DraftKings and FanDuel are the two top daily fantasy sports sites in the world based on the number of active participants and income. There are several reasons to have a preference and DraftKings tops FanDuel in all the significant factors that make the sites fun and profitable to the player.
DraftKings gives you three times the sign up bonus that FanDuel does. This is $600 to $200. You have to have a promo code but the difference in the amount of money you can start with is significant. DraftKings pays 33 percent higher bonuses than FanDuel across the board for all sports. More money is always good.
The presentation platforms for both sites are essentially the same. The difference is that DraftKings has a maximum stake of $10,600 and FanDuel has a maximum of $26,500. You might think bigger is better but you are wrong.
If you transfer more than $10,600 regularly between accounts then you are subject to DEA, IRS, and NSA scrutiny as a potential drug dealer or tax evader. Paypal’s limit is the same as DraftKings. The fund transfer limit is also an advantage to players that live in other countries besides the United States.
DraftKings uses Playbook as a selection and research tool and FanDuel use their homegrown insider resource. Playbook has more information from more sources so you can put together a winner with more confidence in your research.
DraftKings has 86 percent more professional team sponsors, is supported by Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League, and has 33 percent more lounges at major sports venues. Convenience and support mean more money you can rely on getting when you win.
DraftKings manages the company’s money better than FanDuel. This means you can have more confidence in the company remaining solvent and paying you. DraftKings has also made better moves in adverting and advertising relationships that bring in revenue and new players. DraftKings opted for more net ads than television ads and reaped the benefit in more new clients.
DraftKings offers larger payouts on their special contests with guarantees. You can win four million for $20. FanDuel cannot match this.
FanDuel has been blocked from accepting any deposits from the state of New York while DraftKings can accept money from any state. If you live in New York you have only one choice and that is DraftKings.
Better connections, more savvy advertising, larger payouts, lower fees, and more sports make DraftKings a top choice over FanDuel. The money does make the difference.