• Send9

    How is it possible that DFS sites are increasing rake instead of decreasing it? They have all shown that they’re profitable, why be so greedy and try to take more. This isn’t helping grow the industry. Pokerstars recently tried to increase rake but poker players pushed back and Pokerstars ended up leaving it alone. We need to do the same.

  • whistexpert

    @electrichaz3 said...

    The common theme i see is all the former/current poker pros warning people because we’ve seen this play out before, and it does not end well. and just like the endless 2p2 threads that were just like this, there was a group of naysayers arguing just for the sake of playing devils advocate.

    rake increases are bad. the most accurate post was made by 2 guns. At some point in time we will reach a point where the games are not worth trying to beat, and unless we protest it, it will kill the game.

    dfs players should know about the recent pokerstars attempt at a money grab. protest works, taking it for the sake of taking it is ridiculous. Enough people sharing a common idea or goal can turn a businesses tide, no question. that is why the monopoly owner of online poker backed down due to a few thousand poker pros on some forums sitting out of some games and creating a stir.

    i wish we would do what we in the poker community failed to do years ago. that being stop arguing with each other about things that are freaking obvious and instead concentrating on the many enemies this game will bring our way from legislation to rake etc etc.

    quoting for truth.

    it’s the idiot naysayers that give me hope the game is still beatable.

  • Jeff7kv


    I would like to see sites like FD make FDP a bigger deal. Right now it takes $240 to get a $1 worth in rewards. That’s horrifically bad. I’m not asking the site to give everything under the sun, I’d just like to see a better rewards program.

  • Jeff7kv


    @pmsimkins said...

    Ugh paragraph 1 directly contradicts paragraph 2.

    This is why discussing rake is about as useful as discussing politics. 90% of people don’t get it. I dont mind debating with a steveavery or a whits who disagree, but at least get it. I feel like the rest is the Brawndo argument in Idiocracy.

    Man, I wish we were all as smart as you Mr Smartypants. Why don’t we get you a throne with that arrogance of yours.

    I get it, rake is bad. This isn’t rocket science. You don’t need to put people down with your phD in DFS

  • fantasy144123

    You could always just bypass rake and play on FantasyUp. I play there and Fanduel. FantasyUp has no rake right now until April 1st. They have said their rake and rewards program will be highly competitive with FD if not better. Hopefully more players will come play there as that would be my only negative at the moment for them. I also get paid out on FantasyUp 6-7 hours faster on average than FD. I like getting money quicker personally.

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