FanDuel review:

FanDuel

Up to $500 risk-free bet

FanDuel score

Bonus offer
9/10
Betting variety
8/10
Mobile experience
8/10
Payment options
9/10
Betting experience
8/10
Support
9/10
Summary
9/10

FanDuel - The Review

In terms of setting the bar in how to launch a sportsbook, look no further than FanDuel.

It's little wonder the DFS giant have enjoyed such a prosperous start considering they're led by sports betting superpower, Flutter Entertainment (formerly PaddyPower Betfair).

Two heads are better than one as they say and an expert knowledge of the industry backed with an understanding of the market has certainly proved fruitful so far.

On course for sports betting domination? Absolutely.

FanDuel Pros

How are FanDuel already leading the way?

An instant win is the association with PaddyPower Betfair. Experienced in running operations in a variety of countries through a number of different brands, it’s clear the British and Irish betting colossus know what they’re doing. And, boy, does it show!

The go-to US sports betting provider

Available in NJ and PA

Ease of use gets a big tick from us. Sports are listed in an organized manner, same too with types of bet - there’s no chance of not being able to find what it is you’re after. In describing the user interface, think a hot knife through butter - incredibly smooth!


The sportsbook oozes knowledge and expertise in terms of sports betting itself as is clear with the concise and well-put-together Bet Guide.

The spread of sports is vast and even inclusive of some of the lesser known sports like cricket and rugby, guaranteeing something for everybody. Backed up by an extensive range of different types of bet, including in-game wagers, there's a strong sense of not needing to go anywhere else.

Also big on loyalty and rewards, customers can earn bonus wagers built up through a points based system. Players who deposit and play frequently will accrue points and considerable prize amounts via weekly promotions.

FanDuel Cons

Anything they can do to become even better?

The only aspect of the sportsbook we'd raise is not having the ability to adjust the odds format from Americans odds to decimals or fractions, at least from our research.

Course, given the market, the demand such a function is fairly low and there's chance the tool is tucked away somewhere on the site.

But if we’re correct, there’s the chance bettors who prefer to see odds displayed as decimals or fractions could be put off. In truth though, it's tough to criticise what's on the table.

The Bottom Line

Is there a better option for US sports bettors right now? Probably not.

FanDuel have moved ahead of DFS rival DraftKings in New Jersey and are the undisputed market leader. You'd think all was achieved with a whole box of tricks. But actually much of FanDuel's success is owing to some of the more simple things.

A sportsbook that ticks all the boxes

In paying close attention to customer service, offering more markets and wagers than anybody else, a clean and easy user interface and early payouts, FanDuel, in keeping with their name, have put fans first to produce a sportsbook that ticks all the boxes and prioritises the needs of the everyday sports bettor.

FanDuel FAQ

How do I download the FanDuel app?

The FanDuel app is compatible for both Apple and Android devices. iPhone users need to head to the App Store. Due to Google not permitting gambling apps in its Play Store, Android users need to download via an internet browser and follow the 5 short steps.

How do I create a FanDuel betting account?

By clicking on any one of the green “Claim” buttons on this page, you’ll be taken directly to the registration page. Simply enter your personal details, create sign-in details, provide contact details and you’ll have yourself a brand new sports betting account with FanDuel.

Can I use the same wallet for sports betting and casino?

Yes. Although you’ll need to play from two separate sites/apps (FanDuel sportsbook and Betfair Casino), you can use the same wallet to deposit, withdraw and play from.

Which states have an online FanDuel sportsbook active?

At the time of writing, FanDuel is live in New Jersey and Pennsylvania only. In order to place a legal sports wager at either sportsbook, you need to be physically located within state lines.

How do I receive my FanDuel bonus?

Deposit your first amount of between $10 and $500. Place your first wager equal to that amount. Should you win, you will receive the winnings from the odds given, as normal. However, should you lose, you receive the value of your bet in bonus or site credits (not cash) for you to play again. This type of bonus (deposit bonus) acts as a safety net but requires a deposit first, hence the name.

FanDuel Sportsbook Promo Code 2019

Up to $500 risk-free bet

The risk-free bet up to $500 for all new customers has clearly caught the eye of many and why wouldn't it!

To take advantage of such a generous offer, all you have to do once you've signed up is make a first deposit of between $1 and $500 (the higher the better but any amount makes you eligible).

Should your bet win, you receive your winnings relevant to your stake as normal.

Should you lose however, FanDuel will pay your initial deposit back into your betting purse within 72 hours for you to wager again - a win-win situation if ever I've heard one!

