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Old 10-21-2016, 02:49 PM   #2601
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what are you not understanding?

that's a small contest. they add contests of that size near lock time as the larger ones have already filled. these new ones fill very quickly.
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Old 10-21-2016, 03:24 PM   #2602
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Basic example is they have a 100,000 entry that looks like it will sell out(or already has) so they make the same tourney but with 1000 entries shortly before kickoff and it fills up very fast
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Old 10-21-2016, 03:34 PM   #2603
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I understand it perfectly. (I've been a DFS operator for five NFL seasons.)

If the answer is, "small contest, fills quickly", then that's the answer, just say it.
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Old 10-21-2016, 03:40 PM   #2604
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If it felt fishy he could look into the entries for the tourney and see if anything seemed off
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Old 10-21-2016, 03:46 PM   #2605
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If it felt fishy he could look into the entries for the tourney and see if anything seemed off
Good point, thank you for your reply. Hope all is well sir!
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Old 10-21-2016, 03:52 PM   #2606
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Old 10-21-2016, 03:59 PM   #2607
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Payouts were too top heavy before, but paying out 30% is not a good solution. They should just pay out 30% in triple ups not GPPs. I think an ideal GPP would only pay out 15% of the field and the mincash would be double the buyin with 10% up top.

For instance a $3 GPP might look like this (based on $1,250,000 prizepool and 490,100 entries like this week's play action on DK)

place prize cumulative for this band
1 $125,000 $125,000
2 $75,000 $75,000
3 $50,000 $50,000
4 $30,000 $30,000
5 $20,000 $20,000
6 $15,000 $15,000
7-8 $10,000 $20,000
9-10 $7,500 $15,000
11-12 $5,000 $10,000
13-15 $3,000 $9,000
16-25 $2,000 $20,000
26-35 $1,500 $15,000
36-50 $1,000 $15,000
51-75 $750 $18,750
76-100 $500 $12,500
101-150 $350 $17,500
151-250 $250 $25,000
251-400 $150 $22,500
401-750 $90 $31,500
751-1,250 $60 $30,000
1,251-2,500 $40 $50,000
2,501-5,000 $25 $62,500
5,001-10,000 $15 $75,000
10,001-20,000 $12 $120,000
20,001-35,000 $9 $135,000
35,001-73,500 $6 $231,000

the above would overpay the 1.25MM guarantee by a whopping $250 so just trim the bottom part of the structure by 41 people or make the $750 band pay through 74th place and bump 75th down to $500. This is 14.997% of people itm.

Everyone in the top 5,000 makes more or the same as under the current structure with the exception of 2,501-3,000 making $5 less under this structure and the bottom makes more in some spots and less in some but by tiny amounts bc the current structure escalates in $1 increments from $5-10 and then goes to $12 then $15.

In the above 3rd place pays what the current structure pays to first. 10th pays what 5th currently gets. 36-50 get what 16-25 currently get. Its a lot better for the top of the structure and is basically fully funded by the band that no longer mincashes $5.

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Old 10-21-2016, 04:23 PM   #2608
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"The next (U.S.) president is going to have that issue of legalizing sports betting on their desk," AGA CEO and president Geoff Freeman has said.

http://www.espn.com/chalk/story/_/id...ew-legislation
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Old 10-21-2016, 05:41 PM   #2609
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I didn't accuse them of anything.

The facts are that this was witnessed by a player I respect, saw exactly 1000 entries go in instantly minutes before kick off. One more note: the contest had 30 max entry.

So I asked for the community's thoughts in this manner. Saying "they gave away over $1mil" and saying "this is not overlay" (when it clearly is), is just ignoring the question really.
Was there more then 1 contest with the same rules going? I could have sworn on DK in a 20 field double up they combined like 3 partially filled contests at the time the contest went live to fill out the contest. Really did not care at the time so did not verify but it looked similar to what you described.
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Old 10-21-2016, 11:36 PM   #2610
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I understand it perfectly. (I've been a DFS operator for five NFL seasons.)

If the answer is, "small contest, fills quickly", then that's the answer, just say it.
Just kind of doubt your friends understanding of dfs contests if he thinks small field 27s on dk are going to overlay.
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Old 10-22-2016, 12:04 AM   #2611
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Just kind of doubt your friends understanding of dfs contests if he thinks small field 27s on dk are going to overlay.
Well, I know what overlay is, and ironically, from an operator's standpoint, the contest did actually overlay. (1037/1070, 33 short) That's how it will go down in the KPI.
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Old 10-22-2016, 12:40 AM   #2612
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doesn't your own screenshot show there are still 13 minutes until it starts? heck they will probably create and fill another small gpp in that time

this is obviously nothing more than his phone app glitching and the entry count refreshing all at once. I can't believe an experienced dfs player would expect huge overlay on a small late addition tourney

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Old 10-22-2016, 02:50 PM   #2613
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Payouts were too top heavy before, but paying out 30% is not a good solution. They should just pay out 30% in triple ups not GPPs. I think an ideal GPP would only pay out 15% of the field and the mincash would be double the buyin with 10% up top.

