No, I haven’t quit poker, but I have developed a passion for daily fantasy sports in recent month, moving much of my focus there. At first I thought the game it was a total crapshoot once I started playing baseball in June, until I figured out that really it was baseball that was more of a crapshoot. (Consider that hitters only bat four or five times a game, compared to running backs and QBs who touch the ball 20 or more times a game — hence reduced variance.)
Now that football season has started, I’ve been doing much better, and had I not made a couple of last-minute switches last Saturday I would have won about $15,000 on DraftKings. Ouch. I see why many poker players have gravitated toward daily fantasy sports, as there are some similarities between the games — playing against the field instead of the house, making +EV moves and watching them win out over time. If you haven’t tried it yet, now is a great time to start in the heart of football season. Click the banner below to get a free entry in one of DK’s Millionaire Maker tournaments. Somebody has to win. Might as well be you or me!