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Top 5 DFS Tips for Beginners

Spring is in the air and it’s inspired the sports fans here at DailyFantasyUK to go back to our roots and remember why we got into fantasy sports in the first place. If you’re starting afresh this April and fancy taking up or re-visiting DFS as a hobby, you’ve come to the right place.

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Guide to fantasy NASCAR: cars racing

Guide to Fantasy NASCAR

We’ve already covered the basics of some of the more esoteric fantasy sports you can play—tennis, golf, and baseball, for instance. But, we’re willing to bet that if you’re reading this from the UK, there’s one sport that you never thought would translate to the world of DFS—NASCAR.

While it’s a huge phenomenon in the US, the UK hasn’t really taken to NASCAR. Instead, we tend to prefer motorsports with a more international fanbase, such as Formula 1, MotoGP, and WRC. So, what makes NASCAR so popular, and how can I play fantasy NASCAR online?

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Beginner’s Guide to Sports Betting

We know how much you love daily fantasy sports, but sometimes it just feels right to shake things up a bit. So, we thought it might be a good idea to introduce you to the wonderful world of sports betting.

Many people are starting to see the clear similarities between sports betting and daily fantasy sports, but compared to DFS, this type of gambling can seem daunting. We’ve created a beginner’s guide to sports betting to help you get going.

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UK fantasy NFL: where to get started

Playing fantasy NFL is a great way to get into one of America’s favourite sports. Despite this, not many people in the UK have cottoned on!

So, we thought it would be a good idea to sort you out with some of the very basics of American football, and to teach you how to get your teeth stuck into the world of fantasy NFL.

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Fantasy Tennis: a Guide to the Basics

Wimbledon’s in full swing, so why not get your teeth stuck into some fantasy tennis? Despite the game’s massive popularity, it rarely seems to be featured on the major DFS sites. Don’t despair, however—there are still some great options out there for any tennis fans.

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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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What is Daily Fantasy Football? A Beginner’s Guide

More and more UK football fans are discovering the appeal of daily fantasy football. Seeing as the UK is home to the biggest and most popular football league in the world (by a long shot), it’s no wonder British fans are flocking to it.

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