Daily fantasy sports in Alaska are completely legal, with leagues such as FanDuel and DraftKings offering contests to thousands of Alaskans. Alaska has no history of gambling like some other states, so there are no racetracks or sportsbooks. However, Alaskans can compete in charity gambling, where they bet on fishing competitions or sled racing.
Winnings are added to player accounts within 24 hours of their game’s conclusion, and withdrawals are processed during regular business hours, and typically take between 2-7 business days to show up in the player’s account once after withdrawal proceedings have begun. Players are given a number of options in regards to how they receive their withdrawal, whether having funds added back to the original funding card, their PayPal account, or having a physical check mailed to them. Players are given a number of options in regards to how they receive their withdrawal, whether having funds added back to the original funding method, their PayPal account, or having a physical check mailed to them.
The site uses the “salary cap” format common to other sites of the same stripe, where users are tasked with building a team that fits under a predetermined cap and then competing against other users for cash and prizes. The game types offered are as follows: Beginner | All users are allowed 50 and only 50 contests of this type in every sport the site offers, and will be only competing against other players that fall under the beginner category. Steps | A game type where there are essentially four “rounds,” and progressing through all four can turn a small entry fee in to big winnings. DraftKings also has a section devoted to guaranteed games, which are contests where a certain amount of prize money is guaranteed even if there are fewer entrants than the maximum allowed, even reserving a section of their site solely to games of that type.
Utah doesn't even permit the parimutuel horse racing and dog track betting that some strict states do, nor the tribal gambling laws that allow Native American communities to develop casino resorts on their lands. The stance of the Utah authorities is evident via the fact they don't even permit charitable and social gambling—two forms of betting that are often embraced even by states that lean tough on betting laws.