Why Dribble?

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How’s your fantasy football season going? Not sure? Haven’t logged in for a while?

Most of us really did give it a go this season. Then the Costa or Payet incident happened last week & our teams took a huge hit. How were we supposed to know?

I get it. Shit happens. That’s fantasy football…right?

Just have to accept that’s how fantasy work…or do you?

How about the last time you won one of those great prizes they advertise on Fantasy Premier League site?

Let me put it this way. There are 4 prizes at the end of the season. There are roughly 4 million Fantasy Premier League players. That’s a 0.0001% chance of us winning anything for 38 weeks work!

Playing but not winning sucks

We’re Getting Screwed

The problem isn’t the hours you put in at the start of the season building your team. It’s when one of your key players is dropped the day before a game-week.

Suddenly you’re out for Friday night drinks scrambling on your phone or laptop to remember your password, work out budgets, decide whether or not to pull a wildcard & who to make the new captain.

Sure, season-long games like FPL can be fun. It makes watching games more exciting even if you’re team isn’t playing. My issue with it is there are 4 million skilful players out there not being rewarded for their time.

Why Do We Keep Playing When It’s So Hard To Win?

It’s known that people gamble even when the odds are against them for “fun.” It’s accepted, for example, that in huge contest games like FanDuel & DraftKings in the US you’re unlikely to win anything. Yet you play anyway because it “makes watching any game more exciting.”

That’s true, but it’s also by design. Why can’t you have fun playing things like Fantasy Football and win? With anything that requires a whole season of work, that’s tough.

Take it from the 2015 FPL winner Simon March:

“[I] saw maybe four live matches over the course of the season”
“[On family & friends] FPL started to take over their lives”
“I’m…relieved I can go back to following football like a normal person”

Doesn’t sound too fun.

Stop Trying to Win Every Year. Win Every Day.

If you stood a 50% chance to win money on fantasy football every day, would you bet on that? What if it was 90% quicker to play with no logins or passwords? If you could build a team on your phone in 5 minutes on the commute home, submit it & see what happens?

That’s what Daily Fantasy Football is all about. Quick games for casual punters who just want to play. And win.

Sure, Daily Fantasy games like DraftKings & FanDuel still have big pool games where the odds are high, but games like Dribble offer head-to-head & smaller pools.

The Guys Saving Their Season

This season alone on Dribble, our active users have won an average of 40 cash games each.

Can you find those kinds of numbers at the bookies? Can you win that much on any other fantasy site? Remember, the chances of winning on FPL are 0.0001%.

“Playing for cash on Dribble brings a whole different level of excitement when I’m watching football!” caltheowl, 102 bets won

If you’re sick of never winning on fantasy football even when you’re team does well, then try playing every day. Play head-to-head. Play in smaller pool games.

“The amount you can potentially win on season-long fantasy football is so small when you think about how long you’re playing for. 38 weeks! I want the fun of season-long football with an actual chance to win money.” bigo1, 71% of bets won on Dribble

Daily fantasy football doesn’t replace FPL. It’s for when you’re season’s over but there’s still 4 months to go & you want a quick, simple way to actually win.

Save it.