore like it is at a lot of other online sportsbooks.

On the left side of the screen going vertically you’ll find the list of the different sports you can bet on. When you click on any of them, it opens that sports list of bets in the middle of the screen. Across the top of that middle section you’ll find the different league tabs as well as the different categories of bets offered. This is one of the things we loved the most about our FanDuel review. The bets were organized extremely well into categories so that you could find what you’re looking for easily.

Additionally, they have the “popular” bets on that home screen and then a tab to get to more wagers. So, if you’re someone who doesn’t need a lot of options and just wants to bet basic moneylines, spreads, or totals, you can see those without seeing all of the other options that might confuse you. Somehow, they made it extremely simple yet able to be complex all in the same package. While simple, it’s pretty genius if you ask us. You’ll see what we’re talking about if you check out the site.

When you click on a bet, it automatically puts it over on a betting slip on the right side of the page. We’ve seen this with a lot of sportsbooks before. But, one thing that FanDuel does differently is they dedicated a lot of interface space to this betting slip. A lot of sites give more room to the bet types and then cram the bet slip over on the side of the page making it hard to read and challenging to work with. FanDuel gives the slip the space it requires to be easy to read and see all of the options you have.

Something else they do that may seem small, but is huge if you’re someone who likes to bet more than one game at once. With most online sportsbooks if you select more than one bet at a time, it automatically creates it into a parlay for you on the right side of the screen. This is great if you’re looking to make a parlay, but kind of annoying if you want to make a lot of individual bets at the same time.

FanDuel gives you the option of both. If you click multiple bets at once, it will create a parlay option at the top of the betting slip and then leave the individual bets at the bottom of the slip. If you don’t want to make the parlay or don’t want to make the individual bets, you just don’t enter a wager amount into that space or you can click the trash can button to remove it. This way, if you want to bet a lot of individual bets and don’t want that parlay you don’t have to do all of them individually. Or, if you want to do the parlay only or the parlay and one or two of the individual bets, you can do that as well.

We know that seems like a small detail, but ask anyone that has used online sportsbooks before and they’ll agree that this simple tweak is absolutely huge.

As you’ll probably see with most sportsbooks, you can input the amount of each wager to see what it will pay out before you make the bet. This is fairly standard for most online sportsbooks, but we still wanted to cover it as there are a few sites still behind the ball. If you want to turn your bet into a teaser or a round robin, you can do that by clicking one button on the betting slip which is awesome. The betting slip also will automatically update you of any line changes before you make your wager, so you don’t get a bad line just because it changed while you were making your wager.

One additional feature we want to mention about the FanDuel betting slip is their “Stake All Straights” feature. Ever wanted to make a bunch of individual bets and had to go in and type the amount for each bet? Well, if you want to bet the same amount on each of the individual bets you’ve selected, you can click this button and type in an amount that will be applied to every bet on the betting slip. So, if you have 10 bets and want to bet $10 on each, you don’t have to go type $10 into each wager slot. You click this button, type $10 once, and you’re all set to get your bets in. It’s a great time saver especially if you’re trying to get some last-minute wagers in on game day.

The live betting interface is equally awesome on FanDuel and one of the easiest to follow along with. They have a ton of different bets to choose from, and the odds automatically update as the game goes on without you having to refresh the page. They even have the odds flash green or red with an up or down arrow to let you know if the odds have gotten better or gotten worse. It literally feels like you’re watching a professional stock exchange program or something like that, except it’s for sports betting. If you’ve ever wanted to get into live in-game betting but felt intimidated, this is probably a great place for you to get your feet wet.

If there were one thing that we could add for FanDuel to improve with their sportsbook interface, it would be the ability to change the odds format. All the odds are presented in American format which makes sense based on who their market is, but some people do like to work in decimal or fractional odds. It’s possible the option is tucked away somewhere, and we missed it, but we didn’t see it on our last pass through the site.

Overall, we were insanely impressed with the FanDuel sportsbook. This is not just because they’re new and we lowered our expectations. We would be blown away equally even if this was a book that had been around for years. We highly recommend checking them out if you’re looking for a betting home and they’re available in your area.

Fantasy Sports

Daily fantasy sports are where FanDuel got their start. Only recently did they branch out into the world of sports betting. If you’ve yet to check out their daily fantasy sports offerings, you’re missing out on a lot of fun and some great opportunities to make some great money. With FanDuel not being the largest DFS operator (that crown goes to DraftKings), the prize pools are slightly smaller, but that also means that there are going to most likely be fewer professional players and a higher percentage of recreational players who have no idea what they’re doing.

