Android device users can now access real-money contests at FanDuel via a newly-launched dedicated app.
The app is only available via direct download at FanDuel.com.
That’s a result of Google Play policies that prohibit the listing of apps that allow real-money wagering regardless of legality.
App joins companion product in FanDuel’s Android lineup
The new app – which allows players to search contests, enter and edit lineups, manage multiple entries, check live scoring, review recent contests and manage basic account banking functions – joins an existing FanDuel-branded app that is available in the Google Play store.
That app – FanDuel Live Scoring – only allows players to check in on contests, and does not allow banking or facilitate entrances into new contests.
Mobile an increasingly critical part of DFS experience
The launch of an Android app by FanDuel comes at a time where mobile is playing a larger role in the fantasy sports experience.
A presentation from DraftKings CEO Jason Robins at iGaming North America estimated that the total percentage of the site’s traffic flowing through mobile devices hovered near 40%, with the number dropping closer to 30% during the period of time where players set lineups and jumping to almost 50% during the period of time when games were being played.
DraftKings launched their Android app in late 2014.
- Ever-growing mobile adoption.
- Larger average screens for mobile devices.
- The trend in DFS to simpler and simpler games that fit more neatly on a mobile screen.
… and it’s easy to see why full-fledged mobile expansion is a priority for DFS sites heading into the NFL season.