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**FanDuel Sportsbook is expected to launch in Tennessee around November 1, 2020. We will update accordingly once the date is confirmed.

FanDuel Sportsbook TN Promo Code and Review

In a few short years FanDuel has evolved from a small, daily fantasy sports provider to the biggest U.S. name in one of the world’s largest gaming companies. The site is now one of, if not the most active names in legal sports betting throughout the country – with no signs of a slow down. Tennessee: you’re up next.

Unlike a dozen or so other states with brick-and-mortar FanDuel sportsbooks, Tennessee bettors will only be able to place online wagers when betting begins in fall 2020. Still, FanDuel’s industry-leading tech platform will give bettors ample options – all available from the comforts of home.

FanDuel TN Bonus Offer

FanDuel’s $1,000 risk-free bet welcomes newcomers in most states, and Tennessee will likely be no different. One of the best first-time offers of any sportsbook, FanDuel refunds new bettors up to $1,000 in site credit if they lose their first bet. Bettors won’t be able to withdraw the refunded credit from this promotion right away, but it can quickly help bettors build their initial FanDuel bankroll. 

It’s a very simple promotion… if your first wager loses, FanDuel comps it back to you as a site credit, up to the $1K max.

FanDuel Sportsbook TN Promo CodeSportsbook Not Yet Live
Welcome Bonus$1,000 Risk-Free Bet
Online LaunchNov. 1 (estimate)

When Will FanDuel Sportsbook Launch In Tennessee?

Tennessee officials expect a Nov. 1, 2020, legal online sports betting launch. The first-bets will come after the Vols and Titans kick off the 2020 football seasons, but it still comes long before many thought the state of Tennessee would ever see a legal sports wager.

Few states seemed less likely than Tennessee to legalize sports betting after the Supreme Court struck down the federal wagering ban in 2018. One of the nation’s most politically and culturally conservative states, Tennessee is one of just a few remaining jurisdictions without a land-based casino or commercial horse track.

In 2019, what seemed like a long-shot bill to not just legalize sports betting, but allow mobile wagering statewide built momentum in the statehouse. Democratic state Rep. Rick Staples and Republican state Sen. Steven Dickerson showed colleagues that Tennesseans wagered billions of dollars in sports each year already, with 100% of that going to untaxed, unregulated bookmakers or offshore sites. The revenue potential overcame anti-gambling opponents, and the General Assembly passed the bill in April 2019.

Since Tennessee has no traditional brick-and-mortar gaming facilities (and little political appetite for retail sportsbooks), backers passed the nation’s first “untethered” mobile legislation, meaning any eligible, licensed sportsbook could operate without having to partner with an existing retail gambling company. Industry stakeholders cheered the potential for an uncapped number of Tennessee operators, but regulations threatened to dissuade would-be entrants before betting even began.

Sports Betting Hurdles

The Tennessee Education Lottery, effectively the only “gaming” entity in the state, was charged with sports betting oversight. Unlike more established gaming states such as Iowa and Indiana, which took their first bets roughly three months after sports betting was legalized, TEL officials spent the better part of a year promulgating regulations.

That included a 10% operator hold for sportsbooks in Tennessee, the only state with such a mandate. Sportsbooks historically hold between 5% to 7% of total handle, so to meet the 10% requirement, TN sportsbooks may have to increase betting line vig, limit bets, or reduce bonuses. FanDuel is typically one of the best in the business on odds and pricing, however.

Still, FanDuel, rival DraftKings, and several other major sportsbook operators are positioned to accept wagers the first day TEL allows them to. Tennessee is near its first bet.

FanDuel’s Brand Reputation

Any Tennessean inclined to place a wager with FanDuel is almost assuredly familiar with the company’s daily fantasy product. Many people who will never place a sports bet know of FanDuel as well.

Along with rival DraftKings, FanDuel inundated airwaves, web sites, and seemingly every other advertising medium during the 2014 and 2015 football seasons, introducing millions in Tennessee, and nationwide, to daily fantasy sports. 

The 2018 Supreme Court decision that overturned the federal ban on sports betting was a huge boon for FanDuel and DraftKings. Instead of a capped, uncertain future, sports betting brought FanDuel not just a chance to dramatically expand its business model, but the chance to be one of the leaders in a multibillion-dollar industry.

