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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

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  • NoLimits0

    MtDurham above…the Masters R4 showdown winner didn’t have Webb Simpson, Tony Finau, or Francesco Molinari who were the three chalkiest….so I have no idea what you are talking about.

    Based on what you have been saying, you would have said Webb and Finau were locks and everyone should have them (because their price was based on their R1 and R2 scored without accounting for their big R3)…but yet they weren’t in the winning 5 dollar large GPP DESPITE the fact that like probably 60% of lineups had one of the two and more had one of the three if you include the 2 shot R3 leader Molinari…

    So what are you talking about man? Learn that the positional points mean very very little in showdown and use the fact everyone uses them for your advantage…

    The lower owned DJ for example would have been the perfect pivot play off of the leaders and Cantlay was the only guy over 20% even in the winning GPP lineup.

    The fact that people actually think placement points mean much for R4 is the best thing for you MtDurham. You basically have a huge advantage actually knowing it means very little and play the ownership right.

  • Vanco

    20 max $2 Tablesetter with 30k, 8% to first, 2x min cash, and pays out just top 20% of lineups….finally! Thanks DK. Make 10th place 10% of 1st and it will be perfect.

  • gravitymaze

    @Vanco said...

    20 max $2 Tablesetter with 30k, 8% to first, 2x min cash, and pays out just top 20% of lineups….finally! Thanks DK. Make 10th place 10% of 1st and it will be perfect.

    I don’t think it will last like that. The NBA also had a nice tablesetter at the beginning that fizzled out towards the end. Hope it will because out of the big three I think you have to do the most research with MLB and even then it just comes down to luck. Just too many variables.

  • mnstone14

    is there a reason why the entry # $12 single entry for mlb has drastically dropped in the last couple days and looks like going forward? Just curious as that one was always a minimum of around 2000 entrants (sometimes 3) and always filled. Now its more like 1200 and tomorrows is 980….

  • sharksfansd

    I received an email today on receiving 250 crowns for day 4 of the “First Major Countdown” promotion. I also entered the day 2 promotion last week (the hole in one offer). I had Bryson DeChambeau as one of my golfers on my entry from that same promotion.

    Sounds like this promotion redemption is still pending, but I wanted to check. This post from another thread as well refers to the promotion I am checking on: https://rotogrinders.com/threads/draftkings-master-s-tournament-question-3007944

    Thanks for your support on the message boards here.

  • Steverino01

    @sharksfansd said...

    I received an email today on receiving 250 crowns for day 4 of the “First Major Countdown” promotion. I also entered the day 2 promotion last week (the hole in one offer). I had Bryson DeChambeau as one of my golfers on my entry from that same promotion.

    Sounds like this promotion redemption is still pending, but I wanted to check. This post from another thread as well refers to the promotion I am checking on: https://rotogrinders.com/threads/draftkings-master-s-tournament-question-3007944

    Thanks for your support on the message boards here.

    Check your junk mail, it might be in there. I got 3 of them (500, 250, 200) 1 was in my inbox and the other two were in my junk mail.

  • waffles2003

    The $2 MLB Table Setter is back to 1200 entries…thats too bad DK. I was also looking forward to playing that GPP.

  • DraftKings_CM

    • DraftKings Representative

    This feature stinks and should be eliminated immediately. It makes round 4 showdown unenjoyable and unplayable for the vast majority of your users. You can’t tell me that my opinion is wrong. Because it’s not an opinion. Its a fact.

    As we can see from NoLimit’s comments above, all opinions are valid but not everyone agrees.

    We make these decisions when they are supported by the facts surmised from the data we have on hand. Our intent is not to make any one user happy or support any single opinion, but rather, to elevate the DFS ecosystem as a whole. This sometimes requires us to offer admittingly polarizing contest variants, payout structures, etc. We offer something for everyone, those you agree with, and those you don’t.

