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  • db730

    RotoGrinders Media Director

    • 247

      RG Overall Ranking

    • 2016 DraftKings FFWC Finalist

    • 2016 DraftKings FBBWC Finalist

    I really can’t stress how important it is for EVERYONE’S voice to be heard during this time of uncertainty. RG user “RotoCoach” wrote an excellent blog talking about the importance of this. I hope everyone gives it a read. https://rotogrinders.com/blog-posts/not-all-advocates-are-created-equal-975870

    Recently the site DKPlayersalliance.com came about and it provides users an opportunity to share their story about what DFS means to them. They are providing a great platform for you to tell your story and I hope some within our community will contribute. I want to commend SethYates for terrific piece he penned for it. http://dkplayersalliance.com/2015/11/17/seth-yates/

    To contribute….you can email contact@DKplayersalliance.com

  • danliebl

    Great read by Seth, outstanding.

  • Redskins4

    Great read but I would have left out the part about dfs paying for car repairs and preventing you from debt. It’s like those stories about people spending their last dollar on a lotto ticket.

  • Wrx_guy

    There’s actual regular joes that win a lot of money on DK? Not buying it

  • Olhausen

    @Wrx_guy said...

    There’s actual regular joes that win a lot of money on DK? Not buying it

    Actually one of the members on here that I became friends with and strategized with during MLB won 150k in the millionaire maker on opening weekend. He’s just like me and many others on RG in that he’s good but far from a shark or mass multi entry player. So yes it’s possible the regular joes can win a lot of money weather you buy it or not. The difference between them and posters like you is they actually put the time and research in instead of questing the possibility that other regular joes are winning or not.

  • shockermandan

    • Moderator

    http://dkplayersalliance.com/2015/11/18/dan-price/

    I’ll bite. If anyone was considering doing it, it was extremely easy. They replied to my email in 5 minutes and had the story up there in 10 minutes.

  • yoteach

    • Blogger of the Month

    @shockermandan said...

    http://dkplayersalliance.com/2015/11/18/dan-price/

    I’ll bite. If anyone was considering doing it, it was extremely easy. They replied to my email in 5 minutes and had the story up there in 10 minutes.

    Great articles, Seth and Dan. I really enjoyed reading your stories, and I hope many more will join this effort. I’ve sent several of these links to politicians already. I wrote one late in the day, and they got right back to me. Hoping it will be posted in the morning.

  • sethayates

    @Redskins4 said...

    Great read but I would have left out the part about dfs paying for car repairs and preventing you from debt. It’s like those stories about people spending their last dollar on a lotto ticket.

    I probably could have been more clear. The repair was going to cost $1000. The $25 in my FanDuel account wasn’t going to get it done. I could have borrowed the money pretty easily. You aren’t the first person to mention this though. I may correct that so that it comes off as I intended. The GPP win was a huge blessing but I wouldn’t be living on the street if I didn’t win.

    Thank you to everyone who read my story and contributed. I’ve enjoyed reading all of yours as well and I hope more will join in. IT is harder to bring down DFS when we put a face to it.

  • shockermandan

    • Moderator

    Seth, your story is great, especially the mention of the fundraiser! I joined the forum about a year ago, but that happened right around the time I actually started becoming active on the forums.

    That thread blew me away. Hopefully it has the same effect on others.

  • Z1DANIEL

    Seth and Dan guys like you are what makes the DFS community such a great place. We need more stories like this. Thank You

  • yoteach

    • Blogger of the Month

    If interested, my story has been posted: http://dkplayersalliance.com/2015/11/19/brian-greenwood/

    I’d again like to encourage others to follow the lead of Seth Yates and submit your stories. The more the better. Then tweet those stories to politicians!

  • yoteach

    • Blogger of the Month

    All of the stories posted by the DK Player’s Alliance are great and worth a few minutes of your time (maybe not mine, since it evidently shut down comments on this thread), including one by the OG OP himself, Dan Back; but, if you have a moment, this one by Patrick Riley of NY is particularly powerful: http://dkplayersalliance.com/2015/11/20/patrick-riley/

    Patrick, if you are on RG, I just want to say thanks and tell you how incredibly brave that was of you. I know it must have taken a lot; you brought me to tears, man. Heartfelt stuff. Should be required reading for the dang NY AG!

  • dmiller10nc

    yoteach…I enjoyed your article. The research you are doing will be really useful in the future. I submitted my own blurb tonight, from a woman’s prospective. We will see if it gets published, as I am not a phenomenal writer. You are right….keep fighting like seth and dan are and hopefully the industry will survive.

  • yoteach

    • Blogger of the Month

    @dmiller10nc said...

    yoteach…I enjoyed your article. The research you are doing will be really useful in the future. I submitted my own blurb tonight, from a woman’s prospective. We will see if it gets published, as I am not a phenomenal writer. You are right….keep fighting like seth and dan are and hopefully the industry will survive.

    Thanks so much for the kind words!

    So stoked to hear that you did so and cannot wait to read it. Don’t sell yourself short; while my writing might have been structurally decent, the story in my opinion far outweighs the writing.

  • yoteach

    • Blogger of the Month

    Geez, almighty, another amazing story; this one by Freddie Smith: http://dkplayersalliance.com/2015/11/20/freddie-smith/

  • Jazzraz

    • 167

      RG Overall Ranking

    Lots of very moving and heartfelt stories, hope people will continue to share their own unique stories about what DFS means to them.

  • jaugust922

    @Wrx_guy said...

    There’s actual regular joes that win a lot of money on DK? Not buying it

    you realize every night during the NBA/MLB some random joe is winning 15-20k+ on a small $3, 20$, $27 or whatever entry?

    yes the pro’s win tournaments but I’d say the majority of the time some random guy is winning each night.

  • nvalencia30

    • x2

      2014 FAFC Finalist

    • 2015 FAWBC Finalist

    These stories are amazing! I just shared mine. Fantastic initiative by DK.

  • yoteach

    • Blogger of the Month

    Fabulous job, Destiny and Nicole! I really enjoyed reading both of your Player Stories.

  • tyrant1014

    Very good stories, mine is up as well, we are a community of real people with real lives. I like reading the stories, hopefully this will shed light on everything.

  • mewhitenoise

    RG Contributor

    • Blogger of the Month

    These stories are excellent. They’ve become daily reading for me. I’m hoping more people post theirs!

    Mine just got published. It’s not life-or-death or anything, but I wanted to contribute.

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