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  • colinwdrew

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    • 2020 DraftKings FHWC Champion

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    So DK tweeted out millionaire maker ownership here http://playbook.draftkings.com/nfl/millionaire-maker-percent-owned-week-3/ which as of 230pm still includes ownership data for games that have not yet started. IMO this is a big leak and should never happen. It also seems like something that your average analyst should probably not have access too, and able to tell his buddies who is owned and who the best players have. Hey did you know that CSURAM has Randall Cobb going late? Given that they can access the macro results it seems probable they can access specific users during and/or before contests start.

    They definitely should no be sharing it publicly, if they’re going to do it just list the full rosters in the contest and call it a day.

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  • simsina

    The mods have handled this thread very poorly imo

  • hpharri1994

    Headline of NY Times story: “Fantasy Sports Employees Bet at Rival Sites Using Inside Information”

    What a disaster this is

  • tbird05

    @synergyc said...

    Where did the post go that mentioned the coincidence that Aaron Da King, who is from Massachusetts opened a DK account on Sunday (a couple weeks ago), entered a single bullet ,and ended up winning 250k & is followed on twitter by quite a few of the names that have been mentioned throughout this thread. The post said they weren’t accusing anyone of anything but thought it was an interesting coin incidence. The post included a link to Aaron DA Kings twitter profile, etc. Maybe I am overlooking something but I can’t seem to find the original post referencing aaron da king.

    Draftkings is also following him. Are we sure this wasn’t after the fact…..?

  • QQSTUKIE

    “Late Monday, the two companies temporarily banned their employees from playing games or in tournaments at any other site.”

    How many now quit because they are making more money playing then grinding a office job?

  • einars

    @rainbowtroutman said...

    Dude the fact that you have blinders on is not going to make this go away

    Dan Back has a long long long track record (from before DK and FD i believe) of being unbiased. to say that he is being a paid spokesman of DK on his show is asinine.

  • simsina

    @hpharri1994 said...

    Headline of NY Times story: “Fantasy Sports Employees Bet at Rival Sites Using Inside Information”

    At least its coming out

  • Syko

    There’s a legitimate issue here but it’s being overshadowed by people posting idiotic conspiracy theories. Pretty standard.

  • letterj007

    @QQSTUKIE said...

    “Late Monday, the two companies temporarily banned their employees from playing games or in tournaments at any other site.”

    How many now quit because they are making more money playing then grinding a office job?

    The smoke is getting thicker and thicker.

  • Putz

    @AndThisGuyPeedOnIt said...

    I’m really struggling to convince myself that you aren’t astroturfing this forum on behalf of DK, FD, or both. Literally every post you make is an attempt to defend the indefensible, pretend that everything is a “conspiracy theory” until it is proven to be true, and then claim it doesn’t matter anyway.

    2nd best post of the day.

  • dude_abides7

    @einars said...

    Dan Back has a long long long track record (from before DK and FD i believe) of being unbiased. to say that he is being a paid spokesman of DK on his show is asinine.

    The fact that you continue to suggest there is “nothing to see here” is asinine.

    The New York fucking Times is covering this now. Wake up dude.

  • mrchuffy

    @QQSTUKIE said...

    “Late Monday, the two companies temporarily banned their employees from playing games or in tournaments at any other site.”

    How many now quit because they are making more money playing then grinding a office job?

    This should of been a policy from the start.

  • BmoreClutch

    @simsina said...

    The mods have handled this thread very poorly imo

    I agree. RG is getting blasted on other sites. Some RG members are even saying they’ve been banned. I don’t know if that’s true, but this is a really bad look for RG.

  • mavven77

    I crack up at how naive some people can be. Anyone who thinks these players who open a account and few weeks later they enter a single bullet and hit for big money are legit players, you need to get your head(s) out of the clouds. Anyone who thinks that there are no insiders that work for these companies and CHEAT or should I say “gain an edge” on the rest of the competition… Once again, get your head(s) out of the clouds. Whenever there is hundreds of thousands of dollars and some cases millions, you will always find deceitful people.