    20 max $2 Tablesetter with 30k, 8% to first, 2x min cash, and pays out just top 20% of lineups….finally! Thanks DK. Make 10th place 10% of 1st and it will be perfect.

    Thank you Vanco! We’re glad that you enjoyed this structure. Sharing feedback like this for contests you do or don’t like helps us get it right in the future. We have been featuring bigger Tablesetters on Mondays, swinging for the rafters – thank you for your support in helping us hit a home run!

    is there a reason why the entry # $12 single entry for mlb has drastically dropped in the last couple days and looks like going forward? Just curious as that one was always a minimum of around 2000 entrants (sometimes 3) and always filled. Now its more like 1200 and tomorrows is 980….

    P. At this time of year there is a lot of competition for the attention of MLB fans who are still focussed on NBA & NHL Playoffs, MLB during the beginning of the season isn’t as popular as the NBA and NHL postseason. Don’t read too much into tonight’s prize pool at $10K, it just means there is too much competition for entry liquidity – it is in our benefit to grow the contest as much as it benefits players like you!

    Sounds like this promotion redemption is still pending, but I wanted to check. This post from another thread as well refers to the promotion I am checking on: https://rotogrinders.com/threads/draftkings-master-s-tournament-question-3007944

    We haven’t started the payout process yet, but a lot of people drafted one or both of the golfers who aced hole 16 (imagine how profitable that would’ve been for the entrants if they all placed a legal bet using the DraftKings Sportsbook!)

    We will begin crediting users their earned rewards shortly.

    The $2 MLB Table Setter is back to 1200 entries…thats too bad DK. I was also looking forward to playing that GPP.

    How quickly you forget, we just offered a $30K MLB Table Setter yesterday!

    Mondays are our current focus for Tablesetters with giant prize pools. We took a bit of a hit yesterday, our attempt to grow the Table Setter with a $30K prize pool resulted in an overlay (luckily for you guys!) This can happen as we are constantly testing the market with larger prize pools for certain contests, sometimes they fill while other times, they don’t. When we come up short, we adjust accordingly.

    Another reason is that other sports compete with MLB, especially at this point in the season. In addition, some users may have spent their bankrolls on PGA this past weekend and may look to take a break before jumping back into the action. Likewise, NHL & NBA Playoffs are currently underway, and many users have been entering these contests instead of MLB. There is only so much shared entry fee liquidity to go around, this issue is very prominent at this time of the year.

    - DraftKings Community Team

  • saintsfannca

    what in the hell is the point of $0.10 ticket as a daily reward. Especially to Gold and Platinum tiers

  • DraftKings_CM

    • DraftKings Representative

    @saintsfannca said...

    what in the hell is the point of $0.10 ticket as a daily reward. Especially to Gold and Platinum tiers

    We answered this question last week when it was a key topic. Our co-workers are in a constant process of evolving our rewards program to achieve our goal of keeping players active and engaged within the DraftKings ecosystem. This month, they decided to use rewards to encourage activity in different ways by promoting entries into key $.10 satellite tickets for tiers Bronze through Platinum (each tier at different frequencies).

    If you do not wish to use the $.10 ticket you earned, our Support team will be happy to convert the ticket into equivalent DK Dollar value for you to spend however you choose.

    We are increasing our options with $.10 satellites this month, thus providing more opportunities to use these tickets – but we still hear your voices and understand that you wish for an alternative. Would you prefer to claim crowns instead in the future instead of a $.10 ticket? As a reminder, you are now able to use crowns in ways they’ve never been utilized before by spending your crowns to enter into any contest you wish.

    - DraftKings Community Team

  • cjs5555

    @DraftKings_CM – is there a way to see what ballparks I’ve played for MLB showdowns so far so that I know what I need for future contests toward the accomplishment?

  • DraftKings_CM

    • DraftKings Representative

    @cjs5555 said...

