However, some bets may have been graded before others. One of the most affected by this the most is the new leader Opti, who had all of his bankroll tied up in the Patriots game. My Pats bet didn't grade before the Saints game started, so I couldn't get anything down.
Game: started pic. As of now, the contest has moved forward without any comment from organizers. We will keep you updated as soon as we hear anything. Brett, Matt and Matt break it down. ET: Coming at you live from the floor with the Pats and Chargers playing behind us. Brett Collson and Matt Perrault break down the big bets and strategies of the participants at the top of the leaderboard and what the others still alive need to do make up ground.
We will have an update in 30 minutes with some of the biggest bets on this game and plays from the leaders as they chase the seven-figure score up top. Sunday 11 a. Follow this page all day for leaderboard updates, interviews, videos and more from Jersey City. ET: A look at the leaderboard as Day 2 comes to a close. It will be the ultimate sports betting contest.
This is only a minimum. You can bet as much as you want, but you need to hit this mark to be eligible for leaderboard prizes. You can make your bets from anywhere in New Jersey. Remember, on one entry per person. Entries with the most money in their bankroll at the end of the contest will split the prize pool.
Any bet on the DraftKings legal sportsbook will be eligible. The final prize pool is what every entrant will have their eye on. Cash awards will be paid to the top 25 entrants. Now, these are the cash prizes paid during the three-day event. There is a huge prize benefit for just qualifying for the finals. They also receive a free four-night stay at a classy five-star hotel. There are a couple ways to get into the finals. However, there are also ways to punch your ticket into the championship round without writing a check.
Eligibility restrictions apply. See website for details. Want a recap of all the action? Tough break not having time in between games to get paid out from the first game in time to bet on the second game. Fair thing to do cancel all bets on this final game then use one of the games next weekend to end it.
Just terrible with a million dollars on the line they wouldnt let a guy place a bet on the final game? A disgrace that some players were able to use their winnings from the early games and some were not. People kept saying DK should have changed the rules so everyone could bet, etc. Everything had to be cleared beforehand with the gaming commission, so they could not change things on the fly. In the past, when a regulation playoff game ran long, kickoff of the second game got pushed back a few minutes.
I say this as something who was damaged by the fiasco, as I ended up bubbling 27th place due to most of my bets not being graded until after kickoff. You probably know better than anyone being at the event. The biggest issue was that the spread bets were not paid out in time. That includes pre-game and live bets, of course. I had a lot of on the Chargers spread live after missing with Chargers 1Q and 1H.
Yes, some people got to bet while others did not. However, the person spreading rumors that DK was specially grading for some people early I do not think is well-informed. The team of graders was working on it and as far as I know, they were not trying to favor certain people. What was the reason for not allowing live bets on the final game? You would think that would have made things way more exciting with huge in game live betting up to the very end trying to take the top spot. Having live betting for the last game would have solved all of these issues as well.
I am sure they learned a lot of lessons through this one and would change things up if they have another one next year. Was the help desk manually pushing through winning wagers if you went up and asked? One of the big complaint was this question…. I do not have direct knowledge of this situation.
Before the game ended, I did not visit the help desk, as I was at my station desperately trying to get my wagers in and hoping for a payout on my previous wagers. It was the sports betting championship so I thought people should have options. It does change how the event can be followed by players and covered in the press.
If all bets are in prior to kickoff, everyone knows who can win and what they need to happen. With live betting, it would be quite different. You can see a blog of the action here. On Friday night and Saturday, participants could bet on pretty much anything they wanted. On Sunday, they could only bet on the two NFL playoff games. But the game, which started at p. The first game ended just a few minutes before the second.
So what does all that have to do with the Sports Betting National Championship? Well, bettors could only place wagers involving the two NFL games. And no wagers could be placed after the start of the second game. Some players, including bettors at and near the top of the leaderboard, had their entire bankrolls in play on the Patriots game. That meant the money was locked up, in some cases, after the start of the Eagles-Saints game. He wagered his entire available bankroll on the Patriots to cover a 3.
He was not credited with the winnings until later:. Game: started pic. That, in and of itself, might not be an issue. After all, the rules of the contest clearly state that you could not place a wager after the start of the second game. He then almost instantly turned around and placed two bets on the Eagles-Saints game, as shown by the spreadsheet.
DraftKings was clearly aware of the issue, as people on social media were loudly protesting the outcome. We recognize that in the rules the scheduled end of betting coincided very closely to the finish of the of Patriots-Chargers game.
Day 2, p. The bump in bankroll for johnstorz came from a couple of recent bets. He won that bet when the Pistons when the game outright. He also had a two-pick parlay, with one leg being the over on 2. The leaderboard is still very top-heavy. Remember, come Day 3, contestants can only wager on the two remaining NFL games. SBNC pic. Shoutout to beermakersfan — ranked 26th, which would make him the SBNC hard luck loser.
Needs Ebron Over Before the event, Hellmuth spoke with SharpSide about the contest and his strategy going in. Here are the bets. Justice Winslow — Over 4. Hassan Whiteside — Under Zach LaVine — Under Donovan Mitchell — Over Donovan Mitchell — Over 5.
Both came in with the Panthers only losing by six. The Bulls won in a point blowout and covered the point spread they were laying to win the other bet for Steinberg. The latest score came from a wager for Chelsea and Newcastle United to both score in their game against one another. He also fired the following NFL player prop bets.
Ezekiel Elliott — Under Dak Prescott — Over Patrick Mahomes — Under Three are single bets on the overs in a trio of college basketball bets and four are parlays. Three of the four parlays are two picks paired together, and the other one is a three-pick parlay. As you can see, the straight bets and parlays are all combinations of the same three games. Day 2, a. Southampton went up early and Leicester City got on the board in the second half to win the bet for gucho.
The leaderboard will be live at 8 a. Day 1, 9 p. Sometimes you gotta lay it all on the line. Samsondfstruth eat your heart out! Embiid being questionable was icing on the cake. Phil Hellmuth, time poker champion and one of the most notable figures in the gambling world, arrived in New Jersey today to compete in the first-ever DraftKings Sports Betting National Championship.
Bet it all immediately? Then bet it all again? Bet parlays? Bet underdogs? Save cash for Sunday? In the weeks leading up to the event, Hellmuth spoke with SharpSide. You can read that story here. The event officially kicked off at 12 p. ET today, but competitors have been trickling in all day long. Once live, much more information on the contest and its progress will be able to be publicized.
Although registration is open until 4 p. Game: started pic. As of now, the contest has moved forward without any comment from organizers. We will keep you updated as soon as we hear anything. Brett, Matt and Matt break it down. ET: Coming at you live from the floor with the Pats and Chargers playing behind us. Brett Collson and Matt Perrault break down the big bets and strategies of the participants at the top of the leaderboard and what the others still alive need to do make up ground.
We will have an update in 30 minutes with some of the biggest bets on this game and plays from the leaders as they chase the seven-figure score up top. Sunday 11 a. Follow this page all day for leaderboard updates, interviews, videos and more from Jersey City. ET: A look at the leaderboard as Day 2 comes to a close. Keep your browser locked to TheLines. We will be providing a full round-up video later this evening.
A win here would likely leave him as the man to catch heading into Day 3.