FanDuel has ridden its reputation as one of the world’s most successful fantasy sports providers into creation of a burgeoning sportsbook now operating in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia with mobile components.
FanDuel has brick-and-mortar books in New York and Mississippi with Indiana and Iowa working toward their own launches.
The FanDuel app made its mark in 2018 at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, N.J., quickly becoming No. 1 in generating revenue for the Garden State. It’s grown so big, that earlier this year FanDuel’s New Jersey book toppled Nevada in total bets collected in May.
The site’s ease of use and $10 minimum deposit and has helped propel its popularity among bettors. Adding fuel to consumer consumption are other promotions, such as new users getting a Risk-Free Bet Up to $500 or a $25 Free Bet.
Registration is simple and easily accomplished in minutes. No photo ID is required, but your Social Security number is required and protected by SSL web security.
The site’s is aesthetic is clean with a white background and blue accents which translates to an easy-to-read with less squinting. Navigation is breezy and intuitive with handy labels and tabs accessible with a click or toggle.
Purchased by Paddy Power Betfair in 2018, FanDuel sportsbook offers a feast of sports for betting including professional U.S. leagues, collegiate competitions, golf, boxing, MMA, tennis and motor racing. Add to that, cricket, rugby, darts and international soccer from more than two dozen countries.
The betting guide is thorough with a lengthy list of possible bets listed by sport including First 5 Inning Wagering in MLB, First Basket Markets in the NBA, and Method of Victory in MMA.
Users can subscribe to FanDuel TV that delivers a mix of news, analysis and guests to offer tips how to pick winning wagers or help players with their fantasy leagues.
Competitive odds with solid value
Easy-peasy deposits, withdrawals and payouts
Between 100 to 200 bets per competition
Full library of betting guides, house rules and tutorials
24/7 customer service
Too few markets, but that will change
WHERE IT OPERATES
This is a review for their NJ Sportsbook but they are live both in-person and on mobile in Pennsylvania and West Virginia as well as in Mississippi and New York, albeit the latter two are in person betting only.
DEPOSIT & WITHDRAWAL METHODS
Deposit options are many including Visa/Mastercard, ACH (eCheck), PayPal, PayNearMe, Online Bank Transfer or Wire Transfer, Check or FanDuel Prepaid Card
List of withdrawal options is shorter: PayPal, ACH (eCheck), Check or FanDuel
MOBILE INTERFACE *****
As if Marie Kondo had worked her magic, the mobile site is clear of clutter, easy on the eyes and equally easy to navigate.
DEPOSIT METHODS *****
The site offers several ways to fund and withdrawal from user accounts using Visa/Mastercard, ACH (eCheck), PayPal, PayNearMe, Online Bank Transfer or Wire Transfer, Check or FanDuel Prepaid Card. The site gives a heads up that some credit card companies treat deposits like a cash advance and may apply a fee. Check with your credit card company before you hit up FanDuel customer service with a complaint.
EASE OF DEPOSITS AND WITHDRAWALS ****
PayPal, the most popular eWallet around, is a recommended option to fund your FanDuel account, though many options are available, see above. But be advised if you use PayPal for a deposit, users must apply the same method for withdrawal with money usually hitting user accounts under 48 hours. Other forms of withdrawals were equally problem free.
SAFETY AND SECURITY ****
Not only does FanDuel use SSL encryption to protect bettors’ personal information, the site monitors and informs the user if it detects suspicious activity.
CUSTOMER SERVICE *****
Got issues? FanDuel is dedicated to finding solutions providing a real person ready to talk via forms of social media, a live chat or by telephone.
USER EXPERIENCE *****
We can’t stress enough the extensive and educational FanDuel library that is helpful if new to the betting game or exploring options of how to shake things up for a longtime bettor. Certainly, by design, the ease of wagering sometimes fuels a bettors’ need to try another and then another.
FanDuel hasn’t experienced many of the growing pains of new sportsbooks, almost landing full-grown in the online sector. The developers obviously paid attention to all that was lacking or being complained about on other sites and did pre-emptive alterations.
ACH / Echeck
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