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  • DraftKings_CM

    • DraftKings Representative

    DraftKings Sports Betting National Championship Leaderboard: https://sportsbook.draftkings.com/sbnc/leaderboard

    This is it! We have reached reached day 3 of the DraftKings Sports Betting National Championship (link). It has been a fascinating tournament, with numerous players still in the running to win the grand prize of 1 million + the bankroll remaining in the participant’s account.

    The remaining participants who did not bust out before day 3 can ONLY bet on the two NFL games on Sunday and they must wager at least $2,000 on these games to qualify for the $2.5 million SBNC prize pool (all qualifying entrants also had to bet at least $1,000 on Friday/Saturday). All participants in the tournament are subject to the same betting limits across eligible events, and their bets will all be closed with their accounts locked once the Eagles/Saints kicks off this afternoon – and that’s when the real sweat begins for all the money.

    As of the start of the day, 128 players can currently meet the $2,000 bankroll requirement. Anything can happen between now and the start of the Eagles/Saints game – maybe one of them can run it up to meet the minimum $2K requirement for sunday’s final wager? Wouldn’t it be amazing to see a final $2K parlay hit it big for all the money? That’s what makes the SBNC Leaderboard so exciting to sweat, DraftKings provides full transparency so you can see all of the sports bets placed, allowing the fans at home to see for themselves how the winners ran up their tournament bankrolls.

    gucho-SBNC” sat firmly atop the leaderboard for much of yesterday, but he will be forced to deviate from his all-Soccer strategy that propelled him to the top of the leaderboard for most of day 2. He put got his entire bankroll on the line this morning leaning heavily on the Chargers, with $44,482.17 wagered. He has only SIX bets placed so far over the course of the entire tournament, will his reliance on the Chargers be his downfall or will he book the win?

    One of our favorite stories of day two was “deliverboy-SBNC” who hit a seven-pick parlay on his $446.68 bet that paid a whopping $41,430.24! His wild parlay hit at the very end of day two, propelling him from the bottom of the leaderboard to top at sixth place! So sick!

    Here is deliverboy’s big parlay on day 2:

    1. Under Total Points 235.5 New Orleans Pelicans Minnesota Timberwolves # Vanderbilt Point Spread 13 Vanderbilt Commodores Kentucky Wildcats
    2. Under Total Points 233.5 Charlotte Hornets Sacramento Kings # CHI Bulls Point Spread 12 Chicago Bulls Utah Jazz
    3. OKC Thunder Point Spread -6.5 San Antonio Spurs Oklahoma City Thunder # UC Irvine Point Spread -3 UC Irvine Anteaters Cal State Fullerton Titans
    4. Over Total Points 151.5 Gonzaga Bulldogs @ San Francisco Dons

    Who do you think will win? Which player has the smartest betting strategy? Is the SBNC a success? Are you enjoying sweating the Sports Betting National Championship Leaderboard? You tell us!

    - DraftKings Community Team

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  • DraftKings_CM

    • DraftKings Representative

    Want a recap of all the action? Check out the Sports Betting National Championship blogs from our friends at SharpSide:

    LIVE BLOG: First-Ever DraftKings Sports Betting National Championship: https://sharpside.com/live-blog-first-ever-draftkings-sports-betting-national-championship/
    DraftKings Sports Betting National Championship: Wild Finish Concludes Day 2: https://sharpside.com/draftkings-sports-betting-national-championship-wild-finish-concludes-day-2/

    - Draftkings Community Team

  • walleye734

    Tough break not having time in between games to get paid out from the first game in time to bet on the second game.

  • britdevine

    • 2014 StarStreet MLB Playboy Mansion Finalist

    @walleye734 said...

    Tough break not having time in between games to get paid out from the first game in time to bet on the second game.

    Some contestants were graded out in time for final game, some were not

  • purefilth

    2014 FD FFFC Finalist

    • 2014 FanDuel WFFC Finalist

    Fair thing to do cancel all bets on this final game then use one of the games next weekend to end it.

  • walleye734

    @britdevine said...

    Some contestants were graded out in time for final game, some were not

    Yikes

  • eforsty

  • Lee123

    Can you retweet the screenshots of the guys bets who was in first before the 4:40s?

  • mtdurham

    wow…what an epic failure…

    why on earth weren’t they allowed to use if -> then bets?

    Just terrible with a million dollars on the line they wouldnt let a guy place a bet on the final game?

  • WidumBoise

  • MRCOOKONUTS


    Oh my’‘

  • LarryLegend33

    A disgrace that some players were able to use their winnings from the early games and some were not.

  • realphipps

  • Lee123

    @LarryLegend33 said...

    A disgrace that some players were able to use their winnings from the early games and some were not.

    DK’s response was even more laughable…

  • yisman

    For the record, I feel DK was the victim of circumstance here.

    People kept saying DK should have changed the rules so everyone could bet, etc. Everything had to be cleared beforehand with the gaming commission, so they could not change things on the fly.

    I blame the NFL and the networks, although DK could’ve made the rules a little better, IMO.

