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  • sox9

    OT: I love that the Revel will be back. Love the Borgata too. Love the food. Love the vibe. Bet fairly small and really looking forward to sports betting when it comes. For a couple hundred dollars on a weekend getting away it’s great fun win or lose. AC-wise I am up a bit over the last 5 years. Fantasy-wise I am about breakeven. It’s mostly about the rake in fantasy vs. placing the 6 and the 8 at craps table in AC. Just can’t get away as much as I would like for the free food, room, shows, drinks and good-looking women ( I just look, which is also free).

  • Roma315

    @bigez952 said...

    You should be more pissed at the MLB. From the reports the Royals wanted to cancel this game right away this morning but the MLB demanded it be played due to the Sunday Shoei Othani start. Until they finally decided to go ahead and cancel it anyway shortly before the game. The MLB should have never got involved in this and just let Royals cancel this morning.

    This is in no way Draftkings fault and it is hard to expect them to take losses once every few weeks when teams or leagues make dumb decisions which happen way more than they should.

    I’ve been playing MLB for years, and have taken the hits for PPD games. However this was a much different situation. Half the slates games canceled, along with the last game not playing…no rain, no snow just some cold weather. Also called after all other games have locked in. No issue if DK just kept the Sunday slate to full day or including the 4pm games like they use to.

  • KindGuy

    @sox9 said...

    If NJ passes legalized sports betting this summer, many other states will follow suit. The rake will drop considerably. Anyone know what it is in Nevada at he casinos? Plus you can bet on so much more and different action rather than this top-heavy entry B.S. I suspect DK FD and the other sites are already preparing to counter this or try to handle some of the betting themselves. In short, hang tough a much lower rake is coming. The casinos will push for mobile betting, not just on-site. Would love to see them put DK, FD out of business. Even w/an equivalent rake, you will be able to do so much more and hopefully online w/the various casino operators. I suspect they will even start off offering decent comps to get the action rolling.

    I actually don’t really care much for sports betting. I’m more excited about the lower rake though. More edge in DFS.

  • KindGuy

    @jhpog said...

    DraftKings’ approach the last year or two (Cutting out MNF on NFL, then SNF, then breaking slates up, now single game events) reminds me a lot of the waning days of Full Tilt Poker where they realized the writing was on the wall and they kept trying to find out how to squeeze every last dollar out of it before it went away (Examples being Multi-Entry tournaments and Rush). Their customer support is similar. Fan Duel always was the Pokerstars to Draftking’s Full Tilt.

    They know the writing is on the wall. It’ll be legalized eventually and more well known places will run contests at a fraction of the rake with prize pools they could only dream about. They are just squeezing for their last dollars down the stretch .

    Reading this was scary… but eye opening. Thanks.

  • bigez952

    @Roma315 said...

    I’ve been playing MLB for years, and have taken the hits for PPD games. However this was a much different situation. Half the slates games canceled, along with the last game not playing…no rain, no snow just some cold weather. Also called after all other games have locked in. No issue if DK just kept the Sunday slate to full day or including the 4pm games like they use to.

    Sunday main slates in the MLB have never included the 4pm games (they used to offer an all day slate but the prize pools also sucked in those). They always have been only the 1-2pm games as that is enough for 8-11 games which is a good sized slate (at least that was the way it has been the last 2 seasons when I have played every day). This slate was an 11 game decent slate with shitty weather everywhere. If MN didn’t get a blizzard this weekend that was on the slate scheduled for a 2:10pm start and would have been available to pivot to. Everyone knew that 6-8 games of the 11 had weather issues today so you absolutely can’t blame DK that half the games got cancelled. Today was a good day to just sit out and not play but I also got burned by thinking the Angels were safe. It was a total loss for me since I had Span and Sucre put up decent points with Sale and Thor so I got some money back in cash games but lost all my GPP’s.

    It is a shitty situation and I blame myself the most since the weather looked gross for the entire slate so it was one to totally avoid or greatly scale back on.

  • cbsharpe

    @sox9 said...

