Without question, fantasy sports have entered the mainstream and the industry is still in a growth phase.
Fantasy sports have been around in some capacity since the end of WWII. Once “Rotisserie League Baseball” was invented there was a huge surge in the number of people playing fantasy sports in the 80’s. Today, we’re seeing exceptional growth due to DFS.
In recent years, thanks to sites like PromoCodeFantasySports, fantasy sports have taken the world by storm. Daily fantasy sports are the new rage and if you haven’t heard about the thriving industry you must be living under a rock. DFS have received a ton of media attention for a multitude of reasons.
Did you know that roughly 41 million people play fantasy sports? Of that number, about 3% are playing DFS contests already and the crossover continues to grow. We’re seeing the industry quickly change, as more and more sports fan prefer playing DFS.
Season long leagues have a lengthy commitment, provide no instant gratification and require more luck than DFS. Players are not only changing the way they play fantasy sports, but the way fans consume sports is also changing at a rapid pace in the past year.
The majority of sports leagues and teams have embraced the DFS industry. Multiple sports teams have already inked deals with the big DFS brands like DraftKings and FanDuel. For example, the Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers both have partnership deals.
A lot of investment money has come into the industry as well, which should only help make DFS grow. Technology will become more advanced and the added marketing dollars will go a long way into increasing the player base and therefore prize pools.
Now all fantasy sports can be played online and the technology is always improving. DFS sites provide the best experience. Players are able to follow along live online. Data partners provide real-time statistics that allow DFS sites to update scores in real-time.
From a player’s perspective a lot has changed in fantasy sports as well. Not only have the playing fields and prize pools increased at a massive rate, but the number of fantasy sports that can be played online has increased and coverage on fantasy sports has as well.
The amount of statistics and player information available is insane. There are hundreds of fantasy sports websites that aim to help you become a better player. These days there are multiple fantasy sports television shows and segments on pre-game shows.
No matter where you look today there is talk about fantasy sports and that includes all of the big media publications. I expect that the growth in the DFS industry will continue and it won’t be that long before DFS sites are regularly running million dollar leagues.
It’s crazy to think that we’ve gone from $100 season long leagues to DFS sites paying out over $10M+ weekly in cash, but that’s now where we are. You can visit sites like DraftKings and FanDuel to play daily fantasy sports everyday of the week for big money.