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  • Jsize

    Last night I was attempting to join a Best Ball contest on DraftKings for the first time. I kept getting an account restriction notification.

    After contacting DraftKings customer support, they are telling me that “Ohio is blocked from all snake drafts due to state regulations, and NFL Best Ball is a snake draft contest.”

    Is this true? I can’t find this information anywhere online. Maybe I am not searching the right thing.

    I have been doing snake drafts online for money for 15+ years on probably 10 different sites. Had no issues doing them on the DRAFT app last year.

  • hcassidy

    As far as I recall, the House Bill that was passed mention’s nothing of snake drafts. Only limitation’s it had written into the bill was ‘No playing of any College Athletics(football or basketball) IE. Broad term they used was Amateur Sports. Now if the Best Ball is through the Casino end, then that would be restricted as Ohio hasn’t passed any legislation to allow online Casino use as of yet that I know of.

  • Jsize

    @hcassidy said...

    As far as I recall, the House Bill that was passed mention’s nothing of snake drafts. Only limitation’s it had written into the bill was ‘No playing of any College Athletics(football or basketball) IE. Broad term they used was Amateur Sports. Now if the Best Ball is through the Casino end, then that would be restricted as Ohio hasn’t passed any legislation to allow online Casino use as of yet that I know of.

    It is not through the casino end. It is right in with DraftKings Classic mode. Doesn’t make sense that they would alienate a state with no good reason.

    Just looked at Underdog Fantasy, and Ohio is NOT one of the ineligible states.

    Very confused here. Thanks for your response.

  • Gerndg

    I’m having the same issues here in Ohio and couldn’t figure out what was happening as I knew we could play on underdog. Confusing and frustrating.

  • yolobet

    Yeah I sent DK Support a message and they just said it is restricted in our area. Hopefully they can get this opened up somehow or are looking into unlocking it for Ohio. I don’t understand how underdog can do it but dk cant.

  • wolfjb1

    @yolobet said...

    Yeah I sent DK Support a message and they just said it is restricted in our area. Hopefully they can get this opened up somehow or are looking into unlocking it for Ohio. I don’t understand how underdog can do it but dk cant.

    It’s really weird. But one thing we know for sure if we have been playing DFS for several years is that some companies are anal about compliance and some aren’t.

    I live in Florida where Yahoo DFS was not available for about four years until (I think) late 2019. Nothing changed in the laws here to make it legal. Yahoo just decided one day that it was fine.

  • Gerndg

    Yea that’s very true that some take it more seriously than others but I can’t find anything in the law that would make it prohibited here. So strange.

  • hcassidy

    @Gerndg said...

    Yea that’s very true that some take it more seriously than others but I can’t find anything in the law that would make it prohibited here. So strange.

    I talked to a friend who(works in gov’t) he mentioned to me that For DFS to be played in Ohio(reason bill was written) that DK had to apply for a license to allow Ohioan’s to play. Since ‘Snake Drafts’ or something new DK is offering its possible it wasn’t written into the original document’s therefore making Ohio restricted as of now until it is approved. Same thing with the Sportsbook, that’s why the Sportsbook is restricted in Ohio.

  • amorgan8

    • 2018 FanDuel WFBC Finalist

    I tried entering Best Ball on DK for the first time tonight and was surprised to find I was disallowed, especially since I played on DRAFT before. All I can find is this part of the Ohio Code:
    “Fantasy contest operators shall not offer or allow any of the following:

    (1) Auto draft functionality to fantasy contest players,”

    http://codes.ohio.gov/oac/3772-74-11v1

  • geniusjt4

    this is still locked out for Ohioans.
    It makes me sad.
    I have a free $20 ticket that’s gonna expire this week because I can’t play, even though everything says I should be allowed to play.
    The weirdest thing is, IT WORKS ON FANDUEL.

  • hcassidy

    @geniusjt4 said...

    this is still locked out for Ohioans.
    It makes me sad.
    I have a free $20 ticket that’s gonna expire this week because I can’t play, even though everything says I should be allowed to play.
    The weirdest thing is, IT WORKS ON FANDUEL.

    I would contact DK support as you should get that 20.00 back because you won it. I just had to withdraw all my money from FantasyDraft/MKF since MKF isn’t allowed in Ohio anymore. They just lost a bunch of coin as I never withdrew from FantasyDraft for almost 2 and half years and only deposited once.

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