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World Cup Closer Look: Group A

With mere hours to go until World Cup 2018 officially kicks off, the excitement has reached fever pitch here at DailyFantasyUK HQ! We’re not gonna lie, we got a little carried away this month— what with all the decorating, fridge stocking, flag waving and line-up perfecting in preparation for our favourite competition. Sadly, that meant we ran out of time to complete our Get To Know series.

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World Cup 2018: Get to Know… Uruguay!

Welcome back, football fans! We’re picking up the pace and ploughing through the remaining teams heading to Russia 2018 this summer. Hopefully by mid-June you’ll have a clear picture of the various squads and game styles that will be battling it out on the world stage.

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World Cup 2018: Get to Know… South Korea

Welcome back to our World Cup 2018 series! With just over a month to go, we have a lot of teams to cover, so let’s just get straight to it!

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World Cup 2018: Get to Know… Saudi Arabia

Welcome back to our World Cup 2018 series! We’re taking a closer look at some of the top class teams making their way to Russia this summer. Make sure you’re all caught up on some of the lesser-known teams before we get started on the big boys.

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Today Our Money’s On: Eden Hazard

The only Premier League action this week is at Stamford Bridge, where a less-than-convincing Chelsea take on West Brom. Antonio Conte’s side are still reeling from the terrible performance that saw them lose 4-1 to Watford last week. The only goal for the Blues came from the man our money’s on tonight: Eden Hazard.

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Three Great Players for your Daily Fantasy Football Team in September

With the football season well under way, we thought it might be a good idea to share some of our top finds for your fantasy Premier League squad. Don’t worry though—we haven’t just made a list of the standard players that everyone wants to sign. We know that you’re much more savvy than that!

These 3 players are ones which we think provide excellent value. They’re under the radar at the moment, but this might not last for long! So, let’s get started with this month’s Fantasy Premier League tips…

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Why is Daily Fantasy Football Gambling and Not a Chance or a Skill Game?

There has been a big debate for daily fantasy football in the US over the past year. Sites and regulators have argued whether the game is one of chance or skill. This is because online gambling is illegal there; operators want to class the game as skill-based to keep their U.S. players.

On the other hand, labelling daily fantasy football gambling is par for the course in the UK. Let’s look a bit more in depth at the difference between games of chance and games of skill. Where does daily fantasy football fall in the Venn diagram of the two? Read more…

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How to Get Started Playing Daily Fantasy Football – A Guide for New Players

Love football, and reckon you could pick the perfect lineup of players to create an unbeatable team? Playing daily fantasy football is definitely an option for you!

But where do you start with daily fantasy football? We’ve compiled some info below to fill you in on the steps involved in playing (and winning) fantasy football. Hopefully it’ll encourage new players among you to take the leap!

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Glossary of Daily Fantasy Football Key Terms

So you’re mad about football. You know your free kicks from your FIFA, and your keeper from your kickoff. The daily fantasy football glossary is in the bag too, right?

I have some good news and some bad news for you. The good news is that all the same football terminology you know as a second language is still in play. The bad news is you have a whole lot more key terms to learn if you want to make it in the daily fantasy football world!

Luckily for you, we’ve created this daily fantasy football glossary, full of words and phrases which will help you fake it ’til you make it.

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Is Playing Real Money Daily Fantasy Football Legal in the UK?

If you’re interested in playing real money daily fantasy football, you may well have been following the saga about legality in the United States.

Now prospective players in the UK may well wonder about whether daily fantasy football counts as gambling in the UK. Is it legal to play for real cash? Well the short answer is yes. However, with all things related to online gambling, the short answer doesn’t really tell the whole story. Let me explain…

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Daily Fantasy Football FAQs: Team Selection Rules

Picking your team for a fantasy football match is a nerve-wracking and thrilling activity. Choosing right means glory, while making the wrong selection may leave you with egg on your face, so there’s a lot at stake. Thankfully, this daily fantasy football FAQ is here to help.

It’s not just a free for all either, there’s plenty of team selection rules, and having a good working knowledge of them will help you pick more efficiently and effectively. With that in mind, we’ve put together this daily fantasy football FAQ guide to the rules of team selection.

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Where Can I Play Daily Fantasy Football? Our Pick of the Top DFF Sites

If you hadn’t noticed the sudden growth in daily fantasy football sites, I’m left in no doubt you’ve been living under a rock for the past two years.

Imagine taking the immersion and excitement of fantasy sports and condensing it all down into fast-paced daily games. Daily fantasy football sites offer players the chance to enjoy more games, bigger bonuses, and more chances to win. Read more…

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How Does Scoring in Daily Fantasy Football Work?

Football has one of the simplest scoring systems of all sports – if you manage to get the ball into the opposition’s goal, you score a point. Daily fantasy football scoring, on the other hand, is a bit more complicated.

Because the whole thing is based on individual player performance (and most players aren’t strikers), daily fantasy football scoring has to be formatted in such a way that various actions on the pitch count towards a player’s score.

In this post we’ll run you through the sorts of actions we’re talking about, and how much you can expect to score from them.

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Top 5 Tips For Daily Fantasy Football Team Selection

Finessing your squad roster selection in daily fantasy football is an art form. While getting into the nitty gritty of the technical side of selection can be a lot of fun, there’s a number of overarching daily fantasy football rules you should bear in mind. They will help keep your selection process on the straight and narrow.

In this post we’ll lay out five of the most important daily fantasy football rules you should remember if you want to pick a team which comes within budget, but optimises the number of points you chalk up on the scoresheet.

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