Additionally, FanDuel separates the pros and the new players to make sure you don’t get into too deep of water before you know what you’re doing. Many of the other DFS operators will just let you get swallowed up and have you chalk it up as a learning lesson. This is one feature we really like about FanDuel.

Regarding, the sports you can join tournaments for, FanDuel offers the following:

  • NFL
  • MLB
  • CFB
  • PGA
  • NASCAR
  • EPL

Within each of these sports, there are a ton of tournaments to choose from. As we saw with the FanDuel sportsbook, they like to offer a slightly narrower array of sports, but they love to blow it out of the water with what they do offer. It seems they subscribe to the don’t do it unless you’re going to do it right mantra and we like that.

Entry fees for their tournaments range anywhere from free, to a few cents, all the way up to some of their major events that can get pretty pricey (but the prize pools will reflect that). What we did like seeing was that their biggest prize pools actually had reasonable buy-ins. Their Sunday NFL event has a $3.5 million prize pool, and the buy-in is only $15. This is a smaller prize pool than DraftKings’s Sunday which currently has a $4.6 million prize pool, but their buy-in is $20.

So, you’re actually looking at a larger possible return on your investment with FanDuel. The guaranteed prize pool is 230,000 times the buy-in at DraftKings, but it’s bigger at 233,333 times your buy-in at FanDuel. Not a major difference, but just something we wanted to point out. For most people, the $15 buy-in is going to be a lot sexier even though it’s only saving you a few bucks.

The layout of the FanDuel tournament area is a little more confusing to navigate than we’re used to, but that certainly does not mean that it’s bad. What it means is that there is a little more of a navigation learning curve to get around the site. When you click on the individual sports, everything gets back to what we’re used to. Things are organized well, and you have a lot of filters on the left-hand side of the screen you can use to find the perfect tournament for you.

What we’re referring to when we are talking about requiring the learning curve is the first page of tournaments you see before you click on a specific sport. This page is known as the Discover page. There are a lot of options all over the place, and it can feel a bit overwhelming. They have recommended tournaments for you at the top, followed by a list of beginner’s tips, and then tournaments broken down into a bunch of random categories (in the spotlight, experience players excluded, single entry, biggest prizes, single game, and more ways to win).

Again, this isn’t a bad page to have, but it can seem overwhelming at first until you learn where everything is. If you check out FanDuel and this page overwhelms you, just click on one of the individual sports tabs and things will get a lot easier for you. That being said, some of the categories of tournaments they have broken apart for you are great. Even if you aren’t a beginner, they will treat you like one at the beginning of your account time so take advantage of being able to play in tournaments where the good DFS players are excluded.

Two additional features we liked during our FanDuel review were their beginner’s guides and their research section. We have a lot of great beginner’s guides for you here, but it’s nice to see a site trying to teach people how to be better and better enjoy the action. They give you several resources to learn everything you need to know about betting on fantasy sports.

Additionally, they have a research tab that has a solid stream of great articles you can read about the upcoming fantasy day or week. As of now, these articles only span the NFL, NBA, and MLB, and they all come from writers at numberFire an online sports information and statistics website.

Overall, we really liked the FanDuel daily fantasy sports section of their website. It was not as mind-blowing as their sportsbook was, but it was still well put together and offers a ton of great action. They’re not the biggest in the market, but a close second. And remember, not being the biggest isn’t always a bad thing. When you can find places that fewer pros are attracted to (by slightly smaller prize pools), you can find a lot better opportunities to make easy money.

We’d give the DFS side of the site 4/5 stars (and the sportsbook 5/5 which is where our overall 4.5/ 5 rating came from).

Deposit Methods

If we could give FanDuel six stars out of five in a category, it would be in their banking department. They not only have the most options that we’ve seen in a long time, but they’ve gone above and beyond to make getting money on the site as simple and headache-free as possible. Let’s take a look at their current ways for you to get money onto the site to start playing.

Credit/Debit Card

Many banks will allow depositing through this method, but they will be blocked from the following banks. If your bank is on this list, make sure you look at PayPal and the online bank transfer as you will be able to deposit money with one of those two ways.

  • Bank of America
  • Capital One
  • Wells Fargo
  • TD Bank
  • Union Bank
  • Huntington Bank
  • Most prepaid cards

FanDuel Prepaid Card

You can apply for this card that can also be used to withdraw money to when you win. You can fund this card with Visa, Mastercard, or ACH transfer. Processing on the card is instant (though, you won’t receive your hard copy of the card for about two weeks), and there are zero monthly fees with the card.

