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  • TheFFOracle

    A lawsuit has just been filed in my home state of Oregon, claiming DFS requires “very little to no skill” to win. I would like the opportunity to testify against this claim if FanDuel or DraftKings wants me to.

    Brandon Peck, a resident of Polk County, brought the suit on behalf of himself and more than 100 other Oregon players who lost money in the past three years while placing wagers online through the two sites, Draftkings.com and FanDuel.com. The suit, filed Monday, asks the court to halt the companies’ operations and have each business pay players back double the amount they’ve “wrongfully lost,’‘ seeking more than $5 million.

  • Tsw1999

    The only people that are gonna see any money out of these lawsuits are lawyers.

  • thetitanlb

    Clowns just need to stop. These are the kind of people that fake slip on stuff and just try to randomly sue people. Its a joke

  • TheFFOracle

    If you live in Oregon, please write a 1 star Yelp review for the lawyer filing the lawsuit:

    http://www.yelp.com/biz/d-amore-law-group-portland?osq=D%27Amore+Law+Group&search_key=29822

  • Oregon97232

    I live in Oregon and can admit that I’ve lost (and won) money on both sites. You don’t see me running to a lawyer everytime I lose on there. I’m going to be very upset if the judge in this case sides with this idiot and FD and DK are banned in the state.

  • stlcardinals84

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    Mouth says “Takes no skill”

    Foot says “I lost money”

    Insert foot into mouth.

  • HungryHungryHip

    People who are involved in these types of ‘lawsuits’ should never be allowed to spend another dime on anything that involves investing, lottery, etc. again.

  • Ryazan

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    wait can I get away with something like this???

    I want to sue some restaurants where I had bad dinner dates 10 years ago – they saw the girl I was with didn’t like me, and they still let me buy her dinner – I am a victim that was robbed and I want double my money back for my troubles!

    On a more serious note, my wife and her friends bought 4 powerball tickets 2 weeks ago and none of them won – we want to sue to get the $40 back that they wrongfully lost.

    Seriously, can these idiots lack sense any more than they do? (and I don’t mean the idiot suing Dk and FD looking for free money, I mean the idiots that actually take these cases and treat them like it’s a real thing)..

    If I try to get $40 for Powerball back, and a lawyer takes my case and sues the state lottery, HE is the idiot – im just some greedy loser, but HE is the actual idiot lol

  • DRTII

    @TheFFOracle said...

    A lawsuit has just been filed in my home state of Oregon, claiming DFS requires “very little to no skill” to win. I would like the opportunity to testify against this claim if FanDuel or DraftKings wants me to.

    Brandon Peck, a resident of Polk County, brought the suit on behalf of himself and more than 100 other Oregon players who lost money in the past three years while placing wagers online through the two sites, Draftkings.com and FanDuel.com. The suit, filed Monday, asks the court to halt the companies’ operations and have each business pay players back double the amount they’ve “wrongfully lost,’‘ seeking more than $5 million.

    I’m all for it. I’d love double my deposit money back.

    I agree with the claim that it takes“very little to no skill” to win. Without the odds of a multi-entry (GPP’s) the majority of these sharks wouldn’t place much above min-cash on any given night. Yes, they have a bit of an edge with their algorithms over the average person, but it still comes down to luck. Glass dives into the stands, Jonas Gray runs for 4td out of nowhere, Klay buries 17 threes, .etc. It’s a game of chance with thousands of variables and few constants. “Skill” is simply your ability to theorize on the best bets…and that’s all they are.

    Feel free to disagree, I’m sure you will, but as much as I enjoy playing DFS I feel like it’s a losing proposition long-term and those sucker GPP top prizes are about as likely to hit as a Scratch Off ticket.

  • bigloser11

    @Tsw1999 said...

    The only people that are gonna see any money out of these lawsuits are lawyers.

    Especially in class actions.

  • bigloser11

    @DRTII said...

    Glass dives into the stands, Jonas Gray runs for 4td out of nowhere, Klay buries 17 threes, .etc. It’s a game of chance with thousands of variables and few constants. “Skill” is simply your ability to theorize on the best bets…and that’s all they are.

