Boyd & Cordish to roll-out FanDuel sportsbooks in Louisiana & Maryland


FanDuel has unveiled collaborations with Boyd Gaming and The Cordish Companies, which will see the sports betting and gaming firm swell its US sportsbook footprint further still.

Alongside the former, it has been confirmed that the opening of a FanDuel Sportsbook at the Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel in Vinton will take place on Thursday 9 December, pending regulatory approvals. 

The launch will feature a special ribbon cutting ceremony with Pro Football Hall of Famer Randy White, who will place a ceremonial first bet at the new sportsbook at 3 pm.

Sports fans from Louisiana and neighboring states will be able to place bets at the newly designed 2,000 square foot retail location that features three live betting windows, 30 self-service betting terminals, 22 video displays and seating for more than 40 customers.

Furthermore, one day later the Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland will officially launch legal sports betting in Maryland. The grand opening of the FanDuel Sportsbook at Sports and Social Maryland is subject to regulatory approvals.  

This grand opening will also host a special ribbon cutting ceremony, this time featuring Pro Football Hall of Famer Ed Reed, who will place the ceremonial first bet at the new sportsbook at 9:30 am. 

The 14,000 square foot sports lounge will feature a 100-foot-wide media screen as its centerpiece for some of the best sports watching in the region. Sports & Social Maryland also has two main bars, luxury viewing chairs, and VIP areas surrounded by the largest casino in the state of Maryland.  

The FanDuel Sportsbook will feature five betting windows, one VIP window and 26 self-service betting kiosks. 

Earlier in the day, Gaming and Leisure Properties entered into a strategic relationship that will see the group acquire the real estate assets of three Cordish Companies Live! casino facilities for $1.81bn.

This will see the firm gain the real property assets of Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland, Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia, and Live! Casino Pittsburgh, including applicable long-term ground leases.