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FFFu to win at Craction
Like many online services for Fantasy sports - such as Yahoo, ESPN, and CBSSports - you can play for free or you can join a paid league. For free is just for fun, you get nothing out of it. In paid leagues you are in essence gambling - paying to play with the possibility that if you win you win back money in some manner. Your league may pay all just to the winner or split it out to winner, runner-up, making the play-offs, etc. I have previously suggested here that those that pay to play and win could and should take some of their winnings and donate them to a charity. It wasn't your money to begin with (minus your initial investment or bet depending how you look at it) so why not say split it, keep half and donate half. Besides the personal satisfaction of helping out a worthy cause, you can also declare it on your taxes. Well, at Craction Schmidt has taken the step of doing that for you. If you join as a Premium member - only $30 - a portion of the fee (what that portion is is not said) goes to the National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic.
Overall this new service seems to be well thought out, well done, and has a well-meaning philanthropic aspect to it so I give Schmidt kudos and say Great Play. The only beef is that I really consider it a Pool versus a Fantasy sport service - but hey if it gets people to try it out and join the Premium service and give to the VA's Summer Sports Clinic, more power to him.