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  • DraftKings_CM

    • DraftKings Representative

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  • BigRay

    @Supersharpie said...

    Why is Adolis Garcia always priced under 4k

    SSSHHHHHH!!!!!! dude has been an awesome salary saver…

  • Mheff31

    What is going to happen in Connecticut now that the gambling bill passed. Is DFS going to end on 7/1 for an extended period of time?

  • BigRay

    The Second Round in NHL starts today, any updates on the second round Promos? Also, I was disappointed that there wasn’t a series option for the reigning Stanley Cup Champs the Tampa Bay Lightning for round one. I thought ok, DK will surely do a series slate for the second round. Lo and behold there is none. In the immortal words of Diondre Cole “What’s up with That?

  • Njsum1

    Any way to prevent a lineup from disappearing if I enter it into a contest, then withdraw the entry, if it’s not already entered into another contest?

    For example, if I create a lineup, then enter a contest by mistake, then withdraw the entry, that lineup then disappears. It doesn’t go back onto my lineups page, it’s just gone. And if I can’t remember that exact lineup, I lose it. Any way to prevent that from happening? Thx

  • DraftKings_CM

    • DraftKings Representative

    What is with your pricing of MLB batters?

    The team that determines player salaries uses a very wide variety of factors to determine salaries on a daily basis. We are not at liberty to share the “secret sauce,” but we can share that the pricing is precisely as we intended it to be – and based on the whole of the athlete population; not just one player in isolation.

    Think about it – if you could predict our pricing like clockwork, then we would not be doing a good job. There is a method to the madness!

    What is going to happen in Connecticut now that the gambling bill passed.

    We do not have any news to share at this time. As always, you can count on DK to share any relevant updates with our customers once the time has come for us to share our thoughts.

    The Second Round in NHL starts today, any updates on the second round Promos?

    The Round 2 Offer is live now! You can stay up-to-date with the promo offer for each round of the playoffs on this page here: https://www.draftkings.com/2021-nhl-playoffs.

    Also, I was disappointed that there wasn’t a series option for the reigning Stanley Cup Champs the Tampa Bay Lightning for round one.

    We are running series contests for TB vs CAR this round! You can follow along with the featured contest here: https://www.draftkings.com/contest/gamecenter/108814340

    We also have series contests posted in the lobby for the MON vs WPG series that starts tonight: https://www.draftkings.com/lobby#/NHL/51190/All

    The only matchup we were unable to offer series contests for this round is NYI vs BOS because the full schedule was not released prior to puck drop in the first game.

    Any way to prevent a lineup from disappearing if I enter it into a contest, then withdraw the entry, if it’s not already entered into another contest?

    The functionality you describe does not currently exist, but we can certainly see how it would be beneficial in some situations. On the flip side, we’ve also seen situations where customers unintentionally end up with too many lineups created, which could potentially result in a confusing Lineups page.

    We can confidently share that as DraftKings evolves we intend to continue our innovation of the Lineups page. That is why you have our commitment to consider both scenarios, only time will tell where we someday land.

    SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Euro 2021 tournament is near!

    There will be 52 matches this summer for the continental championship of Europe, jam packed with daily fantasy contests available for all at DK!

    To celebrate the continental championship we’ve created a helpful tool for soccer fans / DFS players to show how athletes in the 24-team tournament are performing ahead of the UEFA championship. The games included are from competitive international matches in the UEFA Nations League, the Euro 2020 qualifiers, and European World Cup qualifying. All friendlies are excluded.

    To make things easier the data was split into two pools: One for field players, and one for goalkeepers. From this, you can see who has performed well from a fantasy perspective so far in the latest championship cycle, and who might be struggling either in effectiveness or playing time ahead of the biggest confederation championship in world soccer.

    https://dknation.draftkings.com/2021/6/1/22463180/euro-2020-stats-dfs-uefa-championship-qualifying-fantasy-soccer

    - DraftKings Community Team

  • ifthethunder

    Will DK be offering e-Sports achievements again, now that League of Legends is back for the summer?
    ~

  • TheShaman43

    @DraftKings_CM said...

    SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Euro 2021 tournament is near!

