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Last updated: October 2021

Numerals

3+ person

Definition: Noun. A contest type where the user competes against 3 to 20 other users.
Usage notes: Marketing may treat contest types as proper nouns.
Product: Fantasy

3-Man Challenge

Definition: Proper noun. A game style where the user drafts 3 players in total.
Usage notes: This game style is treated as a proper noun because it’s FanDuel-specific.
Product: Fantasy

A

account

Definition: Noun. A user’s account in general, or the “Account” section within the product.
Usage notes: This is the only product section not treated as a proper noun, as it’s standard and familiar to users.
Product: Global

active

Definition: Adjective. Refers to a bet that hasn’t settled yet.
Product: Sportsbook

All Sports

Definition: Proper noun. A section within the product where users can choose from all available sports.
Product: Sportsbook

B

beat the score

Definition: Noun. A contest type where the user needs to hit a target score to win.
Usage notes: Marketing may treat contest types as proper nouns.
Product: Fantasy

beginner

Definition: Noun. A user who has played in a limited number of contests.
Product: Fantasy

best ball

Definition: Noun. A season-long game style where users draft once up front, then lineups are automated each week.
Usage notes: Marketing may treat game styles as proper nouns.
Product: Fantasy

bet

Definition: Noun/Verb. The act of risking money on the outcome of a sporting event.
Examples: “Place a bet,” “Bet on all major U.S. sports”
Usage notes: When referring to the actual sum of money risked, use “wager.”
Product: Sportsbook

betslip

Definition: Noun. The digital ticket that contains all of a user’s bet information.
Product: Sportsbook

bet type

Definition: Noun. A type of bet with a specific format, including straight, parlay, teaser, and round robin.
Usage notes: Don’t confuse “bet type” with “market.”
Product: Sportsbook

bonus [funds]

Definition: Noun. Money rewarded to a user (to be used only on FanDuel), in the form of “cash” or credit.
Examples: “Get a $50 referral bonus!,” “Use bonus funds”
Usage notes: Use “bonus” to refer to the reward in general, but “bonus funds” to refer to the actual balance of money earned from the bonus.
Product: Global

C

Cashout (proper noun), cash out (verb)

Definition: Proper noun: A feature that lets users settle an eligible bet before the event they bet on has finished. Verb: The act of settling the eligible bet.
Examples: “With Cashout, you get money back on your bet before the event is even over!,” “You’ll get $4.50 if you cash out and settle your bet now”
Product: Sportsbook

Championship

Definition: Proper noun. In Friends Mode, a contest format where users pay once up front, so every contest is guaranteed to run for cash.
Product: Fantasy

choose

Definition: Verb. The “formal” action a user takes to indicate a choice within the product.
Examples: “Choose a withdrawal method”
Usage notes: For a more informal action, use “pick.”
Product: Global

claim

Definition: Verb. The action a user takes to accept or use something (e.g. a reward) they’ve already received.
Examples: “Claim your reward!”
Usage notes: Don’t use “claim” and “redeem” interchangeably.
Product: Global

commissioner

Definition: Noun. The user who creates and regulates a particular league.
Usage notes: When referring to the creator of an individual contest, use “contest creator.”
Product: Fantasy

contest

Definition: Noun. What a user plays in.
Product: Fantasy

contest creator

Definition: Noun. The user who creates a particular contest.
Usage notes: When referring to the creator of a league, use “commissioner.”
Product: Fantasy

contest type

Definition: Noun. Noun. A specific type of contest, including tournaments, beat the scores, multipliers, head-to-heads, 3+ players, and 50/50s.
Usage notes: Don’t confuse “contest type” with “game style.”
Product: Fantasy

cover

Definition: Verb. Refers to a bet winning.
Examples: “If every leg hits, the parlay covers”
Product: Sportsbook

create

Definition: Verb. The action a user takes to create a lineup or contest.
Usage notes: When referring to the creator of a Friends Mode league, use “commissioner.”
Product: Fantasy

credit

Definition: Noun. What a user can get from a bonus that isn’t “cash."
Examples: “Get $10 in credit when you enter!,” “We’ll credit your account”
Usage notes: In legal copy, use “site credit.”
Product: Global

