A few weeks ago, an article was published by The New York Times, that left the Daily Fantasy Sports industry in a not so favorable light, to say the least. The next day, there was a Q&A in regards to the article with its author doing the answering.
If I had to guess, the chat felt like it was filled with people who have never participated in DFS based on the types of comments I was reading. I put it out there that I thought it was a player's personal responsibility to become knowledgeable and informed. Others would respond by saying sites should have more transparency, let players know about scripting and other player disadvantages, etc. Let's be real, no company is as transparent as consumers would like for them to be. Companies have their own set of responsibilities, but individuals need to be responsible too.
Above is a response I had to a string of posts.
How is the status of a new/beginner player decided? Length of time played, winning percentage, net winnings?
Why I still feel "new":
If sites like DraftKings and Fantasy Aces offer beginner contests, I will play in them. But honestly, I can't say for sure if it makes a significant difference for beginners. I will post my DFS PGA results in another blog in a day or two, which relates to this. Never do I ever feel like I need to be given an advantage. I know what it's like to work from the bottom up and the hard work that goes with it. Same goes for my DFS experiences. Throw me in a contest (that I can afford) with the best and I'll put together a lineup and play. My lineup might be terrible but there is so much to be learned from defeat. You can look at and analyze other lineups and see what made them successful. Life isn't easy and DFS winnings won't be either. If you're looking for easy money, this isn't for. Pay your dues and you'll get yours, or not.