FanDuel is to debut its first sportsbook in the state of Pennsylvania, as the group teams with Boyd Gaming to announce its grand opening at the Valley Forge Casino Resort.
Located in Montgomery County, in close proximity to Philadelphia, the FanDuel Sportsbook is to officially open to the public today (Wednesday 13 March), with Brent Celek, former Tight End of the Philadelphia Eagles, placing the ceremonial first bet following the ribbon cutting ceremony.
Matt King, CEO of FanDuel Group, said of the new agreement and imminent debut within the Keystone State: “Opening the FanDuel Sportsbook at Valley Forge Casino Resort is the start of FanDuel Group’s retail sports betting expansion in partnership, with Boyd Gaming.
“Our experience operating the top sportsbook in New Jersey at the Meadowlands Racetrack will serve us well as we enter Philadelphia, and compete for customers in an area with some of the most passionate and knowledgeable sports fans.”
Within the new offering seven teller windows are to be feature, alongside 29 video displays, two sports tickers and seating for more than 30 customers.
FanDuel will provide its risk and trading platform, in addition to managing the location in partnership with Boyd Gaming and Valley Forge Casino Resort.
Keith Smith, president and CEO of Boyd Gaming, commented: “In less than a year, FanDuel has established itself as the leading sports-betting brand in a competitive New Jersey market.
“We look forward to bringing their market-leading product to Valley Forge, and are confident the FanDuel Sportsbook will serve as a powerful draw for new and existing customers throughout the Philadelphia market.”
“We are excited to partner with FanDuel Group and bring a sports betting experience to our guests,” added Dave Zerfing, general manager of Valley Forge Casino Resort.
“Located next to our gaming floor, which has recently been expanded with 250 new slot machines, we take pride in continuing to enhance our amenities and offerings here at Valley Forge Casino Resort.”