D

Daily Bonus

Definition: Proper noun. The $75 bonus users get for wagering $10 or more in one day, as part of our loyalty program.
Product: Sportsbook

deposit

Definition: Noun/Verb. Money added to a user’s account, or the act of adding the money.
Examples: “Make a deposit,” “Deposit $10”
Usage notes: As a verb, “add funds” can also be used.
Product: Global

draft

Definition: Noun/Verb. The act of picking players for a lineup.
Examples: “No upcoming drafts,” “Draft a QB for your lineup”
Usage notes: Use “draft” only when referring to a player (not a lineup).
Product: Fantasy

E

email (verb/noun), email address (noun)

Definition: Email: The act of sending an email, or the message itself. Email address: a user’s email address.
Product: Global

enter

Definition: Verb. The final action a user takes to enter a lineup.
Usage notes: Use “enter” only at the end of the lineup creation process.
Product: Fantasy

entry

Definition: Noun. A user’s submission or reserved spot in a contest.
Product: Fantasy

entry fee

Definition: Noun. The cost of entry into a particular contest.
Product: Fantasy

entry type

Definition: Noun. A specific type of contest entry, including single entry, multi-entry, satellites, and qualifiers.
Product: Fantasy

event

Definition: Noun. A physical sporting event, including games, matches, and non-traditional sporting events.
Product: Sportsbook

F

FanDuel Points (FDP)

Definition: Proper noun. The currency used in our Players Club rewards program, which users can earn by entering paid contests and redeem for rewards.
Product: Fantasy

FanDueler

Definition: Proper noun. An alternative to “person,” what a user is called within the product.
Examples: “Practice against other new FanDuelers”
Usage notes: Use “FanDueler” sparingly, when “person” is too vague.
Product: Global

free bet

Definition: Noun. A free bet on a particular event, rewarded or gifted to a user.
Product: Sportsbook

Friends Mode

Definition: Proper noun. A way for users to play in private leagues against their friends, competing for weekly and season-long prizes.
Product: Fantasy

full roster

Definition: Noun. Our classic game style where the user drafts 9 players in total.
Usage notes: This is one of the only places where we use “roster” instead of “lineup.”
Product: Fantasy

future

Definition: Noun. A market where the user bets on an outcome that won’t be decided in the near future.
Product: Sportsbook

G

game

Definition: Noun. A physical (or sometimes virtual) sporting event. What contests are based on and bets are made on.
Usage notes: Exceptions are “match” (typically used for tennis) and “event” (typically used for non-traditional sports).
Product: Fantasy, Sportsbook

game style

Definition: Noun. A specific style of contest, incuding full roster, single game, snake draft, and best ball.
Product: Fantasy

gameline

Definition: Noun. A list of bets and odds offered for a particular event.
Product: Sportsbook

game time (noun), gametime (adjective)

Definition: Game time: The time when a game starts. Gametime: Happening at game time.
Examples: “We’ll try to find you an opponent at game time,” “Gametime decision”
Product: Fantasy, Sportsbook

get

Definition: Verb. The action a user takes to earn or acquire something.
Usage notes: Use “get” in the present tense, but “earned” (which sounds like a great accomplishment) in the past tense.
Product: Global

H

head-to-head

Definition: Noun. A contest type where the user competes against one other user.
Usage notes: Marketing may treat contest types as proper nouns.
Product: Fantasy

Home

Definition: Proper noun. The Sportsbook homepage, containing promotions and popular gamelines.
Product: Sportsbook

I

invite

Definition: Noun/Verb. An invitation for another user to join a contest or league, or the act of sending the invitation.
Usage notes: In more informal contexts, you can also use “challenge” as a verb.
Product: Fantasy

J

join

Definition: Verb. The action a user takes to create an account on FanDuel.
Usage notes: When appropriate, use “create [an] account” instead of “join.”
Product: Global

K

kiosk

Definition: Noun. A machine at a retail location where users can place bets in person.
Product: Sportsbook

L

leaderboard

Definition: Noun. A scoreboard showing the names and current scores of the leading users in a contest.
Product: Fantasy

league

Definition: Noun. In Friends Mode, a private league where users can play against their friends, competing for weekly and season-long prizes.
Product: Fantasy

leg

Definition: Noun. One of multiple bets that are combined into a larger bet, typically a parlay.
Product: Sportsbook

level

Definition: Noun. A user’s status in our Players Club rewards program.
Usage notes: Don’t confuse “level” with “tier” or “user limit.”
Product: Fantasy

lineup

Definition: Noun. The group of players a user enters into a contest.
Usage notes: Marketing may use “roster.”
Product: Fantasy

live bet

Definition: Noun. A bet on a live game.
Product: Sportsbook

live odds

Definition: Noun. The odds on a live bet, which may move during the course of the game.
Product: Sportsbook

