FanDuel FAQs

Some of the most frequently asked questions about FanDuel all in one place with the answers you have been looking for! So you can stop scanning the web and just scroll down below..

• What is FanDuel?
• How does FanDuel work?
• When did Fanduel start in UK?
• Is there a FanDuel App?
• Can I create a FanDuel contest?
• What happens if a contest is full?
• What type of contests can I play?
• Is FanDuel a website or an App?
• How did Fanduel start?
• Which countries allow FanDuel?
• What real life tournaments does FanDuel UK support?
• Is FanDuel legal?
• How does Fanduel scoring work?
• How does FanDuel pay you?
• How can I make a withdrawal?
• When will I get paid by Fanduel?
• What is the minimum deposit required to play FanDuel?
• How do I find out how my lineup is doing?
• How do I win at FanDuel?
• Are FanDuel winnings taxed?
• How does a friend referral work?
• What is the best FanDuel promo code?
• Can I challenge a friend on FanDuel?

What is FanDuel?
FanDuel UK is a web-based fantasy football game that allows players to compete in weekly (sometimes daily) contests. Users are required to build teams of 11 fantasy football players, under a salary cap format, to compete with other real life players to win cash prizes. Scoring is based on real life footballing events

FanDuel is recognised as a game of skill and not gambling and is currently based on matches across the English Premier League and UEFA Champions League.

How does FanDuel work?
Check out How to Play FanDuel to see exactly how it works.

When did Fanduel start in UK?
FanDuel officially launched in UK in August 2016 after successfully applying for a gambling licence in UK. The company, originally founded in Scotland, had before this only catered for the US and Canadian market.

Is there a FanDuel App?
Yes. FanDuel has an official app for both Android and the Appstore.

How does a FanDuel Contest work?

FanDuel UK “Contests” come in various forms. Play for free, play for just a few quid or go crazy and bet it all in big roller cash games. Some contests offer prizes for top half finishes others only reward the most elite winners. Simply choose a contest that suits your requirements in the Contests Lobby HERE to start playing.

Can I create a FanDuel contest?
Not yet. This is a feature in the US version of the game but at present is not available for UK players.

What happens if a contest is full?
Unfortunately you cannot enter and will have to wait until the next week or simply find another contest for the same week.

What type of contests can I play?

Contest Types Descriptions
Top Half Wins Finish in the top half of contests to win cash
Guaranteed Contests These are guaranteed to take place – regardless of the amount of players that enter
Fill up Contests Will only run if the minimum number of entries are received

Is FanDuel a website or an App?
It’s both.

How did Fanduel start?
For a full history of Fanduel and the relationship with DraftKings visit our blog post HERE

Which countries allow FanDuel?
Currently FanDuel UK is only available to play for UK residents. Any attempt to access the game from outside of the UK is a violation of FanDuel terms and conditions and could lead to immediate account termination and loss of winnings.

What real life tournaments does FanDuel UK support?
English Premier League
UEFA Champions League

Is FanDuel legal?
Yes FanDuel is legal in the UK and as of April 2016 was recognised as a game of skill not gambling in most US states.

How does Fanduel scoring work?
For a full run down on FanDuel’s unique scoring and rules check out FanDuel vs Fantasy Premier League. Alternatively check out how FanDuel themselves explain it here.

Points are scored as shown below.

Action Points
Goal Scored 15
Assist 7
Shot on Target 5
Successful Tackle 2
Chance Created 3
Interception 1.5
Clearance 1
Shot Blocked 2
Foul Drawn 0.5
5 Successful Passes 0.25
Missed Penalty -5
Own Goal -5
Yellow Card -1
Red Card -5
Clean Sheet for GK 10
Saved Penalty for GK 6
Save for GK 3
Goal Conceded for GK -1

How does FanDuel pay you?
You are required to assign a bank card to your FanDuel account when you sign up for the first time. Deposits will be taken from here, and withdrawals allocated. You should see any winnings earned in your account immediately following the climax of that gameweek. In the top right hand corner of your Fanduel lobby your current account balance is always visible. By clicking on the My Account section you will also see any potential bonus payments due. Currently to withdraw funds on the UK FanDuel game you are required to email customer support at uksupport@fanduel.com with the amount you wish to withdraw and you should expect to see the winnings in your account within approximately 7 days.

How can I make a withdrawal?
See answer above

When will I get paid by Fanduel?
After a request has been submitted to uksupport@fanduel.com it will usually take 2 days to receive a response and then approximately 7 days for your requested balance to be transferred into your bank account.

What is the minimum deposit required to play FanDuel?
The minimum deposit in UK is £10.00. The maximum deposit allowed is £50,000.00

How do I find out how my lineup is doing?
During any on-going gameweek, scores are updated in real time. To check on the status of your team throughout this time navigate to the “live” toolbar where you will see a list of all ongoing games. By clicking on the drop down arrow for each game you will see your current team and their accrued points. Clicking an individual player will allow you to see a breakdown of how they have scored so far.

How do I win at FanDuel?
Simply your combined team score must be more than anybody else’s. Winning is relative however. For some the enjoyment of the game is a win in itself. For most (me included) it’s about how much money can my fantasy footballing skills make me each on contest I enter. If the latter, to win money it will often vary by contest but usually placing in the top 50% or above will ensure you are quids in. For more info about how to win visit the “Rules” tab within your desired contest.

Are FanDuel winnings taxed?
No, all winnings are tax free in UK

How does a friend referral work?
If a friend signs up using your username as their promotional code, you will both receive a £5 free bonus automatically in your accounts as soon as your friend has completed their first contest. There are many other promo codes available too.

What is the best FanDuel promo code?
Promotions are likely to change throughout the year so for the most current promo codes available my advice would be…Google it! That’s what I did when I started.

Can I challenge a friend on FanDuel?
Unfortunately the UK FanDuel site does not yet allow you to do so but sign up to our regular newsletter and we will keep you informed of any changes to the rules and options available for the game.

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