At last report, FanDuel was in the final testing stages to launch their online and mobile betting platform in Pennsylvania. They apparently passed with flying colors as they are now live in the Keystone State with online betting along with a mobile app available for both iOS and Android.
Pennsylvania becomes the second state where FanDuel online and mobile betting is available along with New Jersey. The operate in Pennsylvania in partnership with Valley Forge Casino Resort and operate a ‘brick and mortar’ book at the property. FanDuel has a deal with Valley Forge owner Boyd Gaming so you can expect them to show up at more of the company’s properties as regulatory conditions permit. FanDuel’s involvement with Boyd Gaming is somewhat interesting–Boyd gaming operates their own sports betting operations in Nevada. Could we see FanDuel operating the sportsbook at The Orleans and other Las Vegas area Boyd properties at some point in the future?
The FanDuel online and app platform offers all of the stuff you’d expect from a sports betting including parlays, teasers, etc. Live wagering is also offered as well as the ‘early cash out’ feature where players can settle bets for a lesser amount while the game is still in progress. The ‘early cash out’ is extremely popular at European facing books so it was just a matter of time before it showed up here. Pennsylvania customers will also have an easy time moving money in and out including via debit/credit card, bank transfer and even PayPal.
Mike Raffensperger, CMO of FanDuel Group, had these comments about the launch:
“We’re leveraging our expertise in creating world-class fantasy and sports betting experiences to build the best online sports betting platform in the state of Pennsylvania. We became the number one sports betting operator in New Jersey by focusing on the customer experience and we can’t wait for sports fans in Pennsylvania to join the party.”
FanDuel has been busy lately–in addition to opening their first brick and mortar location in New York State at Tioga Downs they’ve signed a high profile sponsorship deal with the Breeders’ Cup.