It’s official! FanDuel now has a sportsbook, and it will be the Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia. FanDuel will operate its physical and online sportsbook! Per Pro Football Talk, FanDuel CEO Matt King said the company is “honored to be selected to provide wagering for an iconic resort, the Greenbrier Resort”, adding FanDuel had been “working to build out a top sports betting product prior to the NFL season”.
Looking forward to our partnership. https://t.co/n7GVGJg0pJ
— Matt King (@Matt_W_King) June 26, 2018
FanDuel had actually merged with the UK’s Paddy Power Betfair gambling company just about a month ago, so it’s no surprise to see them enter the US market as quickly as they have. It was just a week ago West Virginia gave the OK to sports betting, which will allow them to add sportsbooks to their four main casinos before the popular NFL season begins. FanDuel is now the face of BetFair US in the states. Expect to see many sportsbooks with the FanDuel brand across the country as regulation finds its way to more states.
Apart from West Virginia, BetFair US / FanDuel will power the sportsbook at Meadowlands Racetrack, which will open its doors to Sports Betting a day earlier than initially anticipated. With the World Cup Final on July 15th (the initial launch date), perhaps they are anticipating more action on the event with doors opening earlier. With no Sunday racing, and the tracks biggest race day of the year taking place on July 14th (the new launch date), they expect more heads to make their way over as they open the doors to sports betting in the heart of the tri-state area.
Don’t forget, FanDuel’s long lost friend from the DFS industry, DraftKings, will be launching the DraftKings Sportsbook in NJ next month. As always, more to come on these historic developments.
|LOCATION||SPORTSBOOK||ONLINE / MOBILE SPORTS||SPORTS BETTING TECH||LAUNCH DATE|
|Borgata||Open||Rumor is week of 8/13/18||IGT||Open|
|Ocean Resort||Open||Yes - launch TBA||William Hill||Open|
|Monmouth Park||Open||Yes - launch TBA||William Hill||Open|
|Meadowlands||Open||Yes - launch TBA||BetFair with FanDuel||Open|
|Bally's||Open||Yes - launch TBA||Scientific Games||Open|
|Harrah's||Open||Yes - launch TBA||Scientific Games||Open|
|Resorts||August 15th||Yes - launch TBA||DraftKings and SB Tech||August 15th|
|Golden Nugget||August 15th||Yes - launch TBA||SBTech||August 15th|
|Caesars||Summer 2018||888Sport||Scientific Games||Mid-August|