    @DraftKings_CM – is there a way to see what ballparks I’ve played for MLB showdowns so far so that I know what I need for future contests toward the accomplishment?

    This is a topic best suited for our Support team because it involves your private playing experience, please contact them at support@draftkings.com

    - DraftKings Community Team

  • saintsfannca

    @DraftKings_CM said...

    This is a topic best suited for our Support team because it involves your private playing experience, please contact them at support@draftkings.com

    - DraftKings Community Team

    i believe he meant in general which is a good suggestion.

    it’s a pain in the ass keeping track of all the ballparks by hand (which i’ve been doing as to not double up on the same park). Same with the NHL Hockey playing every series with a showdown, they achievement should have a checklist of games, so I can stop writing all of these down myself.

    I get that DK doesn’t want to make it easy to just get the hundreds or thousands of crowns, but this seems like it would be a generous addition to the system so we don’t have to manually track what we’ve done.

    Same thing for instance if you miss a homerun one day and it resets, you have no idea how many in a row you have (without tracking yourself) until it passes your old record

    And to reply to your response to my personal question above. I just find the $0.10 ticket a little insulting to Gold and Platinum users honestly. Especially the fact that there is 6 and 4 in a month respectively. Those are essentially wasted days.

    I don’t want to play $0.10 qualifiers with a nearly ZERO percent chance of winning, and if i was compelled to do so, I would have no problem fronting the 10 cents from my own bankroll. At least i’ve found ONE ten cent baseball contest for actual prizes like a tournament, so i’ll just play in that. But there was nothing wrong with the .25 cent tickets. It just comes off as a little cheap to have replaced all the 25 cent tickets in a month for 10 cent tickets, when 10 cent tickets are pretty much worthless

  • cjs5555

    yep, precisely what and why i was asking; thanks for clarifying

  • sharksfansd

    @Steverino01 said...

    Check your junk mail, it might be in there. I got 3 of them (500, 250, 200) 1 was in my inbox and the other two were in my junk mail.

    Thanks for the reminder on checking the junk mail, as it is always a good reminder. They did wind up sending something after I posted the message and I believe they have since paid out the promo. Looks like it was $.43 plus a free roll.

  • webbm1

    Also agree that these new 0.10$ tickets are not the way to go. Would much rather just have the crowns then a ticket which gives me a 1 in 100/200 chance of winning a satellite. I can’t really be bothered to go to the effort to email support to swap over to get crowns instead but maybe just something to think about going forward? On a positive note I love all the achievements you do for each sport.

  • timusbr

    LOL Webbm1, I must agree that some things are so trivial that the effort isnt worth while.

    .10cents. I need to complain and explain something for 10 freakin cents. My Psychologist would only ask about the $1000, I spent on the site. I recently just emailed customer service about 150 crowns on a mission I knew I wasnt credited (about .25 cents) and received back an email scolding me on the right way to fill out a mission and they will ignore my stupidity and 1 time only as a favor they credited me the crowns. I was really happy to get that email (form letter).

    Now for my question. I have been a bit excited about things I read for a 4 day showdown survivor contest. I heard that even a smaller Gpp was being added to the FGWC weekend as a baby contest. I can find no information on this.

    I see that a 4 day survivor contest has been played twice. First was for the Masters and second started yesterday for the Heratige. Its a $100+ ticket for 67 entries only. I have no visibility to the contest after day 1.

