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Daily Fantasy Sports: Was John Oliver Right?

Let’s talk about Daily Fantasy Sports Websites.

If you’re new to our website, TopNetworkersGroup has been talking about the Huge and Expanding industry of Daily Fantasy Sports for several months now.  In a nutshell, Daily Fantasy Sports has literally changed just about everything in the Fantasy Sports landscape. I have been playing fantasy sports for more than 10 years now; and when new sites sprang up giving people a way to Play fantasy sports without the year long commitment I knew they were onto something hot!

Time has proven that to be true. The daily fantasy sports industry is now bringing in so much money that it’s getting a lot of attention. Recently on Last Week Tonight (a show on HBO) John Oliver ripped into the industry – mostly by going after it’s two biggest names: DraftKings and FanDuel. The question John Oliver and several others are raising, including states like Nevada and New York which recently banned these kinds of websites from operating in their states, is whether or not it’s gambling.

Here’s a clip from the show; John Oliver going IN on Daily fantasy sports

Is he, and others who are raising this question right?

Perhaps.

Personally I’m on the fence and have to say that I am somewhat swayed by the bias thinking that it’s absolutely a game of skill, more so than a game of random chance. You really do have to know something about the sports you’re choosing lineups for, otherwise you’re going to get killed by those who do.  It’s one of the things you notice from playing fantasy sports for 10 years. You end up in leagues with people who really don’t know much about the sport, whether it’s football or basketball. I never really played other sports, but can only imagine the same applies there also.

That being said, if you really don’t know what you’re doing, the ‘odds’ of you winning money is against you. It’s not in your favor.

Which is why if you’re going to do it, you have to have ‘control’ – which even I will admit is not something that most people with Gambling Addiction have, when it comes to gambling.

If you are not the kind of person who can put yourself on a Budget; and Only play ‘so much money’ at a time; whether its’ a month, or a week; whatever you decide – if you cannot stick to your own plan then absolutely, you should stay away from anything remotely close to gambling. And, it IS a gamble, that your line up will beat the next man’s line up. It’s one thing to be in fantasy sports leagues for a year where each ‘team manager’ chooses from a pool of players, but no two teams are the same. It’s entirely something else when you’re playing in these daily fantasy sports competitions with others who have several of the same players that you have; With a few variations.

They might pick up a Guard that you don’t go with; and that Guard makes all the difference on that night.

But, that’s just the ‘luck of the draw’ …

Right now, my Los Angeles Lakers are having a tough start to the NBA Season and several people are raising the question of whether or not they chose the right player at the second Pick. The guy they skipped over is off to a Monster career already. He’s averaging a double double and looks like he’s going to be around for years to come. The point guard the Lakers chose, however – in stark contrast seems to be anywhere from having a slow start; to struggling.  That’s entirely separate from another ‘issue’ in Lakerland. Was Julius Randle the right choice in the previous draft? Several questions are also being raised there too. Because, that’s how it goes in sports. You never really know who’s going to perform.

This is why sports betting is such a major industry – and absolutely, placing a ‘wager’ on who’s fantasy team is going to do better on a night to night basis, is a gamble.

And yet even this practice is part of playing fantasy sports.

Traditionally, everyone puts money into a pot; and it’s usually enough to award 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. Depending on the ‘pool’ it may even reward more places than that. That’s just how it’s always been. What Daily fantasy sports has done, is build on that idea, and take it up to a whole new level, where people have a chance to win money, every single day; Not just at the End of the season.

Is it gambling though? …. is John Oliver right about daily fantasy sports?

Perhaps.

If you have issues with gambling, be sure to seek help. stay far away from Daily fantasy sports if you feel it’s going to lead to you making poor decisions with your money.

That being said, that’s where WE come in.

Through Topnetworkersgroup, and primarily THROUGH our 1 mlm system – you ‘should’ be learning some financial literacy.

You should be working on your ability to control what you can control.

If there was a way to get a piece of this pie – this huge and expanding market – WOULD you want to?

Would you be willing to build a ‘network of players’ to take advantage of an Opportunity?

For us, that answer is yes, especially if the timing is right. We added One of the daily fantasy sports programs we backed into about 6 months ago, to all levels of our system. We feel that it’s an excellent affiliate program that allows you to get started FOR free; refer others; build up that ‘network of players’ – and since these sites are paying us for what that network does, we saw the Opportunity to get a piece of a rapidly expanding industry. Several of our key leaders got positioned and if you have not done so by now, perhaps it’s because you’re just not working with our team…  yet.  (Change that mistake. Get started with our Team here)

We feel that if you and others were to simply Play $10/mo – not only do you have the chance to win; from $1-$5 contests, you also will earn money from all the Players in your network.

We felt that if you were actually following our system, and utilizing our additional streams of income to generate money WITH The network we are helping you build, that eventually you could afford $50/mo – and so will others in your network. You can play in way more $1-$5 contests, and if you want you can even jump in the contests with higher entries. Usually the cash prizes are bigger. But ultimately it’s a win win because your network of Players, are generating income which UNLIKE OTHER Daily Fantasy Sports Sites – This one is sharing a piece with you!

Just last month (as of me writing this) – we backed into yet another daily fantasy sports competition website, with an even better referral plan.

