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FanDuel/DraftKings - Do you play?

Discussion in 'Poker, Race & Sportsbook' started by josh, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. josh

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    How many of y'all play FanDuel or DraftKings? For me, I am an avid basketball fan so I play it daily for NBA and some NCAAB. I play for two main reasons:

    1. Sports betting: By playing daily, I keep up with most of the players/teams so I am more aware of matchups, injuries, etc. Instead of just blindly guessing on games or drawing assumptions with little backing, I have been more confident in the picks and seen a better win rate.

    2. Risk/Reward: Playing daily fantasy is as expensive as you make it. I'm willing to go to Vegas and risk $1000s, so I have no problems entering a $2 tournament with a shot at $20-25k prize (they have bigger dollar ones this is just an example). While I have not won a tournament, I have had quite a few top 1-200 finishes for a few hundred. Assuming I decided to just play $2 a day, I could play all season from just one win. Even on days where my lineup is a dud, a $2 loss is no big deal.

    If you do play - why?
    If you don't play - why?
     
  2. undathesea

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    Eats up way too much time that I can dedicate to doing other things.

    If I was retired and betting full time for a hobby and extra income, I'd consider it.

    I tried doing it with the NFL and won a few times but lost more than I made. I quickly realized that the only way to win any real money on daily fantasy leagues is to play the big money tournaments with multiple entries where each entry had a core of players that were sure to hit big points and each entry had to have a one off player that was feast or famine that no one else pays attention to. Basically, you had to have the breakout player of the week to win.

    One of my buddies did it to the tune of about $300/weekend in $25 entries and was cash flow positive for the year. But he spent an inordinate amount of time doing research on fantasy players and was completely consumed with it every time I talked to him.
     
  3. geoff

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    During football season I deposited $50.. Luck boxed a few wins that weekend then realized there is no way I could win long term (right around the time of the insider playing was breaking) and cashed out and haven't played since..
     
  4. josh

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    Yeah I had that problem at first but streamlined my lineup process. I now spend maybe 15 minutes creating doing the following:

    - turned on push notifications for a Twitter account that posts starting lineups and injury updates, don't read them until doing my lineup regardless of when they come during the day
    - check spreads and totals for that nights games
    - enter lineups
     
  5. josh

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    Did a similar thing but left a balance after withdrawal. I will not deposit funds again if my balance gets to $0, but with the dollar amounts I play it would be difficult to go bust this NBA season with what I left deposited.
     
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    I LOVE sports, but don't have the time to dedicate to this sort of thing... more power to those of you who do! I just hope to hell they don't saturate the airwaves again with those stupid commercials... talk about overkill.
     
  7. josh

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    The commercials are definitely overkill but favorite was when they were running one with the promo code as "TRAP" haha
     
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    Played a few times and found it was taking my time away of handicapping college football games.
    Still have money in my FD account but no activity since October.
     
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    I've played a lot over the last couple years. In NFL I've had a few several hundred dollar hits. In MLB I've had a couple hits for a few hundred bucks. Many small cashes which just kept the bankroll intact.

    I only really like taking the big time shots in tourneys and never played smaller contests.

    In College Football and NBA I've not done well and don't really play them often.

    This season I was very disappointed in the whole industry with the stupid amount of commercials and the fact there is no regulation within. The whole insider thing where the DK employee used and shared ownership percentages and won on FD for $300k or whatever it was really stunk and made me play less.

    I like the challenge of having to find those one or two players who are low owned but have a breakout. It's frustrating at times because there are times I think I have the perfect MLB lineup only to see someone playing a guy who had no business being drafted.

    I'll still play MLB but it won't be as frequent or for as much $ as I did before.

    And the DK/FD people have no one but themselves to blame for all these states making an issue out of it. The over saturation of the commercials and sponsored segments pissed people off. If they would've stayed cool and built it their player bases organically and placed oversight on their employees they wouldn't be in a bad spot.
     
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    I play but mostly for small stakes and really don't take it too serious. The majority of my plays are $5 and $10 double ups with a few "lottery" style $1 and $2 tournaments. I just treat it as a little extra enjoyment for that day's games.
     

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