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Daily Fantasy Cafe is one of the largest daily fantasy sports communities online. We help over 60,000 daily fantasy players win more by providing advanced fantasy tools, training, content, and community support. We provide training courses through the Daily Academy for users of all levels. We offer premium content written by daily fantasy players who have proven results. With sports betting being legalized in the US, we are now offering sports betting content as well.


As the landscape of fantasy and sports betting in the United States has evolved, so have we. New Jersey became the 2nd state in the US to legalize mobile sports betting after the 2018 Supreme Court Ruling. As a result, we are now offering articles to help Americans bet on sports legally online. We have a list of the best legal sports betting mobile apps in each state. We also have a state-by-state bill tracker to help you make an informed decision before attempting to bet on sports online.

Our Editor’s reviews are tops in the industry with Editor’s ratings and comprehensive website coverage. Our most popular daily fantasy reviews include our FanDuel Review and DraftKings Review. We've been playing on the top two sites for over 5 years and they rank as our top options in the industry today. We have you covered with our list of the best Sports Betting Apps in the US. We have a number of reviews and promotions to help you receive the best new user bonuses.


Daily Fantasy Cafe partners with the top daily fantasy sites and sportsbooks in the industry. We provide exclusive bonuses for new users like our DraftKings Promo Code that provides hundreds of dollars for new users. DraftKings Sportsbook recently launched a website and mobile app in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Indiana, and West Virginia. You can find all the DraftKings Sportsbook promo code details in our fact table. If you are 18 years are older, you can sign up and receive a new bonus. Only new players are eligible and you must be physically located in the state.

FanDuel Sportsbook is locked in a battle with DraftKings Sportsbook for the top online sportsbook and daily fantasy sports position. FanDuel is live in the states of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and West Virginia. FanDuel promotes a similar sportsbook offer of a no sweat bet for new users. Our FanDuel Promo code provides new DFS players with a $5 game plus a $1,000 no sweat bet on the FanDuel Sportsbook mobile app. These welcome bonuses are confusing, so we've put together the FanDuel promo code details in a fact table. We make it easy to understand the bonus requirements. The only eligibility requirements are that one be located in a state where sports betting is legal and be of legal age.

We recently added a review of the PointsBet sportsbook & BetRivers Bonus code, which can be used in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and New Jersey, Bet Rivers in Pennsylvania, and a William Hill promo code that can be used in both NJ & PA. The PointsBet promo code provides up to $250 in bet credits. The BetMGM bonus code offers a $1,000 first bet offer for sports bettors in 15 different states. Check out our exclusive BetMGM link to see if you are in one of the eligible states.

In addition to bonus code information, we also offer reviews on a number of different sportsbooks, including DraftKings and FanDuel Michigan. DraftKings continues to lead the field in Apple ratings and user base. Coming in at a close second place is FanDuel Michigan. FanDuel has the best new user sign-up offer and the app may have the best design in the industry. Michigan figures to be a top 7 betting market in the US. BetMGM Michigan has its patented sports betting app in Michigan and is open for registration. Tennessee sports betting apps launched on November 1, 2020, and made a big splash. The top 3 mobile apps launched and the usual suspects lead the way. DraftKings Tennessee led the group in new user signups, but FanDuel Tennessee has the best new user offer for new users. You can receive a $1,000 bonus bet and keep the original bet plus the winnings. There are weekly Tennessee Titans promotions and odds boosts on both apps.

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Daily Fantasy Sports In 2024

2 years removed from the start of the pandemic and there has been no slow down in the rapid expansion of daily fantasy sports in the US. In just the last year we've seen states like Arizona and Louisiana legalize, making it so that residents of 45 of the 50 US states can play daily fantasy sports. The five states that currently prohibit the operations of daily fantasy sports platforms are Montana, Idaho, Washington, Nevada, and Hawaii.

With the focus of legislation shifting to the growth of sports betting in many states, it is unlikely that we will see a resolution within these five states anytime soon. Despite this, prize pools across the country continue to grow and more and more people are getting comfortable playing daily fantasy sports. The emergence of sports betting has only introduced more users to the marketplace, and gotten even more people integrated into the world of fantasy sports.

