FanDuel Sportsbook Review

FanDuel is a winner in 2019 for its easy-to-use website and mobile app, its variety of prop bets, and its top-of-the-line live betting. FanDuel combines all of that with competitive odds and Daily Fantasy Sports integration to deliver one excellent sportsbook.

After testing over 30 online sportsbooks for our 2020 review, here are our top findings on FanDuel Sportsbook:

  • Odds: FanDuel offers competitive odds, ranking 6th out of 17 sportsbooks in our 2019 odds rankings.
  • Sportsbook Legality: Legal in the U.S.
  • Available Online in the Following States: New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and West Virginia. The Daily Fantasy Sports app is available in over 40 states.
  • Casino Games: Hundreds of casino games are available through the Betfair casino.
  • Poker: Not available
  • Best in Class (Top 5) Finishes: Bets Offered, Live Betting, and Banking Options and Fees
  • Weaknesses: Limited sports (13) compared to competitors, education could be improved
FeatureFanDuel Sportsbook
Overall 5 Stars
Sports Offered 3.5 Stars
Bets Offered 4.5 Stars
Odds 4 Stars
Banking Options and Fees 4.5 Stars
Live Betting 5 Stars
Mobile Betting 4.5 Stars
Customer Service 3.5 Stars
Education and Research 3.5 Stars
Reputation 4.5 Stars

Bets Offered

Overview: FanDuel Sportsbook offers over 100 bets on NFL and NBA games, and over 50 bets on NHL and soccer games. Popular bet types include spreads, moneylines, totals, parlays, round-robins, futures, props, and live bets.

Props: FanDuel offers an array of team and player props. Bettors can wager on whether LeBron James will score over or under 26 points on a given night, as well as how many field goals will be made during an NFL game. There are enough props to keep bettors satisfied no matter what sports are in season.

Bet-Back Feature: FanDuel's cash-out feature allows you to amend your original bet, allowing you to lock in a profit or loss. Bettors can settle their bet (or a portion of their bet) early, without having to wait for the event to finish.

Odds Boosts: FanDuel offers bettors a daily odds boost on a few select bets each day. Odds boosts act like a sale at a retail store, offering more incentive to make each bet. For example, FanDuel discounted the odds of Michael Thomas scoring a touchdown in week 11 from -180 to -120.

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Banking Options and Fees

FanDuel offers excellent banking options overall, with $10 minimum deposits and withdrawals for most methods.

Deposit Methods: FanDuel allows players to deposit money with a BetFair/FanDuel prepaid card, debit/credit card, PayPal, ACH (e-check), Online Bank Transfer, PayNearMe, and check.

Withdrawal Methods: Bettors can withdraw money via ACH (e-check), PayPal, check, cash at the casino, and a FanDuel prepaid card.

Sports Offered

FanDuel currently offers 13 sports, which is fewer than other sports betting companies such as SugarHouse and 888sport.

FeatureFanDuel Sportsbook
Total Sports Offered13
Aussie Rules (AFL) Yes
Baseball (MLB) Yes
Basketball (NBA) Yes
Basketball (NCAA) Yes
Boxing Yes
Cricket No
E-Sports No
Football (NFL) Yes
Football (NCAA) Yes
Golf (PGA) Yes
Hockey (NHL) Yes
Horse Racing No
MMA (UFC) Yes
Rugby (League) No
Rugby (Union) Yes
Soccer (EPL) Yes
Soccer (MLS) Yes
Tennis Yes

Odds

FanDuel offers competitive odds, ranking 6th out of 17 sportsbooks in our 2019 odds rankings. We are still collecting data for 2020.

FanDuel top odds: NFL moneyline bets (3rd), MLB spread and total bets (2nd), NBA moneyline bets (3rd), NFL spread bets (4th)

FanDuel worst odds: NHL moneyline bets (10th), soccer moneyline odds (11th)

Ranking Process: For this review, odds testing data spanning the NFL, NCAAF, NBA, NCAAB, MLB, NHL, and top soccer leagues were collected. Odds data measures over 1,400 games across nine offshore sportsbooks and eight U.S. regulated sportsbooks. Moneyline, spread, and total bets were analyzed and weighted to comprise a 2019 ranking for each league, with moneyline bets typically receiving over 50% of the weighting.

