CFB FORUM

Comments

  • RotoCoach

    How is this not just going to end badly for everyone??? As much as I hate it, DFS CFB is no more…save for this site.

    We know and they know that they are operating outside the bounds of the law with NCAA contests. If you deposit money and you win and then it disappears or they don’t let you withdraw it, what’s your recourse?

    Filing a complaint would be like going to the police to report that a drug dealer ripped you off! As much as I’d like to play DFS CFB this week it just seems like the risk is pretty high here.

  • Stewburtx8

    • 2012 FanDuel WFBC Finalist

    They would only be operating outside the bounds of the law in states that have DFS regulation on the books and have specifically outlawed Amateur sports, which is very few.

    Otherwise, Fanduel and Draftkings (and other sites) only pulled out of college sports for political favor.

  • eileengalloway

    No state has outlawed DFS amateur sports. DK and FD pulled out of those states to gain favor with lawmakers. Why is this so hard for people to understand? That is all.

  • iwrestle

    @eileengalloway said...

    No state has outlawed DFS amateur sports. DK and FD pulled out of those states to gain favor with lawmakers. Why is this so hard for people to understand? That is all.

    .

  • FrancisBooth

    @eileengalloway said...

    No state has outlawed DFS amateur sports. DK and FD pulled out of those states to gain favor with lawmakers. Why is this so hard for people to understand? That is all.

    Amateur sports are still legal for DFS? You must have read a different bill than I did.

  • db730

    RotoGrinders Media Director

    • 303

      RG Overall Ranking

    • Ranked #47

      RG Tiered Ranking

    • 2016 DraftKings FFWC Finalist

    • 2016 DraftKings FBBWC Finalist

    @eileengalloway said...

    No state has outlawed DFS amateur sports. DK and FD pulled out of those states to gain favor with lawmakers. Why is this so hard for people to understand? That is all.

    Definitely not true. A number of states HAVE outlawed amateur sports. If this site is operating in those states, I wouldn’t consider it for a second. Not sure that is the case though.

  • iwrestle

    .

  • Hkhotsskhotb

    Mass was the first state to outlaw and yes Indiana has it also. Others are attempting likely copying parts of the existing legislation. Other states that don’t have the law or this language don’t have anything illegal about college sports. Read an article on ESPN 3/31/2016 explains it well how the two big dogs worked with that school organization to kill CFB dfs on their sites. Only 3 % of revenue so they didn’t fight to keep but traded it away for legislation to keep the party rolling.
    The point is why does CFB and college basketball have to go away when they are heavily bet on legally or illegally nationally and money flys around in March madness pools. Should have carved those two out of bills including Amatuer sports and that could have been a compromise.

  • brutx15

    Draftworld.com is also offering college football. Very small contests though. Don’t know much about the site.

  • TheRyanFlaherty

    @Hkhotsskhotb said...

    The point is why does CFB and college basketball have to go away when they are heavily bet on legally or illegally nationally and money flys around in March madness pools.

    I’m probably wasting my time trying to come up with something logical when it comes to the NCAA’s motives, as the answer is usually money and control, but if you’re thinking about it from the Students best interests….
    There is a much higher likelihood classmates, peers, family members, themselves etc are signed up to a DFS site than they are to an offshore gambling site. Now it’s true that a single player can’t really influence a result in DFS as they could a single point spread, but I’m sure they could spin that where it is putting more pressures on a higher number of student athletes.

    And then going back to the more likely motives of money….It doesn’t seem to be anywhere near profitable to deal with the potential issues. Such as the NCAA creating more rules and needing to monitor it, or the sites having to pay the NCAA, etc.
    It’s all strategic.They each get to come out looking good while making a very small concession. The NCAA gets to tout that their protecting amateurism and their athletes and DFS continues their move toward legality.

  • RotoCoach

    I asked this question because as far as I know, Virginia is the only state with a DFS legalizing bill that does not include amateur contest prohibition. But…Virginia also created a massive licensing fee that would make it nearly impossible for a small site like FanPicks to operate legally here because they’d need to write a very big check. Heck, FantasyAces doesn’t allow play by Virginia residents last I checked and we lost MFFL’s when that bill passed as well.

  • Hkhotsskhotb

    Unless the diehards on this board are the only ones talking about Dfs CFB I’m sure there’s more demand out there. The point is that college organization leaned on the two big boys and then pushed this into the legislature. If this was such a small market why care to push its legality. Legislation is supposed to protect the game and what happened in this case is the attempted killing of the fairest dfs game in town. Didn’t say easiest just said the fairest to the average player who studied the game. Unless all states pass a bill against, hope fan picks can run and make a viable game for all. All that can still play that is.

  • MacCutlerRoadtrip

    If you really want to be pissed off, let me tell you this.

    The NCAA higher ups went to Fanduel and Draftkings and asked for a partnership and a cut of the profits. When they saw how little money they’d actually make (couple million) they decided it wasn’t worth the legal headache and pursued the Indiana language as a favor. Fanduel and Draftkings were happy to ditch CFB and CBB for legislative favors.

    I could go into a lot more, but know that lobbyist are advising lawmakers to not narrowly define this to the point that if college athletics chances, and national sports gambling becomes legal, that they don’t have to go back and fix it.

  • winning9191

    There is no law agaist fantasy college football, except in 2 states.

  • Hkhotsskhotb

    Am I to understand that the college organization wouldn’t go for a couple million. If that’s so very short sighted. Haven’t they seen what fantasy has done for the NFL. Feed the monster into the number one game in the country.

    Don’t follow the second part about lobbyists. If a state forbids Amatuer games then haven’t they already gone too far.

