• Cal

    RG CoFounder & Admin

    • 632

      RG Overall Ranking

    • $1M Prize Winner

    • x3

      2019 DraftKings FFWC Finalist

    CAP HIT – We’re currently at capacity, but spaces may open up later. Stay tuned.

    2015 RotoGrinders NFL Opening Weekend Party in Vegas Announcement. Special thanks to Major Sponsor DraftKings! – Reserve Your Spot!

    Our fourth annual party is booked at the Mirage September 12th and 13th!

    As always, the goal of our NFL Opening Weekend party is to celebrate the return of football, the epic growth of the DFS industry and the good times we have along the way. Planned events include poker and beer pong tournaments, a multi-site Freeroll Bowl, the Tournament Player of the Year award presentation, and more.

    While many Grinders staff, contributors, partners, and friends will be in attendance, this event is also open to anyone ranked in the Top 2500 of our Grinders Rankings. We’d love to invite everyone but we have a cap of 200 people at the events. If we don’t hit our cap we will open this up to a larger number of players. You are allowed to bring a +1. We’ll fill this event on a first come, first serve basis, so check out the itinerary below and save your spot ASAP!

    CAP HIT – We’re full now for public invites, but spaces may open up later. Stay tuned.

    First, a shout out and thank you to our Major Sponsor, DraftKings!


    Friday Night, 8-10 PM (9/11) – Fanduel Party at Twin Peaks

    Fanduel made a generous offer a second year in a row to provide free food, drinks, and rock climbing at Twin Peaks on the strip. Come in a day early and join in on the fun.

    Saturday Evening, 6-9 PM (9/12) – Welcome Party & Game Night – The Mirage Hotel and Casino


    We’ve rented our an entire conference hall at The Mirage and will transform it into RotoGrinders Game Central. It will be a great way to relax, catch up with friends old and new from the community and kick off the weekend’s festivities – with a few competitions along the way.

    Highlights include:

    o Third annual Daily Fantasy Beer Pong Championship (DFBPC). Winner keeps the RG-branded table!
    o XBox Lounge with Madden – maybe a Madden Tournament?
    o Pop-a-shot
    o Tournament Player of the Year ceremony for McJester, the 2014 Champ
    o Free food and beer

    Sunday Morning and Afternoon Games (9/13) – NFL Viewing Party – Gilley’s SPONSORED BY DRAFTKINGS

    Last year’s venue, Brooklyn Bowl, informed us they are not carrying the NFL Sunday Ticket this season, and we obviously can’t have that at the RotoGrinders Party. This year we’re going right next door to the Mirage for our party. Gilley’s at Treasure Island has an awesome area set up for us, complete with tons of TVs, a mechanical bull, and great food.

    o Free food and beer
    o Big screen TVs to watch the NFL games
    o Mechanical Bull Rides
    o More Beer Pong
    o Fourth Annual Freeroll Bowl – everyone at the party is welcome to play in a freeroll hosted by each, respective DFS site that has a rep in attendance. The aggregate winner across all sites wins a cash prize as well as the privilege of guzzling a beer out of the Freeroll Bowl trophy. Past champions include HeadChopper, DP47 and naapstermaan.

    Sunday Evening (9/13) – Third Annual Poker Tournament – The Mirage Poker Room SPONSORED BY DRAFTKINGS Added DK prizes coming soon!

    At the end of the afternoon slate, we’ll move back to the Mirage Poker Room. Here we’ll host our Third Annual RotoGrinders Poker Tournament, which will include:

    o $150 buy-in, $15 to the house
    o Drinks provided by Mirage
    o Privilege of eliminating friends, colleagues and competitors from across the DFS industry, and maybe seeing Jon Aguiar’s WSOP bracelet.

    A special thanks to our sponsors for helping us make this happen. We’d also like to thank AlSmizzle’s wife, Emiliana, and her company, for leading the charge in putting all of this together.

    We may have some rooms at a block rate open up, more information on that coming soon. Let me know if you have any more questions.

    We hope to see you in Las Vegas!

