Getting Started with Fantasy Sports

Modified by Daniel Hardman on March 03, 2021 in

With sports events returning to the airwaves, it’s the perfect time to get involved in fantasy sports betting. A favourite of sports fans for giving them the chance to get involved in the action, keep up with sports, and to make their own decisions as if they were a team manager, and most importantly – win prizes and bets over the course of the series. But how’s the best way to leverage this for betting at online casinos and at home? We’ve taken a dive into the world of fantasy sports to advise you on how to make the most of it.

Getting Started

We suggest that you get started by picking your favourite sport – or if you feel like a challenge, try out another kind of sport that you aren’t as familiar with to get into it! The most important thing is that you know the basics of how that sport works, including the season and tournament format, the major teams/players, and who’s going to be playing who as the competition goes on. This lets you make your picks of players to assemble your all-star winning team. You can select all sorts of different fantasy sports, including from the MLB, the NHL, NFL, PGA, and even NASCAR and esports. What's important is that you pick a sport you can keep up with, either for the entire season or in shorter bursts, like for a few games.

Some of the best fantasy sports sites will offer you fantasy sports bonuses - some of these are in the form of deposit bonuses, and some of them even offer free cash. This is super helpful when starting to play, as it can increase your stake and your potential wins! Just be sure to always read the terms and conditions before you opt in to a promotion like this.

Building Your Team

It’s pretty basic to get started, even if you’re not super familiar with sports or the sport in question! Once you’ve picked one you’d like to play on, you just have to register at a good online fantasy sports casino. When you’ve finished this, pick your team, and start selecting your player roster by drafting players in. This will give you your starting team. This team will carry you through the season – so pick wisely, based on their salary and performance! You will usually start off with a salary cap of a certain amount, and this is your "budget" for drafting players. Keep an eye on it, and compare it with your knowledge of the players and the sport!

Playing Fantasy Sports

So, you’ve registered, made a team…now what? As the players of your team progress through the corresponding real life sports tournament, your team will begin to earn points. These points will push you through the competition as you compete with other players on the website or app. Much like in real sports, get the most points and you will win. Not bad! The basis on which you can win back money is usually on a percentage. So you will need to be in the top X% of players to win back an amount of the total prize pool. This changes depending on which sport or which casino, so be sure to read the terms and conditions before you play.

Do I Have to Follow the Whole Season?

Not necessarily! Many fantasy sport sites offer the option for daily fantasy sports. These involve making a team, or using your existing one, to see how they fare over the course of a single game or multiples. It doesn’t need to extend to the entire season. It’s best to shop around and see which site offers you this option.

How Do I Win at Fantasy Sports?

In fantasy sports, if your team or players win – you win too! You can buy in to a cash season following your local laws, and if your players get in the payout zone, then you will receive cash winnings. This means that your players have to earn enough points to push you into the upper percentage of competing players.

There are also tournaments and Guaranteed Prize Pool formats, whereby a player gets a percentage of the prize pool no matter where they score (so long as they hit the payout zone threshold), and it’s proportionally divided depending on how they scored. In GPP formats, this is always a minimum amount, only increasing as more players join. This offers the best return to players, overall.

Sounds good? We think so! With the return of sporting events and all of your favourite leagues, we’d recommend that you check out the available selections to get started.


Latest News View all

Bankroll Warrior's New Guest Host Announced

CasinoTopsOnline’s very own podcast The Bankroll Warrior is going to be guest-hosted by none other than Tayo Branston, also known as FunkTazer. Check out who the new guest host is and what he plans on bringing to the podcast.

Read more

Casino Chips: How To Spot A Fake

When we play in our favourite casinos, we exchange our real money for chips. And whilst these tokens might feel plastic, they are still considered a form of currency. This makes the chips attractive to criminals who still try to produce counterfeits. Amazingly enough, casino croupiers often state that it’s an easier task to make fake money than chips these days. But what do you look for when you are playing? What do you do if you find a bunch of casino chips? In this article, we will give you the full lowdown on how to protect yourself and what the casinos do to keep you safe. We’ll also let you know how counterfeiting criminals are dealt with in the USA.

Read more

Top 10 Famous US Gamblers

Who are the gamblers who've made it to the top? It was a difficult task to put together this list and it caused huge debates in our offices. But after much discussion, we narrowed it down to 10 famous gamblers. Here we take a look at the highs and lows of career gambling as well as the millions of dollars of profits.

Read more

Most Popular

Bankroll Warrior's New Guest Host Announced

CasinoTopsOnline’s very own podcast The Bankroll Warrior is going to be guest-hosted by none other than Tayo Branston, also known as FunkTazer. Check out who the new guest host is and what he plans on bringing to the podcast.

Read more

Euro 2020 Final Odds Italy vs England - Who Will Win It?

Italy and England will face each other on Sunday at Wembley in what has been an existing European Championship tournament. Hosted a year later due to the pandemic, the Euro 2020 will come to an end on Sunday at 3 pm, with the final taking place at Wembley. Is it coming home? Or is it coming to Rome? Let’s see what the bookmakers say.

Read more

How Do No-Risk Bonuses Work?

Let’s face it, most of us love a bonus. These are the joyous treats that keep us ticking and give us that little bit extra. Making us feel welcome at our favourite online casinos, or rewarding us for our loyalty. They come in all different shapes and sizes these days, as sites compete for our business.

Read more

Best Crypto Gambling Sites 2021

Crypto bring with it new opportunities and for all those online casino players who prefer to use cryptocurrencies for their gambling payments, we know of several online casinos that support Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies as a payment method. So, which of these sites can we recommend for 2021?

Read more

Biggest Online Jackpot Wins of Last Year

It is always a momentous occasion when someone wins an online jackpot from a casino. And while many of us believe that they do not come around so frequently, several big winners were recorded in 2020. So, keep playing and you never know, you could be the very next person to claim a jackpot payout. Let’s have a look at the biggest online jackpot wins of 2020.

Read more

Bankroll Warriors Gets New Host for 2021

CasinoTopsOnline is re-launching its exciting slots and casino Twitch stream Bankroll Warriors with a brand new host for 2021. At different times in his life, Dreezy has been a professional poker player, gambler, esports bar owner, trucking business owner and Twitch streamer. Read more

£100 Deposit Bonus UK

UK online casinos that offer a £100 deposit bonus are quite common, especially as we see an increase in the number of online casinos, which results in greater competition between them - and better offers for players!

Read more

Bankroll Warriors is Back With HUGE NEWS

Bankroll Warriors is our hit casino podcast, offering you a look into the world of the best slot games online at the top casinos around. So get right for lights, camera, and spin! Whether you’re after discovering the best bonuses or just after some suggestions for a new game, our new all-star streamer team has got what you need.

Read more

5 Favourite Slots by European Players

Europe is a hotbed for casino gaming activity, and there’s little wonder. With locations like Monte Carlo, London and Malta all playing host to exciting casino escapades, it has quite the popular appeal for players. It is also due to this that many online casino slots have become popular in their own right with players from the continent. So, which ones can be considered the five favourites of European casino players? We’ve got a look at each of these and their inbuilt features below.

Read more