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  • rylanarmour

    http://www.reviewjournal.com/business/casinos-gaming/salerno-make-fantasy-sports-pitch-gaming-commission

    hmmmmm

  • MrFantasy

    I’m not intrigued.

  • deejones49

    Worst idea ever

  • MRCOOKONUTS

    DFS and it’s obvious popularity,has opened doors for potentially different variations of how DFS can be played..
    It is no surprise that other’s out there want their slice of the DFS pie.

  • theoddsmaker

    Not sure why this is getting negative feedback. It is literally another avenue to invest money into players on a daily basis. Very similar to the top scoring SP props I post on Twitter it’s analysis that I do with dfs that could in turn be a betting market.

    Important to realize that salary cap isn’t the only method of dfs long term imo. It could be a variety of different offerings that suits different needs much like cash/gpp accomplish.

  • madmanjayWV

    It’s so moronically stupid good $$$ might see it thru…….

  • depalma13

    @madmanjayWV said...

    It’s so moronically stupid good $$$ might see it thru…….

    What is so moronically stupid?

    We all already do this every night, when we try to predict ownership. This is just letting everyone bet on their ownership predictions among each other with the house taking a cut.

    Take last night, 5% of the people played Moya, he scored 33 points on DK. His odds to be the top scorer 20-1. Whats wrong with getting $42 back for a $2 win bet?

  • thedude404

    • 2015 FanDuel NBA Playboy Mansion Finalist

    Quick and easy way to hedge. Whats not to like?

  • Chuky

    Lmao. I started reading the article and this is a bad concept. I read about 50 percent and it appeared to me this guy doesn’t understand how dfs works. All he is seeing is money. Dfs takes hrs of research and no one in their right minds is gonna go to casinos/racinos to play dfs instead of playing at home. They probably think there is no research involved.

  • bigloser11

    @MRCOOKONUTS said...

    DFS and it’s obvious popularity,has opened doors for potentially different variations of how DFS can be played..
    It is no surprise that other’s out there want their slice of the DFS pie.

    Excellent quote. While Salerno’s idea might be good or bad, I think you will see attempted variations of DFS
    in the future.Certainly not surprising, the desire to find, new untapped sources of $$ constantly plays in the
    background. jm

  • depalma13

    @Chuky said...

    Dfs takes hrs of research and no one in their right minds is gonna go to casinos/racinos to play dfs instead of playing at home. They probably think there is no research involved.

    Do you think betting on horses is picking random numbers?

  • wolfjb1

    The title of this thread is really misleading. It’s amazing that the sports books haven’t thought to monetize fantasy sports. This new concept sounds like it bear very little resemblance to DFS, which may be why people on here are criticizing it.

  • cutter2225

    I like the idea and its mentioned in the article the takeout would be less then traditional horse racing and if thats the case then this could be profitable for smart players. After handicapping the days races, I find my top plays but will only wager if the odds meet my value expectations and many times with small field sizes my value isn’t met but if this idea goes as planned and they throw 15+ QB’s, RB’s etc into a “race” the value should be there especially with Johnny publics money swaying towards the bigger name athletes.

  • marcreinhart

    @depalma13 said...

    Do you think betting on horses is picking random numbers?

    Of course not. It’s about picking the one with the coolest name

  • Chuky

    @depalma13 said...

    Do you think betting on horses is picking random numbers?

    That’s not my point. My point is dfs works best online not at casinos/racinos, or any other land base entertainment complex. That’s the beauty of dfs. You really think ppl will flock to these places when u can play online at home?

  • StanHalen

    @Chuky said...

    That’s not my point. My point is dfs works best online not at casinos/racinos, or any other land base entertainment complex. That’s the beauty of dfs. You really think ppl will flock to these places when u can play online at home?

    What if they put in a basement and a mini-fridge stocked with Mountain Dew?

  • cutter2225

    @Chuky said...

    That’s not my point. My point is dfs works best online not at casinos/racinos, or any other land base entertainment complex. That’s the beauty of dfs. You really think ppl will flock to these places when u can play online at home?

