Welcome, peeps from FantasyPros!

When fantasy lineups lock Friday evening, the action on InGame Fantasy will be just getting started. Fantasy baseball guru Paul Sporer of Fangraphs will be streaming live on Twitch and Periscope for the play-by-play of Friday’s featured contest, Sporer’s Sandlot.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Download the InGame Fantasy app for a fantasy experience like no other. All drafting goes down DURING games.
  2. Make a deposit with the promo code “FPros” and you’ll get a real 50% deposit bonus (up to $50) that hits your account right away — not like the other sites where they release it incrementally the more you play.
  3. Join Sporer’s Sandlot for $5. The total prize pool will be $150.
  4. Tune into Twitch or Periscope at 7:05 p.m. EST to watch the stream, but also feel free to get in some swings during Friday’s matinee between the Brewers and Cubs.
  5. Sporer will broadcast for a half hour and return at 9 p.m. to take the contest home until it ends 9:35. The top scorers at that time will finish in the money.

Click here for a full review of InGame Fantasy from Brad Richter of FantasyPros, then get strategy tips from FantasyPros featured writer Bobby Sylvester.

PLAY BALLLLLL!

 

 

 

State by State InGame Fantasy – 2017 MLB Season (update 5/5/2017)

State Fantasy Sports Legal to Play in State? InGame Contests Offered? Min. Age License or Registration Required
Alabama No No 18 N/A
Alaska Yes Yes 18 None
Arizona No No 18 N/A
Arkansas Yes Yes 18 None
California Yes Yes 18 None
Colorado Yes Yes 18 None
Connecticut Yes Yes 18 None
Delaware No No 18 N/A
District of Columbia Yes Yes 18 None
Florida Yes Yes 18 None
Georgia Yes Yes 18 None
Hawaii No No 18 N/A
Idaho No No 18 N/A
Illinois Yes Yes 18 None
Indiana (1) Yes No 18 License
Iowa No No 18 N/A
Kansas Yes Yes 18 None
Kentucky Yes Yes 18 None
Louisiana No No 18 N/A
Maine Yes Yes 18 None
Maryland (2) Yes Yes 18 Registration
Massachusetts (3) Yes Yes 21 Registration
Michigan Yes Yes 18 None
Minnesota Yes Yes 18 None
Mississippi Yes Yes 18 None
Missouri Yes Yes 18 None
Montana Yes Yes 18 None
Nebraska Yes Yes 19 None
Nevada (4) Yes No 18 License
New Hampshire Yes Yes 18 None
New Jersey Yes Yes 18 None
New Mexico Yes Yes 18 None
New York (5) Yes Yes 18 License
North Carolina Yes Yes 18 None
North Dakota Yes Yes 18 None
Ohio Yes Yes 18 None
Oklahoma Yes Yes 18 None
Oregon Yes Yes 18 None
Pennsylvania Yes Yes 18 None
Rhode Island Yes Yes 18 None
South Carolina Yes Yes 18 None
South Dakota Yes Yes 18 None
Tennessee (6) Yes No 18 License
Texas Yes Yes 18 None
Utah Yes Yes 18 None
Vermont Yes Yes 18 None
Virginia (7) Yes No 18 License
Washington No No 18 N/A
West Virginia Yes Yes 18 None
Wisconsin Yes Yes 18 None
Wyoming Yes Yes 18 None

Notes:

  1. $50,000 licensing fee. No plans to file for license at this time. http://www.in.gov/igc/2807.htm
  2. 3/23/17 registered w/ Maryland Comptroller’s Office
  3. 6/1/16 registered w/ MA Office of the Attorney General
  4. Nevada requires a gambling license to host fantasy sports contest. No plans to obtain one
  5. Licensed 10/14/2016 – https://www.gaming.ny.gov/pdf/Fanamana.pdf
  6. Application pending
  7. $50,000 license fee. No plans to file for license. http://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/food-fantasy-contests.shtml

So you think you can take down a fantasy wizard? Well, now’s your chance to prove it.