    Note: In addition to filling out the form post in this thread as well. If you have a +1 please make sure we show it here:

    Who’s In: (current count 200 – CAPPED)

    McJester (2104 TPOY Champ)
    Jonathan Bales
    HeadChopper +1
    StlCardinals84 +1

    BoggsLite +1
    StevieTPFL +1
    JMBWngFn +1
    LouiesCards +1
    RotoKevin +Wine Glass
    draftcheat +1

    Mr Haha
    Notorious +1

    beermakersfan +Pops
    BritDevine +1
    a25smith +1
    bhdevault +1
    cjhopkins +1
    Jordan Davis
    RRT +1
    byoh +1

    JeffelJefe +1
    FlyingArmbar +1
    BBROCK +1
    KaiBang +1
    Matt123hb +1
    ryanspeer2001 +1

    youngkaiser740 +1
    ChrisGimino +1
    Scorpio71 +1
    kalcashmoney +1
    wthomas0187 +1
    mikedeatworld +!

    chuckyduce +1
    hoff21 +1
    kinglion22 +1
    kuruptive8 +1

    kbeez21 +1
    BigItaly42 +1
    HossDaBoss +1
    WuLiMaster +1
    Ryanoss +1
    ezellmt +1

    LoneRiders +1
    eforsty +1
    Jess767 +1
    gneiffer07 +1
    Neiderman +1
    hester8157 +1
    bigmel911 +1
    Mike5754 +1

    emge +1
    hoffman124 +1
    biglucky +1
    Knup +1
    cdome06 +1
    Spundin +1

    joemarino27 +1
    Benny11 +1
    sonomajoe +1
    Bgizzle714 +1
    99problems +1
    jroyals +1
    eaglezzz +1

    m4ch1n3 +1
    Ryazan +1
    Boogereatingmoron +1
    tone17 +1
    Gcone8 +1
    Butera04 +1
    clarkgriswold +1
    theoddsmaker +1


    Plus Ones that are RG members:

    Nashville Crew:
    Cameron +1
    Riley +1
    Dan +1
    Cal +1
    CruzinToVictory +1
    Scott +1
    Simon Edwards (Executive Producer)
    Brandon Heaven (Producer)
    John Ingram +1 (RG CTO)
    Jake Jensen (Developer)
    Nick Nguyen (Developer)
    John Haitas +1 (App Developer)
    Ryan Roberts (Developer)

    Room Block Update from Emiliana:

    We have received a special group rate at Mirage Hotel.
    Room Block is under “Rical Kick-Off event”

    *We would love to handle reservations for you
    Please e-mail:*

    Or via the hotel directly call: 702-791-7440
    Mirage Group reservations.

    Incredible Bonus Prize from our Major Sponsor, DraftKings:

    With the announcement of the $10,000,000 Millionaire Maker for week 1 we have a very special promotion just for those RG members attending the party in Vegas. The RG member attending the opening weekend party with the highest scoring team in the Week 1 Millionaire Maker will receive 1,000 DK$ per week from week 2-17 of the NFL season (That’s $16,000!) effectively bankrolling their 2015 NFL season.

    Eligibility Rules for DK’s $10,000,000 Milly Maker RG Party Promo:

    -Your name must be listed in the original post to be eligible.
    -If your +1 wants to participate he/she must be ranked in the top 2500 currently. Send me a private message with his/her username and I will list the person separately, removing your +1. If your +1 is not ranked in the top 2500 he/she is ineligible.
    -There are some special invites on the list in the original post that are not in the top 2500. Those players are still eligible.
    -People listed under “Nashville Crew” are not eligible.

  • rotokevin

    2014 RG Bowling Co-Champion, CPA & DFS Tax Guru

    • 2014 FanDuel WFBC Finalist

    Awwwwww Yeeeeeaaaaah!

  • rotokevin

    2014 RG Bowling Co-Champion, CPA & DFS Tax Guru

    • 2014 FanDuel WFBC Finalist

    Wait damn minute, where’s CSURam88 on this list?

  • JDub07

    Hmmm…. I need to see what I can do. I’m going to Vegas August 14-17 and labor day weekend. I don’t know if I can get my wife to sign off on going a 3rd week in less then a months time.