    I bet horses from the comfort of my home every day. I’m going to presume this would be something that we’d also be able to do online from home. If not its dead in the water already.

  • depalma13

    @Chuky said...

    That’s not my point. My point is dfs works best online not at casinos/racinos, or any other land base entertainment complex. That’s the beauty of dfs. You really think ppl will flock to these places when u can play online at home?

    You can play the horses at a racetrack, casino or in your home.

    If Xpressbet or TVG started offering it, which I am sure they would, you could sit in your home and have a grand old time doing all the research in the world.

  • Stewburtx8

    • 2012 FanDuel WFBC Finalist

    @theoddsmaker said...

    Not sure why this is getting negative feedback. It is literally another avenue to invest money into players on a daily basis. Very similar to the top scoring SP props I post on Twitter it’s analysis that I do with dfs that could in turn be a betting market.

    Important to realize that salary cap isn’t the only method of dfs long term imo. It could be a variety of different offerings that suits different needs much like cash/gpp accomplish.

    Agree with this. I think this idea has legs and could work really well if implemented correctly. Just another way to put money on fantasy outcomes.

    They could even run different pools like horse racing where Race 1 has 10 QB’s, Race 2 has 10 RB’s, Race 3 has another 10 RB’s, Race 4 has 10 WR’s, and so on and even build up Pick 3, Pick 4, Pick 5, and Pick 6 pools.

  • bigloser11

    I’m too old to see it but IMO lotteries and casino gambling may eventually be legal
    in the US online. It would take the repeal of the federal Wire Act to do it.Our nation has legalized
    weed and same sex marriage, who would have thought the 2 would be legal 15 yrs ago.

  • theoddsmaker

    the problem is I don’t think the market would be good enough to have any high-stakes players. It would do really well if there is enough volume…and just another way to apply the skill set you should all have when playing DFS.

    Considering it seems like 95% of DFS’ers consider ‘player props’ as sort of factual projections and not something that they can bet on just shows that they still treat DFS/prop betting as 2 wildly different things. I’m always baffled at people that say things like “wow, Jose Fernandez K prop is “only” 7.5 against the Mets”. You can either use that as some sort of insight as to using him in DFS, or if you trust a model/projections that has him at 9.2 K’s….you can simply bet on the ‘Over’…that’s sort of the point of player projections after-all. Bovada isn’t posting those to help us make lineup decisions lol

  • PJGuin23

    DFS Tax Guru

    I think this is a brilliant idea and yes, skill would be involved. The research would be similar to DFS as well without dealing with assigned salaries.

  • tarheel66

    DERBYWARS.COM

  • theoddsmaker

    @tarheel66 said...

    DERBYWARS.COM

    lol whoops, if you read the article you’d see we aren’t talking about dfs horse racing

  • falldown

    I like it.

    I would play this.

  • theoddsmaker

    @wolfjb1 said...

    The title of this thread is really misleading. It’s amazing that the sports books haven’t thought to monetize fantasy sports. This new concept sounds like it bear very little resemblance to DFS, which may be why people on here are criticizing it.

    Exactly. People sound like the die hard season long players bashing dfs because they don’t really know what it is but see it as a threat.

    This is NOT a threat to dfs nor trying to really replace dfs. You do not have to play if you don’t want but I think it’s cool. It will not harm you. Reminds me of snake drafts on DraftDay and FantasyFeud…most of you won’t know they exist but they are a fun way to utilize all the research you already do for dfs in a non-salary cap style format.

    I honestly think dfs will only get better as it broadens it’s horizons as being more then just a standard sal cap game. Even the new single entry contest is a refreshing version of dfs. I love the idea of having multiple slates add up (single entry only) to sort of give the season long element of establishing a larger sample size and letting a bit more skill into dfs.

    Also unfair to really call this horse racing. It is literally just the market itself setting the odds verses an oddsmaker cough cough set the odds. I have been posting “odds to be top scoring SP for each FanDuel slate” because it’s already something you should be thinking about when setting lineups to assess the risk/reward of a given slate. This is just a way to invest in the analysis I already do for DFS.

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