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How FanDuel Revived My Dead Season

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Man this year has sucked. I've been a die-hard sports fan my whole life, so not having any live-action to watch the last few months has been rough. Every year, the start of the NFL season is usually like Christmas Eve on steroids for me, and even though I'm really pumped to have Football back on our screens, I'm really going to miss going to live games.

There's nothing like being there to witness the action in person. My buddies and I usually go to a ton of games every season, and always have a blast tailgating and screaming our heads off at the game.

Every game, my friends and I always make some silly bets between us, which usually ends up with one of us having to pay the bar tab for the whole group at the next one.

We were debating how we could still keep up the betting action remotely when my buddy Jake told us he'd recently started using FanDuel Sportsbook. I've seen FanDuel ads on TV but never thought about checking them out because we were having so much fun with our in-person bets. But Jake told us they have an insane offer for first-time users that we couldn't miss out on.

I wasn't sure that sports betting could fill the void of going to the games in person, but I decided to check it out anyway.

I've never bet online before, so I was worried it would be some overcomplicated process and I would have no idea what I'm doing. But signing up for a FanDuel Sportsbook account is actually really easy and can be done online or through their app, which is free to download and available for iOS and Android.

Then, all you have to do is provide some basic info, like your name and SSN, and you're good to go. I was hesitant to input my social, but then I realized they ask for it to keep all your info safe and stop coaches and players from betting.

Then, you're good to start making bets. I didn't really know where to begin, but luckily FanDuel's site is filled with lots of useful tips for newbies. It's really easy to make deposits and cash out your winnings at any time, too. All you have to do is link up your bank account or debit card.

I was excited to get started thanks to FanDuel Sportsbook's awesome offer for new users - a $1000 risk-free bet! All you have to do is place a wager up to $1000 (the minimum requirement to get started is $10). If you win, you get the amount returned and as well as the winning amount to use as site credit. And even if you lose, you will receive the amount back to try again.

FanDuel Sportsbook has betting for every sport you can think of- NBA, MLD, Soccer, golf and more. Football is what I know, so I'm getting my feet wet betting on that first before I make any other bets.

The NFL season is underway, and I gotta admit- having some money on my team definitely makes watching from home more exciting. Our group chat has been on fire, and I've actually won a little cash. I'm still missing the live-action, but FanDuel Sportsbook has put the excitement back into this NFL season for me.

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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.

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Think of it kinda like bar trivia. The questions will be random but not too difficult.

Signing up for a FanDuel Sportsbook account is easy. You can do so online, or download the app for iOs or Android from the app store. They'll ask you for some basic info to set up an account, like your name and SSN (to stop sporting professionals from making bets), and then you're good to go.

The app couldn't be easier to use, and making deposits and cashing out your winnings couldn't be easier- simply link your debit card or bank account.

If you're in a funk and need a little fun, get in on the action with FanDuel's WinFH daily props. It's free to play, tones of fun and who knows, you might win big!