Fantasy Sports - A Basic Introduction to the Game We All Enjoy If you are a sports buff then we know you would thoroughly enjoy fantasy sports. It is like upgrading the fun and excitement of watching the game as a spectator and making it more enjoyable because with fantasy sports, you also become a participant. How much do you know about fantasy sports? Let us give you a brief introduction. Fantasy sports is known by many names. It is also called rotisserie, roto and another term would be owner simulation. This game is composed of participants who are mostly sports fanatics. These sports fans playing fantasy sports are called team owners. These team owners compete with one another. Fantasy sports is mostly based on statistics which is based on real time data of the particular sports you choose. It is the date that is generated by the actual athletes and participants in the particular sports. The standard type of fantasy sports converts stat performances into an equivalent point system. These points are summed up based on a roster selected by the participants who are also fantasy team mangers. These are not really complex numbers and it can actually be calculated by a league leader, which is known in fantasy lingo as the league commissioner. There are some variations of fantasy sports that do actually use complex numbers and the people involved actually employ a computer modeling of the actual sports event using the basis of statistic input, which is taken from real time professional sports. What makes fantasy sports fun is one can act like a real team owner in the sense that the participant will be able to draft, trade, sign and cut players just like a team owner does in real life. So, how huge is the fantasy sports world exactly? It is said that there are approximately 30 million people aged 12 and above who participates in fantasy sports. This piece of information comes from the Fantasy Sports Trade Association. The people in the countries of North America are the most active participants in fantasy sports. It is also mentioned in the statistics that 22 percent of male Internet users have somehow been participating in the game of fantasy sports.
Considering this is just a hobby for some people, the fantasy sports industry is said to rake in an impressive US$3 to US$4 billion income each year. Thatâ€™s a pretty huge amount in a pretty extravagant industry. Today, there are many forms of fantasy sports not confined to just American sports. There are fantasy leagues for cricket, soccer and other sports. The data shows that British fantasy sports players have been growing in numbers.