After listening to Stevie and The Seige’s morning podcast, and much time was spent on whether the elimination of late-swap in NBA on DK is better or worse for the “casual player” or the “shark.” My honest take here: it doesn’t matter, and I think it’s high time that we stop comparing the sharks to the casual players.
There is a constant emphasis in DFS that the playing field should be level, but unless we’re all entering the same amount of money, the playing field will not —AND SHOULD NOT — be level. Why should it be that the guy who comes home from work and makes a $10 LU (like myself) have the same chances for success as a shark who has done research all day and is risking thousands of dollars per night?
How would you feel if someone came to your job that you’ve worked hard at for years and got the same results as you?
Face it people, DFS is not a get rich quick scheme and it’s a game of skill. The folks that invest the most time and money will and should do the best. If you think you’re going to wager $5/night and have the same odds of taking down a large tourney as someone multi-entering, keep dreaming. If you truly want an even playing field, play single entry tournaments and move on. But stop talking about DFS like it’s this industry where everyone should have a turn and a chance to win a top prize. That discredits this game of skill and frankly makes the whole industry sound like a Kindergarten class.