Have other sportsbooks been pushed out re: contests here?

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I realize we still have a lot of sponsors here and I'm glad to see that, but I've noticed the only contests we have are from Phoenix. This isn't a knock on them as the more the better, but everything is either Phoenix/Skybook/Mania.

Seems like in years past that places like Bookmaker/BetJam/Bodog were offering more contests here...have they been pushed out or is business just slow?

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#2
Re: Have other sportsbooks been pushed out re: contests here?

Business is a little slow, but we are working on including other books to run contests...the books are tightening their purse strings a bit and are not willing to give something away for nothing...
 
#3
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Yeah, that's what I hear...and it makes sense of course (even though all reports indicate they've had great football seasons).

I say open up to them with more restrictive requirements about putting action in...instead of 25%, make it "have to put $100 in action in the prior week or receive no prize". I'd have no problem with that, I think most wouldn't, and that obviously keeps the books from having to give away to complete free-rollers.

Or make the prizes significantly smaller for the no-action-required/no post-up contests...$50/$25/$25 or something so the noobs (which is who a lot of contests are going after from the books' perspective) can get a chance to win real money at books and try them out. I know a free play is how I initially found Phoenix, and while I've won off them I have also deposited several thousand there so obviously the marketing strategy does work sometimes.

At the least, let's start getting the groundwork laid for a Masters contest (or, what would be totally bad-ass and I'd be up for...a post-up season-long PGA contest with say 10 of the biggest tournaments from the Masters through the PGA) :yay
Just my two cents.
 
#4
Re: Have other sportsbooks been pushed out re: contests here?

Tuckman agress with everything you have bought up and is currently working on those suggestions with some of the books...post up season long golf contest is a great idea...
 
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I say open up to them with more restrictive requirements about putting action in...instead of 25%, make it "have to put $100 in action in the prior week or receive no prize
u would be suprised how little would be playing at this point if this was the case..

I have been working with a few different books though to try and change up just the basic FP and require a little bit from the poster, but asking for the sportsbooks to give back more then they are currently..I will promise you a golf contest for the masters, maybe u can work with me to set the guidelines and rules as i do love golf, but i'm not sure i can get overly creative with it..Would hate for it to be boring, so when it gets closer i'll shoot u a pm about it, or u can just pm me some details that u think would work..
 
#6
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JK and myself will be in Costa Rica around the first of February...we should be able to convince some books to open their purse strings a little wider...
 
#7
Re: Have other sportsbooks been pushed out re: contests here?

JK and myself will be in Costa Rica around the first of February...we should be able to convince some books to open their purse strings a little wider...
I pushed the idea by the wife as JK invited me along, she wasnt to keen on it as our family vaca is a few months later..
 

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Re: Have other sportsbooks been pushed out re: contests here?

Seems to me that the books are having a banner year. Through 12 weeks, they won 10 lost 1 and pushed 1. Haven't read how they did this week.
 
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