FanDuel Sportsbook review


FanDuel Sportsbook
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Overall Rating

5/5

Withdrawal Speed

3.5/5

Bonuses & Offers

4/5

Security

5/5

Software & Games

5/5

FanDuel Sportsbook at a glance


Casino Name FanDuel Sportsbook
Owner Flutter Entertainment
Year Established 2018
Compatible Devices Android, iPhone, Windows Phone, Tablet, Desktop
Payout Percentage N/A
Payout Days 1-2 days
Customer Support Live chat, e-mail
Payout percent
N/A
Payout Speed
1-2 days
  • Generous bonuses up to $2000, upon sign-up
  • Most popular sportsbook in USA
  • Strongest horse racing component
  • Extremely well-trained customer service staff
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FanDuel Sportsbook Review

4.8/5

FanDuel Sportsbook has been most successful legal sportsbook in the US. They’re already operating in 17 states and preparing to open more as the American market expands. They call themselves the No. 1 sportsbook in America based upon customer sign-ups. Using experts to set lines and approve bets themselves sets them apart from the rest.

In the industry, there is a lot of talk about which books will survive and which will fail, and nobody ever mentions FanDuel among the latter group. Promotions are constantly changing, but always remember that first bets which are risk-free have rules you need to follow closely. These risk-free first bets must be redeemed within 14 days, so it’s useful to have a plan for you first two weeks of betting. Many people have turned these bonus funds into profitable ventures, and the one or two things those winners all have in common is patience and an ability to follow the rules.

Pros

  • Generous bonuses up to $2000, upon sign-up
  • Most popular sportsbook in USA
  • Strongest horse racing component
  • Extremely well-trained customer service staff

Cons

  • Terms and conditions tricky on sign-up bonus
  • Phone availability for customer service not available in all states
  • Lockout after three failed log-in attempts

Sports markets and bet types


There are 18 different types of sports offered, including Soccer, Rugby and track and field. Fringe sports including table tennis, cycling and Australian Rules football are among the offerings, which are more than any other American sportsbook have available.

Many Americans know plenty about football, basketball, golf and hockey, but there are so many more globally popular sports on offer at FanDuel. There is also a good range of bet types, including futures odds on the winners of different sports leagues, tennis and golf tournaments, the FanDuel over/under, boxing and MMA bouts. There’s even auto racing events and player futures markets on individual awards available in almost all states. Essentially, if you’re a sports fan, FanDuel offers you the best variety of sports to bet on with the latest technology as a standard.

Bonuses and promotions

4/5

Promotions often change, and bonus deals rotate based upon what sports are in season and what FanDuel’s marketing team has decided to offer on any given week. The refer-a-friend bonus gives both the referrer and the referee $100 in free bets. That includes casino cash in states where online casino gambling is offered. FanDuel is the most proactive sportsbook when it comes to offering bonus offers on a sport-by-sport basis, depending upon what is in season. Because of this book’s affinity for horse racing, the Kentucky Derby offer is something to watch for each spring.

Banking

3.5/5

There are nine different ways to deposit funds, and the money is available for wagering almost immediately. FanDuel offers more payment options than most books, and it is the user’s choice. Credit card deposits are not allowed in many states, but there are plenty of other options on offer: PayPal, debit card, Trustly online banking, PayNearMe, Venmo, wire transfer, Cash at Counter, Fan Duel gift card and Fan Duel Prepaid Play+. All of these options are safe and secure and are vetted by the various state gaming commissions.

Withdrawal times vary upon the method used, with the rule of thumb being that PayPal is the quickest and check by mail is the slowest (they call it “snail mail” for a reason). Chat support, e-mail support and phone support (in states where it is available) can provide updates during the withdrawal waiting process. The minimum deposit is $10 and the maximum deposit is $10,000 in all states. Any withdrawal of $10,000 or more will be immediately reported to the IRS in accordance with US banking laws.

Security and fair play

5/5

FanDuel is part of Flutter Entertainment, which came about through the merger of Paddy Power and Betfair, two long established European sportsbooks, and serves online and retail customers throughout the world from its digital hub in Leeds, England. All licensed U.S. sportsbooks pass our 25-step review process. All deposits made via laptop or the app are kept in a ring-fenced account separate from the company’s operational bank account.

FanDuel app

4.3/5

The first thing you will see when using the FanDuel Sportsbook App is “Live Now” at the top left hand corner with a red button that shows the number of live events currently being played that you can wager on. Next to that is “boosts,” which allows you to get a profit boost on a successful wager, then “Earn $$$” which gives you $50 if you refer a friend through a URL that the app provides. It is very similar to the desktop interface, which is nice for customers who must drive to neighboring states to place some types of bets, including player award futures. It is compatible with iOS and Android. A number of pre-selected parlays are available by scrolling down, and special daily promotions are highlighted up top.

Conclusion

5/5

When bettors decide who they’ll be brand loyal with, many factors come into play. What FanDuel has going more than any other sportsbook is a horse racing component. FanDuel also offers considerably more deposit options for gamblers along with a very functional customer support infrastructure that can guide you through any process, including withdrawals. The app is super speedy, which is of particular benefit when wagering live on an event. The last thing you need on those bets is lag time.

FanDuel has retail sportsbooks in several states, and that retail component helps make sports gambling a communal experience for those who like being around other people rather than socializing through their smartphones. The executives have even said they would like to open more retail sportsbooks because of their belief in the communal sports gambling experience. This is especially refreshing post-pandemic as Americans get back to living normal lives outside of their homes.