Reviewed By Adam Kenny
Daily fantasy sports sites have grown in popularity over the last few years, and Monkey Knife Fight has been offering a unique take on DFS since 2018. As opposed to the usual salary cap and team drafting process, Monkey Knife is instead based on player props. This is clearly working in terms of making an impact, as Monkey Knife Fight scooped the EGR award for Fantasy Sports Operator in 2020.
The welcome bonus at Monkey Knife Fight is likely to be a match deposit bonus. Generally, once opening a new account and placing a deposit, new players can receive bonus cash (also known as MKF Dollars). These bonus funds cannot be withdrawn, but can be used to join games and win real money. Once you have played cash games equal to or greater than the amount of your bonus cash, the funds can then be withdrawn. There would of course be a minimum deposit to avail of this promotion. You will probably also need to opt-in on sign-up for any bonus offers to appear.
Monkey Knife Fight is exactly what you would expect from an award-winning DFS site. Their in-house software is as quick as lightning, while the site easy to navigate regardless of your experience level or the device you're using. Owning their own software may be the key to them being able to provide a completely unique experience. Rather than paying to use another platform owned by someone else, Monkey Knife Fight are able to decide what improvements or changes should be made in order to improve their customers' experience and make them accordingly.
Unlike other daily fantasy sports sites, Monkey Knife Fight does not offer traditional tournaments. Instead, players can choose the type of game they want, set the goals they want, choose the stake they'd like and aim to win a fixed amount. Depending on the time of year, some sports may not be available, as of course, seasons are not ongoing all year round. The most popular leagues / sports on offer at Monkey Knife Fight are NFL, NBA and MLB. NHL, soccer, and League of Legends are also available.
The majority of games on offer at Monkey Knife Fight fall into one of three categories:
All games are available to play for as little as $2 up to $500, so it should suit all players' bankrolls. If you manage to win, winnings are credited as soon as possible after the game has finished. From here, you can either cash out or leave the money in your balance for future games.
Visa and Mastercard are the two main payment methods available at Monkey Knife Fight. At the time of review, they mention on site that they are looking to add PayPal as a payment method soon for both deposits and withdrawals. If you'd rather not receive your cashout via credit / debit card, you may be able to request a check of bank transfer. Some payments may be subject to fees, though this is not controlled by Monkey Knife Fight themselves. This is entirely at the discretion of the card issuer. The minimum deposit amount for all payment types is $10, while withdrawals to cards are generally fully processed in 3-5 business days.
The Monkey Knife Fight desktop site is packed with information. It's all very tidily laid out, with the menu in the top left allowing for quick access to what you're looking for. Despite the amount of games on offer, the site loses absolutely nothing in terms of speed. This is also true for mobile. Whether you're using an Android, Windows or iOS mobile device to access the site, the site is 100% compatible and absolutely no functionality or features are lost.
iOS users have the option of downloading a dedicated Monkey Knife Fight app from the App Store. We hope, for other mobile users, that an app for other mobile devices is coming soon, but we're more than happy using the mobile browser in the meantime.
When you're in a game, your current progress is easily tracked, with player points updating in real time. There's also a details breakdown available for the points scoring system in the help center on site.
Monkey Knife Fight may not be the first name which comes to mind when you think of a DFS site, but perhaps they should be. They format of the games on offer is completely different to the usual salary cap format found at other DFS sites. The site is easy to use and the variety of games and stakes available should mean it appeals to all types of players. If you're looking for something different to the standard DFS tournaments, check out Monkey Knife Fight.
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