Monkey Knife Fight Review

Monkey Knife Fight is a unique prop game platform that allows users to wager real money on popular sports and professional athletes. Although there’s no mobile app, and the website usability can be improved, the variety of contests is a fun and exciting way for Americans to legally bet on props.

Top Takeaways for 2020

After reviewing Monkey Knife Fight, here are our top findings:

  • Monkey Knife Fight (MKF), founded in 2018, is a Daily Fantasy Sports company legal in 31 different states. Monkey Knife Fight is technically a Daily Fantasy Sports company, although its contests make it feel more like a sports betting company. MKF accepts clients from the following states: AK, AR, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IL, KS, KY, MA, MD, MI, MN, NE, NH, NM, NC, ND, OK, OR, RI, SC, SD, TX, UT, WV, WI, WY + Canada.
  • Contests at Monkey Knife Fight are simple, fun, and centered around stats. Unlike traditional DFS companies, players don't compete against each other. Here’s a sample contest: select who will have more points in each of these two matchups, LeBron James vs Steph Curry and James Harden vs Paul George.
  • In states without legal sports betting Monkey Knife Fight is one of the only legal options to bet on props. For states with legal sports betting check out our state guides.

Overall Summary

FeatureMonkey Knife Fight
Overall 4 Stars
Sports Offered 4.5 Stars
Bets Offered 4 Stars
Odds 4 Stars
Banking Options and Fees 4 Stars
Live Betting 0 Stars
Mobile Betting 3 Stars
Customer Service 3.5 Stars
Education and Research 2 Stars
Reputation 3.5 Stars

Is Monkey Knife Fight Safe?

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Trust Score

Monkey Knife Fight is considered low-risk, with an overall Trust Score of 80 of 99. Monkey Knife Fight is a legal online daily fantasy sports company that accepts clients from 31 different states. Trust Score is determined by a number of factors, such as years in business, legal status, and global footprint, amongst others.

Types of Contests

Monkey Knife Fight offers a variety of contests, the three most popular are described below.

More or Less - Using an NBA game as an example, two to five athletes are shown with a statistic such as points, rebounds, or assists. Users select whether they think each athlete will record more or less of that statistic. For example, lets say Anthony Davis and LeBron James are listed at 26.5 points. For both Davis and James you would select whether they will score more than 26.5 points, or less. If both selections are right, you would win your bet. For contests with two selections prizes typically range between 1.5x – 3x. Meaning, if you bet $2 on a contest with a prize of 3X you would win $6.

Rapidfire - Similar to more or less contests, except athletes are matched up against each other. For example, for an MLB game you would select who gets more runs and RBIS between Javier Baez and Kris Bryant (+.5), or gets more strikeouts between Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer (+.5). In this example, Max Scherzer is given a +.5 advantage, meaning if Verlander and Scherzer both throw five strikeouts, Scherzer would win.

Stat Shootout - The Stat Shootout contest lets users select a team of players and a target stat. For example, you might choose a group of three NFL receivers to collectively get three touchdowns. The payout increases/decreases depending on who you pick and how high you set your target stat. If you choose Julio Jones, Deandre Hopkins, and Devante Adams to collectively get two touchdowns the payout might be 2X. If you choose Marvin Jones, Will Fuller, and DK Metcalf to get two touchdowns the payout might be 3X.

Monkey Knife Fight offers a variety of additional contests that all have the similar objectives. Contests focus on stats, fantasy points, or head to head matchups. If a player in a contest ends up not playing, the contest is canceled and money is refunded. Users have the option of editing or canceling entries before games officially start.

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Sports Offered

Monkey Knife Fight currently offers contests on football, hockey, soccer, golf, baseball, MMA, motor sports, and esports. Contests are available for all the most popular leagues, including the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, and the UFC.

