Last Updated: 2 December 2021

Great all-round sportsbook with plenty of betting markets and promos to entice new and existing users

Bonuses and Promos

Our analysis of the welcome offer and any other featured sports betting promos, including any OddsIndex exclusives

41/50

Deposit and Withdrawals

Our assessment of the signup process as well as the banking options offered by sportsbooks for depositing and withdrawing funds

50/50

Mobile App

Our take on the mobile betting experience for iOS and Android devices

43/50

Betting Options

Our breakdown of the betting menu and a brief analysis of vig levels across the main US sports

44/50
Pros
Good variety of betting markets and products such as Same Game Parlays
Cool promos including a welcome offer of up to $1000
Highly-rated mobile app for both iOS and Android
Cons
Limited live streaming options
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Summary

As you’d expect from a billion-dollar organization, FanDuel has been able to put together a professional sports betting site with a clean design and easy navigation. Like its closest competitor, DraftKings, it has brought its DFS branding through to its sportsbook, so it will feel familiar to its existing player base.

That’s a good start, but the real test is in what sort of odds and markets FanDuel has to offer. One of the first things that I wanted to check was the size of the sportsbook, using the NJ site as an example. They offer a broad – if not market-leading – selection of sports with extensive depth, so I was able to happily check out the odds on everything from the major leagues like the NFL, NBA, and NHL, through to less frequently seen sports like table tennis, Aussie rules, and darts.

Their collection of promotions is subject to change, but at the time of writing FanDuel had a good spread of offers to take advantage of. I particularly like the flexibility that is offered with the welcome bonus, and it should suit a lot of bettors.

Bonuses

The terms of FanDuel's welcome bonus are easy enough to understand, and you won’t have to jump through any hoops to take advantage of the offer. Simply register for a new player account, make a deposit, and then place your first bet for any amount between $10 and $1,000.

If the wager wins, you’ll be paid out normally as with any other bet. But the crucial point is that if the wager loses, the amount you staked will be refunded to your account within 24 hours of settlement. It’s marketed as a “risk-free” bet, which I’d say isn’t strictly accurate – after all, you still have to lose your money to take advantage of the offer – but the 24-hour turnaround for reimbursements is better than some other similar offers out there.

I do like that the wagering requirements for the welcome bonus are just 1x. That is, you have to play through the bonus amount you claim once, which is lower than many other US sportsbooks. The playthrough on DraftKings’ welcome offer, for example, is 5x – that’s a sizeable difference and a big win in favor of FanDuel.

You’ll find a good spread of other bonuses too. If you place a three-leg or more parlay on an NFL game, you get a refund in site credit if your wager loses. There are similar bonuses for the NHL and the UFC too, as well as the First Basket Friday promotion, where you’re rewarded with $1 for every three-pointer scored (by both teams) in a specific NBA game. The terms of the offer are slightly long-winded, but it’s a good promo for any Warriors fans who are thinking of backing their team anyway.

Depositing and Withdrawing

You’ll need to pay close attention to the payment and withdrawal options available to you on FanDuel, as they differ between states. For example, in many states, Visa and MasterCard can be used to make a deposit, but they can’t be used for withdrawals. That could prove inconvenient for anyone who doesn’t rely on PayPal or similar.

Some of the more universal payment methods available across the country include:

  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Prepaid card
  • PayNearMe
  • Online banking
  • Wire transfer
  • eCheck
  • Check

Withdrawal times are good, (unless you’re paying by check):

Withdrawal method Expected time
PayPal Up to 48 hours
Venmo Up to 48 hours
Prepaid card Up to 48 hours
Online Banking Three to five business days
Check 7-10 business days

Typically, the minimum withdrawal is $25 per transaction, and there is a maximum withdrawal of $10,000 per request, although that could be increased with a wire transfer.

I found it quick and easy to sign up for an account, and I was only asked to provide basic details (name, address, date of birth, SSN). This process also verifies your identity, so there’s no need to provide further documentation.

You can access FanDuel’s responsible gambling page through the ribbon at the top of the website, as is the standard these days. All the usual options are there: daily, weekly, and monthly deposit limits; self-exclusion; timeouts; contest entry alerts. FanDuel also has a feature called Reality Check, which will give you reminders of the time and money you’ve spent, a feature not offered by many other sportsbooks.

The Mobile App

You can download the FanDuel app on Android and iOS, and much like the website, it’s well laid out and easy to navigate. On the home screen you’ll find a bunch of quick links at the top of the page, through which you can view all the markets for particular sports, as well as promos, boosts, and live bets. It’s a simple layout but it makes it easy to find specific sports or markets.

The rest of the home screen is taken up with the big games of the day and the markets available on them. Another slider lets you switch between sports and see at a glance what games are scheduled. If you’re still struggling to find the sports you’re looking for, you can simply view a list of all sports using the menu at the bottom of the screen.

You can watch live streams with FanDuel too, which is a huge benefit if you want to bet on live action. Sports like ice hockey, tennis, darts, and more are available to watch, with the action displayed in a clever way that allowed me to select from the in-play odds that are shown below the video playback screen.

