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John Oliver on Fan Duel / Draft Kings
« on: November 17, 2015, 09:27:39 am »
Really good segment on his show this last Sunday about these Daily Fantasy leagues. Says its basically just gambling but I think we already knew that. What is more interesting is how the vast majority of the winnings go to about 1% of the players. They tracked down one of these dudes who has an advanced statistics degree and builds highly sophisticated models to build his teams.

 
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Re: John Oliver on Fan Duel / Draft Kings
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2015, 09:38:26 am »
"Last Week Tonight" does some good long-form reporting. Must be a fun job to work there.
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Re: John Oliver on Fan Duel / Draft Kings
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2015, 01:19:52 pm »
I was surprised at how little was used from the Real Sports story from a year ago.

And to Saluki's point, I probably disagree with the conclusions they reach about 80% of the time, but it is very well done and generally solid research.  What strikes me is that his staff are probably the only people watching Al-Jezeera America
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Re: John Oliver on Fan Duel / Draft Kings
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2015, 01:51:02 pm »
You're a mark if you play on these sites. You have to play dozens if not hundreds of teams with all different options covered to see any tangible return.
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Re: John Oliver on Fan Duel / Draft Kings
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2015, 06:33:27 am »
You're a mark if you play on these sites. You have to play dozens if not hundreds of teams with all different options covered to see any tangible return.

Or have a stats degree from MIT and your own advanced algorithms to factor in wind direction and such.
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Re: John Oliver on Fan Duel / Draft Kings
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2015, 06:47:11 am »
I played with $30 and won over 2 MILLION DOLLARS.

You guys are just bad gammblers.
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Re: John Oliver on Fan Duel / Draft Kings
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2015, 09:18:06 am »
Mystic Man crushes it on those sites. Book it, mon.
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Re: John Oliver on Fan Duel / Draft Kings
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2015, 09:39:34 am »
Or have a stats degree from MIT and your own advanced algorithms to factor in wind direction and such.

Those are the guys making playing so many entries. 

Those numbers are amazing to me but not a surprise.  Surprised that people keep playing. 

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Re: John Oliver on Fan Duel / Draft Kings
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2015, 09:51:39 am »
Those are the guys making playing so many entries. 

Those numbers are amazing to me but not a surprise.  Surprised that people keep playing.

Apparently gambling can be addictive. 
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Re: John Oliver on Fan Duel / Draft Kings
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2015, 11:28:57 am »
lol y dont u broke pussys go 2 vegas n gambel for real like me. i can drive u up in da bentley if u need a ride
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