DRAFTKING QUESTIONS

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ogkush PM ogkush
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Posted: 1/22/2013 4:18:40 PM
I just signed up for the $11 buyin Covers NBA weekly constest  ID 61793 at draftkings.com and it has a guaranteed $2000 prizepool.. 

I'm just kind of confused...
Is this for the whole season or is it only for this week?
It says it starts in 26 hours?
What categories is it going to keep track of?

I got a couple more questions but does anyone here play it or have any idea how this works? The FAQ and the help doesn't really give any understanding of what I'm trying to find out.

Thanks

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Posted: 1/22/2013 4:46:33 PM
Hey ogkush thanks for signing up!  This isn't for the whole season or the whole week--it's only for ONE day.  So the contest begins right before the games on Wednesday, and the player pool is only for players who are competing on Wednesday night.

There are a variety of categories we keep track of, but unlike regular fantasy basketball we compile everything for each player into one point total.  So instead of winning in different "categories", you are judged based on overall point total.  Here is a detailed explanation of how each player earns points:  https://www.draftkings.com/help/nba.  It's pretty standard, with some boosts for things like triple-doubles.  

If this doesn't do a good job of explaining, please let me know and I'll do my best to answer better.  Also feel free to email me at jlevinscherz@draftkings.com, which will be the best way to reach me after work hours.

Thanks again!
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Posted: 1/22/2013 4:54:14 PM
Oh okay.. I never saw that page Josh but it helped a lot. Thanks for the quick response..

Do I get any bonus or anything if I refer anyone?
DraftKingsJosh PM DraftKingsJosh
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Posted: 1/22/2013 5:12:11 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by ogkush:

Oh okay.. I never saw that page Josh but it helped a lot. Thanks for the quick response..

Do I get any bonus or anything if I refer anyone?

I can set up a referral link for you.  Please go to http://affiliates.draftkings.com and set up an account and email the username and email info to jlevinscherz@draftkings.com.  I'll set you up and shoot you a note with follow-up instructions.

In the coming weeks we'll have an easier and more streamlined way to "refer a friend", but it hasn't been built quite yet.
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Posted: 1/22/2013 5:19:10 PM
Sent it.
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Posted: 1/22/2013 9:50:09 PM
i would play but dont like rich people getting multiple entries , better chance of winning, sorry
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Posted: 1/23/2013 11:04:27 AM
Hi CRob44, we limited this contest to 5 entries max.  

We also have a ton of single entry games available everyday (including 4 out of the top 7 currently in our lobby) to avoid exactly what you're talking about!


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Posted: 1/23/2013 11:32:40 AM
I have signed up for covers to be able to enter into the covers contest but I don't see where I go to enter the Draft Kings contest.  Can anyone help me out here.  I am already a member of Draft Kings, but I want to take advantage of this contest.  Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
DraftKingsJosh PM DraftKingsJosh
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Posted: 1/23/2013 2:35:52 PM
Hey Cabrochio just go to the link on the main Covers page right now and enter through there:  http://www.covers.com/articles/articles.aspx?theArt=303723

Thanks for playing and have fun!  Let me know if you have any other questions.
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Posted: 1/23/2013 4:07:14 PM
just taking me to draftkings home page
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Posted: 1/23/2013 4:07:52 PM
ok , im in with that link
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Posted: 1/24/2013 2:02:42 AM
congrats winners, like i said the top 3 would all have 5 or 4 entries and they did. Highly unlikely me with only enough cash for 1 entry can win.

I could of got top 3 as well with 5 entries. Not gonna try, 1 is the way to go to be honest and fair
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Posted: 1/26/2013 4:30:41 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by CRob44:

congrats winners, like i said the top 3 would all have 5 or 4 entries and they did. Highly unlikely me with only enough cash for 1 entry can win.

I could of got top 3 as well with 5 entries. Not gonna try, 1 is the way to go to be honest and fair

I just started playing these sites the last few weeks of regular season NFL. I had no ideal that this was permitted online for cash before that.

I had assumed people made thier own with friends for cash... or simply played on NFL.com or ESPN.com for fun.

The other one I used is Draftstreet.com which also permits MULTIPLE entries into these contest... and YES... it seems that people with money to burn are the ones winning all the time by having 5 entries each.

I'll tell you why they do it... It's to try and make people play multiple entries in order to win.

Plain and simple... That's how they make money.

The more you play... the more they make.

My advise... Stick to SINGLE ENTRY contest. They usually have a few of those... or you can enter a contest with limited players... H2H... 6 players... etc.

They give you all the info before hand.

Use the presorting options to show ONLY the leagues you want to try and play. i.e SINGLE ENTRY, Your Sport choice, fee limits, number of players, doubleup, etc.

These guys from the site can explain all that to you.

I play doubleups NHL a few times a week using the money I won already.

Good Luck

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Posted: 1/28/2013 1:20:19 PM

Draftkingsjosh,

WHen is the next covers contest on your site?

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Posted: 1/30/2013 8:11:51 AM
Draftkingsjosh,

For the love of fantasy deities, why is the state I live in such a hypocritical supreme public power that, starting yesterday, has the audacity to interfere with my ability to participate in your daily fantasy competitions and is there anything you can tell me regarding TN?  Can I log in to your site and participate when I am in a different allowed state or does my primary residency prohibit me from doing so?

Thanks Josh.
 
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Posted: 1/30/2013 4:02:44 PM
see no value this week, cost 15 dollars and winner will be someone with multiple entries

anyone want to bet on that?
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Posted: 1/31/2013 2:52:43 AM
i say that, get in the last minute and take 2nd place, can't make this stuff up
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