Yahoo launches important Daily Fantasy changes to help level playing field

Yahoo Sports Staff

Yahoo is excited to announce Fair Play on Yahoo Sports Daily Fantasy, which features important changes to help level the playing field, making contests more transparent and fun for all users.

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The changes include limiting entries to a max of 10 entries per user per contest (and in no event can a single user's entries make up more than 1 percent of total entries in a contest), clearly identifying veteran players with a badge, and prohibiting the use of any type of scripting tool to upload or edit entries.  

“We first launched Yahoo Sports Daily Fantasy back in July 2015 because it was an exciting addition to our Fantasy Sports product suite and because our users were clamoring for it,” said Michael La Guardia, Head of Product for Yahoo Sports and Finance. “We are making these changes today as the result of months of user experience and customer requests. Yahoo values an environment that is transparent and trustworthy.  We also want to provide the best Fantasy games for true sports fans. Fair Play does both.”

Here are more details about the changes:

Limit multi-entries: Yahoo Sports Daily Fantasy will limit the number of entries to a max of 10 per user per contest. We offer a variety of different types of contests from big ones open to large numbers of contestants, to 50/50s, to head to heads. Some of these contests will continue to have multi-entry, but it will be capped at no greater than 1 percent of total entries in the contest, up to 10 entries per user. We will also continue to offer plenty of single entry contests.

Know Your Opponents: As daily fantasy continues to evolve, the labeling of a small percentage of “veteran” players with a distinct badge is a key change that will make it easier for all players to know who they are playing against on Yahoo Sports Daily Fantasy.

Veterans will be defined as users who have entered more than 1,000 contests within a single year, or who have entered more than 250 contests and prevailed in greater than 65% of them within a single year, or who have won a single prize of $1,000 or greater more than three times within a single year.

As a thank you to those users who have been so dedicated to Yahoo Sports Daily Fantasy, Yahoo will be inviting Veterans to a special, free, invitation-only contest.

Prohibit Scripting: Yahoo Sports Daily Fantasy will not allow any type of scripting tool to upload or edit entries.

Yahoo Sports has been a leader in fantasy sports for over 17 years. The changes made Tuesday on Yahoo Sports Daily Fantasy will continue the tradition of fun and social user experiences that fans have come to expect from Yahoo.