    In the past, when a regulation playoff game ran long, kickoff of the second game got pushed back a few minutes. If there could’ve been 5 minutes between the games, it would’ve worked out.

    I say this as something who was damaged by the fiasco, as I ended up bubbling (27th place) due to most of my bets not being graded until after kickoff. https://twitter.com/yisman/status/1084566331209535488

    I have various other thoughts on the event, which I posted on Twitter.

  • bigez952

    @yisman said...

    For the record, I feel DK was the victim of circumstance here.

    People kept saying DK should have changed the rules so everyone could bet, etc. Everything had to be cleared beforehand with the gaming commission, so they could not change things on the fly.

    I blame the NFL and the networks, although DK could’ve made the rules a little better, IMO.

    In the past, when a regulation playoff game ran long, kickoff of the second game got pushed back a few minutes. If there could’ve been 5 minutes between the games, it would’ve worked out.

    I say this as something who was damaged by the fiasco, as I ended up bubbling (27th place) due to most of my bets not being graded until after kickoff. https://twitter.com/yisman/status/1084566331209535488

    I have various other thoughts on the event, which I posted on Twitter.

    You probably know better than anyone being at the event. Did some people actually have their bets paid out from the Chargers / Pats game so they could use those funds on the Saints / Eagles while others did not? I don’t see any issue at all if everyone’s funds used in the first game was locked out of the 2nd but it is an issue if it only affected some users and not all.

  • yisman

    @bigez952 said...

    You probably know better than anyone being at the event. Did some people actually have their bets paid out from the Chargers / Pats game so they could use those funds on the Saints / Eagles while others did not? I don’t see any issue at all if everyone’s funds used in the first game was locked out of the 2nd but it is an issue if it only affected some users and not all.

    It’s a little complicated. The ‘overs’ that hit (including on the game total and on various props where the over hit early) were paid out before the Chargers/Patriots game went final.

    The biggest issue was that the spread bets were not paid out in time. That includes pre-game and live bets, of course. I had a lot of on the Chargers spread live after missing with Chargers 1Q and 1H.

    However, there were also some props that did not pay out in time.

    Yes, some people got to bet while others did not. However, the person spreading rumors that DK was specially grading for some people early I do not think is well-informed.

    The team of graders was working on it and as far as I know, they were not trying to favor certain people.

  • bigez952

    @yisman said...

    It’s a little complicated. The ‘overs’ that hit (including on the game total and on various props where the over hit early) were paid out before the Chargers/Patriots game went final.

    The biggest issue was that the spread bets were not paid out in time. That includes pre-game and live bets, of course. I had a lot of on the Chargers spread live after missing with Chargers 1Q and 1H.

    However, there were also some props that did not pay out in time.

    Yes, some people got to bet while others did not. However, the person spreading rumors that DK was specially grading for some people early I do not think is well-informed.

    The team of graders was working on it and as far as I know, they were not trying to favor certain people.

    What was the reason for not allowing live bets on the final game? You would think that would have made things way more exciting with huge in game live betting up to the very end trying to take the top spot.

    Having live betting for the last game would have solved all of these issues as well. I am sure they learned a lot of lessons through this one and would change things up if they have another one next year.

  • Lee123

    Was the help desk manually pushing through winning wagers if you went up and asked? One of the big complaint was this question…

  • yisman

    @Lee123 said...

    Was the help desk manually pushing through winning wagers if you went up and asked? One of the big complaint was this question…

    I do not have direct knowledge of this situation. Before the game ended, I did not visit the help desk, as I was at my station desperately trying to get my wagers in and hoping for a payout on my previous wagers.

    I don’t know if people did this and if they in fact did get special attention.

    RE: Live betting on the final game

    I don’t know the reasoning. One of the aspects I did not like was forcing people to bet NFL and only NFL on Sunday (you had to wager 2,000 minimum Sunday). It was the sports betting championship so I thought people should have options.

    I guess DK wanted to spotlight the NFL games and enhance the ‘sweat’ meaning everyone would know after kickoff where they stood.

    It does change how the event can be followed by players and covered in the press. If all bets are in prior to kickoff, everyone knows who can win and what they need to happen. With live betting, it would be quite different.

    The vast majority of my action during the event was live bets, as it turned out.

  • Stewburtx8

    • 2012 FanDuel WFBC Finalist

    @bigez952 said...

    What was the reason for not allowing live bets on the final game? You would think that would have made things way more exciting with huge in game live betting up to the very end trying to take the top spot.

    Having live betting for the last game would have solved all of these issues as well. I am sure they learned a lot of lessons through this one and would change things up if they have another one next year.

    My assumption on why they did not allow live betting on the last game was to limit the opportunities for collusion

    I think they also wanted to easily defined sweat at the end: so and so wins with Eagles plus the points but Saints win straight up, so and so wins with Saints minus the points, so and so wins if Eagles win straight up, etc. Live betting would have made this much more difficult to decipher.

  • yisman

    news today:

    https://twitter.com/DavidPurdum/status/1085993332956954626

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