Hi, just wanted to get other members opinions about some of the contests I’m seeing. It looks like a lot of the contest are heavily toward the 1st prize but the other top 10 winnings are considerably weaker. For instance last week I was in a golf contest for 10k to 1st so 1st place got $10,000 of the $30,000 total prizes. 2nd place got $2,500 which is a nice prize but considerably less than 1st. The kicker is if you finished 9th or 10th in this particular contest (which is still in the top 10) you win $100 which is only 1% of the top prize. It just seems like if you beat out thousands of people and get in the top 10, it should feel like a top 10 winning. Its getting harder and harder to find flatter type structured contests on Draftkings. I understand they want to promote top prizes and advertise it but it seems that most contest are catering to the 1st place or putting a bigger percentage toward that 1 winner. Do they not understand that the more people that win back their entry costs and winnings the more different people would probably put that money back into their website. That one person that wins may or may not put that winnings back into their website. It just seems like the structure could be better for players while also be more beneficial toward DK’s business at the same time….at the very least…for the top 10 that wins a contest. Again, I know they want to advertise these nice winning prizes of 10k, 25k, or 50k….but those contests would still fill and be desirable to a lot of the players if top prize was a few thousand less and allocated down to the other top 10 winners. Most people would be stoked if they won 7.5k instead of 10k or 20k instead of 25k, or 40k instead of 50k.
I mean if they don’t want to reallocate the winnings and feel so strongly on a bigger top prize, maybe Draftkings could incorporate for the top 10 that don’t win the top prize some type of additional winnings like DK dollars or huge Crown number winnings to go with the top 10 winning cash. That way DK knows those additional prizes will go back to the site and the top 10 winners don’t feel so cheated….or at least not as bad.
I’ve never even been in the top 10 of these big contests so I’ve never really thought about it much, but I just started looking at the structure more lately and thinking about multi entering some but it seems more like a lottery type contests and probably not worth losing all that cash if I multi entered and got in the later part of the top 10. Just wanted to get other peoples opinions, as I’m going to email DK and let them know my dislike toward their top heavy contests structures. If anyone else feels the same about these type of contests, I hope you will contact DK also….who knows, maybe more people that complain, the more they will create more flatter rate contests. I know some like these type of contests so I’m not encouraging DK to get rid of them, but just seems like there are very few flatter allocated structured contests.