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  • ldmariodl28

    • Blogger of the Month

    So for a while now I have been telling myself I play DFS because its a hobby I enjoy. According to the stats I am a losing player. The past two nights I have chased big prize pools where normally I am a cash player which takes the “hobby” out of it. But in the end I play DFS because its a hobby.

    Why do you play DFS and what made you wan to try DFS?

  • ediederichsen

    My brother found out about fanduel 2 years ago during football season and told me to try it. I lost 3 weeks in a row playing large tournaments. The big prize pools draw you in as a new player but you have no chance. Gave it up for awhile but picked it back up last NFL season and have done pretty well, I pretty much play everyday just because I enjoy it. It’s fun for me. I rarely have a lot of money on the line though.

  • ranoa513

    I play solely for the entertainment value. I’m a low-stakes player who generally makes a modest profit, so I see it as an extremely cheap source of entertainment.

  • scottmsteiner

    I love MLB. I have always had a love affair with MLB and the stats and sabermetrics, so after seeing an add for FanDuel I decided to give i a try. I’ve been hooked ever since. I love the nightly action even though I am a low stakes player. I just love disecting the current day’s games and putting a lineup together.

  • misfit

    Everyone loves to talk about how Fantasy Sports is a Billion Dollar a year industry.
    90% of those players play purely for the enjoyment of it.
    They will put up hundreds of Dollars in local leagues or with friends PURELY for the excitement and joy of it all.
    I know the Big Bucks are a major draw at first for many people but, I really feel that the industry is making a HUGE mistake by not promoting the FUN aspect of it.
    If they can convince the casual player to stop spending those hundreds on seasonal when they can be getting twice as much excitement and fun for the same cost, THAT is the way this industry will grow.
    You need to stop trying to recruit nothing but the gamblers and Big money poker players and start trying to promote the FUN and EXCITEMENT that DFS can bring.
    Stop feeding every new player who comes into this industry to the sharks! Stop with the WHAT CAN WE do crap! We all know it is not that hard to put a 100 win limit on players. The cost is very little and the programming time should be next to nothing. If it is not, you need new programers!
    We draw new players to the table only to have the CONDIA’s and every other Pro jump on their backs trying to beat each other away for their $2. Come on! Establish a way to help the industry actually grow at the pace it should be instead of driving 99% of new draws out of the market after their first week because 10 pro’s targeted the $25 they deposited.
    Look at all the threads about the bad in the industry and how the Pro’s do exactly what i am talking about above.
    It is so blatant that it is what sticks out about the industry. Not the GOOD things. The bad!
    Most of the new players we bring to the table leave after only a few weeks because they see the whole industry as nothing more than a Gamblers paradise.
    That needs to change.
    The industry has everything that Seasonal Leagues offer and so much more.
    Promote that and how fun this can truly be and this industry has no limits.
    Keep feeding thousands of players to the sharks and the industry is due for nothing but regulation and stunted growth as those thousands bitch to thousands more about how they were a target. Eventually someone in government will listen.
    Let us see what good that brings the industry.

  • hambazaza

    RG Blog Program Manager, 2014 RG Party Beer Pong Champion

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    @misfit said...