Lobby

Definition: Proper noun. The Fantasy homepage, containing promotions and popular contests.
Product: Fantasy

log in (verb), login (adjective)

Definition: Log in: The action a user takes to get into their acount. Login: Related to the act of logging in.
Examples: “Log in to your account,” “Go back to the login screen”
Usage notes: “Login” may occasionally be a noun, e.g. “Go back to login.”
Product: Global

log out

Definition: Verb. The action a user takes to get out of their account.
Product: Global

M

market

Definition: Noun. A type of bet on a specific outcome, including moneylines, spreads, totals, and props.
Usage notes: Don’t confuse “market” with “bet type.”
Product: Sportsbook

moneyline

Definition: Noun. A market where the user bets on which team will win a particular game.
Product: Sportsbook

multi-entry

Definition: Noun. A contest entry type where a user can submit multiple entries.
Product: Fantasy

multiplier

Definition: Noun. A contest type where the prize is the user’s entry fee multiplied by a certain amount.
Usage notes: Marketing may treat contest types as proper nouns.
Product: Fantasy

My Bets

Definition: Proper noun. A section within the product where users can access their active and settled bets.
Product: Sportsbook

Odds Boost

Definition: Proper noun. An increase in odds on a particular bet.
Product: Sportsbook

opponent

Definition: Noun. The person a user competes against in a contest.
Product: Fantasy

P

parlay

Definition: Noun. A bet type where multiple bets are combined into one larger bet, and the larger bet is dependent on the combined outcome of the single bets.
Product: Sportsbook

payout

Definition: Noun. The money a user gets from a winnng bet, including their stake and winnings.
Product: Sportsbook

person

Definition: Noun. What a user is called within the product.
Examples: “Only one entry per person,” “There are 3 other people in this contest”
Usage notes: In legal copy / T&Cs, use “user” or “participant.” Marketing may refer to users as “players.” Depending on context, it’s also okay to use “friend,” “opponent,” or “FanDueler.”
Product: Global

pick

Definition: Verb. The “informal” action a user takes to indicate a choice within the product.
Examples: “Pick your favorite sport”
Usage notes: For a more formal action, use “choose.”
Product: Global

pickup

Definition: Noun. In Friends Mode, a contest format where users pay for each contest individually, so contests need to fill in order to run for cash.
Product: Fantasy

play

Definition: Verb. Typically used at entry points for contests or games, or in marketing copy.
Examples: “Play this daily game for big prizes”
Usage notes: Avoid using “play” to refer to betting.
Product: Global

player

Definition: Noun. What a professional athlete is called within the product.
Usage notes: Marketing may use “player” to refer to a user. In most cases, use “person” to refer to a user.
Product: Fantasy, Sportsbook

points

Definition: Noun. In Fantasy, refers to “fantasy points,” which players score in their games. In Sportsbook, refers to loyalty points, which users can earn by placing bets and redeem for rewards.
Examples: “Rushing touchdowns = 6 pts,” “Place bets to earn points”
Product: Fantasy, Sportsbook

prize

Definition: Noun. What a user wins in a paid contest, typically cash.
Product: Fantasy

progress bar

Definition: Noun. The bar showing a user’s progress toward their next reward, as part of our loyalty program.
Product: Sportsbook

promotion

Definition: Noun. A marketing offer used to incentivize users to play or bet.
Product: Global

prop

Definition: Noun. A market where the bet isn’t tied to the outcome of a game, but an individual player or specific aspect of a game. Short for “proposition” bet.
Product: Sportsbook

Q

qualifier

Definition: Noun. A contest entry type where the winners or top percentage of players gain entry into another contest with a larger prize pool. Similar to a satellite, but typically higher-stake.
Product: Fantasy

Quick Player Replace

Definition: Proper noun. A tool that lets users quickly replace players in their lineups, typically in response to player injuries, game delays, or other external circumstances.
Product: Fantasy

R

redeem

Definition: Verb. The action a user takes to exchange something (e.g. a winning retail ticket) for something of more immediate value (e.g. the winnings).
Examples: “Use this 8-digit code to redeem your ticket”
Usage notes: Don’t use “claim” and “redeem” interchangeably.
Product: Global

reserve

Definition: Verb. The action a user takes to secure a contest entry without entering a lineup.
Product: Fantasy

