My wife once called me a human Wikipedia for the NBA. (I'm obsessed with the sport.) She even joked, "if only you could actually make money off this useless knowledge." I decided I would do just that.
I'd heard about FanDuel Sportsbook already but now it's available in my state so I thought I'd give it a shot. They actually have 2 separate apps: FanDuel Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) and the FanDuel Sportsbook feature for legit betting. Sportsbook is what I was after and knowing my first bet was risk-free was HUGE. Even if I lost, I could get up to $1000 back no strings attached.
FanDuel Sportsbook is now available in multiple states, including Virginia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Colorado, Tennessee, Michigan, Illinois and West Virginia (and more to come!!). To sign up, I input my email, credit card, and SSN - the social blocks players from betting on themselves (and everyone else in the NBA). Even though I'd never bet before, FanDuel Sportsbook made it easy.
They list all the sports on the left, and you can make every kind of bets you want like straight, parlay, teasers, and round robins - I didn't know what round robins were before I started, but after reading FanDuel's betting guide, I knew what I was doing.
The first game I'd placed money on felt completely different than any other game I'd watched - I had missed live sports so much but now having money on it made it even more exciting. Plus the bonus of showing my wife I could, in fact, make some money off this "useless knowledge".
Sweating bullets, I watched my team pull ahead and WIN. I was screaming just like being at the game. My wife asked when I'd be collecting my pennies, I when I got to show her my actual winnings, her jaw dropped.
The app makes it all super easy - very user friendly and nothing like those those old dinky gambling sites. It's free to sign up, and you can play as much as you want whenever you want. Once, for fun, I even put money on a UFC fight - every day there are Daily Odds Boosts, which are bets with a higher chance of winning. It was really fun, and my friends are getting in on the action, too.
I've always been a sports fanatic, but betting with FanDuel Sportsbook has taken it to the next level.
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