The team behind Hubdub (Nigel, Lesley, Tom, Rob and Chris) have just launched Fanduel.com – a daily fantasy sports game website. The premise is this: 1. Pick a team for that night, 2. Set the stake and choose a victim an opponent, 3. Get paid when you win.
Simple, right? The USP is that this is based on daily games, as opposed to the whole season, and unlike hubdub, instead of fake hubdub dollars, you win hard, cold cash.
Unfortunately, this service is U.S. based. So at the moment, it’s baseball only, with American Football to follow which is a bit of deal breaker for me; as much as I am a sports nut, even I draw the line at understanding the complexities of Baseball. But I know that the market size for fantasy league for both sports are huge, so I can understand why the team would start off there first.
I’m not sure when a U.K. version would be launched (presumably with Premiership Football teams). But look forward to playing when it does.