Responsible Gaming

Definition: Proper noun. A set of proactive tools and support we offer our users to help them manage their play.
Product: Global

retail location

Definition: Noun. One of our physical sportsbooks where users can place bets in person.
Product: Sportsbook

reward

Definition: Noun. What a user earns by playing or betting.
Product: Global

Rewards Center

Definition: Proper noun. A subsection within the user’s account where they can access their rewards.
Product: Global

risk free (adverb), risk-free (adjective)

Definition: Adverb/Adjective. Without risking money.
Examples: “You can play today, risk free!,” “Place a risk-free bet today”
Product: Global

round robin

Definition: Noun. A bet type similar to a parlay, where multiple bets are combined into one larger bet, but the larger bet isn’t dependent on the combined outcome of the single bets.
Product: Sportsbook

S

salary

Definition: Noun. How much a particular player costs a user.
Product: Fantasy

salary cap

Definition: Noun. How much a user can spend in total when drafting players for a lineup.
Product: Fantasy

Same Game Parlay

Definition: Proper noun. A type of parlay where multiple bets on one matchup or team are combined into one larger bet.
Usage notes: This bet type is treated as a proper noun because it’s FanDuel-specific.
Product: Sportsbook

satellite

Definition: Noun. A contest entry type where the winners or top percentage of players gain entry into another contest with a larger prize pool. Similar to a qualifier, but typically lower-stake.
Product: Fantasy

Scores

Definition: Proper noun. A section within the product where users can view their scores for live and past contest entries.
Product: Fantasy

selection

Definition: Noun. An individual selection on a betslip.
Product: Sportsbook

settle

Definition: Verb. Refers to the result of a bet being determined.
Examples: “Check back once the bet has settled”
Product: Sportsbook

single entry

Definition: Noun. A contest entry type where a user can submit only one entry.
Product: Fantasy

single game

Definition: Noun. A game style where the user drafts 5 players in total, based on the players’ performance in only one game.
Product: Fantasy

slate

Definition: Noun. The set of games that make up a contest.
Product: Fantasy

snake draft

Definition: Noun. A game style where users draft the traditional way, by taking turns picking players.
Product: Fantasy

[point] spread

Definition: Noun. A market where the user bets on the difference between the winning and losing sides of an event.
Product: Sportsbook

stake

Definition: Noun. The particular sum of money being risked in a bet.
Usage notes: Use “stake” sparingly, typically only when “wager” isn’t clear enough.
Product: Sportsbook

start

Definition: Verb. The action a user takes to start a league.
Product: Fantasy

straight

Definition: Noun. A bet type where the user bets on any single outcome of an event.
Product: Sportsbook

submit

Definition: Verb. The action a user takes to enter information.
Product: Global

Support Team

Definition: Proper Noun. The internal team that offers all forms of customer support across all products.
Usage notes: If necessary, “Support Team” can be shortened to “Support.”
Product: Global

T

teaser

Definition: Noun. A bet type where the user can adjust the point spread on multiple games, but gets a lower return.
Product: Sportsbook

text (verb), text message (noun)

Definition: Text: The act of sending a text message. Text message: the message itself.
Product: Global

ticket

Definition: Noun. A bet receipt printed from a kiosk at a retail location.
Product: Sportsbook

tier (noun), Tier (proper noun)

Definition: Noun: A user’s grouping based on maximum deposit amounts, as part of our Responsible Gaming program. Proper noun: One of a set number of those tiers.
Examples: “You’re near the maximum deposit amount for users in your tier,” “You’re now in Tier 2”
Usage notes: Don’t confuse “tier” with “level” or “user limit.”
Product: Global

total

Definition: Noun. A market where the user bets on whether the combined score of a game will be over or under a certain amount. Also called an “over/under.”
Product: Sportsbook

tournament

Definition: Noun. A contest type where users compete in a series of contests for an overall prize.
Usage notes: Marketing may treat contest types as proper nouns.
Product: Fantasy

Training Guide

Definition: Proper noun. A guide to help users play a particular daily fantasy sport.
Product: Fantasy

U

Upcoming

Definition: Proper noun. A section within the product where users can access their upcoming contest entries.
Product: Fantasy

user/participant

Definition: Noun. What a user is called within legal copy / T&Cs.
Examples: “New users only,” “Participants may enter each qualifying contest…”
Usage notes: In most other cases, refer to a user as a “person.”
Product: Global

user limit

Definition: Noun. One of several, optional limits a user can set up to help them manage their play, as part of our Responsible Gaming program.
Examples: “Actively manage your play by setting user limits”
Usage notes: Don’t confuse “user limit” with “level” or “tier.”
Product: Global

username

Definition: Noun. The unique name a user creates for identification within the product.
Product: Global

verification (noun), verify (verb)

