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  • shadygr8

    For the last two days , DK has been running two 100k sharpshooters instead of having one big 3$ sharpshooter and i really dont like this idea. I would like to know what you guys think about this, Draftkings needs to stop doin this

  • jsw3ent

    I hate it====I agree with you.

  • pep4464

    It’s awful!!!

  • cleanslate

    I’m fairly certain the reason they are doing this is to get lower buy in people to spend twice as much money by entering both contests. They figured out that if they divide their low buy in GPPs into two separate contests enough people will double enter that they will make more money compared to having one main contest that the same people might just single enter. I.e., if they can get some people to spend $6 a night instead of $3, that’s more rake for them.

    It’s extremely greedy but unfortunately very intelligent from a business perspective.

  • shadygr8

    @cleanslate said...

    I’m fairly certain the reason they are doing this is to get lower buy in people to spend twice as much money by entering both contests. They figured out that if they divide their low buy in GPPs into two separate contests enough people will double enter that they will make more money compared to having one main contest that the same people might just single enter. I.e., if they can get some people to spend $6 a night instead of $3, that’s more rake for them.

    It’s extremely greedy but unfortunately very intelligent from a business perspective.

    Yeah clean i was thinking about what you said but last week they were running a 200k sharpshooter instead of the 2 seprate 100k sharpshooters and i think both of them would have the same amount of rake as the big tourney was filling and same amounts of entrants if u add them up

  • Tpcslj47

    Agreed it is trash

  • cleanslate

    @shadygr8 said...

    Yeah clean i was thinking about what you said but last week they were running a 200k sharpshooter instead of the 2 seprate 100k sharpshooters and i think both of them would have the same amount of rake as the big tourney was filling and same amounts of entrants if u add them up

    Yeah, if the total rake from the contest sizes would be the exact same then I really don’t understand why they would do this. It doesn’t reduce the risk of overlay either as they are both posted at the same time, not one after the other has filled.

    It makes sense to do this with MMA simply because of all of the ties, but with a sport like the NBA ties rarely happen, so reducing the size of the GPPs and splitting them in half shouldn’t be motivated by that either.

    It would be nice if reps still came on here and responded to some of these threads. Seems to be a thing of the past. Prior to the industry getting a black eye during the fall reps would chime in on threads much more frequently.

  • mjordantmac

    • 2016 FanDuel NBA Playboy Mansion Finalist

    I agree, complete garbage. Such a small tournament and filling so fast that it left me out of playing them today and therefor playing a lot less volume than usual. If it happens the next couple days I have no choice but to cut down how much I play on DK.

  • dalburgh

    My first impression was that it was a sneaky way (loop hole) to allow a single user to enter 400 entries into the sharpshooter. I’m pretty sure when it was just one league (usually around $200k) the sharpshooter had a 200 entry per user limit, but now each of the 100k sharpshooter have the same 200 limit per league. I will probably skip both of them unless they go back to just one and only adding a second if the first fills.

  • sgaffney

    Yeah it’s ridiculous. I also hate this ‘Four point play’ tournament they’ve been running occasionally. The minimum pay out is 6 dollars, after a 4 dollar buy in, and you have to get into the top 7% to even double your money, but hey, it’s 50k up top so we should all be happy right!

    It seems like almost everybody wants flatter pay outs but DK seem to be going the other way, it’s frustrating to say the least

  • sutogame

    It would be great if they started running the $3 ticket satellites which they totally eliminated.
    These were 54 entry contests paying out tickets to the top 4 finishers.

  • sutogame

    @shadygr8 said...

    For the last two days , DK has been running two 100k sharpshooters instead of having one big 3$ sharpshooter and i really dont like this idea. I would like to know what you guys think about this, Draftkings needs to stop doin this

    They ran this again today.

  • bigticket

    This is so lame and the reason why I hardly play on there anymore. Whats the point of two identical 100k gpps with 200 max entry. I’m willing to bet that the 200 entry players were in both. Why not just make one large sharpshooter capped at 100 entry and it would fill every single night of the week. Nah thats too easy.

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