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  • DraftKings_CM

    • DraftKings Representative

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  • jjss

    Will there be Nascar Achievements?

  • DefinitelyMiami

    Nascar Achievements please?

  • snajuice

    yup would love to see some Nascar Achievements

  • jfryrapap

    Will we see XFL Achievements this year?

  • uptowndirt

    Yep, same. XFL Achievements.

  • DraftKings_CM

    • DraftKings Representative

    Can you tell us how bonuses (crowns, tickets) are taxed at DK? Are they added onto winnings or profits even if I use them to enter contests and fail to cash?

    DraftKings has requested and has been granted an extension to deliver U.S. Form 1099-MISC for DFS customers, and where applicable U.S. Form W2G for SportsBetting customers. This short delay allows us to verify that calculations match IRS expectation. More details will be made available soon, until that time we cannot comment.

    I’m not happy. You could have kept the old contests up and still made this latest format have the featured tournament. I hope this doesn’t become a trend.

    Just as we experiment with different payout curves & contest structures to find the “sweet spot”, a sport as new as the XFL will require some testing and adjusting. The difference is, given the lack of historical player or team data to lean on, we have to test everything with the XFL. This includes payout curves and contest structures, as mentioned, but also with player pricing and roster configurations. As is the case with the XFL itself, XFL DFS is rather undefined at the moment, and only time will tell what the product will shape up to be. Everything was on the table, when we saw feedback from the community – we immediately adjusted.

    With that adjustment, we made sure everyone would be well compensated by refunding the initial entry, and credited your account with a $10 ticket to play in our largest XFL contest this weekend – a more than fair result according to feedback from the community.

    Will there be Nascar Achievements?

    Hmm, this seems like a pretty good idea….

    Will we see XFL Achievements this year?

    At this time, it is highly unlikely that we offer XFL achievements for the inaugural season, given the lack of historical player & team data.

    Make it Reign!

    - DraftKings Community Team

  • bigez952

    @DraftKings_CM said...

    DraftKings has requested and has been granted an extension to deliver U.S. Form 1099-MISC for DFS customers, and where applicable U.S. Form W2G for SportsBetting customers. This short delay allows us to verify that calculations match IRS expectation. More details will be made available soon, until that time we cannot comment.

    Will there ever be a year where you don’t need an extension to get these 1099’s out? You would think that year over year the process could be streamlined a little.

  • bure10

    Will the Clash count towards Nascar achievements?

  • DraftKings_CM

    • DraftKings Representative

    Will there ever be a year where you don’t need an extension to get these 1099’s out? You would think that year over year the process could be streamlined a little.

    With the addition of new games, promotions, loyalty rewards, and events each year, it can become a complex process to assure the accuracy of all documentation is met. While these changes may not affect every individual’s experience, we must assure the accuracy of all documentation is met prior to sending to our customers.

    Will the Clash count towards Nascar achievements?

    NASCAR Achievements..? What NASCAR Achievements..?

    Make it Reign!

    - DraftKings Community Team

  • DraftKings_CM

    • DraftKings Representative

    Will there be DK nascar rewards?
    Will there be Nascar Achievements?
    Nascar Achievements please?
    yup would love to see some Nascar Achievements
    Will the Clash count towards Nascar achievements?
    NASCAR Achievements..? What NASCAR Achievements..?

    Oh, would you look at that: https://www.draftkings.com/lp/achievements#/nas/Regular

    Make it Reign!

    - DraftKings Community Team

  • SkateFiend

    @DraftKings_CM said...

    Can you tell us how bonuses (crowns, tickets) are taxed at DK? Are they added onto winnings or profits even if I use them to enter contests and fail to cash?

    DraftKings has requested and has been granted an extension to deliver U.S. Form 1099-MISC for DFS customers, and where applicable U.S. Form W2G for SportsBetting customers. This short delay allows us to verify that calculations match IRS expectation. More details will be made available soon, until that time we cannot comment.

    I’m not happy. You could have kept the old contests up and still made this latest format have the featured tournament. I hope this doesn’t become a trend.

    Just as we experiment with different payout curves & contest structures to find the “sweet spot”, a sport as new as the XFL will require some testing and adjusting. The difference is, given the lack of historical player or team data to lean on, we have to test everything with the XFL. This includes payout curves and contest structures, as mentioned, but also with player pricing and roster configurations. As is the case with the XFL itself, XFL DFS is rather undefined at the moment, and only time will tell what the product will shape up to be. Everything was on the table, when we saw feedback from the community – we immediately adjusted.

    With that adjustment, we made sure everyone would be well compensated by refunding the initial entry, and credited your account with a $10 ticket to play in our largest XFL contest this weekend – a more than fair result according to feedback from the community.

    Will there be Nascar Achievements?

    Hmm, this seems like a pretty good idea….

    Will we see XFL Achievements this year?

    At this time, it is highly unlikely that we offer XFL achievements for the inaugural season, given the lack of historical player & team data.

    Make it Reign!

    - DraftKings Community Team

    Thank you for the reply. What worries me (and some other people) is that depending on how DK or IRS calculates bonuses like crowns, I may have to pay taxes even when I lost money for the year. My understanding is that vouchers and coupons are generally not taxed. Please keep us posted.

