Bookmaker Bet365 have their Fantasy Sports product, giving players the chance to win cash prizes every week. Players will have the chance to select their team and watch them gain fantasy points based on how they perform in the real world. Wondering how to participate in Fantasy Sports tournaments and win fantastic cash prizes? Read our Bet365 Fantasy Sports guide here, learn the rules and the best strategies. It’s time to dust off your managerial cap, make your key player selections and start laying the foundations for Fantasy glory.
What are Bet365 Fantasy Sports?
In addition to Bet365 6 Scores Challenge, a free-to-play prediction game that give players the chance to win up to one million pound, in August 2022 Bet365 launched its new Fantasy Sports challenge, an exciting cooperation with Scout Gaming group, a B2B Fantasy Sports Gaming and Betting provider.
Customers can select their team and watch them gain fantasy points based on performance in real-world matches.
Some tournaments will be weekly competitions, while some tournaments will take place over the course of a full season. Entry fees go from a few hundred pounds to just a few pence.
Top players will receive a cash prize. The higher is your final position, the higher will be your earnings, as this kind of competition is paying places just like a poker tournament.
A Bet365 spokesperson added: “We’re thrilled to launch our Fantasy product to our UK customers, and are in the process of delivering the same exciting experience to our customers worldwide.”
Bet365’s investment in the globally growing fantasy segment is a great news for the gambling industry. Their fantasy model does bear similarities to that seen at big US operators such as FanDuel and DraftKings.
Anyway, it is worth noting DFS has never been well received in the UK and that the non-gambling option of fantasy gameplay provided by the Premier League very much dominates the UK market.
How Does Bet365 Fantasy Football work?
Bet365’s Fantasy Football feature will offer numerous ways to play and include full season and weekly tournaments, as well as varying entry prices. The cost to enter the season-long tournament is set at £4.25 and the current prize pot exceeds £50,000.
Bet365’s rake on an entry to the season-long tournament is 72p which equates to 20%. The remaining 80% goes to the prize pot.
Bet365 is also offering higher rollers a chance to play with higher stakes. Alongside a game with a buy-in of £42.50, there is a ‘High Roller’ version of the game, which costs £467.50 to enter.
How To Play Bet365 Fantasy Sports
Log in or register for a new account with the online sportsbook (the Bet365 new customers offer highlighted below is waiting for you!)
Go to to the Fantasy Lobby from the Sports Menu
Choose the tournament you want to take part in (season and weekly tournaments)
Follow the on-screen directions to create your fantasy team
Select ‘Enter Tournament’
Create your Fantasy Team, pay the entry fee and confirm
Keep your fingers crossed and hope your players score plenty of fantasy points!
How to join a Fantasy Sports tournament
Select Fantasy from the list of sports on the left hand side.
From the Fantasy section, select the game you would like to join.
Add your chosen players, ensuring that you stick to the budget given.
Select Enter tournament and pay the entry fee
Please note: Entry to Fantasy Sports tournaments is final. Cash Out and Edit Bet is not available for Fantasy Sports and entry to Fantasy Sports tournaments cannot be funded using Bet Credits.
Which Fantasy Sports Games are available?
As well as the Fantasy Football product, bet365 will be offering the format in other sports such as NFL, baseball, NBAand hockey. Other sports that are popular with UK audiences, such as Fantasy Tennis, Fantasy Golf, Fantasy Rugby and Fantasy Cricket will also have ‘fantasy’ games based on them.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will Daily Fantasy Sports become popular in the UK?
It's very hard to predict it, but if anyone can succeed, it's likely to be bet365. They are the UK’s biggest bookmaker, and the online betting company believe its user base is large enough for the product to work. The group reported revenue of £2.79 billion for 2020/21, up from the £2.76 billion it reported the year before.
Which are the Top DFS operators in the world?
DraftKings and Fanduel are the leading operators in America, where Fantasy Football is intended for american football (NFL and NCAAF), not for soccer. Draftkings launched a DFS product in the UK in 2016, but despite running for more than six years, it has not attracted much interest. FanDuel, also launched a UK-focused DFS product but closed it within a year, stating a desire to concentrate on its primary market.
Fantasy Sports Rules
Fantasy Sports are available in partnership with a third party provider, Scout Gaming Group, and by participating you agree for your user data to be shared with Scout Gaming Group.
The Fantasy Sports tournaments which are available to enter are displayed in the relevant section of the bet365 website together with the required entry fee and prize details.
Your previous and active Fantasy Sports entries are displayed under My Entries in the Fantasy Sports section.
The points for Fantasy Sports tournaments are sourced via live feeds from our statistics provider, SportyMan. Points are given based on performance during the relevant sporting event, which can generate both positive and negative values. SportyMan verifies all data directly after the event before finalising the points. Their result is official and will only be changed in the event of an error.
In the event of a cancelled Fantasy Sports tournament for any reason whatsoever, all players’ transactions are always accurately logged on the bet365 / Scout Gaming Group systems.
bet365 reserves the right to correct or declare results void with hindsight, if the result of the Fantasy Sports tournament was caused by a technical default or fraudulent behaviour of a participant. bet365 reserves the right to recall any payment that is made in error.
bet365 prohibits player collusion and takes measures to prohibit use of devices, such as robots, that distort normal game play.
bet365 reserves the right to terminate games without prior notice.
Fantasy Sports is available at the discretion of bet365 and bet365 makes no guarantees regarding its availability. bet365 will not be responsible if Fantasy Sports is not available for technical reasons.
bet365 reserves the right to amend, suspend or remove Fantasy Sports (or any part of it) for any event, fixture or customer.
bet365 reserves the right to remove Fantasy Sports for any customer or group of customers where it has reasonable grounds to believe that the customer or groups of customers is misusing Fantasy Sports.
bet365 will not be liable in any way to any persons in the event of force majeure, or for the act of any government or legal authority. In the event that any provision in these Rules is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions will remain in full force and effective.
For payment of large prizes, winners may be contacted directly by bet365. bet365 reserves the right to use your details in reasonable publicity arising from your participation in Fantasy Sports.
Your account may be subject to standard verification checks prior to withdrawal of winnings from a Fantasy Sports prize.
Entry to Fantasy Sports tournaments are separate to standard bet placement and cannot be combined with any other bet type in a multiple bet.
All bet365 offers are not applicable to Fantasy Sports unless specifically stated.
Entry to Fantasy Sports tournaments is final. Cash Out and Edit Bet is not available for Fantasy Sports.
Entry to Fantasy Sports tournaments cannot be funded using Bet Credits.
The rules and specific Terms and Conditions associated with individual Fantasy Sports tournaments are available within the relevant area of the Fantasy Sports section. Further guidance is available by selecting How to Play at the top of the Fantasy Sports section and navigating to the section which is most suitable to your query.