    1) Where are the promo’s for the survivor contest?
    2) Will there be any qualifiers?
    3) I would love to enter a survivor contest for a much smaller amount. I cant believe this is all. You guys found another way to make DFS golf exciting, putting together showdowns for the full weekend of golf. So many ways to build contests to larger pots.
    4) what happens to live look at DK contests for second round (third and forth) I was actually looking forward to comparing the survivors LU’s day 2 with who they took day 1

  • DraftKings_CM

    • DraftKings Representative

    it’s a pain in the ass keeping track of all the ballparks by hand (which i’ve been doing as to not double up on the same park). Same with the NHL Hockey playing every series with a showdown, they achievement should have a checklist of games, so I can stop writing all of these down myself.
    I get that DK doesn’t want to make it easy to just get the hundreds or thousands of crowns, but this seems like it would be a generous addition to the system so we don’t have to manually track what we’ve done.
    Same thing for instance if you miss a homerun one day and it resets, you have no idea how many in a row you have (without tracking yourself) until it passes your old record

    While considering some of our MLB achievements for the 2019 season, we had one of two options:

    (1) offer an Achievement that might result in some confusion from customers who wish we offered a tracking mechanism for ballparks
    (2) Do not offer the Achievement, because the time and resources did not exist to further develop tracking tools at this time.

    The finding from our user research confirmed that users would rather have see a ballpark Achievement while manually tracking their progress than not have the Achievement at all, it was designed to be a fun Achievement that has a low barrier of entry.

    You have our commitment to explore future opportunities that will improve our top-of-class Achievements program, and future iterations of the ballpark Achievement. Your feedback and engagement are appreciated.

    And to reply to your response to my personal question above. I just find the $0.10 ticket a little insulting to Gold and Platinum users honestly. Especially the fact that there is 6 and 4 in a month respectively. Those are essentially wasted days.

    I don’t want to play $0.10 qualifiers with a nearly ZERO percent chance of winning, and if i was compelled to do so, I would have no problem fronting the 10 cents from my own bankroll. At least i’ve found ONE ten cent baseball contest for actual prizes like a tournament, so i’ll just play in that. But there was nothing wrong with the .25 cent tickets. It just comes off as a little cheap to have replaced all the 25 cent tickets in a month for 10 cent tickets, when 10 cent tickets are pretty much worthless
    Also agree that these new 0.10$ tickets are not the way to go. Would much rather just have the crowns then a ticket which gives me a 1 in 100/200 chance of winning a satellite. I can’t really be bothered to go to the effort to email support to swap over to get crowns instead but maybe just something to think about going forward? On a positive note I love all the achievements you do for each sport.

    Our co-workers are in a constant process of evolving our Daily Rewards to achieve our goal of empowering players to remain active and engaged within the DraftKings ecosystem. This month, they decided to use a well placed reward to encourage activity in different ways by promoting entries into key $.10 satellite tickets for tiers Bronze through Platinum (each tier at different frequencies). We increased our options with $.10 satellites this month, thus providing more opportunities to spend a $.10 ticket. In hindsight, we see that our good intentions were not understood – a lesson learned. Your complaints have been heard loud and clear, please be aware that our Daily Rewards program cannot change in the middle of the month but we are planning to make adjustments for the future.

    If you do not wish to use the $.10 ticket you earned, our Support team will be happy to convert the ticket into equivalent DKDollar value for you to spend however you choose.

    Thanks for the reminder on checking the junk mail, as it is always a good reminder. They did wind up sending something after I posted the message and I believe they have since paid out the promo. Looks like it was $.43 plus a free roll.

    That is correct. Given that two of the more highly-owned golfers aced 16, the $10K pot was split among over 20,000 users. We’re glad you were able to locate the message.

    I have been a bit excited about things I read for a 4 day showdown survivor contest. I heard that even a smaller Gpp was being added to the FGWC weekend as a baby contest. I can find no information on this.

    For all information related to the Fantasy Golf World Championship please visit our landing page at https://www.draftkings.com/lp/2019-fantasy-golf-world-championship

    We suggest that you click the Terms & Conditions link on this page to read the contest rules which is the best answer we have available at this time to any of your questions.

    During the PGA Northern Trust all qualifiers will earn entry to a Round 1 – Round 4 Showdown Survivor contest in addition to the $1.25M FGWC contest.

