Posts by hishboo

  • DraftKings Community: what would you like to know?

    Appreciate you all looking into this and making those changes. Read More

    by hishboo (hishboo)

  • DraftKings Community: what would you like to know?

    Hi, Per the terms and conditions of the King of the Beach Live Final, the approximate retail value of the trip package is $12,333. Trip packages for live finals are typically in the $5-6K range ($5.5K for last years KOTB), and I was wondering why it is is ... Read More

    by hishboo (hishboo)

  • Max Contest Entries, DK NBA 50-50

    It's a max of 50 entries at each level below $5 for non-guaranteed contests. I.e. 50 at $1, 50 at $2, etc. At $5 and above it's unlimited Read More

    by hishboo (hishboo)

  • Kaepernick files collusion grievance

    Huh? No one said any of that except you. On top of that you follow it with ask what brown people in miami think..which by your own definition is lazy and racist. "Brown people" in miami arent a monolith either, and if you did ask them, on average youll pr... Read More

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    by hishboo (hishboo)

  • NBA Late swap ISSUE

    This is because they have massive contests that they put up 2 weeks ago that are nowhere close to full yet. Their priority today is to fill these contests. They can adjust the prize pools for late swap as the demand becomes clearer. What the slates look li... Read More

    by hishboo (hishboo)

  • NBA Late swap ISSUE

    I dont think (yet) that DK is intentionally keeping the prize pools for late swap small to kill the product. They had already set the prize pools for this slate a couple weeks ago, so if they make huge late swap tournaments as well for tonight, they would ... Read More

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    by hishboo (hishboo)

  • Live Final Taxes on DraftKings

    Is the live final in 2017 or 2018? If it's in 2017, then you'll only get taxed on the $1000 airfare money, your winnings + value of the trip (whatever that is). If in 2018 (assuming this is the case), I believe you would have to pay taxes on the value of ... Read More

    by hishboo (hishboo)

  • Why would Draftkings remove slate options mid season

    If you all trust each other you can work around it by playing the Thursday slate, but tell everyone to pick only from the Sunday-Monday games. Then they can edit their lineups before 1 pm lock Sunday. Read More

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    by hishboo (hishboo)

  • DK MLB Bracket Madness

    I'd guess it's for the main qualifier and I would bet there will be another one but if not, DK will expire the ticket and credit the money to your account. For an 11 man qualifier for the main bracket that's probably about $1000 entry Read More

    by hishboo (hishboo)

  • DK MLB Bracket Madness

    This has a similar structure to the NBA one they ran. It's not a random draw, they'll run 60 qualifiers that are automatically in the main bracket, and 8 "play-in" qualifiers, for which the ticket has less value, and that'll be reflected in the buy-in and ... Read More

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    by hishboo (hishboo)

  • Fanpicks Warning - I am a "Terms of Use" Violator!

    I don't know how much this helps, but at least as of June 1st 2016, their terms of use did not include that asterisk: https://web.archive.org/web/20160601175829/https://www.fanpicks.com/page/view/terms Read More

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    by hishboo (hishboo)

  • DK NBA King of the Hill Ticket Value

    Thanks, I did see that, I'm just wondering how they arrived at the ticket being worth $9900. There's some kind of recursive value to the ticket due to first place being awarded another ticket, but I haven't figured out the math explicitly; I had calculated... Read More

    by hishboo (hishboo)

  • DK removing late swap for NBA

    I agree that the ownership at face value wouldn't necessarily be all that useful for the later slates if that's all you're using, but knowing the relative ownership on the main slate among players on the late slate is significant information that players c... Read More

    by hishboo (hishboo)

  • DK removing late swap for NBA

    Yes, you could use those ownership percentages to your advantage in the later slates, and that's exactly the reason I've seen them give for not including the full lineups and ownership percentages at lock. As for the second part, it would be criminal for ... Read More

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    by hishboo (hishboo)

  • RotoGrinders Official DFS Tax Thread Q & A

    Hi all, Is anyone familiar with how winnings in satellites are taxed at the end of the year when the contest for the ticket won takes place in the new year (for example DK NFL wildcat on 1/1; a number of contests fall under this category). Would the value... Read More

    by hishboo (hishboo)

  • If you had to start with 1k how would you manage it to win 100k in a year?

    Agree with the two above posts. Ive done something like this since last year, just not at as high a scale as your describing. I would stay away from cash games, as gpps are much softer, and have higher upside. However if you have the time, play a token am... Read More

    by hishboo (hishboo)

  • NEW in Lineup Builder: Editable NBA Minutes and Updated Look

    This is a great addition to the lineup builder, but I do have one request with regard to minutes: is it possible to also have the projected minutes on the projections page, or in the projections csv file? Thanks Read More

    by hishboo (hishboo)

  • New MMA Scoring System

    Pretty sure my math is correct here, maybe someone can double-check: If there are 10 fights, there are (10 choose 5) = 252 combinations of 5 fights, and from those each of those combinations of 5 fights there are 2^5 = 32 combinations of fighters you can p... Read More

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    by hishboo (hishboo)

  • Papagates/chipotle addict More Entry Limits being circumvented?

    hendog, Not to get too off topic, but I do something similar to generate lineups, and from experience I find it hard to believe that you can run it for days without duplicates unless you're adding a huge amount of randomness to every player in the player p... Read More

    by hishboo (hishboo)

  • Yahoo offer for new and returning users - rewards points plus deposit bonus

    Hey Daniel, appreciate the offer, and had a couple of questions: What's the limit on the amount of the deposit that'll be matched? And is there a time limit on how long we can take to earn the deposit? Thanks Read More

    by hishboo (hishboo)

  • Game Theory and Collusion (Hypothetical)

    Was just listening to Assani talk about this on the Joe Ingram podcast; it's a good question and makes for a nice lesson in probability: Say we have a 3 man winner take all and players 1 and 2 are colluding against player 3. The probability of either players 1 or 2 beating player 3 is equal to: the probability Player 1 beats Player 3 + the probability Player 2 beats Player 3 - the probability that they both beat Player 3 Essentially, the colluders want to maximize the first 2 terms and minimize the last (the probability that they both beat Player 3), so they would both want to make strong lineups, but also lineups that are relatively different. Assuming a 10% rake, they would have to beat the 3rd player more than 74% of the time to make a profit. I don't think it's as easy as it may seem, but it's certainly possible for sharp players to exploit an edge here. For example, it could be that Player 1 and Player 2 each have a lineup that has a 45% chance of beating Player 3 in a heads up. But if the probability that both of their lineups beat Player 3 is < 15%, they're profitable in the 3 man. So the answer to your question is yes, but that it would be difficult for most players to implement effectively.

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    by hishboo (hishboo)

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