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  • DraftKings_CM

    • DraftKings Representative

    On behalf of DraftKings, we are proud to announce our newly created Community team. Our group was formed to listen, engage, and advocate for the player community at large while championing our industry leading commitment to a world class game experience. We are here to represent your feedback inside the walls of DraftKings, because your ideas can help us deliver an increasingly better experience for all players. You can read our introductory post here: https://rotogrinders.com/threads/draftkings-cm-is-now-on-rotogrinders-2496208

    Now it’s your chance – what would you like to know? Do you have a suggestion you would like to share? We will do our best to answer all honest and respectful questions you post in this thread, in turn we hope to help players like you have a better understanding of how the world’s largest fantasy sports ecosystem works. Please allow us some time before responding to your questions and comments, you deserve well thought out answers – and that takes time.

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  • sirrobert6

    • Blogger of the Month

    DK,
    You have z four game EPL slate on the 25th.
    you have a FULL 6 game EPL slate on Wednesday.
    Neither salaries are available yet.
    However, the salaries for the 2 game inter-league slate with a showdown is available.

    Please scroll up and see my previous comments/questions I felt went unanswered.

    For a content creator, this is the definition of being told you don’t matter.

  • webbm1

    Ok so there’s gotta be a way of changing the default entry to $ not crowns right? or this is going to get annoying and fast. I hope I’ve just missed the way to change it, just takes twice aslong as to enter anything now.

  • krighton

    Tick Tock…3 days left to get the stupid 1099s out….i hate waiting this long to do taxes.

  • gravitymaze

    Minimum to cash now in the NBA is higher than it has ever been. Earlier in this threads life someone complained that it was too hard to fit in good players. Now you can fit in so many. Did you change anything and will you do the same with Mlb? Like since a starting point guard vs ATL doesn’t change in price will that mean a Bryce Harper won’t change in price vs a bad Baltimore pitcher?

  • DraftKings_CM

    • DraftKings Representative

    My question is what are the parameters around releasing slates?

    As we said in our earlier response, we strive to assure that we have access to the necessary data to inform our pricing decisions prior to posting – we do not post until all of the data needed becomes available. The time we use to assure our pricing decisions are optimal benefits the game in the long run – and in turn benefits you as a player. Our priority is the integrity of the game, the contests, and the needs of the players who are participating in the contest – that is why we will not post contests prematurely. Cliff notes: if you could predict with precision when we will post, then we would not be doing our job effectively.

    If you would like to meet with us on a call on Friday, we can explain the process for when we post salaries/contests, and how if differs for certain sets. Send us a DM, we would be happy to coordinate and discuss in detail.

    - DraftKings Community Team

  • DraftKings_CM

    • DraftKings Representative

    Why, for a 2-3 game NBA slate, you only have satellites or 5k+ entries contest for 0.25 games? You will come back to me and say that over the course of a day you have 4-5 lower entry contests, BUT I am not checking every single second for a contest. Put a few more lower entry contests every hour or 2.

    Between the short term period of last Friday and this Monday we posted 58 $.25 contests with less than 5,000 entries and more than 100 total users. The weekend of February 8th, we posted 104 contests that met these parameters. These totals include Tiers, Classic, and Showdown Captain Mode contest types. Ensuring that we are offering a variety of contests for users to play at the $.25 entry fee mark is a high priority of ours!

    Ok so there’s gotta be a way of changing the default entry to $ not crowns right? or this is going to get annoying and fast. I hope I’ve just missed the way to change it, just takes twice aslong as to enter anything now.
    p.. We appreciate your feedback and will continue to incorporate the needs of the DFS community as we continue to build our complete vision for the DraftKings Rewards Program – yes, there is still more to come!

    Our next update for Crowns to Contests is already in progress, and is designed to further improve the user experience. Very soon we intend to roll out an improvement to the user interface that will allow you to save your default preference for crowns or cash. If you are using the website, your preference will be stored in your browser’s cookies – this means if you go to a new browser or clear your browser’s cookies the default option will become crowns once again. We expect this improvement to the Crowns to Contests user experience to become available to all players within the week.

    Minimum to cash now in the NBA is higher than it has ever been. Earlier in this threads life someone complained that it was too hard to fit in good players. Now you can fit in so many. Did you change anything and will you do the same with Mlb? Like since a starting point guard vs ATL doesn’t change in price will that mean a Bryce Harper won’t change in price vs a bad Baltimore pitcher?

    Glad to hear that you enjoy recent NBA player pricing, however we have not made any changes with our pricing formulas. NBA scoring is at an all-time high which leads to more points, explaining why players are scoring at higher levels than ever before. Per Basketball-Reference, the Effective Field Goal Percentage of .524 for NBA this season is an all-time high (as of 2/25).

    Regarding MLB, we will continue to take all applicable stats and matchups into account when determining player salaries this season.

