Beta Launch Of LSR’s Daily Fantasy Site Standings

Posted on August 6, 2015

I’m happy to announce a new feature at Legal Sports Report with the launch of our Daily Fantasy Site Standings.

With existing features that track sponsorships, investments, legislation and permitted states, we thought it made sense to add some way of tracking the broader growth of the DFS industry over time, and the relative position of the major players within that industry.

This (bare-bones) scoring system is our first attempt at that tracking. It is based on a survey of various data , including:

  • Total guaranteed prize pools.
  • Prize money for other contests.
  • Registered entries in guaranteed contests.
  • Registered entries in other contests.
  • Registered entries in free-to-play contests.

On top of the general caveats that accompany a beta, there are three points I want to stress.

  • First, the coverage of the Site Standings is now, and always will be, less than the total number of operating daily fantasy sites. There are simply too many to track, and the vast majority of the bottom tier have effectively identical levels of activity. But our current level of coverage is incomplete to a fault, and we are working to expand that coverage. If you are a site operator that would like to be considered for the Site Standings, please get in touch.
  • Second, the Site Standings are a current snapshot, and not a cumulative picture. They reflect a short period of time and are intended to communicate where daily fantasy sports sites stand against each other right now – not the total performance of a site over a calendar year.
  • Third, the scores are translated into compressed ranges and therefore do not reflect relative size.

Check out the Site Standings for more information about our approach.

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Chris is the former publisher of LegalSportsReport.com and OnlinePokerReport.com. Grove also serves as a consultant to various stakeholders in the regulated market for online gambling in the United States.

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