Throwdown Fantasy is a fantasy sports game that lets you draft a team of fighters, track the results and win real money each week or month. Simply draft a team of 5 fighters based on our salary cap and view the results, of each fight, on our website. The team with the most points after the game has ended wins!
Yes, Fantasy Sports is considered a game of skill and received a specific exemption from the 2006 Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA). Throwdown Fantasy uses exactly same rules as season long fantasy sports game, the only difference is that our games last weekly and monthly. Thanks to fantasy sports being specifically excluded from laws affecting online sports betting, Throwdown Fantasy is not illegal in any way.
The long answer:
According to a 2007 study, fantasy sports is played by 29.9 million people in the US and Canada. In fact 22% of US males aged between 18 and 45 with internet access have played fantasy sports. It is estimated that fantasy sports has a $3-4 billion annual economic impact across the sports industry and it is now supported by all the major leagues.
Studies by the Fantasy Sports Trade Association have estimated that around 73% of fantasy sports players play paid fantasy games (i.e. games with an entry fee). To meet this demand, major networks such as CBS, NBC and Fox all offer pay to play fantasy sports games.
The laws relating to fantasy sports varies by state however in the vast majority of them fantasy sports is considered a game of skill and therefore legal. In most states a game of skill is classed as game where skill is the predominant factor in determining the winner. The states where our lawyers believe the law is unclear or questionable about the legality of fantasy sports are Arizona, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana or North Dakota. Therefore we do not offer paid entry games to residents of those states.
In 2006 the federal government passed a law called the Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act which was designed to prevent gambling over the internet. The law included a carve out that clarified the legality of fantasy sports. Specifically, it exempted:
"participation in any fantasy or simulation sports game or educational game or contest in which (if the game or contest involves a team or teams) no fantasy or simulation team is based on the current membership of an actual team that is a member of an amateur or professional sports organisation and meets the following conditions:
Weekly draft games like Throwdown Fantasy are a new variant of fantasy sports having only started to appear in the last couple of years. Major networks such as NBC, Comcast and Fox have launched their own versions of daily draft fantasy sports games.
ThrowdownFantasy takes the legal status of the games it offers very seriously and does its utmost to ensure compliance with existing state and federal laws.
The salary cap for each fighter will be based on past performance and the fighter's opponent. If the fighter is the favorite then he will have a higher salary.
Your fighters will get points based on the results of the fights (if they win by decision or KO) and by the punch Statistics gathered by CompuBox (ShoStats for Showtime fights).
CompuBox has 2 operators that track the stats for each fight. They are trained to watch the fights differently than normal fans do. They have been in business for nearly 30 years and are used by all major TV networks. They consistently review their stats and operators for accuracy. In addition to the CompuBox stats, we also weigh decisions and knockdowns equally in the game to balance it out.
Visit the My Contests section and go to the game that you want to view. From there you can view how your team is doing during the game.
If your fighter is injured and is replaced with another fighter before the game actually starts then you can replace the fighter with another. Unfortunately, if the fighter is injured or the fight is cancelled after the game has started, you will be awarded 0 points for that spot. Visit our blog for latest news on all of our fighters.
We can issue your winnings through PayPal or check.