Year established: 2014
Mobile compatible: Yes
Jurisdiction: United States
Overall rating: C
Recommended: For recreational players
FantasyDraft sits in the area of sports betting known as Fantasy Sports, where you enter competitions by choose players and/or a team, with huge prizes to be won if your team performs the best out of a large pool of players. Each player has a salary cap to ‘purchase’ their chosen players, who cost different amounts. For example, a high quality player who’s likely to perform well will cost more, meaning that if he does, you don’t get as many points (as this was expected). The trick is to choose a team which massively outperforms the salary costs – and if this happens you can easily walk away with tens of thousands of dollars. This site joins a couple of other big players in this area of sports betting as one of the leaders in the industry, and it prides itself on basically offering commission-free play – money to buy entries to competitions is 100% converted into winnings for players. The bookmaker launched in 2014 and has been rapidly growing ever since, being primarily focused on the US market. For Americans, its important to be aware that some stated are banned from FantasyDraft.
FantasyDraft can allow you to draft or pick team line ups for a range of sports, including American Football, Golf, Baseball, Basketball and Ice Hockey. For each of these are a range of different competitions that you can enter for different ticket prices, with last varying lengths of time and have different competition requirements that you need to fulfil. New contests can even be created by players, to give an overall decent level of depth to betting on the site. Unlike its two competitor sites in this type of betting, unfortunately FantasyDraft doesn’t current offer any promotions for players to utilise, but hopefully this is something that is changed in the future. The bookmaker solely focused on Fantasy Sports, and as a result it doesn’t offer other forms of online betting services. You can explore upcoming competitions, and also review contests that you’ve bought an entry ticket to as they play out (you can’t change players once the game has started though) to see how you fair in relation to other players. You can win money if you finishing in a top number of selected positions at the end of the game.
Live Betting isn’t a part of FantasyDraft at the current time as a result of the type of sports betting services that it offers.
FantasyDraft doesn’t currently offer a Casino or Live Casino as part of its online platform.
Usability of the Site
FantasyDraft is a highly polished website that has been designed with the Drafting style Fantasy Sports in mind, and is logical and intuitive for customers to navigation the large number of competitions and markets. Customers can use Visa, MasterCard and PayPal to deposit and withdraw funds, and can easily review all of their entries to competitions in their own customer account area. As this is a reasonably new type of sports betting that is massively growing in places outside of UK, it would make sense to provide some walkthrough information to new customers on the site, as beginners may not be sure where to start.
In conclusion, FantasyDraft is focused on the Fantasy Sports type of online betting, and in this area its really ticking all the boxes. The site could look to provide better value to customers and draw new one’s in with various promotions and loyalty cashback offers, and this would surely drive growth to the business and allow it to continue to expand. Additionally, it would be great to see addition betting services added in the future aside to add further depth to the platform.
– Safe and reliable reputation;
– Most US players accepted;
– Extensive daily fantasy sports options and tournament types;
– Excellent coverage of national & international sports;
– Flexible Lineup Construction;
– Tier-based rewards incentivize players;
– Beginner-friendly contests exclude experienced players;
– Free contest entry with your first deposit;
– A reliable and proven DFS alternative to larger hosts;
– Clean interface simplifies contest management;
– Rake-free contests based on a monthly subscription model;
– Lucrative referral program;
– Highly-rated iOS App;
– Best-in-class customer support.
– Slight learning curve;
– Some contests have a hard time filling;
– Fewer contests with massive payouts;
– Infrequent freerolls compared to more big DFS hosts;
– Supplemental player content isn’t the best quality;
– Doesn’t do much to differentiate itself for players.
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