“On top of their stellar contest selection and promotional offers, FanDuel provides you with an array of daily fantasy information that allow for research time and play time to be virtually intertwined and done all in one place. ” – Eric G.
Site Interface and Features
For your convenience a running countdown for when “Next game starts in” is displayed in the lobby, allowing you to see how much time until the next game begins pertaining to your currently displayed filtered results
A Public Chatbox (chatroom) for communicating with other online users is available on almost every page of the site.
Current promos as well as future contests that have large prize pools are featured on the top of the contest lobby in order to make you aware of giveaways and leagues that have great upside
The contest lobby is laid out in a fashion that makes it easy to filter results exactly to your choosing. Although some of the filtering methods are not very intuitive and do not make a whole lot of sense when it comes to serving their prime purpose (to make filtering results easy on you!)
Making up for some of the poor filters, FanDuel has a filter option for only showing contests for that same day, which is great if you want to play a contest ASAP and not have to worry about the contests that begin a day or week out
When selecting a team, all of the professional games that contribute to that contest are shown and Fan Duel and you have the option of filtering players shown to specific games of your choosing to help make searching and selecting players easier
The option to create your own league from the draft lobby instantly is setup beautifully; you have all of the power of how the league’s run from choosing if you want it to be public or private (send invitations directly to friends), what sport, date/time, size, entry fee, and the prize structure
FanDuel does a great job in publicizing their total payouts for the past week (usually a large $ amount)
Become a part of Fan Duel Insider, a running blog post of the latest news, stories, interviews, and other fantasy related articles written by Fan Duel contributors
Easily track all of your contests, past and present. Your profile contains three tables divided up into your live contests, upcoming contests, and contest history
A downloadable .csv file is available through your “entry history” which allows for tracking past results in spreadsheets or other forms of documentation
Above and Beyond:
Select your contest skill level (Beginner, Standard, Expert), done by salary cap. This allows for more diverse play across the site; more salary cap is allotted to beginner contests allowing you to have more freedom drafting more expensive players, and less salary cap to expert contests requiring you to be more selective with picking a team. Option to filter between different level contests from the draft lobby
When viewing your upcoming contest entries you get the option of a “Quick Player Replace”, which allows you to replace a single player across all of your upcoming contest entries quickly.
Sports: NBA, NHL, NFL, MLB, CBB
Buy-ins:$1, $5, $10, $25, $100+
Entries: Fan Duel offers entry sizes from 1-on-1 to 5, 6, 10, 20 and even a few 50+ contests.
Bonus, Rewards, Promotions
Get a deposit bonus with your first deposit onto Fan Duel. Deposit as little as $10 and receive $5 cash for free, or for larger spenders deposit up to $200 and get $30 cash for free!
Weekly Freeroll offers you a chance at $5,000. To qualify just make a deposit on Fan Duel within a given week and you are entered into a free roll in which the top 10 winners compete in a $5,000 NBA pool, and this is happening every week!
Refer players and earn $10 each, for both you and the person that you referred!
Earn Fan Duel Points (FDP) by playing in paid contests, and redeem them for entering into contests instead of spending cash, in addition they will help earn you spots into huge monthly freerolls. Some of the monthly freeroll contests include:
- Bronze: $600 (+ 8GB iPod Touch to the 1st place finisher) NBA freeroll, requires minimum of 1,000 monthly FDP
- Silver: $800 (+ 64GB Wi-Fi iPad 2 to the 1st place finisher) NBA freeroll, requires minimum of 5,000 monthly FDP
- Gold: $1,300 (+ 11 inch 64GB MacBook Air to the 1st place finisher) NBA freeroll, requires minimum of 15,000 monthly FDP
- Platinum: $2,000 NBA freeroll, requires minimum of 50,000 monthly FDP
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FanDuel handles customer support through email, twitter and a local phone number (NY). They are active on twitter and responded quickly to our questions via email.
|Withdrawals:||Checks are available for withdrawals larger than $250|
|FanDuel confirmed via email that all deposited funds are held separate
from their operating funds.
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