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Written by Maria Baer Category: Web Extras Issue: August 2016
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Fantasy Sports: Staggering Stats

 

States where fantasy sports games for cash are banned:

  1. Arizona
  2. Iowa
  3. Louisiana
  4. Washington
  5. Montana

(Source: http://espn.go.com/chalk/story/_/id/14799449/daily-fantasy-dfs-legalization-tracker-all-50-states )

 

According to Daily Fantasy Sports website FanDuel:

  1. Average contest entry fee: $6.31
  2. Average payout per entry: $22.43

Fantasy Sports, especially daily competitions, have been booming exponentially since their start:

  • 2011 Quarter 1:
    • $1.4 Million in Entry Fees
    • 3,158 paying players
  • 2012 Quarter 1:
    • $6.3 Million in Entry Fees
    • 11,115 paying players
  • 2013 Quarter 1:
    • $19.9 Million in Entry Fees
    • 39,289 paying players
  • 2014 Quarter 1:
    • $62.7 Million in Entry Fees
    • 110,032 paying players

(Source: https://rotogrinders.com/articles/fanduel-making-key-company-numbers-available-to-the-public-283577 )

 

Daily Fantasy Sports Stats for 2015:

  • Amount paid out in prizes for professional football bets: $700 million
  • Estimated amount paid out in prizes across all platforms and all sports: $1.68 Billion
  • Estimated amount in entry fees taken across all platforms and all sports: $1.85 Billion
  • Average entry fee cost: $5.41
  • Estimated combined profit of all fantasy sports platforms: $166 million

(Source: http://www.superlobby.com/lowdown/superlobby-yearly-lowdown-2015