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  • jlowery73

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    I have read several proposed regulation bills that mention taking out NCAA sports. I wonder how sites will adjust if states start dropping out left and right from being able to enter college leagues. Will they still offer college DFS…but just have to location check? I hate that it seems change is coming to college football and its availability. It seems more skill-based (predictable) then any other DFS sport to me. Am really wondering what will happen this coming fall…

  • Jazzraz

    As a New Yorker its super exciting to see proposed regulation bills , but to see them eliminate CFB would be really tough. To me its definitely the most skill-based of the DFS sports , mostly due to the lack of information readily available especially with some of the smaller schools.

  • Putz

    I hope people fight this, but I suspect sites will pop up overseas to play on if this happens.

  • jlowery73

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    I hope the sites fight it also….the college industry is just getting off the ground and could really be popular in another 1-2 years.

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    @Jazzraz said...

    As a New Yorker its super exciting to see proposed regulation bills , but to see them eliminate CFB would be really tough. To me its definitely the most skill-based of the DFS sports , mostly due to the lack of information readily available especially with some of the smaller schools.

    That would change just like all sports. Each day more and more information is out there that makes it tougher and tougher to use skill.

  • Jazzraz

    @slpanthers24 said...

    That would change just like all sports. Each day more and more information is out there that makes it tougher and tougher to use skill.

    Very true, but its still never going to be like the pro sports in terms of information just due to # of teams and # of players available. College really picked up this year in popularity and hopefully its still around come the fall.

  • TheRyanFlaherty

    Wait what? You find college football to be predictable?
    I found college football to be profitable due to it being one of the least predictable sports. Huge schedule/opponent discrepancies. Routine Blowouts. Position by committee approaches (that could shift mid-game), vague to non-existent injury information. Generally relying on under-21 yo amateurs….to name a few factors.
    Those factors as well as less information and opinion pieces overall, provided an environment where research and work actually provided an edge.

    As for the future prospects of NCAA. I enjoy playing college games for the reason above, so I would be upset if they stopped offering these sports, however if it is a concession that needs to be made that ensures DFS’ legality, it’ll suck, but it’s something I can live with.

  • csmaniac

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    Would be very depressing to see college sports go. CFB has always been my favorite and most profitable DFS sport. I believe college sports are the only real DFS sport where you can gain an actually edge over the competition. Every other sport has a ton of information readily available to public. I’m pretty sure CFB won’t be around come September though …at least for me in NY :(

  • Stewburtx8

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    CFB and CBB are by far my favorite DFS sports to play. If they would go away, I’d likely cut back significantly on my overall play. I’d probably still play NFL and Soccer but I hate the NBA and not a huge fan of MLB DFS. I only play them occasionally for entertainment and because they overlap with the college sports which I am already playing.

    I really didn’t think I could hate the NCAA anymore than I do, but this would do it since I know they are behind any push to ban college DFS sports. They are the biggest hypocrites in sports. Hopefully the sites (and others) fight this.

  • sabresrock29

    Daily fantasy college football is the only reason why I tune in to the games. Without it I wouldn’t even bother watching any

  • Cal

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    Good topic. The sites can definitely do geolocation and account tests to offer games on a state by state basis, but with the NCAA being the only league openly against DFS there’s a lot of pressure against college games in general. College is also a tiny portion of the overall revenue. The sites will definitely push back on losing CFB, but it’s an easy thing to lose if it means 95%+ of games are clearly legal and regulated.

  • Putz

    The NCAA should not be influencing laws like these, particularly since sports betting is not completely illegal, and their argument that players would be easily influenced to alter the outcomes of games due to their poor economic status would be much more difficult to happen for DFS, requiring significant collusion.

    Besides, the NCAA has been exploiting young adults for years and is as corrupt of an organization as any organized crime syndicate.

    Any AG who considers this is shortsighted since the Supreme Court has already stated that names and statistics are in the public domain.

  • headChopper

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    If CFB DFS is eliminated, the NCAA will regret the day they decided to take a moral stance against DFS.
    When they sit back and watch these other secondary sports take off thanks to the help of DFS and wonder how big they COULD have gotten had they just embraced DFS.

  • xtarheelsx

    @Putz said...

    NCAA has been exploiting young adults for years and is as corrupt of an organization as any organized crime syndicate.

    Aint that the damn truth!

  • walkoff9

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    Isn’t NCAA football the second most bet on sport after the nfl. Kind of surprised the dfs game has not grown more.

  • DoubleTime

    • 2016 King of Summer: August

    I really hope they do not get rid of CFB, it is my favorite by a longshot. Trying to find the sleeper that puts up an Antonio Brown stat line, there is something about it in CFB. Finding stuff out about a player by reading their school’s online paper, or twitter or some local beat writer, stuff that the majority of people playing might not know about. That just never seems to happen for me with any of the other sports. As soon as anything of significance happens in NBA/NFL it becomes common knowledge.

  • jimfred82

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    i’m just spitballing here, but didn’t there actually be something in place against using college players’ likenesses for just about anything? wasn’t that the whole reason why old school NCAA video games couldn’t actually use their names? i guess i just assumed it was some rule that’s been stretched out a bit for DFS purposes, but again, those were back in my college days so who knows if i have any idea what i’m talking about…

  • cb35

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    @jimfred82 said...

    i’m just spitballing here, but didn’t there actually be something in place against using college players’ likenesses for just about anything? wasn’t that the whole reason why old school NCAA video games couldn’t actually use their names? i guess i just assumed it was some rule that’s been stretched out a bit for DFS purposes, but again, those were back in my college days so who knows if i have any idea what i’m talking about…

    yes and a former player has already filed suit against fanduel and draftkings

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-01-27/ex-northern-illinois-tailback-sues-draftkings-over-use-of-image

    I would speculate the main dfs sites will abandon college sports but some smaller sites may continue to offer it.

    I believe the MA AG was one of the first to propose a college sports ban and it has less to do with game fixing and more to do with the athletes taking shit on social media, etc.

  • chronoxiong

    They eliminated NCAA video games, it was bound to happen that they would try to eliminate NCAA for DFS too. Not surprised at all. I only play NCAA football so if it were to be banned someday, well that eliminates my Saturday action during the Fall. Which will suck but it is what it is.

  • depalma13

    The idiots in the NCAA actually think people are watching Ohio against Western Kentucky for the enjoyment of the game.

  • DCoop328

    No No No No NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  • julieduke33

    @depalma13 said...

    The idiots in the NCAA actually think people are watching Ohio against Western Kentucky for the enjoyment of the game.

    Exactly , the hypocrisy of the NCAA is appalling…all these sports should embrace DFS and gambling for that matter…without some sort of action on game a lot fewer people would watch any of these games…even the almighty NFL..go to a bar some Sunday, besides home town team every other game being watched is because of gambling/fantasy …

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