  • Dadeano860

    Just play and withdraw weekly. If you win don’t leave a significant amount of money on the site

  • headChopper

    RG Contributor (OG Status)

    • 200

      RG Overall Ranking

    • Ranked #23

      RG Tiered Ranking

    • $1M Prize Winner

    • 2014 DraftKings FBWC Finalist

    Well, I loved CFB DFS and I played on fanpicks this weekend just to quench that thirst even though I did no research and the prizes were very small. I have come away with the thought that it is almost best to let it die rather than keep playing on this site. I’ve had a couple of issues with the site and got no response yet (3 days ago) from any of my messaging to them. The most egregious is that the money from the games on Saturday, that I signed up for and didn’t fill, is still NOT in my account.

  • nickrock23

    I joined so many contests that if one wasn’t credited back I probably wouldn’t have noticed, but under my transaction tab, I do show a few credited back that weren’t filled, and it shows the contest so you can click on it and see the results. Since the game that they didn’t refund you at one point had to show up in your “live” tab, you should be able to track it. The transaction tab should show every thing from the $0.00 at the time you signed up until the current balance down the penny. Mine looks legit.
    Thursday night was horrendous but Fri and Sat I was more than satisfied. DK goes down all the time. During the ACC tournament the site froze for an hour and there was a late scratch no one could change. Same w/the NBA playoffs, not to mention with the “checking location” issued last year I had winning LU’s worth thousands literally vanish into thin air.
    FD is the best site as far as dependability, but if I stuck with DK through all the incompetency, I am sure as hell sticking with FP after one bad night. That site held up better than DK’s worst Saturdays last year.

    Maybe I’m just a cfb junkie. I am already thinking about next Saturday’s potential slate. I haven’t really been paying attention to MLB the last 4 days.

    Dade, I have a few hundred in there and I’m not withdrawing as of now. I think if anything happened there would be fair warning. I highly doubt the site would just shut down overnight. I’ve had those same thoughts, believe me. But my contention is they’d just discontinue cfb and continue with the site as they had been.

  • eileengalloway

    Sorry I misspoke…There is no law against fantasy college football, except in 2 states. Fanpicks is fine. If you pussies are afraid to play, crawl back into your hole. Leave the rest of us to our fun.

  • yostradamus

    what are the two states?

  • eileengalloway

    IN and MA

  • headChopper

    RG Contributor (OG Status)

    • 200

      RG Overall Ranking

    • Ranked #23

      RG Tiered Ranking

    • $1M Prize Winner

    • 2014 DraftKings FBWC Finalist

    @headChopper said...

    Well, I loved CFB DFS and I played on fanpicks this weekend just to quench that thirst even though I did no research and the prizes were very small. I have come away with the thought that it is almost best to let it die rather than keep playing on this site. I’ve had a couple of issues with the site and got no response yet (3 days ago) from any of my messaging to them. The most egregious is that the money from the games on Saturday, that I signed up for and didn’t fill, is still NOT in my account.

    5 days, 2 messages and 1 response later and I still haven’t been credited with the money back for contests that did not fill. Not a good start for this site in my book

  • ItzJamesFTW

    @headChopper said...

    5 days, 2 messages and 1 response later and I still haven’t been credited with the money back for contests that did not fill. Not a good start for this site in my book

    PM’d you Chop.

  • headChopper

    RG Contributor (OG Status)

    • 200

      RG Overall Ranking

    • Ranked #23

      RG Tiered Ranking

    • $1M Prize Winner

    • 2014 DraftKings FBWC Finalist

    One of the big dogs at the site got hold of me and fixed the problem quickly. They were swamped this weekend so I’m fine with the initial delay. I’ll be giving them another run this weekend

  • Hkhotsskhotb

    With only 1 NFL game lets talk CFB. Chop miss that CFB after dark. With small prize pools and the pricing questions you have to ask how much time do you devote to CFB research. This is such a great game I think fan picks can really give us something if they put the effort in.

    Am I delusional to hope for bigger contests or how about something resembling a “world” championship. Figure they can’t run something too big but putting that title on something would be fun. How about running a weekly contest where the weekly winners play in bowl season for the title?

  • 100rings

    Headchopper, talk with Scott, cool guy and will help you out. They are trying to get their act right we just have to work with them. Im just pleased they are trying to offer us a product that you and I as well as plenty of us love. Lets try to be patient, work with them, help them, and I believe together they will get to where they need to be.

    Good luck this weekend playing! Try not to take any of my head to heads ;)

  • X Unread Thread
  • X Thread with New Replies*
  • *Jumps to your first unread reply

Sites mentioned in this thread

Use our links to sign up and deposit on sites listed in this thread to get these bonuses:

Subforum Index

New RotoGrinders Sports Betting Section!

Are you a DFS player who wants to get into sports betting?

If you have access to New Jersey sports betting, then use our DraftKings Sportsbook promo code and our FanDuel Sportsbook promo code to get the best bonuses in the NJ industry.

Those who can take advantage of PA online sports betting should use our SugarHouse PA promo code to get the best sports betting bonus in Pennsylvania.

If you don't yet have access to an online sportsbook, check out Monkey Knife Fight, a prop betting platform available in 31 states. Use our Monkey Knife Fight promo code to get a fantastic bonus.

RotoGrinders.com is the home of the daily fantasy sports community. Our content, rankings, member blogs, promotions and forum discussion all cater to the players that like to create a new fantasy team every day of the week. Our goal is to help all of our members make more money playing daily fantasy sports!

Bet with your head, not over it!
Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-Gambler