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  • Cal

    RG CoFounder & Admin

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    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!

    Itinerary:

    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

    SPONSORED BY XBOX, COCA COLA, AND MILLER COORS

    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, www.ezeventproduction.com 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)
    CheeseisGood
    Dean78904
    AlSmizzle
    Jonathan Bales
    HeadChopper +1
    StlCardinals84 +1
    TommyG1979
    PrimeTime420

    DP47
    TipandPick
    Ohnjz
    BoggsLite +1
    StevieTPFL +1
    Emac
    JMBWngFn +1
    LouiesCards +1
    RotoKevin +Wine Glass
    draftcheat +1

    3rdandSchlong
    naapstermaan
    Hatorade
    Varncass
    Hambazaza
    Mr Haha
    MaverickUSC/DevoPoker
    Notorious +1
    RadThad
    DuckieSuccumbs

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

    Gibbathy
    BigT44+1
    JeffelJefe +1
    FlyingArmbar +1
    BBROCK +1
    KaiBang +1
    Matt123hb +1
    ryanspeer2001 +1
    yoteach

    Bosoxfan0509
    youngkaiser740 +1
    OrdaNation
    ChrisGimino +1
    Scorpio71 +1
    kalcashmoney +1
    wthomas0187 +1
    mikedeatworld +!

    SirGiant
    chuckyduce +1
    thesiege
    stackadollar
    Bowens1984
    hoff21 +1
    Traeko
    kinglion22 +1
    kuruptive8 +1

    kbeez21 +1
    BigItaly42 +1
    Sanfranciscody
    HossDaBoss +1
    num1hitter
    WuLiMaster +1
    BigDShaggyJ
    Ryanoss +1
    ezellmt +1

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

    emge +1
    hoffman124 +1
    biglucky +1
    Seeeeb
    Knup +1
    JohnnyDukes
    cdome06 +1
    JHubs
    Spundin +1
    dcfantasysports

    joemarino27 +1
    Benny11 +1
    sonomajoe +1
    Bgizzle714 +1
    99problems +1
    Mirage88
    ChefPwnSauce
    jroyals +1
    eaglezzz +1

    m4ch1n3 +1
    Ryazan +1
    Boogereatingmoron +1
    tone17 +1
    Gcone8 +1
    Butera04 +1
    clarkgriswold +1
    theoddsmaker +1
    Brocnessmonster
    bluedevil91

    Boostsaves
    Marineroptimist

    Plus Ones that are RG members:
    nickkane2216
    jamesmc05

    Nashville Crew:
    Cameron +1
    Riley +1
    Dan +1
    Cal +1
    SBK
    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:
    Belem@ezeventproduction.com*

    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.

  • DillingerFour

    FD Rep - DFBMeeMee Champ (x2)

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    @Cal said...

    Another big update:

    Fanduel is bringing back the Friday night party again this year.

    Not confirmed, but it looks like we’ll be at Twin Peaks again this year. Come in a day early! We’ll have free food, drink, and Rock Climbing on Fanduel’s tab.

    After Duckie’s stellar review of Twin Peaks, we feel that you should all experience the debauchery.

  • deactivated70770

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    Is this event filled up for those that inside the top 2500 rankings? I’ve been away from DFS as I don’t care for baseball everyday and would definitely like to attend.

  • britdevine

    • 2014 StarStreet MLB Playboy Mansion Finalist

    @DillingerFour said...

    After Duckie’s stellar review of Twin Peaks, we feel that you should all experience the debauchery.

    Make sure to take the right side on the rock climb..much easier

  • Cal

    RG CoFounder & Admin

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    @slpanthers24 said...

    Is this event filled up for those that inside the top 2500 rankings? I’ve been away from DFS as I don’t care for baseball everyday and would definitely like to attend.

    Yes, we are currently at capacity unfortunately. If anything opens up I will post it in this thread.

  • deactivated70770

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    Thanks Cal

  • JL003

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    @DillingerFour said...

    Somebody get this guy in! If you haven’t partied with Jesse, you’re missing out on life.

    Haha thanks buddy it also happens to be my birthday weekend

  • tenzley

    Wow, looks awesome RG. Is there a current wait list for people that didn’t see this soon enough?