Definition: Noun/Verb. The process or act of confirming a user’s identity or location.
Product: Global

voucher

Definition: Noun. A free entry into a particular contest, rewarded or gifted to a user.
Product: Fantasy

W

wager

Definition: Noun. The particular sum of money being risked in a bet.
Examples: “Enter your wager and place a bet”
Product: Sportsbook

wheel

Definition: Noun. The mechanism a user “spins” to win bonus funds, as part of our loyalty program.
Product: Sportsbook

winnings

Definition: Noun. The money a user wins on a bet, not including their stake.
Product: Sportsbook

withdrawal (noun), withdraw (verb)

Definition: Noun/Verb. Money moved from a user’s account to an external account, or the act of moving the money.
Product: Global

Global

account

Definition: Noun. A user’s account in general, or the “Account” section within the product.
Usage notes: This is the only product section not treated as a proper noun, as it’s standard and familiar to users.

bonus [funds]

Definition: Noun. Money rewarded to a user (to be used only on FanDuel), in the form of “cash” or credit.
Examples: “Get a $50 referral bonus!,” “Use bonus funds”
Usage notes: Use “bonus” to refer to the reward in general, but “bonus funds” to refer to the actual balance of money earned from the bonus.

choose

Definition: Verb. The “formal” action a user takes to indicate a choice within the product.
Examples: “Choose a withdrawal method”
Usage notes: For a more informal action, use “pick.”

claim

Definition: Verb. The action a user takes to accept or use something (e.g. a reward) they’ve already received.
Examples: “Claim your reward!”
Usage notes: Don’t use “claim” and “redeem” interchangeably.

credit

Definition: Noun. What a user can get from a bonus that isn’t “cash."
Examples: “Get $10 in credit when you enter!,” “We’ll credit your account”
Usage notes: In legal copy, use “site credit.”

deposit

Definition: Noun/Verb. Money added to a user’s account, or the act of adding the money.
Examples: “Make a deposit,” “Deposit $10”
Usage notes: As a verb, “add funds” can also be used.

email (verb/noun), email address (noun)

Definition: Email: The act of sending an email, or the message itself. Email address: a user’s email address.

FanDueler

Definition: Proper noun. An alternative to “person,” what a user is called within the product.
Examples: “Practice against other new FanDuelers”
Usage notes: Use “FanDueler” sparingly, when “person” is too vague.

get

Definition: Verb. The action a user takes to earn or acquire something.
Usage notes: Use “get” in the present tense, but “earned” (which sounds like a great accomplishment) in the past tense.

join

Definition: Verb. The action a user takes to create an account on FanDuel.
Usage notes: When appropriate, use “create [an] account” instead of “join.”

log in (verb), login (adjective)

Definition: Log in: The action a user takes to get into their acount. Login: Related to the act of logging in.
Examples: “Log in to your account,” “Go back to the login screen”
Usage notes: “Login” may occasionally be a noun, e.g. “Go back to login.”

log out

Definition: Verb. The action a user takes to get out of their account.

person

Definition: Noun. What a user is called within the product.
Examples: “Only one entry per person,” “There are 3 other people in this contest”
Usage notes: In legal copy / T&Cs, use “user” or “participant.” Marketing may refer to users as “players.” Depending on context, it’s also okay to use “friend,” “opponent,” or “FanDueler.”

pick

Definition: Verb. The “informal” action a user takes to indicate a choice within the product.
Examples: “Pick your favorite sport”
Usage notes: For a more formal action, use “choose.”

play

Definition: Verb. Typically used at entry points for contests or games, or in marketing copy.
Examples: “Play this daily game for big prizes”
Usage notes: Avoid using “play” to refer to betting.

promotion

Definition: Noun. A marketing offer used to incentivize users to play or bet.

redeem

Definition: Verb. The action a user takes to exchange something (e.g. a winning retail ticket) for something of more immediate value (e.g. the winnings).
Examples: “Use this 8-digit code to redeem your ticket”
Usage notes: Don’t use “claim” and “redeem” interchangeably.

Responsible Gaming

Definition: Proper noun. A set of proactive tools and support we offer our users to help them manage their play.

reward

Definition: Noun. What a user earns by playing or betting.