PayPal

If your PayPal is linked to your bank account, you can use it to fund your FanDuel account. This should be a workaround if you have any of the banks that are listed on the blocked list above. Funds deposited this way are available immediately. The limits on this transaction are whatever the limits are on your individual PayPal account. If they are too low, you can contact PayPal about raising them or make multiple transactions.

ACH (echeck)

If you have your checking routing number, account number, and a copy of your state issued ID or driver’s license, you can use your checking account to deposit through their VIP Preferred Network. We didn’t see a lot of details about that network on the site so you might want to reach out to their support if you’re looking to use this method. The one detail they did give was that funds would be available immediately with this method.

Online Bank Transfer

This is the method we recommend if you’re having any issues with the credit or debit card option we talked about above. Banks that have online bill pay capabilities can be used to transfer funds immediately to your account. The following banks have been APPROVED and set up to be used with this method:

  • Bank of America
  • Capital One
  • Wells Fargo
  • TD Bank
  • Union Bank
  • Huntington Bank
  • Most prepaid cards

PayNearMe

This is a method of payment that allows you to go to any 7-Eleven, CVS, or Family Dollar and pay with cash. You print out a barcode from the FanDuel deposits page (or send it to your phone), and you take it with you with your cash. Your funds will be available by the time you make it home unless you live inside of a 7-Eleven (usually in about 15 minutes). The limits are $500 in a rolling 24-hour period and $10,000 in a 30-day rolling period with this method.

Check

If all else fails, you can always mail FanDuel a check to the Betfair Interactive main office in New Jersey (their parent company). The check needs to be a cashier’s check, money order, banker’s draft, or even a personal check. Details of what to include when you send in your check are on the deposit page along with the address.

Withdrawal Methods

Additionally as impressive as the deposit methods at FanDuel are their withdrawal methods. Often, you’ll see a site that makes it easy to get money on the site, but doesn’t really care how long it takes or how difficult it is for you to get money off of the site. FanDuel, thankfully, does not fall into that category. Let’s take a look at their withdrawal options below so you can be ready when you win.

ACH (echeck)

If you have a routing number to a brick and mortar bank, you can have an echeck transfer sent there. The process is facilitated by the third-party vendor Global Pay and will take 24 hours for the site to approve the cashout, and then 3-5 business days for the money to show up in your account. It’s important to note that FanDuel drew special attention to the fact that this ONLY works with brick and mortar banks and does not work with credit unions, pre-paid cards, PayPal accounts, or anything like that. Basically, if you can walk into your bank and it says “Bank” and not “Credit Union” outside you should be good to go to withdraw with this method.

Check

One of the easiest ways to cash out your winnings is by ordering a check. The check will be sent to the account you registered within 5-7 business days. We would assume that if you do move, you can always change the address registered on your account.

FanDuel Pre-Paid Card

Remember that handy card we mentioned that you can use to deposit into your account with? Well, you can also withdraw your funds directly to that card as well. It’s basically like having a debit card linked to your FanDuel account. You will have used the FanDuel card to deposit at least once for this option to be available to you. Funds take 24-36 hours to be available on the card. Once they’re available on the card you can use them to redeposit if you need to, use them anywhere a Discover card is accepted, or withdraw the money from an ATM machine.

PayPal

If you use PayPal to deposit into your account at least once, you’ll be able to withdraw from this method as well. Funds take 24-48 hours max to appear in your PayPal account from FanDuel.

Sportsbook Bonuses and Promotions

For the sportsbook at FanDuel, promotions were a little light, but they still did have some offerings you’ll probably want to take advantage of. We outlined the promotions we saw below for you. Keep in mind that we do our best to update these as often as possible, but promotions do change quickly. There may be new promotions or changes/removal of these promotions before we are able to update them. Make sure you check the promotions page when you join to see if there is anything else new going on. Also, don’t unsubscribe from their emails because those usually have all the new promos listed in them.

Double Your First Deposit
FanDuel offers a standard deposit bonus of 100% up to $100 on your very first deposit. Basically, put on $100, and you’ll see that you have $200 in your sportsbook account. Something that was really awesome about this promotion was that the playthrough requirement was extremely low. Most online sportsbooks will make you wager your bonus dollars a ton of times before you can withdraw them. Sometimes this can be in the neighborhood of 30-40x. This means if you deposit $100 and get $100 bonus, you would have to make $3000-$4000 worth of bets before you could withdraw your $100 bonus.

