Super Bowl 58: Your Alternative Gaming Options if FanDuel & DraftKings Aren’t Legal in Your State

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Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images. Pictured: Patrick Mahomes.

The Super Bowl marks the most popular day in the year for online gaming. If major sportsbooks like FanDuel or DraftKings aren't live in your state, there are still ways to get in on the action with DFS and DFS pick'em games.

DFS is a good alternative for real-money gaming action since it's available in so many states where sports betting isn't, and there are a number of good options available for Super Bowl LVIII.

The DFS industry has evolved beyond traditional contests with salary cap lineups — you can now select player statistics to have more or less than the posted numbers and tie them together for bigger payouts.

Here's how it looks on PrizePicks, the industry leader:

prizepicks super bowl example entry with patrick mahomes
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Let's break down five good DFS pick'em options for Sunday's Super Bowl.

1. Underdog Fantasy

Underdog Fantasy works in the same vein as other DFS pick'em games. You pick players to have more or less than the posted statistic, and the more players you add that are accurately selected, the more your winnings are increased. A two-player entry that goes 2/2 would double your net winnings.

Their pick’em games are only live in IL, IN, KS, NY, VA, WY, DC, AL, AK, AR, CA, FL, GA, ME, MN, MS, NE, NM, NC, ND, OK, OR, RI, SC, SD, TX, UT, VT, and WI.

Aside from pick'em contests, you can also play games like best ball and battle royale.

Underdog Fantasy's welcome offer is also a 100% deposit match of up to $100. You can access this by using the Underdog promo code ACTION.

2. PrizePicks

PrizePicks is live in over 30 states — many of which don't have legal online sports betting. These states are AR,AZ, CA, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MN, NE, NM, NC, ND, OK, OR, RI, SC, SD, TX, UT, VT, VA, WI. You must be 19 or older in most states, and 21+ in Arizona and Massachusetts.

You can use the PrizePicks promo code ACTIONMAX for a 100% deposit match of up to $100.

The way this works is you will create an entry of two to six players. Each player square you add, you will select whether you think the player will get more or less than their projected stat.

A six-player entry will net up to 25x the payout.

Say I wanted to create a three-player Super Bowl entry consisting of the following stats:

  • Travis Kelce less than 73.5 receiving yards
  • George Kittle less than 50.5 receiving yards
  • Deebo Samuel more than 59.5 receiving yards

A $20 entry on this would net $100.

You can use the Power Play option to maximize your payout if all players are correctly guessed or the Flex Play option to ensure a minimum payout if one player is wrong.

The catch with Flex Play if if all of your players are guessed correctly with it activated, you will not get the max payout you would have otherwise.

Both of these features can be used on entries of 3 or more players.

3. Dabble Fantasy

With Dabble, you can get $10 in bonus funds with promo code ACTION. Dabble is a newer entrant onto the scene, launching in the U.S. in October; the company operates a sportsbook in Australia.

Dabble's big differentiator is that you can add up to eight picks to your entry to create a potential 100x payout.

4. Sleeper Fantasy

Sleeper Fantasy has a selection of pay-to-play contests with cash prizes.

What makes Sleeper Fantasy unique versus other DFS platforms is that you can create real-time shared entries against friends.

Their offer is also a 100% deposit match with Sleeper promo code ACTION.

Sleeper Picks is available to users in AK, AR, CA, CO, FL, GA, KS, KY, MA, MN, NE, NM, NC, ND, OK, OR, RI, SC, SD, TX, UT, VT, WI, WY and Washington D.C.

5. Boom Fantasy

Boom Fantasy is available in 25 states, which are IL, KS, MI, WY, DC, MA, AK, AR, CA, FL, GA, KY, MN, NE, NH, NM, NC, ND, OK, OR, RI, SC, SD, TX, UT and WI.

You can use the "longshot" feature to multiply your payout up to 40x. The favorites category will boost your payout up to 3x. These various modes give you the freedom to strategize on how aggressive or conservative you want to approach an entry.

Boom's welcome offer is a"no-sweat" entry worth up to $100 by way of Boom Fantasy promo code ACTION.

This means if your first entry loses, your entry amount will be matched.

Is Online Sports Betting Legal in My State?

Check below for the status of sports betting in your state ahead of the Super Bowl.

New Hampshire
New Jersey
New MexicoX
New York
North CarolinaPending
North DakotaX
Rhode Island
South CarolinaXX
South DakotaX
Washington D.C.
West Virginia

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