FanDuel Sportsbook app
The regulated world of online gambling has boomed in the US, and New Jersey in particular, mainly thanks to some excellent mobile sportsbooks. The most popular? Well that would be the FanDuel Sportsbook app for Android & iOS. They have been dominating the licensed download space and for many good reasons. This real wagering Sportsbook app builds on the successful platform the Daily Fantasy Sports operator already had in place. The app is also now available to download and wager on in West Virginia, Indiana and Pennsylvania as well.
We are going to look at the FanDuel mobile Sportsbook app for US players in a lot more detail with our guide on the official app. Below you can see our quick download guide to get the application on to your cell for Android & iPhone. There is also a awesome mobile site for bettors to use too if you don’t want an app installed.
Please Note: As it stands, Google & the Google Play Store will not allow any type of real wagering or gambling apps to be in there in the US. This means you need to download the FanDuel Sportsbook APK direct from the operator; this is the case in New Jersey, Indiana, West Virginia and also Pennsylvania. This is perfectly safe and normal procedure to get an app outside of the Play Store. Google will probably allow the app in the store in the future, but for now, this is the correct and official way to get it on your device.
Lets just throw this out there now, we were massive fans of FanDuel, even before they added a Sportsbook……..Now, it is even better! Same great experience, same great customer support, same security & confidence, but with all the added thrills of real money wagering! If you have played on DFS with FanDuel before, you are going to love the Sportsbook. Existing customers can use their current FanDuel account and log straight in, no need to sign up again. If you do need to join, you can straight on your mobile or online. Make sure you have got your SSN number as well as your name, D.O.B, address, cell and email. Then pick out a username, set a password and you can get started.
FanDuel NJ, IN, WV & PA Mobile
You will need to allow location services on your mobile or tablet. As the app is only legal in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Indiana you need to show that you are in state borders. This is done by clever Geo locating software that picks up your location and pin points you in the State. It works pretty seamlessly and you don’t need to do anything else. You can register at FanDuel from anywhere in the US and see all the markets, scores and lines, but you can only bet within NJ, WV, IN & PA borders and if you are aged 21 and over. FanDuel’s app for Pennsylvania launched in November 2019 and in October 2019 to West Virginia and Indiana bettors. You can download the app from anywhere in the US, and also register but you can only bet in one of the regulated states.
If you don’t use an iPhone or an Android device such as a Samsung, Huawei or Sony, then don’t panic, FanDuel also have a fully functioning mobile site at www.sportsbook.fanduel.com where you can wager from your devices browser. Functionality is the same as the app but, the downloaded version comes with some befits like quick login (Face & Touch ID on iOS) and instant notifications. The site is accessible on all modern cells and tablets.
So what sports are available to bettors? You will find one of the best choices in the regulated US sports betting market. You can wager on: Football, Basketball, MMA, Tennis, Hockey, Soccer, Baseball, Golf, Cycling, Darts, Auto racing, Australian Rules Rugby, Boxing and more to come.
It is quick and simple to join the book and you can be backing your favorite team in no time. You will need your social security number along with address details, email, date of birth and phone number. After registration, you can pick a username then head to the action. Markets are very well covered by the book and you will find everything you could ever want to bet on with FanDuel. This bookie aims to have every way you could possibly want to bet on sports covered, as you can find; Straight Bets, Spread, Futures, In-game Betting, Over-Under, Parlay, Round Robin and Moneyline. The line up is one of the most complete option in any legal NJ sportsbook app. Now there is no need to ever miss getting a wager on again. As long as you are in the State, you can be in the bar, training, in the car……….anywhere!
With a wide choice of wagering options now available to New Jersey & Indiana bettors, books need to offer a stand out promo to get your attention. New players joining FanDuel can get themselves a risk free bet up to $500 when joining at www.sportsbook.fanduel.com . The $500 refund is returned to you in site credit if you lose your first bet and you can expect to get it back within 72 hours.
There are also daily and regular promos available with the app and website. Our pick of the top ones are:
Multi Sport Parlay Insurance – Place a parlay of 4+ legs in any sport. If you hit all legs except 1, get up to $25 back.
