You’ve placed a bet on FanDuel Sportsbook.
You know you’ve won (or lost) the bet.
Yet FanDuel still shows your bet as “Active”. Why?
Reasons Why Your Bet Is Still Active on FanDuel Sportsbook
There could be multiple reasons why your bet is still showing as “Active” on FanDuel Sportsbook. There are a few main reasons this could be the case:
The Bet Needs The Game To Finish First
Most bets need the game to finish before statistics can be considered official. For example, if you bet Steph Curry over 5.5 three pointers made and he hit his 6th three pointer in the 3rd quarter. You know you have won, but your bet still shows as Active on FanDuel. This could be due to FanDuel waiting for the official stats from the game to grade the bet. With some of the more niche stats like blocks and steals, it is relatively common for a stat to change mid way through the game from one player to another.
Data Delay from Third Party Provider
FanDuel uses a 3rd party data provider to grade their bets. If there is any delay with their data provider, then there will likely be a delay in bet grading from FanDuel. Since they rely on that data, FanDuel can only do so much until the data is in their hands.
FanDuel is Waiting for Official Confirmation from Their Statistics Provider
Even if there is no delay from the data provider, FanDuel may wish to wait until the league has “finalized” all stats before grading bets. The worst case scenario would be FanDuel grades a bet as a winner, only to see the league/official scoring changing something. FanDuel takes a conservative approach to avoid situations like these.
FanDuel Needs to Manually Grade the Bet
In some cases, FanDuel may need to manually review bets. A manual review could cause a delay in grading and cause your bet to show as Active for an extended period of time.