    Since you’re talking soccer…

    Early this morning I reserved lineups for both USA/HON and MEX/CRC. Around the time lineups came out for the first match I logged in to make edits. Couldn’t find my USA/HON contest and thought I must have forgotten to save in the morning so I went to look at what was left available. Nothing. No offerings for MEX/HON which I am also sure I reserved (I know this because I got the generic “players for this contest are not yet available for drafting, but you can reserve your entry” message which I thought odd for a same day contest).

    What happened to these contests? Based on this, can I assume there will be no contests for the CONCACAF Nations League final and 3rd place match on Sunday? If these contests were pulled, why no notification to those who had already reserved lineups?

  • SkateFiend

    Are short slate MLB contests no longer available? I haven’t seen those in a while.

  • DraftKings_CM

    • DraftKings Representative

    Will DK be offering e-Sports achievements again, now that League of Legends is back for the summer?

    Nothing to report at this time for ESPORTS, but we cannot say what’s in store for the future. Once an Achievement goes live, it’s official!

    Since you’re talking soccer…

    Yesterday’s (6/3) Honduras-USA and Mexico-Costa Rica soccer showdown slates were canceled and refunded due to a roster feed issue from our third party stat provider. All affected users were notified via the email associated with their account. We do not anticipate that this will affect Sunday’s contests, but we cannot comment on which contests will be available at this time.

    Are short slate MLB contests no longer available? I haven’t seen those in a while.

    We have no plans to run Short Slate contests at a high cadence right now; however, we are continuing to keep an eye out for any opportunities to run Short Slates as the season evolves.

    - DraftKings Community Team

  • btwice80

    @SkateFiend said...

    Are short slate MLB contests no longer available? I haven’t seen those in a while.

    DK would have gotten a lot more volume from me if they had used that format for their primary short slates of three, or even four games and under. Afternoons, late nights, etc. Instead they kept the full roster for those, which I never play on such small slates, and only used the shortened format for like the two 6:00 games right before the main slate, which I didn’t play b/c I’m focused on the main slate. But I really enjoyed it the couple of times I played the rare times when they used it for a 3-gamer not directly before a main slate. It sucks they didn’t switch to that format for all small slates because I hate the two-pitcher rosters on those and never play them.

  • BigRay

    @DraftKings_CM said...

    The Round 2 Offer is live now! You can stay up-to-date with the promo offer for each round of the playoffs on this page here: https://www.draftkings.com/2021-nhl-playoffs.

    We are running series contests for TB vs CAR this round! You can follow along with the featured contest here: https://www.draftkings.com/contest/gamecenter/108814340

    Sorry I missed those. I would have loved to have played. I was in the habit of buying my hockey early because the contests filled up so quickly so far during the playoffs. I generally by all my contests for the day in the morning. What time of day should I expect those items to come out for the next round?

  • madmanjayWV

    Honestly?

    Do you guys, I mean is it your goal to suck on a daily basis in just non-offerings for MLB GPPs?

    What gives….

    A beautiful 2pm (EST) MLB huge slate and yet

    Any small-time player is BOXED into the $1 (150 entry) MAX

    There isn’t one $5K PRIZE POOL GPP with a $1-$2 or $3 entry

  • BigRay

    @madmanjayWV said...

    Any small-time player is BOXED into the $1 (150 entry) MAX

    it’s also disappointing for any baseball slate, especially showdowns, you can’t even get a $1000 GPP. Stupid $750 for a buck, that fills early. Also with the small offerings, why don’t they do a SD for each game? I would love to build a SD line up around my Rays every single day.

  • SkateFiend

    Just out of curiosity, can I enter KBO contests to finish MLB ironman achievement?

  • jjss

    Is there a problem with achievements updating? None of mine have updated for a few days.

  • DraftKings_CM

    • DraftKings Representative

    DK would have gotten a lot more volume from me if they had used that format for their primary short slates of three, or even four games and under.

    Although we are not favoring Short Slate contests at the moment, that does not mean they are gone forever. As our data models evolve, so do our contest offerings.

    If you find contest formats in the lobby you’d like to see us run more often, the best way to let our demand forecast models know is always by favoring them when they are available!

    What time of day should I expect those items to come out for the next round?