For instance a $3 GPP might look like this (based on $1,250,000 prizepool and 490,100 entries like this week's play action on DK)

place prize cumulative for this band
1 $125,000 $125,000
2 $75,000 $75,000
3 $50,000 $50,000
4 $30,000 $30,000
5 $20,000 $20,000
6 $15,000 $15,000
7-8 $10,000 $20,000
9-10 $7,500 $15,000
11-12 $5,000 $10,000
13-15 $3,000 $9,000
16-25 $2,000 $20,000
26-35 $1,500 $15,000
36-50 $1,000 $15,000
51-75 $750 $18,750
76-100 $500 $12,500
101-150 $350 $17,500
151-250 $250 $25,000
251-400 $150 $22,500
401-750 $90 $31,500
751-1,250 $60 $30,000
1,251-2,500 $40 $50,000
2,501-5,000 $25 $62,500
5,001-10,000 $15 $75,000
10,001-20,000 $12 $120,000
20,001-35,000 $9 $135,000
35,001-73,500 $6 $231,000

the above would overpay the 1.25MM guarantee by a whopping $250 so just trim the bottom part of the structure by 41 people or make the $750 band pay through 74th place and bump 75th down to $500. This is 14.997% of people itm.

Everyone in the top 5,000 makes more or the same as under the current structure with the exception of 2,501-3,000 making $5 less under this structure and the bottom makes more in some spots and less in some but by tiny amounts bc the current structure escalates in $1 increments from $5-10 and then goes to $12 then $15.

In the above 3rd place pays what the current structure pays to first. 10th pays what 5th currently gets. 36-50 get what 16-25 currently get. Its a lot better for the top of the structure and is basically fully funded by the band that no longer mincashes $5.
Yes this is more what serious plsyers meant when they said flatter payouts. Making the top spots besides first more meaningful not paying out more spots.

The 30 percent is what is ruining things for the most part.
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Old 10-23-2016, 08:54 PM   #2614
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Fantasy Sports Companies Near Settlement With New York State

"DraftKings and FanDuel are so short of cash, according to the two people familiar with the negotiations, that they have asked Mr. Schneiderman’s office if they can pay the final settlement in installments..."

"Within the past three weeks, the New York-based FanDuel has laid off more than 60 people, and both companies have acknowledged that they are months behind in their payments to vendors..."

wtf?
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Old 10-23-2016, 09:45 PM   #2615
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Yes this is more what serious plsyers meant when they said flatter payouts. Making the top spots besides first more meaningful not paying out more spots.

The 30 percent is what is ruining things for the most part.
DK's NFL_NHL were closer to normal today,at least in the micros I didn't look higher.
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Old 10-23-2016, 09:50 PM   #2616
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Fantasy Sports Companies Near Settlement With New York State

"DraftKings and FanDuel are so short of cash, according to the two people familiar with the negotiations, that they have asked Mr. Schneidermanís office if they can pay the final settlement in installments..."

"Within the past three weeks, the New York-based FanDuel has laid off more than 60 people, and both companies have acknowledged that they are months behind in their payments to vendors..."

wtf?
Installments aren't that unusual,but the lobbying and the fees from those white shoe law firms must be astronomical.
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Old 10-23-2016, 10:26 PM   #2617
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Read the comments on these articles. Why do people hate the fact that there are people who do fantasy? Here's one quote, but they are almost all like this. "can't wait until both of these companies go under, and nobody can withdraw their money." I need to know how me doing a DK lineup has any impact on Stewart who lives in Delaware?
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Old 10-24-2016, 12:54 AM   #2618
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Read the comments on these articles. Why do people hate the fact that there are people who do fantasy? Here's one quote, but they are almost all like this. "can't wait until both of these companies go under, and nobody can withdraw their money." I need to know how me doing a DK lineup has any impact on Stewart who lives in Delaware?
dat ad creep tho
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Old 10-24-2016, 01:29 PM   #2619
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Read the comments on these articles. Why do people hate the fact that there are people who do fantasy? Here's one quote, but they are almost all like this. "can't wait until both of these companies go under, and nobody can withdraw their money." I need to know how me doing a DK lineup has any impact on Stewart who lives in Delaware?
You sound shocked!,shocked! that America is chock full of judgemental busybody do gooders who love predicting and reveling in the failure of others.It bothers me that the ''victims'' are being rewarded for claiming they're clueless twits.The FD/DK ads were no more deceiving than the NY lottery and NJ online casino ads I see everyday.

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Old 10-24-2016, 05:47 PM   #2620
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Deadspin's view:
http://deadspin.com/report-draftking...-ha-1788131122
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Old 10-24-2016, 06:41 PM   #2621
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You sound shocked!,shocked! that America is chock full of judgemental busybody do gooders who love predicting and reveling in the failure of others.It bothers me that the ''victims'' are being rewarded for claiming they're clueless twits.The FD/DK ads were no more deceiving than the NY lottery and NJ online casino ads I see everyday.
Pretty much this.
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Old 10-24-2016, 06:41 PM   #2622
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Prepare for merger in 1....2....
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Old 10-24-2016, 08:23 PM   #2623
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Will Yahoo be the big winner here? They have a brand name and have stayed out of the legal battle.
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Old 10-24-2016, 08:28 PM   #2624
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that's not gonna happen on the individual contest level because it destroys pros ability to mass multi enter and sites generate a huge percentage of their revenue from a small number of huge volume players.

otoh it would work if sites offered a smaller handful of different pseudo-random pricing salaries for each slate and you decide what pricing you want to play under.
Those players are net withdrawers and not good for the games. Poker sites made the same mistake thinking your way. and it seems DFS sites are finally catching on.
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Old 10-24-2016, 09:56 PM   #2625
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The biggest looming problem is the game information is exactly the same for everyone, so it devolves into copying other people's homework. It's just a terrible core game design that is now entrenched until its death it seems. If you know which sources to use, you can field a competitive team by doing almost no work. Most fantasy sports players will be ok with this if they can eek out a miniscule +ROI.
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