I had the chance to work on a story for The New York Times Magazine last week about Daily Fantasy Sports and “CrazyGabey”, pictured here, who has become a whistleblower on the industry.
“Your average Joe sees a commercial for daily fantasy sports, signs up, plays and loses,” Harber wrote. “He has no idea his games are being sniped by professional power users with access to automated processes and optimization software. He has no idea that the large-field tournament he’s playing in features power users with hundreds of unique lineups, all optimized using third-party software. In truth, D.F.S. is more like the stock market, with athletes instead of commodities. No new player attempting to trade stocks has any shot at success without a sizable amount of training.”
Read the story by Jay Caspian Kang here.