So I don’t know if this has been discussed already, but a quick forum search didn’t reveal anything. But it seems like pretty big news— draftkings is no longer offering commissions for referring friends. Instead they seem to be offering some paltry tickets (currently it’s a single $33 ticket for a referral, with nothing else). This is pretty lame.
From their website, in the terms & conditions in the refer-a-friend section:”“This Commission Fees & Payments shall only apply to those Invited Friends who properly registered on the Website prior to July 12, 2016.”
As this isn’t completely clear, I e-mailed, and asked “As it is after July 12, does that mean you are no longer offering commissions for friend referrals?” They replied: “Yes, that is correct. After 7/12, users no longer receive commission from a referrals play however, we have bolstered our RAF program so that the immediate rewards or contest tickets and prizes remain favorable.” [the latter part of this sentence, as I understand it, refers to the bs tickets they are offering now]
So, referrals are dead, and I guess any new referrals do nothing other than get you a ticket and possibly perpetuate your active status on old referrals.
Additionally, since all referrals were recently changed to expire after 2 years, no one will be receiving any referral income at all after July 12, 2018. This is a pretty drastic move. Pretty awful and annoying.
What do you all think? I’m kinda pissed. I’ve never referred anyone, but wanted to start, only to find I’m 12 days too late. I’m sure as hell not going to refer anyone now. Screw those guys.