Deposit bonus is offered to users upon first deposit and via special promotional offers. Bonuses are earned gradually after you enter and complete paid contests. As you play and earn the bonus, the cash you earn is released automatically into your account, reflected in your account balance, and made available for play or withdrawal under the same terms as all funds in your account. Your remaining deposit bonus available to be earned is shown in your account menu as 'Pending Bonus' and in your My Account area.
Gradually releasing bonuses as you play prevents fraud and discourages multi-accounting. Deposit bonus is released as real cash at a rate of 4% of the entry fee of the contest you enter. For example, if you enter a $25 contest, $1 of deposit bonus will be released into your main funds account. Users collect deposit bonus upon settlement of the contest entered. If a contest or entry is canceled, your entry fee will be refunded and no bonuses will be earned.
Deposit bonus rewards loyal users who play consistently on FanDuel. First time deposit bonuses do not expire so the funds are available until they've been earned and spent.