    We don’t want to tip our hat in advance, best bet is to keep visiting daily to be exposed to the widest variety of promotions. Our NBA Second Round Playoff Showdown promo was recently posted on Saturday: https://www.draftkings.com/lp/2021-nba-playoff-showdown

    it’s also disappointing for any baseball slate, especially showdowns, you can’t even get a $1000 GPP. Stupid $750 for a buck, that fills early. Also with the small offerings, why don’t they do a SD for each game?

    Our focus is on the entire DFS ecosystem, we take a holistic approach when deciding which GPPs to focus our attention behind. There have been many posts within this thread where we discuss how we plan our focus, for some great insights please take a look at our prior posts.

    Ultimately our contest sizing is a side effect of supply and demand. We supply our attention where the greatest demand is, while understanding the cause and effect impact each contest has on the rest of the ecosystem.

    Just out of curiosity, can I enter KBO contests to finish MLB ironman achievement?

    MLB Achievements include only contests played for MLB games – KBO contests do not count towards MLB Achievements.

    Is there a problem with achievements updating? None of mine have updated for a few days.

    All achievements should be up-to-date by the time we posted our reply. If you believe any of your achievement counts are lagging behind, please email the DraftKings Player Advocates at support@draftkings.com. They will be happy to review your account and achievement progress with you!

    - DraftKings Community Team

  • jcrebs

    NBA playoff achievements are no longer in the drop down menu, no more playoff rewards?

  • DraftKings_CM

    • DraftKings Representative

    NBA playoff achievements are no longer in the drop down menu, no more playoff rewards?

    NBA Playoff Achievements will run for the entirety of 2021 NBA Playoffs and are available in the Rewards tab and on the Promos page now. If you continue to have trouble locating the achievements page, please email the DFS Customer Experience experts at support@draftkings.com and they’ll be happy to help!

    - DraftKings Community Team

  • Grimripa

    How long does it take for you to payout winnings for promotions like the Hotwire Pick’em? On Tuesday, I finished first in Week 4 (along with 39 other folks) and have yet to be credited any $$ to my account from those winnings.

  • BigRay

    Why did the weekend PGA lock at 6 am? Just got up to do my line up since the 3 round doesn’t 10:45 est. and realized I wasted my entry fees, thanks DK.

  • SkateFiend

    Can you reduce prices a bit for hitters in 7 inning DH games? In regulation most hitters would lose an AB.

  • Prisoncoptodd

    Let’s get more Bestball slow & snake drafts 3,6&12 man and dollar amount $109,& $555 & $1060.

  • Grimripa

    Another question about payouts – how long does it usually take for the Free Pools to payout the winners as well?

  • DraftKings_CM

    • DraftKings Representative

    How long does it take for you to payout winnings for promotions like the Hotwire Pick’em?

    Another question about payouts – how long does it usually take for the Free Pools to payout the winners as well?

    Generally speaking, Pick’Ems and Pools are credited once the outcome is known and the payout data has been verified. In some scenarios such as when there is a third party Sponsor it may take additional time as the companies work to verify the results.

    We assume your payout for the Hotwire Pick’Em payout is already completed, however if you are still waiting then please contact us at support@draftkings.com, and our Player Advocates will be happy to review your account with you.

    Why did the weekend PGA lock at 6 am?

    Weekend Golf contest start times are subject to change based on the earliest round 3 tee time. When possible, DraftKings will set contests to start at the earliest round 3 tee time. When round 3 tee times are unknown, DraftKings will set the contest start time using all available information, while communicating the schedule accordingly.

    Can you reduce prices a bit for hitters in 7 inning DH games? In regulation most hitters would lose an AB.

    We are unlikely to see any new product changes this season, however the experience surrounding doubleheaders is certainly on our radar – it has not been ignored!

    Let’s get more Bestball slow & snake drafts 3,6&12 man and dollar amount $109,& $555 & $1060.

    Request granted! Our contest operations team added more Best Ball slow drafts – your timing was perfect! If you have any additional requests, please don’t hesitate to share with support@draftkings.com, where our DFS customer support experts can share your messages directly with the relevant decision makers.

    - DraftKings Community Team

  • Prisoncoptodd

    Thanks DK we need some more people joining these hopefully as it gets closer it will slow & fast drafts.

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