It was only a matter of time before FanDuel and Boyd Gaming Properties extended their sports betting partnership. These two companies recently teamed up to open up a sportsbook in the state of Pennsylvania, and now they will look to do the same in the Midwest.
FanDuel and Boyd Gaming Properties recently announced their plans to open up four new FanDuel Sportsbooks at sites in Indiana and Iowa. Both of these states just recently legalized sports betting, and the time is right for these two sports betting giants to cash in and make their mark on the industry.
The FanDuel Sportsbook at the Valley Forge Casino Resort was opened in March, and the sportsbook has been getting terrific reviews since opening. This sportsbook is located in King of Prussia, Pa., and there is a lot of competition in the market in Pennsylvania.
These two companies also combined to offer a mobile sportsbook this summer that is offered to all residents of Pennsylvania. The two companies are planning on offering a mobile sportsbook betting option in both Iowa and Indiana as well, but there are several other steps that must be taken before that can happen.
Boyd Gaming currently has two properties in the state of Indiana, and two in the state of Iowa as well. Blue Chip Casino Hotel in Michigan City, Ind., is one of the locations that will be getting a new sportsbook, as well as Belterra Casino Resort in the city of Florence, Ind.
Diamond Jo Casino in Northwood, Iowa, is one of the spots that will be opening up a new sportsbook, and the Diamond Jo Casino in Dubuque, Iowa, is the other location.
Not Done Yet
The Midwest is the current focus of both FanDuel and Boyd Gaming, but don’t expect them to stop there. Boyd Gaming currently owns properties in 15 states throughout the country, and they are planning on partnering with FanDuel to open up sportsbooks and bring mobile sports betting to all of them that they can.
These companies were able to get these brand new sportsbooks opened up just in time for the 2019 NFL season to begin, and they held large celebrations and honorary “first-bets” at all of them.
All four Boyd Gaming locations had former NFL stars in attendance to celebrate the opening of the new sportsbooks. Chicago Bears Hall of Famer Brian Urlacher was in attendance at the Blue Chip Casino Hotel to place the first bet at that establishment.
Ken Anderson, a former Cincinnati Bengals quarterback, was at the Belterra Resort and had the honors of making their first bet. Green Bay Packers legend Antonio Freeman made the first bet at the Diamond Jo Casino in Dubuque, and John Randle made the first bet at the Diamond Jo Casino in Northwood.
Boyd Gaming Corporation was founded in 1975 and is one of the biggest gambling companies on the market. Boyd currently has over 1.7 million square feet of casino space and has properties in 10 states. FanDuel was established in 2009 and has quickly become one of the top daily fantasy sports operators in the world.