It’s an offer that has set a precedent among rival sportsbooks hoping they too will gain the same traction. But FanDuel are ahead of the game in that respect.

Follow these 3 simple steps to qualify for your bonus:

  1. Fill-in personal information to complete account registration
  2. Make a first deposit up to $500 and bet with that amount
  3. Lose wager and FanDuel will refund amount, in full, into your account

FanDuel Casino

FanDuel have expanded its offerings across all three gambling verticals: Daily Fantasy Sports, sports betting and casino too.

Their online casino is courtesy of partners Betfair and accessible from the top menu of the sportsbook homepage via a direct link.

The FanDuel sportsbook and Betfair Casino are linked together, meaning you can access both with the same username and password and share a wallet for betting and gambling. The two sites/apps, available for Apple and Android, are separate however.

Fan Duel Betfair

FanDuel sportsbook users wanting to play casino games will be redirected to Betfair Casino

FanDuel Casino No Deposit Bonus

Free $30 no deposit bonus

FREE MONEY ALERT! FREE MONEY ALERT!

Upon successfully opening a casino account with Betfair/FanDuel and using promo code PLAY30, new players will receive a free $30 no deposit bonus.

A no fuss, no questions asked $30 will make its way into your account without having to make a deposit meaning you're ready to throw some chips down from moment one.

Follow these 3 simple steps to qualify for your FREE bonus:

  1. Fill-in personal information to complete account registration
  2. Use promo code PLAY30 to qualify for bonus
  3. Your free $30 should be transferred to your new account almost instantly

FanDuel deposit bonus

BIG would be one word to describe FanDuel's deposit bonus.

New players can earn themselves not $100, not $1000 but up to $2,500 when making their first deposit, the most substantial bonus offered across NJ.

Using the same promo code PLAY30, deposit any amount, from a minimum of $10 to the maximum of $2,500, into your account and it will be matched 100% by the casino.

Such a sizeable bonus comes with high turnover requirements, as you'd imagine, e.g. slot games (20x), roulette games (40x), all other games (200x).

Follow these 3 simple steps to qualify for your matched bonus:

  1. Fill-in personal information to complete account registration
  2. Make first deposit of between $10 and $2,500 and proceed to wager
  3. Your first deposit amount will be matched and paid into your account
New Jersey and Pennsylvania players - What you need to know
  • NJ/PA residency not required to sign-up - players can create account outside of state borders
  • Must be physically located in state lines to play for real money and qualify for promotions
  • Location will be verified by Geolocation software in-built to your device
  • Players must be 21 years old at least to gamble

FanDuel Sportsbook Mobile App

With FanDuel being leaders in daily fantasy sports and Paddy Power Betfair possessing all the know-how and experience of the sports betting world, delivering an app of the highest standard was almost a given and they haven’t disappointed.

One of the first things to catch our eye was the likeness between the app and the desktop site, which is almost identical and will be appreciated by bettors who frequently switch between laptop and mobile when betting.

Shortcuts have been implemented to guide bettors to the sport of their choice, which personalizes the app instantly, speeds up the process of betting and makes you want to check back to see what’s next on offer.

Perhaps most significant though, you are able to register directly through the app. This means you don’t have the hassle of visiting a physical sportsbook to create an account, a big drawback for many of the apps coming on the market.

FanDuel - Banking options

Deposit methods

Are we allowed to get excited about payment methods? Good because we are.

With regards to making transferring funds to your betting purse as straightforward and stress-free as possible you won't find many sportsbooks that do this as well as FanDuel.

From credit/debit card to check, there’s a means of paying to suit everyone.

  • Credit/debit card
  • FanDuel Prepaid Card
  • Paypal
  • ACH (echeck)
  • Online bank transfer
  • PayNearMe
  • Check

Withdrawal methods

We’ve all come across those betting sites quite happy to inhale your money but not so good at coughing up when you win. Not the case at FanDuel; the ability to withdraw funds is almost as seamless as putting money in with various options available.

  • ACH (echeck)
  • Check
  • FanDuel Pre-Paid Card
  • Paypal

Customer Support

We can think of so many betting sites that trip up at the final hurdle but it’s safe to say FanDuel isn’t one of them. Customer service options are wide-ranging and, most importantly, available around the clock.

It’s likely the Live Chat function will help you solve the majority of issues but, if not, reaching a member of the FanDuel Support team by phone should do the trick.

If you’re a fan of documenting things the old way, you can send a letter too, though don't expect the matter to be sorted as quick!

  • Live Chat
  • E-mail
  • Phone
  • Letter

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