While playing catch-up with industry leaders FanDuel and DraftKings, Yahoo trades on its name rather than product quality. Any Yahoo/AOL/Rocketmail/Oath account holder over 21 residing in a US State in which fantasy sports are legal or in which the state government holds a friendly attitude can play fantasy sports on the site.
In the legal sense, DFS isn’t as clearly defined as Sportsbooks or Casinos. It is expressly outlawed in Alabama, Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada and Washington. Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Missouri and Virginia as yet have not taken definitive positions although Yahoo does accept deposits in Florida [$25 initial deposit, $5 min, $1,000 max afterwards]. Unfortunately, Yahoo doesn’t offer eligibility information upfront. The only way to know is to try making a deposit. The only way to access the site is to register for a Yahoo account, surrendering your personal information before deciding whether Yahoo is for you.
Once on the site, the FAQ is your best source for assistance. You can link to instructions on how to play the different games offered, which include head-to-head play against one opponent and leagues that offer different prize structures. You can also create your own leagues for both money and fun.
Sports are limited to NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL. The ‘Soccer’ icon is currently a dead end.
Most games are open to all players but some are restricted to exclude veteran players or rookies. Others allow multiple entries from the same player. Still, others are exclusively for league members. You sign up for the league to play in games it offers.
The rules and scoring systems for each game are clearly laid out. Unfortunately, if you have further questions, the telephone option connects you to Yahoo’s overall customer service where representatives have no knowledge of DFS.
Yahoo Daily Fantasy Sports Loyalty Program and Promotions
While there is no initial deposit bonus, Yahoo DFS offers rewards points for all money games. When sufficient points are accrued, they can be used as cash to enter new leagues.
Yahoo’s DFS games are limited in scope, its customer service is barebones and they aren’t clear on which parts of the US they do and do not serve. As well, Paypal is the only deposit method available. If you’re an experienced player who doesn’t require any bells or whistles, it’s a serviceable site. If not, you should look for something more customer-friendly.
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