It may have passed some people by, but the new NFL season is underway in the USA. Bookmaker Paddy Power have a Fantasy game running for the action, building on the format popularized by FanDuel form a betting perspective.
Fantasy games are nothing new of course. Fantasy football games in the UK are hugely popular where you have a set budget and have to build your Premier League squad for example. Then you enter a competition and league and collect the points to try and win prizes.
Paddy Power Betfair acquired FanDuel in 2018, FanDuel offers a lot of different contest types and games to take part in. It’s a format where you can enter prize pools for different things or go head to head with other players in a winner takes all situation. There is also the option to build private leagues for you and your friends.
It is the FansDuel contests that Paddy Power tap into, giving their customers access to them. FanDuel was running in the UK before it couldn’t sustain itself and was pulled back. But now Paddy Power can offer the services, which is a great unique selling point for their customer base.
To take part in the action you can just go to the Fantasy section on the Paddy Power website. You then pick the contest that you want and build your dream team of NFL players. Then you can start your duelling against other players. It’s is not just NFL action that Paddy Power offer Fantasy action on. You will just need a regular Paddy Power account log in to get access.
The Fantasy sports at Paddy Paddy that you can play include NFL, soccer, NBA, NHL, MLB, tennis and golf. So there are different sports that you can play there and there are variations of contests as well. You don’t even have to wait for exhausting season-long competitions to be settled because you can have ones set for just a single day or a few days.
You just join a league against other players. Win the league and you will get their cash from the prize pool!