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  • DraftKings_CM

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  • britdevine

    • 2014 StarStreet MLB Playboy Mansion Finalist

    @awilson45 said...

    It’s pretty frustrating that you must open up the missions tab and then enter a contest through that portal in order to be eligible for mission rewards. There are times where I’ll forget, enter a contest which is eligible, but then not earn mission rewards since I did not enter through the missions portal. I feel that this is something that should be automatically applied and additional outreach on my part (ie, emailing support) shouldn’t be necessary.

    I think that is only from the app, from the website I don’t think it matters

  • KindGuy

    Why is the $5 Knuckleball only being run on Mondays?

  • awilson45

    @britdevine said...

    I think that is only from the app, from the website I don’t think it matters

    Yes, but many casual users only use the app, and in essence are getting screwed out of FPPs. It may not mean much to larger volume players, but it’s nice getting free entries every now and then if you are a lower volume/dollar player.

  • bigez952

    @awilson45 said...

    Yes, but many casual users only use the app, and in essence are getting screwed out of FPPs. It may not mean much to larger volume players, but it’s nice getting free entries every now and then if you are a lower volume/dollar player.

    I thought the entire point of the missions was you had to go in every morning and click start mission to activate it and then you can enter however you want from there on the app or computer. That is always the first thing I do every morning and normally won’t enter contests until hours later and never have an issue. I have no problem with requiring the user to take 5 seconds and 2 clicks to unlock the daily bonus. The monthly freerolls are already super watered down so if they continue to make it easier to get FPP’s they need to significantly raise the thresholds for each level to make them more reasonable.

  • sutogame

    • 685

      RG Overall Ranking

    No NBA on Thursday and i just checked the MLB GPPs?

    Terrible
    $8 entry for 20K to first

    You could have ran a 5$ entry 50K to first and still no tablesetter or swing for the fences contests??????

    You are making the MLB contest entry fees in the $30 to $50 range for 30-50K

    You are making the WFBC entry fees 100 and up???

    Seems people are very disapointed with the Mlb GPPS!!!! It is mid May correct your GPP sizing for MLB already!!!

  • britdevine

    • 2014 StarStreet MLB Playboy Mansion Finalist

    What is going on with our $20 3 max today?

    No NBA today + a larger than normal Thursday night slate and it’s a tiny GPP that you run two of instead of one at least 25k… I wanted to play this today but how it was run makes it an easy no go for me

    https://imgur.com/a/PlCzkNQ

  • Gathman78

    @britdevine said...

    What is going on with our $20 3 max today?

    No NBA today + a larger than normal Thursday night slate and it’s a tiny GPP that you run two of instead of one at least 25k… I wanted to play this today but how it was run makes it an easy no go for me

    https://imgur.com/a/PlCzkNQ

    This exactly. I am finding less and less that I want to play DK. I hate to be THAT guy, but come on. Brit, let me know when you get an answer in a week.

  • OneShotKill17

    @Gathman78 said...

    This exactly. I am finding less and less that I want to play DK. I hate to be THAT guy, but come on. Brit, let me know when you get an answer in a week.

    Was just looking at what contests to enter today and had the same reaction. We finally don’t have a split Thursday and a lot of the contests are smaller than normal. $20 3 max, $75 3 max…both small compared to normal slates. I get it if it was a 4 game slate.

  • kwdamp

    To be frank, I don’t understand why the contests aren’t larger across the board for MLB this time of the year. I can’t even remember the last time I saw a GPP for less than $20 that didn’t fill.

    One thing in their defense for today though, there technically could have been NBA tonight had a series been extended. So, they may have been planning for that when the contests were scheduled for today.

    Anyways, I’d like to see some larger fields for MLB on days like today for the low $ GPP’s.

  • rannas23

    I agree…I’d like to see more bigger multi entry gpp options all across the board. To the small $ ($2-$5) gpps, and even the higher dollar options….most nights it goes from the extreme…it goes $8-$10 gpp to $33…nothing in between for those with those with a different budget and wanting to mult enter decent gpps. It gets even more extreme when it goes to $33 multi entry gpp and the next big multi entry gpp is like a couple hundred dollars each for an entry. How do you go from $33 to a couple hundred on the next gpp choice?

    Wouldn’t mind throwing in one entry into one of those big dollar gpp fields since they are usually a smaller field but can’t do a couple hundred. Most of us don’t care about new types of contests (showdowns)…most of us want more contests options to fit our budgets and what were willing to risk. There’s enough sharks and players to fill most different types of formats. I still believe they should do some big $1 and $2 gpp multi entrys and limit to who can join those by only allowing the ones with a certain amount of bankroll tied to their account. Not sure what $ amount in a players account would restrict them…but let the smaller $ players grind out to get to the next level and keep the high rollers out. Then give more options at the next level to compete with the high rollers.

  • KindGuy

    $8 Rally Cap on just filled 2.5 hours before lock. Great job guys.

  • kwdamp

    @elementasrat said...

    $8 Rally Cap on just filled 2.5 hours before lock. Great job guys.