The four main American sports continue to be front and center for popularity, but many niche sports are starting to rise. Golf and Nascar have grown wildly in popularity, especially the PGA, as they have embraced the DFS culture, seeing a growth in their popularity. DraftKings has offered up their popular Millionaire Maker tournaments for several of the major golf tournaments. There are also other niche sports like soccer, MMA, and Esports that get plenty of attention from the DFS community. Prize pools and contest selections continue to rise across these categories, a significant win for these sports. With the popularity growth of PGA, many of these sports will be hoping for the same.

We have seen different contests introduced over the year as single-game slates have become the new rage. This is a new way to play DFS as you can build a roster from one single game. Prize pools have escalated from the beginning of the year as many were not entirely sold on this new style of play but have grown to love it. Both FanDuel and DraftKings offer similar products and have grabbed hold of the industry. Yahoo remains the third option but is certainly struggling to get onto the same level. There has also been no change in Yahoo's ability to operate in Florida, despite FanDuel and DraftKings being able to.

Over the past few years, we have seen many startups try and enter as a third or fourth main DFS site, but most have fallen short. FantasyDraft remains the fourth option behind the leading two and Yahoo. They have done a great job at appealing to the more casual user and building their product. During what has been a rough time for many businesses, it is no surprise we haven't seen any sites begin. That might change once we become more stable economically. DraftKings and FanDuel continue to partner with American sports teams as they further their takeover of the market.

Sports Betting - The Next Frontier

The United States is certainly behind in the legality of sports betting compared to other countries, but we are beginning to see a rise in legal sports betting and legal mobile sports betting. You used to have to fly somewhere to place a bet on casino ground for sports betting, but now things have changed. In over 15 states, we have now seen legalized betting or the beginning stages where bills have been passed, and now things are set up for operations. Sports betting has tied into daily fantasy sports as both DraftKings and FanDuel have launched their sportsbook. This is groundbreaking as they offer mobile betting, as you can now wager from the comfort of your own home.

Sportsbooks are seeing a ton of growth with mobile sports betting, as expected. This is a significant plus for the average American who wants to wager bets but doesn't have the luxury or desire to walk into a casino. We have already seen many appeals, with both FanDuel and DraftKings seeing steady growth in new users, and states continue to pile up to get on board. Online sportsbooks are also in play as BetMGM and William Hill make it more accessible to the common user. If you are reading this and are curious about what all the hype is about, there are new user bonuses that allow you to get your feet wet with house money. This is, of course, if you are a resident within one of these states.

With FanDuel and DraftKings coming from a fantasy sports background, we have seen immense growth in the number of bets you can wager on. There generally has been the standard money line and over/under type bets, alongside a spread, but now things are changing. Same-game parlays are a significant way to focus on a single game in terms of game props and player props. There are endless amounts of combinations that can now be parlayed, which was not the case in the past. This is all in addition to future bets and combo bets where you can make a great chunk of change in various ways.

As we look towards the future, the sky is the limit. Some key states still need to battle out within legislature, and often tribal casinos can get in the way of that. California and Arizona are two states where that is often the battle. However, bills continue to come across, and as other states begin to legalize and be rewarded with tax dollars, those states should fall in line. In totality, 11 states launched sports betting over the last calendar year.

A large increase in legalization can come from how involved the major sports leagues are. The NBA has always been ahead of the curve compared to other leagues, and Adam Silver is beginning to take the initiative. We have seen individual sports teams partner up with sportsbooks. This all needs to be observed as proper regulation is the key to long term success. The NFL and MLB have taken a step back in sports betting, although that might change soon as popularity has fallen a bit. While you can wager bets on college games, the NCAA remains firm on its stance against legalized sports betting. No surprise as the NCAA has tried to ban daily fantasy sports and also keep their income off these kids to themselves.

Overall we see great strides in something that should have been legal all along. The 2018 federal ban on sports betting that was put in place back in 1992 was lifted, and this began a resurgence in pushes for legalization. If you are in a state with no legal sports betting, there are various ways to reach your local congressman or congresswoman to state your opinion on the change. This is the best way to help bring change, as your voice can spark action.

Daily Fantasy Cafe Fantasy & Betting Resources

Daily Fantasy Cafe has been involved in the daily fantasy sports community since the early stages. It provided one of the first earlier optimizers for all major sports and has had a writing team providing content for 5+ years now with a proven track record in winning. In addition to the content, there are plenty of tools and guides to help you become a winning daily fantasy player. For new users or even advanced users, you can find strategies for major sports and how to attack cash games or tournaments. Pairing this with the writing team and optimizer tools we offer, you can be set up for some major success. Every site has its strengths and weaknesses when it comes to operating games or sports betting. Our review pages can help you decide which is the best option for you and give you a preview of what to expect before signing up.