It was their stellar reputation that compelled European gaming giant Flutter Entertainment (best known for its Paddy Power and Betfair brands) to acquire the company in 2018. FanDuel has built a name for itself stateside with a massive betting catalog and creative bonuses.

With retail sportsbooks now available in 10+ states, online launches pending in more, as well as interest in basically every other state that’s even considered sports betting, FanDuel is poised to be an industry leader for years to come.

Getting Started

FanDuel Tennessee sportsbooks’ sign up process promises to be safe, secure, and about as simple as signing up for its daily fantasy offering.

Thousands of Tennesseans already have a FanDuel account, giving it a leg up. First-time registrants will need to enter their email address, create a username, and choose a password.

For the FanDuel Tennessee sportsbook, bettors must be at least 21 years old and will be asked to prove it. That is in addition to full name, address, telephone, and social security number. Existing FanDuel DFS users may also need to re-enter or submit ID information for the sportsbook.

When FanDuel’s sportsbook launches, applicants know they are giving their information to an entity that can protect it. FanDuel has built up its security credibility through years offering DFS contests, and already protects millions of users’ private information. Additionally, state officials will also monitor FanDuel for compliance.

Once their accounts are registered and funded, FanDuel users can wager from anywhere within state lines. Bettors won’t be able to place a bet if they are physically outside Tennessee, though they can still deposit funds, withdraw winnings, check odds, or monitor outstanding bets.

Fast and Easy Banking

FanDuel payment options vary by state, but Tennessee will feature multiple, easy channels that give bettors access their winnings quickly.

In Tennessee, expect FanDuel to payout through PayPal, prepaid cards, checks and online banking, among other possible options. FanDuel updates its payment-related FAQ page (including options) regularly, so bettors should check the sportsbook’s site to see what’s currently on tap.

All deposit methods are near instant, while withdrawals usually only take a few days to process and deliver. Typical options include:

  • PayPal: America’s best-known digital payment providers is also one of FanDuel’s easiest banking methods. Customers simply link their PayPal account through the payment tab and can deposit/withdraw with ease.
  • Prepaid Card: FanDuel normally permits prepaid cards (also known as PrePaid Play+ Card). Users can transfer a predetermined amount of money to the card, deposit to FanDuel, and withdraw accordingly. Funds can then be transferred from the card to a bank account. 
  • Online Banking / ACH: Customers can also deposit, and receive winnings directly to/from a bank account via eCheck/ACH.
  • Check: As the site is establishing itself in Tennessee it’s likely that old school paper checks will be available as a withdrawal method, delivered by mail.
  • Credit or Debit Cards: FanDuel typically accepts most major credit and debit cards (Visa + Mastercard), but customers should double check to make sure their preferred card is accepted. 

Physical cash payouts are one major avenue unavailable in Tennessee; since the state has no retail casinos or horse tracks, there is no physical cage to take actual cash. PayNearMe is a popular option that allows for users to pay in cash at local retail stores like 7-Eleven, Family Dollar, or CVS Pharmacy, and then use those funds to bet with online.

FanDuel Betting Platforms: Mobile & Desktop

FanDuel has not been a sports gambling leader just because of its reputation for daily fantasy contests. Its incredible desktop and mobile wagering product set it apart from the pack.

Computer Betting

FanDuel is arguably the easiest sportsbook to actually place a bet; the bestlip makes up the entire right third of the desktop site. A bettor can quickly turnaround from bet selection to slip, with tabs for standard wagers, teasers, and round robins.

The site helps bettors navigate a stunning buffet of options. FanDuel lists all major sports (and many minor sports) alphabetically along the left column. Bettors can scroll through basketball, college football, pro football, baseball, hockey, and practically every American sport and league, but there’s also tabs for cricket, darts, rugby, table tennis, and other foreign leagues.

Tucked between the sports list is FanDuel’s Boosts tab, the company’s exclusive bet bonus program. Every day FanDuel picks from some of the day’s biggest events and offers reduced vig or extra juice on futures, point spreads, props, and more with its “Super Boosts.” There are also Odds Boosts, which give bettors the very best lines of any legal sportsbook on select games and props.

In between the betslip and the bet list, FanDuel shines with an interactive central display featuring live odds and all the day’s most popular events. FanDuel’s top banner also highlights the latest deals, promotions, risk-free bets, and other offers. Other critical links such as betting guides, support and responsible gaming measures are listed beneath the A-Z sports list.

