What is FanDuel?
FanDuel is one of the biggest names in the world of daily fantasy football – and now it is coming to the UK to offer football fans the chance to win big cash prizes from their knowledge and expertise.
Although the company is based in Edinburgh, it has had most of its success so far in the United States, where FanDuel and DraftKings have a huge proportion of the daily fantasy football market compared to other operators in the market.
The arrival of FanDuel in the UK is therefore big news, with the site likely to make a splash in the industry in the coming weeks and months.
One of the main differences between FanDuel and its daily fantasy football rivals is that your line-up locks as soon as the first game in your chosen contest has kicked off.
While you can make adjustments to your team during the contest in some other games, this is not the case on FanDuel, which claimed that the reason behind this decision is to maintain excitement for later matches.
Another factor involved in locking line-ups once the first game has kicked off is that it prevents players from being able to copy line-ups into other tournaments that are starting later in the day.
Millions in real cash prizes is paid out every week at FanDuel, which was started at the 2009 SXSW Interactive festival and has now has more than a million regular users.
You can also pick your daily fantasy football teams on the move with FanDuel, as the site has its own Android and iOS apps to make sure you can keep updated with all the latest points action.
There are loads of different contests to join at FanDuel, including tournaments that are solely for rookies to allow you to get to grips with how daily fantasy football works on the site.