  • Rubble44

    • 2014 FanDuel WFBC Finalist

    I may be able to escape….don’t worry, I’ll sleep in Duckie’s room and come with him.

  • boggslite

    NHL Analyst, GrindersLive Co-Host

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    EDIT: Boggslite + Pops (BoggsHEAVY). Might want to reconsider that open bar…

  • headChopper

    RG Contributor (OG Status)

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    Ha. Open bar. I was wondering why Bowens told me he had my drinks covered.

  • thehazyone

    RG Contributor

    • Blogger of the Month

    @JL003 said...

    Haha thanks buddy it also happens to be my birthday weekend

    It’s mine as well! Gonna be a good one.

  • gibbathy

    2014 FSWA Golf Writer of the Year

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    @headChopper said...

    Ha. Open bar. I was wondering why Bowens told me he had my drinks covered.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZNcAdl7lD0

  • 99Problems

    @Cal said...

    Yes, we are currently at capacity unfortunately. If anything opens up I will post it in this thread.

    Well it seems like 1 spot just opened up. I will not be able to make it this year, which is unfortunate because I was really looking forward to meeting some fellow DFS players and having a great time in Vegas.

    But before I was able to surprise my wife with “Hey, we’re going to Vegas for a weekend of fun” she came home from her mother’s house and threw me a curveball. She tells me that her mother has paid for us to go on cruise for my wife’s birthday (Just me & the wife. NO KIDS!!!) I’m like thats awesome, when? “We leave Sept 13th” Uhh, Ok, cool.

    So whoever gets my spot I hope you have a great time because I sure planned on it. Meanwhile I’ll be having boat drinks. Hopefully I rank even higher next year and also can attend this event as it sounds like so much fun.

  • tenzley

    If there isn’t a wait list, I would really appreciate getting this spot! ^

  • BBROCK

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    I cant wait to go….Going to Vegas next week and i’m not even that excited, waiting for the RG trip lol

  • goducks03

    Yesir!

  • goducks03

    Does anyone know when RG will send out info email in regards to Vegas?

  • Cal

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    @goducks03 said...

    Does anyone know when RG will send out info email in regards to Vegas?

    What do you need to know? I don’t plan on sending an email until much closer to the event.

  • goducks03

    Nothing important, just booked my flight and was wondering if I missed an email. Thanks for the heads up Cal.

  • THEheybaby33

    • 2014 FanDuel WFFC Finalist

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    Is there a waiting list in case someone decides not to attend? If so put me on it please!!!!!

  • sanfranciscody

    flight and room booked

  • m4ch1n3

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    I am really excited for the invite and I am coming, but I have A couple questions…

    1. I see I have dropped about a hundred spots since this was announced. I am grateful to be still ranked inside of the 2500, but I really wont have time to play dfs except for NFL until I’m done working for the winter. If I drop below the threshold, am I still eligible for the DK promo once I get there?

    2. Can anybody tell me the mirage block rate? I can stay at treasure Island where the sweat gonna be for $400 fri-mon through my travel site.

    3. Does having +1 stop someone who is eligible from making the Party?
    I was gonna bring my girl, but she made an all girls trip to the Bahamas, so My +1 is up in the air.
    How much warning for canceling my +1 to let someone who wants to go go ?

  • LgndNMyMind

    2012 DSFC Finalist

    Cal, you guys are capped out?

    I have been to the last 2 NFL weekends you guys have hosted and they have been awesome. I have been waiting for you guys to post this years. Unfortunately, I just got back from vacation. Can you put my name down so if some other spots open up. I would hate to miss this year. Also, just me no +1.

    Thx

  • duckiesuccumbs

    • 2013 FanDuel WFBC Finalist

    Challenge: show up to RG party first night, best pro wrestling shirt wins…something. Anyone in?

  • hambazaza

    RG Blog Program Manager, 2014 RG Party Beer Pong Champion

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    @duckiesuccumbs said...

    Challenge: show up to RG party first night, best pro wrestling shirt wins…something. Anyone in?

    i’m setting the line for @britdevine winning at -800

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