    - DraftKings Community Team

  • unageo09

    I just really hope that y’all can get something worked out with the Alabama legislature and get a bill passed this year. It’s really been painful to watch the proceedings the last two years as bills were introduced and failed to get passed. I’m assuming there will be another bill this year but I know it will be an uphill battle. I really don’t think that sending those fantasy for all emails has much impact. To many other lobbyists pushing back just as hard as we that want it done. I really think that most of the legislatures don’t care one way or the other. They just don’t want to vote. However, its the start of a new session with new faces. Maybe they can get something worked out.

  • DraftKings_CM

    • DraftKings Representative

    I just really hope that y’all can get something worked out with the Alabama legislature and get a bill passed this year.

    We forwarded your message to our Grass Roots team, we hope that the Alabama legislature embraces our industry this year.

    - DraftKings Community Team

  • DraftKings_CM

    • DraftKings Representative

    U.S. Form 1099-MISC is now available in the DraftKings Document Center for DraftKings customers who qualify to receive this document.

    - DraftKings Community Team

  • DraftKings_CM

    • DraftKings Representative

    @unageo09 said...

    I just really hope that y’all can get something worked out with the Alabama legislature and get a bill passed this year. It’s really been painful to watch the proceedings the last two years as bills were introduced and failed to get passed. I’m assuming there will be another bill this year but I know it will be an uphill battle. I really don’t think that sending those fantasy for all emails has much impact. To many other lobbyists pushing back just as hard as we that want it done. I really think that most of the legislatures don’t care one way or the other. They just don’t want to vote. However, its the start of a new session with new faces. Maybe they can get something worked out.

    We consulted with our Grass Roots team to get their feedback on the State of Alabama. The Grass Roots team asked us to forward the following message to unageo09 and everyone else who would like to see DFS legislation passed in Alabama.

    DraftKings works state by state to protect fantasy sports for fans across the U.S. Fans like you that make your voices heard are crucial to getting legislation passed. While the Alabama legislature did not ultimately pass fantasy sports legislation in recent sessions, we are committed to working with lawmakers to educate them about fantasy sports and bringing them back to Alabama! Alabama is surrounded by states in which fantasy sports companies operate – such as Mississippi and Tennessee – and with your help, we will drive support for fantasy contest legislation in the Alabama legislature, which is scheduled to convene on March 5. With the Fantasy Sports For All coalition, it is easy for fantasy fans to ask their lawmaker to support the game inside the game with this link: https://fantasysportsforall.com/connect/alabama/

    - DraftKings Community Team

  • unageo09

    @DraftKings_CM said...

    We consulted with our Grass Roots team to get their feedback on the State of Alabama. The Grass Roots team asked us to forward the following message to unageo09 and everyone else who would like to see DFS legislation passed in Alabama.

    DraftKings works state by state to protect fantasy sports for fans across the U.S. Fans like you that make your voices heard are crucial to getting legislation passed. While the Alabama legislature did not ultimately pass fantasy sports legislation in recent sessions, we are committed to working with lawmakers to educate them about fantasy sports and bringing them back to Alabama! Alabama is surrounded by states in which fantasy sports companies operate – such as Mississippi and Tennessee – and with your help, we will drive support for fantasy contest legislation in the Alabama legislature, which is scheduled to convene on March 5. With the Fantasy Sports For All coalition, it is easy for fantasy fans to ask their lawmaker to support the game inside the game with this link: https://fantasysportsforall.com/connect/alabama/

    - DraftKings Community Team

    Thanks for the message. Will keep up the fight.

  • saintsfannca

    why is there a time limit on claiming achievements? I thought whole purpose of being able to claim then when you wanted, was to be able to stash them up patiently until you can pay off a big tier one month.

    now i’m told that thousand crowns i’ve been sitting on are going to expire if i don’t claim them.

    saving them up is completely useless them if i have to waste them before i want to use them and DK promoted it as a lie.

    there’s absolutely ZERO reason that achievement crowns should expire. it’s a well I should be able to tap into whenever I need/want.

  • eperson911

    @DraftKings_CM said...

    U.S. Form 1099-MISC is now available in the DraftKings Document Center for DraftKings customers who qualify to receive this document.

    - DraftKings Community Team

    It seems that mine may be incorrect. I opened a support case. Username is eperson911. Can you help me get this addressed?

  • whoisjohngalt420

    @saintsfannca said...

    there’s absolutely ZERO reason that achievement crowns should expire. it’s a well I should be able to tap into whenever I need/want.

    I could be wrong but I have a feeling that why they do it the way they do is because if they didn’t it’d make it sooo much easier to stack up, say for example.. the ironman achievements, to hit Black status.. which could dilute the reward pool at that highest level.

    I’m with you and would love it if they’d remove, or at least extend, the expire date so I could guarantee myself at least 1-2 month’s per year of Black status rewards.

  • bigez952

    @whoisjohngalt420 said...