  • hypegotti

    Why didn’t the Apple Watch app work? It says to log into phone, I do, refreshes and repeat

  • DraftKings_CM

    • DraftKings Representative

    Why didn’t the Apple Watch app work? It says to log into phone, I do, refreshes and repeat

    Though the timeline is unclear at this time, we can assure you that a solution is in the works.

    Make it Reign!

    - DraftKings Community Team

  • cheezpizza

    How about late swap in tennis?
    I just had a lineup with three WD players that hadnt even reached their match time and i could do nothing about it.
    Dumb setup.

  • DraftKings_CM

    • DraftKings Representative

    How about late swap in tennis?

    We are currently challenged by inconsistencies with start time accuracy for individual matches in Tennis, which prevents the implementation of Late Swap.

    Rest assured, we are exhausting all options available in order to make DraftKings Tennis the best experience possible.

    Make it Reign!

    - DraftKings Community Team

  • skleni

    @DraftKings_CM said...

    We are currently challenged by inconsistencies with start time accuracy for individual matches in Tennis, which prevents the implementation of Late Swap.

    Rest assured, we are exhausting all options available in order to make DraftKings Tennis the best experience possible.

    The least you could to would be to allow late swap until the start of the first match of each individual tournament…in many weeks, the US tournaments start much later than the Europe one’s and there should not be inconsistencies regarding the start of the very first match of each day

  • DraftKings_CM

    • DraftKings Representative

    The least you could to would be to allow late swap until the start of the first match of each individual tournament

    Though we can’t guarantee anything, we will continue to evaluate alternative solutions to make our Tennis product as player-friendly as possible. We appreciate your feedback & also monitor all feature and product suggestions emailed to our Customer Support team at support@draftkings.com.

    Make it Reign!

    - DraftKings Community Team

  • telestraightshooter

    Suggestion: discount the winning $$ returned to clone trains in single entry cash contests

    If a Cash Clone Train extends over 10% of entries…..
    … then reduce their return from 200% to say (125% or 150%)….
    …. & extend the cash line.

    The problem is Cash contests have become unplayable for many because of Clone Trains generated by optimizers & sold to the public by touts.

    Casual duplicate LU’s in a clone trains should not have winnings reduced.
    Habitual Clone Train riders is the target and can easily be spotted based on past clone train participation.

  • madmanjayWV

    Just wondering.

    There are currently nearly 190,000 people in some NBA FREE ROLL for FRIDAY.

    The other day I had an entry pop up into my UPCOMING. Sweet, but what’s up with that? Can you earn extra entries if so, how?

  • Charlie26x

    I see FanDuel is offering XFL in New York now, any update if draftkings will follow?

  • skleni

    I think you should send out more mails for the various promotions, I often miss them on the website.

  • DraftKings_CM

    • DraftKings Representative

    Suggestion: discount the winning $$ returned to clone trains in single entry cash contests

    The DraftKings Game Integrity Enforcement unit was built on a basic principle: It’s critical that all of our customers experience a fair contest. This special unit within our company leads the investigation of unethical behavior and group play designed to gain an unfair advantage over others by actively monitoring and investigating behavior that may impact the integrity of our contests. Duplicate contests sometimes fall under this umbrella, at other times they do not because duplicate lineups and ties are an inherent part of the game and not definitive proof of any unacceptable behaviors as defined within the DraftKings Community Guidelines. With that said, we do investigate when a suspicious pattern is evident.

    Duplicate lineups tend to be more likely to occur in single entry and double up contests due to the higher probability that multiple users are relying on the same media sources, data projections or models. An optimizer is a front end for a commercially available projection model. It should be noted that multi-entry GPPs are less likely to experience this side effect as the player population tends to use different strategies, and yet we frequently see winners with a single non-duplicated entry in gpps. hmmm…..

    The other day I had an entry pop up into my UPCOMING. Sweet, but what’s up with that? Can you earn extra entries if so, how?

    We offer site-wide promotions for all players, and also targeted promotions selected just for you. If you ever have a question about a promotion, please contact our support team at support@draftkings.com.

    I see FanDuel is offering XFL in New York now, any update if draftkings will follow?

    New York’s DFS regulations are unique and complex, as a result at this time we are not offering XFL to New York, but that could change in the future.

    I think you should send out more mails for the various promotions, I often miss them on the website.

    Have you disabled your email notifications? We send out promotions to our customers very frequently, if you need help please contact our support team at support@draftkings.com.

    Make it Reign!

    - DraftKings Community Team

  • damon2479

    I am sure I have seen the link before. I believe it allowed you to look up contests and tournament results from years back. I started playing NBA DFS back in the days Condia played. Can you please list the link for all sports?

  • joephoto

    Did DK not realize this is a leap year ? Feb 29th crowns count too.
    You did not account for my crowns neither claimed nor earned into my monthly total.
    I am a Diamond ! Not a Platinum ! Please adjust, Thank you

  • tippycat

    @joephoto said...

    Did DK not realize this is a leap year ? Feb 29th crowns count too.
    You did not account for my crowns neither claimed nor earned into my monthly total.
    I am a Diamond ! Not a Platinum ! Please adjust, Thank you

    They have my level lower also.

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