This is not the case with FanDuel. All you have to do is wager your initial deposit and your bonus amount once and then you can withdraw if you want to. So, if you deposit $100 and get $100 bonus ($200 total in your account), you just have to wager $200 worth of bets, and you’ll be able to withdraw your money. This doesn’t have to be $200 on one bet; it can be a bunch of small bets. The only stipulation is that wagers on favorites greater than or equal to (-200) do not count towards the promotion.

Daily Odds Boost
The site also offers a daily bet that they “boost” the odds-on. Basically, they give you a way higher payout than you should be getting on that bet. Even if you don’t ever have plans to join FanDuel, you should probably join, get your deposit bonus and hammer away on these daily odds boost. They give you guaranteed value. No, they aren’t guaranteed wins, but they give you crazy value that is hard for any rational sports bettor ever to pass up.

For example, for a past NFL football game, the odds for AJ Green to score a touchdown were +120. This means on a $10 bet you would see a profit of $12. These were close to what the correct odds were on this bet at other sportsbooks. But, FanDuel boosted the odds to +200 on this bet. This means that if you bet $10, you would get $20 in profit if AJ Green scored a touchdown which is way more than you should be getting on this bet.

This is a promotion worth logging in every day and taking a look at (or betting every day if you really understand the importance of betting value).

Daily Fantasy Sports Bonuses and Promotions

We wanted to cover the DFS promotions at FanDuel separately because there were quite a few of them and they don’t apply at all to the sportsbook. Below, we take a look at some of the more popular options they have available. Keep in mind that promotions will come and go, but we will do our best to keep this list as up to date as possible.

The best way to get the most up to date list is to head over to FanDuel and look at the list of current promotions. The only reason we decided to outline them here is because one- that’s what we do and two – the layout of the promotions section at FanDuel was a little messy in our opinion. Regardless, though, freebies and free money are still free even if they aren’t presented exactly how our picky staff wants them to be.

NFL Play Free Until You Win Vouchers

One of the coolest promos that FanDuel offers is pretty simple. They’ll give you a voucher when you create your account to play in a freeroll tournament for the NFL. A freeroll tournament is one where there is no buy-in, but there is still prize money. What FanDuel does is creates a ton of 20-person tournaments with $50 in free money added. Players will compete to beat a particular score for that week. All players that beat the score will split the $50 in free prize money. So, the worst you could get is $2.50 if everyone beats the score and the best you can get is $50 if you’re the only one of the 20 players to beat the score.

Here’s the cool part, though. If you don’t beat the score and don’t make any money, you will automatically be given another free voucher to play again. You’ll keep getting these free vouchers until you make real money in the tournament!

$20 Bonus When You Deposit

This is a pretty simple and straightforward deposit bonus. Make a real-money deposit onto FanDuel, and they will kick you $20.

$25/$20 Referral Bonus

When you refer a friend with your referral link (found on your promotions page), you’ll be eligible for a bonus. Basically, once your friend plays $10 in paid contests, they will get $25, and you will get $20. The referral page allows you to copy your link or send it out via Twitter, Facebook, or via email for easier sharing.

World Fantasy Football Championship

FanDuel is now running their own version of a world championship of fantasy football. Basically, you can qualify for the championship through the site and all finalist will be given a free trip to New York City to compete in the $2 million prize pool main event. First place in that event is $500,000. Additionally, they’ll be running a Fan Championship at the same time with a first price of $1,000,000. So, even if you don’t secure a spot in the live championship, you can still play for a truckload of money.

  • 75 spots will be awarded to the yearly championship. The winners get the following:
  • Flight to NYC and three nights of hotel accommodations for two
  • Exclusive access to the Tailgate Party at the Meadowlands
  • A VIP invitation for you and your guest to the finals viewing party
  • $100 in betting credit for you and your guest
  • Entry into the $50k Single Game Championship (and VIP tickets to the NFL game to sweat it out live)
  • Entry into the WFCC Fan Championship
  • Access to the WFCC Playboy Party at the Playboy Club in NYC

Basically, you are going to get to go be a baller in NYC on FanDuel’s dime with a friend, and you’re going to get the chance to compete live against 74 other players for your share of $2,000,000. The cash value of your tournament entry into the finals is $27,333.33, and your trip package is valued at $5,000. You can qualify for this for as little as $5.

