Friday, October 16, 2015

Your moment of unsurprising news

And you thought eBay was no fun anymore.

Sports Business Daily found that over the first half of this year’s Major League Baseball season, 91 percent of player profits in daily fantasy sports were won by just 1.3 percent of the players. In fact, the top 11 players on average paid $2 million in entry fees and made $135,000 in profit while accounting for 17 percent of all entry fees.

Many of the professionals use automated processes that let them change hundreds, if not thousands, of lineups in seconds, a decided advantage when last-minute changes are made in the lineups of real football, basketball or baseball teams.

I never have understood why American English has not embraced the term punters. Denial, I suspect.

Anyway, the FBI has expressed interest, and I gotta say, I'm snickering, just a bit.


M. Bouffant said...

Ha! I saw an advert for one of those outfits and the word to type in the box on the website was "PUNTER". I laughed & laughed.

Brendan Keefe said...


I would have been scrambling for something ... ANYTHING ... to take a picture of my teevee screen

Curtis said...

I am interested what would happen to pages that offer daily lineups, if FanDuel and DraftKings really were to be found "guilty". That would change the whole DFS scene.