FanDuel is a new breed of fantasy sports game that lets you play fantasy football, fantasy baseball, fantasy basketball and fantasy hockey in a single day. Pick a team from one day’s games and compete in leagues ranging in size from 2 to thousands of players. You can play for free or real money. Entry fees range from $1 to $509, and the real money prizes paid out every night start at $1.80 and go up to $250k for our largest contests.
FanDuel’s mission is to transform the world of fantasy sports with daily games. We are passionate about the huge advantages the daily format has for players: super-charged excitement and competition, massive prizes, fast payouts and unbeatable game selection. We strongly believe these reasons will drive it to be bigger than traditional fantasy sports.
From humble beginnings in 2009 FanDuel has grown the daily fantasy concept to a point where we now pay out over $3m in prizes a month (that’s $100k per day!). Some players gross over $5k a day in winnings.
Playing daily fantasy sports for money is completely legal in the US and Canada. This is because fantasy sports received an exemption in the Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act (UIGEA) of 2006, and the fact it’s a game of skill. The only exceptions are in Arizona, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Montana and Vermont where we do not operate because of state law. More on why FanDuel is legal .
FanDuel Inc is a US company based in New York City. Our engineering staff sit in our UK office in Edinburgh, Scotland. We are VC backed and have raised $7m in funding to date. Our investors include Pentech Ventures, Piton Capital and Bullpen Capital. For coverage of our fundraising see here (2011) and here (2012) .
$10,400,000 Paid out in NFL 11/12
$3 million Paid out every month
NYC & Edinburgh 25 employees in NYC & Edinburgh
3 quick steps to take your fantasy sport excitement to another level
1. Choose a contest
FanDuel is different because our games last just one day or one week. From the lobby choose the daily or weekly contest you'd like to enter or create your own to play against friends. You can play for free, or to make things super exciting play for cash. You can enter as many games and teams as you like to increase your chances of winning.
2. Pick your ultimate team
Once you've chosen your contest you'll need to pick your ultimate fantasy team for that day or week's games. If you’ve ever thought you could do better than the pro coaches here’s your chance to prove it. All you need to do is stay under the salary cap and watch your chosen players destroy the competition.
3. Score the most points & win
Once the games start your players accumulate points based on how they perform in the live games. If your team racks up more points than your rivals on that day or weekend you’ll instantly take home the winnings. No waiting for the season to end - instant payouts!