FeatureMonkey Knife Fight
Total Sports Offered9
Aussie Rules (AFL) No
Baseball (MLB) Yes
Basketball (NBA) Yes
Basketball (NCAA) No
Boxing Yes
Cricket No
E-Sports Yes
Football (NFL) Yes
Football (NCAA) No
Golf (PGA) Yes
Hockey (NHL) Yes
Horse Racing No
MMA (UFC) Yes
Rugby (League) No
Rugby (Union) No
Soccer (EPL) No
Soccer (MLS) Yes
Tennis No
Sports Offered 4.5 Stars

Odds

For typical sports betting and DFS companies BettingBuck runs an odds analysis comparing odds against similar companies. Because Monkey Knife Fight is a prop game platform, it’s harder to do a similar comparison. That said, we were able to take some of the basic contests at MKF and compare them to parlayed bets at sportsbooks. My conclusion, Monkey Knife Fight offers surprisingly good odds for more or less contests. I used the sample MKF contest of Anthony Davis (more or less than 26.5 points) and Chirs Paul (more or less than 20.5 points). MKF pays out 3X for this contest, meaning you would win $6 if you bet $2. The same bets offered at sportsbooks payout 2.7X or less when parlaying both bets, meaning you would only win $5.4 for every $2 bet. While we only ran these comparisons for a few contests, its safe to say MKF offers users decent odds.

Banking Options

Depositing money at Monkey Knife Fight is quick and easy. Currently users can pnly deposit money with a credit/debit card. Deposit minimums are $10 and maximums are $1,000 per day. MKF currently accepts Visa, Mastercard, and Discover.

Withdrawing money is also simple. Withdrawal requests must be a minimum of $20. Check cashouts are usually processed within three to five business days. For users with $600 or more in net winnings for a calendar year, MKF requires a valid mailing address and a social security number.

Bonus funds must be rolled over before they can be withdrawn. More information on bonus rollovers is available in the bonus section of this review. There are no fees to deposit or withdraw money at Monkey Knife Fight.

FeatureMonkey Knife Fight
Total Deposit Methods1
No Debit/Credit Card Deposit Fees Yes
Deposit Min/Max - Debit/Credit Card$10/$1,000

FeatureMonkey Knife Fight
Total Withdrawal Methods2
Check Payout Speed is < 10 days Yes
No Withdrawal Fees - Check Yes
Withdrawal Min/Max - Check$20

Mobile App

Money Knife Fight does not currently offer a mobile app. The MKF website works well on mobile devices, although a mobile app would be a better user experience.

Education

Monkey Knife Fight does not currently offer any educational content. Even though all of the contest types are easily understandable, first-time players might benefit from a quick guide or introductory video explaining various content types and how to get started using the site.

Customer Service

Email support is the primary way to get in touch with Monkey Knife Fight regarding any questions or account issues. Aside from email support there is a detailed FAQ page with information regarding contest rules, banking information, and everything in between.

Reputation

Monkey Knife Fight is fairly new to the daily fantasy sports scene, arriving in 2018. Since then, MKF has been building a decent reputation as an operator. There have been no major complaints surrounding the brand. In addition, Monkey Knife Fight has partnered with the Miami Dolphins (NFL), Los Angeles Kings (NHL), and the Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS), amongst others. While Monkey Knife Fight isn’t a household brand like FanDuel or DraftKings, it is still a trustworthy DFS option. Monkey Knife Fight keeps player accounts separate from operational accounts, which protects players from the business in the case of bankruptcy.

Bonuses

Monkey Knife Fight offers players a few different bonuses. The most popular bonus is a 100% deposit match, up to $50. If you deposit $50 with this bonus you will receive $50 bonus dollars. Bonuses are turned into cash using an incremental method of release. Four percent of your buy-in for any given game counts towards the release of your pending bonuses. For example, if you enter a $20 game, you'll release $0.80 in available bonuses ($20 x 0.04 = $0.80). This means you’ll have to wager $1,250 before claiming the entirety of your $50 bonus. This is a high rollover compared those offered by other DFS companies and sportsbooks. With that in mind, Monkey Knife Fight is one of the only legal ways to bet on props in a lot of states. Check out our guides page to see all states that currently have a form of legal sports betting.

Monkey Knife Fight bonus funds and MKF Dollars can expire and be reclaimed if they go unused for a period of more than 1 month. Referring a friend will get both the referrer and referee a $10 bonus.

Final Thoughts

Monkey Knife Fight is a safe and legal betting option in 31 different states. As a prop game platform MKF is a crossover between DFS and sports betting. Monkey Knife Fight is as unique as its namesake. If you like betting on props (stats) you’ll enjoy the different contests MKF offers on the most popular sports.

About Monkey Knife Fight

Monkey Knife Fight was founded in 2018 in San Jose, California by Bill Asher. The company has over 100,000 users in its database and is legal in 31 states. Monkey Kinfe Fight is a prop contest platform, although sports betting is a clear transition for MKF once it is legal in all 50 states.


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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