$100 Risk Free Casino Offer – New Betfair Casino Customers only. Play your 1st day on Betfair Casino risk free up to $100. As part of Flutter entertainment, Betfair is the sister company to FanDuel.
Daily Odds Boost – Increased prices on a range of sports
We have always loved the clean and easy to use design on the DFS FanDuel app and we are pleased to say, much of the styling has been carried over in to the Sportsbook. The app has been available to WV, NJ, PA & IN bettors for almost 12 months and whilst the design is very similar to launch, the lagging issues and slow to load pages have all been fixed. It is not easy to transition a full online Sportsbook in to a mobile app interface, but FanDuel have executed this perfectly. It just works. It is quick, stylish and reliable. The Android app and iPhone & iPad app are identical in terms of looks and function so don’t panic, you are not missing out on any features.
Looks wise, we are impressed. The design is so clean and uncluttered. New bettors or experienced punters will love the simple layout and how easy it is to navigate around. There are 2 menus on the app, one at the top of the screen to show LIVE wagering opportunities, Promos, then the most popular sports which are MLB, NFL, Tennis, Soccer, Odds Boost & PGA. Located int he bottom menu is the full A-Z of Sports, Betslip access, Casino (Betfair access) and Account. Within the A-Z you will also find a handy Betting guides, T&C’s, Support and Responsible gambling info. If you are new to sports betting, check out the Betting Guide first to give you a heads up on how to bet, what to look for and some handy betting hacks.
What sets the app apart from the competition? Well there are a lot of things we love with this online book. Like any good bookmaker that wants to keep you betting, they need to have a range of features to enhance your wagering experience. Cash Out is one such tool and is available on the app. This feature allows you to settle a bet before the game ends to either lock in winnings or cut your losses. When using Cash Out the ball really is in your court.
In Game wagering is becoming really popular with bettors now and of course, it is available with FanDuel. You will find that the Vig is usually higher for in-game bets but to be fair, this is the case for all books. There is a good range of in play/in game props available like next touchdown scorer, alternate totals and parlays. Soccer fans won’t be disappointing with the in action betting either as you will find markets on final score, leader at each half, goals scored, and several others available to bet on. the In Game wagering is one of the best we have seen with any regulated Sportsbook. It is fast to update and very easy to place your bet.
The Odds Boost option is located in the top menu and the place to head to see boosts for the big games happening. Boosts can happen across the majority of sports and are definitely worth having a glance at to see if you want to back anything. Parlay Insurance is also available with some bets so you can bet and not lose everything should your bet not land.
Lines and odds update very quickly, as do scores when using the app. Actually placing your wager is easy to do too. Just find the market you want to bet on and tap the odds box to add it to your betslip. Add in your stake and press Place Bets button and your done. Keep track of all your wagers in the account section. In here you can update your details as well as seeing your full bet history.
What could be improved on the app?
On the Sportsbook side of the app………….not a huge amount can be improved. We love the design, simplicity and ease at how to use it, but we would love to see visuals on games. A little live ticket and graphic to show what is happening like they get over the pond in Europe………It will be here one day. We would like to see more markets offered up in the future and our major gripe, with all regulated US books is the lack of live streaming. Yes this is a big issue that will one day be addressed but the live streaming of sports is handled by such big media companies, it may be a long time before its available.
Casino access to sister company Betfair is enabled on the app. Whilst this is just a link to the Betfair casino platform, we would love to see the full suite of games integrated in to the app.
FanDuel have always had a great reputation for looking after players and customers and the Sportbook side is no different. You can reach them 24/7, 365 days a year. You will find them on the mobile site and app in the A-Z menu, or in the dedicated support tab on the normal website. There is a set of FAQ’s which will answer most questions, but also a live chat, email facility (email@example.com) and of course over the phone.
FanDuel are regulated in NJ by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, in PA by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, by the Indiana Gaming Commission in IN and also via the West Virginia Lottery in WV.
FanDuel hold an advantage over new regulated operators in the US in that they have been taking payments for their DFS platform for years. They have lots of ways to deposit with the book. It is simple and secure to make deposits and payouts are done in a timely manor.
- Credit Card
- Debit Card
- Sightline Prepaid Card
- Online Transfer
- Cash @ 7-11