Rewards Center

Definition: Proper noun. A subsection within the user’s account where they can access their rewards.

risk free (adverb), risk-free (adjective)

Definition: Adverb/Adjective. Without risking money.
Examples: “You can play today, risk free!,” “Place a risk-free bet today”

submit

Definition: Verb. The action a user takes to enter information.

Support Team

Definition: Proper Noun. The internal team that offers all forms of customer support across all products.
Usage notes: If necessary, “Support Team” can be shortened to “Support.”

text (verb), text message (noun)

Definition: Text: The act of sending a text message. Text message: the message itself.

tier (noun), Tier (proper noun)

Definition: Noun: A user’s grouping based on maximum deposit amounts, as part of our Responsible Gaming program. Proper noun: One of a set number of those tiers.
Examples: “You’re near the maximum deposit amount for users in your tier,” “You’re now in Tier 2”
Usage notes: Don’t confuse “tier” with “level” or “user limit.”

user/participant

Definition: Noun. What a user is called within legal copy / T&Cs.
Examples: “New users only,” “Participants may enter each qualifying contest…”
Usage notes: In most other cases, refer to a user as a “person.”

user limit

Definition: Noun. One of several, optional limits a user can set up to help them manage their play, as part of our Responsible Gaming program.
Examples: “Actively manage your play by setting user limits”
Usage notes: Don’t confuse “user limit” with “level” or “tier.”

username

Definition: Noun. The unique name a user creates for identification within the product.

verification (noun), verify (verb)

Definition: Noun/Verb. The process or act of confirming a user’s identity or location.

withdrawal (noun), withdraw (verb)

Definition: Noun/Verb. Money moved from a user’s account to an external account, or the act of moving the money.

Fantasy

3+ person

Definition: Noun. A contest type where the user competes against 3 to 20 other users.
Usage notes: Marketing may treat contest types as proper nouns.

3-Man Challenge

Definition: Proper noun. A game style where the user drafts 3 players in total.
Usage notes: This game style is treated as a proper noun because it’s FanDuel-specific.

beat the score

Definition: Noun. A contest type where the user needs to hit a target score to win.
Usage notes: Marketing may treat contest types as proper nouns.

beginner

Definition: Noun. A user who has played in a limited number of contests.

best ball

Definition: Noun. A season-long game style where users draft once up front, then lineups are automated each week.
Usage notes: Marketing may treat game styles as proper nouns.

Championship

Definition: Proper noun. In Friends Mode, a contest format where users pay once up front, so every contest is guaranteed to run for cash.

commissioner

Definition: Noun. The user who creates and regulates a particular league.
Usage notes: When referring to the creator of an individual contest, use “contest creator.”

contest

Definition: Noun. What a user plays in.

contest creator

Definition: Noun. The user who creates a particular contest.
Usage notes: When referring to the creator of a league, use “commissioner.”

contest type

Definition: Noun. A specific type of contest, including tournaments, beat the scores, multipliers, head-to-heads, 3+ players, and 50/50s.
Usage notes: Don’t confuse “contest type” with “game style.”

create

Definition: Verb. The action a user takes to create a lineup or contest.
Usage notes: When referring to the creator of a Friends Mode league, use “commissioner.”

draft

Definition: Noun/Verb. The act of picking players for a lineup.
Examples: “No upcoming drafts,” “Draft a QB for your lineup”
Usage notes: Use “draft” only when referring to a player (not a lineup).

enter

Definition: Verb. The final action a user takes to enter a lineup.
Usage notes: Use “enter” only at the end of the lineup creation process.

entry

Definition: Noun. A user’s submission or reserved spot in a contest.

entry fee

Definition: Noun. The cost of entry into a particular contest.

entry type

Definition: Noun. A specific type of contest entry, including single entry, multi-entry, satellites, and qualifiers.

FanDuel Points (FDP)

Definition: Proper noun. The currency used in our Players Club rewards program, which users can earn by entering paid contests and redeem for rewards.