    One important thing everyone who plays better be very aware of, there are no regulations with these large entities, so who’s governing what they do?

  • petesdynasty

    We just want a fair game. You can’t blame people for being upset when there has been potentially shady business going on.

    I’ll be sure to tune into this statement once it comes out. But so far, the negligence from both dk and the potential violator is laughable.

  • csandbizzle

    Here’s the thing, there’s no need for someone writing recap articles to be involved in the games at all. There’s no need for any one outside of IT to have ownership %s ahead of the masses.

    Have your preview and analysis articles written by pros. Recaps don’t need to have an understanding of the game.

    This idea and market has the potential to be so special. It would really be a shame for it to be ruined because of greed in it’s infancy.

  • jmo26

    @QQSTUKIE said...

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/06/sports/fanduel-draftkings-fantasy-employees-bet-rivals.html?ref=sports&_r=0

    Wow, that’s much worse than the one from the AP I also found on the NY Times site: http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2015/10/05/us/ap-daily-fantasy-transparency.html

  • easternmh

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    @csandbizzle said...

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/06/sports/fanduel-draftkings-fantasy-employees-bet-rivals.html?ref=sports&_r=0

    There it is….. shit just got real

    Wow so they have temporary banned employees from playing other sites …. A good first step

  • rainbowtroutman

    @einars said...

    Dan Back has a long long long track record (from before DK and FD i believe) of being unbiased. to say that he is being a paid spokesman of DK on his show is asinine.

    Now I think the blinders are squeezing your brains

  • smutpeddlers

    Oh lord…… Wow how one miss timed tweet can blow up in your face ……I kind of feel bad for him……. But that’s big business for you. Draft kings never had the big picture in mind and should have had risk management in mind…… It’s honestly kind of sad smh

    Edit: confusing peopel

  • Buffalo66

    So are DK pros not able to play on FD anymore?

  • dude_abides7

    From the article…

    “A spokeswoman from DraftKings said Haskell simply made a mistake and that the company was certain that he did not use the information improperly. She declined to go into specifics about the safeguards or the company’s auditing policies.”

    Of course they declined specifics on safeguards. It is impossible to be specific with something that likely didn’t exist until this incident.

  • KingLion22

    • 2015 FABC Finalist

    • 2018 DraftKings NFL KOTB Finalist

    @mrchuffy said...

    This should of been a policy from the start.

    People forget that at its infancy, sites like DK and FD never saw this becoming a problem. I’m assuming that was based more off of trust and loyalty to the DFS brand and the fact no one saw DFS blowing up to the tune it has now. However, now the sites have exploded in users and growing companies don’t usually have the best internal controls sketched out especially if there is not anyone regulating you like the SEC.

    I think this is a problem that sites had not had time to confront and the positive that will come from this is that there will be rules set in place to prevent this from happening.

  • lpk8787

    • 2016 DraftKings FBBWC Finalist

    • 2015 FanDuel WFBC Finalist

    Hopefully the NY Times article among others are enough to ensure a thorough audit this specific information. Mainly, what Ethan had access too on a daily basis and when.

    Pretty soon, the people writing these articles will find out he won 4 contests that contained thousands of people in 37 days. Imagine how they will depict DFS then..

  • deactivated59241

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      2015 DraftKings FCFWC Finalist

    So is withdrawing everything an overreaction?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/06/sports/fanduel-draftkings-fantasy-employees-bet-rivals.html

  • tbird05

    @mavven77 said...

    I crack up at how naive some people can be. Anyone who thinks these players who open a account and few weeks later they enter a single bullet and hit for big money are legit players, you need to get your head(s) out of the clouds. Anyone who thinks that there are no insiders that work for these companies and CHEAT or should I say “gain an edge” on the rest of the competition… Once again, get your head(s) out of the clouds. Whenever there is hundreds of thousands of dollars and some cases millions, you will always find deceitful people.

    One important thing everyone who plays better be very aware of, there are no regulations with these large entities, so who’s governing what they do?

    I hate everything that is going on but this is soooo untrue.

    The skill is greatly overstated in regards to taking down a tournament with 400,000 entries. I’ll let others elaborate.

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