Reviewed By Adam Thompson
OwnersBox Weekly Fantasy Sports is an innovative sports-tech company based in Toronto, Ontario aimed at changing up how fantasy sports is played as a whole. The company was founded on August 1, 2019, by Brian Kipp and Sandy Plashkes and employs between 11-50 individuals, according to Crunchbase.
OwnersBox Weekly Fantasy combined all of the best aspects of daily fantasy and season-long fantasy into one package and offers tournaments and head-to-head contests. In this OwnersBox review, we will dive deeper into the weekly lineup function, promotions, how to play, and more.
Players will be able to play OwnersBox on desktop, mobile web browsers, and the OwnersBox app, available on iOS and Android devices.
There are multiple offers that players can take advantage of and be claiming bonuses of right at the start of play.
The signup process at OwnersBox Weekly Fantasy is fast and easy to complete. Below is the information you’ll need to provide during the process.
After this, OwnersBox has an onboarding process. This is multiple steps, including videos explaining the paid contests, verifying your account, depositing funds, and entering a contest.
When you get to the section of verifying your account, you will need to provide more and confirm information.
OwnersBox does offer a Rewards Program. The program is centered around its virtual currency, OwnersBucks. With these, you will be able to convert them into cash and also receive a higher conversion of real money wagers into OwnersBucks as you ascend the ranks. You will ascend the ranks by simply playing games on the platform.
There are a total of eight ranks. The first rank, Rookie, possesses a 4 percent conversion whereas the highest, G.O.A.T., has a 5.75% conversion. This means that if you enter a contest with a $100 buy-in at G.O.A.T status, 5.75 OwnersBuck will then be able to be made transferrable into real money.
Your account will show you how much of your OwnersBucks, if any, are able to be transferred into real money.
OwnersBox Weekly Fantasy Sports is based on playing fantasy sports on a weekly cycle. This is different from season-long fantasy sports and daily fantasy sports. For certain sports like the NFL, daily fantasy sports can basically take up an entire week, but OwnersBox has different modes, including drafting a game and sticking with them for a 2+ week period. The two basic forms of play are tournaments and head-to-head contests.
In Tournaments, players will be assigned a salary cap amount. These are to indicate how well OwnersBox anticipates them doing. The higher the dollar total, the more highly thought of they are in the eyes of OwnersBox.
By inviting your friends to play, you can create your own contests, making these social leagues.
At OwnersBox, you can create and play in fantasy contests involving players from the:
All of these sports have the same parameters as far as how OwnersBox operates, but of course, these sports vary in terms of how many days per week they play. With that, there are some slight differences in how they operate.
At OwnersBox, all of the contests cost something, whether it’s for real money contests or with OwnersBucks. If you consider using OwnersBucks as not using cash, these can technically be considered free contests. There are Tournaments and Head-to-Head matchups available for players and these range in terms of the number of players per contest.
There are a number of features that make OwnersBox stand out from other fantasy sports platforms.
The whole premise of OwnersBox is based around the contests being weekly or even longer for some head-to-head contests. This will allow you to have the same sense of owning your own team but on a weekly basis.
These are the core rewards program virtual currency. These can be exchanged for real money or be used for entry into contests.
As you rank up from Rookie to G.O.A.T., you will receive a higher conversion rate of OwnersBucks to real cash. These start at 4% and go up to 5.75%.
It wouldn’t be fantasy football/NFL without playing with friends! You can set up private contests, paid contests—it doesn’t matter! One of the best parts about fantasy football/NFL whether it’s the MLB, NHL, NBA, or NFL is playing in a contest against your friends to see who can score the most fantasy points.
Simply put, there are no other fantasy sites like OwnersBox out on the market. We’ve played in season-long fantasy leagues for years now.
We’ve played daily fantasy sports that have the salary cap format and now we are seeing daily fantasy sites focus on player props. However, OwnersBox takes all of those elements and has a platform that accommodates all of your favorite aspects of that, including Best Ball.
You will still get the sense of having your own fantasy team, but it will change and there are multiple contests in which you can establish a new team.
You can participate in a live draft in a live snake draft format, or simply build a lineup from scratch. It all comes down to which game type you ultimately play, but all will have an entry fee. OwnersBox offers the core sports in the United States—NFL, NHL, MLB, and NBA.
OwnersBox does have a mobile app. The OwnersBox app is available for iOS and Android users. To download the OwnerBox app, simply visit the Apple App Store or Google Play Store on your iOS or Android device, respectively.
On mobile, after you log in, the first page you see will be the contests in which you are already enrolled. However, what makes mobile arguably a superior experience to desktop is that there is the blue and white "O" icon on mobile that opens up all the other menus. These include the lobby, player pool, groups, a home option, and the ability to create a contest including private leagues.
OwnersBox offers a couple of different fantasy payments methods. These include online banking and using a debit or credit card. The minimum deposit amount if $10 and the maximum is $1,000. For online banking, there are over 1,000 different bank options available, so chances are your bank will be offered. For cards, you can use MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover. No ACH transfer is offered.
In addition to using online banking, you can also request a check by mail. The minimum withdrawal amount is $10. You are strongly encouraged to use Online Banking. By choosing a check, you will need to fill out personal information and the withdrawal process could take 7-10 business days to process a check payment.
OwnersBox is available in 36 states. Two states require you to be 19 years of age or older (Alabama and Nebraska) and one requires you to be 21 years of age or older (Massachusetts).
OwnersBox has some methods of customer support, absent a live chat option, unfortunately.
In 2020, OwnersBox received over $3 million in funding. Considering that the company was founded in August 2019, OwnersBox has seen a lot of trust by way of the funding it has received. According to Crunchbase, OwnersBox sees over 34,000 monthly visits and has seen nearly 3,500 downloads over the last 30 days.
OwnersBox uses multiple technologies to bring the platform to life. In fact, there are over 50 technologies. Some of these include systems to keep your personal data safe. OwnersBox is a newer platform, but after playing and examining the site, we can confidently say that you will be safe playing at OwnersBox.
OwnersBox is truly an innovative and superior experience to other daily fantasy sports platforms. There are some improvements that could be made in terms of offering a live chat and the banking methods expanding, but beyond that everything else is simply fantastic. We highly recommend not only checking out but playing OwnersBox consistently if it is available in your state.
OwnersBox is a weekly fantasy sports platform that takes the best parts of season-long fantasy sports and daily fantasy sports and rolls them into one. It takes the salary cap, always changing lineup parts of daily fantasy sports, and the lineup building and committing to a lineup (for seven days) of season-long.
Depending on the contest type you choose, you will build a lineup either via a snake draft in head-to-head matchups or building a lineup using a salary cap in tournaments.
OwnersBox was founded in 2019 by Brian Kipp.
View the section above discussing approved and restricted states.
You don't necessarily place bets at OwnersBox, but rather pay for buy-ins to contests.
Yes, you will win money based on your performance in the contests.
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