Assembling imaginary or simulated teams made up of real professional athletes is the goal of any fantasy sports game. The performance of an individual player in the real game is tracked and converted into points that are cached and summed up according to a list selected by each fantasy team's manager. Nowadays, the points are updated in real time using computers tracking results of the real game. Basically, the real aim of any player is to win money and/or compete with fellow players or friends, but most, importantly to keep up-to-date with the particular sport.
How Daily Fantasy Sports Sites Continue to Grow in Popularity
Fantasy sports have become popular in the recent past, with football ranked the number one
fantasy sport across the globe. Internet advancement has made it possible for fans of these
types of sports to experience the thrill of being able to create their imaginary teams.
The imaginary teams you create consist of real players of professional sports like
football/soccer and basketball. The statistical performance of your selected players determines
how you will compete.
While over 60 million people play fantasy sports in the US and Canada alone, many of them
have little knowledge about this industry that has expanded into a billion-dollar sector over the
The sports can be traced back to the 1960s when a few Oakland Raiders made an outline of
what has become contemporary fantasy football rules. Later in the 1980s, journalists came up
with the baseball Rotisserie system that is still in use today.
Since then, the industry has registered some impressive growth. More fantasy sites have been
created and their popularity has been on an upward trend ever since. The growth is not
expected to trail any time soon since this is an industry that regularly attracts new fans.
Mainstream Media and Fantasy Sports
Fantasy sports were already growing in popularity even before social media platforms became
popular. When the Rotisserie system was invented and broadcasted during a major baseball
strike, daily fantasy sports got huge media attention.
After this, fantasy exploded and the media was prepared to cover all leading fantasy sports.
When the internet came around in the mid-1990s, people shifted from pen and paper fantasy
sports to online games.
The shift led to the increased popularity of fantasy sports since people could now access the
sports at their comfort and convenience. Initially, you had to physically visit the place where a
sport was being played.
Thanks to the internet, betting at land-based