How do you bet on Fantasy Football?

Betting on fantasy Football is exactly the same as betting on any other fantasy sport – such as rugby, baseball, basketball and soccer. The concept is the same; competitors have to create a team of players from real-life teams, which then scores points based on those players’ performances in actual matches.

Daily Fantasy Sports Betting Sites in Boston

While they wait for State lawmakers to clear the last roadblocks to legalise sports betting in Massachusetts, sports-mad residents of Boston are legally able to take part in a range of Daily Fantasy Sports games, via websites and apps such as Draftkings and FanDuel. Daily Fantasy Sports (more commonly known by the abbreviation DFS) betting is legal in Boston, as it is across the whole of the State of Massachusetts.

Why is Fantasy Sports betting legal and online poker not legal in many States

Gambling as a whole is undergoing major changes in America, following the Supreme Court’s 2018 decision to overturn the 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act that banned sports betting. Fantasy Sports remained legal due to a provision in the federal Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 that classified fantasy sports as games of skill – which were legal – and not as games of chance – which were illegal and into which real-life sports betting and online poker was lumped.

What states allow betting on Fantasy Sports (Football & Basketball)?

Fantasy sports leagues have been around for some time but betting on them – notably through Daily Fantasy Sports games (more commonly known by the abbreviation DFS) – has only become particularly popular in recent years. Fantasy Sports generally avoided the federal ban on sports betting in America, which ran between 1992 and 2018, because of a provision in the law that classed them as games of skill rather than games of chance.