Our resident expert Paul Sporer is taking on five (un)lucky newcomers on InGame Fantasy this weekend. If you can outscore him in a 3-inning game, you’ll pocket $5 in free play. And whoever (if anyone) beats him the worst will score an additional $5 bonus.

How do you sign up? Glad you asked.

  1. Download InGame Fantasy for iOS or Android here.
  2. Use promo code Sporer at signup.
  3. Five winners will be selected at random and announced Friday.

Want some strategy tips before you hit the batter’s box? Go here for a good InGame primer.

 

The team at InGame Fantasy is pleased to welcome fantasy baseball wizard Paul Sporer to our team for the 2017 Major League Baseball season. Sporer’s recent revelation that he has never seen ‘Field of Dreams’ nearly sunk the deal, but nonetheless, both sides decided to forge ahead. (His Wendy Peffercorn pool stunt probably saved him).

Paul Sporer as Squints in The SandlotSporer, currently a staffer at Fangraphs, one of the best baseball sites on the planet, will use his active Twitter feed and live streaming prowess at Twitch.tv to help bring InGame to the masses.

Fans will be able to play along with Sporer during his weekly Twitch broadcasts and vie for cash prizes in Double Up, Triple Up, Winner Take All and other scoring formats at InGame Fantasy.

Our first Twitch stream will be held Wednesday night during MLB action so be sure to download the app for iOS or Android at once.

Follow us on Twitter to stay updated with the latest news and game announcements.

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By Dave Loughran, Special to InGame Fantasy

Some days we don’t have time to research players and submit a lineup before the contests lock. On days like this we don’t have the luxury of waiting around by our computers while obsessively clicking “refresh” on our most trusted MLB lineup providers. Life moves fast, but we don’t have to chase it. At InGame Fantasy, there’s no rush picking your teams, and no need to stress over a lineup not being released until 30 minutes before first pitch. Their unique style of game play makes it possible for you to play whenever and wherever you want, with no pressure to finish a game the same night you started. Here’s what separates InGame Fantasy from the other daily fantasy games:

Play in a Relaxed Environment

Hours of research leading up to a night of baseball isn’t necessary on InGame Fantasy. Research on the fly if you’d like by looking into a relief pitcher you aren’t familiar with, or by seeing how the Blue Jays do against left-handed pitchers before you start selecting their hitters. There’s no need to analyze every pitcher from every slate, worry about checking weather, or make sure a specific player isn’t hitting towards the bottom of his respective lineup. Playing in a relaxed environment doesn’t mean skill isn’t involved, though. Be sure to check out Basic Strategies for Playing InGame Fantasy for more on the subject.

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It’s hitters only on InGame Fantasy!

No Pitcher Implosions

Unlike other DFS sites, you won’t run the risk of having your night be over before it started when a starting pitcher coughs up five runs in the first inning. InGame Fantasy is a hitter-only fantasy baseball app, where you need not worry about pitch counts, bad umpires or early inning implosions with your pitchers. There is no negative scoring or points for earning a win that may or may not have been deserved. Simply pick the hitters you think are in the best spots to produce and let them do the work!

Level Playing Field

Prize pools are only growing these days, but those Goliath and elusive payouts don’t come without downside. In order to offer such massive prizes, sites must allow multi-entry, which means users are allowed to enter upwards of hundreds of lineups in a single contest. For the high stakes player, multi-entry is an advantage, but low stakes players, also known as “micro grinders”, are severely disadvantaged right out of the gate. At InGame Fantasy, there is no multi-entry, which means the playing field is leveled for all players regardless of experience. You are, however, able to re-enter a contest after your first game/lineup is completed (to complete a game on InGame Fantasy you must record three outs in each inning).

