FanDuel Sportsbook Review
After testing over 30 online sportsbooks for our 2020 review, here are our top findings on FanDuel Sportsbook:
- Odds: FanDuel offers competitive odds, especially for NFL and NBA moneyline bets.
- 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
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Is FanDuel Safe?
FanDuel is considered low-risk, with an overall Trust Score of 98 of 99. FanDuel is a legal online sportsbook available to anyone in New Jersey, West Virginia, Indiana, and Pennsylvania state lines. Trust Score is determined by a number of factors, such as years in business, legal status, and global footprint, amongst others.
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.
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.
FanDuel currently offers 13 sports, which is fewer than other sports betting companies such as SugarHouse and 888sport.
|Total Sports Offered||13|
|Aussie Rules (AFL)||Yes|
The odds data below was gathered over the course of several months and contained over 10,000 data points. Data from 21 total sportsbooks were collected for NBA, Soccer, and NHL games, 17 for NFL games, 18 for NCAA games, and 16 for MLB games.
|NBA Spread||Average spread odds are -110 per side|
|NCAAF Spread||Average spread odds are -110 per side|
|NFL Spread||Average spread odds are -110 per side|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For the BettingBuck.com annual best online sportsbooks review published in 2020, 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.
Sports betting sites were scored across seven core categories to computer an overall rating: total number of sports and bets offered, odds, live betting features, mobile apps, educational resources, ease of use, and current bonuses.
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About the author: Joey Shadeck Joey Shadeck is the lead writer for BettingBuck.com and content strategist for Michigan-based Reink Media Group. He has closely tracked sports betting in the United States for the last two years, compiling hundreds of data points across dozens of sportsbooks. He has 5 years of online betting experience with hundreds of bets placed during that time.