    All 200 contestants will be entered into the first round of the Showdown Survivor, and consist of only one round of play. The top 100 contestants in that contest will move on to Round 2 which will take place on Friday, August 9. The top 50 contestants in Round 2 will move on to Round 3 which will take place on Saturday, August 10. The top 25 contestants in Round 3 will move on to the final round on Sunday, August 11. These 25 players will compete for a prize pool of $40,000, with the top five finishers receiving a trip to the PGA event of choice during the 2020 season (each trip valued at $5,000).

    - DraftKings Community Team

  • rdchampion

    I’ve seen qualifiers for FBWC but not any details on it. Do you guys have a page where I can view the detail? Thanks.

  • 13nutz

    Can we please change the significant strikes landed stat to strikes landed for mma events? I have a hard time believing someone whatching from a monitor can tell if a strike is significant or not. Both stats are keep by the stat provider. Any reason this cannot be done???…seems like the opportunity for more points the better in fantasy

  • Wahoos21

    I got an email today about getting a free MLB $2,000 contest ticket if I enter the NFL Draft prediction contest. Since I entered the NFL Draft contest yesterday before the email was sent, will I still get the MLB ticket? Thanks.

  • Zwett

    I’m sure rake has been covered. But almost 19% rake? 7k guarantee.. 8.3k entries. I want rakeback.

  • Boooooourns

    • 2016 DraftKings FHWC Finalist

    If someone earns a 14 day streak in the Two Week Streak contest do they get a share of the 10 and 5 day prize level or just the 14 day streak?

    I read the T&C but didn’t see it specified so it looks like they would get a share of all 3 levels.

  • DraftKings_CM

    • DraftKings Representative

    I’ve seen qualifiers for FBWC but not any details on it. Do you guys have a page where I can view the detail? Thanks.

    Details about the 2019 FBWC will be posted very soon. We often start by providing qualifiers before we are ready to commit to the scope for the live final.

    Can we please change the significant strikes landed stat to strikes landed for mma events? I have a hard time believing someone watching from a monitor can tell if a strike is significant or not. Both stats are keep by the stat provider. Any reason this cannot be done???…seems like the opportunity for more points the better in fantasy

    Your feedback has been shared with the internal decision makers for MMA, as always they will continue to evaluate all future opportunities for change. You have our commitment to review the data and make adjustments that our analysts support with the best interests of our users and the DFS ecosystem in mind, regardless of the outcome. We would also like to take this opportunity to point out that DK uses third party industry standard providers for stats, this is not performed in-house.

    I got an email today about getting a free MLB $2,000 contest ticket if I enter the NFL Draft prediction contest. Since I entered the NFL Draft contest yesterday before the email was sent, will I still get the MLB ticket? Thanks.

    Given that this involves your private account activity, we cannot answer on a public forum. Please contact support@draftkings.com and we will be happy to help you.

    I’m sure rake has been covered. But almost 19% rake? 7k guarantee.. 8.3k entries. I want rakeback.

    Can you tell us which contest you are discussing? We do not offer any contests with a commission this high. You can see our Max Commission Structure here: https://www.draftkings.com/lp/commission-structure

    DraftKings has heavily invested in may ways to reward our players. Daily Rewards, Missions, Achievements, and more are all loyalty rewards that we use to encourage activity. These rewards are all formulated from your activity – rewarding you as you play.

    If someone earns a 14 day streak in the Two Week Streak contest do they get a share of the 10 and 5 day prize level or just the 14 day streak?I read the T&C but didn’t see it specified so it looks like they would get a share of all 3 levels.

    As an example, players who reach a 14 day streak will be rewarded with a share of $10,000 split evenly among all players with a 14 day streak. For more details, please visit https://www.draftkings.com/lp/2019-two-week-streak and select the Terms and Conditions link.

    - DraftKings Community Team

  • Agent47

    In regards to the question about 10 cent tickets, I’d rather just receive the crowns and then enter the 10 cent satellites on my own if I choose to do so.

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