FanDuel and Boyd set for Nevada debut following licence approvals

FanDuel and Boyd Gaming have revealed plans to expand its land-based presence in the US via its sportsbook debut in the state of Nevada. 

Following the final approval by the Nevada Gaming Commission, FanDuel and Boyd will open a FanDuel Sportsbook at the Fremont Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas early next year, as part of the latter’s ongoing $50m expansion of the property. 

FanDuel Group’s subsidiary, Betfair Interactive US, received approval from the Nevada Gaming Commission for an operator of information service licence and a manufacturer/distributor licence. 

Moreover, Betfair Interactive also received a recommendation of approval from the Nevada Gaming Control Board on August 10.

Based near the Third Street entrance, close to the Filament Bar, the FanDuel Sportsbook at Fremont Casino will stretch over 2,300 square feet and serve as a one-stop-shop for fans to experience sporting events while placing wagers. 

The sportsbook will be open year-round and feature four betting windows, two LED video walls, a 40-foot bar, 15 tables, two drink rails, seating for 76 customers, 14 odds/promo screens and seven IGT PlaySports self-service betting kiosks. 

FanDuel’s Sportsbook expansion into Nevada marks the 17th state in which it features, joining Arizona, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, Kansas, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington, Washington DC and West Virginia. 

Of those states, the opening of the Fremont sportsbook will expand the Boyd/FanDuel partnership to eight states including properties in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Pennsylvania.