Many daily fantasy sports players throw around the acronym “GPP” when referring to tournaments in the industry. In this guide, you’ll learn exactly what GPP stands for and how it applies to daily fantasy sports.
GPP means “Guaranteed Prize Pool” and is used to describe the total potential winnings for tournaments on major DFS sites like Fanduel and DraftKings. When DFS sites launch contests, they either completely fill or don’t fill up all the potential entries. If smaller contest don’t fill, then usually the site pulls the league from the slate due to lack of entries.
GPP is important because it guarantees that a particular site will payout out the total winnings to the highest scoring entrants (minus the site rake).
For example, Fanduel may post a GPP prize pool of $1 million which means they will pay out $1 million even if the contest doesn’t completely fill. Most elite DFS players focus on GPPs for tournaments because the potential payoff is much greater than low stakes leagues.