FanDuel Screenshots

The FanDuel app’s ease of use and simple layout are clearly a hit with sports bettors because it’s currently rated 4.7 stars out of five on Google Play, and 4.8 out of five on the App Store.

Betting Options

FanDuel largely concentrate on the major US sports, as you would expect: the major leagues and college sports are all front and center on the website’s home screen. If you’re looking to place a Spread, Moneyline, or Total bet on one of the day’s ball games, you’ll be able to that in just two or three clicks.

Beyond that, there’s a broad selection of other sports available to bet on too. Everything from Aussie rules to table tennis is covered, so it’s likely that you’ll be able to find the sports you’re looking for. There’s also a racebook for those in New Jersey, too. You might be able to find one or two sports elsewhere that aren’t available on FanDuel (lacrosse, pool), but it covers most bases.

One of the most pleasing features of FanDuel’s product is the depth of their betting markets in major sports. If I take the NBA as an example, there’s the standard moneyline, point spread, and over/under options. But there are also stacks of player props including points, rebounds, assists and three-pointers, team props, match parlays, and specific markets for each half and quarter of the game.

Using the Same Game Parlay tool, I was able to build my own bets easily, which is something that can get messy on other sites. For the NFL, I could combine all manner of options, including moneyline, spread, and total points with first/anytime touchdown scorer, quarter winner, total points per half, and so on.

The best sports betting sites make it simple to place a wager, and FanDuel has nothing to fear from the competition in this respect. It took just three clicks for me to go from the homepage to the NFL and to select the Tampa Bay Buccaneers moneyline selection, and a fourth to confirm my wager after entering the stake. It’s quick, easy, and removes the hassle of placing a bet – not all online sportsbooks can say the same.

Odds Comparison

It would be unfair to call this site either the best or worst sportsbook in terms of the odds they offer. I found some good odds on here, and others that left me underwhelmed, so I would recommend comparing to another betting site before placing a wager, at least until you get a feel for the areas where they are most competitive.

A look at how FanDuel’s vig compares to their competitors confirms that they are about average when it comes to the value they offer:

  • The juice on the NBA is 4.0% on Moneyline bets and 4.5% on Totals and Spreads – all industry standard, and you won’t find any other sportsbooks that offer noticeably better.
  • Same goes for the NFL: there’s a 4.0% hold on Moneyline bets, and 4.5% on Total and Spread bets. The difference here is that DraftKings – FanDuel’s closest rival – has a vig of 6.3% on NFL Moneyline bets, so there’s a big incentive towards FanDuel for any DFS players crossing over to sports betting.
  • There’s a bit more variance between sportsbooks when it comes to the NHL, and FanDuel is slightly worse in these markets. The juice on Spread bets is 5.0%, worse than all but three of the ten other sportsbooks I compared. They’re more competitive on Moneyline and Total bets, but still slightly below average.

The Differences Between States

FanDuel has taken the bull by the horns and rapidly expanded across many of the American states where sports betting has been legalized. Here’s a quick guide to the states in which you can currently use FanDuel.

  • Online
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • West Virginia
  • Arizona
  • Indiana
  • Colorado
  • Illinois
  • Tennessee
  • Iowa
  • Virginia
  • Michigan

Retail

  • Arizona (Phoenix Suns Footprint Center)
  • Connecticut (Mohegan Sun)
  • Illinois (FanDuel Sportsbook & Par-a-Dice Casino)
  • Indiana (Blue Chip Casino & Belterra Casino)
  • Iowa (Diamond Jo Casino)
  • Michigan (Motor City Casino)
  • Mississippi (IP Casino Resort & Sam’s Town Tunica)
  • New Jersey (Ballys & Meadowlands)
  • New York (Tioga Downs)
  • Pennsylvania (Live Casino Penn/Philly & Valley Forge Casino)
  • West Virginia (The Greenbrier)

When you want to use the FanDuel site or app, you will need to download the GeoComply Plugin so that they can determine your location using your device’s GPS.

You can use the same FanDuel app across state lines, although it should be said that the promotions and bonuses that are offered may differ according to where you live. That said, the actual layout and design of the website/app remains the same wherever you are.

The Differences Between States

When you want to use the FanDuel site or app, you will need to download the GeoComply Plugin so that they can determine your location using your device’s GPS.

You can use the same FanDuel app across state lines, although it should be said that the promotions and bonuses that are offered may differ according to where you live. That said, the actual layout and design of the website/app remains the same wherever you are.

Map of Sportsbook operationsAlaskaHawaiiAlabamaArkansasArizonaCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareFloridaGeorgiaIowaIdahoIllinoisIndianaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMassachusettsMarylandMaineMichiganMinnesotaMissouriMississippiMontanaNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaNebraskaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNevadaNew YorkOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVirginiaVermontWashingtonWisconsinWest VirginiaWyomingDistrict Of Columbia

Operations in New Jersey

Available online and retail (Ballys & Meadowlands)

What Other Betting Products Do They Offer?

FanDuel began life as a daily fantasy sports platform, and they continue to offer DFS games alongside their other channels. These include a racebook (exclusive to New Jersey for now) and an online casino, which features roulette, blackjack, slots, video poker, and live dealer games.

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