Again, we recommend this same ‘controlled spending’ approach. Figure out what’s a comfortable range for you – and build a network that is able to do the same thing. Together you’re going to generate MONEY; while giving yourselves a chance to win too. Of course, the more you know about the sports you’re picking lineups for, the better you’re going to do.

Ok … It’s gambling.

But hey, that’s life … it’s a gamble. That’s business, full of RISK. It’s a risk to take a risk; It’s often a risk NOT to.

So let me be a little less Vague.

The first site we started talking to you about, is FantasyDraft.com – Sign up for free; start playing for free; Feel free to load up $10 – and just make sure you CONTROL yourself! Good luck!

The second site, is pretty awesome – Just got an email from the CEO this morning … I want to share ‘part’ of that with you real quick.

DraftFury pays out close to $300,000 in November. One of the fastest growing daily fantasy sports competition websites

DraftFury pays out close to $300,000 in November. One of the fastest growing daily fantasy sports competition websites

For those of you who are reading this… Yea, John Oliver may be right.  Eventually more and more states may decide to shut these kinds of daily fantasy sports websites down. But there’s too much money going through this industry to think that decision will be temporary.  It’s business. The states want a cut.

Everyone wants a piece of the pie.

Don’t you? Get started with DraftFury  FantasyDraft HERE – (Update 12/28/16 – it appears DraftFury could not stay in business as we initially updated you on below, a few months ago; which proves ‘why’ we endorse multiple streams of income all the time; because Any business can go out of business …. )

Be sure to also sign up to work WITH ME for Support with growing a network of players; who share the same goal as WE do. (That goal. To take the ‘gamble’ out of making money with daily fantasy sports websites – by playing and working as a team)

Important Update; 8/1/16 – involving news on DraftFury AND our other recommended DFS website; Read Multiple Streams Matter: A DFS Report right now!!!

Kobe and The Role Players

Since Kobe Bryant has returned to the floor for the Los Angeles Lakers, there is more and more talk about him, and how he is affecting the young Role Players who’ve been holding down the fort in his absence. Of course, Kobe went down due to injury, Tearing his achilles, and is finally back – though it’s much sooner than most expected to see him.

We’ve been talking about Role Players here on our Blog – and how it relates to Business, as well as Sports. We’ve even talked about how Star players are simply, playing a role. The Role Kobe has played for the Los Angeles Lakers has led to several NBA Championships and, a Hall of Fame Career.

So naturally when he returned, the ‘roles’ of the Young Role players would be reduced. Naturally … and yet there is talk that some of them are mad, upset, and frustrated with having to adjust. Sadly, this happens all too often in sports and business.

This happens often in the entertainment industry as well. Sometimes in groups or bands, one of the members seems to have a bigger draw with the fans than the rest. The lesser popular members get jealous, and don’t want to give the same effort and Zeal they initially gave, when no one knew who they were.

Suddenly everyone wants to cash in on fame and go their own way in hopes of getting more attention – and more spotlight; whether or not they even Deserve it. SO often, you see careers fall entirely apart when this happens; I can name so many R&B Singers who decided to ‘leave the group’ – AND  are now absolutely NO WHERE to be found in the Music Industry; You can too…

A great lesson for the rest of us, on why we need to leave the ego at the door, when it comes to any kind of team or group related activity. Also, in just about all team/group related activities, such as the entertainment industry, and especially sports and business – YOU will have star players, and role players – and yet, everyone’s role is important.

It’s important for someone to shine ‘in the background’ – and out of the spotlight.

That role is a necessary role to win a championship; a grammy; or a RANK in a business opportunity; achieving a Rank is a HUGE Deal; It often can mean going from 2 figures (or barely any figures) – to 3 figures per month in residual income; It might even mean going from 3 figures to 4 figures, as you and Several others on your Team rise up in Income as well; See No “ONE” person hits a rank in a business alone; They do it, as a team.

The one person ranked at the top May be a Star Player; but the ROLE Players matter; and eventually if the role players continue to embrace their role; they become star players; In a previous post, I talked about Pippen ‘and’ Jordan; Kobe ‘and’ Shaq.

Several people say that Shaq’s dominance gave Kobe the room and the space on the floor he needed, to develop into the player that he has become. He always embraced his ‘role’ as a shooting guard; but worked to be as efficient and as fundamental as possible; to make himself the BEST shooting guard he could be.

Many would say that Jordan’s tenacity helped Pippen unleash his own defensive intensity; which made them two of the toughest guards to go up against that the NBA has ever seen. Star players often create other Star Players.

But you gotta play your ROLE first; You gotta give it your All; you’ve gotta become the BEST at playing the role you’ve been assigned to play – and nothing is stopping those young role players from continuing to play the way they were playing; Nothing at all, other than ego; if anyone isn’t able to continue to give the same effort they gave before, just because they’re playing a little less, or shooting the ball a little less – well that’s a player with too much Ego, that isn’t beneficial to ‘the team’.

I hope you see how this relates to what we do in the MLM Industry – as a team, we must work together; and strive to thrive in our roles; whatever roles they may be. Sometimes you and I will be the  star player on a team; Other times, we may be the role player; We must embrace that role  and do our best; because WHEN The TEAM Wins; we ALL WIN because we ARE the TEAM.