Fantasy sports has been around way before websites and bookie software has been, that is for sure. It’s been around before there was computers even. But just like the pay per head industry, the computer and internet revolution has totally transformed something that used to be done for fun among friends, to a billion dollar international industry.
Fantasy sports used to be played by season only. Players would draft their teams before the season started and follow the stats throughout the year by reading the newspaper. The internet streamlined the process by allowing the drafts and record keeping to be done online. Fantasy membership rose dramatically over the 90’s and into the 2000’s. But just a few years ago, a new kind of fantasy began to rise. Daily fantasy has taken the sports world by storm, and has no signs of slowing down. Sites like Fanduel.com and Draftkings.com are the industry leaders in this business that is growing every day. Players are able to join new leagues that start every day and week and provide non-stop action for fantasy players. Oh yeah and by the way its completely regulated and 100% legal.
So the question is, how will this affect someone who is using one of the top bookie software sites. The answer? We can’t say for sure. In my opinion, pay per head agents will benefit from this industry. This increases people watching sports, as well as holding their attention by the chance of monetary gain. This is similar to what sites for local bookies are offering. The more people interested, the more people trying to make a quick buck from these games, the more likely they are to wager on games. The downfall could be that pay per head players using local bookie software sites, might find enough action by playing these daily fantasy sites and not feel the need to gain interest in games by placing a wager on sites for bookies. Either way, daily fantasy leagues are here to stay, and the sky is the limit.