Most of you will be familiar with fantasy sports. Whether you play with your friends, dedicate hours to the statistics, or you’re just a fan of The League – the chances are, you’ve come across it.
In regular fantasy – Fantasy Premier League for example – you assemble your line-up at the beginning of the season and make small changes every week, right up until the end of the campaign. Some of us stick with it, most of us lose patience by the time Fairytale of New York comes back on the radio.
Daily Fantasy Sports are a little bit different.
What Are Daily Fantasy Sports?
Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) are very like those classic fantasy formats but with a key difference. As the name suggests, you can build new line-ups every single day.
Unlike regular fantasy sports, you aren’t confined to just one team – a player is free to create multiple line-ups.
There’s another significant difference that sets DFS apart – there are cash games and guaranteed pots to be won every day.
You can enter your line-ups into real money games and your cumulative points will determine your final standing at the end of a contest. Contests can span just one match, one day of matches or even a week.
For instance, you could select your line-ups from players competing in a single Monday night match, across Saturday matches or even over the entire weekend of action. It’s entirely up to you.
Depending on your position and the game type you’ve entered – winner takes all, top three etc – you stand to win cash prizes. If money isn’t your be-all and end-all, there are any amount of free games to play purely for fun.
Unlike classic fantasy sports, there is no season long commitment, so you can play as often or as little as you like.
PlayON is a leading regulated Daily Fantasy Sports provider. Licensed and regulated by the U.K Gambling Commission, PlayON draws players from over 100 countries.
Daily Fantasy Sports has enjoyed major success across the Atlantic and if you’re a U.S sports fan, you’ll almost certainly be familiar with some of the big names in the industry. DFS hasn’t yet reached the same popularity outside of North America, but it’s a rapidly growing pursuit and PlayON was one of the first operators to start up in Europe.
All data and statistics are provided by Opta and STATS – world leaders in the field – and are updated across all of our sports in real time.
PlayON offers the Daily Fantasy experience across the world’s three biggest sports: Premier League and Champions League football, NBA basketball and cricket – with T20 tournaments and one day internationals all available to play.
Over the coming months we’ll be adding even more to the roster, so watch the space.
What’s On Offer?
With PlayON, there are various freeplay, freeroll, cash and guaranteed pot games on offer. These range from one-one-challenges, to large multiplayer games, to user-created contests.
In terms of rewards, every week there are thousands in guaranteed prizes to be won.
Data nerds, poker players, sports jocks and traditional fantasy players are all well equipped to put their skill and know-how to the test in Daily Fantasy Sports.
How Do I Get Started?
You can get started with PlayON in three easy steps.
PlayON will be providing a series of articles for Pundit Arena, giving you opinion, analysis and debate on all things fantasy football and Premier League.
Keep an eye out too for our PlayON Pro, Tom Fenley – the official Fantasy Premier League champion of 2013/14 – who will be lending his expert fantasy tips and insight over the coming weeks.