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The Fantasy Sports Industry, by the Numbers

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Fantasy sports websites boast million dollar prizes, and seven figures is nothing to sneeze at. For that matter, neither is the controversial $350,000 payout an employee at fantasy sports site DraftKings employee recently earned at rival site FanDuel.

While the daily fantasy sports jackpots can be big, they're a mere drop in the bucket of what has become a massive, multi-billion dollar industry.

$26 Billion

Estimated total annual spending on fantasy sports in the U.S. and Canada, considering the FSTA reports an average annual spending of $465 per player. (FSTA)

1 Million

Number of paid active players on FanDuel, according to the company. (FanDuel).

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220,000

Number of new user signups DraftKings had during the first weekend of the NFL 2015 season. (AP)

$304 Million

Amount DraftKings brought in from user entry fees in 2014. In 2013, the website generated $45 million in entry fees. (Forbes)

$622 Million

Amount FanDuel brought in from entry fees in 2014. (Forbes)

41%

Expected annual growth of the fantasy sports industry. By 2020, entry fees are expected to generate $14.4 billion. (Forbes, Eilers Research)

45

Number of states that allow daily fantasy sports contests, because those states consider them a game of "skill," not luck. It's considered legal on a federal level, according to the 2006 Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act.

5

The number of states blocked from daily fantasy sports sites, including Arizona, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, and Washington. (Legal Information Institute, Legal Sports Report)

$5.75 Million

Total amount generated from entry fees for FanDuel's Week 3 tournament, with the fee at $25. (FanDuel)

229,885

Number of entries in FanDuel's NFL Week 3 tournament. DraftKings employee Ethan Haskell came in 2nd in the tournament, winning $350,000. His win has spurred a fantasy sports "insider trading" scandal. (FanDuel)