DraftKings alternatives in the UK


There’s little doubt that DraftKings is the boss of daily fantasy sports in the US.

The company has been granted a UK licence and is set to make a big impact on the market when it finally launches in Britain.

DraftKings announced in November that it had formed a link with Opta to provide the stats for its football markets – the Barclays Premier League, UEFA Champions League and Major League Soccer.

DraftKings has delayed its UK launch after initially planning for late 2015, the company since said it plans to start in early 2016.

Meanwhile, a host of other daily fantasy sports platforms are enjoying the increasing popularity of daily fantasy sports and, in particular the conversion of players from Fantasy Premier League to cash games.

GambleGeek runs the rule over a three DraftKings alternatives you might want to try.

Daily fantasy football site Premier PuntPremier Punt


Playable competitions: Barclays Premier League, UEFA Champions League.

Payment methods: Credit/debit card, Skrill.

Aimed squarely at “lads”, Premier Punt prides itself on offering top bantz and a variety of ways to outwit your rivals.

There’s weekly games – competitions that cover every match in a given game week – and daily games – contests that cover all the matches in a given day.

And then there’s single games – a contest where punters choose players from the two teams involved in a given match, for example Manchester United v Liverpool.

There’s guaranteed prize pots as well as free-to-enter daily fantasy football games.

You can play in a traditional multiplayer league or head-to-head against one selected opponent.

You can pick your team and check scores on desktop or on tablet and mobile with the Premier Punt app.



Playable competitions: Premier League, Spanish La Liga, French Ligue 1, Italian Serie A.

Accepted payment methods: Credit or debit card.

Oulala prides itself on its detailed scoring system, which it says makes it the most realistic fantasy football game.

Manager are also able to make live substitutions during a match and points are updated every 30 seconds.

Oulala was launched in 2013 but started its monetised version of the game in 2015.

Co-founder Valery Bollier said: “Today, football fans are looking for the opportunity to interact and adapt in real time; they want to develop and prove their skills and, ultimately, be brought closer to reality.

“This is precisely what we launched Oulala to do.

“Our unique points system is one which sets Oulala apart from other fantasy football platforms out there.”

Daily fantasy football site FanTeamFanTeam


Playable competitions: Barclays Premier League, English Championship, Spanish La Liga, Turkish Super League, Scottish Premier League, German Bundesliga, Norwegian OBOS-ligaen, Swedish Allsvenskan, Swedish Superettan, Norwegian Tippeligan.

First deposit bonus: 200% up to €250.

Accepted payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, Neteller, Paysafe Card, PugglePay, Skrill.

FanTeam offers players a huge variety of competitions to choose from and is one of the few English Championship daily fantasy football sites available.

As well as the wide selection of leagues, there’s also lots of tournament types, including head-to-head challenges and a feature that allows players to create their own leagues so they can play against their friends for money.

There’s freeroll tournaments and guaranteed prizepool competitions.

With its roots in Scandinavia, FanTeam also offers daily fantasy ice hockey in the Kontinental Hockey League.

Daily fantasy football site MondogoalMondogoal


Playable competitions: Barclays Premier League, English Championship, English League Cup, FA Cup, US Major League Soccer, Italian Serie A, Spanish La Liga, French Ligue 1, Brasileirão, Mexican LigaMX, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA European Championships, FIFA World Cup (men and women).

Payment methods: Credit/debit card, Skrill.

First deposit bonus: 200% released at 4% of league buy-in.

Mondogoal is one of the big hitters in Europe, with its high volume of players meaning it offers some of the biggest cash prizes.

Mondogoal has secured official partners including Barcelona, Chelsea, Tottenham and Roma.

Players can enter existing leagues or challenge an opponent to play head-to-head.

Live stats provided by Opta allows players to track their progress during the game or contest.



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