Friends Mode

Definition: Proper noun. A way for users to play in private leagues against their friends, competing for weekly and season-long prizes.

full roster

Definition: Noun. Our classic game style where the user drafts 9 players in total.
Usage notes: This is one of the only places where we use “roster” instead of “lineup.”

game

Definition: Noun. A physical (or sometimes virtual) sporting event. What contests are based on and bets are made on.
Usage notes: Also applies to Sportsbook. Exceptions are “match” (typically used for tennis) and “event” (typically used for non-traditional sports).

game style

Definition: Noun. A specific style of contest, incuding full roster, single game, snake draft, and best ball.

game time (noun), gametime (adjective)

Definition: Game time: The time when a game starts. Gametime: Happening at game time.
Examples: “We’ll try to find you an opponent at game time,” “Gametime decision”
Usage notes: Also applies to Sportsbook.

head-to-head

Definition: Noun. A contest type where the user competes against one other user.
Usage notes: Marketing may treat contest types as proper nouns.

invite

Definition: Noun/Verb. An invitation for another user to join a contest or league, or the act of sending the invitation.
Usage notes: In more informal contexts, you can also use “challenge” as a verb.

leaderboard

Definition: Noun. A scoreboard showing the names and current scores of the leading users in a contest.

league

Definition: Noun. In Friends Mode, a private league where users can play against their friends, competing for weekly and season-long prizes.

level

Definition: Noun. A user’s status in our Players Club rewards program.
Usage notes: Don’t confuse “level” with “tier” or “user limit.”

lineup

Definition: Noun. The group of players a user enters into a contest.
Usage notes: Marketing may use “roster.”

multi-entry

Definition: Noun. A contest entry type where a user can submit multiple entries.

multiplier

Definition: Noun. A contest type where the prize is the user’s entry fee multiplied by a certain amount.
Usage notes: Marketing may treat contest types as proper nouns.

opponent

Definition: Noun. The person a user competes against in a contest.

pickup

Definition: Noun. In Friends Mode, a contest format where users pay for each contest individually, so contests need to fill in order to run for cash.

player

Definition: Noun. What a professional athlete is called within the product.
Usage notes: Marketing may use “player” to refer to a user. In most cases, use “person” to refer to a user.
Usage notes: Also applies to Sportsbook.

points

Definition: Noun. Refers to “fantasy points,” which players score in their games.
Examples: “Rushing touchdowns = 6 pts”
Usage notes: In Sportsbook, refers to loyalty points, which users can earn by placing bets and redeem for rewards.

prize

Definition: Noun. What a user wins in a paid contest, typically cash.

qualifier

Definition: Noun. A contest entry type where the winners or top percentage of players gain entry into another contest with a larger prize pool. Similar to a satellite, but typically higher-stake.

Quick Player Replace

Definition: Proper noun. A tool that lets users quickly replace players in their lineups, typically in response to player injuries, game delays, or other external circumstances.

reserve

Definition: Verb. The action a user takes to secure a contest entry without entering a lineup.

salary

Definition: Noun. How much a particular player costs a user.

salary cap

Definition: Noun. How much a user can spend in total when drafting players for a lineup.

satellite

Definition: Noun. A contest entry type where the winners or top percentage of players gain entry into another contest with a larger prize pool. Similar to a qualifier, but typically lower-stake.

Scores

Definition: Proper noun. A section within the product where users can view their scores for live and past contest entries.

single entry

Definition: Noun. A contest entry type where a user can submit only one entry.

single game

Definition: Noun. A game style where the user drafts 5 players in total, based on the players’ performance in only one game.

slate

Definition: Noun. The set of games that make up a contest.

snake draft

Definition: Noun. A game style where users draft the traditional way, by taking turns picking players.

start

Definition: Verb. The action a user takes to start a league.

tournament

Definition: Noun. A contest type where users compete in a series of contests for an overall prize.
Usage notes: Marketing may treat contest types as proper nouns.

Training Guide

Definition: Proper noun. A guide to help users play a particular daily fantasy sport.

Upcoming

Definition: Proper noun. A section within the product where users can access their upcoming contest entries.

voucher

Definition: Noun. A free entry into a particular contest, rewarded or gifted to a user.

Sportsbook

active

Definition: Adjective. Refers to a bet that hasn’t settled yet.

All Sports

Definition: Proper noun. A section within the product where users can choose from all available sports.

bet

Definition: Noun/Verb. The act of risking money on the outcome of a sporting event.
Examples: “Place a bet,” “Bet on all major U.S. sports”
Usage notes: When referring to the actual sum of money risked, use “wager.”

betslip

Definition: Noun. The digital ticket that contains all of a user’s bet information.

bet type

Definition: Noun. A type of bet with a specific format, including straight, parlay, teaser, and round robin.
Usage notes: Don’t confuse “bet type” with “market.”

