There are many different approaches to the world of daily fantasy sports. For most players, DFS is a casual interest—a way of supporting your favourite players; an interesting spin on traditional sportsbook betting; a way to put your money where your mouth is in friendly disputes. For others, however, daily fantasy sports is a way to make a living. Top of the tree (or, rather, the ocean) are the shark players—the 1% who rake in 91% of all prize money.
Joining the ranks of the sharks takes time, effort, commitment, and cold, hard cash. Want to know exactly what it takes—without putting your life savings on the line? Take it from a man who’s done it: Daniel Barbarisi. Following hot on the heels of DFS films Perfect Lineup and The Big Short, Barbarisi has released one of the first DFS books: Dueling with Kings. The book tells the story of how he spent a year going from casual DFS player to consummate pro—and much more.