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I've been to at least 30 NBA games. When my wife and I had our second child, I still tried to convince her to name the kid after Lebron James. Now that we have two, I don't go to games anymore, but I still follow basketball obsessively. I obsess over March Madness, even though my college years are looong behind me. I was super bummed when all that went out the window this year.
Usually, it's my favorite time of year. One year, I had a nearly perfect bracket - I was a legend among my friends. My wife and I were talking about all of the live sports that are starting to come back, and she said, "if only you could actually make money off your amazing skills" and I know she was making fun of me, but I wondered if I could.
I'd heard about FanDuel, a sports betting platform, so I thought I'd give it a shot. They have 2 apps - a fantasy league and the FanDuel Sportsbook feature for legit betting. I thought I'd try Sportsbook - your first bet is risk-free, so even if you lose, you can get up to $500, good as cash.
I signed up with my email, credit card, and SS# - the social blocks actual pro players, coaches, and referees from betting. Even though I'd never bet before, FanDuel made it easy.
They list all the sports on the left, and you can make different kinds of bets, like standards, teasers, and round robins - I didn't know what those were before I started, but after reading their betting guide, I knew what I was doing
I'm a basketball guy, through and through, but as I wait for that to come back, I decided to place a bet on the Premier Soccer League, to see if my skills translated. The first game I'd placed money on felt completely different than any other game I'd watched - man I missed live sports, and having some money on it made it even more exciting.
Dripping in sweat, I watched the Liverpool WIN. WHICH MEANT I WON. I became a legend that day. I paraded around like a peacock in front of my wife. She asked when I'd be getting my pennies, and when I showed her my actual winnings, her jaw dropped.
The app makes it all super easy - it looks more like a game than a complicated gambling site. It's free to sign up, and you can play as much as you want whenever you want, so once, for fun, I 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 my love for it to another level.
UPDATE 7/8: The Basketball Tournament (TBT) is happening RIGHT NOW. The winning team takes home a $1 million prize. What will you win?
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