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  • Toddhotdogs

    I think it is really scummy that FD makes all their contests now either 4.44 5.55.7.77 9.99 etc etc because it visual screws with the consumer and makes them assume the rake is 4 + .44 or 5 + .55 etc etc when its actually 1.5x that amount of rake. It’s really sleezy that some marketing genius decided to do that and that fanduel approved it.

  • bigez952

    I don’t understand why they would need to hide rake when a majority of players don’t even know or care what rake is. Proven by how many people played the tournament for the 3 Bitcoin’s at a 50%+ rake.

  • TheRyanFlaherty

    Yeah. I never realy thought I’d that, but it’s pretty shitty.
    It can also mess with the payout structure too.

    I’m looking at a 9.99 one now and it feels like office space. Stealing a penny from every one, but 17,000 is makes a difference. And it’s a penny less than 10, but basically is a $9 payout structure.
    They really suck.

  • Toddhotdogs

    Does anyone from Fanduel want to reply to this? This is pretty blatant stuff to visually pretend the rake is 10% when it is 15%

  • madmanjayWV

    They got a REP in here now, sure they will stop by anytime

  • sochoice

    • 2017 DraftKings FBWC Finalist

    • 2017 FanDuel WFFC Champion

    Explain further.

  • Toddhotdogs

    Not sure what else there is to explain they are blatantly making their tournament buyins visually appealing to people who don’t actually look at the rake they are taking for each tournament. Why else would their buyins be 9.99 8.88 7.77 etc instead of 10 9 8 etc. Anyone who doesn’t know better is gonna assuming a 9.99 is a 9+ .99 just like a 109 hu is 100 + 9 when its really like a 8.5 + 1.49. Its pretty clear to me anyways that someone in their marketing team had this clever idea and it’s really annoying that no one has called them out on this.

  • CALLmeCRIT

    Are they really trying to hide the rake or are they trying to get players to deposit more money? I know a few times because of the weird entry fees I’ve been off a few cents and had to deposit more just to enter.

  • Toddhotdogs

    Probably both honestly

  • mike291md

    These companies are really getting desperate

  • sochoice

    • 2017 DraftKings FBWC Finalist

    • 2017 FanDuel WFFC Champion

    Actually, anyone who is even thinking about rake understands a contest costs $9.99 and then calculates the rake himself. Also, don’t think a $9.99 contest attracts one single more entrant than a $10 contest. They all sell out. Every single day.

  • Toddhotdogs

    I understand that they all sell out it doesn’t change the fact that they are doing it that way to make rake look lower to people who don’t bother calculating the rake before registering

  • mambaland

    FD rep awol…what is worse is you can go find a 5 man at 10% rake on one page but they also list 5 man on tourney page at 12% and people get in those LOL….we all just trade money till they have it all

  • TnRiddles

    • Blogger of the Month

    this is about the dumbest accusation ever..if you care about rake you can calculate it…also if you have the RG extension….it shows it to you right there on the screen.

  • Toddhotdogs

    Ok riddles…..riddle me this, why do they make it 9.99 instead of 10? Do you really think they aren’t doing that to make it look like a 9 dollar tourney with 99c rake instead of a 8.50 tourney with 1.49 rake….if so you are lost

  • TnRiddles

    • Blogger of the Month

    @Toddhotdogs said...

    Ok riddles…..riddle me this, why do they make it 9.99 instead of 10? Do you really think they aren’t doing that to make it look like a 9 dollar tourney with 99c rake instead of a 8.50 tourney with 1.49 rake….if so you are lost

    Anybody who has ever sold a product or worked retail knows exactly why they do it. its not to hide rake

  • Nookx

    The Rake is bullshit. The rake should be cut by 50% in all games.

  • deejones49

    Rake needs to be 100% That will make it easier for those of us who have a hard time with math

  • Toddhotdogs

    They don’t do 9.99 for the same reason as retail does…..why wld they do a 3.33 the same way, thats not making it look cheaper as u are implying they are doing by making it 9.99 instead of 10….and the 3.33 isn’t .33 rake of course its a 2.88 + .45 because obviously.

    I’d like to see a @fanduel rep come in here and admit to this

  • CALLmeCRIT

    Admit to what? You’re just speculating and stating it as if it’s a fact.

  • fluffynuggets

    Caveat emptor.

  • Toddhotdogs

    Give me another explanation then if I shouldn’t be stating this as fact.

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