    I’ve lost small $ over 3 yrs. My argument is same as yours, you can’t foresee every single thing that happens..Maxd is the current sheik of the week but not long ago Condia was riding high and look what happened.
    Last night I played a 25 cent gpp nba, got 330.75 pts. and won 2 $.One night a month ago I got 275 pt.
    in a similar gpp and got 1 $. Luck does play into it.Too many swings.Sometimes 300 gets zero.

  • DRTII

    @bigloser11 said...

    Sometimes 300 gets zero.

    Well, the overall score is arbitrary really because it’s a curve, but I know what you mean. As for the top guys, yeah, Max is the man right now but even he’s diversifying with a paid fantasy service (just like CSU is w/FantasyLabs) and in the end, while you can certainly be “better” than most with enough research, the variance is too high and coupled with rake and unexpected events you can be in a -EV situation quite easily – especially in GPP’s.

  • mellofellowsu

    It’s the same people that blame everyone else for their station in life. Fewer and fewer people these days take responsibility for themselves anymore.

  • Mikey1508

    I didn’t realize these companies forced these guys to play.

  • bigloser11

    @Mikey1508 said...

    I didn’t realize these companies forced these guys to play.

    A killer in CT in the 1970s tried to use the argument that the devil made him do it.

  • IronMonkey415

    I’ll have my fun with their Yelp page when I have time.

  • jackofalltrades

    A classic example of a frivolous lawsuit. . .

  • kirby34

    It’s kinda funny looking up the comments about these lawsuits on twitter. You can definitely tell who wins on these sites and who never has. I bet those same people spent thousands of dollars on the lottery as well.

  • bigloser11

    @kirby34 said...

    bet those same people spent thousands of dollars on the lottery as well.

    And probably never said boo when they lost their shirt in a state ‘legal’ game.

  • sgumike

    I’m willing to bet the plaintiff’s are from the participation trophy generation.

  • TheRyanFlaherty

    @bigloser11 said...

    And probably never said boo when they lost their shirt in a state ‘legal’ game.

    Nope. They buy another one, because that truly takes no skill. It says 1:4.18 on back or whatever, so they’ll keep playing.
    People getting upset and quitting DFS in itself is almost an admission that it’s skill and unlike the Lottery. The false hope the Lottery provides extinguishes quick in DFS if you realize your over-matched.

  • bigloser11

    @TheRyanFlaherty said...

    They buy another one, because that truly takes no skill. It says 1:4.18 on back or whatever, so they’ll keep playing.

    The odds are calculated on the whole but the best odds are for very tiny prizes.It becomes a ‘chase mentality’ to go after a huge prize that is nearly impossible to win.
    I think if dfs adopted a format where there were more lower level prizes , it would encourage players to stay.

  • Shipmymoney

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    @bigloser11 said...

    The odds are calculated on the whole but the best odds are for very tiny prizes.It becomes a ‘chase mentality’ to go after a huge prize that is nearly impossible to win.
    I think if dfs adopted a format where there were more lower level prizes , it would encourage players to stay.

    No thanks, I’ll keep playing for the big ones

  • statrat2929

    Considering Oregon Lottery has had NFL in the past and I with the passage of legal pot use in your home I will be really irritated if something happens to DFS. I hope this is just a nothing lawsuit with no traction.

  • rsigler65

    @DRTII said...

    I’m all for it. I’d love double my deposit money back.

    I agree with the claim that it takes“very little to no skill” to win. Without the odds of a multi-entry (GPP’s) the majority of these sharks wouldn’t place much above min-cash on any given night. Yes, they have a bit of an edge with their algorithms over the average person, but it still comes down to luck. Glass dives into the stands, Jonas Gray runs for 4td out of nowhere, Klay buries 17 threes, .etc. It’s a game of chance with thousands of variables and few constants. “Skill” is simply your ability to theorize on the best bets…and that’s all they are.

    Feel free to disagree, I’m sure you will, but as much as I enjoy playing DFS I feel like it’s a losing proposition long-term and those sucker GPP top prizes are about as likely to hit as a Scratch Off ticket.

    I’m sure you’ll understand why a winning player would disagree. It’s like a three-year-old trying to skip a rock on a lake and getting mad at the lake because his dad is so lucky at skipping his rock every time.

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