Home Run Challenge

This is a free tournament that you can enter every night of the baseball season. All you have to do is pick three hitters, and you get 1 point for every home run that they hit. The winners will split their share of the $200 nightly prize. Compete every night and win your share of the weekly prizes of over $3500 (first is $1,000). Additionally, for each night that you win, you will win an entry into the championship event freeroll with a $100,000 prize pool! First prize in that event is $25,000!

Tournament Guarantees

Throughout the week, FanDuel offers a ton of tournaments with juicy guaranteed prize pools. What does that mean? It means that no matter how many people sign up for a tournament, the prize pool has to be the minimum amount stated. If the pot is short, FanDuel kicks in the extra money. If the prize pool goes over the allotted amount, that’s just more money that you can win.

For example, on Thursday nights during NFL season, they have a $600,000 guaranteed tournament for a $9 buy-in. Or what about the $3.5 million Sunday tournament for a $15 buy-in. These are just a few examples of some of the guarantee tournaments they have. They do have these for all sports besides football as well, so don’t think you’re out of luck if you’re not a football expert.

FanDuel Player’s Club

On FanDuel, they do have a VIP player’s club where you can earn rewards based on how much you are playing. There are different tier levels that offer different bonuses. Additionally, your points known as FanDuel Points (FDPs) can be used to buy into tournaments as if you’re using real cash.

Let’s look at the different tiers and what you get with each.

Note: Remember, on top of this you can use your FDPs to buy into tournaments. They do expire after one year of inactivity so make sure to utilize them or at least join one small tournament yearly to keep them active.

Free Agent

  • 50 FDP Required
  • $50 Weekly freeroll tournament entry
  • $250 Monthly freeroll tournament entry

Practice Squad

  • 125 FDP Required
  • $125 Weekly freeroll tournament entry
  • $500 Monthly freeroll tournament entry

Reserve

  • 250 FDP Required
  • $200 Weekly freeroll tournament entry
  • $1,000 Monthly freeroll tournament entry

Prospect

  • 500 FDP Required
  • $400 Weekly freeroll tournament entry
  • $2,000 Monthly freeroll tournament entry

Rookie

  • 1250 FDP Required
  • $500 Weekly freeroll tournament entry
  • $3,000 Monthly freeroll tournament entry

Pro

  • 2500 FDP Required
  • $750 Weekly freeroll tournament entry
  • $4,000 Monthly freeroll tournament entry

All-Star

  • 7500 FDP Required
  • $1,000 Weekly freeroll tournament entry
  • $7,000 Monthly freeroll tournament entry

MVP

  • 25,000 FDP Required
  • $100 Rewards credit at live events
  • $25,000 Monthly freeroll
  • Access to weekly promotions
  • Premium customer support

Hall of Famer

  • 125,000 FDP Required
  • $250 Rewards credit at live events
  • $25,000 Monthly Freeroll
  • Access to weekly promotions
  • Premium customer support
  • …and more


Legend

  • 600,000 FDP Required
  • $250 Rewards credit at live events
  • $25,000 Monthly freeroll tournament entry
  • Access to weekly promotions
  • Premium customer support
  • Personal account manager
  • FanDuel Merchandise

GOAT

  • 2,500,000 FDP Required
  • $500 Rewards credit at live events
  • $25,000 Monthly freeroll tournament entry
  • Access to weekly promotions
  • Premium customer support
  • Personal account manager
  • FanDuel Merchandise


Customer Service

The customer service options with FanDuel are top notch. They offer four different ways to get in contact with them that are all monitored around the clock. Here are the different options they have:

Live Chat

  • 24/7 from a tab at the bottom of the page on the support home

E-Mail

  • 24/7 email support if that is the medium you prefer to get in touch with the site

Phone

  • 24/7 with an 877 (toll-free) number

Snail Mail

  • You can always send a letter if you’re old school and that’s how you like to roll. Based on the 24/7 nature of their other options, we assume they have someone sitting by the mailbox waiting for letters 24/7, but we can’t completely confirm that yet.

Customer service should not be something challenging for an online sportsbook or gaming company to pull off, but for some reason, many companies struggle with it. Most likely it’s because they’re too cheap to spend the adequate money to have adequate options to offer their customers.

FanDuel doesn’t skimp and has some great customer service options to help you get what you need to be done. Hopefully, you never need to use customer service to get some help, but it’s really nice knowing that you have several 24/7 options available if you do.

This review was made by: Rating: 4.5 out of 5