Cashout (proper noun), cash out (verb)

Definition: Proper noun: A feature that lets users settle an eligible bet before the event they bet on has finished. Verb: The act of settling the eligible bet.
Examples: “With Cashout, you get money back on your bet before the event is even over!,” “You’ll get $4.50 if you cash out and settle your bet now”

cover

Definition: Verb. Refers to a bet winning.
Examples: “If every leg hits, the parlay covers”

Daily Bonus

Definition: Proper noun. The $75 bonus users get for wagering $10 or more in one day, as part of our loyalty program.

event

Definition: Noun. A physical sporting event, including games, matches, and non-traditional sporting events.

free bet

Definition: Noun. A free bet on a particular event, rewarded or gifted to a user.

future

Definition: Noun. A market where the user bets on an outcome that won’t be decided in the near future.

game

Definition: Noun. A physical (or sometimes virtual) sporting event. What contests are based on and bets are made on.
Usage notes: Also applies to Fantasy. Exceptions are “match” (typically used for tennis) and “event” (typically used for non-traditional sports).

gameline

Definition: Noun. A list of bets and odds offered for a particular event.

game time (noun), gametime (adjective)

Definition: Game time: The time when a game starts. Gametime: Happening at game time.
Examples: “We’ll try to find you an opponent at game time,” “Gametime decision”
Usage notes: Also applies to Fantasy.

Home

Definition: Proper noun. The Sportsbook homepage, containing promotions and popular gamelines.

kiosk

Definition: Noun. A machine at a retail location where users can place bets in person.

leg

Definition: Noun. One of multiple bets that are combined into a larger bet, typically a parlay.

live bet

Definition: Noun. A bet on a live game.

live odds

Definition: Noun. The odds on a live bet, which may move during the course of the game.

Lobby

Definition: Proper noun. The Fantasy homepage, containing promotions and popular contests.

market

Definition: Noun. A type of bet on a specific outcome, including moneylines, spreads, totals, and props.
Usage notes: Don’t confuse “market” with “bet type.”

moneyline

Definition: Noun. A market where the user bets on which team will win a particular game.

My Bets

Definition: Proper noun. A section within the product where users can access their active and settled bets.

Odds Boost

Definition: Proper noun. An increase in odds on a particular bet.

parlay

Definition: Noun. A bet type where multiple bets are combined into one larger bet, and the larger bet is dependent on the combined outcome of the single bets.

payout

Definition: Noun. The money a user gets from a winnng bet, including their stake and winnings.

player

Definition: Noun. What a professional athlete is called within the product.
Usage notes: Marketing may use “player” to refer to a user. In most cases, use “person” to refer to a user.
Usage notes: Also applies to Fantasy.

points

Definition: Refers to loyalty points, which users can earn by placing bets and redeem for rewards.
Examples: “Place bets to earn points”
Usage notes: In Fantasy, refers to “fantasy points,” which players score in their games.

progress bar

Definition: Noun. The bar showing a user’s progress toward their next reward, as part of our loyalty program.

prop

Definition: Noun. A market where the bet isn’t tied to the outcome of a game, but an individual player or specific aspect of a game. Short for “proposition” bet.

retail location

Definition: Noun. One of our physical sportsbooks where users can place bets in person.

round robin

Definition: Noun. A bet type similar to a parlay, where multiple bets are combined into one larger bet, but the larger bet isn’t dependent on the combined outcome of the single bets.

Same Game Parlay

Definition: Proper noun. A type of parlay where multiple bets on one matchup or team are combined into one larger bet.
Usage notes: This bet type is treated as a proper noun because it’s FanDuel-specific.

selection

Definition: Noun. An individual selection on a betslip.

settle

Definition: Verb. Refers to the result of a bet being determined.
Examples: “Check back once the bet has settled”

[point] spread

Definition: Noun. A market where the user bets on the difference between the winning and losing sides of an event.

stake

Definition: Noun. The particular sum of money being risked in a bet.
Usage notes: Use “stake” sparingly, typically only when “wager” isn’t clear enough.

straight

Definition: Noun. A bet type where the user bets on any single outcome of an event.

teaser

Definition: Noun. A bet type where the user can adjust the point spread on multiple games, but gets a lower return.

ticket

Definition: Noun. A bet receipt printed from a kiosk at a retail location.

total

Definition: Noun. A market where the user bets on whether the combined score of a game will be over or under a certain amount. Also called an “over/under.”

wager

Definition: Noun. The particular sum of money being risked in a bet.
Examples: “Enter your wager and place a bet”

wheel

Definition: Noun. The mechanism a user “spins” to win bonus funds, as part of our loyalty program.

winnings

Definition: Noun. The money a user wins on a bet, not including their stake.