Luck is Limited

There’s no worse feeling than seeing a player who you don’t own go 0-for-3 off the opposing starting pitcher only to hit a homerun off of a relief pitcher late in the game. Your research, analysis and gut feeling were accurate. Everyone else was wrong. But now you’re the one taking a loss because of an unpredictable home run against a no-name bullpen arm. Fret not, my friends; at InGame Fantasy, those unlucky breaks are few and far between. You control your own fate, you never lose games because you didn’t roster a player who had a career game and was heavily owned across all contests.

By Dave Loughran, Special to InGame Fantasy

Anytime real money is awarded to the victor in any form of competitive affair, strategy is going to be involved. The two go hand in hand, and why wouldn’t they? We play to win, and in order to win, we must be better than the competition. Gaining a competitive edge over your opponent isn’t difficult, but more so a matter of commitment. Learning, understanding and mastering these strategies is the first step to becoming a successful daily fantasy sports player.

*NOTE: To get you started, InGame Fantasy is offering an instant, no-drip 50 percent deposit bonus up to $100 for all new depositors. Tonight’s featured contest is a $3 Triple Up. The top 6 scorers out of 20 will get paid. Download it for iOS or Android at InGameFantasy.com and drafting now!

InGame Fantasy isn’t your typical daily fantasy sports app, and with its uniqueness comes an entirely different set of strategic methods. Here are my top five strategy tips to becoming a force at InGame Fantasy and crushing the competition:

Watch or follow the games as they are being played

Let’s not be unrealistic; InGame Fantasy is an appealing fantasy sports game partially because we don’t need to be as vigilant with our research or attention to games. However, you’re going to win a lot more by putting in the additional work, and that work involves following games as they’re being played. Now, this isn’t to say you need to watch every pitch of every game, but it’s important to get a feel for how pitchers look on a given night, and how tight or friendly an umpire’s strike zone looks. Every base counts, including walks, so utilize all the tools you’ve been provided. Even following along on the MLB At Bat app is useful, as we can semi-accurately gauge whether a pitcher is simply off his game, or if he’s getting squeezed by the ump. Identifying and targeting struggling pitchers is one of the easiest ways to rack up some easy bases.

Ride the Rally!

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Get out your rally caps!

In regular daily fantasy baseball formats, stacking a team (playing four or more hitters from the same team) is generally not a recommended strategy outside of tournaments formats, but on InGame Fantasy, there’s no downside to hitching your cart to an offensive rally. If, for example, the Red Sox string together some hits and are knocking around a pitcher, don’t hesitate to select multiple hitters as they come to the on deck circle. Just as stacking teams works in standard daily fantasy baseball, the same thing applies on InGame Fantasy. Even if we’re dealing with a sub-elite batter during an inning where a team is racking up the hits, he still has plenty of value. This isn’t to say that selecting a poor hitter is always the right move in this situation, but more so suggesting that we shouldn’t always avoid them based solely on their career or season stats. Many of my best results on InGame Fantasy have come when I latch onto a team that explodes for several runs in an inning.

Patience is Perfect

One of the easiest ways to have disappointing results playing at InGame Fantasy is to rush your picks. Each night we have plenty of games, plenty of innings and plenty different pitchers to pick on, so don’t load up on all of your hitter selections early in the night just because you want to get some excitement. Middle relief pitchers are generally the weakest arms on any team, and many of weakest bullpen arms take the mound in games that get out of hand (blowouts). This isn’t to say that we don’t want to load up on opposing hitters if Adam Morgan starts for the Phillies, but slow playing InGame Fantasy contests definitely has its advantages. Keep in mind, however, that targeting closing pitchers is not an advisable strategy. Contrary to middle relief pitchers, closing pitchers are typically the best one-inning bullpen arms on their respective teams.

