Fantasy Sports: How They Work?

Watching and playing sports is one of the most popular, beloved and oldest pastimes that humanity has ever participated in. Sports like wrestling date back all the way to the days before civilization, and all throughout history new sports have risen up, some of which are still played today. Bat-and-ball sports which inspired the creation of baseball have been played since the 14th century, games resembling volleyball have existed for centuries, and several kick-ball games, which resemble, and may have inspired the creation of Football have been played in Ancient China, Greece, and Rome.

With the advent of the internet, new and interesting ways to participate in sports culture have risen up, the most popular, and entertaining among which is the advent of fantasy sport. For those who may not be in the know, fantasy sport refers to a kind of game, often played on the internet, though not necessarily, which includes the participants drafting a team in their sport of choice, and functioning as the fantasy team’s manager.

Fantasy sport, in recent years, has been becoming more-and-more popular, especially on online betting sites like, as more and more people are becoming interested in sports, and in the game of fantasy sport.

How Fantasy Sport Works

As stated above, the way to play Fantasy Sport, is to pick a certain number of players in the given sport during a draft pick. The players are chosen from a specific pool decided by the players, or by the website, if you are playing online. The participants then function as managers of their fantasy team, and add up points to their team depending on how well the actual players do during their games during the season, or pre-season.

Fantasy Sport has spawned a large betting following. Many are confused as to how one can bet on fantasy sport. The answer is quite simple. If you participate in the game, all you have to do is put money on your fantasy team, and if your team scores the most points by the end of the game/season, you win the bet.

Now that we are familiarized with what fantasy sports are, and how they work, let’s take a look at the most popular form of fantasy sport.

Fantasy Football (Soccer)

Football/Soccer is the most popular sport in the world, with over 4 billion fans worldwide. It is also the most played sport, as the number of people who practice football for fitness, health, or recreation, actually exceeds the number of football fans, worldwide.

Naturally, the popularity of the sport has led to fantasy soccer becoming a massively popular phenomenon on the internet. The popularity of fantasy soccer has become such, that even the popular sports news site, ESPN, has their own fantasy soccer league.

Fantasy Football (American)

The biggest sport in the United States is, of course, American Football, with the National Football League being the biggest sports organization in America. Fantasy Football is a time-honored tradition in the States, with fans playing Fantasy Football even before the advent of the internet.