According to ESPN, DraftKings is going to no longer allow the use of outside scripts that he professionals use AND they are going to classify them into certain designations.
They are going to identify the high level, high volume players and apply some restrictions on their abilities to mass enter the cash game contests.
Here is the report:
My quick two cents worth.
The sites need to do something to keep the recreational players playing and happy. They are the net depositors. They are the basis of their entire ecosystem so they better make sure that someone looking to play a $10 heads up match doesn’t end up matching against professionals 9 out of 10 times.
I don’t know how they will implement this but I am hopeful this is a step in the right direction. You absolutely must have the liquidity that the recreational fantasy football players bring to the table in order to have a viable business. The pro’s are all using sophisticated tools and projection devices that build optimal lineups. I mean see my review of FantasyLabs (Mark Cuban recently invested in) to see what I mean.
In the short term this looks like it should be a solid move for the industry. I am hopeful that FanDuel will also work to limit their pro players from literally gobbling up every single ‘fish’ that they can find. Is 800 entries in the quarter arcade really necessary when you are also maxing out every $20 entry in the million as well?
If changes are not made it will end up like online poker where pro’s are hunting and eating the fish faster than can support the ecosystem.