UFC 297: Your Gaming Options if FanDuel, DraftKings, Other Sportsbooks Aren’t Legal in Your State

UFC 297: Your Gaming Options if FanDuel, DraftKings, Other Sportsbooks Aren’t Legal in Your State article feature image

Steve Marcus/Getty Images. Pictured: UFC middleweight Dricus Du Plessis of South Africa

If you want to get in on the real-money gaming action for UFC 297, but sports betting isn't legal in your state, there are still plenty of options.

You can check out DFS sites like PrizePicks, available in 31 states, including many without full online sports betting — AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MI, MN, NE, NM, NY, NC, ND, OK, OR, RI, SC, SD, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WY.

With PrizePicks promo code ACTION, you'll get a 100% deposit match up to $100. So if you put in $100, you'll get $100 in bonus funds to use on the platform.

How PrizePicks Works

So how does PrizePicks work, exactly? You select player/fighter statistics, choose more or less on each, and tie them together in an entry. You must choose at least two statistics and can take a max of six. PrizePicks offers its most robust menu for NFL and NBA, but has plenty of other sports like UFC, e-sports, and so much more.

Below, I've taken Dricus du Plessis less than 79.5 significant strikes and the Strickland-du Plessis fight less than 12 minutes (meaning it must before 3 minutes remaining in Round 3).

I'm counting on this fight ending early. If it wins, I'll 2x my entry stake.

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Power Play vs. Flex Play

With any entry with 3+ squares, you have two payout options — a Power Play and a Flex Play.

  • The Power Play requires you to hit all three legs to win. But your payout will be 5x.
  • The Flex Play will get you some money back if 2/3 legs hit, but if you go 3/3, your payout will only be 2.25x (including your stake).

The pay table changes depending on many legs you add, but the principles are the same — you'll get some money back if you miss a leg with the Flex Play, but your payout if you do hit all your squares will be less.

So in this example below, I'm tailing our UFC expert Sean Zerillo, who likes the Jasmine Jasudavicius and Charles Jourdain fights to go the distance, and Gillian Robertson to win inside the distance. So I'm playing the fight time on all three of those bouts on a Power Play for 5x my entry.

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