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FanDuel Review

FanDuel Sportsbook is an online sportsbook available in Tennessee and a handful of other states in America including ColoradoIllinois, Indiana, Iowa, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Originally founded in 2009 as a daily fantasy sports provider, FanDuel made its way into the bookmaking industry in 2018 when its sportsbook debuted in New Jersey. FanDuel continues to offer daily fantasy sports services in addition to the more traditional sports betting services offered in its sportsbook. 

FanDuel: More than just daily fantasy sports

FanDuel is a brand that is immediately recognizable by many sports fans in Tennessee and around the country due to its history in daily fantasy sports. Second in traffic among DFS providers only to its rival DraftKings, FanDuel has been a major player in the fantasy sports market since its inception.

In November of 2016, FanDuel and DraftKings announced their intentions to merge their companies together. The Federal Trade Commission fought the merger on account of the fact that these two companies combined for roughly 90% of the DFS market in the United States and their merger would give them a monopoly position. The proposed merger eventually fell through in 2017.

A majority stake in FanDuel was purchased in July of 2018 by Flutter Entertainment, a bookmaking holding company that was created by the merger of Ireland’s Paddy Power sportsbook and the United Kingdom’s Betfair sportsbook, two of Europe’s most popular online sportsbooks. Flutter Entertainment’s expertise in the online sportsbook industry and FanDuel’s name recognition and popularity in the daily fantasy sports industry made for an excellent professional pairing.

Under its new ownership, FanDuel wasted little time entering the sportsbook space in the United States. It now offers both daily fantasy sports and online sportsbook services in Tennessee.

FanDuel Sportsbook promotions in Tennessee

FanDuel Tennessee runs two popular promotions all year long; its $500 risk-free sports bet available to new customers and its multi-sport parlay insurance promotion available to current customers.

$500 risk-free bet

This bonus is only eligible on your first real money wager after making a deposit on the site. Once you have placed your first real money bet, this bet is covered for up to $500. If your eligible wager is graded a winner, the promotion is over and you do not receive a credit to your account. But if the eligible wager loses, you will receive site credit equal to your bet amount (up to $500) that will be available to bet on other sporting events.

For example, if you bet $440 to win $400 on the Tennessee Titans -4 and they fail to cover the spread, your account will be credited with $440 in site credit. These credits can be used on any wagers on the site with lines equal to or shorter than -200. This promotion is only available on your very first real money wager, so be sure to make good use of it.

Multi-sport parlay insurance

Parlay fans will love FanDuel Tennessee’s multi-sport parlay insurance promotion. Sports bettors who regularly bet on parlays know the pain of missing out on their winning play by just one leg. Thanks to this promotion, those tough-luck losses on parlays with five or more legs will come with a refund.

Eligible parlays must have at least five individual legs that all have odds greater than or equal to -200. If all but one leg of the parlay hit, you will receive a refund of up to $25 per eligible wager. Round robins and teasers are not eligible for a refund.

Rotating promotions

One of the great things about playing on FanDuel is that there are always new promotions and games that you can opt into to take advantage of. For example, one free promotion that the FanDuel Sportsbook sometimes runs is the “Props Pick ’em.” In this game, you are given a list of five free proposition bets, and you must make a selection on all five. If after seven days you have made at least 25 correct selections on your 35 plays, you win a share of a $2,500 prize pool with other winners.

Some of these promotions are free to enter. Others offer rebates or bonuses for meeting certain criteria, like betting on the NFL draft or another highlighted event. These bonuses and promos are featured right at the top of the main page and on the mobile app so that you always have the option to join in if you choose to.

Deposits and withdrawals on FanDuel

Tennessee residents can use any of the following methods to fund their FanDuel Sportsbook account:

  • ACH/e-check — Deposits can be made online through your checking account.
  • Credit card Visa and Mastercard are accepted; Discover and American Express are not.
  • FanDuel prepaid card Once you have been approved for a FanDuel prepaid card, you can fund your sportsbook account with Visa, Mastercard or ACH. Payouts credited to your card can be withdrawn via ATM or you can use the card itself anywhere that Discover cards are accepted.
  • PayNearMe PayNearMe stations can be found at participating ACE Cash Express, CVS and Family Dollar locations.
  • PayPal PayPal can be used for deposits and withdrawals if the account is linked to your bank account.

FanDuel Tennessee sportsbook players can also receive fast and easy withdrawals with any of the following methods:

  • ACH/e-check
  • Check
  • FanDuel prepaid card
  • PayPal

FanDuel website interface

FanDuel.com’s main landing page for Tennessee residents splits into three unique pages for fantasy, the sportsbook and racing. Tennessee sports bettors who are interested in daily fantasy sports or horse racing have these options at their disposal.

