Set to be located at Diamond Jo Casino in Northwood, Boyd Gaming and FanDuel Group have opened their first retail sportsbook in the state of Iowa. 

Boyd and FanDuel, with hopes of further strengthening their partnership, have outlined plans to open sportsbooks at three additional Boyd Gaming properties in the Midwest: Diamond Jo Casino in Dubuque, Iowa; Blue Chip Casino Hotel and Spa in Michigan City, Indiana; and Belterra Casino Resort in Florence, Indiana. 

The new retail location has been placed between the Cashier’s Cage and Big Wheel Bar. It features three betting windows, six video displays including a large video wall, 11 self-service IGT PlaySports betting kiosks and one sports ticker.

FanDuel will provide its proprietary risk and trading technology that leverages the IGT PlaySports platform.  

The new sportsbook will take bets on a number of US sports, including baseball, soccer, football, basketball, golf, boxing, motorsports racing, and more.

The new FanDuel Sportsbook, the first in the Midwest, opened its doors to the public last week with Football Hall of Famer and Minnesota sports legend John Randle placing the ceremonial first bet as part of a ribbon-cutting ceremony. 

The firm also operates the sportsbook at Boyd Gaming’s Valley Forge Casino Resort in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, and recently launched mobile sports betting in Pennsylvania in partnership with Boyd Gaming.