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  • razorhater

    I’m confused why the DFS affiliates are not up in arms about the new change to the FanDuel Partners Terms and Conditions. FanDuel is no longer honoring their previous commitment of revshare for the lifetime of a recruited player to their site. In their new terms of service they are only allowing commission collection on players that registered to FanDuel within the last 730 days. How can they possibly do this? This has to be against the law. Does no one remember these promotions? It appears the entire lifetime of a player translates to until FanDuel decides to screw you.

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    DK killed this a long time ago

  • razorhater

    Not true about DK. If your player registered before the change of the DK terms you still collect commissions on that player for the lifetime of that player. Only new registrants are held to the time limit. FanDuel is not honoring the registered players before this change.

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    The devil is in the details. In a lot of affiliate contracts there is a modification clause that says that they can change the terms of the agreement without any notice. It really sucks but that’s just the way the business works.

  • razorhater

    I understand that the terms can change, but the players that were attained during the prior contract before the change should be honored.

  • Srmustangs

    The model has gone from growth to now tightening of the bottom line. No one is referring anyone to these sites anymore and why would you with the bad affiliate terms and the laughable refer a friend incentives. With ad spending way down I don’t see where new players are coming from. Rake increases will eventually bleed the players dry. By next year fanduel will be bought out and DK will be 75% a sportsbook probably charging you 20% vig. Congrats to the big affiliates who cashed in from 2012 to 2016 as now the gravy train is over.

  • razorhater

    FanDuel should still not be allowed to retroactively disqualify players from earning commission when under the terms of the contract in which they were registered it was understood and agreed that the player would earn commission for the lifetime of the player on the site.

  • jmo26

    @razorhater said...

    Not true about DK. If your player registered before the change of the DK terms you still collect commissions on that player for the lifetime of that player. Only new registrants are held to the time limit. FanDuel is not honoring the registered players before this change.

    This is incorrect about DK. I stopped receiving commissions ages ago (despite some of those referrals being active to this day).

  • razorhater

    If you look under dks affiliate commission structure in the affiliate tool you’ll see they have multiple categories for players based upon which terms they were acquired under. DK is honoring the agreement that each player was acquired. If you are no longer receiving commissions it’s possible they went dormant for a while and then came back. DK has had that as a condition for a long time that if a player isn’t active for I believe 9 months then they drop off.

  • jmo26

    @razorhater said...

    If you look under dks affiliate commission structure in the affiliate tool you’ll see they have multiple categories for players based upon which terms they were acquired under. DK is honoring the agreement that each player was acquired. If you are no longer receiving commissions it’s possible they went dormant for a while and then came back. DK has had that as a condition for a long time that if a player isn’t active for I believe 9 months then they drop off.

    Also have to refer 4 new players every six months.

  • razorhater

    True DK added some stipulations, but they didn’t just completely dismiss a prior commitment. Fanduel offered player commission for the life of the player and now they just went nahhhhh. We’ll take those players back now. Is anyone a lawyer in here? I just can’t se how this is legal. Why not just offer $1000 per new player then right before you have to pay change the terms to $0 per new player.

  • madmanjayWV

    Looks like it’s time to give Eric Schneiderman’s office a buzz in NY?

    All my peeps are poor so I never really worried about those things, too much.

    Great info on the DK side of things, btw — but as far as FD goes — I consider myself a fairly smart guy and I don’t see how this is legit/legal whatsoever.

    Of course, we’re talking about FD and like their horrid GPP payout structures and offerings every1 is prolly SOL and should just bend over and take it like a man or move on to YAHOO……

    I got a contact in Patrick Morrisey’s office….. I’ll drop ‘em a line or buzz ‘em and if I hear anything back I’ll share an update.

  • razorhater

    Thanks madman! Would love to get a lawyer’s take on this. Just seems so wrong.

  • jmo26

    @razorhater said...

    True DK added some stipulations, but they didn’t just completely dismiss a prior commitment.

    That’s a pretty significant stipulation, particularly since they decided to enforce it without a heads-up to users who brought them a significant amount of business (i.e., just told users out of pretty much nowhere that they lost their referrals).

    Regardless, agreed this is super shady of FanDuel.

  • razorhater

    @madmanjayWV said...

    I got a contact in Patrick Morrisey’s office….. I’ll drop ‘em a line or buzz ‘em and if I hear anything back I’ll share an update.

    Any reply?

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