While most punters are familiar with the standard selection of online sports betting NZ options, fantasy league betting is an entirely different type of system altogether. In a sense, putting money on fantasy leagues is a bit like exchange betting in that it involves wagering against your friends and fellow punters. An intimate knowledge of sports and players is required to build a solid team and win the top prize.
If you want to get started, the first step is to sign up with an online sports betting NZ site that caters for those interested in fantasy leagues. Once signed up, the next step is to decide what you are going to be working with. In New Zealand, fantasy leagues are available on all the most popular sports, including Rugby, Cricket, Soccer, American Football, Basketball, Baseball, Ice Hockey and so on. The more you know about a sport, the better your chance of creating the strongest team.
Choosing a Sport and League Type
Depending on the site, you can choose to enter a paid competition, a free competition, season leagues or daily leagues. With paid competitions, each entrant pays a set fee to join the league. At the end of the season or period, prizes are awarded to the punters with the highest team score. With fantasy league betting, idea is to create a virtual team based on real players.
For example, if you are building a Super Rugby team, you might want to include a few of the All Blacks in your line-up. Naturally, the site has certain restrictions on the type of players that can be added and their abilities; otherwise everyone would have a team of only the best. The key here is to choose players that will work with the restrictions given and still create a strong team that will perform well during the season.
Building Your Team
Every team member of your sports betting league is based on a real player and their abilities. Once you have a full team, you are entered into the league for the season or set time period. Each punter will have their own unique team with strong and weak players for the duration of the time period. During the season, points are awarded to your team when one of your players performs well in the real world. If any of your players wins a game in the real world, you point score increases. Points are also awarded for assists, meters run, or any type of positive movement.
Using Your Knowledge
This is where your sports knowledge comes into play. When you first create you team, you should be looking at how a player performed in previous seasons as well as their current performance and potential for future games. If none of your team members performs well, then your overall point score does not increase. Some fantasy league betting sites allow punters to sell and buy players during a virtual transfer period. In such cases, punters can gain experienced players or sell off those they don’t need.
Winning the Top Prize
At the end of the fantasy season, all the virtual teams will have earned points throughout the allotted time period. The punters whose teams performed the best will have the most points and win the pooled prize money. During daily competitions, all this action happens in a matter of hours and is based on a single game, using real life scenarios.
At an online sports betting NZ site, punters can hone their skills and improve their fantasy league knowledge to perform better each time they create a new team. The site shows constant updates on how each team is performing and who is in line to win.