  • DreSmithGaming

    Im gonna grind my butt off this year in dfs to qualify for these things next year,

    salute to all hope yall have a dope time

  • BigT44

    • 17

      RG Overall Ranking

    • Ranked #15

      RG Tiered Ranking

    • 2021 $1M Prize Winner

    • x3

      2016 DraftKings FFWC Finalist

    BigT44 +1

  • KaiBang

    • 2015 DraftKings FCFWC Finalist

    • 2017 FanDuel WFBC Finalist

    Any BBall tourney?

  • thehazyone

    RG Contributor

    • Blogger of the Month

    to say I’m excited for this would be an understatement. I’ve never played beer pong before. How sad is that?

  • nickcarbo24

    gonna see if i can swing it

  • headChopper

    RG Contributor (OG Status)

    • 263

      RG Overall Ranking

    • Ranked #29

      RG Tiered Ranking

    • x2

      $1M Prize Winner

    • 2014 DraftKings FBWC Finalist

    Yikes. You guys forgot my +1

  • rotokevin

    2014 RG Bowling Co-Champion, CPA & DFS Tax Guru

    • 2014 FanDuel WFBC Finalist

    @headChopper said...

    Yikes. You guys forgot my +1

    Nah, DP is on the list. #JokesFrom2014

  • JeffElJefe

    • 569

      RG Overall Ranking

    • $1M Prize Winner

    • x2

      2019 DraftKings FFWC Finalist

    Sweet, I’ll be there!

  • Smokey420smoker

    Am I invinited if I already live here? Haaaa I can walk to the mirage from my house😏 I’ll be bringing the shark harpoon!!

  • Cal

    RG CoFounder & Admin

    • 632

      RG Overall Ranking

    • $1M Prize Winner

    • x4

      2015 DraftKings FFWC Finalist

    Awesome. Made some additions to the list.

    We had a couple guys fill out the form that are not ranked or not in the top 2500 so I didn’t add those names. We’ve got a cap of 200 so we’re opening it up to the top 2500 ranked players now. This could change later.

  • Cal

    RG CoFounder & Admin

    • 632

      RG Overall Ranking

    • $1M Prize Winner

    • x4

      2015 DraftKings FFWC Finalist

    @rotokevin said...

    Wait damn minute, where’s CSURam88 on this list?

    I know, it would feel weird without CSU. It sounds like there is a good chance he will be able to make it but has a lot of things up in the air right now.

  • Varncass

    CBB/CFB Contributor

    • 332

      RG Overall Ranking

    • 2014 RG Season Champion: CBB

    Will be my first year here, pretty stoked. Will need a beer pong partner though since I’m flying solo. I’m no slouch :)

  • ryanspeer2001

    I’m coming plus +1.

    I actually am coming with 2 incentives members as well that weekend so if anyone has a +1 i could borrow I’ll compensate one way or another!! Message me.

  • duckiesuccumbs

    • 2013 FanDuel WFBC Finalist

    Oh, YEAH.

  • sanfranciscody

    message cal pls check pm

  • bosoxfan0509

    • 2015 FAWBC Finalist

    @Varncass said...

    Will be my first year here, pretty stoked. Will need a beer pong partner though since I’m flying solo. I’m no slouch :)

    This will also be my first year and looking for a beer pong partner. It’s been a while, but I’m sure I’ll pick it back up quick and this is a great excuse to train before the event.

  • youngkaiser740

    2013 PFBC Finalist, 2013 DK MS Classic (Runner Up)

    • 2013 StarStreet MLB Playboy Mansion Finalist

    im there plus 1

  • ohiostate241

    • 2014 FAFC Finalist

    • 2015 FAWBC Finalist


  • Gogokennygo

    Guess I need to work alittle harder this year to make the event!!

  • tkofantasy

    Crap I’m around 7000… Hitting it harder this yr

  • cjstetzer


  • hambazaza

    RG Blog Program Manager, 2014 RG Party Beer Pong Champion

    • Blogger of the Month

    • Beer Pong Champion

    As the defending beer pong champ, I’m excited about this. Unfortunately it looks as my buddy Robert (talk guy who helped in the beer pong title) isn’t going to make it. So I’ll be looking for a beer pong partner to help me defend the title.

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