FanDuel Sportsbook

Mobile Betting

The mobile app takes all the desktops features and streamlines them, which makes betting even more convenient.

The bestslip remains a focal point, albeit as a separate tab that is less prominent than the desktop display. Still, bettors will have no issue finding the slip and placing a wager.

The A-Z sports drop-down menu likewise lists all FanDuel’s offerings. The alphabetized list not only simplifies betting, but is a necessity for the wide array of leagues and sports. Support, account management, and other tabs are also easy to find and to help bettors navigate.

All the same live-betting options from the desktop site are also displayed on the app’s front page, helping mobile bettors easily capitalize on second-by-second odds updates. Promotions, odds boosts, and all the day’s most popular events are also prominently displayed at the top of the app.

All the desktop site’s other essentials are either displayed at the top or bottom of the app, or are available in easy-to-use drop-down tabs or menus.

Security

FanDuel has built consumer protections over years of experience managing millions of user accounts. Combined with the expertise of its parent company, Flutter Entertainment, one of the world’s gaming leaders, FanDuel has all the tools to protect customers.

In Tennessee, FanDuel further benefits from state regulators. The Tennessee Education Lottery, which has hundreds of thousands of customers, has promulgated regulations, security measures, and inspections to assure all legal sportsbooks protect customer information. By receiving an operating license, FanDuel will have proven to regulators it can do the job right.

Critically, this boosts legal sportsbooks such as FanDuel over offshore sites or black-market bookies. The latter groups operate without oversite, but FanDuel and its peers must follow strict state and federal guidelines for transparency and consumer protections.

Available Bet Types

FanDuel Tennessee bettors can wager on college football, NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL and basically any other game, competition, or league they can imagine. On all these sports (and many others), FanDuel offers pointspreads, moneylines, totals, parlays and much more. That TN catalog contains:

  • All popular U.S. professional sports leagues, covering the NFL, MLB, NHL, PGA Tour, NASCAR and pretty much everything else.
  • College sports, most notably NCAA football and NCAA basketball. Bettors can place a mobile bet on the Volunteers from Neyland Stadium or the Commodores from Memorial Gymnasium. There are also literally hundreds of other betting options for all SEC and DI programs.
  • Additional foreign leagues and sports such as auto racing, track and field, cycling, cricket, rugby and more.
  • For virtually all these sports, bettors have the typical pointspread, moneyline and totals options, as well as round robin and teaser choices.
  • Most of these sports allow futures bets. There are also typically some sort of individual or team prop bets (especially for more popular sports), as well as live betting options.
  • FanDuel features exclusive boosts for the day’s biggest games.

FanDuel Rewards

FanDuel sportsbook does not have a traditional rewards program yet, instead relying on its arsenal of promotions to fill the void.

The company’s flagship daily fantasy product features the FanDuel Players Club, which rewards all users “FanDuel Points” that accrue monthly. Players can climb through 11 rewards tiers, culminating with $25,000 in monthly free plays and a personal account manager for its “GOAT” users.

Loyalty programs help sportsbooks standout in a saturated field, and as such are a staple of more mature markets. At least three other sportsbooks plan to launch with FanDuel in fall 2020, and at least a dozen more sportsbooks could enter the state over the next few years. FanDuel has an excellent brand identity and a strong sportsbook product, but it would seem odd not to have some sort of rewards or loyalty program somewhere down the road.

It remains to be seen if FanDuel will implement such a program in Tennessee. If they do, it will probably resemble or build off the DFS product’s FanDuel Player Club and FanDuel Points system. In the meantime, there are still plenty of daily bonuses, promotions, and specials to assure sports bettors return.

Other Offers and Promos

FanDuel has one of the best promotional lineups in the business.

Insurance plays help FanDuel stand out. Bettors can take parlay insurance, which pays up to $25 when a bettor hits all but one game in a parlay bet of five or more events. There are also NHL and MLB-specific insurance plays, which pays out store credit if a bettors’ pick holds a lead after the first period or seventh-inning stretch, respectively, but loses the game.

There are also rotating sport and state-specific bonuses tied to playoffs, kickoffs, and other league milestones. For example, FanDuel offered bettors a $5 bonus for any NFL team’s championship futures bet ahead of the 2020 season. Expect special, one-time promotions like these, as well as locally-focused bonuses in Tennessee for the Volunteers, Titans, Predators, Grizzles and more.