Target the Platoon

If you’re new to baseball terminology, a hitter having the “platoon advantage” means he has different handedness than the pitcher he’s facing. Bryce Harper (LHB) has the platoon advantage over Matt Harvey (RHP) and Nelson Cruz (RHB) has the platoon advantage over Wade Miley (LHP). There are a few things to consider here, though: first, elite hitters don’t need the platoon advantage to be quality options. However, even uber-talented left-handed hitters will have a tougher time hitting left-handed pitchers than the opposite situation (RHB vs. RHP) because there are less southpaws in baseball, therefore left-handed hitters will face them less often than a righty faces a righty. With less skilled hitters, it’s important to look for matchups against pitchers with opposite handedness as themselves, as we’re trying to find any advantage possible in order to succeed. On InGame Fantasy you aren’t forced to roster cheap under-talented hitters, but it’s a viable approach in quality matchups, especially when they have the platoon.

Contact is Key

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Nelson Cruz has 13 homers in just 183 at-bats vs. lefties this season.

Some pitchers are capable of blowing hitters away with 100 MPH fastballs or sliders with filthy break. Some pitchers aren’t capable of generating swings and misses if their lives depended on it. The latter type of pitcher is who we’re looking to target for InGame Fantasy contests. The concept is simple: put the ball in play and good things will happen — not always, but there’s a zero percent chance of earning a hit on a strikeout. Selecting hitters against contact pitchers provides us with a higher probability of recording a hit, even if it’s a bloop single to shallow left field. Flyball pitchers are also more susceptible to allowing home runs and extra base hits, so they make for excellent pitchers to pick on, too. “BABIP” stands for “Batting Average on Balls in Play,” and it’s a statistic that doesn’t measure a pitcher’s true talent level, but more so his level of luck or misfortune. What that suggests, however, is that pitchers, despite how well they pitch, will always risk unfortunate bounces and lucky hits, because, well because that’s baseball. As a result, we  want to target hitters against the pitchers who are consistently allowing the most contact.

By Dave Loughran, Special to InGame Fantasy

I’ve recently added a whole new way to play daily fantasy to my repertoire — a mobile app called InGame Fantasy — and now they’ve asked me to help spread the word. Here are five reasons why you need to download it now for iOS or Android at InGameFantasy.com and start playing. 

*NOTE: To get you started, the folks at InGame Fantasy are offering an instant, no-drip 50 percent deposit bonus up to $100 for all new depositors. Tonight’s featured contest is a $3 Triple Up. The top 6 scorers out of 20 will get paid. 

1. It’s a real-time fantasy game4.7-inch (iPhone 6) - Screenshot 1

At InGame Fantasy, there’s no need to worry about checking lineups, batting order, or inclement weather reports; you play who you want, when you want. The objective is simple: pick a player who is on deck, in any game, at any point throughout the game, and let him go to work. Just like a real baseball game, the goal is to push runs across home plate by putting runners on the bases. For example, if you pick Jose Altuve and he singles, you now have a runner on first. Draft Kris Bryant next, and if he goes deep, that’s a two-run jack! You’re afforded the standard three outs per inning, and games last three, six or nine innings, depending on the contest.

2. Winning is easier at InGame Fantasy

Daily fantasy sports site offer some massive prize payouts, but they are met with players who are able to enter 150-plus lineups into the same contest. At InGame Fantasy, opponents can play only one lineup at a time per contest, and cannot gain an advantage by scripting lineups or using advanced algorithms. Plus, the playing field is leveled some since decision making is done on the fly. You can, however, enter the same contest multiple times, but not until you use up all of your outs the first time around.  

3. Play at your own pace

Staying glued to your phone isn’t necessary with InGame Fantasy. You’re free to make picks at your own pace, at your own leisure, and don’t need to spend countless hours researching players to build your lineups. Going out to dinner with the wife or girlfriend? Load a few batters into your queue while she’s getting ready, and put it away until you’re home. There’s no penalty for taking breaks and playing when you have the time. Because InGame Fantasy is an individually matchup-based game, you can put your knowledge to the test at any point throughout any contests. You can also wait for the right matchups. If the Tigers are up to bat against James Shields, but the bottom of their order is due up, you can wait for Miguel Cabrera to step into the box before selecting a batter. Not only is the ability to play at your own pace a luxury, but can also be used as a strategy.

