I see a lot of sports fans come into the bar I work at and it always amazes how many of them have never heard of daily fantasy sports. Most everyone of course knows about fantasy sports to some degree. Many of my patrons have participated in Fantasy Football season long leagues, office fantasy pools for such events like the NCAA March Madness tournament, and general friendly wagers with friends and family but rarely still do I get any avid daily fantasy sports players that come in on the regular. When I tell my customers about daily fantasy sports or show them on my my mobile phone they are often blown away by the technology, entertainment value and the sheer numbers that are offered up in the player and prize pools. Since many are still in amazement at what the industry is growing to I decided to make an infographic blog post to highlight some of the key daily fantasy sports stats that highlight its true potential.
Daily Fantasy Sports Growth Stat #1 – 40,000,000+ People Play Fantasy Sports In The US
I think I read somewhere that the 40 million+ number would represent around 15% of the United States population and the amazing thing is this number is still growing. With most of the sports fan public still in the dark about daily fantasy sports as evidenced by bartending encounters I can only imagine what the DFS population could grow to in 5 or 10 years once the word spreads, regulations are in place and more players have the opportunity to try the games out. Will you be one of the new daily fantasy players?
Daily Fantasy Sports Growth Stat #2 – Avearge Annual Spend of a Fantasy Sports Player = $111
Multiply that by 40 million and you have an extreme amount of revenue coming in the door with no sign of slowing down in sight. With so much money being invested and spent on daily fantasy sports we can only expect the companies to get bigger and stronger while offering more and more options to the customer. The great thing about daily fantasy sports is that you can actually win lots of money so while some might spend/lose a $100 a year there are plenty of people who are actually making a living from playing daily fantasy sports.
Daily Fantasy Sports Growth Stat #3 – 30% of Fantasy Players Use A Mobile Device To Play
The future of entertainment revolves highly around its ability to interact while mobile and daily fantasy sports allows for just that. The sweet thing about DFS is that you can come to the bar and still play. Most every site has a mobile platform now so playing daily fantasy sports on the go is now easier then ever before. I think this mobile friendliness will play a key role in the further expansion of DFS. You can now play daily fantasy sports and go to the game live all at the same time.
The above numbers are pretty telling as to how much potential this new industry has. The potential is clearly there and I hope this blog will also be a help on spreading awareness of how fun this new form of entertainment is.