As with any sportsbook, virtually all FanDuel bonuses have some sort of restrictions. Though FanDuel’s deals tend to offer book credit instead of cash, meaning they typically avoid burdensome play-through limitations, bettors should still check the fine print before accepting any offer.

Boosts Galore, Excellent Pricing

FanDuel’s odds boosts really help the sportsbook shine. On any day there can be 10 or more boosts, usually for marquee events.

For example, a bet on the Yankees to win and exceed the total could be boosted from +195 odds to +230. You won’t be able to find odds like that anywhere else. There are also “Super Boosts” which offer bettors even more favorable odds.

As a TVG partner, FanDuel has exclusive horse racing offers. First-time TVG users can, for example, receive a bonus ahead of major races such as the Kentucky Derby that few (if any) other sportsbooks can match.

FanDuel Customer Support

FanDuel assists customers with multiple verticals to navigate its sportsbook including chat boxes and email tickets

The live chat support box is the quickest option. Under the support tab on the desktop site or mobile app, bettors can click a blue chat box to communicate with FanDuel’s customer help system. Just type in a question and a representative will help answer it through a text message-style box. Bettors can also submit a sportsbook support team ticket for further inquiries.

Before reaching out, customers can also review an extensive FAQ section under the support tab. This covers company updates, account help, deposit issues, withdrawal options, house rules, and much more. All these sections are subdivided into more specific questions such as how to reset a password, or set up a wire transfer.

These FAQs also cover betting guides, markets, and rules to help novice bettors understand sports and bet types.

More About FanDuel

Rising from an underfunded startup to the American face of one of the world’s gaming behemoths, FanDuel is a force to be reckoned with in iGaming. Legal U.S. sports betting has accelerated FanDuel’s meteoric rise in recent years, and sets it up with seemingly limitless growth potential moving forward.

FanDuel formed in 2009 and hosted its first “FanDuel Fantasy Football Championship” in conjunction with the 2010 NFL season. By 2015, a massive marketing blitz (and millions of resulting customers) drove its valuation to over a billion dollars.

But the increased prominence came at a cost. Elected officials scrutinized the legality of FanDuel and rival DraftKings’ flagship fantasy products. DFS representatives and politicians debated in court, statehouses, and public opinion over whether or not daily fantasy was a form of gambling. Some states banned the games, other legalized them, and others left them in an imbroglio that still remains.

During that legal limbo, regulators rejected DraftKings and FanDuel’s 2016 merger attempt. In 2018, the Supreme Court ruled that all states could legalize single-game sports gambling within their borders. Not coincidently, FanDuel was acquired just days later.

Now part of Flutter Entertainment, the European gaming titan and owner of the Paddy Power and Betfair brands, FanDuel has set the tone for U.S. sports betting. 

FanDuel runs digital sportsbooks in states like New Jersey, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Iowa and West Virginia, with launches pending in many more. The company also operates retail books in all the aforementioned states (excluding Tennessee), as well as Mississippi and New York.

Though it won’t open a retail book in the Volunteer State any time soon (or ever) thanks to state law, FanDuel will still flourish in Tennessee. Already in the pockets of thousands of Tennesseans via its DFS mobile app, FanDuel has a leg up on what should be a crowded field of competitors fighting for in-state sports wagering action.

In other states, FanDuel has built off its brand recognition to create an impressive digital sportsbook that would stand out on its own. This means FanDuel should, once again, be one of – it not the – market leader when it takes its first wager in Tennessee.

Conclusion

FanDuel’s sportsbook brings variety, acclaim, and excitement to Tennessee where its strong brand name and elite product will make it a fan favorite. The company has seamlessly grown from daily fantasy start-up to U.S. sportsbook leader and should only continue innovating.

Unlike its competitors, FanDuel eschews a traditional, tiered loyalty program to prioritize unrivaled short-term or one-off promotions such as free plays, bonus credits and odds boosts. Unlike more established bookmakers, FanDuel is betting the industry’s best odds will attract customers looking for value, instead of those committed to just one book.

Tennessee bettors can expect an elite product with plenty of reasons to make it their go-to sportsbook.

Nick Chappell

Nick began working in the iGaming industry back in 2009 and has been an active member of the community ever since. He is a regular contributor for a number of publications including the USBets Network, RotoGrinders, and ScoresAndOdds.