Interview with Mark Tadros of PRO Draft League
One thing we’ve had yet to see from the Daily Fantasy industry is the combination of daily leagues along with weekly and seasonal leagues. No longer will that be a pipe dream as PRO Draft League has stepped up and made this a reality. This site allows you to combine the seasonal Fantasy game you grew up loving so very much with the future of Fantasy (daily leagues). Sound hard to believe? Well, I spoke to the CEO of PRO Draft League Mark Tadros and he explained everything you need to know about the innovative, new site:
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- Tell us a little about yourself…….
I’m the founder and CEO of prodraftleague.com and I’ve always been a huge sports fan with a passion for the competitive edge of Fantasy sports. After spending 2 years of my life grinding the pro poker circuit I moved to Vancouver in 2011. I found myself with a lot of free time on my hands so I decided to start developing software that would allow people to wager real money on their Fantasy teams. Since then it’s snowballed into a premier Daily Fantasy sports provider on track to take over $1,000,000 USD in wagers this year.
- ….and what is PRO Draft League?
PRO Draft League is Fantasy Sports for Real Money. PRO Draft League is a leading provider of Daily, Weekly and Season Long Fantasy sports contests. We offer contests for all the major sports including: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and more coming shortly. You can compete in paid contests by making a deposit or play for free and still have a shot at some free cash. All contests offered by PRO Draft League are considered games of skill and are legal in the USA and Canada.
- What makes PRO Draft League different than other sites out there?
PDL is the most versatile site in the industry and unique in providing users a single platform where they can play Daily, Weekly and Season Long contests for real money. With our upcoming expansions our users will be able to play multiple different draft types keeping things fresh and interesting. Just offering salary cap contests is like a poker site only offering hold’em, it just doesn’t make sense. At PDL we created a live snake draft for the daily players, allowing you to see who your opponents are drafting in real time, driving the user experience to a whole new level. This spring we’ll be unveiling our newest draft creation and it’s going to be a game changer.
- How does the scoring work?
All the PDL scoring is directly tied to real world events and statistics accumulated by the athletes on your roster. We get all our statistical data from STATS and Rotowire who curate their information from the professional leagues, so you are guaranteed to get a premium experience on the PDL platform.
- Wait, you offer daily, weekly and yearly leagues? How do you keep up with it all?
You know, it isn’t easy but we felt the need to offer that natural transition for the season long players to try the daily game. PRO Draft League is your one stop shop for Fantasy sports and we’re committed to providing our users with the absolute best all-around experience possible.
- If you had to choose between listening to Tony Cincotta’s stand up on repeat or drafting all five Knicks starters to your PRO Draft League team, which would you choose?
Man, that’s a tough one! I think I’d have to go with the Knicks on this one, because even though there would be 0 probability of getting any return on my roster for the night at least I could still respect myself in the morning lol
- Two part question: do you think professional sporting events are appropriate spots for first dates? If a girl suggests a Major League Baseball game for a first date, does that raise or lower her stock in your eyes?
Absolutely, pro sports are a great way to break the ice! If she orders a beer and hot dog while you’re there, it’s a guarantee you’ve got yourself a keeper.
- Is there anything else the people out there need to know about you or your site that has not been mentioned yet?
What you see at PDL today is the tip of the iceberg compared to what we have coming. After securing several rounds of financing we are gearing up with new games, new promos and some industry changing perspectives all of which end up benefiting our primary focus, the PDL user experience.
Thank you Mark for your time and insight. You even gave Tony Cincotta a hard time in the process so you fit in nicely with the DailyRoto team. Again, there are great things happening over at PRO Draft League so be sure to check out the freeroll. Also, feel free to share your nightly picks over on the Forum so the whole community can get involved with the great things happening at PDL!
Get the entire PDL Freeroll schedule right here and feel free to shoot Mark and/or Ricky any questions: