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A few years ago, DraftKings and FanDuel were synonymous with fantasy sports. But ever since the likes of FanTeam arrived on the scene, things have changed. This European company presents itself as a dual threat. As in, they have both a DFS site and a sportsbook. Today, Gambla will be reviewing both aspects of FanTeam and bringing you the findings.
If you’re looking for essential info about leagues, tournaments, and prize pools, you’ve come to the right place. In addition, we’ll discuss payments and other technical stuff too. Let’s begin, shall we?
Even though we live in the age of mobile gameplay, many of us still play DFS on our PCs. That’s why Gambla rates versatile sites very highly. FanTeam earned its high rating by making DFS easy for beginners. Sure, the ins and outs aren’t easy, but at least the UI is easy to use for beginners. And when you start digging a bit more, it gets even more straightforward.
We liked how the sections are just Popular, Sports, and Leagues. And that’s it. There’s no need to complicate things or add unnecessary filters. Sure, we like tidy lobbies with lots of content, but simplicity is often the best solution. Another thing we liked was the algorithm. Basically, the more you play, the better suggestions you’ll see. But it’s user-friendly no matter how many DFS leagues you join.
Thanks to the black-green-yellow combo, visibility is high, too. Overall, our team didn’t have trouble scrolling through player-created leagues. The so-called Drag n’Gos are showcased the same way as official tourneys. Kudos to FanTeam for pushing community content.
FanTeam has a DFS & sportsbook app, but its availability depends on which state you’re in. Since our team members are all over the US, we tested several versions. And we have to say, it’s a treat to use the app. It’s available on both iOS and Android. To download it, head to the App Store or Play Store and select the first search result. Just wait for it to download, log in, and you’re good to go.
Design-wise, it’s a scaled-down version of the PC site. Gambla won’t complain, though, since the front end is perfectly malleable. Frequent updates are another plus, but they mostly revolve around performance. Nevertheless, we don’t mind because the original platform was a success from the get-go.
But before you create an account, check the FanTeam website and see if there’s a download link. Even if there isn’t one, the mobile browser version is more than suitable for regular gameplay. Tablets support it too.
The Gambla verdict is, obviously, a positive one.
The exact list of payment methods at FanTeam depends on your state. We know it’s a bit of a nothing-burger, but that’s how it is. Because this DFS site is available in more than a dozen states, it doesn’t have the same roster everywhere.
But in general, FanTeam accepts traditional options like cards and bank transfers. They’re also happy to accommodate PayPal payments or send a check by courier. To find out the full list, as well as the payment methods, contact support. But in general, you can expect a $100 threshold. It works great with relatively low buy-ins, ranging from $20 and beyond.
And when it comes to waiting times, we’re quite pleased. FanTeam DFS processed our withdrawals instantly. The exact period depends on the tech, as well. All things considered, it’s a thumbs-up from Gambla. However, there are fees for deposits. But hey, we think it’s worth it.
The Support tab is located in the area under the header, which is a great touch. Instead of just housing links, this is a full-fledged knowledge center. We were particularly impressed with the FAQ section. Not only does it contain answers to every common issue, but those answers are also clearly written. Even if you don’t know DFS or sports betting lingo, you won’t have a problem finding your way.
In addition, there’s a separate How to Play section. It contains pretty much everything you need to know about DFS and then some. That, along with the blog, serves as a nice introduction to FanTeam.
But let’s say you still have an issue or a bug. Just select the live chat icon on the right, and you’ll be connected to a support agent. The availability depends on which state you’re in, though. Regardless, if there isn’t anyone online, you can automatically send your message as an email. Correspondence-wise, we had a blast at this DFS site. The agents were forthcoming and solved all our issues. Thus, it’s safe to say FanTeam passed this test with flying colors.
FanTeam is one of the best DFS sites when it comes to licensing. Given their European pedigree, they had no problems setting up shop in the US. As a result, you can play real in real-money DFS leagues and tournaments in these states:
When it comes to sportsbook availability, things are still a bit unclear. Scout Gaming, the company behind FanTeam, still seems to be figuring things out in the US market. Thus, the sportsbook part of the operation is still in the midst of a set-up process. But things are looking good, don’t worry.