    Everyone loves to talk about how Fantasy Sports is a Billion Dollar a year industry.
    90% of those players play purely for the enjoyment of it.
    They will put up hundreds of Dollars in local leagues or with friends PURELY for the excitement and joy of it all.
    I know the Big Bucks are a major draw at first for many people but, I really feel that the industry is making a HUGE mistake by not promoting the FUN aspect of it.
    If they can convince the casual player to stop spending those hundreds on seasonal when they can be getting twice as much excitement and fun for the same cost, THAT is the way this industry will grow.
    You need to stop trying to recruit nothing but the gamblers and Big money poker players and start trying to promote the FUN and EXCITEMENT that DFS can bring.
    Stop feeding every new player who comes into this industry to the sharks! Stop with the WHAT CAN WE do crap! We all know it is not that hard to put a 100 win limit on players. The cost is very little and the programming time should be next to nothing. If it is not, you need new programers!
    We draw new players to the table only to have the CONDIA’s and every other Pro jump on their backs trying to beat each other away for their $2. Come on! Establish a way to help the industry actually grow at the pace it should be instead of driving 99% of new draws out of the market after their first week because 10 pro’s targeted the $25 they deposited.
    Look at all the threads about the bad in the industry and how the Pro’s do exactly what i am talking about above.
    It is so blatant that it is what sticks out about the industry. Not the GOOD things. The bad!
    Most of the new players we bring to the table leave after only a few weeks because they see the whole industry as nothing more than a Gamblers paradise.
    That needs to change.
    The industry has everything that Seasonal Leagues offer and so much more.
    Promote that and how fun this can truly be and this industry has no limits.
    Keep feeding thousands of players to the sharks and the industry is due for nothing but regulation and stunted growth as those thousands bitch to thousands more about how they were a target. Eventually someone in government will listen.
    Let us see what good that brings the industry.

    DING DING DING! we have a winner.

    I like what star fantasy leagues is doing by adding in the money season long leagues. if people can move their season long leagues to these sites and not have to collect money offline or through paypal or leaguesafe then they’ll make a killing.

    I’m in 2 different money season long leagues a year and I’ll be trying to move them over to daily this year, and a site like SFL might be the catalyst to move the staunch season longers over to daily.

  • bmlenox

    Yeah I’m extremely excited to try some of these season long DFS on FantasyFeud and SFL. Discovered them way to late into last season.

  • sprom

    • 2012 DraftStreet DSBC Finalist

    I like sports. I like to gamble. I am addicted to the big score.

  • pdidawg82

    SC World Cup Bracket Champion

    • Blogger of the Month

    For the ladies…

  • theman90210

    @misfit said...

    Everyone loves to talk about how Fantasy Sports is a Billion Dollar a year industry.
    90% of those players play purely for the enjoyment of it.
    They will put up hundreds of Dollars in local leagues or with friends PURELY for the excitement and joy of it all.
    I know the Big Bucks are a major draw at first for many people but, I really feel that the industry is making a HUGE mistake by not promoting the FUN aspect of it.
    If they can convince the casual player to stop spending those hundreds on seasonal when they can be getting twice as much excitement and fun for the same cost, THAT is the way this industry will grow.
    You need to stop trying to recruit nothing but the gamblers and Big money poker players and start trying to promote the FUN and EXCITEMENT that DFS can bring.
    Stop feeding every new player who comes into this industry to the sharks! Stop with the WHAT CAN WE do crap! We all know it is not that hard to put a 100 win limit on players. The cost is very little and the programming time should be next to nothing. If it is not, you need new programers!
    We draw new players to the table only to have the CONDIA’s and every other Pro jump on their backs trying to beat each other away for their $2. Come on! Establish a way to help the industry actually grow at the pace it should be instead of driving 99% of new draws out of the market after their first week because 10 pro’s targeted the $25 they deposited.
    Look at all the threads about the bad in the industry and how the Pro’s do exactly what i am talking about above.
    It is so blatant that it is what sticks out about the industry. Not the GOOD things. The bad!
    Most of the new players we bring to the table leave after only a few weeks because they see the whole industry as nothing more than a Gamblers paradise.
    That needs to change.
    The industry has everything that Seasonal Leagues offer and so much more.
    Promote that and how fun this can truly be and this industry has no limits.
    Keep feeding thousands of players to the sharks and the industry is due for nothing but regulation and stunted growth as those thousands bitch to thousands more about how they were a target. Eventually someone in government will listen.
    Let us see what good that brings the industry.

    I play because I’m hooked and can’t stop!

  • kaetorade

    • 2013 DraftStreet DSBBC Finalist

    When I met fantasy football in 2005, it was love at first site. Even though I was playing for peanuts, I spent an inordinate amount of time reading about fantasy sports. Before DFS, I was playing 50+ cbs pay leagues per year. I always did the minimum pay leagues($25) because I was paranoid about collusion in my leagues via trades, waivers, etc.