Clicking on the sportsbook tab opens up an attractive and easy-to-use interface. Popular events that are currently underway with live betting available and other events that are coming up soon are available at a glance. The right side of the screen features a live bet slip that makes placing a bet as simple as just making a few clicks. Selecting an available wager on the main screen moves it over to your bet slip, where you can type in your “Wager” or “To Win” amount before confirming your bet.

On the left-hand side of the screen is a list of all of the sports and events available to bet on. Clicking on a sport like “NFL” will bring you to a page with NFL live lines, upcoming game lines, future bets, player props and more. Once again, all of the odds featured on this site are instantly added to your live bet slip as soon as you click on them. This allows you to keep bets that you are interested in making or combining into parlays right at your fingertips in the bet slip queue as you browse across different sports and events.

For example, say that you click on the Tennessee Volunteers +8 (-110) on the road against the Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders -14.5 (-110) at home against the Marshall Thundering Herd. Both games will immediately appear on your bet slip, and you will have the option of betting on the two sides together as a parlay (with parlay payout odds listed) or betting on the two game as separate straight bets. Odds are updated in real time as well so that you can see if anything has changed since placing the game in your betting slip.

With multiple eligible selections, you can also choose the “teaser” or “round robin” tab to place more advanced bet types with your selected sides. The bet slip is easy and intuitive to use.

The FanDuel Sportsbook betting interface has something for everyone. Beginners and longtime bettors alike will appreciate its simplicity and ease of use. Experienced bettors will enjoy the long list of betting options available on events, especially when it comes to live betting.

FanDuel live betting in Tennessee

Tennessee residents who play at the FanDuel Sportsbook have access to an extremely smooth platform for betting on live events. In-game betting on college events isn’t allowed in Tennessee, so you won’t find any live betting options for a Tennessee Volunteers football game or a Memphis Tigers basketball game. But when it comes to pro teams like the Tennessee Titans, Nashville Predators and Memphis Grizzlies, live betting is all systems go.

Placing live bets works in very similar fashion to the rest of the site as it makes good use of the live betting slip that adds wagers as soon as you click on them. Due to the nature of live betting, game and proposition lines are constantly changing based on what’s happening in the game, so placing your wager quickly and efficiently is important to make sure that you get your bet in before the next play takes place.

While the game is happening, you can bet on anything from who will win the game with modified spreads to what the result of the next possession will be. Some of the live events featured on FanDuel Tennessee include a live stream so that you can watch the action on your computer or mobile device while you bet on it.

FanDuel Sportsbook Tennessee mobile apps on iOS and Android

The ability to bet on the go is very important in today’s sports betting climate, especially when it comes to live betting. FanDuel has you covered with mobile betting apps available for download on both iOS and Android. The FanDuel Sportsbook mobile application is kept separate from the FanDuel DFS mobile application, so sports bettors will be brought straight to the action when they open the app.

Bettors will notice that the ease and simplicity of use that make the website such a strong option in the Tennessee sports betting market are seamlessly translated into the mobile application. Pulling up game lines by sport or by live event is as simple as making a few taps. The app is responsive and well-reviewed on both Android and iOS devices. It does not feature the same live ticket option found on the regular website, but bets are still easy to find and to place.

Deposits and withdrawals can also be made from your mobile device via your preferred payment method. Geolocation must be turned on to use the mobile app, as state laws require confirmation that you are in the state of Tennessee before you can use FanDuel Sportsbook services. Even if you are a resident of Tennessee, you cannot use the mobile app or the website if you are not currently located within state lines.

Customer service on FanDuel TN

FanDuel Tennessee understands the importance of excellent customer service. Sportsbook players can reach the customer support team via email or telephone to address any questions or concerns that they may have.

Live chat 24/7 is the most convenient method of receiving customer assistance on FanDuel. Pulling up a live chat box usually requires little to no wait time and will give you the opportunity to have your case attended to right away.

Conclusion on FanDuel Tennessee

There’s a lot to like about the FanDuel Sportsbook in Tennessee. The ease of use has been mentioned multiple times in this review, and it cannot be overstated. The live bet slip feature on the website is super intuitive and makes placing anything from a single wager to a 10-team round-robin parlay a breeze. And the mobile app also works great, giving you easy access to game lines and proposition bets when you are away from your computer.

With the $500 risk-free bet promotion, there is little downside to trying out FanDuel for yourself. A win on your first real money wager will give you a nice bankroll to start your sports betting journey on FanDuel with, and a loss will give you an instant rebate that you can use to bet on other events that interest you. FanDuel Tennessee is a solid option for anyone, but it is an especially strong one for players who are new to recreational sports betting, as it is so easy to use.