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What is Overlay ?

Overlay is the amount of money a DFS provider loses when the guaranteed prize pool is greater than the sum of all the entry fees paid by the contestants. An overlay scenario is advantageous to everyone playing in the contest, as there are less contestants competing than expected for the guaranteed prize pool.

Example of a contest with overlay

  • $50,000 guaranteed prize pool
  • $45,000 entry fees paid
  • The overlay is $5,000

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