SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) today announced important changes to its Yahoo Sports Daily Fantasy product to make contests more transparent and fun for all users. 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% 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. “Yahoo Fantasy Sports has tens of millions of registered fans and 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.”
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.
Yahoo Sports has been a leader in fantasy sports for over 17 years. The changes made today will continue the tradition of fun and social user experiences that fans have come to expect from Yahoo.
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