Signing up with the link below will get you access to The FanDuel 5-Pack. That gives new users five free entries into NFL contests against other new users with their first deposit. New users will be able to enter one contest a week for five weeks.
You do not need a FanDuel promo code, just follow any of our FanDuel 5-pack links (like this one).
Many users want to be sure they are getting the best deal when joining FanDuel.com. We are unaware of an opening offer greater than the 5-Pack for new sign-ups.
FanDuel offers an iOS app. You can gain access to the 5-Pack there as well.
The DFS operator has made a lot of changes before the start of the 2016 NFL season. That includes a new logo and an improved user experience on its web and mobile platforms.
FanDuel’s software is clean and functional — it was updated ahead of the 2016 daily fantasy football season — and what it lacks in glitz it more than makes up for speed and ease of use.
There are currently two different ways players can access their favorite real-money daily fantasy games:
FanDuel’s menu of game formats is a robust one. It includes:
FanDuel’s games are spread across a variety of sports. Four to be exact:
College football and basketball are no longer offered at FanDuel.
FanDuel has rolled out a lot of new features this year.
If you haven’t played many daily fantasy sports contests, there’s no reason to be scared off in FanDuel’s Beginner contests. You’ll only be playing against other users that are also new to the game (less than 50 contests played).
There three types of Beginner contests: 50/50s, Tournaments, and Double Ups. Beginners can also enter Intermediate contests, which are off-limits to experienced players.
Want to avoid people that play a lot of DFS or who have won a lot of money? No problem. FanDuel identifies these players with an icon.
FanDuel limits the number of entries that a single player can have in a contest, so you won’t be going up against a professional with hundreds of lineups in most cases.
You can filter the lobby to find contests that allow just one entry per player.
If you want to play in a contest that does allow you to have more than one lineup, FanDuel’s ‘Advanced Entry’ feature now lets anyone enter and edit multiple lineups with ease.
And you know you are on a level playing field, as third-party software isn’t allowed at FanDuel.
In the time it takes to fry an egg, new users can register for a FanDuel account. All that’s required is a few basic pieces of information. From there, it’s off to the funding page.
FanDuel players typically have little trouble funding their account, as the site accepts most major debit/credit cards (AmEx excluded) and PayPal transactions. Note that you must provide your social security number in the US, as part of new site requirements.
Withdrawals are handled quickly through PayPal, typically processing in 48 hours or less. For those lacking a PayPal account, the only other payout option is to request a check.
Processing times for checks take somewhere in the vicinity of 7 to 10 days.
FanDuel is available for real money play in 38 out of the 50 U.S. states, the exceptions beingAlabama, Arizona, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, New York, Nevada, Texas or Washington.
In these states, the legality of fantasy sports has come into question, so FanDuel has agreed not to allow users in those places to enter real-money contests. Players can take part DFS contests with no prizes, however.
Certain residents of Canada can also wager on FanDuel contests.
Since its humble roots in late 2007, FanDuel has grown from a five-man operation to the largest DFS company around.
Interestingly enough, the startup behind FanDuel (Hubdub Ltd) started out in the web-based prediction market. But after receiving its first round of funding from Pentech Ventures and Scottish Enterprise in early 2009, Hubdub’s founders decided to shift attention to their potentially more lucrative spin-off, FanDuel.
The daily fantasy sports business model caught the attention of investors, propelling FanDuel to a series of funding rounds. The biggest of those came in 2015, when it closed a round of $275 million, putting it squarely in a nearly untouchable duopoly with DraftKings.
The company has led the way in pushing for the legalization and regulation of paid-entry fantasy sports across the country in the past year.
FanDuel leverages its position as DFS market share leader to host some of the biggest GPPs in the daily fantasy space. It has forged partnerships with major sporting organizations such as the NBA to spread brand awareness, and hasn’t shied away from spending significant sums on print, radio and television advertisements.
Compared to its main rival DraftKings, FanDuel offers a more intuitive, streamlined daily fantasy experience; one that offers just enough features to satiate the hardcore crowd without alienating novice players.
Instead of offering a wide variety of sports, FanDuel caters to the core fantasy sports player, just offering football, basketball, baseball and hockey.