    When I heard about DFS, it was EXACTLY what I was looking for. I could play as much as I wanted without having to worry about collusion. I didn’t quit sports books cold turkey, but because of DFS, I can now speak about it in the past tense.

  • Rabidus

    Great post and I couldn’t agree more. It’s tough for casual players and I think there is a huge appeal for marketing the fun of it.

    You can get amazing value in DFS for just $1. Pay your $1, set your lineup and greatly enhance your viewing experience when watching the games. I completely agree with misfit that the “fun for a buck” crowd would respond favorably. Not to mention, it helps the reputation of the industry if the emphasis is on fun and not dollars.

  • rainbowtroutman

    I play for the thrill of watching my players. I have the mlb package and I just enjoy skipping around the channels watching my guys—I am a low entry hobby player with no delusions of getting rich

  • AtGame7

    I had to quit real gambling and this gives me a low cost option to do something while I drink at night.

    I get to sweat multiple games a night on TV and a bottle of scotch lasts two or three days so for under $20 a night I get my fix and have a reason to wake up the next day.

  • RTLONG

    @misfit said...

    Everyone loves to talk about how Fantasy Sports is a Billion Dollar a year industry.
    90% of those players play purely for the enjoyment of it.
    They will put up hundreds of Dollars in local leagues or with friends PURELY for the excitement and joy of it all.
    I know the Big Bucks are a major draw at first for many people but, I really feel that the industry is making a HUGE mistake by not promoting the FUN aspect of it.
    If they can convince the casual player to stop spending those hundreds on seasonal when they can be getting twice as much excitement and fun for the same cost, THAT is the way this industry will grow.
    You need to stop trying to recruit nothing but the gamblers and Big money poker players and start trying to promote the FUN and EXCITEMENT that DFS can bring.
    Stop feeding every new player who comes into this industry to the sharks! Stop with the WHAT CAN WE do crap! We all know it is not that hard to put a 100 win limit on players. The cost is very little and the programming time should be next to nothing. If it is not, you need new programers!
    We draw new players to the table only to have the CONDIA’s and every other Pro jump on their backs trying to beat each other away for their $2. Come on! Establish a way to help the industry actually grow at the pace it should be instead of driving 99% of new draws out of the market after their first week because 10 pro’s targeted the $25 they deposited.
    Look at all the threads about the bad in the industry and how the Pro’s do exactly what i am talking about above.
    It is so blatant that it is what sticks out about the industry. Not the GOOD things. The bad!
    Most of the new players we bring to the table leave after only a few weeks because they see the whole industry as nothing more than a Gamblers paradise.
    That needs to change.
    The industry has everything that Seasonal Leagues offer and so much more.
    Promote that and how fun this can truly be and this industry has no limits.
    Keep feeding thousands of players to the sharks and the industry is due for nothing but regulation and stunted growth as those thousands bitch to thousands more about how they were a target. Eventually someone in government will listen.
    Let us see what good that brings the industry.

    Excellent comment. Excellent

  • zalapskismurf

    Low stakes player and havebeen playing for a couple of month…I’m hooked! I don’t really have any thoughts I will make money but I am really enjoying how DFS gives me greater insight to the game with all the research I’m doing

  • FkCoolers

    I play DFS for a few reasons.

    I love sports, strategy games, and gambling. I’m a low stakes player in everything but the NFL where I’ve shown some pretty good profit.

    DFS got me interested in the NBA again, and I’ve even gotten a few buddies into it so it’s been a lot of fun to talk line ups and strategy all throughout the baseball season. I feel like I’ve finally turned the corner in baseball and have a better idea of what to do and playing DFS has never once felt like a grind.

    Also, Misfit’s comments are spot on.

    The top DFS players really should be limited in what they can do at the low stakes so that the recreational players aren’t chased away, much like what happened in poker. Yeah, both DFS and poker may still exist but you don’t want to shrink the skill edge all the way down to the lowest stakes. That’s just plain dumb.

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