    I could be wrong but I have a feeling that why they do it the way they do is because if they didn’t it’d make it sooo much easier to stack up, say for example.. the ironman achievements, to hit Black status.. which could dilute the reward pool at that highest level.

    I’m with you and would love it if they’d remove, or at least extend, the expire date so I could guarantee myself at least 1-2 month’s per year of Black status rewards.

    I think this is exactly why they only allow a certain amount of time to bank rewards so you can easily pool a couple months together but can’t just keep pooling until you hit black as that is what everyone would do. If that would be allowed they would be forced to reduce the value of black which directly hurts the high rollers that rightfully earn that status every month.

    I personally like that they give some time to pool rewards as it used to be that you had to take them immediately so this system is a big improvement over that as now you can pool a couple months worth of rewards into 1 month.

  • TheRealJosh5

    any chance we can get the quarter arcade at 150 max in MLB. Have a 150 and 20…

  • whoisjohngalt420

    @TheRealJosh5 said...

    any chance we can get the quarter arcade at 150 max in MLB. Have a 150 and 20…

    This would be so great.

  • brianhanson72

    dont know if this is the correct place to post this, but i remember a thread that i cant find anymore where it was explaining the achievements and how we were able to claim the crowns at a later time therefore allowing us to reach a higher reward level for the month in which we chose to redeem the crowns. went to go look at my achievements and all of the nfl ones i got that i never redeemed are gone. so did i just lose out on crowns or is this a bug?

  • Boomboom

    I would like to see Tiers added to golf contests

  • DefinitelyMiami

    @brianhanson72 said...

    dont know if this is the correct place to post this, but i remember a thread that i cant find anymore where it was explaining the achievements and how we were able to claim the crowns at a later time therefore allowing us to reach a higher reward level for the month in which we chose to redeem the crowns. went to go look at my achievements and all of the nfl ones i got that i never redeemed are gone. so did i just lose out on crowns or is this a bug?

    You have 30 days after the season ends

  • yisman

    https://www.draftkings.com/achievements-faq#nba

    It says super milestones will be revealed once I’ve reached a certain milestone. I’ve reached that milestone for the various achievements but I can only see the next one coming up, not how many more remain and how much I need to attain them.

  • DraftKings_CM

    • DraftKings Representative

    why is there a time limit on claiming achievements?

    We give our users a 30 day limit after the conclusion of the achievements program for each sport season (or playoff achievements, if applicable). This allows users to stack up earned crowns for each achievement where they can claim at any time they like within the season or the postseason window. In some cases, this allows users to move up a rewards tier. Any earned crowns can be claimed at the user’s discretion anytime within the 30 day window.

    Can you help me get this addressed?

    We cannot discuss the details of your private information on a public forum. Our support team is aware of your case and will be in contact with you for further guidance.

    any chance we can get the quarter arcade at 150 max in MLB. Have a 150 and 20…

    You have our commitment to consider all possible options for the coming regular season for MLB. Please be aware that Quarter Arcade will remain 20 max. Only mini-MAX contests are permitted to offer 150 max entries as per the terms of our Player

    so did i just lose out on crowns or is this a bug?

    Earned achievement crowns expire 30 days after the conclusion of the achievement program for the specific sport. For more information, visit our achievements FAQ page here: https://www.draftkings.com/achievements-faq#general

    From the Achievements FAQ:
    Rewards will be claimable within 24 hours after completing a milestone. You can claim these rewards anytime until 30 days after that Achievement program concludes. Rewards will no longer be claimable 30 days after the Achievements program ends that the rewards were completed in.

    I would like to see Tiers added to golf contests

    We will continue to evaluate opportunities to expand and diversify the formatting of our golf contests, DraftKings is committed to learning from past results ads we continue to evolve.

    It says super milestones will be revealed once I’ve reached a certain milestone. I’ve reached that milestone for the various achievements but I can only see the next one coming up, not how many more remain and how much I need to attain them.

    We don’t want to ruin any surprises in this forum for everyone else! ;-) Best bet is to contact support team at support@draftkings.com – we asked someone to reach out to you to save time yisman, we got you covered.

    - DraftKings Community Team

  • GoldenWolf87

    Hey Draftkings will DK at some point in the future introduce horse races for betting?

  • thegeneral391

    @Draftkings Is it possible to have dfs for the Triple crown? Would it not work the same way like Nascar?

  • TheRealJosh5

    I get the QA to stay at the 20 max, but maybe throw us a bone with a mini mini max or something that is .25 with 150. I believe it ran once mid season last year and it filled 5 times before lock. Max entering the mini max a few nights in a row and not making a profit can take a toll on the bankroll. You can withstand it if you’re max entering a .25 with 150 than a .50 at 150. You guys don’t really offer much for low, mid stakes tbh. It’s all cash games, and satty’s to gpp’s, or winner take all ones. I could see if these contest like a mini max, or a .25 mini max didn’t fill so you get rid of them but these fill.

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