Daily Fantasy Strategy Pages

DFC offers strategy pages for MLB, NBA, NHL, and NFL. You can get an in-depth look at how to attack cash games or tournaments. There are many different ways you can go, and being versatile in your knowledge on how to build lineups, can give you an edge. Each slate is going to be built differently and require you to adapt in lineup building. This is what we strive for as we want to teach you the process of building lineups and what to look for instead of just handing out plays and doing the work for you. There are various ways to create a lineup, like stacking a team or a balanced approach. For those looking to play multiple lineups, and many do, you can expand your ability to build and create some unique lineups to give you an edge.

Research is a lot of the battle when it comes to daily fantasy sports, and that is something we can help with. If you have some time for the day and can take time to research, you will need to learn how to efficiently analyze the slate and know what to look for. For example, MLB has a lot that goes into it, but if you know what stats to pay attention to, it makes it a lot easier to research, and also makes it not become a lengthy task. We show you our shortcuts as well as they have helped us over the years. Vegas plays a big part in how we view players and teams for our lineup but using them as an initial starting point for research. You can cut out time by avoiding teams you don't want to target. Many people have asked about bankroll management over the years, and everybody will have a different answer and approach. Our strategy guides offer some other ways of managing your bankroll, but ultimately, the final decision is yours and what type of player you want to be.

Daily Fantasy Optimizers

Lineup optimizers have become a major way to build lineups over the years. It is often quicker for those who don't have the time to sit down and build lineups or research yet still want to play. Optimizers are still best utilized with some human interaction. Still, we incorporate some unique models, research, and an elite algorithm that maximizes projections and player salaries to give you a strong lineup. While we offer up various projections to use, we also give you the option to use your own. Optimizers have plenty of data to help you get caught up on the slate.

Looking at the NBA optimizer, for example, there is more to it than just projections. Our models can be selected based on aspects like Vegas totals to position matchups, giving a little bump to projections or a possible decrease. This takes an already in-depth projection and changes based on something you might value a bit more heavily. There are also columns of information columns that we have narrowed down to be the most key for what makes a player a good player. We also highlight their floor and ceiling projections and give you some recent data and projections to work with as well.

Once lineups have been generated, we make it easy to bring them over to the site of your choosing to do the work for you. After lineups have been generated, you can still edit a lineup and look at what changes when you swap between different projections. Even if you don't want to transfer them over, you can save them under your user log. The optimizers for all sports have all the needs to build, research, and generate lineups.

Fantasy Research

Part of researching fantasy players and stats can be done right from Daily Fantasy Cafe. For fantasy football, you can see how players are doing on a per snap or touch basis and look at how many snaps they are playing, which is critical for scoring fantasy points. With all the different scoring and sites in the mix for fantasy, we make sure to cover the formats and sites to get you what you are looking for. Knowing depth charts and rosters is also extremely important for success in fantasy sports and sports betting. It seems simple, but not knowing a backup or who will step into targets can set you behind if you are unaware.

Going into the player pages, you can get a color-coded look at how they rank in the league for key stats. You can then dive into their career numbers and how they have produced. This can be useful for season-long fantasy football or daily fantasy football. For those in legal states for sports betting, you will be a better bettor if you know how the team's rosters and depth charts are set up.

Website Reviews & Promotions

With daily fantasy sports and sports betting in full swing, we want to give you an in-depth look at each site and what they bring to the table. Each review on sites and apps will show you a quick rating from the interface to customer support. We then dive into design, promo offers, depositing and withdrawal options, and how to get started as a new user. Each site also provides different roster formats and contest selections. They also have other scoring formats to go over.

For sports betting, each state will have different apps that can operate within the state. This is a changing list month-to-month as multiple sportsbooks try and seek approval in the legal states. If you are a Colorado resident, head to our Colorado Sportsbook App section to check out what sites operate in the state and how we rate them. We have reviewed multiple sites to give you a look at our favorites. You can also claim their bonus from our site if you are a new user.

Promos are a great way for a new user to get involved in daily fantasy sports and sports betting. Every site offers a unique bonus, which you can access through our sites. There will also be promo news throughout the year, even for already established users, and different events to keep track of. We also continue to see sites that offer unique contests and selections that might miss the average user. Stay informed with our reviews, news, and promo offers.

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