    I saw that as well. Though that tournament is so top heavy, that I don’t play it much anyways. $20,000 for first, $350 for 9-10. That’s ridiculous. LOL

    Here’s a suggestion I’d love to see them implement. Come up for a name for the style of tournaments that are top heavy like this, and a name for the more balanced tournaments that you’ve started to implement (which is much appreciated by the way!).

    It’d be nice to see what you’re buying into from the lobby instead of having to open every single tournament each day to determine if the payout schedule is something I want to invest multiple entries into.

  • sutogame

    • 685

      RG Overall Ranking

    $88 and $888 entry fee for a chance at good money on Friday????

    You eliminated the $8 gpp for NBA but you bring it back for MLB 8$/25K top prize….no thanks

    No swing for the fences?

    Whoever is making these decisions is sabotaging MLB.
    BTW 100K on a $10 entry for NBA continues??????

    Tablesetter is back but the top prize is 1K…lol…..

  • BRORANNOSAURUS_FLEX

    • 31

      RG Overall Ranking

    • Ranked #2

      RG Tiered Ranking

    • 2016 DraftKings FFWC Finalist

    • x4

      2018 DraftKings FBWC Finalist

    The Four-Seamer has a good structure. 7% up top, 2x min cash, 20 max entry. Give them a little credit.

  • kantiger77

    I would really like to see the dime contests come back, they are great for practice without going free.

  • bigez952

    @sutogame said...

    $88 and $888 entry fee for a chance at good money on Friday????

    You eliminated the $8 gpp for NBA but you bring it back for MLB 8$/25K top prize….no thanks

    No swing for the fences?

    Whoever is making these decisions is sabotaging MLB.
    BTW 100K on a $10 entry for NBA continues??????

    Tablesetter is back but the top prize is 1K…lol…..

    Most people have been fighting for less to first place and a flatter payout structure so it makes sense now the complaints will change from the people who want to play the lottery with most of the prize find going to first.

    In my opinion I love the changes to the payout structures with less to first but more to the rest of the guys who cash. However I know your not alone in only caring what 1st gets and wants to play the lottery so DK is in a no win situation.

    Maybe there is a happy medium to offer both styles of payouts but I hope the flatter structures with less to first don’t go away.

  • Gathman78

    @BRORANNOSAURUS_FLEX said...

    The Four-Seamer has a good structure. 7% up top, 2x min cash, 20 max entry. Give them a little credit.

    Sure it is, but that really isn’t the point. They came on here touting certain contests and offered them for a week. Then it was, “well we only run that contest on certain days” nonsense. So they took the $2 and doubled it to a $4. That is all.

  • BUFUu2

    The king of the court showdown beta was actually kind of fun will you be playing this again for the finals

  • TeamTwerk

    @sutogame said...

    $88 and $888 entry fee for a chance at good money on Friday????

    You eliminated the $8 gpp for NBA but you bring it back for MLB 8$/25K top prize….no thanks

    No swing for the fences?

    Whoever is making these decisions is sabotaging MLB.
    BTW 100K on a $10 entry for NBA continues??????

    Tablesetter is back but the top prize is 1K…lol…..

    I agree with not liking the $8 price point. NBA was pretty much perfect this season imo (specifically the first half). Great sizing, great price points, slight variations but pretty consistent day in and day out.

    There are 200 main slates of MLB. Add 100 more morning main slates and you’re looking at 300 slates a year. Say you’re playing 5 lineups per slate, we’re talking $12,000 per year at the $8 price point. I would think in high variance large field tournaments the most likely outcome over the course of a season even for a decent player would be to lose several thousand.

  • kantiger77

    Ridiculous there is not a two-game two-day slate for the NHL tonight and tomorrow..there was all through the conference finals last year. Much more fun doing those than showdown contests.

  • tmarohl

    @kantiger77 said...

    Ridiculous there is not a two-game two-day slate for the NHL tonight and tomorrow..there was all through the conference finals last year. Much more fun doing those than showdown contests.

    Also ridiculous that DK has decided they are not going to run two day NBA slates. Fanduel claims they will be adding some tomorrow. I for one don’t like these one game showdown type slates.

  • kantiger77

    A two game slate was just added for Sat-Sun. Good! Hopefully they’ll do it for the NBA as well.

  • sutogame

    • 685

      RG Overall Ranking

    Still no response

  • DoubleTime

    • 2016 King of Summer: August

    Go back to your structures from 2 years ago. It will fix everything.

  • DoubleTime

    • 2016 King of Summer: August

    Take a cue from Poker. It is sort of like a proven strategy. Their structures almost always pay 10%-15% of the field, and they work. 20% would be pushing it. 25%-28% I think their tournaments would die. If they structured their tournaments like you, then the poker boom never would have happened (cash game players cry me a river), and we’d all still be playing 5 card draw. Different game, I know, but same principle.

    There was a distinct time when you guys switched up your structures and it screwed everything up. It was like 2.5 years ago. You went from paying 20% to paying 25%-28%. It made you steepen your structures, and resulted in a dead-zone outside of the top several spots. The top few spots get paid, then there is too quick of a drop off right outside of that. Depends on the field size, but like 8th place to 30th place aren’t adequately rewarded in your average non-nfl gpps. Cut back to paying 20% of the field, keep 1st place at 10% of the prizepool or below, and you are golden.

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