Yahoo! Daily Fantasy Review
Prior to launching its DFS product, Yahoo! was one of the world’s biggest providers of season-long fantasy games. Before CEO Melissa Mayer revealed that the company would be launching its own DFS site, analysts weren’t sure whether the search giant was willing to accept the legal risk inherent in such a venture.
Yahoo! launched a polished DFS site in July 2015, but took criticism by FanDuel CEO Nigel Eccles, who argued that the site was simply a “pixel for pixel” copy of his own company’s offering.
Yahoo! will leverage its extensive database of fantasy football users, hoping to convert them into paying DFS players.
Game Options and Payout Structures
Yahoo! Daily Fantasy currently only offers MLB contests, but plans to add NFL, NBA and NHL games when those seasons begin.
- GPPs: players battle for guaranteed payouts which are set before the contest begins, no matter how many or few people enter
- 50/50: if you finish in the top half of the field at the end of the day, you’ll double your buy-in. Finish below and lose it all.
- Head-to-head: face off against a single opponent where the winner takes all
Access the Yahoo! Daily Fantasy cashier under the “My Account” option in the navigation bar. Here you’ll find options to view your profile, add or withdraw funds, and view your account history. Users can add money to their account via Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover credit cards, or through PayPal. The minimum deposit is $10, with the maximum set at $600. Cashouts are sent to the player’s PayPal account and do charge a fee.
Yahoo! Daily Fantasy Sign-Up Bonus
Yahoo! currently does not offer any sign-up bonuses or rewards programs.
- Web browser: players can access Yahoo!’s DFS product directly from all major web browsers
- Mobile client: Yahoo! offers polished mobile apps for iOS and Android devices.
Where is Yahoo! Daily Fantasy Legal?
Like most DFS sites, Yahoo! Daily Fantasy is available to players in all US states besides Arizona, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana and Washington.
Yahoo! Daily Fantasy Promotions and Special Events
Yahoo! does not currently offer a reward scheme, nor has it launched an affiliate program.
Yahoo! Daily Fantasy came out of the gates with a very polished product, but has been criticized for closely mimicking its competitors. Before launch, the company promised that its DFS site would bring something unique to the daily fantasy world, but aside from offering users a vast database of news content, it has come up short on new ideas. The site offers modest GPPs that come nowhere near those spread by other DFS companies. Y
Yahoo! does not offer any sign-up bonuses, rewards programs or refer-a-friend benefits, but that is likely to change in the future. Yahoo! has created a nice-looking product, but one that lacks several features which DFS players have come to enjoy. Furthermore, the site is still in its infancy, and has yet to differentiate itself from its competitors.