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  • Malloisback

    The gambling laws are about to change within the US & is likely to change the landscape of fantasy sports
    duel offer sports betting along with fantasy betting, which will be your preference? Will you still play fantasy golf & other sports?

    Feedback welcome— big discussion this topic is now— changing landscape of sports forever—-

  • kantiger77

    @mike291md said...

    I don’t think it would survive much longer at this rate even if sports betting wasn’t happening. That’s just me. I don’t believe DFS has a healthy structure to keep the average player wanting to come back long-term unless you really enjoy the lineup making aspect of it. Because from a profit standpoint, it’s basically a pipe-dream with a very thin margin of error (only near-perfect lineups will make the good money).

    In DFS, you can have a very good lineup, a lineup in the top 100 out of thousands, and the reward still feels significantly underwhelming. Then tack on rising rake and if you’re not top 10, you’re doing nothing.

    I enjoy the researching process and love fantasy. I don’t mind burning money, which has been essentially what I’ve been doing by playing because I like to have a vested interest in the games. But, a lot of people have wizened up and quit once they realized how cutthroat the game really is.

    I personally believe DFS is struggling as we speak. I think the combination of people quitting and state’s banning DFS has been too big of a blow. Maybe I’m wrong though, it’s just mere speculation on my part.

    This. I do very well in NHL, consistently cashing, but unless you’re in the top 1 or 2, you don’t make much. A better payout structure has to be invented for GPPs .

  • Rasmus

    You have all the choices if you want a game with less variance. Play cashgame or triple up or smaller GPPs. If you want a chance of high GPP win you have to pay for it with smaller regular winnings.

  • noddy

    Those that leave dfs for sports betting would have left anyway. Sports betting and dfs are completely different. Dfs will be fine.

  • YoungFischer

    People who love spending significant time researching stats and following the entire league will continue to play DFS. Sports betting is not a substitute for them.

    People who just want action and more of a rooting interest in the game will prefer sports betting.

    Professionals and semi-pros who play DFS primarily for a profit will continue to play until it’s clear it’s no longer profitable.

  • YoungFischer

    It’s good for people to remember that up until recently, it was common for DFS to be described as a niche within a niche.

  • Gopackgo30

    I’ll continue DFS at my current rate if not increase. I think this article makes a lot of sense on the differences and reasons DFS will stick around: https://www.legalsportsreport.com/14745/the-present-and-future-of-fantasy-sports/

  • JENSGT

    DFS. Hoping they bring back NCAA> I would play NCAABB DFS for the rest of my life lol.

  • gaelicgirl

    @elementasrat said...

    Parlays. Not worth it imo but I’ve never bet before.

    I loved sports betting when I lived in Reno, it was more fun and easier to profit in than DFS. $400 was the most I won on an 8-team football parlay (not by picking eight different games, but by picking the spread and the over/under on four games). Mostly I bet single games, though, as parlays are harder to win. Over the time I was there I also won $5000 on Patriots Super Bowl futures and $1200 on Giants World Series futures. There are a lot of ways you can go (spread, over/under, money line) and unlike DFS, you get your bet back when you win.

  • rannas23

    I think the cash games will be replaced by the sports betting eventually- why bet on multiple players for a more safer cash game when you can just bet the game or spread. I’m not sure if parlays can replace the GPP’s though with their big pots. It will be interesting to see how it plays out. Also, I think these showdown contests are being pushed too much….just my opinion.

  • bhdevault

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    @rannas23 said...

    I think the cash games will be replaced by the sports betting eventually- why bet on multiple players for a more safer cash game when you can just bet the game or spread. I’m not sure if parlays can replace the GPP’s though with their big pots. It will be interesting to see how it plays out. Also, I think these showdown contests are being pushed too much….just my opinion.

    I’m a cash game player. I would 100% rather play other people, than taking on Vegas. There’s still an edge in DFS cash games, albeit much smaller than it used to be.

  • rannas23

    Thanks bhdevault….I totally respect your opinion. You are probably much better in cash games than me. From my experience, like baseball this week, when the chalk doesn’t perform as well (like Cole last night in DK with 16.7) then the cash line is pretty different than the GPPs. But like Monday and Tuesday the cash line between the big GPPs and double ups was only a few points different. Maybe I just haven’t figured out a good strategy for cash games yet but with the rake always increasing and the cash line’s between GPP’s and cash not much different on a lot of nights, the risk/reward is more toward playing a GPP. Or if sports betting is allowed, it seems like a more easier profit than cash games….for me. Again, I’ve not been able to make as much on playing cash games vs GPP’s so I’m a little biased on that. If you have any advice on how to approach cash games, I would love to give it a try again.

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