FanDuel NY, known for being a top fantasy sports site, is now taking on the sports betting world, with plenty of free-to-play games that have real cash prizes.
Whilst it may not be wholly unique, FanDuel does offer the largest selection of free-to-play games. These are opportunities for players to win money without the need to deposit any.
One of their most popular is the Ringer Win Totals Pick’em. All you need to do to enter is pick win totals for 14 NBA teams every week during the season, in addition to picking the scoring title champ. Doing so could net you a chance at winning $5,000 in prizes!
FanDuel NY advertises they offer an impressive 19 markets for sports betting, which is more than the likes of Caesars NY. However, there are more than 19 markets available because many like their motorsport section cover numerous sports like Formula 1 and NASCAR.
Here is a comprehensive list of the markets you will find:
To compare odds, we took a look a look at the MLB fixture between the Los Angeles Dodgers vis the Colorado Rockies. On the Moneyline, FanDuel NY offered odds of -210 for the Dodgers and +176 for the Rockies. The odds given for the Dodgers were +10 better than DraftKings NY (-220) and the same as BetMGM NY (-210).
As for the odds on the Rockies, FanDuel NY offered better than Bet MGM (+170) and was just short of the odds that DraftKings gave by -4 (+180).
This shows that quite often, they do have better prices than their competitors, but that even when they offer lower odds, they’re still within a competitive range. Plus, with the option of Odds Boosts, they sometimes even enhance the odds you see for featured games, giving you a better return should you win.
As it stands, FanDuel NY is one of a select few to have been given the license to launch their mobile sports betting app in NY. This follows the passing of legislation that legalized online sports betting in NY on January 8th, 2022.
It is also one of the only sportsbook companies that have its headquarters in New York City.
FanDuel also operates at the Tioga Downs brick-and-mortar casino in Nichols, NY, which is licensed and regulated by the New York State Gaming Commission.
The main bonus currently being offered to new customers as a welcome to FanDuel offer is:
There is also the possibility to earn more site credit for both new and existing customers by referring a friend. If they use your referral to sign up, and then deposit and wager at least $10, both of you are rewarded with $50 each.
Referral credits appear in your account within 72 hours, but there is a maximum of $500 that can be earned, meaning only 10 referrals. However, you can’t use bonus funds you have earned to act as the $10 minimum that must be wagered.
As well as the free-to-play games we mentioned earlier, there are a number of other promotions available too. These are available to both new and existing customers.
Firstly, there is the Same Game Parlay +. This allows you to select multiple bets from your first game, and then add additional bets from other games or sports, as long as they have the “SGP” label on them. This type of wager equates to more chances to win big.
The second promotion that FanDuel NY have is the feature to cash out your bet early. This is available on specific markets, which are clearly labeled so that you’re aware before you place your stake. Essentially, if you’re nervous about a particular result going your way or maybe a key player gets injured halfway through a game, then you have the assurance of the knowledge that you can cash out early.
It’s important we clarify that this won’t be for the full amount of the bet: it’s a reduced offer. Nonetheless, it can be the difference between walking away with a profit, albeit a small one, or altogether losing your entire stake.
FanDuel has one of the largest offerings of payment methods of all NY sportsbooks. Find all the information you need to know about deposits below:
|Method||Min. Deposit||Max. Deposit||Deposit Fees||Processing Time|
|Debit/Credit Card||$10||$2,500 for Credit Card||N/a||Instant|
|Wire Transfer||$10||$10,000||$15 for wire deposits less than $1,000||Processed Same Day if before 1:30 pm|
|Green Dot MoneyPak||$10||$10,000||There is no deposit fee with MoneyPak though the card itself costs $5.95||Up to 1 hour|
|PayNearMe||$10||$500 per day||$3.99 per transaction||Instant|
|FanDuel Racing Prepaid Card||$10||$10,000||$5 per transaction||Instant|
|Gift Cards||$10||$10,000||N/a||Dependant on Provider|
|Money Orders/Checks||$10||$10,000||N/a||Same Day once received|
You can set your own deposit limits as part of FanDuel’s efforts to tackle problem gambling.
For withdrawals, you can only take out your own funds, you aren’t able to withdraw the bonus or promotional funds. Here are the methods you can use for withdrawing your money:
|Method||Min. Withdrawal||Max. Withdrawal||Processing Time|
|PayPal||$10||$5,000||Up to 49 hours|
|Prepaid Card||$10||$10,000||Up to 48 hours|
|Online Banking||$10||$10,000||3-5 business days|
|Check||$10||$10,000||Up to 14 days|
For withdrawals above the limits above, you must contact customer support. You should also know, that you can only withdraw via methods that you have deposited with.
FanDuel NY has one of the most user-friendly layouts of any sportsbooks we’ve previously reviewed. The desktop site is so easy to navigate, you can find everything you need with a simple click.
Account details can be found at the top right, promotions are always shown at the top if available to you, your bet slip is on the right-hand side and a list of all sports is down the left. You can then see live and featured games in the middle of the screen. In addition, there is also a handy “Popular” section that lists the main sports, plus links to your refer-a-friend page, and free-to-play games.
In terms of signing up, it asks you right away if you would like to sign up or log in. Promisingly, it’s a very simple process that takes just minutes to complete. Alternatively, you can choose to signup or log in later, so you can browse everything they have to offer in the meanwhile as a casual onlooker.
The FanDuel app is one of the best we at sports betting have ever seen. It is so intuitive and easy to use! The accessibility makes betting with FanDuel NY extremely simple and user-friendly.
Their app is available on both Apple’s App Store for iOS devices and the Google Play Store for Android users.
You can contact customer support via email. A nice touch to this feature, though, is that they tell you on the page in real-time how long it takes for an average response. Currently at the time of writing it is 12 hours, which is much quicker than the 48 hours many suggest it will take to reply to your query.
We tested the service out a couple of times, sending queries back and forth. It may have been dependent on the time of the day, but we got replies back quicker than the suggested time for each query. In addition, each reply was extremely helpful. It’s how we got some of the information for this review that wasn’t even published on the site.
There is also a live chat feature too, should you need more immediate help. The response there was pretty much instant following a very short wait to be connected with an agent.
|FanDuel||2009||Flutter Entertainment||Amy Howe||New York City, NY|
FanDuel NY prides itself on its security. It is one of the core reasons they provide for being America’s #1 sportsbook, although that title is self-proclaimed.
They have a dedicated security team to tackle any threats, and to date, they’ve not announced any breaches. This is in part to the encryption software they use to prevent fraudulent activities. It has also been awarded all relevant licenses as well and is regulated by the appropriate bodies in each state it operates in, meaning your money is as secure there as it is in a bank.
FanDuel is possibly the best sportsbook in NY right now. They offer more deposit methods than anyone else, they offer better if not extremely competitive odds compared to other operators and they have an excellent record in terms of security. With free-to-play games as well and regular promotions, it gives you some of the best chances at making the most of your experiences without costing you the Earth.
Android and iOS devices
Via email or their live chat service.
NBA, MLB, Golf, NHL, and soccer are the most popular sports available.
There are three different free-to-play games available:
Captain Morgan Soccer Pick ’em
Ringer Win Totals Pick’em
Yes, FanDuel NY does have an option to view events that include teams local to NY.