Poker versus Draft Kings, 20 people with no experience playing poker, studies show 10 given information that gives them an edge the other 10 no information about the game. They play the game for six months as an example, the people who use and expand on this information have an edge because the other ten will always be behind, and after six months the people learning information will have an advantage over those whom did not. This part is subjective.
The analysis of numbers, understanding numbers of how this relates to picking a fantasy team can either be analyzed by the person or even run through software that could help pick their teams for each day as an example. The knowledge about fantasy sports has a cap (Poker does not have this cap), that everyone playing can obtain, after time every person playing can or will eventually have the same ability, and then it comes down to luck once the market is flooded with more people as fantasy sports grows as an example.
The outcome is not decided by the people picking the teams once the game starts, the professionals are tangible, the game the play is tangible, fantasy sport just uses those two tangible’s, because the skill on the field will ultimately decide the outcome, and if they get hurt, have a bad game, or any example that would show once the game starts the outcome is out of the person that picked the team’s control each day. In poker each hand dealt I can ultimately decide how the hand is played out.
Once the inning starts, the quarter starts, the people picking the team has no way of interacting with each other to decide an random outcome unlike poker which each hand can be decided by the person’s ability better than another that requires skill, and luck then has very little to do with the outcome because of the interaction of people deciding an random outcome based on each player’s ability to perform under pressure. Fantasy sports, the ability to perform under pressure, the competition against each other is done on the field and not by the people picking the teams.
Draft Kings offers nothing tangible, that is why it was genius that they have made this company into a money making machine without giving back nothing tangible in return from the money acquired each day. That is why Draft Kings promote the everyday “Joe” can win because it takes no real obtainable skill to pick a team and win that would simulate differences in skill. Marketing genius in their commercials to promote the big check and the everyday “Joe”; fantasy sport will eventually simulate a lottery based outcome in the long run. The brain is result oriented in the short term, and the money won in the short term is what draws the average “Joe” towards playing fantasy sports.
Poker over time can give tangible skills from time spent to acquire them, the variable here is the ability to learn at a rate comparable to the skill obtained from knowledge learned, this means I can learn information at a faster rate than another because of the advanced understanding of how to learn, then applying this skill to learn poker; this is why skill based players do not look at short term results because of how the brain is drawn to results, and our brain’s only will remember the most recent results in the short term good or bad. Fantasy sports are built on short term results.
As I continue to learn for a time that would simulate infinity because of poker not having a cap from which to learn because of the vastness of the game of poker from which to learn, creativity or any other example I could give allows each person to grow their individual game as they see it in their mind based on length of time a person plays poker. A fantasy sport does not offer this tangible information because of the cap of information that is used to pick their teams. The only real advantage is cheating that simulates insider trading because of the lack of regulations on how information is traded among each person right up until the time the real game starts.
Applying learned information in poker, a person can use this acquired skilled from knowledge learned to compete with another person that will give the person with better abilities in the long run an advantage whether I play live or online, and I will always have unconscious competence of mastered skills and the ability to learn more information; with no way to take what I know away from me. I would not choose to play fantasy sports but I sure do admire the people’s ability to build a company from the entrepreneur side of forward thinking without offering anything tangible in return; hats off to Draft Kings.