Live Betting

FanDuel's live betting experience is fantastic. FanDuel is one of the only sportsbooks that allow you to stream games live from its app. Right now, select soccer and tennis games are available.

FanDuel offers live prop bets such as Over/Under total yards - Kirk Cousins. You can bet pitch-by-pitch for baseball games, as well as drive-by-drive for NFL games. With 5G rolling out soon, live betting will only get better. FanDuel uses a live match tracker to display what team is attacking, as well as in-game statistics. Live betting at FanDuel is an all-around win.

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Customer Service

FanDuel offers 24/7 live chat and email support, as well as telephone support from 10:00, am to 8:00 pm. Customer service is generally useful and informative.

FanDuel Sportsbook App

The FanDuel Sportsbook App is one of the better apps available for sports betting. Not all customer support and educational pages are completely transferred over from the FanDuel website, sometimes causing the app to enter FanDuel's pages online. Aside from that, FanDuel offers players a well-rounded mobile experience. I had no issues navigating to different sports and bets, and lines updated quickly when I selected new games.

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Education

Education: FanDuel's education section is a small blemish on an otherwise shiny product. FanDuel explains different bet types, as well as what bets are available for each league. Examples of bet types are not given, making it challenging for first-time bettors to learn how to bet.

The Duel: The Duel is an extension of the FanDuel website that covers daily fantasy sports and sports betting. TheDuel provides users advice, injury reports, and articles on both DFS and sports betting. The Duel is a unique offering, but accessing it is not as easy as it could be.

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Reputation

Paddy Power Betfair is well established and respected in Europe. Fanduel is one of the largest daily fantasy sports websites in America. Bettors have nothing to worry about since they are placing their money with two gambling powerhouses that are regulated by a U.S. entity.

Other Notes - Promotions

FanDuel has a slew of ongoing promotions, some of which are pictured below. It is essential to read the terms and conditions of a bonus before accepting it. Understanding rollover requirements will help you know what you need to wager to receive your full bonus.

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Final Thoughts

FanDuel Sportsbook is a complete offering and should be considered if available in your state. The high-quality of live betting, bets offered, and odds are all worth emphasizing for both new and experienced bettors.

About FanDuel Sportsbook

FanDuel was founded as a Daily Fantasy Sports company in 2009 and garnered over six million registered users in less than ten years. Then, in May 2018, when the Supreme Court overturned the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PAPSA), FanDuel was one of the first companies to make headlines. Paddy Power Betfair, one of Europe's largest gaming companies, merged with FanDuel. Paddy Power contributed $154 million for a 61% stake in the combined company, with the option to eventually own all of it.

FAQ

Where is FanDuel legal?As of December 2019, FanDuel Sportsbook is available in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and West Virginia. FanDuel Daily Fantasy Sports is available in over 40 states.

Is FanDuel sportsbook legit?

Yes, FanDuel was acquired by Paddy Power Betfair in 2018, making it a part of one of the world's biggest gambling companies. FanDuel is regulated by each state that it operates in, and bettors have nothing to worry about.

Can you transfer money from FanDuel to FanDuel Sportsbook?

Yes, you can transfer money from FanDuel to FanDuel Sportsbook if you live in a state that has legal sports betting, and FanDuel operates in it.

Methodology

For the BettingBuck.com annual best online sportsbooks review published in February 2019, a total of 2,300 data points were collected over six months and used to score sportsbooks. Additionally, odds data was collected for each sportsbook on over 1,400 bets to give each sportsbook a comparative odds ranking.



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Joey Shadeck

About the author: Joey Shadeck is a research analyst for BettingBuck.com. He has been a sports fan all his life, football and basketball being his two favorites to watch. Joey remembers betting his mom that the Green Bay Packers would beat the Detroit Lions as early as elementary school. He has 5 years of online betting experience with hundreds of bets placed during that time.



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