“Millionaire Maker” Draft King Winner Accused Of Collusion
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Former "The Bachelor" contestant Jade Roper-Tolbert and her husband, Tanner Tolbert, have been accused of collusion by the social media police after Jade won $1 million dollars in the "Millionaire Maker" contest on the weekend's four NFL wild-card games.
This past weekend, the couple each put in the maximum 150 entries at $25 per entry into the contest. When the dust settled, Jade's 180.79 points was the winner.
How did they cheat?
Fantasy insiders, who analyzed the Tolberts' entries, point to a lack of duplicated lineups and alleged that the couple had strategized together to enter unique rosters as a way to circumvent the maximum entries allowed. Out of the Tolberts' 300 lineups, 298 were unique.
The primary concern from many DFS players about the Tolberts was the lack of duplicated lineups between the couple. Having unique lineups -- especially in a contest built on four games -- is considered an advantage, albeit to what degree is debatable.
DraftKings considers group play designed to gain an unfair advantage over others to be "unacceptable behaviors," including the following:
• "Team-building complementary lineups which serve to work together AND executing a strategy that may create any unfair advantage over individual play.
• Entering the maximum number of entries in a contest, type of contest, or even, and having a 3rd party, regardless of their relationship, put in additional entries for you."
The $1 million dollars has yet to be paid out as DraftKings is looking into the matter.
"I understand everyone wants answers and we are trying to work quickly," DraftKings CEO Jason Robins tweeted on Monday, "but I personally just learned about this within the past hour on two."