4. Deposit bonuses are instantly playable

4.7-inch (iPhone 6) - Screenshot 2Unlike other sites, where deposit bonuses slowly drip into your account as you play, InGame Fantasy offers instantly playable bonuses upon depositing. This week, they’re offering 50 percent up to $100 for new depositors. For example, a one hundred dollar deposit is met with a fifty dollar bonus that becomes immediately available for you to play. Feel free to check the competition, but you won’t find a deposit bonus as juicy as the one you’ll receive at InGame Fantasy.

5. All games are guaranteed

Each and every one of InGame Fantasy’s contests are guaranteed to run. Because they don’t lock at a specific time like other daily fantasy sports formats, you’re free to join contests at any point throughout the day or night, so long as at least one baseball game is in progress. With InGame Fantasy contests, you can enter and play before an opponent has entered him or herself. Your batters, outs, and innings are not directly tied to your opponents, so you won’t have to worry about the lobby being particularly active in order to get your game on each and every night. The contests will always fill, and as a result, they will always be guaranteed.

Let’s play some ball!

We’ve got some exciting news at InGame Fantasy™ by Fanamana. With the first half of baseball season in the books, we are seeing off-the-charts engagement with average session times north of 21 minutes. That number is more than double the average session length from the first half of last season (9:48), and up over two minutes from the second half (19:21) of 2014. Additionally, 21.4 percent of our sessions for this MLB season have lasted longer than 30 minutes, with an average session time of 80 minutes in that segment.

For comparison’s sake, the average session length across all mobile apps was 5.7 minutes in 2014, and 6.4 minutes for sports-related apps, according to the most recent data from mobile marketing platform Localytics.

fanamana_nfl_game_screen__2x_1024 (1)So how did we do it? Well, we created a way to play fantasy sports unlike any other. The experience of drafting players during games is the ultimate second screen experience and our loyal fanbase can’t help but come back for more. In fact, 80 percent of our visitors returned to our app within 24 hours during the first half of this MLB season.

We’ve added some key features to improve the user experience, the biggest being the ability to apply your draft picks to multiple contests with the simple click of a button. We’ve made our scoreboard look a little more like the Green Monster, so you can see what inning your opponent(s) is in.

So what is next? NFL! And more sports too. Everyone keeps asking when we’re going to have football and how it’s going to work. Well, we can’t share all the details just yet, but we can share a screenshot.

We also plan to add customized push alerts for specific players and a way to undo picks globally if you decide you want to make some last-minute subs in a few of your games, but not all of them.

Other upcoming features to add?

Get in on the fun and download InGame Fantasy by Fanamana now!

 

As some of you may have noticed before the All-Star break there was a lag in the picks resolving. We took the break to update the code to help speed the process up. Unfortunately when we went back live tonight it caused a minor problem in the game.

OK that’s putting it nice. It was a big F* up.  Each player’s outcome was recorded as the previous batters. So as one honest player wrote us  “I received a HR from JD Martinez when he really K’d” .

Our lead architect stopped dinner at his in-laws and corrected it by about 8:30 PM EST. We thank him for his heroics and ask his beautiful wife for forgiveness.

As a result we are going to refund all paid entry games entered before 8:30 but allow you to play out the results. If you finish in the money we will pay out those prizes. Hopefully all is back to normal.

Please use the following steps to install the Fanamanas’ Android App on your mobile device.

  1. Go to fanamana.com and click the “Download for Android” button. You will get a message that says “This Type of file can harm your device. Do you want to keep fanamana.apk anyway?”  Click “OK”.
  2. File will download onto your device.
  3. Select file once it is downloaded. Press “Settings” on the Install blocked box
  4. Click the “Unknown sources” box in the security screen
  5. Click the Install button
  6. Play and share with your friends

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