Our PlayON review aims to give an overview and all the essential information about PlayON Fantasy Sports in the UK market. We will also display the sign up process and guide you through the PlayON game lobby. The PlayON dashboard is very different to other Daily Fantasy Sports sites but extremely user-friendly. We will also provide a step by step guide on how to enter real money contests at PlayON.
PlayON Fantasy Sports essential Information
Overview: PlayON are a relative newcomer to the Daily Fantasy Sports market and only currently accept real money players from UK and Ireland although will shortly be accepting Australian customers. One of the most attractive features is the selection of sports they offer contests on, with Daily Fantasy Sports contests based on International, CPL, and IPL cricket, and also European Tour Golf. This offering makes them unique in the UK marketplace and although their prizepools can’t compete with DraftKings UK yet, they have big ambitions. In May 2016 the European Tour announced PlayON as their official Fantasy Sports partner which should mean a huge growth in player numbers, especially for their Fantasy Golf contests
Welcome Bonus Offer: N/A
Conversion: A great feature of PlayON is that although you will deposit in £, you can then transfer that money to € or $ if you want to play contests that use these currencies and there is no charge for this transfer. This makes it very easy to understand the exact cost of each contest entry.
Licensing: Fully licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission – Remote Operating License Number 000-032608-R-314435-001.PlayON is licensed in Ireland by the Irish Revenue – license number 1011239.
Signing up a PlayON Fantasy Sports Account
To sign up an account, users must be over the age of 18 years old and reside in the United Kingdom or Ireland. The sign up process itself is very easy and UK users can register by clicking on the ’Sign Up’ in the top right hand corner of the website, or on the ‘Sign Up’ button in the drop down menu in the top left hand corner of the mobile site.
Depositing using the PlayON Cashier
There is a big green ‘Deposit’ button in the top right corner of the PlayON Fantasy Sports website that will take you to the deposit page. When depositing you will have the options to deposit in your local currency (£ for UK players and € for Irish players) and the main deposit methods available are Debit/Credit Cards, Neteller and Skrill.
Withdrawing using the PlayON Cashier
To withdraw funds simply click on the ‘Account’ button in the drop down menu in the top left hand corner of the website and mobile site. From the ‘My Account’ portal you just need to click on the ‘Withdraw’ button and then you can withdraw back to the deposit method used. Please note that as a fraud and security prevention measure, you will not be able to withdraw funds within 48 hours of them being deposited.
The PlayON Fantasy Sports dashboard
The dashboard is a great way to access all parts of the site and also to have an at-a-glance reference for your personal entries. The dashboard allows you to:
- Enter the games lobby
- Review entered games
- View live Games
- See total winnings to date
- Pick your teams
- Review saved teams
- Refer a friend
- Create a contest
The PlayON Fantasy Sports lobby
The lobby is very user friendly with contests listed with the biggest guaranteed prizepools at the top. You can choose to view contests by Golf, Cricket, Football or Basketball and there are also easy to use filters so you can search for a contest by name, time, entry fee, or game type.
Entering a PlayON Fantasy Sports contest
Step 1: Find the contest that you want to enter.
In the example below we will be entering into a €22 PlayON Golf Contest. In the image below you will see from the circled section at the top of the page we have selected Golf’ to display Golf Contests in the main area of the lobby. You can then choose a contest that best suits your bankroll.
Step 2: Select your PlayON Fantasy Sports Line-up
After clicking through to your chosen contest you then have to pick your line-up. In the golf example we have a $100m budget to pick 7 golfers. You can check out full details of the PlayON Golf rules here.
PlayON provides useful filters to allow you search for players by Name, Price, or by the % of teams that this player has been selected by. This is a fantastic tool to assess how unique a selection is and allow you to decide when to take a contrary view against the field when playing in GPP tournaments.
You can then add players to your line-up by clicking on the ‘ADD’ button next to their name (circled in the image below). Players selected for your team will then move into the ‘Line-up’ on the right hand side of the image shown. To remove a player from your team you can simply click on the ‘X’ button to the right hand side of that players name, or the remove button to the right of their name in the selection box.
PlayON Golf will always display how much of your salary budget you have left to use just above your line-up selections.
Once you have completed your line-up and are happy to enter it into the selected contest, simply click the ‘Save team’ button below the line-up box. This will save your line-up so you can edit it. You then need to click on the ‘Enter Game’ button that appears on the screen and confirm your entry.
Step 3: Changing your PlayON Fantasy Sports Line-up
When playing fantasy golf or other games, there will be times when you want to change the initial line-up you selected due to player injuries, tee time or personal preferences. This could be due to player injury, or just a change of view on who you want in your team.
The easiest way to edit your team is by clicking on the ‘Saved Teams’ link in the left hand menu or from your PlayON dashboard
Simply click on the circled red ‘Edit’ button on your team page and you will be returned to the line-up selection portal where you can make any changes to your team.
Further PlayON Fantasy Sports menu options
In addition to entering a contest, there are other fantastic options to refer a friend and also to create your own contests which is a fantastic way to play against friend and fellow sports fans.
Key features that are worth checking out include:
- How to play guides
- The Blog
- Create a Contest
- Referral Options
The full menu and options can be viewed below.