Where can I play on Fan Duel for the 2016 NFL Season

Fan Duel is getting ready for the 2016 Fantasy Football Season. Here is the latest update on who can play and where you can play on Fan Duel along with the 2016 regulatory changes.

Since the end of the 2015 Football season there has been a lot of talk and regulatory action about Daily Fantasy across the US.

FD Football

2016 NFL Fantasy Contests are open on Fan Duel

Here is the latest and most updated information available:

Where is play on Fan Duel is prohibited? Arizona, Hawaii, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, Texas and Washington State. There are no DFS sites operating in these states.

New York State is awaiting signature on their DFS regulation bill and is still currently unavailable to Fan Duel players.

August 3, 2016 Update: NY is now a Daily Fantasy Option: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/fanduel-draftkings-yahoo-daily-fantasy-sports-legalized-n-y-article-1.2737441

Several US states have passed legislation in 2016 regarding DFS sites and have implemented contest rules, guidelines, regulations and controls.

These regulated states include: Colorado, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Rhode Island, Tennessee and Virginia.

All other states allow play on Fan Duel, however there are no specific rules or guidelines in these areas. Fan Duel does however, utilize rules and guidelines set forth in states where specific rules are in place everywhere they have players. You will benefit (even if your state has no specific laws) from every other states regulation and rules.

In general, if you want to play on Fan Duel, go to the Fan Duel site and sign up. You will be notified if you are not in an eligible area or state. If you are allowed, you get the benefit of regulation already in place elsewhere.

Complete run down on Legal DFS News

State Imposed DFS Rules and Regulations

Each regulated state has established their own rules, however most are uniform in nature. There are some individual variances, such as deposit limits and age requirements.

Fan Duel has implemented these rules and regulations for players in every state, even if your individual state does not require them.

  • A minimum age of 18, (21 in some states) is set for DFS players.
  • Positive Identification is required for all players.
  • Physical Location of all players will be verified. If your area does not allow play, you can not even sign up on Fan Duel.
  • Employees of DFS companies are not allowed to play in DFS contests on any DFS site.
  • Fantasy contests on amateur sports — including college games — are prohibited. Fan Duel no longer has college games.
  • “Highly experienced” players need to be identified by operators on DFS platforms. Fan Duel uses a easy to understand system. Fan Duel Experience Identifiers
  • The use of third-party automated scripts for multiple line up building is banned.
  • Beginner Only Contests and Limited Entry (1 to 3 line-up only) contests must be available for inexperienced players.
  • An initial limit of $1,000 in deposits per month is set for all players, although players can ask for their limit to be increased.
  • Players can ask to be excluded from play.
  • Operational and player funds must be fully segregated.

Fan Duel has implemented these new guidelines for every location they serve and will now be a more enjoyable experience for everyone who plays.

2016 Fantasy Football

There are no definitive rule or scoring changes for the 2016 Fantasy Season on Fan Duel just yet. I’ll post any information as soon as I get it.

Fan Duel usually sets up their opening week NFL fantasy contests in early August, just as team training camps and preseason games get into full swing. 2016 Opening week player salaries will be available when the football contests are available.

If you need a reminder of Fan Duel NFL fantasy football scoring, you can view them Here.

Fan Duel has now set up a New can’t lose offer for all their first time real money players exclusively, starting right away:

Enter a FanDuel league now and you’ll get a Fan Duel 5 pack, that’s 5 free contest entries for every new player who makes a 1st time deposit….5 Pack details

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