    OT: I love that the Revel will be back. Love the Borgata too. Love the food. Love the vibe. Bet fairly small and really looking forward to sports betting when it comes. For a couple hundred dollars on a weekend getting away it’s great fun win or lose. AC-wise I am up a bit over the last 5 years. Fantasy-wise I am about breakeven. It’s mostly about the rake in fantasy vs. placing the 6 and the 8 at craps table in AC. Just can’t get away as much as I would like for the free food, room, shows, drinks and good-looking women ( I just look, which is also free).

    Yeah, the Borgata is pretty cool.

  • tricer21

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  • walkoff9

    Colon dominating.

    Is this real life?

  • someclevername

    @walkoff9 said...

    Colon dominating.

    Is this real life?

    Big Sexy no hitter through 5 – just like everyone predicted. I knew I should have left that showdown alone, today had bad baseball juju.

  • Lathum

    Bartolo Colon no hitting the Astros through 5 innings is the most baseball thing to ever happen

  • Lathum

    If Bart gets the perfect game will he retire after for the love of the game?

  • Olhausen

    @bigez952 said...

    Sunday main slates in the MLB have never included the 4pm games (they used to offer an all day slate but the prize pools also sucked in those). They always have been only the 1-2pm games as that is enough for 8-11 games which is a good sized slate (at least that was the way it has been the last 2 seasons when I have played every day). This slate was an 11 game decent slate with shitty weather everywhere. If MN didn’t get a blizzard this weekend that was on the slate scheduled for a 2:10pm start and would have been available to pivot to. Everyone knew that 6-8 games of the 11 had weather issues today so you absolutely can’t blame DK that half the games got cancelled. Today was a good day to just sit out and not play but I also got burned by thinking the Angels were safe. It was a total loss for me since I had Span and Sucre put up decent points with Sale and Thor so I got some money back in cash games but lost all my GPP’s.

    It is a shitty situation and I blame myself the most since the weather looked gross for the entire slate so it was one to totally avoid or greatly scale back on.

    This is absolutely not true as draft kings use to run all day slates of every game including the Sunday night game up until the last two seasons. The prize pools were just as big if not bigger then the main slates on Sunday nowadays. They did however run other smaller game slates on Sunday’s but those were the ones with shitty prize pools and not the main slate.

  • Olhausen

    I am so sick of draft kings changing the contests sizes every single day of every single week. Just pick something and stick with it for fucks sake.

  • walkoff9

    I have 0 points in the showdown

    And lineups tied for 1st have 2 guys not in the starting lineup.

    Lol

  • someclevername

    ESPN jinxed him – as soon as they put his “perfect game bid” up on their ticker he walked the next batter, Correa, and then gave up a hit to Reddick.

  • KindGuy

    @Olhausen said...

    This is absolutely not true as draft kings use to run all day slates of every game including the Sunday night game up until the last two seasons. The prize pools were just as big if not bigger then the main slates on Sunday nowadays. They did however run other smaller game slates on Sunday’s but those were the ones with shitty prize pools and not the main slate.

    Yep. DK started changing things up two seasons ago. Most people who play now have no idea that the norm used to be including every game on the slate.

  • cjs5555

    @elementasrat said...

    Yep. DK started changing things up two seasons ago. Most people who play now have no idea that the norm used to be including every game on the slate.

    i miss those big all day contests with nice prize pools. they killed them outright by taking away all the big payouts, ensuring no one would enter them.

  • eatmyturf23

    I can’t wait for tomorrow’s main slate.

    And look at all the weather-friendly games!! (Thanks Batman!)

  • Brian7479

    Rizzo expected back and minimum priced on FD hahaha

  • XxHeisenbergxX

    @elementasrat said...

    If NJ passes legalized sports betting this summer, many other states will follow suit. The rake will drop considerably. Anyone know what it is in Nevada at he casinos? Plus you can bet on so much more and different action rather than this top-heavy entry B.S. I suspect DK FD and the other sites are already preparing to counter this or try to handle some of the betting themselves. In short, hang tough a much lower rake is coming. The casinos will push for mobile betting, not just on-site. Would love to see them put DK, FD out of business. Even w/an equivalent rake, you will be able to do so much more and hopefully online w/the various casino operators. I suspect they will even start off offering decent comps to get the action rolling

    RI is going for the same thing and I am hoping it passes because I would much rather bet one or two games I like a week rather than spend hours agonizing over lineups for hours on end.

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