• Photo711

    Last night I finished in 1st place in the $8 entry of the single game entry into the Memphis v. Brooklyn NBA game. The game went to 2OT periods. The scores accumulated throughout both up and down as per usual. I was thrilled when after the game went final I found myself in sole possession of 1st place with a final score of 293.75, edging out a large tie for 2nd. Approximately 20 minutes after the game went final the scores were changed and my place was reduced to 23rd with a payout of $40. The scores throughout the regular time and both overtime periods changed accordingly. Only after the game ended did the score change, with a negative impact for me. I cannot accept that the in game points cannot be updated accurately and then somehow adjusted afterwards. You won…wait never mind, you lost! Unreal. I have reached out to Draftkings for explanation as to the scoring change with no response. By removing 3 points from my Captain position, player J. Jackson Jr. (Memphis) the result resulted in me losing my 1st place position of 3k. I have been playing DFS for years and never been blindsided in this manner. I have asked them to provide documentation showing the 1st place finish and the revised scores, no response from them as of yet. This to me suggests improper expectations as to the platform. How is a player to believe he finished in the top spot only to have his cash prize suddenly removed without explanation. There was plenty of time with a 2OT game to ensure the standings reflect accurately, how is a customer to accept losing out on 3k like that? The platform has a certain level of expectation once the game is final. This to me is unfair business practice at best. Considering a small claims action but would prefer the issue solved amicably. Thoughts? Is it not reasonable to expect to be paid for the position you finish once the game has gone final? I have never experienced this ever and been playing for years!!

  • tomac

    @ContrarianThinker said...

    That’s the issue though. We’re paying upwards of 16% rake for a faulty live scoring experience. While it doesn’t bother me as much, I can’t imagine it gives a good impression to the casual user.

    The question is, why doesn’t FD or Yahoo have this issue? Is DK being cheap and not paying for a more reliable stats feed? Again, it doesn’t concern me because I know at the end of the night, the contests will be settled with the correct statistic tabulated.

    Finally somebody who gets it.

    To the OP, I feel for you. It’s tough to lose money on a stat correction, especially a significant amount like happened to you. In the end, the sites got it right, its just a shame 16% rake cant buy accuracy in game.

  • tomac

    As to the other stuff getting shoveled in here, stats always correct to whatever the ESPN box has. Always. Regardless of sport. Not sure how they always have it right and others don’t, but at the end of the day, their boxes are gospel.

  • tomac

    I’m also appalled that a site rep thinks one of the solutions to having wrong stats is for the OP not to look at where he stands on the leaderboard during the contest.

  • jojo491048

    This really sucks, and I’ve been in your situation before. Oladipo stat correction right after game ends to knock me out of a huge payday. Don’t really feel there is a recourse, it just happens.

  • dolphinkick182

    I have been on both sides. Won ALOT from a single stat correction and lost even MORE from it. I’ve learned to sweat it out until I get paid and to curb my excitement on a big win. Though it sucks, getting the stats right (win or lose) is the only way to do it fairly, and I get it. I’ve gone as far as to google up replays only to see that they got it right. Hard to take, but in the end I’m good with it.

  • carney259

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    It sucks to think you’ve won when you didn’t, but I’m not sure what else people think the sites could do. The official scoring is done by people supervised by the pro leagues who DFS sites have no control over. So the options are to have the contests decided by (1) stats determined by the league’s official scorer or (2) stats determined by an unofficial stat provider paid by the DFS sites.

    I can’t imagine that anyone would want option 2 to actually decide contests. And if using option 1, even if DFS sites charged 100% rake, what else could they do? They can’t go into the head of the official scorer and know he is going to make some small stat change a minute after the game is over.

  • bigez952

    @tomac said...

    As to the other stuff getting shoveled in here, stats always correct to whatever the ESPN box has. Always. Regardless of sport. Not sure how they always have it right and others don’t, but at the end of the day, their boxes are gospel.

    Is this supposed to be a joke? I play in a few fantasy football leagues on ESPN and they are not 100% accurate real time and corrections happen all the time. Most of the time a fraction of a point here or there so most probably don’t notice is but your kidding yourself if you think Draftkings is the only company in the business that has stats corrections.

    Draftkings doesn’t even keep stats so your real issue is with Stats LLC which is used by multiple sites so it is impossible to say they only do corrections for Draftkings but no where else. If that were the case your suggesting that Stats LLC provides different stats to different sites.

  • bigez952

    If you don’t like stat corrections and want the standings to be final as soon as the game is over the NBA is by far the worst sport to play due to how fast paced it is and how subjective stats like blocks, steals, and assists can be. There is always some sort of corrections for someone every game in that sport. The best sports for real time accuracy is probably MLB or PGA (if you watching golf live scoring is usually delayed by a few minutes so real time accuracy is a loose term). MLB and PGA are two sports that don’t really have subjective stats and usually don’t need to get corrected. Sure there is the occasional mid game MLB correction with a guy initially credited with a hit loses it if it is changed to an error but normally they are pretty good about making those decisions in a quick timeframe and don’t change all that often.

  • superjon

    Would it have been fair to the person who got moved up if the stat correction never took place?

  • mtdurham

    @DraftKings_CM said...

    We love that you want to sweat the game live while watching your score in DraftKings, but this advice might be good to consider if your concerned that you will be very disappointed if a change in scoring results in a big enough change in scoring that you would be unhappy.

    Terrible advice… the “stat correction sweat” for the 30-60 minutes after the game is the best sweat of all lol!

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