Daily Fantasy Podcast


  • patrickjl

    This column is such a terrible, poorly reasoned, piece of justification it has the opposite effect of its intent. Instead of reassuring the public, it has the same tone Wall Street had in 2007 — “you don’t understand what’s happening, we do, stop worrying, stop rocking the boat, if you don’t like it, take a hike.”

    It’s you, DB730, who doesn’t see what’s going on. To try and argue that pre-knowledge is not an advantage, not even your friends believe you, they’re just being polite.

    “If you don’t feel comfortable then don’t play”! Really ! You take a hike, DB730. I don’t want people like you telling me to not play. I’m telling you not to hijack the moral microphone, you get out of the way of the majority of people you want a properly regulated (not necessarily government) environment.

    “You shouldn’t be playing…” Really? Only the smart people must play? That will be the first gambling industry in the world that has no losers.

    DB730, here’s the news pal: Fantasy sports is a zero-sum game. There is no value generation. EDGE, however small, is all there is.

  • smackfreek

    Whatever happened doesn’t matter this is going to get national attention http://m.wcvb.com/news/draftkings-employee-wins-350k-on-competing-fantasy-site/35677306?utm_campaign=WCVB%20Channel%205%20Boston&utm_medium=FBPAGE&utm_source=Social

  • louislipps

    “If you don’t think things are above board in DFS, then why are you playing?”

    This is a short-sighted, wrongheaded take on reforming an industry that sports fans, including ones with gambling addictions, really enjoy. We’ve been sold on the premise that things ARE above board, so you can’t just go back on that and say “You’re stupid for playing if you don’t think it’s legitimate.”

    This is not the attitude you take on the path to reform. You have a voice — don’t use it to preach while disregarding the different situations among DFS fans. Everyone has a different level of involvement and research. Use your voice to lead, not complain about “the naysayers.”

  • jray511

    It’s a billion dollar industry of course there needs to be regulation.

  • theegodfrey

    indeed i agree with you

  • Matty

    Employees playing seems like it is a major problem. Most major contests state no employee or family may enter. If you work for the lottery you may not play the lottery this is done to preserve the integrity of the product. To defend any unequal edge is a wrong. This is an industry that is booming. A lot of money is being spent by the public I sure hope it isn’t being donated to a select few. I’m sorry it won’t happen again blah blah . What is actually being done to correct the problem?

  • fish43

    ethan made the inside first page of the new york post today! maybe writing this off as “no bid deal” isn’t the best move for FD/DK!


    if you keep trying to pretend nothing is wrong you will get a lot of people angry. maybe you can dismiss the few of us here who post but if everyone who feels cheated voiced their opinion, your precious ROTOGRINDERS SITE would crash and burn!!

  • cowboyfan7315

    I just assumed employees of FD/DK were prohibited from playing. How many things have you seen where the phrase “Employees not eligible” was stated? And it’s just now being addressed? Common sense tells you this should never have been allowed. Whether foul play was involved or not this indicates a severe lack of leadership and ability to run this kind of business. In the publics eye, perception is reality.

  • Houseman

    Surprised that cheating is taking place. Common. This is gambling involving gambling conglomerates. I play a little just like
    I buy a lottery ticket. To think this is fantasy sports like the games when fantasy sports first surfaced is stupid. I looked at the entries on a $25 entry gpp tourney and ehafner must have had 300 entries.
    Tell me how player competes with that. Hasn’t anyone noticed that 1 minute into a tournament say with a 7 p.m . starting time, several people witl have 75 points while the average person like has six points. Dan….there is no integrity in the game.
    What bothers me most is that MLB has got in bed with DFS. Can you say “scandal” coming.

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  • Dan Back


    One of the most respected and preeminent voices in all of daily fantasy, Dan Back (db730) is the host of numerous RotoGrinders shows, including the RotoGrinders Daily Fantasy Fix podcast and GrindersLive shows. As RotoGrinders’ Media Director, Dan can also be found on SiriusXM radio and has received numerous accolades in the industry for his work, including winning the 2014 FSWA award for “Best Podcast”. He has over a decade of fantasy sports experience and is consistently one of the top-ranked Grinders. Dan is a multiple-time live finalist who routinely ranks near the top of the RotoGrinders standings in all major sports.

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    The long-time host of the popular Morning Grind, Stephen Young, aka stevietpfl is also one of the top NASCAR analysts in the industry. The RotoGrinders lead NASCAR analyst is a multiple time finalist for the Fantasy Sports Writer Association Racing Writer of the Year. Stevie is also a top baseball mind who excels in multiple sports in DFS. He has qualified for multiple live finals including a 3rd place finish at the 2015 FantasyAces Basketball Championship.

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