In late 2021, Scout Gaming added South American giant Betano to its collection of brands. This gives SG access to one of the premium platforms on the market. And it seems highly likely they’ll use it to further expand their iGaming presence in the States. For now, we’ll leave it at this. But as always, expect an update to the review as soon as something changes.
Player rewards just so happen to be FanTeam’s bread and butter. According to Andreas Ternström, the brand’s CEO, FanTeam has the third-largest prize pool in the world. As you might have guessed, only FanDuel and DraftKings are in front. Now that’s quite a position for a newcomer to be in.
Nevertheless, there are plenty of ongoing promos, tournaments, and competitions. Honestly, this is something we could get used to. Instead of welcome offers with dodgy rollover requirements, players are actually able to relax and focus on strategizing. For instance, the iconic EPL Mega Monster Tournament regularly comes with five and six-figure prize pools. And the entry fee is often as low as a couple of bucks.
Then there are also FanTeam’s NBA and PGA tournaments. Quite honestly, we didn’t expect to see golf be so heavily represented. Although there are no LIV Golf events, the PGA tour is all over the homepage. According to our findings, the average entry-to-prize pool ratio is 50:1. This trumps DraftKings and Fanduel, at least when fantasy golf is concerned.
As we said above, most of the prizes at FanTeam revolve around price pool boosts. So instead of having a juicy welcome bonus, they make the tournaments worthwhile. Gambla isn’t used to this approach, but our skepticism soon waned. It’s refreshing not to worry about rollover requirements. Instead, we just focused on the strategy and placing high in our leagues.
The prize pools at FanTeam DFS vary greatly. But according to our findings, they indeed have the 3rd biggest prizes in the US. For instance, the Euroleague Thursday weekly competition has a $600,000 pool. English Premier League and NBA events also hover above the six-figure mark. But when it comes to golf, Italian soccer, and the NHL, anything goes.
FanTeam provides a surprisingly high number of daily games. We’ve been monitoring the site for over two months, and there have been 200+ things to bet on every day. That’s more than decent for a brand that arrived here in 2021. Furthermore, we’re more than pleased with FanTeam handles English soccer and the NBA.
In fact, we’ve even seen leagues and tournaments for Greek soccer and cellar-dweller NHL matchups. That’s not something you see every day, you know. In addition, we like the sports variety. At any given time, there could be as many as 10 different sports, with eSports and CS:GO also included.
But if we had to pick FanTeam’s bread and butter, it would definitely be golf of the EPL. Leagues and player vs. player fantasy duels are abundant. For instance, the upcoming Premier League matchday has 100+ duels. If you like to switch between leagues, this site can definitely give you enough room.
Here are perhaps our only qualms about FanTeam. Although there are plenty of limited-time offers and special tournaments, regular promos aren’t all that abundant. But regardless — just check the site daily to see what’s on offer. Anytime we checked, there were at least 2-3 prize options to aim for.
FanTeam DFS is available in 20 states, as of 2023. This includes, amongst others, California, Florida, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, and Texas.
As of mid-2023, FanTeam still hasn’t obtained a US sportsbook license. Their betting site is quite successful in Europe, which means they’ll probably cross the pond soon.
Yes, FanTeam DFS has some of the best fantasy golf tournaments in the US.
Yes. Just visit the homepage, select How to Play, and read up on the FAQ about fantasy sports.
We’ve seen FanTeam prize pools award anywhere between $2,000 and six-figure sums. It depends on the sport, as well as the occasion.
While US players are too busy being trapped in a duopoly, FanTeam is a breath of fresh air. Gambla is glad to see Europe’s biggest DFS site available here. As of April 2023, this site is available in over 20 states. This gives them a significant head start, but they don’t just talk the talk. Our team is particularly pleased with EPL, NBA, and golf fantasy tournaments. The prize pools are generous, whilst there are plenty of player-created leagues, too.
Unlike sportsbooks, DFS sites are more dependent on their community. And there’s plenty to engage in while at FanTeam. We had a lot of fun with NHL DFS events, especially during the Playoffs.
When it comes to stuff under the hood, FanTeam is even more solid. They accept a variety of payment methods and don’t require you to wait long for your winnings. That, coupled with engaging promos, makes Gambla give this site a high rating.
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