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  • theseige

    • 2015 DraftKings FFWC Finalist

    • x2

      2016 DraftKings FBBWC Finalist

    Curious what people think about making the Monster a $300 BI from a $200 BI, and now having the Squeeze be a $3 instead of a $2?

    I don’t see why FanDuel would pick now to change the price point of the Monster as it has been filling regularly, I have already spoken to a few friends (who bluntly I’d consider fish) that played it daily and won’t anymore. Draftkings already has the $300 price point so why stay at $200 and cater to that crowd or go down to $100 if you wanted to make a move.

    Maybe the Squeeze from $2 to $3 isn’t as big a deal but for micro players maybe it is?

    Discuss?

  • Putz

    Yahoo! announcing their intent to join the fray in a few months changes everything.

  • Putz

    @theseige said...

    Curious what people think about making the Monster a $300 BI from a $200 BI, and now having the Squeeze be a $3 instead of a $2?

    I don’t see why FanDuel would pick now to change the price point of the Monster as it has been filling regularly, I have already spoken to a few friends (who bluntly I’d consider fish) that played it daily and won’t anymore. Draftkings already has the $300 price point so why stay at $200 and cater to that crowd or go down to $100 if you wanted to make a move.

    Maybe the Squeeze from $2 to $3 isn’t as big a deal but for micro players maybe it is?

    Discuss?

    Also, not sure if you noticed, but DK made these same changes to start the MLB season. The $200 Perfect Game is now a $300 comtests. This is why DK made those tickets expire early and likely did not announce their intent to raise awareness. People just accepted it, some never noticed.

  • easternmh

    • 2019 Blogger of the Month

    Interesting move – not sure why they’d want to copy DK. Hopefully Yahoo gets up and operating sooner than later

  • britdevine

    • 2014 StarStreet MLB Playboy Mansion Finalist

    The $100 difference is very negligible to those that play the monster on a regular basis, and therefore allows for bigger prizes much more easily with less chance of overlay.

    Same with the $3 change, just on a much smaller scale

  • einars

    @britdevine said...

    The $100 difference is very negligible to those that play the monster on a regular basis, and therefore allows for bigger prizes much more easily with less chance of overlay.

    Same with the $3 change, just on a much smaller scale

    thats what they are banking on but it is a 50% increase….fairly significant imo. plus the sqeeze min cash used to be 2.5x ($5 on $2 entry) and it is now only 2x roi for a min cash

  • pinto7381

    I play 1-4 entries into the squeeze on a regular basis. Looks Like the prize pool adjusted too, bumping up the top and bottom prizes while reducing the middle tiers. I think for those trying to properly manage a smaller bankroll, it will have some impact as people try to keep their cash/gpp ratios while keeping total in play btw 5-15%. Was the payout structure changed on the Monster as well in a similar way?

  • bucherpsu08

    I don’t play the Monster so I can’t speak to that but the Squeeze bump is to control the overlay issue I’d imagine. I played the Mayweather $2 tourney on Friday and yesterday. They lost $46,564 in those 2 contests alone. I’m sure the overlay was similar on Sat and Sun as well.

  • einars

    @bucherpsu08 said...

    I don’t play the Monster so I can’t speak to that but the Squeeze bump is to control the overlay issue I’d imagine. I played the Mayweather $2 tourney on Friday and yesterday. They lost $46,564 in those 2 contests alone. I’m sure the overlay was similar on Sat and Sun as well.

    except the ticket were part of their endorsement deal so they didnt really…..i usually play the squeeze but didnt when it was the fight promos because i dont really watch boxing lol

  • dfrandan

    They filled the Mayweather using NBA over the weekend

  • Mjdfan258

    @bucherpsu08 said...

    I don’t play the Monster so I can’t speak to that but the Squeeze bump is to control the overlay issue I’d imagine. I played the Mayweather $2 tourney on Friday and yesterday. They lost $46,564 in those 2 contests alone. I’m sure the overlay was similar on Sat and Sun as well.

    im not really sure they did lose 46k they were pretty generous in pricing the retail value of flying to Las Vegas and going to the fight at 25k which is steep even if its sold out.

  • tipandpick

    • 2016 FanDuel WFFC Finalist

    • 2014 FAFC Champion

    @bucherpsu08 said...

    I don’t play the Monster so I can’t speak to that but the Squeeze bump is to control the overlay issue I’d imagine. I played the Mayweather $2 tourney on Friday and yesterday. They lost $46,564 in those 2 contests alone. I’m sure the overlay was similar on Sat and Sun as well.

    I’m going to guess that those tickets were provided to them as part of their sponsorship agreement with the folks who put together the fight…so, if anything, they recouped some of their investment through those contests, while also getting some additional publicity. Win-win for FD, IMO.

  • ActionJunkie

    @tipandpick said...

    I’m going to guess that those tickets were provided to them as part of their sponsorship agreement with the folks who put together the fight…so, if anything, they recouped some of their investment through those contests, while also getting some additional publicity. Win-win for FD, IMO.

    Bingo. And the NBA one filled very early.

  • ksinn2

    @britdevine said...

    The $100 difference is very negligible to those that play the monster on a regular basis, and therefore allows for bigger prizes much more easily with less chance of overlay.

    Same with the $3 change, just on a much smaller scale

    50% increase negligible? How out of touch have you become with the common DFSer Mitt Romney, er… britdevine.

  • pmsimkins

    • 2014 FanDuel WFBC Finalist

    • 2015 FanDuel WFBBC Finalist

    As someone who plays (or played) the Monster daily, the $100 doesn’t matter much in and of itself. I like the aspect of fewer entries relative to size of prize, but I hate the 2x payout to 20%. I really don’t like FD going the same direction as DK on a lot of these prize pools.

  • Jeff7kv

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    @easternmh said...

    Interesting move – not sure why they’d want to copy DK. Hopefully Yahoo gets up and operating sooner than later

    Yes, and hopefully Yahoo can compete with FD and DK to create a better market for DFS. I want to see more big fish in the DFS tank

  • Jeff7kv

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    @ksinn2 said...

    50% increase negligible? How out of touch have you become with the common DFSer Mitt Romney, er… britdevine.

    Yea I agree, I don’t care who you are, a $100 change in a buy-in that one plays ‘often’ is definitely significant

  • biggiesmails72

    @Jeff7kv said...

    Yes, and hopefully Yahoo can compete with FD and DK to create a better market for DFS. I want to see more big fish in the DFS tank

    Maybe this leads to lower rake

    gasp

  • kcchiefsfan73

    Ganondorf’s daily dart throw in the Monster goes from $10k to $15k.

  • MrFantasy

    The $2 to $3 is still a big deal. I switched from DK to FD because I liked the payout structure of the $2 contests and preferred $2 buy in instead of $3. I enter hundreds of games a day so this increase in entry fees makes a difference

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