Online Daily Fantasy Sports in Iran
The ability to play daily fantasy sports in Iran is only through foreign DFS websites. No local online daily fantasy sports sites in Iran exist, as it remains unregulated and likely frowned upon by the government. Still, Iran has a rich sporting culture and may allow local daily fantasy sports for money in the future if the government deems it a game of skill.
The most popular sport in Iran is football. The national team has found some success internationally, most recently qualifying for the 2014 World Cup, but failed to make it through the group stage. A number or Iranian players now play for European leagues, making Iran a hot market for daily fantasy football websites.
Basketball is another popular mainstream sport in Iran. The success of Iranian basketball player Hamed Haddadi in the NBA helped to boost the level of popularity. This passion for basketball makes Iran a great place for daily fantasy basketball websites to market to. There are many daily fantasy basketball leagues for money available to play here.
Fans of internet daily fantasy sports in Iran will have to play DFS through foreign websites for now. This could change in the future, but as of May 2016, that seems unlikely.